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Devon (UK Parliament constituency)

Index Devon (UK Parliament constituency)

Devon was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Devon in England. [1]

129 relations: Amyas Bampfylde, Arthur Bassett (died 1586), Arthur Upton (died 1662), Barebone's Parliament, Borough, Cavalier, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Christopher Martyn, Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, Cockington, County corporate, Devon, Edmund Fowell, Edmund Pollexfen Bastard, Edward Giles, England, Exeter, First Protectorate Parliament, Francis Courtenay (died 1638), Francis Courtenay (died 1699), Francis Drake, Francis Fulford (politician), Francis Rous, George Carew (admiral), George Carey (c. 1541–1616), George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, Henry Fortescue (Lord Chief Justice), Henry Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle, Heraldic visitation, Historic counties of England, House of Commons of England, House of Commons of Great Britain, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Hugh Courtenay (died 1425), Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue, Ilfracombe, James Basset, John Acland (died 1620), John Arundell (1392–1423), John Bampfield, John Bampfylde (1691–1750), John Carew (regicide), John Cary (died 1395), John Chichester (died 1569), John Cole (born c.1376), John Drake (died 1628), John Hale (Roundhead), John Lambrick Vivian, John Parker, 1st Baron Boringdon, John Pollexfen Bastard, ..., John Prescott (died 1412), John Reynell (floruit 1427/8), John Rolle (1679–1730), John Rolle (died 1706), John Rolle Walter, John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, John St. Leger (died 1596), John Wadham, Knights of the Shire, Lapford, List of former United Kingdom Parliament constituencies, Long Parliament, Model Parliament, Nicholas Martyn, Nicholas Radford, North Devon (UK Parliament constituency), Orcheton, Modbury, Parliament of Bats, Peter Carew, Peter Edgcumbe, Philip Courtenay (died 1406), Plurality-at-large voting, Powderham Castle, Pride's Purge, Reform Act 1832, Regnal year, Richard Bampfylde, Richard Pollard (MP), Robert Cary (died c. 1431), Robert Chalons, Robert Dennis (died 1592), Robert Rolle (died 1660), Robert Rolle (died 1710), Roundhead, Rump Parliament, Samuel Rolle (died 1647), Second Protectorate Parliament, Sherford (near Kingsbridge), Short Parliament, Sir Bourchier Wrey, 4th Baronet, Sir Coplestone Bampfylde, 2nd Baronet, Sir Coplestone Bampfylde, 3rd Baronet, Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Baronet, Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet, Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet, Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Baronet, Sir Francis Drake, 1st Baronet, Sir Hugh Luttrell, Sir Hugh Pollard, 2nd Baronet, Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet, Sir John Yonge, 1st Baronet, Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Baronet, Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 7th Baronet, Sir William Courtenay, 1st Baronet, Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Baronet, Sir William Pole, 4th Baronet, South Devon (UK Parliament constituency), The History of Parliament, Third Protectorate Parliament, Thomas Denys, Thomas Reynell, Thomas Ridgeway, 1st Earl of Londonderry, Thomas Wise (died 1641), Tory, United Kingdom constituencies, United Kingdom general election, 1832–33, Unreformed House of Commons, Walter Raleigh, Walter Reynell (died 1478), Walter Reynell (fl.1404), Whigs (British political party), William Bonville, 1st Baron Bonville, William Courtenay (1477–1535), William Courtenay (died 1630), William Courtenay, 1st Viscount Courtenay, William Esturmy, William Morice (Secretary of State), William Strode (1562–1637). Expand index (79 more) »

Amyas Bampfylde

Sir Amyas Bampfylde (alias "Amias Bampfield" etc.) (1560 – 9 February 1626) of Poltimore and North Molton in Devon, England, was a Member of Parliament for Devon in 1597.

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Arthur Bassett (died 1586)

Sir Arthur Bassett (1541–1586) was a member of the prominent west-country Basset family and was MP for Barnstaple in 1563 and Devon in 1572.

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Arthur Upton (died 1662)

Arthur Upton (1614-1662) of Lupton in the parish of Brixham in Devon, was a Member of Parliament for Devon in 1654 and 1656 during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell.

