DAVIE, Sir John, 3rd Bt. (c.1660-92), of Creedy, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Oct. 1679

Family and Education

b. c.1660, 1st s. of William Davie, barrister, of the Inner Temple by Margaret, da. of Christopher Clarke, merchant, of Exeter. educ. Exeter, Oxf. matric. 21 Mar. 1678, aged 17. unm. suc. fa. 1663, uncle Sir John Davie, 2nd Bt.* July 1678.1

Offices Held

J.p. Devon 1687-d., dep. lt. May-July 1688, sheriff Mar.-Nov. 1689, commr. for assessment 1689-90.


Davie was returned to the second and third Exclusion Parliaments for Saltash, doubtless as a supporter of the country party, although there is no record of his activity. He followed the example of Sir Edward Seymour in returning negative answers on the repeal of the Penal Laws and Test Act in 1688. He was removed from the lieutenancy only two months after appointment, but allowed to remain on the commission of the peace. He was the first sheriff of Devon appointed after the Revolution, but died on 30 Sept. 1692, aged 32. He was buried at Sandford, the last of the family to sit in Parliament.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: J. S. Crossette


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Devon, 270; London Vis. Peds. (Harl. Soc. xvii), 40.