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Jane Hussey (Pigot)

Also Known As: "Pigott", "Pigot"
Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Clotheram, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 3, 1531 (38)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Pigott, Esquire and Isabel Pigot (Gascoigne)
Wife of Sir Giles Hussey, Kt.
Mother of Thomas Hussey; Francis Hussey; Alice Hussey; Elizabeth Hussey; George Hussey and 1 other
Sister of Margaret Metcalfe

Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy,Vol. C...
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About Jane Hussey

  • Jane Pigot1
  • F, #34651, b. circa 1495
  • Father Thomas Pigott, Esq. b. c 1454, d. 16 May 1513
  • Mother Isabel Gascoigne b. c 1457
  • Jane Pigot was born circa 1495 at of Clotherham, Yorkshire, England.2 She married Giles Hussey, son of Sir John Hussey, Baron Sleaford and Anne Grey, circa 1529.2
  • Family Giles Hussey b. c 1510
  • Child
    • Thomas Hussey, Esq.+ b. 1530
  • Citations
  • [S10726] Unknown author, The Hussey Connection to the Plantagenet Lineage, by Roy Leggitt.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, p. 17, notes.
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  • Giles HUSSEY (Sir)
  • Born: ABT 1505, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, England
  • Notes: "Knights of England", vol II, p 45 lists: Giles Hussey - 1523, Jul 1. Knights made by the Lord Admiral AFT taking of Morlaix "for their hardness and courage". He was probably ABT 18 at this time. Bravery, family, standing, etc. counted more than a mature age. Over the years, many Husseys of England and Ireland were knighted. Giles's half brother, William was knighted in 1513. According to the Lincolnshire Pedigrees, Sir Giles Hussey of Caythorpe, was knighted by the Earl of Surrey at the Sacking of Morlaix in France 1522.
  • Father: John HUSSEY (1º B. Hussey of Sleaford)
  • Mother: Anne GREY (B. Hussey of Sleaford)
  • Married: Jane PIGOT (dau. and coheir of Thomas Pigot of Clotheram) 1525, Clotheram, York, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas HUSSEY
    • 2. Francis HUSSEY (b. 1528)
    • 3. Alice HUSSEY
    • 4. Elizabeth HUSSEY
  • From: HUSSEY (Sir)1


  • John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford (sometimes "Huse"; 1465/1466 – 1536/1537) 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.
  • .... etc.
  • 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]
  • From:,_1st_Baron_Hussey_of_Sleaford