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Barebone's Parliament

Barebone's Parliament, also known as the Little Parliament, the Nominated Assembly and the Parliament of Saints, came into being on 4 July 1653, and was the last attempt of the English Commonwealth to find a stable political form before the installation of Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector.

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Borough

A borough is an administrative division in various English-speaking countries.

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Cavalier

The term Cavalier was first used by Roundheads as a term of abuse for the wealthier Royalist supporters of King Charles I and his son Charles II of England during the English Civil War, the Interregnum, and the Restoration (1642 – c. 1679).

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Chief Baron of the Exchequer

The Chief Baron of the Exchequer was the first "baron" (i.e., judge) of the English Exchequer of Pleas.

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Christopher Martyn

Christopher Martyn (c. 1617 – 26 January 1678) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1646 and 1660.

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Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, KG, PC (14 August 1653 – 6 October 1688) was an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1667 to 1670 when he inherited the Dukedom and sat in the House of Lords.

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Cockington

Cockington is a village in Torquay in the English county of Devon.

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County corporate

A county corporate or corporate county was a type of subnational division used for local government in England, Ireland, and Wales.

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Devon

Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Edmund Fowell

Edmund Fowell (c. 1598 – 27 February 1664) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1646 and 1660.

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Edmund Pollexfen Bastard

Edmund Pollexfen Bastard (12 July 1784 – 8 June 1838) was a British Tory politician, son of Edmund Bastard and his wife Jane Pownoll.

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Edward Giles

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.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).

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First Protectorate Parliament

The First Protectorate Parliament was summoned by the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell under the terms of the Instrument of Government.

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Francis Courtenay (died 1638)

Francis Courtenay, de jure 4th Earl of Devon, (ca. 1576 – 3 June 1638) of Powderham, Devon, was an English Member of Parliament.

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Francis Courtenay (died 1699)

Francis Courtenay (c. 1650 – 12 May 1699) was an English Member of Parliament.

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Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake (– 28 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer of the Elizabethan era.

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Francis Fulford (politician)

Sir Francis Fulford (c. 1583 – 1664) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625.

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Francis Rous

Francis Rous or Rouse (1579 – January 1659) was an English politician and a prominent Puritan.

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George Carew (admiral)

Sir George Carew (c. 1504 – 19 July 1545) was an English soldier, admiral and adventurer during the reign of King Henry VIII who died in the sinking of the Royal Navy flagship Mary Rose at the Battle of the Solent during an attempted French invasion in the Italian War of 1542–1546.

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George Carey (c. 1541–1616)

Sir George Cary (c. 1541 – 15 February 1616), of Cockington in the parish of Tor Mohun in Devon, was an English administrator and Member of Parliament who held various offices in Ireland.

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George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, KG (6 December 1608 – 3 January 1670) was an English soldier and politician, and a key figure in the Restoration of the monarchy to King Charles II in 1660.

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Henry Fortescue (Lord Chief Justice)

Sir Henry Fortescue (fl. 1426), was Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.

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Henry Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle

Henry Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle (7 November 1708 – 17 August 1750) of Stevenstone, Devon, was a British landowner and politician.

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Heraldic visitation

Heraldic visitations were tours of inspection undertaken by Kings of Arms (and more often by junior officers of arms (or Heralds) as deputies) throughout England, Wales and Ireland.

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Historic counties of England

The historic counties of England are areas that were established for administration by the Normans, in many cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires created by the Anglo-Saxons and others.

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House of Commons of England

The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England (which incorporated Wales) 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.

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House of Commons of Great Britain

The House of Commons of Great Britain was the lower house of the Parliament of Great Britain between 1707 and 1801.

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Hugh Courtenay (died 1425)

Sir Hugh I Courtenay (after 1358 – 5 or 6 March 1425), of Boconnoc in Cornwall and of Haccombe in Devon, was Sheriff of Devon for 1418/19 and was thrice elected knight of the shire for Devon in 1395, 1397 and 1421.

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Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue

Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue KG, PC (13 February 1783 – 14 September 1861), styled Viscount Ebrington from 1789 to 1841, was a British Whig politician.

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Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.

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James Basset

James Basset (1526–1558) was a gentleman from an ancient Devonshire family who became a servant of Stephen Gardiner (c. 1483–1555), Bishop of Winchester, by whom he was nominated MP for Taunton in 1553, for Downton in 1554, both episcopal boroughs.

