Edwards, Thomas (1555 -1634)
Thomas Edwards, of Rushbury and The College, Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, was the second son of Hugh Edwards, of Rushbury, and Alicia, daughter of Thomas Kyle, of Dorset. He was educated at Shrewsbury, transferred to Lincoln's Inn from Furnival's Inn in 1587, and was a member of Doctor's Commons in 1595. He was a Master in Chancery extraordinary in 1597, Sealer of Writs in Chancery in 1616, and Member of Parliament for Calne in Wiltshire in 1593 and 1597. He married Anne, daughter and coheir of Humphrey Baskerville, Alderman of London, and widow of Stephen Duckett, of Calstone in Wiltshire. His elder son Humphrey Edwards was one of those who signed the death warrant of Charles I. His second son, Thomas was made a Baronet in 1644.