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,