THYNNE, Sir Thomas (c.1610-c.69), of Richmond, Surr.

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

Family and Education

b. c.1610, 3rd but 2nd surv. s. of Sir Thomas Thynne by 1st w.; bro. of Sir James Thynne. educ. Magdalen Hall, Oxf. matric. 28 June 1620, aged 10; M. Temple 1629, called 1637. m. 6 Sept. 1642, Stuart, da. and h. of Walter Balcanquhall, DD, dean of Durham 1639-45, 3s. (2 d.v.p.) 2 da. Kntd. c. 19 Aug. 1642.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Wilts. Aug. 1660-1, Surr. 1663-d., Glos. 1665-d., sewers, Bedford level 1662-3.2


Thynne was left £1,000 p.a. by his father. He seems to have taken no part in the Civil War; he was assessed at £4,000 by the committee for the advance of money in 1646, but no proceedings were taken. In 1659 his steward and butler were ordered to be arrested and his house at Richmond searched for royalist suspects. Unlike his brother, he was eligible for election to the Convention under the Long Parliament ordinance, and took his seat in the House after a double return at Hindon with the regicide Edmund Ludlow had been resolved in his favour on the merits of the election. He was marked as a friend by Lord Wharton, but left no trace on the records of Parliament, apart from securing leave ‘to go into the country’ on 7 Aug. 1660, and he did not stand again. Thynne probably died soon after 14 Oct. 1669, when he dictated a codicil to his will but was unable to sign it.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: M. W. Helms / John. P. Ferris


  • 1. Durham Cathedral Reg. (Harl. Soc. Reg. xxiii), 37; Richmond Par. Reg. (Surr. Par. Reg. Soc. i), 45, 46, 50, 208, 209, 211, 213.
  • 2. S. Wells, Drainage of the Bedford Level, i. 350.