Thomas Rouse

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Sir Thomas Rouse, 1st Baronet (27 March 1608 – 26 May 1676) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1654 and 1660 and supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War.


Rouse was the son of Sir John Rouse of Rouse Lench, Worcestershire who was MP in 1626. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford on 20 October 1626 and was awarded BA from Corpus Christi, Oxford on 31 January 1628. Also in 1628, he entered Middle Temple. He was created Baronet Rouse of Rouse Lench on 23 July 1641.[1]

Rouse was added to the Committee for Worcestershire in 1645 and was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1648.[1] In 1654, he was elected Member of Parliament for Worcestershire in the First Protectorate Parliament.[2] He was an assessment commissioner in 1656 and was also Custos Rotulorum in 1656.[1]

In 1660, Rouse was elected MP for Evesham in the Convention Parliament.[2] He became a J.P. on 10 July 1660.[1]

Rouse died at the age of 67 and was buried at Rouse Lench, where there is a monument.

Rouse married firstly Jane Ferrers daughter of Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth Castle, secondly Frances Murray daughter of David Murray and thirdly Ann.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Salwey
John James
Member of Parliament for Worcestershire
With: Edward Pytts
Nicholas Lechmere
John Bridges 1654
Talbot Badger 1654
James Berry 1656
John Nanfan 1656
Succeeded by
Nicholas Lechmere
Thomas Foley
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Rouse Lench)
Succeeded by
Edward Rouse