CALMADY, Josias II (c.1652-1714), of the Inner Temple and Leawood, Bridestowe, Devon.
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Family and Education
b. c.1652, 3rd but 1st surv. s. of Shilston Calmady of Leawood by Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Humphrey Gayer of Plymouth. educ. Trinity, Oxf. matric. 5 May 1668, aged 16; I. Temple 1669, called 1676. m. (1) lic. 29 Dec. 1680, Elizabeth (d. 27 Feb. 1695), da. and coh. of Sir Edward Waldo, Clothworker, of Cheapside, London and Pinner, Mdx., 4s. (2 d.v.p.) 2da.; (2) 1699, Jane. da. of Thomas Rolt of Milton Ernest, Beds., 1da. suc. uncle Josias Calmady I in Langdon estate 1683, fa. 1688.1
Commr. for assessment, Devon 1679-80, 1689-d., j.p. June 1688-?d., sheriff 1694-5; freeman, Plymouth 1696; lt.-col. of militia ft. Devon by 1697-d., dep. lt. 1701-d.2
Commr. for drowned lands 1690.3
Calmady’s father served on the assessment commissions in 1652 and 1657. Calmady himself, a lawyer, first stood for Parliament at a by-election in 1677 for Okehampton