Modyford, Sir Thomas, first baronet
- Nuala Zahedieh
Modyford, Sir Thomas, first baronet (c. 1620–1679), planter and colonial governor, was the seventh child and eldest son of John Modyford, alderman and mayor of Exeter, and his wife, Maria, daughter of Thomas Walker, alderman of Exeter. He trained at Lincoln's Inn and worked as a barrister until the outbreak of the civil war, in which he served as a colonel in the king's army. The opportunism which marked his entire career was soon apparent. Captured at ...