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Anthony Hungerford, Knight

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Birthplace: Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Gloucestershire, England
Place of Burial: Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England
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Son of Sir John Hungerford, of Down Ampney and Margaret Hungerford
Husband of Jane Hungerford and Dorothy Fettiplace
Father of Thomas Hungerford; Sir John Hungerford, of Down Ampney; Edward Hungerford; Edmund Hungerford; Mary Clifford and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Wynter; Anne Hungerford, *; Edward Hungerford; Christian or Katherine Hungerford; Thomas Hungerford and 2 others

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About Anthony Hungerford, Knight

Wiltshire notes and queries page 263

Sir Anthony Hungerford was born about 1485 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England and died 1559 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England

  • Parents: John Hungerford & Margaret Blount.

Married

  1.  about 1513 in Littlecote, Wiltshire, England to Jane Darrell (born about 1490). She was the daughter of daughter of Edward Darrell and Jane Croft.
  2. about 1547 to Dorothy Danvers (born about 1485 - 1559), widow of Sir John Fettiplace.  She was the daughter of John Danvers and Anne Stradling.

Children of Jane Darrell & Anthony Hungerford include:

  1. John (Sir Knight) (1513-1580). Married 1) Bridget (or Margaret)  Fettiplace.  Married 2) Ellenor Hungerford.
  2. Edmund.  Born abt 1515.
  3. Elizabeth (Dorothy).  Born about 1528.  Married John Fettiplace.
  4. Jane. Born about 1519.  Married unknown Servington. 
  5.  Edward.  
  6.  Thomas 

Children of Dorothy Danvers & Anthony Hungerford:

  1.  George 
  2. Henry.  Married the daughter of William Webb.
  3.  Jane.  Married 1) William Fforster 2) Edward Hungerford.
  4.  Anne.  Born about 1520.  Married John Blagrave.  

Sources 

  •  The Visitation of Gloucestershire P. 88
  • M L Call: The Royal Ancestry Bible Vol 2 Chart 1284

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_________________________________________________________________________________ from The History of Parliament Offices Held J.p. Glos. 1514, 1528-d., Som. 1531-43, Oxon. 1531-40, Wilts. 1531-d., Berks. 1544-7; commr. subsidy, Glos., Wilts. 1523, 1524, musters, Wilts. 1539, chantries, Glos. 1548, relief Berks., Glos., Wilts. 1550, goods of churches and fraternities, Wilts. 1553; sheriff, Wilts. 1527-8, 1538-9, 1544-5, 1556-7, Oxon. and Berks. 1536-7, Glos. 1553-4; bailiff and parker, Chilton Foliat, Wilts. 1539; keeper, Hungerford park, Berks. 1552.2

Biography One of the numerous branches of the Hungerford family had been established in Down Ampney on the Wiltshire border of Gloucestershire since the 13th century. In addition to his entailed property, Sir John Hungerford owned lordships in Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. The fact that his wife had Seymour blood in her veins perhaps had some influence on the early career of his son Anthony. The family pedigree includes a younger brother of Sir John also called Anthony, of whom little is known, but who can be distinguished from his nephew since he was not knighted.3

The younger Anthony Hungerford perhaps had some training in law at the Inner Temple since his son and heir was to be admitted there before 1534. He received his knighthood after the taking of Tournai where he seems to have been associated with his kinsman, Sir John Seymour. Hungerford’s father was assessed for the subsidy of 1523 on goods in Gloucestershire worth £400, and he himself on lands in Wiltshire worth £30. After succeeding to his inheritance in the following year, he was prominent at court on ceremonial occasions; he was a servitor at the coronation of Anne Boleyn and carried one of the 12 banners of descents at the funeral of Henry VIII. Writing to Cromwell in 1536 asking for a priory in Wiltshire he stated that he had ten sons to provide for. In 1540 he bought for £1,935 four manors in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. His second marriage, connecting him with leading Berkshire gentry, seems to be reflected in the inclusion of his name in the commissions for that county. Hungerford was mustered with the army in the north in 1536, under the 3rd Duke of Norfolk with the army for France in 1544, and on the Scottish border in 1544 as a captain with 100 men under the Earl of Hertford.4

