MEWS, Sir Peter (?1672-1726), of Hinton Admiral, nr. Christchurch, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 19 Mar. 1726

Family and Education

b. ?1672, s. of Col. John Mews of London by Sarah, da. of John Mellish of London, merchant. educ. St. John’s, Oxf. 31 May 1688, aged 15, All Souls, Oxf. m. 3 Sept. 1718, Lydia, da. and coh. of George Jarvis of Islington, Mdx., s.p. Kntd. 13 July 1712.

Offices Held

Chancellor, Winchester diocese 1668-d.


The nephew and heir of Dr. Peter Mews, bishop of Winchester (d.1706), Mews in 1708 bought the manor of Christchurch, carrying control of the borough. Returned for Christchurch as a Tory, he voted regularly against the Administration after 1715. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.1 He died 19 Mar. 1726.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.