BAMPFIELD, Amias (c.1560-1626), of Poltimore and South Molton, Devon.
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Family and Education
b. c.1560, 2nd s. but h. of Richard Bampfield of Poltimore by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Sydenham†. educ. Exeter Coll. Oxf. 1575, aged 15; M. Temple 1576. m. Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Clifton of Barrington, Som., 6s. 2da. suc. fa. 1594. Kntd. 1603.
J.p. Devon from 1596, sheriff 1603-4, dep. lt. 1616.
The Bampfields—since 1522 among the wealthiest Devon families, and third on the subsidy list in 1576—had close links with Somerset, where the branch of the family which had settled there in the fifteenth century was related by marriage to the Trenchards. Returned for both Minehead and Devon in 1597, Bampfield chose to sit for the county. Nothing is known of his activities in the 1597 Parliament, except