EMERY, John (by 1506-53 or later), of Worcester.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Oct. 1553

Family and Education

b. by 1506, 1st s. of Thomas Emery alias Hosier of Worcester by Elizabeth, da. of Alexander Sadler of Worcester. ?m. Alice. suc. fa. 1508.1

Offices Held

Auditor, Worcester 1545-6.2


John Emery’s father was, to judge from his will, a prosperous hosier with London connexions. To his three sons and one daughter, all under age in 1508, he left £20 each; his son John was also to inherit the two gold rings, one called a signet, the other ‘le Loope’, which he bequeathed to Robert Mors alias Hosier, bailiff of Worcester. Of John Emery himself little has come to light. If he followed his father’s calling it did not make him wealthy for he was assessed on goods worth only £5 for the subsidy of 1545: a shop in the High Street was said to be in his tenure in 1548. On his return to the first Marian Parliament he had as his colleague John Bourne I: Bourne forwent the greater part of his parliamentary wage but Emery’s claim for 69 days (which allowed for six days’ travel) was met by members of the city’s two councils, the Twenty-Four and the Forty-Eight, who contributed 3s. and 1s.6d. a head respectively. Of Emery’s part in the proceedings of the Parliament there is only the negative evidence that he was not among those who ‘stood for the true religion’, that is, for Protestantism.3

Nothing has been discovered about Emery’s further career.

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: M. K. Dale


  • 1. Under age but eldest of three brothers in 1508, PCC 5 Bennett, 26 Bodfelde; Worcs. RO, 008.7/18/1576.
  • 2. Worcester Guildhall, audit of accts. 1540-1600.
  • 3. E179/200/147, 162; CPR, 1547-8, p. 273; Worcester Guildhall, chamber order bk. 1540-1601, f. 46v.