  • 'Pigott04'
  • (1) Much of the upper section of this page was first launched within Temp90 on 10.04.12. It was moved here when we came across the article in 'The Genealogist' (identified below) which enabled us to avoid relying on various (contradictory) web sites and sort out the contradictions within Foster (who shows inconsistency between the 2 pages which cover this family - 'Pigot of Clotherham etc.' and 'Leeds Pigot Metcalfe etc.') and between Foster and Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Pygot), the latter now being largely ignored.
  • (2) 'The Genealogist' reports that "The family of Pigot is said to have been descended from a Norman nobleman, and top have settled in different provinces of England at or soon after the Conquest. A branch was settled in Yorkshire at an early period."
  • Lorette Pigot or Pycott
    • 1. Geoffrey Pigot or Piechott de Melmorby, Yorkshire (d by 1310)
    • m. Joan (a 1310)
      • A. Sir Randolph Pigot or Pygot of Melmorby & Carlton (a 1340)
      • This appears to be the Ralph (b c1269) shown by various web sites as m. Emma de Clotherham. Foster names his wife Joan whilst 'The Genealogist' identifies her as ...
      • m. Joan (possibly dau of Sir John Mincot)
        • i. Sir Geffrey Pigot of Melmorby (a 1348)
        • m1/2. Elizabeth
        • m2/1. Joan shown by various web sites as dau of Thomas de Hawkswell
          • a. Sir Randolph (Randall) Pigot of Melmorby & Clotherham (a 1359, d before 10.03.1404/5)
          • Various web sites identify Randall's wife (and mother of Geoffrey) as Joan/Johanna, dau of William de Swales. Foster identifies her as ...
          • m. Joan de Clotherham (a 1412, dau/heir of John de Clotherham)
            • (1) Sir Geoffrey Pigot of Clotherham (a 1418) shown by various web sites as d 1420
            • In 'Pigot of Clotherham etc.', Foster shows Margaret as relict of Sir Geoffrey who is shown as mother of Randall. However, in 'Leeds Pigot Metcalfe etc.'. the wife of Galfridus (the first of the family shown in that entry, apparently this Geoffrey) & mother of Ralph is shown as Emma de Ledes. 'The Genealogist' just mentions the marriage to Emma Leeds. We presume that he married twice as follows:
            • m1. Emma de Leeds (dau of Sir Roger de Leeds of Northall, sister/heir of William)
              • (A) Randolph (Randall/Ralph) Pigot of Clotherham (a 1431, d before 09.05.1467 (1461?))
              • Randall is the last mentioned by Foster. The next 2 generations are largely supported by Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Pygot) which showed Raff as son of Galfrid (by Johanna, dau of Sir John Mynyot) brother of John (father, by dau of Conan Aske, of John & Richard of Ripon) & son of Ralph (reputedly by Emma, dau of Sir William Lancaster of Sockbridge).
              • m. Margaret Plumpton (dau of Sir Robert Plumpton of Plumpton)
                • (i) Sir Geoffrey Pigot of Clotherham (b before 1428, d by 1469?)
                • m. Margaret Sewarby (d c11.1485, dau/heir of John Sewarby of Sewarby or Sywardby)
                • The following is supported by 'The Gentleman's Magazine' (vol 134, July 1823).
                  • (a) Sir Randolph Pigot of Clotherham (dsp 09.08.1503, Wakeman of Ripon)
                  • m. Joan Strangeways (dau of Sir Richard Strangeways (Strangweis or Stranguysh) of Harsley Castle by Elizabeth, dau of William Neville, Earl of Kent)
                  • (b) Thomas Pigot of Clotherham (d 16.05.1513)
                  • m. Isabell Gascoyne (dau of "a younger brother of the house of Gascoyne")
                    • ((1)) Margaret Pigot (b 1493, d 03.02.1531)
                    • m. (1507) Sir James Medcalfe of Nappa
                    • ((2)) Elizabeth Pigot (b 1498, dsp)
                    • m1. Sir James Strangways of Harsley Castle (dsp 1541)
                    • m2. Sir Charles Brandon (natural son of Charles, Duke of Suffolk)
                    • m3. Francis Neville of Barby (son of Sir John of Chevete)
                    • ((3)) Joan (Jane) Pigot (b 1501, bur 29.10.1597)
                    • m1. Sir Giles Hussey of Cawthorpe (Caythorpe/Gunthorpe)
                    • m2. Thomas Folkingham of North Hall
                    • ((4)) Margery Pigot
                    • m. Thomas Waterton
                  • (c) William Pigot (dsp young?) .... etc.
  • Main source(s): 'The Genealogist' (New Series, George Marshall, vol 2 (1878), 'Pigot of Melmorby in Coverdale, and of Clotherham near Ripon, co. York', p294+) with some support from Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, 'Pigot of Clotherham, etc'.) and with input/support/contradiction as reported above
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  • 'Hussey04'
  • .... etc.
  • Sir John was attainted and executed for treason. BE1883 reports that Sir John married Anne Grey before Margaret Blount but TCP shows the marriages the other way round. BE1883 allocates the children differently from the following which is as shown by Maddison.
  • m1. (before 04.08.1492) Margaret Blount (b 03.10.1474, widow of Sir John Barr of Barr's Court, dau of Sir Simon Blount of Mangotsfield or Mangotsbury by Eleanor Daubeny)
    • a. .... etc.
  • m2. (before 04.08.1492) Anne Grey (d before 11.02.1545/6, dau of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent)
    • b. Sir Giles Hussey of Caythorpe BE1883 suggests that Giles dsp but Maddison shows issue as shown below
    • m. Jane Pigot (dau of Thomas Pigot of Clotherham)
      • (1) Thomas Hussey
      • m. Bridget Bowes (dau of Richard Bowes of Aske)
        • (A) John Hussey of Honington and Caythorpe (dsp before 05.09.1587)
        • m. Elizabeth Metcalfe (sister of Thomas, widow of Thomas Trigge of Stamford)
        • (B) George Hussey
          • (i) John Hussey
        • (C) Elizabeth Hussey
        • m. Thomas Stydolf of Norbury (d 1604)
      • (2) Alice Hussey
      • m. Blaise Holland of Howell
      • (3) Elizabeth Hussey
      • m. Percival Lumley of Kew ('base son of Lord Lumley')
      • (4)+ other issue - Francis, John
    • c. .... etc.
  • Main source(s): Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1906, Hussey of Sleaford and Honington), BE1883 (Hussey of Sleford), TCP (Hussey), BEB1884 (Hussey of Honington), BEB1844 (Hussey of Caythorpe)
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  • Margaret Pigott Metcalfe
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: Feb. 3, 1531
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • James Metcalfe (1460 - 1539)
  • Children:
    • Christopher Metcalfe (1513 - 1574)*
    • Margaret Metcalfe Hilton (1520 - 1565)*
  • Burial: St Oswald Churchyard, Askrigg, Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 126584765
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  • Margaret Pigott
  • F, #71039, b. 5 August 1492, d. 3 February 1531
  • Father Thomas Pigott, Esq. b. c 1454, d. 16 May 1513
  • Mother Isabel Gascoigne b. c 1457
  • Margaret Pigott was born on 5 August 1492 at Clotheram, Yorkshire, England. She married James Metcalfe, son of Thomas Metcalfe and Elizabeth Hertlington, circa 1507. Margaret Pigott died on 3 February 1531 at age 38.
  • Family James Metcalfe b. c 1480, d. 20 Sep 1539
  • Child
    • Margaret Metcalfe+ b. c 1520, d. 1565
  • From:


  • Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, Parts 5-7 By Sir William Dugdale
  • Pg.121
    • Metcalfe of Nappa.
  • I. .... etc.
  • III. THOMAS METCALFE, Chancellour of ye Dutchy of Lancaster, temp. R. 3, of Nappa, J.P., b. cir 1424, d. 1503-4,
  • Pg.122
  • mar. Elizabeth, daughter and coheire of William Hartlington. They had issue —
    • 1. Sr James (IV).
    • 2. .... etc.
  • IV. Sr JAMES METCALFE, of Nappa, Knt., High Sheriff of Yorks. 1525, knighted 1528, J.P., b. cir 1460, d. 20 Sept 1539, Inq. p.m. 10 Nov. 1539, mar. Margaret, daughter & coheire of Thomas Pigot, of Clotherham, in com. Ebor., 22 H. 7, on or before May 1512, d. 3 Feb. 1530/1, Inq. p.m. 17 Mar. 1530/1. They had issue —
    • 1. Sr Christopher (V).
    • 2. Humphry.
    • 3. Edmund, of Worton.
    • 4. Oswald, of Hornby, bur. there 4 June 1604, (?) mar. first . . . dau. of Wm. Parkinson, secondly Mary, dau. of Roger Meynell, of North Kilvington.
    • 5. Robert.
    • Ann, mar. Richard Hebborne, of Hardwyke (Glover, 621).
    • Alice, mar. Leonard Frank, of Knighton (Glover, 619).
    • Elizabeth, mar. Thomas Layton, of Sexhow (Glover 540).
    • Margaret, mar. William Hilton, of co. Durham. Will 4 June 1566.
  • V. Sr. CHRISTOPHER METCALFE, .... etc.


