HUDDLESTON, William (d.1628), of Millom, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

1st s. of Anthony Huddleston of Millom by Marie, da. of Sir William Barentyne of Little Haseley, Oxon. m. Mary Bridges of Glos., 7s. 8da. suc. fa. 1598.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cumb. 1617-18.1

Biography

Returned to Elizabeth’s last Parliament as knight of the shire for Cumberland, Huddleston could have attended the main business committee (3 Nov.), the committee on monopolies (23 Nov.), one to strengthen the defences of the northern border (3 Dec.) and another to regulate the local government of the northern counties (14 Dec.). During the course of the Parliament his servant was arrested for non-payment of a surgeon’s bill, but the House granted him privilege and censured the surgeon (15 Dec.).2

Several lawsuits over his estates expose Huddleston as a violent, contentious man, at odds with neighbours, relations and the law. On