DREWE, Thomas (c.1635-1707), of Broadhembury, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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16 May 1699 - 1700

Family and Education

b. c.1635, 1st s. of Francis Drewe of Broadhembury by Mary, da. of Richard Walrond of Illbrewers, Som.  educ. Oriel, Oxf. matric. 1652; L. Inn 1655.  m. 14 May 1661, Margaret (d. 1695), da. of Sir Peter Prideaux, 3rd Bt.†, of Netherton, Devon, 1s. d.v.p. 2da.  suc. fa. 1675.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Devon 1688–9.


A descendant of Edward Drewe (d. 1622), a successful lawyer and recorder of London, who purchased substantial estates in Devon including Broadhembury, Thomas Drewe had been appointed sheriff of the county by James II just before the Revolution. He was adopted and returned as knight of the shire in the Tory inte