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Birthplace: Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Died in Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England
Occupation: M.P.
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About Anthony Hungerford, MP

Anthony Hungerford was born 1607 in Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, England and died Aug. 17, 1657, Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, England

Brief Biography

Sir Anthony Hungerford was an English Member of Parliament who supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War. He was born 1607/08 in England and died 17 Aug 1657 in Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, England. Anthony was elected in 1640 to both the Short and Long parliaments as member for Malmesbury. As a royalist he sat in the king's Oxford Parliament during its first session December 1643 to March 1644. He was fined for his delinquency by the Long Parliament, and was committed to the Tower of London in 1644, He was apparently at liberty in Oct. 1644. According to a statement which he drew up in 1644, to excuse himself from paying the fine imposed on him, ‘he never took up arms for the king' went after the battle of Edgehill to his house in Black Bourton, Oxfordshire; was carried thence by a troop of the king's horse to the ‘assembly' at Oxford, where he gave no vote against the parliament, and soon after returning home, purposely rode to the parliamentary camp at Burford, where he was taken prisoner. His fine was reduced, but he was still unable to pay it, and in 1648 orders were given for the seizure of his estate.

Anthony succeeded to Farleigh Castle in 1653 as heir of his half-brother Edward. There he died on 18 August 1657, and he was buried in Black Bourton Church on 15 September following.

Family

Sir Anthony Hungerford was the son of Sir Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton and his second wife Sarah Crouch. Anthony married Rachel Jones, daughter of Rice Jones of Astall, Oxfordshire, by whom he had twelve children. His heir was his son Edward. A second son, called Colonel Anthony Hungerford, entered Nicolas's service as a secret agent in England, in the royalist interest, in 1655, in the hope, it is said, of obtaining his elder brother's estate. Rachel, a daughter, married Henry Cary, 4th Viscount Falkland, at Black Bourton on 14 April 1653. 

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HERE LYETH Y BODY OF ANTHONY HUNGERFORD

OF FARKEIGH CASTLE IN Y COUNTRY OF SOMERSET

ESQ. SONNE OF ANTHONY HUNGERFORD OF

BACKBOURTON IN Y COUNTY OF OXEN, KT

WHO LYES ALSO HERE INTERRED & RACHELL

HIS WIFE BY WHOM HE HAD 12 CHILDREN THREE

SONNS & 9 DAUGHTERS. HEE DEPARTED THIS LIFE

Y 17TH DAY OF AUGUIST & WAS HERE INTERED Y

15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING ANO D 1657

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Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton (1607/8–1657), was an English Member of Parliament who supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War.

Anthony Hungerford was elected in 1640 to both the Short and Long parliaments as member for Malmesbury. As a royalist he sat in the king's Oxford Parliament during its first session December 1643 to March 1644.[1] He was heavily fined for his delinquency by the Long Parliament, and was committed to the Tower of London in 1644,[2] He was apparently at liberty in October 1644. According to a statement which he drew up in 1646, to excuse himself from paying the fine imposed on him, he never took up arms for the king: went after the battle of Edgehill to his house in Black Bourton, Oxfordshire; was carried thence by a troop of the king's horse to the 'assembly' at Oxford, where he gave no vote against the parliament, and soon after returning home, purposely rode to the parliamentary camp at Burford, where he was taken prisoner. His fine was reduced, but he was still unable to pay it, and in 1648 orders were given for the seizure of his estate. In December 1652 Cromwell wrote a sympathetic note to him.[3]


Anthony Hungerford succeeded to Farleigh Castle in 1653 as heir of his half-brother Edward. There he died on 18 August 1657,[4] and he was buried in Black Bourton Church on 15 September following.[5]

Anthony Hungerford was the son, by his second marriage, of Sir Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton (1564–1627), and half-brother of Sir Edward Hungerford (1596–1648).[6]


Anthony Hungerford married Rachel (died January 1679-80), daughter of Rice Jones of Astall, Oxfordshire, by whom he had twelve children. His heir was his son Edward (1632–1711) A second son, called Colonel Anthony Hungerford, entered Nicolas's service as a secret agent in England, in the royalist interest, in 1655,[7] in the hope, it is said, of obtaining his elder brother's estate.[8] Rachel, a daughter, married Henry Cary, 4th Viscount Falkland, at Black Bourton on 14 April 1653.[9] He died on 7 June 1703, in his sixty-ninth year, and was buried in the Hungerford chapel of Bourton Church, where his monument is preserved.[10]

