Thomas Barnardiston 1674-1700

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Sir Thomas BARNARDISTON, 3rd bart, 1674-1700

Biographical Note

Armorial bookplate of Thomas Barnardiston, British Museum Franks Collection *161
Bookplate of Sir Thomas Barnardiston, BM Franks Collections *156

Of Kedlington, member of a prominent Suffolk family including Ann Barnardiston (d.1701) and Sir Samuel Barnardiston, 1st baronet (1620-1707), Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, 4th bart (d.1712), who were variously merchants, MPs, and establishers of baronetcies.


Many of the Barnardistons used engraved armorial bookplates, variously dated between 1699 and 1704.


  • Blatchly, J. Some Suffolk and Norfolk ex-libris, 2000. 9.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903. 1525/*120/*156/*161-2/*368.
  • Lee, Sidney, and Sean Kelsey. "Barnardiston, Sir Thomas, first baronet (c. 1618–1669), politician." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.