Name: John Hussey
Suffix: 1st Baron Hussey
Note: age 30 in 1495
Death: 28 JUN 1538 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire 1
Residence: Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Occupation: Chamberlain of Queen Mary's household
Cause: Beheaded for refusing to go on Pilgrimage of Grace
BATT: Stoke, 1487
Change Date: 1 OCT 2008
Married Anne Grey 2nd.
Beheaded for refusing to go on Pilgrimage of Grace, the religious uprising in the north of England in 1536/7.
The eldest son, Sir John Hussey, Knt., in the 2nd HENRY VII was in arms for the king at the battle of Stoke, against John Earl of Lincoln, and his adherents; and in the 13th HENRY VIII., was made chief butler of England. In the 21st of the same reign, he was one of the knights of the king's body; and being summoned as BARON HUSSEY, of Sleford, co Lincoln (where he had erected a noble mansion) to the parliament begun at Westminster, 3 November, in that year was admitted into the house 1 Dec following; but his lordship'sname does not occur in the list of summonses for that year, nor before 5 Jan 1534, yet it is clear that he was summoned; for the year after (22nd HENRY) he had, under the title of Lord Hussey, a grant of the custody of the manor of Harewoole, co York; and he was one of the lords, who at that time signed the declaration to the Pope, regarding the king's divorce. In 1533, being then a lord of the coucil, he had a grant of wardship and marriage of Thomas, the sone and heir of Christopher Wymbushe, deceased; but in a few years afterwards, engaging in the common insurrection, (anno 1537), when the feuds and differences about religion broke out, he was attainted of high treason; his manor of Sleford, with the land adjacent, worth L5,000 yar, confiscated, and he himself beheaded at Lincoln when the Barony of Hussey, of Sleford, EXPIRED.
John Hussey, son of William Hussey and Elizabeth Berkeley Hussey, was born in 1465, probably at Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
On June 12, 1481, at age 16, he was appointed surveyor of the lordships in Lincolnshire held by the Duke of Clarence.
On June 16, 1487 he fought in the three-hour Battle of Stoke in which the invasion of England by Lambert Simnel was defeated. Simnel was an imposter claimant to the British crown and a pawn in the Yorkist conspiracies against King Henry VII. Immediately following the battle, the king brought John Hussey into the royal household and appointed him comptroller.
John Hussey was married about 1490 to Mrs. Margaret Blount Barr, widow of Sir John Barr of Barr's Court and daughter of Sir Simon Blount and Eleanor Daubeny Blount of Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire.
Lord Hussey was put to death, on suspicion of participation in one of the frequent risings of the people, in the year 1537.
His manor of Sleaford was granted or sold by archbishop Cranmer to RichardGoodrick, of London. The whole property of lord Hussey was torn from his heirs, and never restored.
Father: William Hussey b: 1436 in Sleaford, Lincs
Mother: Elizabeth Berkeley
Margaret Blount b: 3 OCT 1474 in Swanswick, Somerset
BEF 4 AUG 1492
in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire 2
- William Hussey
- Bridget Hussey b: 1525
- Ann Hussey
- Elizabeth Hussey
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- Text: The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England edited by Antonia Fraser
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