SOUTHCOTE, Richard (1570-94), of the Inner Temple, London and Shillingford, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 1570, yr. s. of Thomas Southcote of Bovey Tracey by his 3rd w. and bro. of George. educ. I. Temple c.1588. unm.

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Southcote was endowed in his father’s lifetime with land at Shillingford. His return for Plympton he no doubt owed to his father’s interest in tin mining and his connexion with the Strodes. Though he is not named in the journals of the 1593 Parliament he might have sat on two committees concerned with kerseys, as Mar. and 2 Apr. Southcote died in December 1594, leaving his brother George his heir. An inquisition post mortem was taken Dec. 1600.

Vivian, Vis. Devon, 698, 700-1; D’Ewes, 507, 513; PCC admon. act bk. 1594, f. 100; C142/291/95.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Irene Cassidy