ROUS, Sir Thomas, 1st Bt. (1608-76), of Rous Lench, Worcs.

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

Family and Education

b. 27 Mar. 1608, 1st s. of Sir John Rous of Rous Lench; bro. of John Rous II. educ. Brasenose, Oxf. 1626, BA (Corpus) 1628; M. Temple 1628. m. (1) by 1634, Jane (d. 1656), da. of Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth Castle, Staffs., 1s., 2da.; (2) 24 May 1659, Frances (d. 20 June 1667), da. and coh. of David Murray, tailor, of St. Clement Danes, Mdx., 2s. 1da.; (3) 28 Apr. 1670, Anne, da. of Michael Biddulph of Lichfield, Staffs., wid. of Peter Birkinhead, merchant, of Stoke, Warws., s.p. cr. Bt. 23 July 1641; suc. fa. 1645.1

Offices Held

Member of county committee, Worcs. 1645; commr. for assessment, Worcs. 1647-52, 1657, Jan. 1660-1, 1664 9, Warws. 1661-3, militia, Worcs. 1648, 1659, Mar. 1660; sheriff, Worcs. Apr.-Nov. 16