Thomas Morkerke (* around 1330; † 1401 ) was mayor of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck . He comes from an old merchant family from Lübeck. His grandfather Thomas Morkerke (1270-1340) was the founder of an altar and the Morkerkenkapelle in St. Petri . He himself also donated a vicariate to the church .
After many years as a businessman, he joined the circle society . From 1365 to 1395 he was a councilor in the Lübeck city council, and in 1386 he was elected mayor of that city. In the meantime, he represented the city at various Hanseatic days from 1380 to 1398 . As a war captain, Morkerke and the later mayor Hinrich Westhof († 1415) took part in a military operation in Mecklenburg in 1385, during which the Lübeck troops there destroyed several castles of noble robber barons such as those of Heinrich von Bülow called Grotekop .
Thomas Morkerke bought Gut Brandenbaum and Niendorf in 1364 and later Gut Hemmelsdorf . He was initially married to Christine Pleskow (1325-1368), with whom he had two children. After Christine's death in 1369 he married the widow of the mayor Eberhard von Alen (1280-1342), Adelheid, née Brüggemaker, and most recently in 1375 Adelheid Wesseler. Morkerke lived in the house at Schildstrasse 10 in Lübeck .
- Georg Wilhelm Dittmer : Genealogical and biographical news about Lübeck families from earlier times , Dittmer, 1859, p. 62 ( digitized version )
- On the Morkerke family cf. Fehling 322, 325, 327, 340, 361, 392, 408, 409, 447, 467 and 502; Brehmer 18, 27, 56, 57, 80, 123, 132 and 162; Friederici 190 and Dittmer, GW, Nachrichten, pp. 62f.
- Emil Ferdinand Fehling : Lübeckische Ratslinie , Lübeck 1925, No. 392
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Mayor of Lübeck|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1330|
|DATE OF DEATH||1401|