Is your surname Hutton?

Research the Hutton family

Frances Hutton's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Frances Hutton (Clopton)

Also Known As: "Widow Bowes", "Frances Hutton"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Long Melford, Suffolk, England
Death: 1619 (70-78)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Clopton of Fore Hall and Margery/Margaret Clopton
Wife of Martin Bowes, of London, Esq. and Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of York
Mother of Cordelia May; Thomas Bowes, of London; Frances Parmiter and Richard Bowes, of Babthorpe
Sister of Thomasine Kighley Aldham; Elizabeth Clopton; Emma Smith, of Long Melford; William Clopton, Esq.; Julian Clopton and 4 others

Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
Last Updated:

About Frances Hutton

Taken from

Martin Bowes (died 1573), who married firstly Frances Scrope,[8] the granddaughter of Robert Amadas.[9] According to the Diary of Henry Machyn, she was buried 29 December 1566.[9] He married secondly, Frances Clopton (died 1619), the daughter of Richard Clopton and his second wife, Margery Playters.[10][11][a] After her first husband's death, Frances (nee Clopton) married secondly, as his third wife, Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of York.[b][13][10]


Martin Bowes, 2nd son of Sir Martin Bowes, Mayor of London, & his wife Cecily Elliot.


  • 1) Frances, dau & heir to Richard Scrope, & Elizabeth, dau & heir to Robert Amidas. 4 daughters, 1 son (Martin).
  • 2) Frances, dau of ... Clopton, of Grafton. 2 sons, 2 daughters.

Their children

  • Cordale, married ... Mey, son of the Bishop of Carlisle
  • Frances, married Thomas Parmiter of Witton in Com. Norfolk, ar.
  • Richard Bowes of Babthorpe
  • Thomas Bowes of London, married 1) Dorcas Harmon 2) Anne

Source: page 27 of The visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634 : to which are added miscellaneous Essex pedigrees from various Harleian manuscripts, and an appendix containing Berry's Essex pedigrees v.13 by Metcalfe, Walter C. (Walter Charles)

From page 178 of Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem Relating to the City of ..., Volume 2 edited by Edward Alexander Fry, George Samuel Fry (Samuel Phillimore Watts), Sidney Joseph Madge

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 23 June, 16 Eliz. [1574] before John Ryvers, Knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Martin Bowes late of London, esq., by the oath of John Haddon Stephen Walden, Robert Langworth, John Harrison, Richard Adams, Edward Bowen, John Keblewhite John Jennynges, Arthur Raynscrofte, Thomas Russell, Thomas Hackett, Henry King, John Crowche, William Povye, William Crickdott, Roger Hole, George Busshopp, George Gynn, and John Wytton who say that

Martin Bowes was seised in his demesne as of fee of 5 messuages lying in Abchurche lane within the parish of St. Mary Abchurche in the City of London, now or late in the several tenures of Richard Burgone, Thomas Russell, Gregory Castor, William Cowebridge and Charles Birte; 5 other messuages in Abchurch lane, in the parish of St. Mary Woolnoth, now or late in the several tenures of John Waterscott, George Kevall, Francis Bcrnarde and Gabriel Brangicr; 9 messuages in Shirbourne lane in the said parish of St. Mary Woolnoth, 7 whereof were lately demised to John Robenson and now are or late were in the several occupations of Gregory Bacon, Christopher Moore, Alexander Phenix, John Nicolls, Bickers, widow, late the wife of Lancelot Bickers, William Noble and William Robenson, and the other 2 messuages are or were in the several tenures of Kenerick Pryce and Roger Knott; and all that messuage lying in St. Swythians lane in the said parish of St. Mary Woolnoth now or late in the tenure of William Shortc, grocer.

So seised, the said Martin Bowes by indenture dated 7 February, 9 Eliz. [1567], made between himself of the one part, and Thomas Wilbraham of London, gent., now deceased and William Ormeshawe citizen and grocer of London and Francis Champneis of London, gent., of the other part, agreed that the said Thomas, William and Francis withiri the space of 1 year should prosecute a writ de recto out of the court of Chancery against him the said Martin Bowes, and thereby should petition (pray) against him all the said premises, and that the said Martin should appear and defend and call to warrant the common voucher, and that immediately after such recovery had they should be seised of all the said premises to the use of the said Martin and Frances then his wife for their lives; after their decease, then to the use of William Bowes one of the sons of said Martin and Frances, and his heirs male; for default, to the use of the heirs male of the body of the said Martin by the said Frances; for default, to the use of Martin Bowes, gent., son and heir apparent of the said Martin named in the writ and his heirs male; for default, to the use of the heirs male of the body of the said Martin named in the writ; for default, to the use of the heirs of the body of the said Martin; and for default, to the use of his right heirs for ever.

The said recovery and execution thereupon were suffered and had within the space of 1 year to the uses aforesaid.

All the said premises are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee is not known, and are worth per ann., clear, 13 6s. 8rf.

Martin Bowes died in London 4 February, 15 Eliz. [1573]; Martin Bowes the son now of London, gent., is his son and next heir, and is now aged 27 years and more.

The said Frances late the wife of the said Martin Bowes the father still survives.

Chan. Inq. p. m., 16 Eliz., part 1, No. 14.

view all 11

Frances Hutton's Timeline

Long Melford, Suffolk, England
November 5, 1567
Age 23
London, Middlesex , England
Age 32
Age 75
January 11, 1941
Age 75
May 3, 1941
Age 75
March 13, 1950
Age 75