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Thorpe, Thomaslocked

(d. 1461)
  • Henry Summerson

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Thorpe, Thomas (d. 1461), administrator and speaker of the House of Commons, was of unknown parentage, but was almost certainly a native of Northamptonshire, where he later acquired the manor of Barnwell All Saints. He obtained employment in the exchequer, where by about 20 July 1437 he was a summoner. He probably owed his subsequent advancement to the patronage of the ...

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