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Margaret 1st wife Blount

Also Known As: "Margaret Blout"
Birthplace: Swainswick, Somersetshire, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Simon Blount, Sir and Eleanor Blount
Wife of John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford
Mother of Sir William Hussey, MP and Gilbert Hussey

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About Margaret Blount

  • Margaret Blount1
  • F, #34653, b. 3 October 1474
  • Father Sir Simon Blount b. c 1450, d. 1477
  • Mother Eleanor Daubeny2 b. c 1451
  • Margaret Blount was born on 3 October 1474 at Stainswick, Somersetshire, England.2 She married Sir John Hussey, Baron Sleaford, son of Sir William Hussey, Chief Justice of the King's Bench and Elizabeth Berkeley, before 4 August 1492.2
  • Family Sir John Hussey, Baron Sleaford b. 1466, d. 27 Aug 1537
  • Children
    • Sir William Hussey3 b. c 1493, d. 19 Jan 1556
    • Sir Giles Hussey3 b. c 1495
    • Elizabeth Hussey3 b. c 1497
    • Sir Gilbert Hussey3 b. c 1499
    • Reginald Hussey3 b. c 1501
  • Citations
  • 1.[S10726] Unknown author, The Hussey Connection to the Plantagenet Lineage, by Roy Leggitt.
  • 2.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 17.
  • 3.[S11581] Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages, p. 294.
  • From:



  • John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford (1465/1466 – 1536/1537) (sometimes "Huse") was Chief Butler of England[2] from 1521 until his death.[3] He was a member of the House of Lords, and a Chamberlain to King Henry VIII's daughter, Mary I of England.
  • Hussey was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, son of William Hussey, an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench. His mother was the former Elizabeth Berkeley.[4] Hussey's siblings included Sir Robert Hussey (d.1546), the father of Elizabeth Hussey, the 'Mistress Crane' at whose home at East Molesey the first of the Marprelate tracts, Martin's Epistle, was printed in October 1588; Elizabeth Hussey, who married Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent; and Mary Hussey, who married William Willoughby, 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby.
  • In 1497, at the Battle of Blackheath, Hussey was knighted. Six years later, he was made "Knight of the Body", bodyguard to King Henry VII, followed by an appointment as "Master of Lyfield Forest", Rutland in 1505 and Comptroller of the Household in 1509. On 16 August 1513, at the battle of the Spurs, he was promoted to Knight banneret.
  • In 1493 Hussey was appointed Sheriff of Lincolnshire and by 1513 he was custos rotulorum for the county. On 6 July 1523, he was elected Member of Parliament as a knight of the shire for Lincolnshire. Three years later, 5 February 1526, he was appointed a judge. On 3 November 1529 he was re-elected to Parliament as knight of the shire for Lincolnshire but received a Writs of Summons on 1 December 1529 to the House of Lords as 'Johannes Hussey de sleford, chivaler'. In June 1530, Hussey was named Lincolnshire Castle's Commissioner for Gaol Delivery, and later that same year, Hussey sold some of his large holdings (the Somersetshire manors of Batheaston, Bathampton, Bathford, Twerton; the Wiltshire manors of Compton Bassett, Comerwell, and North Wraxall).[5]
  • On 10 September 1533, Lord Hussey attended the christening of princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth 1), daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and carried the canopy over the 3-day old child with George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, Lord Thomas Howard, and William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham.
  • Hussey was Chamberlain to King Henry's daughter, Mary, while Hussey's second wife, Lady Anne, was one of Mary's attendants. Though King Henry forbade anyone from calling his daughter, Mary, by the title of Princess, Lady Anne did do so, after which she lost her attendant position around June 1534 and was imprisoned in the Tower of London in August. Asking for the King's pardon, she was released before the end of the year.[3]
  • In addition to his responsibilities at Court and Parliament, Hussey was steward to John Longland, the conservative Bishop of Lincoln,[6] and King Henry's confessor.[7]
  • Hussey was implicated along with his cousin as complicit in the 1536 uprising known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Though Hussey denied participation in the rebellion, he was accused of conspiring to change laws and depose the king, and that he abetted those who made war on the king in October 1536.[8] The charges may have been levied in part because of Hussey's Catholic sympathies,[9] and because Hussey and his wife, having served 'Princess' Mary, were partisans on her behalf.[10] Hussey was indicted and tried for treason, and found guilty by the House of Lords. He was beheaded in Lincoln in 1536,[1] while his cousin, Thomas Darcy, was executed on Tower Hill.[3]
  • Hussey's statement ("confession") survives.[11]
  • Hussey first married Margaret Blount in 1490 at Mangotsfield, by whom he had three sons:[3]
    • Sir William Hussey, Knt. (c. 1492)
    • Thomas Hussey (c. 1495)
    • Gilbert Hussey (c. 1497)
  • About 1509, he then married Lady Anne Grey (c. 1490, Denbigh – from 1 March 1544/1545 to 11 February 1545/1546), daughter of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent by his second wife, Catherine Herbert.[12] They had eight children:[3]
    • Sir Giles Hussey (born 1505, who married Jane Pigot, and had issue (descendants include President Richard Nixon (twice), actor James Dean and entrepreneurs J. A. Folger and Peter Folger[13])
    • Joan Hussey, wife of Sir Roger Forster.[14]
    • Elizabeth Hussey, second wife of Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton, Warwickshire (d. 1586), and had four daughters and two sons
    • Bridget Hussey (c. 1526 - 13 January 1600/1601, bur. Watford, Hertfordshire, will dated 2 June 1600) probated 12 January 1600/1601), wife of Sir Richard Morrison of Cashiobury, Hertfordshire (d. Strasbourg, 17 March 1556), Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland before 1563, without issue, and second wife of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford on 25 June 1566, without issue; her daughter by first husband Jane Sibella Morrison (d. July 1615, last will dated 6 March 1614/1615 probated 14 July 1615), naturalized as an English subject in 1575/1576, married c. 1571 Edward Russell, Baron Russell (d. bef. June 1572 without issue and intestate and his estate was administered on 30 June 1572, bur. Chenies, Buckinghamshire), son of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford and Margaret St John, and after 1572 Sir Arthur Grey, 14th Baron Grey de Wilton, and had issue
    • Anne or Agnes Hussey, who married Sir Humphrey Browne, Justice of the Common Pleas, by whom she was the mother of Christian Browne, wife of Sir John Tufton, 1st Baronet.[15]
    • Dorothy Hussey
    • Mary Hussey
    • William Hussey
  • After his execution, Hussey's home in Sleaford,[1] as well as his other estates were confiscated by the crown.[4] His children were restored to Parliament in 1563 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, but Hussey's title was forfeited, and the estates were not returned.[3] .... etc.
  • From:,_1st_Baron_Hussey_of_Sleaford


