EKINS, Thomas (c.1650-1702), of Rushden, Northants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1698 - 25 Mar. 1702

Family and Education

b. c.1650, 2nd but o. surv. s. of John Ekins of Rushden by Elizabeth, da. of Nicholas Mason of Bletsoe, Beds.  educ. M. Temple 1666, called 1674, bencher 1696. ?m. ?1s.  suc. fa. 1677.1

Offices Held

Receiver, honor of Higham Ferrers 1691–1702.2


Several branches of the Ekins family were extant in Northamptonshire in the later 17th century, but it has proved impossible to determine the one to which this particular Thomas Ekins and his immediate forebears belonged. The manor of Rushden had been acquired by Ekins’ father, who gained local notoriety for