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Richard Empson

Male Abt 1450 - 1510  (~ 60 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Richard Empson was born about 1450 (son of Peter Empson and Elizabeth Joseph); died on 17 Aug 1510 in Tower Hill, London, England.


    From Wikipedia:

    Early in the reign of Henry VII he became associated with Edmund Dudley in carrying out the King's rigorous and arbitrary system of taxation, and in consequence he became very unpopular. Retaining the royal favour, however, he was knighted at the creation of the future Henry VIII as Prince of Wales on 18 February 1504, and was soon High Steward of the University of Cambridge,and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, but his official career ended with Henry VII's death in April 1509.

    Thrown into prison by order of the new King, Henry VIII, he was charged, like Dudley, with the crime of constructive treason, and was convicted at Northampton in October 1509. His attainder by Parliament followed, and he was beheaded on 17 August 1510. In 1512 his elder son, Thomas, was "restored in blood", meaning that his father's attainder was reversed so far as it affected him, by Act of Parliament.

    Family/Spouse: Jane. Jane died after Aug 1510. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Jane Empson died between 10 Nov 1587 and 14 Feb 1588.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Peter Empson was born in in of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, England; died in 1473.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England


    "The story that [Richard Empson] was the son of a sieve maker, first recorded by John Stow, was adopted by Francis Bacon but has no known factual basis--Peter Empson was of local consequence in Northamptonshire, holding property at Towcester and in nearby Easton Neston." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Peter married Elizabeth Joseph. Elizabeth died after 1474. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Elizabeth Joseph died after 1474.
    1. Anne Empson died before 1483.
    2. Elizabeth Empson died after 1521.
    3. 1. Richard Empson was born about 1450; died on 17 Aug 1510 in Tower Hill, London, England.