Sir Carew Raleigh or Ralegh (ca. 1550 –ca. 1625) was an English naval commander and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1586 and 1622. He was the elder brother of Sir Walter Raleigh,
Raleigh was born in Fardel, Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. He was gentleman of the horse to John Thynne of Longleat for some time before Thynne's death in 1580. In 1578, Raleigh served on the expedition led by his half-brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert. On his marriage he sold his property in Devon, and settled at Downton House, near Salisbury. He was Lieutenant of the Isle of Portland from 6 July 1584 until 1625. In 1584 he was elected Member of Parliament for Wiltshire. In 1586, he was on the list of sea-captains drawn up to meet the threat of a Spanish invasion together with his brother Sir Walter Raleigh and his two elder half-brothers, George and John. He was re-elected MP for Wiltshire in 1586. In 1589 he was elected MP for Ludgershall. From 1591 to 1603 he was Vice-Admiral of Dorset. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1601 at Basing House. In 1601 he was elected MP for Fowey and in 1604 he was elected MP for Downton. He was elected MP for Downton again in 1621.
Aubrey says of Raleigh that he "had a delicate clear voice, and played skilfully on the olpharion".
Raleigh married Dorothy Thynne, widow of Sir John Thynne and daughter of Sir William Wroughton of Broad Heighton, Wiltshire. Their sons included Walter Raleigh, DD, who became Dean of Wells.
Sir Walter Raleigh, also spelled Ralegh, was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. He was a cousin of Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. Raleigh was one of the most notable figures of the Elizabethan era.
John HookeraliasJohn Vowell of Exeter in Devon, was an English historian, writer, solicitor, antiquary, and civic administrator. From 1555 to his death he was Chamberlain of Exeter. He was twice MP for Exeter in 1570/1 and 1586, and for Athenry in Ireland in 1569 and wrote an influential treatise on parliamentary procedure. He wrote an eye-witness account of the siege of Exeter during the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549. He spent several years in Ireland as legal adviser to Sir Peter Carew, and following Carew's death in 1575 wrote his biography. He was one of the editors of the second edition of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles, published in 1587. His last, unpublished and probably uncompleted work was the first topographical description of the county of Devon. He founded a guild of Merchant Adventurers under a charter from Queen Mary. He was the uncle of Richard Hooker, the influential Anglican theologian.
Walter Yonge (1579–1649) of Great House in the parish of Colyton in Devon, England, was a lawyer, merchant and diarist.
Sir Walter Long was an English knight and landowner, born in Wiltshire, the son of Sir Robert Long and his wife Barbara Carne.
Sir John Thynne was the steward to Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and a member of parliament. He was the builder of Longleat House and his descendants became Marquesses of Bath.
Sir Edward Phelips was an English lawyer and politician, the Speaker of the English House of Commons from 1604 until 1611, and subsequently Master of the Rolls from 1611 until his death in 1614. He was an elected MP from 1584, and in 1588, following a successful career as a lawyer, he commissioned Montacute House to be built as a Summer house for himself and his family. He was knighted in 1603 and one of his major roles was as the opening prosecutor during the trial of the Gunpowder Plotters.
Carew Raleigh or Ralegh (1605–1666) was an English politician.
Sir Arthur Gorges, was a sea captain, poet, translator and courtier.
Walter Raleigh or Ralegh was an English divine, Dean of Wells from 1641. He died after a violent attack, a prisoner in his own deanery.
Sir Thomas Thynne, of Longleat, Wiltshire, was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601 and 1629.
Sir William Strode (1562–1637) of Newnham in the parish of Plympton St Mary, Devon, England, was a member of the Devon landed gentry, a military engineer and seven times a Member of Parliament elected for Devon in 1597 and 1624, for Plympton Erle in 1601, 1604, 1621 and 1625, and for Plymouth in 1614. He was High Sheriff of Devon from 1593 to 1594 and was knighted in 1598. In 1599 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Devon. There is a monument to him in the parish church of Plympton St Mary.
Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Baronet, of Ashton, Devon, was an English landowner and politician, who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601 and 1625. He had close family connections to a group of Devon Presbyterians, including Sir William Strode.
Walter Chetwynd was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1584 and 1614.
Sir Edward Giles (1566–1637) of Bowden House, Ashprington, near Totnes, Devon, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1629.
John Drake was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1626.
Sir Carew Reynell was an English courtier, soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1593 and 1622.
Sir John Thynne of Longleat House, Wiltshire, was an English landowner and Member of Parliament.
Lawrence Hyde I was an MP who founded the influential Hyde family of Wiltshire. He was the great-great-grandfather, through his son Henry Hyde, of two British monarchs, Queen Mary II and Queen Anne.
Sir William Wroughton (1509/10–1559), of Broad Hinton, Wiltshire, was an English politician.
Fardel is an historic manor in the parish of Cornwood, in the South Hams district of Devon. It was successively the seat of the Raleigh and Hele families. The surviving Grade I listed medieval manor house is situated about half-way between Cornwood and Ivybridge, just outside the Dartmoor National Park on its south-western border.
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