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Richard Empson, Speaker of the House of Commons

Male Abt 1450 - 1510  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Richard Empson  [1, 2
    Suffix Speaker of the House of Commons 
    Birth Abt 1450  [3
    Gender Male 
    Death 17 Aug 1510  Tower Hill, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I21115  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2021 

    Father Peter Empson,   b. of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1473 
    Mother Elizabeth Joseph   d. Aft 1474 
    Family ID F13035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane   d. Aft Aug 1510 
    +1. Jane Empson   d. Between 10 Nov 1587 and 14 Feb 1588
    +2. Joan Empson
    Family ID F13036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2021 

  • Notes 
    • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1517] The History of Banbury, Including Copious Historical and Antiquarian Notices of the Neighborhood by Alfred Beesley. London: Nicholas and Son, 1841.

    2. [S1340] The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton by George Baker. London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 1822-30.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    4. [S4464] Clifford L. Stott, "Ancestry of Agnes Spencer, Wife of Thomas Higginson of Berkeswell, Warwickshire, Ancestor of Nine American Immigrants, Cousin to Diana, Princess of Wales, Sir Winston Churchill, President George Washington, and Others." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 174:199, Summer 2020; 174:330, Fall 2020., year and place only.