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John Acland (died 1620)

Sir John Acland (– 1620) of Columb John in the parish of Broadclyst, Devon, was an English knight, landowner, philanthropist, Member of Parliament and Sheriff of Devon.

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John Arundell (1392–1423)

Sir John Arundell of Bideford (1392–1423), was an English knight who inherited large estates in Cornwall from his father, John Arundell of Lanherne.

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John Bampfield

John Bampfield (c. 1586 – c. 1657) of Poltimore and North Molton, Devon, England, was a Member of Parliament for Tiverton in Devon (1621) and for the prestigious county seat of Devon (1628-9).

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John Bampfylde (1691–1750)

John Bampfylde (8 April 1691 – 17 September 1750) of Hestercombe in Somerset, was an English politician from Devon, who served as Member of Parliament for Exeter, Devon (1715–1722) and for the County of Devon (1736–1741).

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John Carew (regicide)

John Carew (1622–1660), from Antony, Cornwall, was one of the regicides of King Charles I.

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John Cary (died 1395)

Sir John Cary (died 1395), of Devon, was a judge who rose to the position of Chief Baron of the Exchequer (1386–88) and served twice as Member of Parliament for Devon, on both occasions together with his brother Sir William Cary, in 1363/4 and 1368/9.

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John Chichester (died 1569)

Sir John Chichester (1519/20-1569) of Raleigh in the parish of Pilton, near Barnstaple in North Devon, was a leading member of the Devonshire gentry, a naval captain, and ardent Protestant who served as Sheriff of Devon in 1550-1551, and as Knight of the Shire for Devon in 1547, April 1554, and 1563, and as Member of Parliament for Barnstaple in 1559, over which borough his lordship of the manor of Raleigh had considerable influence.

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John Cole (born c.1376)

John Cole (born c.1376) of Nethway in the parish of Brixham in Devon, was twice elected a Member of Parliament for Devon, in 1417 and 1423.

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John Drake (died 1628)

John Drake (c.1556 – 11 April 1628) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1626.

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John Hale (Roundhead)

John Hale (1614–1691) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1660.

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John Lambrick Vivian

Lieutenant-Colonel John Lambrick Vivian (1830–1896) Inspector of Militia and Her Majesty's Superintendent of Police and Police Magistrate for St Kitts, West Indies, was a genealogist and historian who edited editions of the Heraldic Visitations of Devon and of Cornwall,Vivian, p. 763, pedigree of Vivian of Rosehill standard reference works for historians of these two counties.

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John Parker, 1st Baron Boringdon

John Parker, 1st Baron Boringdon (1735 – 27 April 1788) was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

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John Pollexfen Bastard

John Pollexfen Bastard (18 September 1756 – 4 April 1816) was a British Tory politician, landowner and colonel of the East Devonshire Militia who lived at Kitley House, Yealmpton, Devon.

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John Prescott (died 1412)

John Prescott (c.1327-1412), of Prescott, Rake and Exeter, Devon, was an English politician.

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John Reynell (floruit 1427/8)

John Reynell (floruit 1427/8) was a Member of Parliament for Devon in 1427/8.

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John Rolle (1679–1730)

John Rolle (1679–1730) of Stevenstone and Bicton in Devon, was a British landowner and served as Tory Member of Parliament for Saltash (1703–1705), Devon (1710–1713 and 1727–1730), Exeter (1713–1715 and 1722–1727) and Barnstaple (1715–1722).

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John Rolle (died 1706)

Sir John Rolle (1626 – April 1706), KB, of Stevenstone, Devon, was an English landowner, Sheriff of Devon in 1682 Vivian, p. 656; Risdon, Tristram, Survey of Devon, 1810 edition, list of sheriffs, p. 14 and MP for Barnstaple (1660) and for Devon (1661–1679).

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John Rolle Walter

John Rolle Walter (c. 1714 – 30 November 1779) (born John Rolle) was Tory MP for Exeter in 1754–1776 and for Devon in 1776–1779.

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John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle

John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle (1750 – 3 April 1842) was a British peer who served as a Member of Parliament in general support of William Pitt the Younger and was later an active member of the House of Lords.

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, (18 August 1792 – 28 May 1878), known by his courtesy title Lord John Russell before 1861, was a leading Whig and Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions during the early Victorian era.

