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Hugh Stukeley (Stuckley), Knight

Also Known As: "Hugh Stukeley", "Hugh Stewkley"
Birthplace: Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Stewkley, Sheriff of Devon and Anne Stewkley
Husband of Lady Jane (Pollard) Stukeley; Catherine Stewkley and Anne Pomeroy
Father of Captain Thomas Stucley; Lewis Stukely, Sr; Anne (Stuckley) Bellew; Mary Prideaux; Awdrie Stukeley and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Stewkley; Margery (Magna Carta Surety Descent); Maurice Stuckley; Thomazin Stukeley; Christopher Stuckley and 2 others

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About Sir Hugh Stukeley of Affeton, Knight

  • Sir Hugh Stucley1
  • M, #587339, d. 6 January 1559
  • Last Edited=30 May 2014
  • Sir Hugh Stucley was the son of Sir Thomas Stucley and Anne Wood.2 He married Jane Pollard, daughter of Sir Lewis Pollard.1 He died on 6 January 1559.1
  • He lived Affeton.1
  • Children of Sir Hugh Stucley and Jane Pollard
    • 1.Agnes Stuckley+3
    • 2.Sir Lewis Stucley+2 d. 1 Dec 1581
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3800. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • 3.[S3997] Rich Horton, "re: Berridge Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 24 September 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Berridge Family."
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  • A view of Devonshire in MDCXXX, with a pedigree of most of its gentry (1845)
  • POLLARD, of King's-Nymet in Devon. — Arms. — Argent a chevron azure between three mullets gules.
  • Sir Lewis Pollard, knight, sergeant-at-law, married the daughter and heir of Dunisford, or Donesford, and had issue Sir Hugh, Sir John of Ford and Combe-Martin ; Sir Richard, knight of St. Johns ; John, archdeacon of Barnstaple ; and seven others and eleven daughters : ___ , (married to Sir Hugh Stukely, of Affeton, knight ;) Elizabeth, (to Sir Hugh Courtenay, of Powderham, knight ;) ___ , (to Sir Hugh Pawlet, of Sampford-Peverel, knight ;) ___ , (to Sir John Crocker, of Lineham, Devon, knight ; secondly to Sir Hugh Trevanion, of Comwall, knight ;) ___ , (to More, of Morehays, Devon, esq.)
  • POLLARD, of Way and Horewood, esq. — Arms. — Argent, a chevron sable, between three escalops gules.
  • John Pollard, of Way and Horewood, esq., married Emma, daughter and coheir of Sir John Dodiscomb, knight, and had issue Walter ; who married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of William Cornu of Horewood, and had issue John ; who married Eleanor, daughter of John Copleston, of Copleston, esq., and had issue Walter, Robert, and Ann married to John Wood, of North-Tawton, esq. Walter Pollard, of Horewood, esq., married Joan, daughter and heir of Roger Barnes, of Bamshill in Ugborough, esq., and had issue Richard, and Lewis who died sans issue. Richard married Margaret, daughter of John Cockworthy, and had issue Anthony, and Margaret married to William Cruwys of Chulmleigh. Anthony married Petronel, daughter of James Chudlegh, of Ashton, esq., and had issue Richard, Ann, (married to Alexander Wollacomb, of Wollacomb, esq.;) Joan, (to Nicholas Ash, of Sowton, esq.;) Grace, (to John Burneby;) Mary, (to Eyer;) Alice, (to Thomas Gay, of Goldsworthy, esq.;) Thomasin, (to Walter Babington.) Richard married Joan, daughter of Edward Bampfield, of Poltimore, esq., and had issue Anthony, William, Henry, John, Alexander, Ann, (married to Hugh Bury, of Coleton, esq.;) Petronel, Ursula, Francis, and Elizabeth. Anthony married Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Stukeley, of Affeton, esq., and had issue.
  • POLLARD, of Knowston-Beauple, gent. — Arms. — Argent, a chevron sable, between three escalops gules.
  • Robert Pollard, second son of John, son of Walter, son of John of Way and Horewood, esq., married Agnes, daughter of Lewknor, of Sussex, esq., and had issue Lewis ; who married Agnes, daughter of Thomas Hext, of Kingston in Staverton, and had issue Hugh, Richard, John, Robert, Anthony, George, Elizabeth, Jane, Agnes, Thomasin, and Philippa.
  • STUKELEY of Affeton. — Arms. — Azure, three pears pendant or.
  • Sir Hugh Stukeley, of Affeton, knight, (sheriff of Devon 27th Henry VI.,) had married Katharine, the only daughter and heir of John Affeton of Affeton, by the daughter of Thomas Bratton. This John was the son and heir of Thomas Affeton, who was sheriff of Devon 44th Edward III, and of his wife, daughter and heir of Sir John Monyford, knight, son and heir of Thomas Affeton and Mabel his wife, daughter of Thomas Hatch, of Wollegh, esq. This Sir Hugh had issue Sir Nicholas, a daughter who was secondly
  • married to Fulk Lord Fitzwarren, and Elizabeth married to Sir John Wadham of Edge.
  • Sir Nicholas Stukeley married and had issue Sir Thomas, and Ann married to William Dennis, of Orleigh, esq. Sir Thomas (sheriff of Devon 12th Henry VIII.,) married a daughter of Sir Thomas Wood of Bingley, who married the daughter and heir of Bingley; he had issue Sir Hugh.
  • Sir Hugh Stukeley, knight, (sheriff of Devon 36th Henry VIII.,) married a daughter of Sir Lewis Pollard of King's-Nymet, and had issue Lewis, Thomas named "The Lusty Stukeley," Amias, Agnes, (second wife to John Giles, of Bowdon, esq.;) Audria, (first married to Yeo of Braunton, secondly to Roger Giffard, of Tiverton, esq.) Lewis Stukeley, son and heir, (sheriff of Devon 10th Elizabeth, (married a daughter of Hill, of Helycon in Cornwall, and had issue John, Scipio, and Hugh sans issue ; secondly he married a daughter of Pawlet, of Melplash in Dorset, and had issue Lewis, Hugh sans issue, __ , (married to Anthony Pollard, of Horwood, esq.;) Margery, (to John Hays of Witheridge.) .... etc.
  • Lewis (fourth son of Lewis Stukeley by the daughter of Pawlet,) married Margery, daughter of John Arscot, of Dunsland, esq., and hath issue.