A Star Chamber case soon after 1550 reveals Hungerford’s attachment to the Brydges family. He was accused, as a justice, of protecting John Boller of Highworth in Wiltshire, a friend of Sir John Brydges, who had refused to obey the order of the Privy Council for the removal of altars. Hungerford’s attitude was attributed to his blind affection towards his ‘cousin’ Brydges, to whom he was related by his first marriage. Hungerford was also accused of failing to prosecute a local felon who was in the retinue of Brydges’ son Sir Edmund. Hungerford was a strong candidate for election in his own right, but it was probably his close association with the Brydges family which explains his return with (Sir) Edmund Brydges as a knight of the shire to Mary’s first Parliament. Hungerford was pricked sheriff during the second session.5

In 1557 Hungerford had licence to retain 20 persons above his daily household. He died on 18 Nov. in the following year, and was buried the next day. His will, made on 31 Aug., mentions seven sons and seven daughters. He left silver cups, sheep or sums of money to a large number of persons including godchildren, several of whom had been christened after him. Certain manors in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire were bequeathed to his son Edmund, and others to his wife for life. He named his wife and his eldest son John executors.6

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558 Author: M. K. Dale Notes 1. Date of birth estimated from first reference. Vis. Glos. (Harl. Soc. xxi), 88; Longleat, Hungerford colls. by Jackson, iv. f. 311; LP Hen. VIII, i, iv; PCC 25 Bodfelde, 4 Thower. 2.LP Hen. VIII, i, iii-v, viii, xi-xxi; CPR, 1547-8, pp. 76, 81, 83, 91; 1548-9, p. 136; 1550-3, p. 396; 1553, pp. 351, 354, 359, 415; 1553-4, pp. 17, 25, 27; Stowe 571, f. 59. 3. Jackson, ff. 144-7; Bristol and Glos. Arch. Soc. Trans. xxx. 42-43; xlvii. 2-6. 4.Cal. I.T. Recs. i. 106; LP Hen. VIII, i, iii-iv, vi, x, xv, xviii; E179/113/215; Strype, Eccles. Memorials, ii(2), 301; HMC Bath, iv. 67, 71. 5. St.Ch.3/5/77. 6.Coll. Top. et Gen. vii. 71-72; PCC 31 Stonard; E150/999/23. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/hungerford-sir-anthony-1492-1558 __________________________________________________________________________________ --------------------

Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney

Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney, Gloucestershire (born by 1492, died 18 November 1558), was a Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire. He was also a soldier, a sheriff, and a courtier during the reign of Henry VIII of England.

Hungerford was the eldest son of Sir John Hungerford of Down Ampney and Margaret, daughter of Edward Blount of Mangotsfield. He may have had some training in law. He was knighted after the siege of Tournai in October 1513. After succeeding to his inheritance on the death of his father in 1524, he took a prominent part in court ceremonial occasions.


Hungerford was active in acquiring land. In 1536 he wrote to Thomas Cromwell requesting that he be granted lands formerly belonging to a priory in Wiltshire and he purchased four manors in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire for £1,935. His second marriage brought him an interest in Berkshire and he was included in commissions for that county.[1]


Hungerford was sheriff of three counties: Sheriff of Wiltshire 1527–8, 1538–9 1544–5, and 1556–7. Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire 1536–7 and Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1553–4. As well as his civic duties he continued his military careerer. He joined the army in the north in 1536. He was with the army in France in 1544 under Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk with the army for France in 1544 and late the same year on the Scottish border as a captain with 100 men under the Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford.[1]


