HUSSEY, Charles (1626-64), of Caythorpe, Lincs.
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Family and Education
bap. 30 Oct. 1626, 3rd but 1st surv. s. of Sir Edward Hussey, 1st Bt., (d.1648), of Honington by Elizabeth, da. of George Anton of Lincoln; bro. of Thomas Hussey. educ. G. Inn 1646. m. lic. 10 Apr. 1649, Elizabeth, da. of Sir William Brownlow, 1st Bt., of Humby, 3s. 6da. cr. Bt. 21 July 1661.1
Commr. for assessment, Lincs. 1652, 1657, Jan. 1660, 1661-3, (Kesteven) Aug. 1660-1, 1663-d., militia, Lincs. 1659, Mar. 1660; j.p. (Kesteven) Mar. 1660-d., commr. for sewers, Lincs. Aug. 1660, loyal and indigent officers, 1662, complaints, Bedford level 1663.2
Hussey’s family had held property in Lincolnshire since at least the reign of Henry VI, first entering Parliament in 1467. The whole family was royalist in the Civil War. His father was fined £8,750 as a commissioner of array, his uncle died in the Newark garrison, and his brother John was killed at Gainsborough. Hussey, too young to have committed himself, was appointed to local office during the Interregnum, and represented the county in the second Protectorate Parliament. As the son of a Royalist, he may have been considered ineligible at the general election of 1660.3
Hussey regained his seat at the general election of 1661, and was created a baronet shortly afterwards. An active Member in the opening sessions of the Cavalier Parliament, he was appointed to 82 committees and acted as teller in five divisions. In the first session he was named to the committees to examine the Journals of the Long Parliament and to consider the security and schismatics bills, but he took no part in the principal measures of the Clarendon Code, though he was added to the revived committee for the execution of those under attainder and appointed to that for the additional corporations bill. With Lord Herbert of Raglan (