Name: Thomas KYTSON , of Hengrave, Sir 1 2
ALIA: Thomas /Kitson/, of Hengrave, Sir
Birth: ABT 1535 in Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Death: AFT 1602
Castles of Great Britain
Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Margaret died in December 1561 and Thomas Kytson the younger became owner of the Hall. In the early part of Queen Elizabeth's reign Thomas Kytson seems to have been an object of suspicion to the Court party, and as he was an intimate friend of the Duke of Norfolk he was involved in difficulties for some time after that noble's downfall. A few years afterwards however, the Queen did not disdain to visit Hengrave on her progress to and from Norwich in 1578,"where in very deed the fare and banquet did so far exceed a number of other places that it is worthy of mention. A show representing the fayries as well as might be was there seen, in which a riche Jewell was presented to the Queen’s Highness". It was on this occasion that the Queen knighted Thomas Kytson.
Sir Thomas, at one time evidently compromised on the religious issue, promising the Queen to attend Protestant services, but soon after we find his wife in prison for refusing to do so and both are on the list of recusants drawn up in March 1588.
Following his father's example Sir Thomas left Hengrave to his widow, Elizabeth for life in 1602. Margaret, their elder daughter and her husband died in the lifetime of Elizabeth Kytson and Hengrave reverted to Mary, wife of Thomas, lord Darcy of Chich.
[Castles of Great Britain, website, on Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England]
Father: Thomas KYTSON , of Hengrave, Sir b: ABT 1485 in Warton, Lancashire, England
Mother: Margaret DONINGTON b: ABT 1509 in Stoke Newington, London, Middlesex, England
Elizabeth CORNWALLIS b: ABT 1541 in Brome Hall, Eye, Suffolk, England
- Mary KYTSON , Heiress of Hengrave b: 1566 in Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
- Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
Text: Thomas Kitson
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000