In 1550 he was brought before the Court of the Star Chamber. He was accused of abusing his position as a justice of the peace by ignoring the actions of some members of Brydges family (who were related to him through his first marriage), one of whom had refused to carry out a Privy Council order to remove some altars, and another who was sheltering an alleged felon. It may have been his close association with the Brydges that helped secure him election to Parliament as a knight of the shire for Gloucestershire to Queen May's first Parliament (1553). He was appointed Sheriff of Gloucestershire during the Parliament's second session.[1]


He made his will on 31 August about three months before he died on 18 November 1558. In the will he mentions seven sons and seven daughters, including his eldest son John who along with his wife were the executors of the will.[1]


Hungerford married twice. Around 1515 he married Jane, daughter of Sir Edward Darrell of Littlecote, Wiltshire. They had five sons including Edward and John and possibly a daughter.[1]


He married secondly Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Danvers of Dauntsey, Wiltshire and widow of John Fettiplace (died 1524) of East Shefford, Berkshire. They had two sons and two daughters and at least three other children.[1]

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Hungerford_of_Down_Ampney

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  • HUNGERFORD, Sir Anthony (by 1492-1558), of Down Ampney, Glos.
  • b. by 1492, 1st s. of Sir John Hungerford of Down Ampney by Margaret, da. of Edward Blount of Mangotsfield. m. (1) c.1515, Jane, da. of Sir Edward Darrell of Littlecote, Wilts., 5s. inc. Edward and John ?da.; (2) Dorothy, da. of Sir John Danvers of Dauntsey, Wilts., wid. of John Fettiplace (d.1524) of East Shefford, Berks., 2s. 2da.; at least 3 other ch. Kntd. ?13 Oct. 1513; suc. fa. 1524.1
    • J.p. Glos. 1514, 1528-d., Som. 1531-43, Oxon. 1531-40, Wilts. 1531-d., Berks. 1544-7; commr. subsidy, Glos., Wilts. 1523, 1524, musters, Wilts. 1539, chantries, Glos. 1548, relief Berks., Glos., Wilts. 1550, goods of churches and fraternities, Wilts. 1553; sheriff, Wilts. 1527-8, 1538-9, 1544-5, 1556-7, Oxon. and Berks. 1536-7, Glos. 1553-4; bailiff and parker, Chilton Foliat, Wilts. 1539; keeper, Hungerford park, Berks. 1552.2
  • One of the numerous branches of the Hungerford family had been established in Down Ampney on the Wiltshire border of Gloucestershire since the 13th century. In addition to his entailed property, Sir John Hungerford owned lordships in Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. The fact that his wife had Seymour blood in her veins perhaps had some influence on the early career of his son Anthony. The family pedigree includes a younger brother of Sir John also called Anthony, of whom little is known, but who can be distinguished from his nephew since he was not knighted.3
  • The younger Anthony Hungerford perhaps had some training in law at the Inner Temple since his son and heir was to be admitted there before 1534. He received his knighthood after the taking of Tournai where he seems to have been associated with his kinsman, Sir John Seymour. Hungerford’s father was assessed for the subsidy of 1523 on goods in Gloucestershire worth £400, and he himself on lands in Wiltshire worth £30. After succeeding to his inheritance in the following year, he was prominent at court on ceremonial occasions; he was a servitor at the coronation of Anne Boleyn and carried one of the 12 banners of descents at the funeral of Henry VIII. Writing to Cromwell in 1536 asking for a priory in Wiltshire he stated that he had ten sons to provide for. In 1540 he bought for £1,935 four manors in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. His second marriage, connecting him with leading Berkshire gentry, seems to be reflected in the inclusion of his name in the commissions for that county. Hungerford was mustered with the army in the north in 1536, under the 3rd Duke of Norfolk with the army for France in 1544, and on the Scottish border in 1544 as a captain with 100 men under the Earl of Hertford.4
