Warwick Hele

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Sir Warwick Hele (1568 – 15 January 1626) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1625.

Hele was the eldest son of John Hele who was a money-lender and MP. He was a student of Inner Temple in 1581. In 1597, he was elected Member of Parliament for Plymouth. He was treasurer with Gregory Sprint for maimed soldiers for Devon by 1600 and was a J.P. for Devon from about 1601. He was knighted in 1603. In 1605 he was elected MP for Plympton Erle. He succeeded to the large local estates of his father in 1608. In 1614 he was elected MP for Plympton Erle again. He was High Sheriff of Devon from 1618 to 1619. In 1621 he was re-elected MP for Plympton Erle, He was elected MP for Plympton Erle again in 1625.[1]

Hele died at the age of about 58.[1]

Hele married firstly Mary Halse, daughter of John Halse of Kenedon and secondly Margaret Courtenay, daughter of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham. He was the brother of John, also MP for Plympton Erle.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Francis Drake
Robert Bassett
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
1597
With: William Stallenge
Succeeded by
William Stallenge
James Bagg
Preceded by
Sir William Strode
John Hele
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
1605–1621
With: Sir William Strode 1605–1611
Sampson Hele 1614
Sir William Strode
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Drake
John Garret
Preceded by
Sir Francis Drake
John Garret
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
1625
With: Sir William Strode
Succeeded by
Sir William Strode
Sir Thomas Hele