HANBURY, Thomas (c.1572-1618), of Mapledurham, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1572, 1st s. of Thomas Hanbury of Buriton, auditor of the Exchequer, by his 2nd w. Blanche, da. of Robert Bowyer of Chichester, Suss. educ. Hart Hall, Oxf. 1584. m. (1) Barbara, da. and coh. of Robert Wright of East Meon, 1s.; (2) Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Greg of ‘Brodley’ (?Bradley), 4s. 2da. suc. fa. 1611.

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Hanbury’s father was an Exchequer official who set up as a country gentleman, purchasing the manors of Corhampton and Mapledurham in 1596, and the lordship of the borough of Petersfield in 1597. Unlike the previous lord of the borough, Richard Weston I, who lived in Surrey, he vigorously asserted his privileges, bringing, in the early years of James’s reign, several legal actions against the inhabitants. It is not surprising, therefore, that he should have put his son into Parliament for Petersfield in the first election following his purchase of the lordship. The son did not succeed to the office of auditor, which, in his last years, his father had discharged through a deputy. He received confirmation, by royal grant, 11 Apr. 1611, of his estates in Corhampton, Buriton and Petersfield, paying £20, the Crown having had some claim to the reversion of the properties. He died intestate in 1618, being succeeded by his son, also Thomas, then aged eleven.

Vis. Hants. (Harl. Soc. lxiv), 225; E403/1693; E315/309; VCH Hants, iii. 85, 114, 115, 247, 249; PCC 51 Wood; CSP Dom. 1603-10, p. 115; T. C. Wilks, Hist. Hants, iii. 319.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: R.C.G.