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In 1612-13 he commanded an expedition dispatched to inquire into the fate of Henry Hudson and to search for a north-west passage to Asia . Button explored a great part of Hudson Bay . He was knighted on his return by James I . For the rest of his long naval career he served as ‘ Admiral of the King's ships on the coast of Ireland .’
Sir Thomas m. Mary , daughter of Sir Walter Rice of Dynevor, Carms. , and had three sons and a daughter. He made his home at Cardiff .
Miles , his eldest son, m. Barbara , the daughter and heiress of Rhys Meurug (‘ Merrick ’) of Cottrell, Glam. , and his daughter Elizabeth m. Col. John Poyer . The places of his death and burial are not known.
Ifor Ball Powell, Barry
Published date: 1959