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John St. Leger (died 1596)

Sir John St Leger (died 1596), of Annery in the parish of Monkleigh, Devon, was an English landowner who served in local and national government.

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John Wadham

Sir John Wadham (c.1344-1412) was a Justice of the Common Pleas from 1389 to 1398, during the reign of King Richard II (1377-1399), selected by the King as an assertion of his right to rule by the advice of men appointed of his own choice, and one of the many Devonians of the period described by Thomas Fuller in his Worthies of England, as seemingly "innated with a genius to study law".

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Knights of the Shire

Knights of the shire (milites comitatus) was the formal title for members of parliament (MPs) representing a county constituency in the British House of Commons, from its origins in the medieval Parliament of England until the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 ended the practice of each county (or shire) forming a single constituency.

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Lapford

Lapford is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon in the English county of Devon.

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List of former United Kingdom Parliament constituencies

This is a list of former Parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom, organised by date of abolition.

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Long Parliament

The Long Parliament was an English Parliament which lasted from 1640 until 1660.

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Model Parliament

The Model Parliament is the term, attributed to Frederic William Maitland, used for the 1295 Parliament of England of King Edward I. This assembly included members of the clergy and the aristocracy, as well as representatives from the various counties and boroughs.

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Nicholas Martyn

Sir Nicholas Martyn (12 April 1593 – 25 March 1653) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1646 to 1648.

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Nicholas Radford

Nicholas Radford (died 23 October 1455) of Upcott in the parish of Cheriton Fitzpaine, and of Poughill, Devon, was a prominent lawyer in the Westcountry who served as Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis, Dorset (May 1421) and Devon (1435).

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North Devon (UK Parliament constituency)

North Devon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Peter Heaton-Jones of the Conservative Party.

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Orcheton, Modbury

Orcheton (anciently Orcharton, etc.) is an historic estate in the parish of Modbury in Devon.

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Parliament of Bats

The Parliament of Bats was a Parliament of England that was held in 1426 in Leicester.

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Peter Carew

Sir Peter Carew (1514? – 27 November 1575) of Mohuns Ottery, Luppitt, Devon, was an English adventurer, who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England and took part in the Tudor conquest of Ireland.

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Peter Edgcumbe

Peter Edgcumbe or Edgcombe (1536 – 4 January 1608) was an English politician.

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Philip Courtenay (died 1406)

Sir Philip Courtenay (c.1355 – 29 July 1406), of Powderham, Devon was the fifth son of Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon (1303-1377).

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Plurality-at-large voting

Plurality-at-large voting, also known as block vote or multiple non-transferable vote (MNTV), is a non-proportional voting system for electing several representatives from a single multimember electoral district using a series of check boxes and tallying votes similar to a plurality election.

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Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle is a fortified manor house situated within the parish and former manor of Powderham, within the former hundred of Exminster, Devon, about south of the city of Exeter and mile (0.4 km) north-east of the village of Kenton, where the main public entrance gates are located.

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Pride's Purge

Pride's Purge was an event that took place in December 1648, during the Second English Civil War, when troops of the New Model Army under the command of Colonel Thomas Pride forcibly removed from the Long Parliament all those who were not supporters of the Grandees in the New Model Army and the Independents.

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Reform Act 1832

The Representation of the People Act 1832 (known informally as the 1832 Reform Act, Great Reform Act or First Reform Act to distinguish it from subsequent Reform Acts) was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom (indexed as 2 & 3 Will. IV c. 45) that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales.

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Regnal year

A regnal year is a year of the reign of a sovereign, from the Latin regnum meaning kingdom, rule.

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Richard Bampfylde

Sir Richard Warwick Bampfylde, 4th Baronet (21 November 1722 – 15 July 1776) of Poltimore, North Molton, Warleigh, Tamerton Foliot and Copplestone in Devon and of Hardington in Somerset,Wotton, Thomas, The English Baronetage, Vol 2, London, 1741, p.195, Bampfylde of Poltimore England, was Member of Parliament for Exeter (1743–47) and for Devonshire (1747–76).

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Richard Pollard (MP)

Sir Richard Pollard (by 1505 - 10 November 1542), was Member of Parliament for Taunton in 1536, and for Devon in 1540 and 1542.

