HOSIER, Edward (by 1506-71), of Shrewsbury and Preston Gubbals, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1506, 1st s. of Thomas Hosier of Shrewsbury by Alice. m. by 1531, Marjorie, da. of David Ireland of Shrewsbury, 1da. suc. fa. 1537/39.1

Offices Held

Steward, drapers’ co. Shrewsbury 1529-30, assistant to warden 1531-2, 1539-40, 1544-5, warden 1536-7, 1541-2; bailiff, Shrewsbury 1541-2, 1547-8, alderman by 28 Mar. 1553.2


Edward Hosier’s grandfather was a Welshman who took his name from his trade and migrated to Shrewsbury from Oswestry. The success of this move established the family there and set the pattern for its future. On completing his apprenticeship Hosier was admitted a liveryman of the drapers’ company in 1527; he was to hold its wardenship before his father’s death. His Membership of Parliament was an episode in his municipal career, coming between his two terms as bailiff. He may have owed his el