CALMADY, Shilston (?1687-1731), of Leawood and Langdon, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. ?1687, 2nd s. of Josias Calmady of Leawood and Langdon by Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Sir Edward Waldo of Cheapside and Pinner, Mdx. educ. C. C. C. Oxf. 13 Mar. 1705, aged 17; I. Temple, called 1712. unm. suc. e. bro. Josias 1701.

Offices Held


Calmady, a Tory lawyer, was descended from Vincent Calmady, an attorney, who purchased Langdon from the Crown in 1555 and whose son acquired Leawood by marriage.1 In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries his family had represented Plympton and Okehampton. Returned for Saltash on the Buller interest in 1715, he voted against the Administration in all recorded divisions but did not stand again. He died 8 Jan. 1731.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. B. H. Williams, Ancient West Country Families, i. 46.