Thomas Birch (English Parliamentarian)

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Thomas Birch (1608 – 5 August 1678) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1656. He fought in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War.

Birch was of Birch Hall Manchester. He was a colonel in parliamentary army and active supporter of the parliamentary cause. He was governor of Liverpool from 1644 to 1655.[1]

In October 1649 Birch was elected Member of Parliament for Liverpool in the Rump Parliament. He was elected MP for Liverpool in the First Protectorate Parliament in 1654 and was re-elected MP for Liverpool again in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament.[2] He retired from public service at the Restoration.[1]

Birch died at the age of 70.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c William Pink The parliamentary representation of Lancashire, (county and borough), 1258-1885, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members
  2. ^ Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet
John Moore
Member of Parliament for Liverpool
1649–1653
With: John Moore 1649–1659
Succeeded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Preceded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Member of Parliament for Liverpool
1654–1656
Succeeded by
Gilbert Ireland
Thomas Blackmore