DARTE, Lewis (1562-1632), of Barnstaple, Devon and Pentewan, Cornw.
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Family and Education
bap. 19 May 1562, o.s. of John Darte by Joan, da. of Philip Courtenay of Molland, Devon. educ. Hart Hall, Oxf. 1579; I. Temple 1580. m. Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Roscarrock† of Roscarrock, Cornw., 6s. 2da. suc. fa. 1576.1
harbours Master Darte, who, as divers other gentlemen well descended and accommodated in Devon, do yet rather make choice of a pleasing and retired equality in the little Cornish angle.
Darte was twice returned to Parliament, once for his native town and a second time for a constituency in his new county, no doubt procured for him by his wife’s family, possibly through their connexion with the Trevanions.
He died in 1632, being buried at Mevagissey on 12 Apr.