KERRY, John, of Hereford and Sutton, Herefs.

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

m. Joanna, 15 ch.

Offices Held

Mayor, Hereford 1555-6.


Kerry’s background is obscure. There was a family of this name settled at Putson, near Hereford, in the sixteenth century, perhaps a branch of the Kerrys of Worthen, Shropshire, but no pedigrees are known. Kerry was almost certainly related to Thomas Kerry, who sat in Parliament for Leominster in 1555 and who was a clerk of the privy seal for most, if not