TUCKER, Hugh (c.1537-c.86), of Salisbury, Wilts.

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. c.1537, prob. 2nd s. of Robert Tucker of Exeter by Jane, da. of Thomas Palmer of Devon. m. bef. 1561, Elizabeth. educ. prob. M. Temple bef. 1555.

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Tucker’s 1576 subsidy assessment for goods in Salisbury was £7. He had also land outside the city. On 21 Apr. 1572 the Salisbury council met and elected Tucker and Giles Estcourt as burgesses for the Parliament. It appears that one of them was chosen on the recommendation of the 2nd Earl of Pembroke, whose interference was resented by the council and it was resolved not to permit it in the future. As Estcourt was a local man, a member of the 24 and an MP on two previous occasions, it follows that it must have been Tucker who received Pembroke’s support. The exact date of Tucker’s death has not been ascertained, but the churchwardens’ accounts for the parish of St. Edmund’s, Salisbury, for 1585-6 include the receipt of 6s. 8d. for his grave within the church.

Vis. Wilts. (Harl. Soc. cv, cvi), 195; CPR, 1560-3, p. 73; Churchwardens’ Accts. of St. Edmund and St. Thomas, Sarum (Wilts. Rec. Soc.), passim; Two Taxation Lists (Wilts. Arch. Soc. recs. br. x), 65; City of Salisbury mss D(34), f. 22v; Hoare, Wilts. Salisbury, 285; VCH Wilts. v. 113.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.