GLASIER, Hugh (d.1610), of Chester and Lea by Backford, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

2nd s. of William Glasier of Chester and Lea by his 1st w. Elizabeth, da. of (?Hugh) Aglionby. educ. I. Temple 1580. m. Mary Crispe, 3s. suc. bro. 1595.

Offices Held

Alderman, Chester; mayor 1602-3, asst. to v.-chamberlain 1604.


In 1588, on the death of his father, who was vice-chamberlain of the county palatine of Chester, Glasier inherited lands at Arrowe in Cheshire, but most of the property, including the Lea estate, went to his elder brother John. It was only when John died without heirs that Hugh inherited it. He immediately wrote to Michael Hickes, applying unsuccessfully to be put on the commission of the peace for the county, on the ground that he was being unfairly taxed for the subsidies in his hundred. Although he is not mentioned by name in the parliamentary journals for 1601, he may have attended committees to which the citizens of Chester were appointed concerning the payment of fines in Chester (as Nov.) and the vicarage of Rotherstone (2 Dec.). During the year of his mayoralty he corresponded with Robert Cecil about problems in the city caused by troops on their way to and from Ireland. He died in London on 6 July 1610.

Ormerod, Cheshire, ii(2), p. 386; J. Hemingway, Chester, i. 233; DKR, 39, p. 133; Lancs. and Cheshire Wills and Inventories (Chetham Soc. liv), 128 seq.; Lansd. 82, f. 134; 85, f. 14; D’Ewes, 651, 662; HMC Hatfield, xii. passim; Cheshire Sheaf, i. 115.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Patricia Hyde


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.