  • The School of Shakspere: Biography of Sir Thomas Stucley. The famous history ... edited by Richard Simpson
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  • CAPTAIN THOMAS STUCLEY was the third son of Sir Hugh Stucley (died Jan. 6, 1560), of Affton, on the river Taw, near Ilfracomb, Devonshire, by his wife Jane, daughter of Sir Lewis Pollard on of the Judges of the Common Pleas. Prince, in his Worthies of Devon, tells us that the Judge was born about 1465 and died about 1540, and had by his wife, Elizabeth Hext, two-and-twenty children, eleven sons and eleven daughters; and that the daughters were all married 'to the most potent families in the county, most of them knights, as the first to Sir Hugh Stucley, the second to Sir Hugh Courtenay of powderham, the third to Sir Hugh Pawlet of Stamford Peverel, the fourth to Sir John Crocker of Lineham, &c. .... etc.
  • It appears that Sir Lewis Pollard died, not in 1540, but on the 21st of October, 1526. That his children, who lived to be recorded in the Visitations, were eleven in all; five sons-- Hugh, Richard, John, Robert, and Anthony; and six daughters-- Grace, Elizabeth, Jane, Agnes, Thomasin, and Philippa. I cannot discover any Hugh
  • Pg.2
  • Courtenay of Powderham, or any intermarriage of the Courenays and Pollards in the generation in question. But Elizabeth, the second daughter, was married in succession to Sir John Croker and Sir Hugh Trevanion, of Carey-hayes, in Cornwall. Grace, the eldest daughter, does not appear to have been married at all. Possibly she was the nun of Canon Leigh, called in religion Margaret, to whom her father, alone of his daughter, left a legacy in his will.
  • The father of Sir Hugh Stucley was Sir Thomas Stucley (died Jn. 30, 1543), a Knight of the body to King Henry VIII., in 1516, and whose name is found on the sheriff roll for Somerset and Dorset .... etc. His wife was Anne, the daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Wood of Bingley. .... etc.
  • In Benolt's Visitation of Devon, Ao 22 of Henry VIII., the family name of the Stucleys of Affton is spelt Steretchley, and that of the Stucleys of Trent, Somerset (who were identically the same persons), Strevokley. There is also another family name, Stratcheley of Stratchley, which seems to have been originally the same. .... etc.