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Robert Cary (died c. 1431)

Sir Robert Cary (died c. 1431) of Cockington, Devon, was twelve times Member of Parliament for Devon, in 1407, 1410, 1411, May 1413, April 1414, Mar.

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Robert Chalons

Sir Robert Chalons (died 1445) was an English courtier, soldier, administrator and politician from Devon.

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Robert Dennis (died 1592)

Sir Robert Dennis (died 1592) of Holcombe Burnell in Devon, was a Member of Parliament for Devon in 1555 and served as Sheriff of Devon.

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Robert Rolle (died 1660)

Robert Rolle (c. 1622 – 1660) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and 1660.

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Robert Rolle (died 1710)

Robert Rolle (c.1677-18 November 1710) of Stevenstone, in Devon, was a Tory MP for Callington (twice in 1701) (a pocket borough of the Rolle family) and for Devon (1702–1710).

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Roundhead

Roundheads were supporters of the Parliament of England during the English Civil War.

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Rump Parliament

The Rump Parliament was the English Parliament after Colonel Thomas Pride purged the Long Parliament, on 6 December 1648, of those members hostile to the Grandees' intention to try King Charles I for high treason.

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Samuel Rolle (died 1647)

Sir Samuel Rolle (c. 1588 – 1647)Vivian, p.654: "aged 45 years and more at his father's death" of Heanton Satchville in the parish of Petrockstowe, Devon, served as Member of Parliament for Callington, Cornwall in 1640 and for Devon 1641–1647.

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Second Protectorate Parliament

The Second Protectorate Parliament in England sat for two sessions from 17 September 1656 until 4 February 1658, with Thomas Widdrington as the Speaker of the House of Commons.

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Sherford (near Kingsbridge)

Sherford is a village, parish and former manor in Devon, situated about 2 1/2 miles east of the village of Kingsbridge.

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Short Parliament

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.

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Sir Bourchier Wrey, 4th Baronet

Sir Bourchier Wrey, 4th Baronet (1653–1696) of Tawstock Court in North Devon, was a Member of Parliament and a noted duellist.

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Sir Coplestone Bampfylde, 2nd Baronet

Sir Coplestone Bampfylde, 2nd Baronet (ca. 1633 – 9 February 1692) of Poltimore and North Molton and Warleigh, Tamerton Foliot, in Devon, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1689.

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Sir Coplestone Bampfylde, 3rd Baronet

Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampfylde, 3rd Baronet (c. 1689 – 7 October 1727) of Poltimore and North Molton, Devon, was a British High Tory politician who served as Member of Parliament for Exeter (1710-1713) and for Devon (1713-1727).

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Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Baronet

Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Baronet (c. 1563 – 10 April 1613) of Berry Pomeroy, Devon, was Member of Parliament for Devon, twice High Sheriff of Devon and an Army Colonel.

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Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet

Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet (c. 1580 – 5 October 1659) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1625.

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Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet

Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet (10 September 1610 – 4 December 1688) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1688.

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Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Baronet

Sir Edward Seymour, of Berry Pomeroy, 4th Baronet, MP (1632/1633 – 17 February 1708) was a British nobleman, and a Royalist and Tory politician.

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Sir Francis Drake, 1st Baronet

Sir Francis Drake, 1st Baronet (1588 – 11 March 1637) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in two parliaments between 1625 and 1629.

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Sir Hugh Luttrell

Sir Hugh Luttrell (about 1364 – 24 March 1428), of Dunster Castle in Somerset, feudal baron of Dunster, was an English nobleman and politician, who was an important military officer during the Hundred Years' War.

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Sir Hugh Pollard, 2nd Baronet

Sir Hugh Pollard, 2nd Baronet (1603 – 27 November 1666) was an English soldier and MP elected for Bere Alston in 1640, Callington in 1660, and Devon in 1661.

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Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet

Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet (1599 – 24 June 1676) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1676.

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Sir John Yonge, 1st Baronet

Sir John Yonge, 1st Baronet (2 October 1603 – 26 August 1663) of Great House in the parish of Colyton in Devon, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1642 and 1660.

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Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Baronet

Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Baronet (29 March 1787 – 22 July 1871) was a British politician and baronet.