  • The visitation of the county of Yorke, begun in a Dni MDCLXV. and finished a Dni MDCLXVI
  • .... etc.
  • Leonard Franke of Knighton in co. Ebor. Esq'r. = Alice, daughter of Sr James Metcalfe of Nappa in com. Ebor. K't. ; ch: Henry (m. Margaret Butler) Franke
    • .... etc.
  • James Metcalfe of Nappa in com. Ebor. Esq'r. was a Cap't in the Battell of Agincourt, temp. H. g. = .... daughter of Gibson of Iresby Hall. ; ch: 1. Thomas (m. Elizabeth Hartlington), 2. Brian, 3. Miles Metcalfe
    • 3. Miles Metcalfe, Recorder of York.
    • 2. Brian Metcalfe of Beare Parke in co. Ebor.
    • 1. Thomas Metcalfe, Chancellour of ye Dutchy of Lancaster, temp. R. 3. = Elizabeth, daughter and coheire of .... Hartlington. ; ch: 1. Sr James (m. Margaret Pigot), 2.Francis (m. Joane Seyton) Metcalfe
      • 2. Francis Metcalfe, marr. Joane, daugh. and coheire of Everard Seyton of Maidwell in co. North'ton.
      • 1. Sr James Metcalfe of Nappa, Knt. = Margaret, daughter & coheire of Thomas Pigot of Clotherham in com. Ebor. 22 H. 7. ; ch: 1. Sr Christopher (m. Elizabeth d. of Henry Earle of Cumberland), 2. Humphry, 3. Edmund, 4. Oswald, 5. Robert Metcalfe
        • .... etc.
  • .... etc.
  • Marmaduke Constable of Cliff in com. Ebor. Esq'r. = ..... daughter of Sr James Metcalfe of Napper in com. Ebor. Knt. ; ch: James (m. .... Middleton) Constable.
    • .... etc.


  • Romantic Richmondshire: Being a complete account of the history, antiquities ... By Harry Speight
  • Pg.463
  • .... etc.
  • But to continue with the Nappa line. Sir James Metcalfe, of Nappa, the eldest of the three sons of the Chancellor, was born about 1460. In early life he served on the Scottish Border under Richard, Duke of Gloucester, whose chief residence during the latter part of the reign of Edward lV. was, as before related, at Middleham Castle. He was a gentleman of high standing, and in point of wealth the possessor of numerous properties and offices which must have raised him to a position of considerable power and influence. He held the post of Coroner of the Marshalsea of the King's Household ; likewise the offices of Master Forester, or Master of the Game, within the Forests of Wensleydale, Raydale, and Bishopdale, and Keeper of the Parks of Woodhall, near Nappa, and Wanless, in West Witton and Swinethwaite. He also served the office of High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1525, and was knighted by the king at Windsor in 1528.* In 1523 he contributed to the Lay Subsidy levied upon the inhabitants of Staincliffe and Ewecross. The account is given in an extremely well-preserved paper book at the Record Office [Exchequer Q.R. Lay Subsidies, Yorkshire W.R., 14th and 15th Henry VIII.†] and shews that he was chief lord of Hertlington, and gives the names of his twelve tenants there ; .... etc.
    • * In the Chapter House Books relating what horses were taken by the inhabitants off the field of Brauxton, i.e., Flodden Field, in 1513, mention is made of "James Medcalfe of Nappaye," as having received "three grey geldings, a baye gelding, and a black gelding," which makes it highly probable that he took part in that great engagement.
    • † This book is quite the finest specimen of a Lay Subsidy of this or any other period for Yorkshire.
  • Pg.464
  • .... His eldest son is returned among others for Nappa, as "Christopher Metcalfe, Esq." Sir James married late in life — when he was 52 — a daughter of Thomas Pigot, Esq., of Clotherham, near Ripon, a lady then in her 20th year, and by her acquired a large territorial fortune. He died at an advanced age in 1539, and on November 10th of that year an inquisition p.m. was taken at Topcliffe declaring the extent of his various lands and possessions.
  • Sir Christopher Metcalfe, who was born in 1513, succeeded his father, and following shortly the death of the latter, John, Lord Scrope, entered an action contesting the proprietary right of Christopher to the manor of Nappa. .... etc.
  • .... Still Sir Christopher remained a man of considerable wealth, and married a daughter of Henry, 11th Baron Clifford, created Earl of Cumberland in 1525, and Knight of the Garter in 1532. The Earl died in 1541, .... etc.