  • Devonshire characters and strange events By Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Pg.262
    • "Lusty" Stucley
  • .... etc. Captain Thomas Stucley was the third son of Sir Hugh Stucley, of Affeton in the parish of West Worlington, near Chumleigh. Hugh Stucley, the father of our Thomas, was Sheriff of Devon in 1544; his wife was Jane, daughter of Sir Lewis Pollard. Sir Hugh died in 1560.
  • The eldest son, Lewis Stucley, was aged thirty at the death of his father. He became standard-bearer to Queen Elizabeth.
  • It was rumoured during the life of Thomas that he was an illegitimate son of Henry VIII, like Sir John Perrot. "Stucley's birth," says Mr. Simson, "must have occurred at the time when the King, tired of his
  • Pg.263
  • wife Catherine, was as yet ranging among favourites who were contented with something less than a crown as the price of their kindness. .... etc.
  • Whether Thomas ever claimed to be of royal blood we do not know. If so, Lady Stucley, like Lady Falconbridge, might have cried out: -- .... etc.
  • Pg.265
  • During his visit he attempted, Othello-like, to bewitch Anne, the grand-daughter and sole heiress of Sir Thomas Curtis, a wealthy alderman of London, with his tales of adventure. Against her father's wishes the lady was beguiled into a secret marriage, and he retired with her to North Devon. .... etc.


  • Wadhams genealogy, proceded by a sketch of the Wadham family in England.. ([c1913])
  • Sir John, the second, left two sons, William and Thomas, the later of Redworthy in Ashreigny. Sir William Sheriff of Devon, married Margaret, daughter of William Cheselden. His heir was John, who became Sir John, third, who married Elizabeth, one of the four daughters of Stephen Popham, the representative of an ancient Hampshire family as well as of Merefield, in Ilton near Ilminster. This John left two sons, John and Edward, also a daughter, Alice, who married Nicholas Stukeley, of Affeton, North Devon. This latter John also became Sir John, the fourth of the name and title, and he married Elizabeth, who was daughter of another Stukeley, Hugh, of Affeton. The heir of this fourth Sir John was Nicholas, and another son was William. Nicholas, like his ancestors, was knighted. He married first, Joan, daughter of Robert Hill, of Halsway, and his heir was another John. Nicholas and Joan had also other children: Andrew; Giles, who married Agnes, daughter of Clauson of Barton; Mary, who married Sir Richard Chudleigh of Ashdon; and Elizabeth, who married first, Sir Edward Bampfield, and second Richard Warr.
  • 5. John Wadham, Knt. mar1. da. of Cheyney, of Pine. mar2. Elizabeth, da. of Hugh Stukeley. ch: Sir Nicholas, of Merifield, Captain of the Isle of Wright, &c. Will proved Jan. 30, 1542.; William.



