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Walter Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons

Male 1378 - 1449  (71 years)


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  • Name Walter Hungerford 
    Suffix Speaker of the House of Commons 
    Born 22 Jun 1378  of Farleigh, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 1449  [1, 3
    Buried Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I12976  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2018 

    Father Thomas de Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons,   b. Bef 1328, of Farleigh, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1397  (Age > 69 years) 
    Mother Joan Hussey,   d. 21 Mar 1412 
    Married Bef 1376  [4
    Family ID F8147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Peverell,   d. Aft 14 Jun 1426 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Hungerford,   d. 14 Dec 1476
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F8146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "English knight and landowner, from 1400 to 1414 Member of the House of Commons, of which he became Speaker, then was an Admiral and peer. He won renown in the Hundred Years' War, fighting in many engagements, including the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. He was an English envoy at the Council of Constance in 1415. In 1417 he was made admiral of the fleet. On the death of Henry V he was an executor of Henry's will and a member of Protector Gloucester's council. He attended the conference at Arras in 1435, and was a Member of the House of Lords sitting as Baron Hungerford from January 1436 until his death in 1449. For some years he was Treasurer of England." [Wikipedia]

      "Knight of the Bath, 17 Mar 1400; Knight of the Shire for Wiltshire, 1401, 1404, 1407, 1411, 1413, 1414 and of Somerset, 1410; Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1405-6 and of Dorsetshire and Somersetshire, 1413-4; fought at the battle of Agincourt (France, Hundred Years' War), 25 Oct 1415; Steward of the Household to Henry V in 1417 and to Henry VI in 1424; Member of the King's Council, 1417-22; installed as a Knight of the Garter, 3 May 1421; Treasurer of the Exchequer, 1426-32. [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., year only.

    3. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    4. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.