  • 'Metcalfe01'
  • James (or Miles) Metcalfe of Wensleydale & Nappa (& Bere Park), Yorkshire (a Captain at Agincourt 25.10.1415)
  • m. _ Gibson (dau of _ Gibson of Ireby Hall)
    • 1. Thomas Metcalfe of Nappa (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster)
    • m. Elizabeth Hartlington (dau of _ Hartlington of Hartlington)
      • A. Sir James Metcalfe of Nappa
      • m. Margaret Pigot (dau of Thomas Pigot or Pigott of Clotherham)
        • i. Sir Christopher Metcalfe of Nappa & Wensleydale
        • m. Elizabeth Clifford (dau of Henry, Earl of Cumberland)
          • a. James Metcalfe of Nappa (d 1579/80)
          • m. Joan Savile (dau of John Savile of Stanley)
            • (1) Sir Thomas Metcalfe of Nappa (b c1579, d 07.1655)
            • m. Elizabeth Slingsby (dau of Sir Henry Slingsby of Screvin or Scriven)
              • (A) James Metcalfe of Nappa (b 1603/4, a 08.1665, recorder of Richmond)
              • m. Margaret Hicks (dau of William Hicks of London)
                • (i) Elizabeth Metcalfe
              • (B) Thomas Metcalfe (3rd son)
              • m1. Frances Burdet (dau of Francis Burdet of Burthwayt)
              • m2. Grace Rokeley (dau of Robert Rokeley of Rokeley)
              • (C) Frances Metcalfe (d 1658)
              • m. Sir William Robinson of Newby
              • (D)+ other issue - Scroope (Major), Henry, Elizabeth (d young), Mary (d unm), Katherine (d young), Joane
          • b. Margaret Metcalfe
          • m. George Middleton of Leighton
          • c.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Ingram, Charles
        • ii. Edward (Edmund) Metcalfe or Medcalfe of Morton (3rd son?)
        • m1/2. Anne Clifton
          • a. son (doctor)
        • m2/1. ??
          • b. other (haberdasher)
        • iii. Oswald Metcalfe or Medcalfe (5th son)
        • m. _ Parkinson (dau of William Parkinson)
        • iv. Anne Metcalfe or Medcalfe
        • m. Richard (probably not Thomas) Hebborne
        • v. (Margaret) Medcalfe (d before 10.06.1566)
        • m. (Sir William) Hilton (b by 1511, d 1562)
        • vi. (Agnes) Medcalfe
        • m. (Sir John) Widdrington (b c1503, d 10.10.1571)
        • vii. Alice Metcalfe or Medcalfe
        • m. Leonard Frank of Knighton
        • viii. (Alice) Medcalfe married _ Bowes, presumably ...
        • m. Robert Bowes (Master of the Rolls)
        • ix. Elizabeth Metcalfe or Medcalfe
        • m. (Thomas) Layton of Saxhow (d 22.12.1583)
        • x.+ other issue - Humphry, Robert
      • B. .... etc.
  • Main source(s): Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Metcalfe - various), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Metcalfe of Nappa)
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Jane Hussey's Timeline

August 5, 1492
Clotheram, Yorkshire, England
Age 33
Probably Dorking, Surrey, England
Age 34
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 35
England, United Kingdom
Age 36
Old Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 37
Old Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 37
Of, Caythorpe, Kent, Eng
February 3, 1531
Age 38
Leeds, Yorkshire, England