WONDERFUL WIKITREER

WONDERFUL WIKITREER
BADGE

Webring Member






Powered by WebRing.




Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sir Thomas "Customer" Smythe, English Secretary of State #52ancestors

Thomas "Customer" Smythe (Kent, c. 1522 – 1591) was the collector of customs duties ("customer") in London during the Tudor period. His son and namesake Sir Thomas Smythe was an active supporter of the Virginia colony.
Early life
Customer Smythe was a younger son of John Smythe (d. 1538), a substantial yeoman and clothier, who married a daughter of Thomas Brounker. To Thomas, his younger son, born in 1522, he left a farm in the Hundred of Amesbury, Wilts, of the value of £20 per annum. Thomas, who must have been about sixteen years of age at the time of his father's death, came up to London with the intention of seeking his fortune. [1]
Thomas took up his freedom in his father's guild, the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, and subsequently in the Worshipful Company of Skinners, which may account for his intimate connection with Sir Andrew Judde, Lord Mayor of London in 1550, whose daughter Alice he married circa 1554.[1][2]
Career
In the reign of Mary I of England, Smythe purchased the Office of the Customs from one Mr. Cocker, for the sum of £2500. He was confirmed in his appointment at the Customs on the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, and continued in the office for a period of eleven years. In 1567 he appears to have incurred her Majesty's severe displeasure, having been accused of issuing privy warrants whereby a loss of revenue was sustained, to the extent of some £6000; and it was only through the kind intervention of his friend William Cecil, Lord Burghley that he escaped imprisonment. Cecil persuaded the Queen to be lenient, as if time were allowed he would doubtless pay up, but if he were imprisoned her Majesty would be the loser.[1]
Later career
The increasing wealth of the Customer only tends to shew that his gains were large; and Elizabeth, ever on the watch to replenish her exchequer, did not fail to require larger and larger fines for a renewal of the leases; with these demands he at length found himself unable to comply, and in consequence he again fell under her Majesty's severe displeasure. His October 1589 counteroffer of a more modest payment was rejected. His increasing infirmities and the weight of his Royal Mistress's displeasure combined to shorten his life. He died 7 June 1591, leaving his widow, then sixty years of age, and twelve children, six sons and six daughters.[1]
LINKS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_Smythe           
http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Thomas-Customer-Smythe-English-Secretary-of-State/6000000002176511788                 

Sir Thomas "Customer" Smythe, English Secretary of State is my 12th great grandfather.
You
   →  Pop
your father →  Rufus S. Nichols
his father →  James "Jim" Ira Nichols
his father →  Ezekiel H. Nichols
his father →  "John" Ezekiel Nichols
his father → Rhoda Bond Nichols
his mother →  Sgt. Wright Bond, Revolutionary Soldier
her father →  Page Bond
his father →  William Bond
his father →  William Bond
his father → Dorothy Bond
his mother →  Sgt. John Harris, Sr.
her father →  Alyce Harris
his mother →  Sir Thomas "Customer" Smythe, English Secretary of State
her father

I SEEK DEAD PEOPLE MUG

I SEEK DEAD PEOPLE MUG
I SEEK DEAD PEOPLE MUG by raynichols
Look at other Family Mugs at zazzle.com

