ANDREW, Thomas (by 1458-1517), of Exeter, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1458. m. by 1490, Druce, 3s. 2da.2

Offices Held

Bailiff, Exeter 1494-5, member of the Twenty-Four by 1495-6, Mar. 1517, warden of St. Mary Magdalene hospital by 1498-1512 or later, receiver 1500-1, mayor 1504-5, 1510-11, warden of the bridge 1509-10; constable of the staple, Exeter 1501-2, mayor 1513-14; commr. subsidy, Devon 1512, 1514, 1515.3


Thomas Andrew was a tailor and a merchant adventurer of Exeter who after his admission as a freeman during 1478/79 lived in Northgate Street. His Membership of Henry VIII’s first Parliament was an extension of his civic career and at the election held on 9 Jan. 1510 he polled 16 votes, one less than his fellow-Member John Orenge over whom he nevertheless took precedence as an ex-mayor. Nothing is known about his part in the House and he had to wait until late in 1512 for payment. He was replaced by William Hurst as a member of the Twenty-Four on 6 Mar. 1517. By his will made on 27 Apr. following he asked to be buried