Peter Mews of Hinton Admiral

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Not to be confused with Peter Mews.

Sir Peter Mews of Hinton Admiral (29 August 1672 – 19 March 1726), born to Colonel John Mews and Sarah Mellish, was educated at St John's College, Oxford. He was appointed Chancellor of Winchester Diocese in 1698 by his uncle (Bishop Peter Mews), a post he held until his death in March 1726. He was knighted 13 July 1712. He was the Member of Parliament for Christchurch from 1710 until his death.

Mews bought the manors of Christchurch and Westover from the Earl of Clarendon in 1708, having previously settled in the area with his purchase of the manor of Hinton Admiral. He married at Westminster Abbey in 1719. His wife was Lydia Jarvis (1676–1751), daughter of George Jarvis of Islington, whose several sisters' descendants subsequently inherited the estates, Mews having died without issue.

Peter Mews was the son of John Mews, who as a supporter of Cromwell was a colonel in the London Militia. Peter Mews and his uncle were fervent royalists.


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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Ettrick
Francis Gwyn
Member of Parliament for Christchurch
with William Ettrick 1710-1717
Francis Gwyn 1717-1724
Edward Prideaux Gwyn 1724-1726

Succeeded by
Edward Prideaux Gwyn
Jacob Banks