Edward Tyrrell

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Sir Edward Tyrrell (1551 – 29 January 1606) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1604 to 1606.

Tyrrell was the son of George Tyrrell of Thornton, Buckinghamshire, and his wife Eleanor Montagu daughter of Sir Edward Montagu.[1] He inherited Thornton on the death of his father in 1571 and later built a house there called "The Toy". He may have matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1573.[2] He was appointed High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire for 1595–96.[3] He was knighted at the Charterhouse on 11 May 1603.[4]

In 1604, Tyrrell was elected Member of Parliament for Buckingham.He died in office in 1606.[5]

Tyrrell married firstly Mary Lee, daughter of Benedict Lee of Huncote Buckinghamshire and had two daughters and a son Edward who became a baronet. He married secondly Margaret Egerton widow of Thomas Egerton and daughter of Thomas Aston of Aston, Cheshire. They had sons Timothy, John and Thomas and daughters Penelope, Frances, Theodosia and Phillips.[1]

He was buried on his death in Thornton church.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Christopher Hatton
Robert Newdigate
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
With: Sir Thomas Denton
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Denton
Sir Francis Goodwin
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Harcourt
High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by
Anthony Tyringham