Thomas Cornwall

Sir Thomas Cornwall (1468–1537) was the 8th feudal baron of Burford. He was knighted in 1497.[i]

He was born the son of Sir Edmund Cornwall of Burford, Shropshire. He succeeded his father in 1489, was knighted at the Battle of Blackheath in 1497,[1] and made a knight banneret in 1513.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire for 1502–03 and 1514–15 and High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1505–06, 1515–16, 1519–20 and 1531–32. He represented Shropshire at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Shropshire in 1529.[2]

He married Anne, the daughter of Sir Richard Corbet of Moreton Corbet; they had two sons and three daughters. Their son Richard also became an MP and sheriff.[3]


  1. ^ dates of birth vary to 1472 to 1474 according to other sources


  1. ^ Foljambe, Cecil George; Reade, Compton (1908). The House of Cornewall. Hereford: Jakeman and Carver. pp. 203–208.
  2. ^ Harding, Alan (1982). "Cornwall, Sir Thomas (1472/74-1537)". In Bindoff, S. T. (ed.). The House of Commons 1509-1558. The History of Parliament Trust.
  3. ^ Mosley, Charles (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Genealogical Publishing Ltd. p. 1229.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not Known
Member of Parliament for Shropshire
With: John Blount
Succeeded by
Richard Trentham
Second member unknown