HELE, Thomas (1630-65), of Wigborough, South Petherton, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - 13 Sept. 1665

Family and Education

b. 6 Sept. 1630, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Hele, 1st Bt., by 1st w. m. (with £2,000) Amy, da. of Thomas Luttrell of Dunster Castle, Som., s.p.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Devon 1661-d., Som. 1665-d.


Hele was returned for Plympton on the family interest. An inactive Member of the Cavalier Parliament, he was named only to the committee (6 July 1661) to consider the charges against James Philipps, but he probably supported the Government. He made his will in May 1664, ‘considering my natural frailty’, and died at Wigborough in his father’s lifetime on 13 Sept. 1665. He was buried at South Petherton.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: J. S. Crossette


  • 1. Vis. Devon, ed. Vivian, 466; Som. Wills, vi. 17.
  • 2. PCC 107 Carr; Trans. Devon Assoc. xxxii. 554.