  • HUSSEY, Sir John (1463/65-1537), of Sleaford, Lincs.; Dagenham, Essex and London.
  • b. 1463/65, 1st s. of Sir William Hussey of Sleaford and Dagenham by Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Berkeley of Wymondham, Leics., bro. of William Hussey I. m. (1) by Aug. 1492, Margaret (d. June 1509), da. and h. of Simon Blount of Mangotsfield, Glos., at least 2s. inc. William Hussey II; (2) Anne, da. of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent, at least 1s. Thomas II 4da., 1 other s. suc. fa. 8 Sept. 1495. Kntd. 17 June 1497, banneret 1513; cr. Lord Hussee or Husey, adm. Lords 1 Dec. 1529.4
  • .... etc.
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 28
  • Hussey, John by William John Hardy
  • HUSSEY, JOHN, Lord Hussey (1466?–1537), was the eldest son of Sir William Hussey [q. v.], by Elizabeth his wife; he is referred to as a knight in his mother's will, which is dated in 1503. He fought on the king's side at Stoke in 1486, and became comptroller of the royal household. In the first year of Henry VIII he received a pardon, apparently for his share in the extortions of the late reign. .... etc.
  • .... etc.
  • He married Anne, daughter of George Grey, earl of Kent. According to Dugdale he had a second wife, Margaret Blount; but in the documents written by him shortly before his death he speaks of his wife as 'Anne.' Possibly Margaret Blount may have been a first wife. One of his sons, William, seems to have been knighted at Tournai in 1510, and became a privy councillor. His children were restored in blood in 1563, but his attainder was not reversed.
  • [Letters and Papers, Henry VIII; Record of the Trial and Conviction of Lord Hussey and other original documents at the Public Record Office; Dugdale's Baronage, ii. 310; Notes and Queries, 6th ser. iv. 531; Froude's Hist. of England; Nicolas's Peerage, ed. Courthope.]
  • From:,_John_(DNB00)





  • Collectanea topographica et genealogica (1834)
    • No. XIV.
  • Sir Giles Daubeney. = Dame Jane, dau. of Philip Lord Darcy.; ch: William (m. Alice Stourton) Daubeney; = Dame Alice Daubeney.; ch: Avice (m. John Flynt & John Lisle) Daubeney; = Mary, dau. of . . . . Leke.; ch: Dame Jane (m. Sir Robert Markham), . . . . Daubeney.
    • William Daubeney. = Alice, dau. of Jenkin Stourton. (m2. Robt. Hill); ch: Giles (m. Eliz Arundell), Alianor (m. Simon Blount & Rd. Newton), James (m. Elizab. Painsfoot) Daubeney.
    • Avice, first wed. to John Flynt, after to John Lisle.; ch: Tho., Mary Lisle.
    • Dame Jane, wedded to Sir Robert Markham.; ch: Dame Margaret (m. Sir Harry Willoughby), . . . . Markham.
      • Giles Lord Daubeney [so created March, 1486]. = Eliz dau. of Sir John Arundell.; ch: Henry (Earl of Bridgewater), Cecily (Lady Fitzwarine) Daubeney.
      • Alianor, first wed. to Simon Blount,; ch: . . . (m.John Husee) Blount; aft. to Rd. Newton, Esq. for the King's Body.; ch: dau. of Richard Newton.
      • James Daubeney, wed. Elizab. dau. and heir of Robert Painsfoot.; ch: Giles, Elizabeth, . . . . Daubeney.
        • . . . . wedd. to John Husee, son and heir of the Lord Husse, Chief Justice.
        • Dau. of Richard Newton.


Margaret Blount, October 3, 1474-1509, was the daughter of Simon Blount of Bitton, Gloucestershire (1452-1477) and Eleanor Daubeney. She became the first wife of Sir John Hussey of Sleaford, Lincolnshire (1465/6-June 29, 1537), later created Baron Hussey, in August 1492. Their children were Sir William (1494-January 19, 1557), Thomas, and Gilbert, and possibly Giles and Anne, although the latter two are also listed as the children of Hussey’s second wife, Anne Grey, in some genealogies.



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October 3, 1474
Swainswick, Somersetshire, England
Age 16
Caythorpe, , Lincolnshire, England
Age 22
Age 34