HODGES, Richard (by 1523-72), of Petty France, Westminster and Highgate, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Apr. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1523. m. Joan, d.s.p.

Offices Held

Marshal of the Exchequer from 1553; escheator, Kent and Mdx. 1561-2, 1568-9; gov. Highgate g.s. 1565.


Having survived various vicissitudes under Queen Mary, Hodges, originally a protégé of Sir Roger Cholmley, was, by 1559, able to secure his own election for Westminster. He was by this time a churchwarden of St. Margaret’s, where he was buried 13 Oct. 1572, having made his will the previous 22 Sept. His widow, the sole executrix and residuary legatee, was ‘to pay the Queen’s majesty such sum or sums of money that I do owe unto her Highness in her court of the Exchequer’. There were various bequests of clothes, including ‘a leather coat with two gold buttons’.

PCC 31 Peter, 24 Morrison; LC2/4/1; E336/26/4; E405/119 m. 38; Westminster Abbey reg. 3, f. 198b; M. E. C. Walcott, Westminster Memorials, 125; CPR, 1553-4, p. 475; Mems. St. Margaret’s Westminster, ed. Burke, 424.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge