HERLE, Nicholas (1641-83), of Landue, Lezant, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Oct. 1679

Family and Education

bap. 2 May 1641, 2nd s. of Edward Herle. m. lic. 21 Oct. 1672, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Peter Read of Upton Pyne, Devon, 2s.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Cornw. 1666-79, 1677-80.


Herle’s elder brother died young, and, on his marriage to a minor Devonshire heiress, Landue, which had belonged to his mother, and two-thirds of the estate, were settled on him. Returned to the second and third Exclusion Parliaments for Grampound, a borough frequently represented by the Herles, he was appointed to no committees and made no speeches in either Parliament. Nothing is known for certain about his politics, but as his family had earlier had Presbyterian and Parliamentarian sympathies he may have supported exclusion. He died of smallpox in his father’s lifetime and was buried at St. Mary Aldermanbury on 20 Jan. 1683. His son, Edward, sat for Launceston as a Tory from 1713 to 1721.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Gilbert, Paroch. Hist. Cornw. iii. 41; Soc. of Genealogists, Exeter mar. lic.; C8/307/1.
  • 2. Gilbert, iii. 122-3, 188; St. Mary Aldermanbury (Harl. Soc. Reg. lxii), 199.