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Rev Thomas Mallory

Birth
Mobberley, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Death 6 Sep 1671 (aged 66)
Brindle, Chorley Borough, Lancashire, England
Burial Eccleston, Chorley Borough, Lancashire, England
Memorial ID 88621578 · View Source
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He was Dean of Chester Cathedral. When civil war broke out in England, Thomas, who was rector at Northenden, rode immediately to the home of Robert Tatton and joined a small band holding there against Cromwell's forces. They were not well armed and were soon overtaken. Thomas seems to have been taken prisoner at this time. All his property and income were sequestered. In 1660 he petitioned Parliament to regain his property and living. A month later, Charles II being restored to the throne reinstated Thomas and made him a canon of Chester. The following December he was created a Doctor of Divinity and was afterward identified as 'Thomas Mallory the Devine.'

New College, Oxford, 1628, Rector of Northenden, Chelshire, 1635, Canon of Chester, Rector of Eccleston, 1662, Dean of Chester. In 1643-4 he was ejected from his living at Northenden, Chelshire. In 1660 he was presented to a prebendal stall in Chester, which he held until 1662. He was reinstated to Northenden, Chelshire in 1662.

MARRIAGE: He married twice and had many children.
(Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. 1 pt. 2 p. 421)

First marriage was to Jane Holland, daughter of John Holland and they had four sons: John, Thomas, Captain Roger, Francis, and two daughters: Mary and Jane.

From Jane Holland FAG Memorial #138149328:

Name: Jane Holland
Baptism Date: 3 Apr 1608, Parish: St Leonard, Shoreditch, County: Middlesex, Borough: Hackney
Record Type: Christening, Register Type: Parish Register
Parent(s): John Holland

Name: Jane Mallory
Event Type: Burial, Burial Date: 12 Feb 1638
Parish: Northenden, St Wilfred, Parish as it Appears: Northenden St Wilfred Parish Church
Spouse's Name: Tho Mallory
Reference Number: M340/1/1/1, Item Number: 5, Archive Roll: 554

Thank you to FAG Member #47137929, for correcting the Birth information and Father! 

Second marriage was to Frances (maiden name is unknown) and they had two daughters.

One other source indicates he may have had a third wife named Mary Oldham. This is something that I am still investigating.

It is believed that Rev. Thomas is buried in St. Mary's, Eccleston, Lancashire, England.


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  • Created by: Larry Van Horn
  • Added: 16 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88621578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Mallory (29 Aug 1605–6 Sep 1671), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88621578, citing Eccleston St Mary's Churchyard, Eccleston, Chorley Borough, Lancashire, England ; Maintained by Larry Van Horn (contributor 46839684) .