BRAGGE, William (1640-1713), of Sadborow, Thorncombe, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Oct. 1679

Family and Education

bap. 5 Oct. 1640, 1st s. of William Bragge of Sadborow by Anne, da. and coh. of Edward Powlett of Goathurst Som. educ. Hart Hall, Oxf. 1655; I. Temple 1657. m. 11 June 1663, Mary, da. of Francis Drewe of Broadhembury Grange, Devon, 1s. 5da. suc. fa. 1641, uncle Richard Bragge of Sadborow 1649.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Devon 1667-80, 1689-90, j.p. 1671-July 1688, Oct. 1688- d. , freeman, Lyme Regis 1679; maj. of militia ft. Devon by 1680, sheriff 1685-6.2


The founder of the Bragge family was a local clothier who bought Sadborow in 1576. Bragge’s uncle was a Cavalier, but he was brought up under the guardianship of his step-father Henry Trenchard, a Wiltshire Puritan and uncle of William Trenchard. No doubt this