Hatcher, Thomas -1677)
Thomas Hatcher, of Careby, was the eldest son of Sir John Hatcher, of Careby, and Anne, daughter of James Crewes, of Fotheringay. The antiquary Thomas Hatcher was his grandfather. Educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a Fellow Commoner 18 June 1603, matriculating the same year, he entered Lincoln's Inn 9 May 1607. He was elected Member of Parliament for Lincoln in 1624, for Grantham 1627 1628, for Stamford 1639 1640 and in the Long Parliament, for Lincolnshire 1654 1659, and for Boston in 1660. He was a Captain of Horse in the Parliamentary army, Commissioner to Scotland in 1643, and was at the Battle of Marston Moor, and at the Siege of York in 1644, a Colonel by 1645, and Governor of Lincoln 1644 1645.