HUSSEY, Sampson (c.1565-aft.1623), of Edmondsham, Dorset and Bristol.

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

b. c.1565, 4th s. of Thomas Hussey of Edmondsham by Anne, da. of Jervis Markham or Marchante, wid. of Giles Aclough of Salisbury. educ. Winchester, scholar 1578, aged 13; Hart Hall, Oxf. 1584, New Coll. Oxf., scholar 1584, fellow 1586-1600, BCL 1592, DCL 1602. m. at West Harnham, Wilts. 1603, Jane Bowcher, 2s. 2da.1

Offices Held

Adv. Doctors’ Commons 1609.2


Hussey, about whose activities little is known, was brother of James Hussey, registrar of Oxford University from 1589-1610, and a relative of Thomas Hussey II.3 The Rogers family must have provided him with his parliamentary seat at Wareham, presumably through a common connexion with the Strodes. Hussey’s first name suggests that Sampson Strode, civil lawyer and fellow of All Souls’ College, Oxford, may have been his godfather. Hussey’s connexion with the Rogers family was confirmed by the marriage of his daughter Deborah to John Rogers of Langton Long in 1603.

The latest reference found to Hussey shows him to have been at Bristol in 1623.4

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler


This biography is based upon information supplied by Mr. J. P. Ferris.

  • 1. Dorset Co. Mus. 6267/32, 105, 346; Vis. Dorset (Harl. Soc. xx), 59-60; Hutchins, Dorset, i. 250; iv. 313; New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg. 1927, pp. 178-186; Som. and Dorset N. and Q. xvii. 280.
  • 2. Al. Ox. 777.
  • 3. Ibid. 776.
  • 4. Vis. Som. ed. Colby, p. 145.