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Henry Stoughton[1]

Male - 1509


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  • Name Henry Stoughton 
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Between 20 Dec 1508 and 9 Aug 1509  [2
    Died Between 5 Jun 1509 and 9 Aug 1509  St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I12315  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2020 

    Father Thomas Stoughton,   b. Abt 1415,   d. Between 31 Oct 1478 and 8 Feb 1480, St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Christian,   d. Bef 31 Oct 1478, St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan,   d. Aft 7 Nov 1513 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Stoughton,   b. Abt 1465,   d. Between 28 Jun 1528 and 23 Jul 1528, Dartford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F8029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Amelia Morrow, from Connections: Morrow, Porter, Sanders, etc.:

      "Henry succeeded his father in the business in London. He was bequeathed Thomas's 'principal place in Old Fish Street and the two shops against the door of St. Nicholas...my great shops which Thomas Derham holdeth to farm, with a cellar and a shop of the yearly value of £ 4 13s 4d.' [...]

      "Henry Stoughton was part owner of two ships captured by pirates in December 1491. He was also probably the fishmonger who, for reasons unknown, appears on a list of persons in prison in Cambridge who were exempted from the King's general pardon on 30 Apr 1509 (on the ascension of Henry VIII), only a few months before Henry's will was proven."

      From "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings of New England", citation details below:

      "[Turner and Turner, The English Ancestry of Thomas Stoughton] note that Edward Stoughton's grandfather Henry Stoughton 'appears in a list of persons beginning with Edmund de la Pole and including...a murderer...who were exempted from the King's general pardon on the accession of Henry VIII, April 30 1509,' but they say Henry Stoughton's offence is unknown. Henry's trial and death is documented in The Great Chronicle of London which shows that Henry Stoughton was imprisoned for his part in promoting the unpopular tax and debt-collecting activities carried out by Henry VII's ministers Empson and Dudley."

      Footnote accompanying the above:

      "A. H. Thomas and I. D. Thornley, ed., The Great Chronicle of London (London: G. W. Jones, 1938), 339. Following an entry describing a proclamation issued by Henry VIII 'upon the xviijth daye of maii' the chronicler states 'And abowth this tyme were convyct and demid to the pyllory iiij Sytyzyns as perjurid & comonly fforsworn personys, That is to say John derby bowyer othirwyse namyd John wrygth, John Sympson ffuller Rychard Smyth Carpenter & henry Stokton ffyshmonger Of the whych ffowyr personys iij were sett upon the said pyllory, and the iiijth which was henry Stokton ffor he was sore syke & In poynt of deth was sparid, But he dyed shortly afftyr In prison, These were the chevetaynys of alle the Questmongers of the Cyte, and In such ffavour wyth Empson & dudley that by theym was moche myschieff doon, The which afftyr this opyn shame to theym excecutid dyed alle shortly afftyr.' The next entry in the chronicle describes the marriage of Henry VIII 'Abowth the myddyll of the monyth of Junii.' The date of the trial is more precisely given in 'The Repertories of the Court of Aldermen, 1495–1835, from the Corporation of London Record Office,' microfilm (Brighton: Harvester Microfilm, 1986) repertory 2, fol. 68v, 8 June 1509 [FHL 1,482,846] (transcription, with modern spelling, supplied by historian Mark Horowitz of Chicago), which states 'At this court it is decreed and adjudged that Herry Stockton fishmonger and Robert Jakes sherman which as well by their own confession as otherwise been duly convict of detestable perjury shall be disfranchised [sic] from the liberty of this City forever.'"

  • Sources 
    1. [S373] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson, and Janet Chevally Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings of New England." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 165:245, October 2011; 166:46, January 2012.

    2. [S2927] The English Ancestry of Thomas Stoughton, 1588-1661, and His Son Thomas Stoughton, 1624-1684, of Windsor, Connecticut by Ethel McLaughlin Turner. Waterloo, Wisconsin: Artcraft Press, 1958.

    3. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.