Thomas Wise (MP for Devon)

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Thomas Wise (died March 1641) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England at various times between 1625 and 1641.

Wise was the son of Sir Thomas Wise and his wife Margaret Stafford, daughter of Robert Stafford of Stowford, Devon. His father had been an MP and had built houses at Mount Wise at Stoke Damerel and at Sydenham.[1] Wise was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Callington in 1625 for the Useless Parliament. He was then elected MP for Bere Alston in the parliaments of King Charles of 1625, 1626 and 1628 to 1629.[2] Wise inherited the family estates on the death of his fathe in 1629. He was High Sheriff of Devon in 1638.[1]

In April 1640, Wise was elected Member of Parliament for Devon for the Short Parliament. He was re-elected in November 1640 for the Long Parliament but died in 1641 to be succeeded by his brother in law Sir Samuel Rolle.[2]

Wise married Lady Mary Chichester, daughter of Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount Chichester. His son Edward was later MP for Okehampton.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet
Henry Rolle
Member of Parliament for Callington
1625
With: Richard Weston
Succeeded by
Clipseus Crew
John Rolle
Preceded by
William Strode
Sir Thomas Cheek
Member of Parliament for Bere Alston
1625-1629
With: William Strode
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Devon
1640-1641
With: Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet
Sir Samuel Rolle