b.15 February 1605
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Carew Raleigh or Ralegh (1605–1666), son of Sir Walter Raleigh, was an English politician. Born in the Tower of London during his father's incarceration, he was educated at Wadham College, Oxford. After his father's death he was presented at court, but the King supposedly complained that he looked like his father's ghost, and later refused the royal assent to a parliamentary bill restoring his rights of blood; Charles I initially did the same, before eventually allowing it to be enacted in 1628.
Raleigh was elected to Parliament to fill a vacancy as Member for Haslemere in 1649, sitting until the Long Parliament was ejected in 1653, and briefly once more when the Rump was restored in 1659. At this stage he became a supporter of General Monk, and in February 1660 through Monk's influence he was nominated Governor of Jersey, though he never took up the post. After the Restoration he declined a knighthood, which instead was bestowed on his son, Walter. He died at his London house in St Martin's Lane in 1666, and was buried at St Margaret's Church, Westminster in his father's grave; the register states that he was "kild", and it has been speculated that this means that he was murdered, but no details of his death are known.
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Lived in Bideford, County Devon, England while Raleigh was in prison.