WALSHE, John (d.1572), of Cathanger, Som. and Bethnal Green, Mdx.

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



Mar. 1553
Oct. 1553
Apr. 1554
Nov. 1554

Family and Education

1st s. of John Walshe by his 1st w. Joan, da. of John Broke, serjeant-at-law. educ. M. Temple. m., 1da.

Offices Held

Justice Carm., Pemb., Card.; member, council in the marches of Wales 1553.


Recorder, Bristol 1552-?71; j.p. Glos., Herefs., Salop, Som., Worcs. and Welsh counties 1554-9; bencher, M. Temple 1554-9, reader 1555, 1559; serjeant-at-law 1559; j.p. six northern counties 1562; j.c.p. 10 Feb. 1563; c.j. Lancaster 1563


Apart from his one appearance as knight of the shire for Somerset, Walshe represented Bristol continuously from the last Parliament of Edward VI’s reign until 1563, when he became a judge. Bristol gave him a present of wine on his promotion. Next year he advised the bishop of Bath and Wells in the inquiry into the religion of justices of the peace and reported on the charges against Gabriel Pleydell and others of unlawful hunting in Selwood forest. Soon afterwards he received a Council letter