NORTHMORE, Thomas (c.1643-1713), of St. Thomas Nigh, Exeter, Devon and the Inner Temple

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1695 - 1708

Family and Education

b. c.1643, 4th s. of John Northmore, attorney to ct. of Kb, of Okehampton and East Ash, Devon by Joan, da. of John Stronge of Thornhill.  educ. Lyons Inn 1671; I. Temple 1683, called 1692.  m. (1) 20 May 1674, Anne Prideaux (or Pridham) (d. 1686), 2da.; (2) 20 Jan. 1687, Elizabeth (d. 1689), da. of Solomon Andrew of Lyme Regis, Dorset, s.p.; (3) lic. 4 Sept. 1690, Elizabeth (d. 1736), da. of John St. Aubyn of Clowance, Cornw., sis. of Sir John St. Aubyn, 1st Bt.†, s.p.1

Offices Held


A successful attorney in Exeter, Northmore acted as man of business to several members of the Devon gentry, including Richard Coffin, the sheriff of Devon in 1685. As sheriff-deputy to Coffin, Northmore had to supervise the executions at the Bloody Assizes, being ordered by Judge Jeffreys to see that the prisoners should be whipped ‘only in the greater and more general markets’ to c