REDE, William II (by 1529-69 or later), of Devizes, Wilts.; Yate, Glos. and the Middle Temple, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Oct. 1553

Family and Education

b. by 1529, s. of Thomas Rede (d.1529) by Joan. educ. M. Temple. m. by 1558, Maud, da. of Walter Bailey of Devizes, at least 1s.2

Offices Held

Subsidy collector, Wilts. 1552; escheator, Hants and Wilts. 1564-5.3


Since Devizes normally returned townsmen under Mary, William Rede was probably a son of Thomas Rede, the wealthy clothier who was assessed for the subsidy in 1525 on goods in St. John’s parish worth £100, the second largest sum recorded for the borough; apparently a younger son, William received £40 by Thomas’s will. Although William Rede was never assessed for subsidy in Devizes, his family background makes it likely that he was the William Rede of Yate, in southern Gloucestershire, who married a daughter of Walter Bailey, another