HEWET, Richard (by 1463-1519), 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 1463. m. Joan, 2s.3

Offices Held

Bailiff, Exeter 1497-8, member of the Twenty-Four by 1499-d., warden of the bridge in 1499, receiver 1502-3, mayor 1506-7, 1513-14; mayor of the staple, Exeter 1509-10; commr. subsidy, Devon 1512, 1514, 1515.4


The first trace found of Richard Hewet is his admission as a freeman of Exeter during 1483-4. He established himself there as a merchant, trading in tin. His civic career followed the usual progression, with his election to Parliament coming towards its close. He received only one vote at the poll in 1510 when John Orenge and Thomas Andrew were chosen, but two years later, after he had helped