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About Thomas Moody
III. Thomas- bur. 26 Aug. 1569 Islington, Middlesex. Rev. Thomas Moody was rector of Lackford, Suffolk, then rector of St. Peter's, Moulton, before becoming the chaplain to Lady Worcester, widow of Henry, second Earl of Worcester. (1)
The earliest known connection of the Moody family with Moulton, a parish in the western part of Suffolk, on the border of Cambridgeshire, was about 1555, when Thomas Moody, clerk, acquired a house and land there. (From Coplinger’s Calendar of Feet of Fines, Henry VIII-Elizabeth Easter Term, 2 Mary I [15 April-8 May 1555]. Thos. Moody v. Christopher Funston, tenement in Multon [Moulton, co. Suffolk]. (197) ), and from additional charters, in The British Museum (10 April, 1 and 2 Philip and Mary .
Praecipe to Christopher Funston and Petronella, his wife, to keep a covenant with Thomas Mody, clerk, touching on a messauge, 6 acres of land, and 4 acres of pasture in Multon [Moulton, co. Suffolk]. (25283)
He was probably the Thomas Moody who had been Rector of Lackford, also in western Suffolk, from 1542 to about 1551. This living was in the patronage of the King, who presented Thomas Moody on 16 Dec 1542, his induction taking place on 21 Jan. following.
(This was about one year after King Henry VIII awarded a Coat of Arms and lands in Suffolk, to his father Edmund. Was the rectorship a part of that award?) (2)