  • A Star Chamber case soon after 1550 reveals Hungerford’s attachment to the Brydges family. He was accused, as a justice, of protecting John Boller of Highworth in Wiltshire, a friend of Sir John Brydges, who had refused to obey the order of the Privy Council for the removal of altars. Hungerford’s attitude was attributed to his blind affection towards his ‘cousin’ Brydges, to whom he was related by his first marriage. Hungerford was also accused of failing to prosecute a local felon who was in the retinue of Brydges’ son Sir Edmund. Hungerford was a strong candidate for election in his own right, but it was probably his close association with the Brydges family which explains his return with (Sir) Edmund Brydges as a knight of the shire to Mary’s first Parliament. Hungerford was pricked sheriff during the second session.5
  • In 1557 Hungerford had licence to retain 20 persons above his daily household. He died on 18 Nov. in the following year, and was buried the next day. His will, made on 31 Aug., mentions seven sons and seven daughters. He left silver cups, sheep or sums of money to a large number of persons including godchildren, several of whom had been christened after him. Certain manors in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire were bequeathed to his son Edmund, and others to his wife for life. He named his wife and his eldest son John executors.6
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/hungerford-sir-anthony-1492-1558
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  • Sir Anthony Hungerford
  • M, #52757, d. 1559
  • Father Sir John Hungerford d. 1524
  • Mother Margaret Blount b. c 1458
  • Sir Anthony Hungerford married Jane Darrell, daughter of Edward Darrell and Jane Crofts, circa 1511. Sir Anthony Hungerford died in 1559 at of Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Family Jane Darrell b. c 1490
  • Child
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  • Anthony HUNGERFORD
  • Born: ABT 1485, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: 1559, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England
  • Father: John HUNGERFORD
  • Mother: Margaret BLOUNT
  • Married 1: Jane DARRELL (dau. of Edward Darrell and Jane Croft) ABT 1513, Littlecote, Wiltshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John HUNGERFORD (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Edmund HUNGERFORD
    • 3. Elizabeth (Dorothy) HUNGERFORD
    • 4. Jane HUNGERFORD
    • 5. Edward HUNGERFORD
    • 6. Thomas HUNGERFORD
  • Married 2: Dorothy DANVERS (b. ABT 1485 - d. 5 Feb 1559) (dau. of John Danvers and Anne Stradling) (w. of Sir John Fettiplace) ABT 1547
  • Children:
    • 7. George HUNGERFORD
    • 8. Henry HUNGERFORD
    • 9. Jane HUNGERFORD
    • 10. Anne HUNGERFORD
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/HUNGERFORD.htm#Anthony HUNGERFORD2
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  • HUNGERFORD, Edward (c.1519-72), of Weston, Berks.
  • b.c.1519, prob. 2nd s. of Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney, Glos. by 1st w. Jane, da. of Sir Edward Darrell of Littlecote, Wilts.; bro. of John. m.settlement June 1555, Dorothy, da. and coh. of Robert Allen of London, at least 1s. 5da.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/hungerford-edward-1519-72
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  • HUNGERFORD, John (by 1516-82), of Stokke, Wilts. and Down Ampney, Glos.
  • b. by 1516, 1st s. of Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney by 1st w. Jane, da. of Sir Edward Darrell of Littlecote, Wilts.; bro. of Edward. educ. I. Temple, adm. 5 Feb 1534. m. (1) by 1541, Bridget, da. of John Fettiplace of East Shefford, Berks., at least 1s.; (2) settlement 1 June 1563, Eleanor, da. of Walter, Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury, Wilts., wid. of William Master(s); at least 2s. 4da. suc. fa. 18 Nov. 1558. Kntd. Sept. 1574.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/hungerford-john-1516-82
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1485
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Gloucestershire, England
1510
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Littlecote,Wiltshire,England
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Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England
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Of Downe, Wiltshire, , England
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Of,Down Ampney,Gloucester,England
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