DYKE, Sir Thomas (1619-69), of Horeham, Waldron, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Constituency

Dates

1661 - 13 Dec. 1669

Family and Education

b. 10 Dec. 1619, 3rd s. of Thomas Dyke (d.1632), of Cranbrook, Kent by Joan, da. and coh. of Thomas Walsh of Horeham. educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1635; I. Temple 1636. m. 7 Aug. 1639, Catherine (d.1695), da. of Sir John Bramston, l.c.j.K.b., of Skreens, Roxwell, Essex, 3s. (1 d.v.p.) 9da. suc. bro. 1638; kntd. 19 June 1641.1

Offices Held

Commr. for militia, Suss. Mar. 1660, oyer and terminer, Home circuit July 1660; j.p. Suss. July 1660-d., dep. lt. Aug. 1660-d., commr. for assessment Aug. 1660-d., sewers, Wittersham marshes Dec. 1660.2

Biography

Dyke’s family, though widespread in the south east, was of little account before his father acquired the manor of Horeham, 15 miles from Seaford, by marriage. His own marriage and his knighthood on the eve of the Civil War suggest royalist sympathies, but he managed to avoid involvement either in the war or in Cavalier plotting during the Interregnum, devoting himself to