Edward Thompson MP

Died aged c. 62

Edward Thompson (ca. 1639 – 6 August 1701) was an English landowner and politician. Edward and his brother Sir Henry Thompson were wine merchants of York; Edward became the principal mover of the business after his brother moved to his new estate at Escrick in 1668. He was a particular friend of Andrew Marvell. During the reign of Charles II, Edward bought the estate of Sheriff Hutton for his own country residence. He was Lord Mayor of York in 1683. He was three times Member of Parliament for York, beginning in 1689. He married Frances Thompson and had two children: Leonard, who married his second cousin once removed, Frances Thompson of Escrick, and died without issue in 1744, and Richard (d. 1753), twice Lord Mayor of York.

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The Black Swan A fine timber-framed house. The home of William Bowes MP, Lord Mayor of York 1417; also of his son William Bowes MP, Lord Mayor 1443 and of his grandson Sir Martin Bowes, Lord Mayor of London, in 1545 and Treasurer of the Royal Mint in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; donor of a Sword of State to the City of York. Later the home of Edward Thompson M.P., Lord Mayor of York 1683 and of Henrietta Wolfe, his daughter, the mother of General James Wolfe of Quebec who lived here as a child.

23 Peasholme Green, York, United Kingdom where they lived