THROCKMORTON, Simon (d.1585), of Brampton, Hunts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Apr. 1554

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3rd s. of Richard Throckmorton of Higham Ferrers, Northants. by Joan, da. of Humphrey Beaufoe of Whilton, Northants. m. by 1547, 2s.

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Throckmorton was one of the family of Coughton, Warwickshire, his father’s brother being Sir George Throckmorton, who married Katherine, daughter of Nicholas, 1st Baron Vaux of Harrowden. By 1559 he owned the manor of Fosters in Brampton, which he had bought from Gerard Foster and others in 1550, but Throckmorton never attained the commission of the peace and was not really of knight of the shire status. His election for the county in 1559 he owed to a friend of his father, and his own fellow-Member, Sir Robert Tyrwhitt. Throckmorton alienated the Brampton property in September 1559 to Sir Roger Woodhouse but this may have been only a conveyance under the Statute of Uses, as his son and heir Robert Throckmorton succeeded to it in 1585. Throckmorton was almost certainly a Catholic (another reason for his not becoming a j.p., at any rate under Elizabeth), and the remainder of his life was passed in comparative obscurity. He died on 27 Mar. 1585.

Harl. 1179 f. 123; Vis. Hunts. (Cam. Soc. xliiii), 123-4; Vis Warws. (Harl. Soc. xii), 203; Baker, Northants. i. 232; CPR, 1549-51, p. 245: C142/210/93

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