SLADE, Thomas (d.1580), of Huntingdon and the Middle Temple, London.

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

1st s. of Richard Slade of Huntingdon by Elizabeth, da. of John Spencer of Beds. educ. M. Temple 1558, called by 1567. m. Clayes Bellikin Clampe, ?da. of Philip Clampe (d.1559), of Huntingdon and Brampton, Hunts., 2da. suc. fa. 1557.

Offices Held

Of counsel to Huntingdon by 1572; j.p. Hunts. from c.1573.


Like his father, from whom he inherited land in five Huntingdonshire parishes, Slade was a lawyer. His chamber at the Temple overlooked Temple Lane. In 1576 he helped to provide the reader’s feast, but the following year he was fined for not taking his place at ‘the cupboard’ to assist the reader, a duty all senior barristers were expected to undertake. Shortly afterwards he was fined £5, perhaps for not taking his own turn as reader. As legal adviser to Huntingdon Slade would have been an obvious man for the borough to return to Parliament. He was himself present at the election. No record has been found of any activity by Slade in the first two sessions of the Parliament, and he died before the third, administration of his estate being granted in 1580.

Vis. Hunts. (Cam. Soc. xliii), 20; SP12/145/18; PCC 13 Wrastley; M. T. Recs. i. passim; E. Griffith, Huntingdon Recs. 94, 100; VCH Hunts. ii. 128; iii. 13; S. C. Lomas, Edwardian Inventories for Hunts. (Alcuin Club Colls. vii), 52-3; Feet of Fines Hunts. ed. Turner (Camb. Antiq. Soc. Pubs. oct. ser. xxxvii), 165, 169; Hunts. Wills (Brit. Rec. Soc. Index Lib. xlii), 147.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: M.R.P.


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