Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton


Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton

Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton (1495 to 23 August 1568) was born in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Wharton of Wharton Hall and his wife Agnes Warcup. In 1518 he married Eleanor Stapleton, daughter of Sir Bryan Stapleton of Wighill. In 1531 he purchased the manor of Healaugh, where he resided for the latter part of his life.

He is best known for his victory at Solway Moss for which he was given a barony by Henry VIII. He is, however, still vilified in the vicinity of Kirkby Stephen for having demolished the town of Wharton because it marred his view of the valley. Sir Thomas died in 1568 at Healaugh.

References

*cite book | title = The Whartons of Wharton Hall | author = Wharton, Edward Ross | year = 1898 | location= Oxford | publisher=Oxford University Press
*cite book | title = The Wharton Sleeve | author = Wharton, Nathan Earl | year = 1949 | location= San Marino, Calif. | publisher=privately published manuscript
*cite book | title = Good Lord Wharton | author = Dale, Bryan | year = 1906 | location= London | publisher=The Congregational Union of England and Wales


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