HURT, Richard (-d.1616), of Nottingham, Notts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010
Available from Cambridge University Press

Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

m. by 1585, Margaret, 5s. (1 d.v.p.) 3da.1 bur. 16 Feb. 1616.2

Offices Held

Freeman, Nottingham by 1580, chamberlain, 1580-1, sheriff 1582-3, common councilman 1586-94, alderman 1594-d., mayor 1595-6, 1602-3, 1609-10.3

Biography

Hurt originally came from Haldworth in Yorkshire but became a prosperous Nottingham mercer who also owned several mills and ‘salt work[s]’ by the time of his death.4 Shortly after serving as mayor for the second time he was returned for the borough to the first Stuart Parliament, but left no mark on the surviving parliamentary records. In January 1606 the corporation