BLAGGE, Henry (c.1549-96), of Little Horningsheath, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1549, 1st s. of George Blagge of Kent by Dorothy, da. of William Badby of Essex. m. 1571, Hester, da. of Sir Ambrose Jermyn by his 1st w. Anne, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 1551.

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Blagge inherited lands in Shefford and Dartford, Kent when he was only two, on the death of his father, a gentleman of the bedchamber to Henry VIII. He probably moved to Suffolk shortly afterwards, when his mother, a former maid of honour, married Sir Ambrose Jermyn: he was certainly living there in 1571 at the time of his own marriage. In 1594 he succeeded to Little Horningsheath, which Sir Robert Jermyn had settled on his mother in l580. He also possessed the site of the monastery of Bury St. Edmunds, granted to him by the Badby family in 1581, which he conveyed in 1592 to Sir Robert Jermyn. Blagge twice came into Parliament for Sudbury, a long way from hi