Thomas Wise (died 1641)

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Thomas Wise (c. 1605 – 18 March 1641) [1] of Sydenham in Devon, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England at various times between 1625 and 1641.

Sydenham House, Devon Grade I listed English country house in the United Kingdom

Sydenham House in the parish of Marystow in Devon, England, is a seventeenth-century manor house. The Grade I listed building is situated about thirteen miles south-west of Okehampton, on a 1,200 acres (490 ha) estate. It was built by Sir Thomas Wise (d.1629) between 1600 and 1612, incorporating an older structure. It was partially destroyed by fire in 2012. The gardens are Grade II listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

House of Commons of England parliament of England up to 1707

The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England from its development in the 14th century to the union of England and Scotland in 1707, when it was replaced by the House of Commons of Great Britain. In 1801, with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, that house was in turn replaced by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Biography

Wise was the son of Sir Thomas Wise by his wife Margaret Stafford, daughter of Robert Stafford of Stowford, Devon. His father had been an MP and had built houses at Mount Wise at Stoke Damerel and at Sydenham. [2] In 1625 Wise was nominated by Robert Rolle (died 1633) of Heanton Satchville, Petrockstowe, Devon, as a Member of Parliament for his pocket borough of Callington, which manor had been acquired by him in 1601. [3] Thus in 1625 he served in the Useless Parliament. He was then elected MP for Bere Alston in the parliaments of King Charles of 1625, 1626 and 1628 to 1629. [4] Wise inherited the family estates on the death of his father in 1629. He was High Sheriff of Devon in 1638. [2]

Thomas Wise (died 1630) English politician

Sir Thomas Wise, KB, of Sydenham in the parish of Marystow and of Mount Wise in the parish of Stoke Damerel in Devon, was Sheriff of Devon in 1612 and in 1621 served as a member of parliament for Bere Alston in Devon.

Stowford human settlement in United Kingdom

Stowford is a village and civil parish in the district of West Devon in the English county of Devon. It is situated to the west of Dartmoor. Stowford is about 1 mile west of the village of Lewdown and about 11 miles south-west of Okehampton in Devon and 7 miles east of Launceston in Cornwall. The parish is very rural, and includes the hamlet of Sprytown.

Mount Wise, Plymouth

Mount Wise is a historic estate situated within the historic parish and manor of Stoke Damerel and situated about one mile west of the historic centre of the city of Plymouth, Devon. It occupies "a striking waterfront location" with views across Plymouth Sound to Mount Edgcumbe and the English Channel. Until 2004 it was a headquarters for senior Admiralty staff and was inaccessible to the public.

In April 1640, Wise was elected Member of Parliament for Devon for the Short Parliament. He was re-elected in November 1640 for the Long Parliament but died in 1641. He was succeed as MP for Devon by his brother in law Sir Samuel Rolle. [4]

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Devon was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Devon in England. It was represented by two Knights of the Shire, in the House of Commons of England until 1707, then of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and finally the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. Elections were held using the bloc vote system of elections.

Short Parliament Parliament of England that was summoned by King Charles I of England

The Short Parliament was a Parliament of England that was summoned by King Charles I of England on 20 February 1640 and sat from 13 April to 5 May 1640. It was so called because of its short life of only three weeks.

Wise married Lady Mary Chichester, daughter of Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount Chichester of Carrickfergus in Ireland, of Eggesford in Devon, by whom he had two children:

Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount Chichester Irish noble

Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount Chichester of Eggesford in Devon, was Governor of Carrickfergus and Lord High Admiral of Lough Neagh, in Ireland.

Carrickfergus town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Eggesford village in United Kingdom

Eggesford is a parish in mid-Devon, without its own substantial village. It is served by Eggesford railway station on the Exeter to Barnstaple railway line, also known as the Tarka Line.

Edward Wise (died 1675) English politician

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References

  1. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/wise-thomas-1605-1641
  2. 1 2 3 John Burke A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain
  3. Hunneyball, Paul, "Callington Borough", published in History of Parliament: House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010
  4. 1 2 Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp.  onepage&q&f&#61, false 229–239.
  5. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/wise-edward-1632-75
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet
Henry Rolle
Member of Parliament for Callington
1625
With: Richard Weston
Succeeded by
Clipseus Crew
John Rolle
Preceded by
William Strode
Sir Thomas Cheek
Member of Parliament for Bere Alston
1625–1629
With: William Strode
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Devon
1640–1641
With: Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet
Sir Samuel Rolle