HUNGERFORD, Sir Edward (by 1532-1607), of Farleigh Castle, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. by 1532, 2nd s. of Sir Walter Hungerford, Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury (exec. 1540), being 1st s. by his 2nd w. Alice, da. of William, 1st Lord Sandys; half-bro. of Sir Walter Hungerford. m. (1) aft. 1574, Jane, da. of Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney, Glos., wid. of William Forster of Aldermaston, Berks.; (2) Cecily, da. of Sir John Tufton, 1st Bt., of Hothfield, Kent. suc. half-bro. Sir Walter c.1596. Kntd. 1601.

Offices Held

Gent. pens. by May 1558-83; j.p. Wilts. by 1583, sheriff 1594-5, collector for the loan 1598.


Hungerford was already a considerable landowner when, in his sixties, he succeeded to the residue of the family lands. Next he decided to take a belated turn as knight of the shire, and he was named to the committee on the penal laws, 2 Nov. 1601. He could also have attended committees to which the knights of the shire were appointed, concerning the order of business (3 Nov.), clothworkers (18 Nov.) and monopolies (23 Nov.). In 1602 he bought the manor of Corsh