HORDE, Andrew (by 1527-67), of Charborough, Dorset and Long Sutton, Som.
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b. by 1527, s. of one Horde of Long Sutton. m. Margaret, 3s. 5da.1
Andrew Horde came of a family settled in Long Sutton, Somerset, which is not known to have been related to the Hordes of Shropshire. His service to Richard Phelips introduced him to Poole, where in 1549 and 1552 he received payment for copying charters and other items, and it was evidently on his master’s nomination that he was elected there to Mary’s third Parliament. Phelips himself was returned as knight of the shire for Dorset but when the House was called early in January 1555 both were found to have departed prematurely and without leave. Horde was prosecuted in the King’s bench for this dereliction and distrained in successive terms until Michaelmas 1558, when his sureties for a total fine of 53s.4d. were Richard Calmady and Edmund Prowte. During the same term Horde himself stood surety for his master’s kinsman John Phelips.3
After Richard Phelips’s death in 1558 Horde became more closely associated with Sir John Rogers and other gentlemen who employed him in various assignments. In 1559 when he sued out a general pardon he described himself as of Spettisbury (a village not far from Rogers’s home) alias of Charborough, yeoman, but soon afterwards on leasing Long Sutton from the 2nd Earl of Southampton he settled in Somerset. He was a sick man when he made his will on 28 Apr. 1567. He wished to be buried in the church at Long Sutton and left his lease there to his wife during widowhood, requiring her to bring up their children ‘to learn or otherwise in decent sort’ on the advice of the executors, his four brothers. He also left over £500 to be divided between his wife and children. The will was proved on the following 20 June.4