THURSTON, Alexander (d.c.1611), of Norwich, Norf.

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

s. of Edmund Thurston, grocer, of Norwich.

Offices Held

Freeman, Norwich 1575, sheriff 1587-8, alderman 1589, mayor 1600-1.


There is little to say about Thurston, who filled the usual corporation offices, and once represented Norwich in Parliament. As one of the Norwich burgesses he could have sat on committees concerned with the penal laws (2 Nov. 1601), the main business (3 Nov.), and the true payment of tithes at Norwich (27 Nov.). His will, made 28 Feb. 1619 and proved by one Thomas Holle on 3 May 1621, mentions no wife or children.

P. Millican, Norwich Freemen, 73; H. Le Strange, Norf. Official Lists, 109-10; Norwich corp. claviour’s bk. 1589; The Walloons and their Church in Norwich (Hug. Soc. i), 11, pt. 2, p. 161; D’Ewes, 622, 624, 654; PCC 37 Dale.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Roger Virgoe