NEWTE, Henry (1609-70), of Tiverton, Devon and Lyon's Inn.

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

Family and Education

bap. June 1609, 1st s. of Henry Newte, attorney, of Tiverton. educ. Lyon’s Inn. m. Alice, 1da.1

Offices Held

Town clerk, Tiverton 1625-55, mayor (twice); commr. for assessment, Devon Aug. 1660-9; j.p. Tiverton 1665.2


Newte’s father, who settled in Tiverton towards the end of the reign of Elizabeth I, was named town clerk in the charter of 1615, 16 and ten years later was allowed to associate Newte in the office. He was in arms for the King in the Civil War, and in 1651 compounded for an estate worth £51 12s. p.a., mostly in Tiverton. Newte’s brother, for whom the advowson of a Tiverton living had been purchased shortly before the Civil War, was deprived as an Anglican, in spite of his devoted work for his people in the epidemic which struck the town