MAULEVERER, Sir Thomas, 3rd Bt. (c.1643-87), of Allerton Mauleverer, Yorks.
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b. c.1643, 1st s. of Sir Richard Mauleverer, 2nd Bt. m. Katherine, da. and h. of Sir Miles Stapleton of Wighill, Yorks., s.p.; 1s. illegit. suc. fa. July 1675.
Commr. for assessment, Yorks. (W. Riding) 1673-80, maj. of militia ft. by 1677-?d., j.p. and dep. lt. 1680-d.1
Capt. indep. tp. 1685.2
Mauleverer first stood unsuccessfully for Aldborough as court candidate at a by-election in July 1678. He represented Boroughbridge, where he had inherited a natural interest, in the Exclusion Parliaments. Shaftesbury marked him ‘base’, but his only committee was for the inquiry into the Post Office on 10 May 1679, and he was absent from the division on the exclusion bill. However, he was denounced in the second Exclusion Parliament as an Abhorrer, and probably never took his seat in it or in the Oxford Parliament. He was one of the Yorkshire gentlemen who employed an agent in February 1684 to find grounds for a quo warranto against York, much to the indignation of the trimmer Sir John Reresby, who had the corporation well in hand. He was re-elected in 1685, and included by Danby among the Opposition. In James II’s Parliament he was named only to the committee of elections and privileges. He raised a troop of horse against Monmouth’s invasion, but when he was closeted with Sir Thomas Slingsby over the King’s ecclesiastical policy they ‘both went up with intentions not to be shaken’. He died before he could be removed from county office, and was buried in Westminster Abbey on 13 Aug. 1687, the last of the family to enter Parliament.3