Name: Bridget Hussey
Note: Died age 75
Death: 12 JAN 1601
Burial: Watford, Herts
MEM: Watford, Herts: Effigy, south chapel
Change Date: 26 NOV 2007
The countess Bridget was afterwards married to Francis Russell, second Earl of Bedford (her third husband), whom she survived many years. She died 12 Jan 1600/1, and was buried at Watford, Herts; where, in the middle of the South chapel, is a monument with her effigies in her robes and coronet, a gentleman kneeling on each side, at her feet a rein-deer, and a cherry-tree below, and this inscription:
?The monument of the Lady BRIDGET,
Countess dowager of BEDFORD.
She was daughter to JOHN Lord HUSSEY:
And she was thrice married;
first, to sir RICHARD MORYSON, knt.
then to HENRY MANNERS, Earl of RUTLAND;
thirdly, to FRANCIS RUSSEL, Earl of BEDFORD:
and she had issue only by her first husband,
one son, sir CHARLES MORYSON, knt.
and two daughters, one named JANA SIBILLA,
married to EDWARD lord RUSSELL, eldest son
to her last husband the Earl of BEDFORD,
afterwards married to ARTHUR lord GREY of WILTON,
father to THOMAS lord GREY;
the other daughter, named ELIZABETH,
was first married to WILLIAM NORRYS, esq;
son and heir apparent to HENRY lord NORRYS,
and father to FRANCIS the now lord NORRYS;
at whose charge this monument was erected,
being her sole executor and nephew;
who married the lady BRIDGET VERE,
daughter to EDWARD Earl of OXFORD.
Afterwards ELIZABETH, the second daughter,
was married to HENRY CLINTON Earl of LINCOLN.
This noble countess of BEDFORD, living 75 years
In most honourable reputation, died most quietly,
Answerable to her life, in perfect sense and memory,
the 12th of Jan, 1600, in the 40th year
of our most gracious sovereign Queen ELIZABETH.?
Father: John Hussey b: 1465
Mother: Anne Grey
- Jana Sibella Morrison
- Elizabeth Morrison
Henry Manners b: ABT 23 SEP 1526 in Haddon Hall, Derbyshire
Francis Russell b: ABT 1529
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