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  • HUNGERFORD, Sir Edward (1632-1711), of Broadwater, Suss.
  • b. 20 Oct. 1632, 1st s. of (Sir) Anthony Hungerford† of Farleigh Castle, Som. and Blackbourton, Oxon. by Rachel, da. of Rice Jones of Asthall, Oxon. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1649. m. (1) Dec. 1657 (with £4,000), Jane (d. 1664), da. and h. of Sir John Hele of Clifton Maybank, Dorset, and Wembury, Devon, 1s. (d.v.p.) 3da. (2 d.v.p.); (2) 3 Feb. 1666 (with £1,000), Jane (d. 1674), da. of Hugh Culme of Burlescombe, Devon, 2s. (1 d.v.p.); (3) by 1682, Jane (d. 1703), da. and h. of George Digby of Sandon, Staffs., wid. of Charles, 4th Baron Gerard of Gerard’s Bromley, Staffs. 1s. suc. fa. 1657; KB 23 Apr. 1661.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/hungerford-sir-edward-1632-1711

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  • Anthony Hungerford1
  • M, #231098
  • Last Edited=27 Aug 2009
  • Anthony Hungerford lived at Farley Castle, Wiltshire, England.1
  • Child of Anthony Hungerford
    • 1.Frances Hungerford+1 d. bt 19 Nov 1696 - 4 May 1697
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume III, page 238. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p23110.htm#i231098

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  • Anthony Hungerford1
  • M, #112837, b. circa 1606, d. 18 August 1657
  • Father Sir Anthony Hungerford1 b. b 29 Oct 1564, d. 27 Jun 1627
  • Mother Sarah Crouch1 d. 14 Apr 1627
  • Anthony Hungerford was born circa 1606 at of Farleigh Castle, Farleigh Hungerford, Wiltshire, England.1 He married Sarah Jones, daughter of Rice Jones, circa 1630.1 Anthony Hungerford died on 18 August 1657 at Farleigh Castle, Farleigh Hungerford, Wiltshire, England.1
  • Family Sarah Jones b. c 1605, d. Jan 1679
  • Child
    • Frances Hungerford+1 b. c 1635, d. a 19 Nov 1686
  • Citations
  • 1.[S31] Unknown author, Wikipedia.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3757.htm#i112837

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  • Anthony HUNGERFORD
  • Died: 18 Aug 1657, Farleigh Castle
  • Notes: also a royalist died at Farleigh in 1657. His son, Sir Edward - said to have entertained Charles II at Farleigh in Sep 1683. Edward was known as 'The Spendthrift' it is said he wasted £80,000 in capital and spent around £14,000 a year. He was forced to sell Farleigh in 1686 and died in 1711. At this time, Farleigh was described as virtually unchanged from the time of the great English Barons, but by 1701, a long process of decay had begun to take its toll.
  • Father: Anthony HUNGERFORD (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Sarah CROUCH
  • Married: Rachel JONES (d. Jan 1679) (dau. of Rice Jones)
  • Children:
    • 1. Edward HUNGERFORD (Sir) (b. 20 Oct 1632 -d. 1711) (m.1 Jane Culme - m.2 Jane Digby - m.3 Jane Hele)
    • 2. Anthony HUNGERFORD (b. 1634 - d. 7 Jun 1703)
    • 3. Sarah HUNGERFORD (m. John Carew of Anthony)
    • 4. Margaret HUNGERFORD
    • 5. Giles HUNGERFORD
    • 6. Mary HUNGERFORD
    • 7. Frances HUNGERFORD
    • 8. Rachel HUNGERFORD
    • 9. Catherine HUNGERFORD
    • 10. Elizabeth HUNGERFORD
    • 11. Lucy HUNGERFORD
    • 12. Diana HUNGERFORD
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/HUNGERFORD.htm#Anthony HUNGERFORD3

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Sir Anthony Hungerford, MP's Timeline

1608
1608
Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, England
1632
October 20, 1632
Age 24
Somersetshire, England
1635
1635
Age 27
Farley Castle,Wiltshire,England
1649
1649
Age 41
Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England
1649
Age 41
downe, ampney, gloucestershire, england
1657
August 18, 1657
Age 49
Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England
September 15, 1657
Age 49
Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, England
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