  • Sir Hugh Stucley (Of Affeton Kt.)
  • Birth: BEF 1496
  • Death: 6 JAN 1559
  • Father: Sir Thomas Stewkley
  • Mother: Anne Wood
  • Family 1: Jane Pollard
    • Lewis Stucley
    • Anne Stewkley
    • Mary Stewkley
    • Elizabeth Stewkley
    • Agnes Stewkley
    • Katherine Stewkley
    • Awdrie Stewkley
    • George Stewkley
    • Thomas Stewkley
    • Hugh Stucley
    • Amias Stucley
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  • Thomas Stukley (c. 1520 – 4 August 1578) (alias Stukeley, Stuckley, etc.) was an English mercenary who fought in France, Ireland, and at the Battle of Lepanto (1571) and was killed at the Battle of Alcazar (1578). It was alleged that he was an illegitimate son of King Henry VIII.[2] He was a Roman Catholic recusant and a rebel against the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Stukley was the third son of Sir Hugh Stukley (1496-1559) of Affeton, in the parish of West Worlington in Devon, head of an ancient gentry family, a Knight of the Body to King Henry VIII and Sheriff of Devon in 1545.[3] His mother was Jane Pollard, a daughter of Sir Lewis Pollard (c.1465-1526), of Kings Nympton, Devon, Justice of the Common Pleas, by his wife Anne Hext.[4]
  • .... etc.
  • He returned to England in December 1554 in the train of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, after obtaining an amnesty against his creditors' suits, possibly thanks to the Duke of Suffolk. His credit temporarily improved upon his marriage to an heiress, Anne Curtis, but he was reputed to squander £100 a day and to have sold the blocks of tin with which his father-in-law had paved the yard of his London house. Within a few months, a warrant for his arrest was issued on a charge of uttering false money and he fled abroad again, deserting his wife, to enter the service of the duke of Savoy. He then fought on the victorious side at the Battle of St. Quentin in 1557.
  • .... etc.
  • Stukley's first wife died in 1564; in 1566 he married Elizabeth Peppard, a wealthy Irish widow. He also had a brief affair with Hannah Archibald when he was 15 which resulted in an illegitimate child.
  • .... etc.
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  • Sir Lewis Pollard (c. 1465–1526) of King's Nympton, Devon, .... etc.
  • He married Agnes Hext, daughter of Thomas Hext, a prominent lawyer[16] of Kingston (in the parish of Staverton, near Totnes), by his wife Florence Bonville. Westcote stated her to be the heiress of Dunisford (or Donesford).[17] By her he had eleven sons and eleven daughters, including:
  • The Heralds' Visitations of Devon[18] lists the following sons of Sir Lewis Pollard:
    • Sir Hugh Pollard, eldest son and heir, great-grandfather of Sir Lewis Pollard, 1st Baronet of King's Nympton. He was Recorder of Barnstaple in 1545[19] Through the influence of his brother Richard he obtained the wardship of Richard Bury (1516–1543), son and heir of John Bury (d.1533) of Colleton, Chulmleigh, whom he married to his daughter Elizabeth Pollard. Richard Pollard obtained as his own wife John Bury's daughter Elizabeth, as promised him in her father's will.[20]
    • Sir Richard Pollard (1505–1542), 2nd son, MP for Taunton (1536) and Devon (1539, 1542), of Putney, Surrey. King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer and a law reporter[21] He was an assistant of Thomas Cromwell in administering the surrender of religious houses following the Dissolution of the monasteries, and was employed particularly as a surveyor who visited the premises and made a detailed valuation of the house's assets and income.[22] In 1537 he was granted by King Henry VIII the manor of Combe Martin in Devon[23] and in 1540 Forde Abbey.
    • John Pollard, 3rd son,[24] Archdeacon of Wiltshire, Archdeacon of Cornwall, Archdeacon of Barnstaple (1544–1554),[25] Archdeacon of Totnes and Canon of Exeter Cathedral. His full biography is included in Hooker's Synopsis.
    • Robert Pollard (d.1576), 4th son, purchased from the crown the manor of Knowstone,[26] where he was buried on 26 September 1576. He married Anne (or Agnes) Chichester (d.1541), daughter of Richard Chichester of Hall, Bishop's Tawton by his wife Thomasine de Hall (d.1502), heiress of Hall.[27]
    • Anthony Pollard, 5th son.
    • Sir George Pollard, 6th son, knighted at Boulogne for his role in the defence of that English outpost.[28]
  • The Heralds' Visitations of Devon[29] names five daughters of Sir Lewis Pollard:
    • Anne Pollard, wife of Humphrey Moore (d.1537) of Moorehays in the parish of Burlescombe, in the church of which exists his monument.[30]
    • Jane Pollard,[31] wife of Sir Hugh Stukley (d.1559) of Affeton Castle and mother of the mercenary Thomas Stukley. A heraldic stained-glass roundel survives in the south window of the Pollard Chapel in the south aisle of King's Nympton Church showing the arms of Stucley impaling Pollard, with quarterings of each family. The arms are as follows: baron, quarterly 1st azure, three pears pendant or (Stucley); 2nd Argent a chevron engrailed between three fleurs-de-lis sable (de Affeton[32]); 3rd Argent a chevron gules between three roses of the second seeded or (Wood?); 4th Gules, three lions rampant or; femme quarterly 1st & 4th Argent, a chevron sable between three mullets gules pierced or (Pollard of Horwood); 2nd & 3rd Argent, a chevron sable between three escallops gules (Pollard of King's Nympton)
    • Philippa Pollard, wife of Sir Hugh Paulet of Sampford Peverell[33]
    • Thomasine Pollard, wife of Admiral Sir George Carew (d.1545)
    • Elizabeth, wife firstly (as his second wife) of John Crocker of Lineham, by whom she had issue,[34] and secondly of Sir Hugh Trevanion
    • Unnamed daughter, wife of "Hugh" Courtenay of Powderham, whose identity is uncertain.[35]
  • He died on d. 21 October 1526 aged about 61[36] and was buried in the church at King's Nympton, .... etc.
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Sir Hugh Stukeley of Affeton, Knight's Timeline

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