Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSir Thomas PELHAM 2nd Bart, 12396
FatherSir Thomas PELHAM 1st Bart , 12561 (1540-1624)
MotherMary WALSINGHAM , 12562 (1564-1624)
ChildrenJohn , 1829 (1623-1703)
FatherSir Henry VANE , 12425
ChildrenNicholas , 12426
Notes for Sir Thomas PELHAM 2nd Bart
Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Baronet (September 1597 – 1654) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England variously between 1621 and 1654. He supported the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War.

Pelham was the son of Sir Thomas Pelham, 1st Baronet of Halland in Laughton and his wife Mary Walsingham. He was baptised at East Hoathley on 22 September 1597.[1]

Pelham was elected Member of Parliament for East Grinstead in 1621 and held the seat to 1622. In 1624 he was elected M.P. for Sussex in the last parliament of King James I and was re-elected in 1625 in the first parliament of King Charles I.[2] He succeeded to the baronetcy of Laughton, co. Sussex on the death of his father on 2 December 1624.[1]

In April 1640, Pelham was elected Member of Parliament for Sussex in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected in November 1640 for the Long Parliament and sat until he was secluded under Pride's Purge in 1648. In 1654, he was re-elected with his son among others for Sussex in the First Protectorate Parliament.[2]

Pelham died at the age of 57 and was buried at Laughton on 28 August 1654.[1]

Pelham married, firstly, Mary Wilbraham, daughter of Sir Roger Wilbraham. His second wife was Judith Shurley, widow of John Shurley of Lewes and daughter of Sir Robert Honeywood. He married thirdly on 3 June 1640 at Lambeth, London Margaret Vane, daughter of Sir Henry Vane His son John succeeded to the baronetcy.[1]
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