|born on||2 October 1592 Jul.Cal. (12 Oct 1592 greg.) at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )|
|Place||Buckingham, England, 52n0, 1w0|
|Timezone||LMT m1w0 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||19°28' 08°40 Asc. 23°05'|
English politician styled 2nd Baronet of Stowe. He sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653. He was a Parliamentarian in the English Civil War.
Temple was the son of Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Baronet, of Stowe and his wife Hester Sandys, daughter of Miles Sandys. Temple married firstly Ann Throgmorton, daughter of Sir Arthur Throgmorton of Palesbury Northamptonshire and had two daughters. He married secondly Christian Leveson daughter of Sir John Leveson, and their son Richard Temple succeeded to the baronetcy. In 1634, he served as High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and was consequently responsible for collecting the controversial ship money in Buckinghamshire. In April 1640, Temple was elected Member of Parliament for Buckingham in the Short Parliament. He was also elected for Buckingham in November 1640 to the Long Parliament. He was knighted in 1641 but took the side of the Parliamentarians and fought for them in the Civil War. He was nominated to serve as a judge on the court that tried Charles I, but never attended any sessions. He died on 12 September 1653.
- Work : Prize 1641 (knighted)
Sy Scholfield quotes his mother's diary transcribed in "Ship Money Papers and Richard Grenville's Note-book" by Buckinghamshire Record Society (Volume 13, 1965), p. ix: "Peter Temple was born 2 October 1592 being Monday betwixt three and four of the clock in the afternoon." The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography gives place of birth as Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (English Parliamentarian)
- Notable : Awards : Knighted