HUSSEY, Thomas I, of North Bowood, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

s. of James Hussey of Hampton, Som. by Joan Dullar of Dullar in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset. m. Joan, da. of John Bowood of North Bowood, 1s.1 Thomas II*.

Offices Held

J.p. Dorset 10 Nov. 1389-97.

Escheator, Som. and Dorset 24 Oct. 1392-24 Nov. 1394

Commr. of inquiry, Som., Dorset Mar. 1393 (concealments), Som. Apr. 1394 (goods of an outlaw).

Alnager, Dorset 23 Nov. 1395-23 Oct. 1396.

Biography

According to Hutchins, Hussey came from a family which had been established in Somerset and Dorset since the Conquest. Nevertheless, it is uncertain which properties in those shires he himself owned at the time of his only election to Parliament. If, as seems likely, his marriage to Joan Bowood had by then already taken place, he perhaps held the manor of North Bowood, and no doubt he also possessed land inherited from his father.2

Hussey’s earliest recorded associations were with members of the prominent Dorset families of Manningford and Turberville. In 1375 Roger Manningford† demised to him and John Manningford custody of the manor of Okeford Shilling, for the duration of the minority of Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Stephen Turberville, in return for an annual rent of 40 marks; and in the following year Hussey made a settlement of property in Blandford St. Mary on Rog