Thomas Grove

Thomas Grove (ca. 1609 – 27 January 1692) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1645 and 1660.

Grove was the son of Robert Grove of Mere and his wife Honor South, daughter of Thomas South of Swallowcliffe. He was a student of Middle Temple in 1627. He was of Ferne House in Wiltshire. In 1645, he was elected Member of Parliament for Milborne Port as a recruiter to the Long Parliament. In December 1648 he was one of the Members excluded in Pride's Purge. He was MP for Wiltshire in the First Protectorate Parliament in 1654 and in the Second Protectorate Parliament in 1656. In 1659 he was elected MP for Marlborough in the Third Protectorate Parliament. He was elected for MP for Shaftesbury in the Convention Parliament of 1660.

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