Digges, Thomas -1595)

Thomas Digges, of Wooton and Wingham, in Kent, was the eldest son of Leonard Digges, of Wooton, and Bridget, daughter of Thomas Wilford, of Hartridge. He was educated probably at University College, Oxford, showed great proficiency in mathematics and wrote a number of works on geometry, navigation and gunnery. He was Member of Parliament for Wallingford in 1572, and for Southampton in 1585. He acted as Muster Master of the English Army in the Netherlands 1586 1594 under the Earl of Leicester. He was also engaged on various public works for Queen Elizabeth. He married Agnes, daughter of William St Leger, of Ulcombe and Leeds Castle, in Kent.

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