The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I18169
  • Name: John 1st\Last Baron HUSSEY , of Sleaford, Sir 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1465 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England 3
  • Death: 29 JUN 1537 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England (beheaded) 3
  • Note:
    BARONY OF HUSSEY (I) 1529 to 1537

    SIR JOHN HUSSEY, of Sleaford, co. Lincoln, son and heir of Sir William Hussey, Chief justice of the King's Bench (1481-95; died 8 September 1495, by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas BERKELEY, of Wymondham, co. Leicester, was born 1465 or 1466. On 12 June 1481 he was appointed surveyor of the lordships, &c., in co. Lincoln, late of George, Duke of Clarence. He fought at the battle of Stoke, exparte Regis, 16 June 1487; Sheriff of co. Lincs 7 November 1493 to 5 November 1494. In 1494. he held the office of tronage and pesage at Boston; and in this year is described as "esquire of the King's body." He was knighted 1497 at Blackheath, and made a Banneret 1511. On 9 December 1503, as "Knight of the body," he was appointed overscer of the wardships in the King's hand. Master of Lyfield Forest, Rutland, 1505. Comptroller of the Household to Henry VII, and was with the Court at Richmond in 1509 when the King died, also present at his burial at Westminster. In the same year he was commissioner of oyer and terminer in Lincs, and on 20 August, shortly after the accession of Henry VIII, be obtained a pardon and release of all debts due to the Crown, In 1513 he was captain of 328 men for the French war. He was present, 9 October 1514, at the marriage of Princess Mary, sister of the King, to Louis XII of France, and in 1515, whilst J.P. and Custos Rot. of Lincs, he was called upon to attend the French Queen. In 1520 he was one of the commissioners to settle disputes with the Hanse, and in June of that year attended the King at the Field of Cloth of Gold. Chief Butler of England 1 June 1521 till his death. On 27 May 1522 he attended the King at Canterbury on the occasion of the visit of the Emperor Charles V. He was sum. as a Knight of the Shire for co. Lincoln to the Parliament of 21 Henry VIII (1529), but was by some instrument, whether writ or patent is unknown, created LORD HUSSEE or HUSSEY, and was admitted to the House of Lords 1 December 1529. On 13 July 1530 he signed the Lords' letter to the Pope in favour of the divorce between the King and Katherine of Aragon. He was present at the christening of Princess Elizabeth in 1533, and his name is mentioned as chamberlain to Princess Mary, the King's daughter, on 31 May of that year and also in 1535. In Sep. 1534 he had a secret interview with Chapuys, the Emperor's Ambassador. On 30 January 1535/6 he asked to be excused attendance in Parliament on account of illness. At the time of 'the Lollards' rising in co. Lincoln in October 1536 he sent warning to the Council. He fell under suspicion of the King, and although he was believed to be loyal by some, amongst whom was the Earl of Shrewsbury, he was taken to London, but appears to have been excused. Nevertheless he was imprisoned in the Tower. At his indictment in May at Sleaford a true Bill was returned. His trial by the Lords at Westminster concluded on 15 May, when be was found guilty. In June the King ordered him to be beheaded at Lincoln; he was accordingly delivered to the charge of Sir Thomas Wentworth, who took him to Lincoln, where he suffered 29 June 1537.

    He married, 1stly, before 4 August 1492, Margaret, daughter and heir of Simon BLOUNT, of Mangotsfield, co. Glouccster, by Eleanor, daughter of William DAUBENY. She was living 18 May 1509. He married, 2ndly, Anne, daughter of George (GREY), 2nd EARL OF KENT, by his 2nd wife, Catherine, daughter of William (HERBERT), EARL OF PEMBROKE. He died as aforesaid, 29 June 1537. Having been attainted of high treason, his Barony became forfeited. His widow was living 27 May 1539. Her will, dated 1 March 1544/5, was proved 11 February 1545/6. [Complete Peerage VII:15-18, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: William HUSSEY , of Sleaford, Sir b: ABT 1443 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth BERKELEY b: ABT 1445 in Wymondham, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret daughter of Simon BLOUNT b: 3 OCT 1474 in Mangotsfield, Keynsham, Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: BEF 4 AUG 1492 in 1st wife 3

    Marriage 2 Anne GREY b: ABT 1490 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
    • Married: AFT 1509 in 1st husband 2nd wife 4 5
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth HUSSEY b: ABT 1512 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
    2. Has Children Agnes (Anne\Mary) HUSSEY b: ABT 1520 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993
      Page: 142
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1228
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:15-18
    4. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1228
      Text: no date, 2nd wife
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:15-18
      Text: no date, 2nd wife
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