BERE, Thomas (1652-1725), of Huntsham, nr. Tiverton, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1690 - 1710
1715 - 22 June 1725

Family and Education

bap. 23 May 1652, 1st s. of Thomas Bere of Huntsham by Margaret, da. of Sir John Davie, 1st Bt., M.P., of Creedy, Devon. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 1670. m. Mary, da. of Robert Lang of Stanton Prior, Dorset, wid. of George Stedman of Midsomer Norton, Som., 2s.

Offices Held

Commr. for victualling the navy 1706-d.


Bere, whose family had been settled in Devonshire since the fourteenth century,1 represented Tiverton as a Whig in eight Parliaments under William III and Anne. In 1715 and in 1722 he was returned unopposed, voting with the Administration. He died 22 June 1725.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Westcote, Devonshire, 461.