DNA TESTED GENEALOGIST APPROVED

FAMILY HISTORY CHANNEL

TAGS

bloodline 52ancestors pedigree DirectAncestor ancestor FamilyHistoryFriday NICHOLS ancestorlist England MATERNAL male Virginia challenge genealogy census sources DNA HANCOCK SundaySource family history KING 2ndGG Scotland project gen5 BARTLETT gen6 AKERS Magna Carta 3rdGG GEDMATCH COLLINS FamilyTreeTuesday 19thGG CensusSunday 17thGG gen4 American Revolution BOURNE LINVILLE MovieMonday gen20 gen22 12 ancestors in 12 months 16thGG BROWNE FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS France Marriages SAR WASHINGTON gen19 12in12 18thGG 23rdGG DAR Ireland NC PA. POFF Rome VitalRecords WednesdaysWall gen21 13thGG 25thGG 9thGG JONES PATERNAL WILLIAMS gen16 gen28 10thGG 22ndGG 26thGG Italy Jamestown MACNICOL RICHARDS Saint TAYLOR VAUGHAN gen3 27thGG 5thGG 6thGG ALDRIDGE BOOTH BRENT Bedford Crusades EDWARDS JOHNSON LAST WILL Maryland Normandy POETRY READING Roman Emperor SHOUT OUTS STEWART gen13 gen26 gen29 gen30 gen9 mentions 14thGG 21stGG 31stGG 7thGG BORU Belgium Civil War DE NORMANDIE Denmark FotoFriday Germany HARRIS HILL HOLLAND House of TUDOR LAWRENCE Links NICHOLLS O'BRIAN O'BRYAN PAYNE Quaker RAKES SCOTTISH CLANS WILSON WRIGHT elder female gen12 gen17 gen34 gen8 gifts 10TH CENTURY 11TH CENTURY 12thGG 2014 20thGG 33rdGG 36thGG 43rdGG 4thGG 51stGG. gen54 ALTIZER ANCESTRY Aragon Bishop Blogiversary CHENEY Caesar Connecticut DEATH RECORD DUNCAN Earl Egypt Floyd Co. Franklin GARRETT GENETIC COMMUNITIES GERARD GIBSON GORDON GRANT HATCHER HERBERT HOWARD House of RURIK Kiev LEONARD LIKENS MAYBERRY MAYFLOWER MONTGOMERY MOORE MORGAN Massachusetts Montgomery Co. NAPIER NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE WASHINGTON FAMILY DESCENDANTS O'BRIEN PEAK PLANTAGENET PRINDLE PTOLEMY Poet Private Reverend Rurik Dynasty Russia SEYMOUR SINCLAIR SMYTHE SPENCER STUMP Spain UK UPDATES Ukraine VA. WHITE Wales Y-DNA YOUNG bloggers clergy family gen15 gen2 gen36 gen39 gen46 militaryRecord poetry 11thGG 12th century 14th century 15thGG 1stGG 2015 24thGG 28thGG 47thGG 51stGG. 53rdGG 65thGG 67thGG 75thgg ADDAIR ANCESTORS ASHTON AUDLEY Alba Alchemist Antonine Dynasty BALDWIN BARLOW BEACH BEAUFORT BECKETT BERENGER BERENGUER BERKELEY BOLEYN BOND BORUMA BRONAUGH BROWN BRUCE BUTLER BYRON Barcelona Bavaria Berkeley Hundred Bluetooth CALLAHAN CARRICK CHRISTLEY CIRCLES CLINTON COKAYNE CONSTABLE CONSTANTINUS COOK COOKE CT Cambridge Cardinal Carolingian Dynasty Chancellor Charlemagne Cherokee Count Cumberland Customer DANVERS DE LA FORCE DE METZ DESPENSER DEVEREUX DICKENS DOUGLAS DraftCard Drexel Hill EMLEN ESTRIDSSON ETHNICITY FLYNT FORBES FRAY FamilyHistoreen Franklin County GA. GARAT GARRARD GILBERT GLEN GORGES GORMSSON GRAHAM GREEN GRENVILLE Greece HALDANE HART HAWLEY HIGHLANDERS HIGHLEY HODGES HOLDEN HOLT HUBBARD HUGEONOTS HYDE Hammer House of Barcelona House of CAPET House of NORMANDY IRISH ISLE OF SKYE Iowa JACKSON JAMESTOWN SOCIETY JEFFERSON Judge Justice KENNEDY King's Cove LESLIE LINCOLN LLOYD LONDON LUDFORD LUNDIN Lineage Lundi MACARTHUR MAGNA CARTA SOCIETY MALLORY MARTEL MARTIN MAYBURY MCCLANE MERCHANT MINITREE MOREHOUSE MP. Sheriff MURRAY Macedonia Merovingian Family Military Mondsy Minute Man Moesia NEWPORT NEWSPAPERS NICHOLS SURNAME PROJECT NJ NOREYS NORRIS North Carolina Norway Novgorod OBITUARIES OGILVY Octavian PARTRIDGE PATRILINEAGE PEMBRIDGE PENNSYLVANIA PERRIN PHILADELPHIA PINION PITZER POW POWELL POWHATAN PRESTON PRINGLE Pharaoh Prince Provence Ptolemaic Dynasty Puritan RADCLIFFE REED RUTTER Robertian Dynasty SAINT-CLAIR SAVAGE SAYE SC SETON SHERMAN SHINALL SHUFFIELD SIBILA SMITH SMYTH SPEARMAN STAMPER STANLEY STEPHENSON STEVENSON STUART SVIATOSLAVICH Serbia Sheriff Sicily SmallWorldSaturday Stoic Surry County TALBOT THARP THOMAS THOMPSON TILNEY TRAIL TUDOR Tennessee Thornfield UA BRIAIN Underground Railroad VERNON VLADIMIROVICH WADHAM WALLS WENTWORTH WITT WOODWARD WROTHESLEY WW2 Welsh What IF? Wittelbach books gen1 gen10 gen11 gen18 gen25 gen27 gen31 gen50 gen54 gen56 gen68 gen7 gen70 gen78 goals heraldry immigrant merchandise milestone notes philosopher quotes review tags