DARRELL, Thomas (c.1554-1618), of Lillingstone Dayrell, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1554, 1st s. of Paul Darrell of Lillingstone Dayrell by Frances, da. of William Saunders of Welford, Northants. m. Margery, da. and coh. of Robert Horne, bp. of Winchester, 7s. 5da. suc. fa. 1606. Kntd. 1607.

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It is not clear how Darrell came in to Parliament for Bishop’s Castle. Perhaps it was through the influence of his marriage relation, Edward Leighton.

In his will, made 4 May 1617, Darrell referred to a settlement that he had already made on his wife, confirmed his earlier gift of a communion cup to the parish church, left various minor bequests to his younger children and grandchildren and appointed his wife and two of his sons as executors and his brother Walter, and son-in-law Henry St. George, as supervisors. He died 11 Mar. 1618 and was buried at Lillingstone Dayrell.

Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. (ser. 2), x. 37; Vis. Bucks. (Harl. Soc. lviii), 35; Browne Willis, Hist. Bucks. (1755), p. 222; C142/316/30, 434/78; Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxix), 324; PCC 51 Meade.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Patricia Hyde