MACKWORTH, Sir Thomas, 3rd Bt. (1624-94), of Normanton, Rutland

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

Dates

11 Nov. 1680 - Jan. 1681
1685 - 1687
1689 - 28 Nov. 1694

Family and Education

b. 1 May 1624, 1st s. of Sir Henry Mackworth, 2nd Bt., of Normanton by Mary, da. of Robert Hopton† of Witham Friary, Som. and coh. to her bro. Sir Ralph Hopton†, 1st Baron Hopton of Stratton.  educ. travelled abroad (France, Low Countries) 1644–6.  m. (1) Dorothy (d. c.1658), da. of George Darell of Colehill, Little Chart, Kent, 1s. d.v.p. 2da. (1 d.v.p.); (2) settlement 11/12 July 1661, Anne (d. 1696), da. of Humphrey Mackworth of Betton Grange, Salop, 4s. (3 d.v.p.) 4da.  suc. fa. as 3rd Bt. 24 Aug. 1640.1

Offices Held

Commr. oyer and terminer, Midland circuit July 1660, enclosures, Deeping fen 1665; sheriff, Rutland 1666–7.

Biography

Mackworth, a former Royalist ‘delinquent’, had been classed as ‘honest’ by Lord Shaftesbury when returned in 1679, and although absent from the division on the Exclusion bill later showed himself an opponent of King Jame