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Thomas Thynne (1648-1682), Courtier; husband of Elizabeth Percy
Sitter in 9 portraits
'Tom of Ten Thousand'; succeeded to Longleat on the death of his uncle, Sir James Thynne, 1670; he attached himself first to James, Duke of York , and afterwards to the Duke of Monmouth, and was removed from command of the Wiltshire Militia for hostility at Court. Thynne married the heiress Lady Elizabeth Percy in 1681and was murdered by Count Koningsmark, a rival suitor. His epitaph ran: Here lies long Tom, of Longleat Hall, Who would not have miscarried; Had he married the woman he lay withal, Or lain with the woman he married.
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