Ursula Hungerford

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Ursula Hungerford (Sandys)

Birthplace: Colton Hall, Staffordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1600 (85-87)
Chelsea, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Sandys and Margaret Sandys
Wife of Thomas Hungerford, of Chelsea, Mdx.
Sister of Christopher Sandys; Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York; Miles Sandys, MP; Ann Braithwalte; Margaret Sandys and 5 others

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About Ursula Hungerford

Daughter of William Sandys and Margaret Dixon Sandys, Sister of Edwin Sandys; Archbishop of York and a descendant of William I of Scotland it is claimed.

  • Sir Samuel Sandys of Ombersley;
  • Sir Edwin Sandys; George Sandys;
  • Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys (1695–1770);
  • Edwin Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys (1726–1797);
  • Mary Hill, Marchioness of Downshire, 1st Baroness Sandys (1774–1836);
  • Arthur Moyses William Hill, 2nd Baron Sandys (1793–1860);
  • (Arthur) Marcus Cecil Sandys, 3rd Baron Sandys;
  • Richard Michael Oliver Hill, 7th Baron Sandys (b. 1931);
  • U.S. President Zachary Taylor;
  • Richard Taylor;
  • Richard Lovelace;
  • Francis Lovelace;
  • Thomas Todd;
  • Sir Archer Croft, 2nd Baronet (1684–1753);
  • Sir John Croft, 4th Baronet (c. 1735–1797);
  • Sir Herbert Croft, 5th Baronet (1751–1816);
  • Dr. Sir Richard Croft, 6th Baronet (1762–1818);
  • Henry Page Croft, 1st Baron Croft


URSULA MAIDENHEAD (c.1513-c.1583)

The parentage of Ursula Maidenhead is something of a mystery.
    • The monument to her second husband, on which she also appears in effigy, reports that Thomas Hungerford "had to wife Ursula Maidenhead, the daughter of Lady Sands."
    • Various genealogy sites identify "Lady Sands" as Margaret Dixon of Witherslack (d.1548+), wife of William Sandys of Hawkshead, Furness Fells, Lancashire (c.1480-c.1548), where he had a house called Esthwaite Hall.
    • Some of these same genealogy sites say Ursula was born at Colton Hall, Staffordshire,
    • but they are unclear as to who her father was.
    • Some also confuse Sandys with his uncle, the first baron Sandys.
    • As far as I can tell, the William Sandys married to Margaret Dixon was not even knighted, let alone a lord, and he was not, apparently, Ursula's father.
  • Ursula's first husband was James Barnard of London (d.1540),
    • by whom she had
      • Richard (d. by 1582),
      • Edmund,
      • another son, and
      • two daughters.
  • By 1543, Ursula had married Thomas Hungerford of Chelsea (1511-1581).
    • In 1544, Hungerford claimed, in right of his wife as Barnard's widow, "seven tenements or cottages with their appurtenances, containing by estimation one hundred acres of land, meadow and pasture . . . at a rent of fifty-four shillings and sixpence."
    • The children of Thomas Hungerford and his wife Ursula were
      • Edward (d.1614),
      • Anthony,
      • another son, and
      • Mary.
  • Ursula made her will in 1583.
    • Included in it was a list of the portraits the Hungerfords had collected. Among them were likenesses of all the Tudor kings and queens, of Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, and of Thomas and Ursula. Portraits: one extant in 1583; effigy on Hungerford monument in Chelsea Old Church.
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Ursula Hungerford's Timeline

Staffordshire, England
Age 87
Chelsea, Middlesex, England