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Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 7th Baronet

Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 7th Baronet (14 August 1722 – 24 February 1785) of Killerton in Devon and Petherton Park in Somerset, was Member of Parliament for Devon, 1746–1747, for Somerset, 1767–1768, and was High Sheriff of Somerset in 1751.

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Sir William Courtenay, 1st Baronet

Sir William Courtenay, 1st Baronet (7 September 1628 – 1 August 1702) was an English politician.

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Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Baronet

Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Baronet (11 March 1676 – 6 October 1735) of Powderham Castle, Powderham, Devon, was an English landowner, a leading member of the Devonshire gentry and a Member of Parliament.

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Sir William Pole, 4th Baronet

Sir William Pole, 4th Baronet (1678–1741), of Colcombe Castle, near Colyton and Shute, near Honiton, Devon, was an English politician.

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South Devon (UK Parliament constituency)

South Devon, formerly known as the Southern Division of Devon, was parliamentary constituency in the county of Devon in England.

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The History of Parliament

The History of Parliament is a project to write a complete history of the United Kingdom Parliament and its predecessors, the Parliament of Great Britain and the Parliament of England.

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Third Protectorate Parliament

The Third Protectorate Parliament sat for one session, from 27 January 1659 until 22 April 1659, with Chaloner Chute and Thomas Bampfylde as the Speakers of the House of Commons.

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Thomas Denys

Sir Thomas Denys (c.1477–1561) of Holcombe Burnell, near Exeter, Devon, was a prominent lawyer who served as Sheriff of Devon nine times between 1507/8 to 1553/4 and as MP for Devon.

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Thomas Reynell

Thomas Reynell (13 September 1625 – 1698) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and 1689.

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Thomas Ridgeway, 1st Earl of Londonderry

Thomas Ridgeway, 1st Earl of Londonderry (1565? – 1631) was an English administrator active in Ireland, in particular in the Ulster Plantation.

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Thomas Wise (died 1641)

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

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Tory

A Tory is a person who holds a political philosophy, known as Toryism, based on a British version of traditionalism and conservatism, which upholds the supremacy of social order as it has evolved throughout history.

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United Kingdom constituencies

In the United Kingdom (UK), each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elect one member to a parliament or assembly, with the exception of European Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly constituencies which are multi member constituencies.

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United Kingdom general election, 1832–33

The United Kingdom general election, the first after the Reform Act, saw the Whigs win a large majority, with the Tories winning less than 30% of the vote.

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Unreformed House of Commons

The unreformed House of Commons is a name given to the House of Commons of Great Britain and (after 1800) the House of Commons of the United Kingdom before it was reformed by the Reform Act 1832.

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Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh (or; circa 155429 October 1618) was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer.

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Walter Reynell (died 1478)

Walter Reynell (died 1478) of Malston in the parish of Sherford, Devon, was a Member of Parliament for Devon in 1454/5.

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Walter Reynell (fl.1404)

Walter Reynell (fl.1404) was a Member of Parliament for Devon in 1404.

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Whigs (British political party)

The Whigs were a political faction and then a political party in the parliaments of England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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William Bonville, 1st Baron Bonville

William Bonville, 1st Baron Bonville (12 or 31 August 1392 – 18 February 1461), K.G., of Shute, Devon, was an English nobleman, soldier, and administrator.

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William Courtenay (1477–1535)

Sir William Courtenay (1477 – November 1535) "The Great", of Powderham in Devon, was a leading member of the Devon gentry and a courtier of King Henry VIII having been from September 1512 one of the king's Esquires of the Body.

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William Courtenay (died 1630)

Sir William Courtenay, Knight, (1553 – 24 June 1630) of Powderham in Devon was a prominent member of the Devonshire gentry.

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William Courtenay, 1st Viscount Courtenay

William Courtenay, 1st Viscount Courtenay (11 February 1709 – 16 May 1762), also de jure 7th Earl of Devon, was a British peer.

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William Esturmy

Sir William Esturmy (died 1427) (alias Sturmy), was Speaker of the House of Commons, a Knight of the Shire and hereditary Warden of the royal forest of Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.

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William Morice (Secretary of State)

Sir William Morice (6 November 1602 – 12 December 1676) of Werrington in Devon, was an English statesman and theologian.

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William Strode (1562–1637)

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.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon_(UK_Parliament_constituency)

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