SECKFORD, Thomas II (d.c.1579), of Ludlow, Salop.

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

7th s. of Thomas Seckford and bro. of Thomas I. m., at least 1s.

Offices Held

Jt. (with Thomas Somerset) porter and keeper of prison, council in the marches of Wales 1563; steward of household, council in the marches of Wales 1569-74; steward of Marshalsea ct. from 1570.


Seckford was a servant of his relative, Sir Henry Sidney, whom he accompanied to Ireland, and it was as ‘receiver and servant to Sir Henry Sidney’ that he presented the household accounts of the council in the marches. Seckford was thus well-placed to be returned to the 1572 Parliament for Bridgnorth. He was licensed to depart 24 May 1572. His death must have occurred before 13 Feb. 1579, when a by-election was held to replace him.

Vis. Suff. ed. Metcalfe; PCC 4 Rutland; paper on the Seckfords read by P. Chandler before the Soc. of Antiquaries, 2 June 1923; C142/175/69; CPR, 1560-3, p. 611; 1569-72, p. 14; DNB (which conflates the two brothers, and confuses them with their father); HMC De L’Isle and Dudley, i. 358-61, 381, 385-6; P. H. Williams, Council in the Marches of Wales, 128; CJ, i. 98.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.J.C.


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.