HUSSEY, John II (d.1587), of Caythorpe and Honington, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of Thomas Hussey of Caythorpe by Bridget, da. of Richard Bowes of Aske, Yorks. educ. ?G. Inn 1556. m. Elizabeth, sis. of Thomas Metcalfe, wid. of Thomas Trigge of Stamford, s.p.

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Hussey’s father spent four years in the Tower for his part in the northern rebellion of 1569. His great-aunt Bridget, however, married as her third husband the 2nd Earl of Bedford, who must have taken an interest in the family. At any rate, it was at Bedford’s instance that Thomas Hussey was released from the Tower in January 1574, and very likely it was Bedford who brought about John Hussey’s two elections at Grampound.

Hussey died in August 1587 and was buried at Honington. In his will he appointed as one of the overseers Charles Morison, Bedford’s stepson, and one of the beneficiaries was the Countess of Bedford herself. The will also provided for the maintenance of ‘an able and sufficient preacher of God’s word from time to time which shall preach four and twenty sermons yearly within the churches of Caythorpe and Honington’.

Lincs. Peds. (Harl. Soc. li), 527; CSP Dom.1547-80, pp. 368, 473; Add. 1566-79, p. 130; APC, viii. 180; PCC 55 Spencer.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: R.C.G.