Sir Thomas Whitmore K.B. of Bridgnorth and Buildwas, Shropshire
- Production Period:
- Charles II
- Object Name: Oil Painting
- Description: Late seventeenth century oil painting portrait of Sir Thomas Whitmore K.B. of Bridgnorth and Buildwas, Shropshire by John Greenhill 1675.
- Description: This represents one of the last works recorded by the hand of John Greenhill and may have been commissioned to commemorate the inheritance of the title following the death of his father. From the studio of Sir Peter Lely.
Sir Thomas Whitmore, born Bridgnorth, Baronet of Apley. He was the son of the staunch Royalist Sir Thomas Whitmore (who died in 1653) and Dame Elizabeth (Acton) of Apley. He was married to Sir William Brooke's daughter, Francis, and had three daughters. He was an intended Knight of the Royal Oak in 1660, was created a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of King Charles II on 23rd April 1661. He sat for Bridgnorth in four Parliaments. Died in London and was buried at St. Paul's Covent Garden on 21 May 1682.
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