MALLORY, John (d.1619), of Hutton Park and Studley, Yorks.

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

1st s. of Sir William Mallory of Hutton Park and Studley by Ursula, da. of George Gale of York. educ. L. Inn 1574. m. by 1578, Anne, da. of William, 2nd Baron Eure, 9s. 6da. suc. fa. Mar. 1603. Kntd. April 1603.2

Offices Held

J.p. Yorks. by 1597; commr. gaol delivery and j.p. Ripon and other liberties c. Sept. 1601; member, council in the north by 1603.3


During Elizabeth’s reign Mallory was overshadowed by his father. Almost the only information found about his activities between his marriage and his return for Thirsk concerns the contested county election of 1597, when he supported Sir John Stanhope and Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby, presumably leading the Mallory freeholders as heir of his father, who did not attend. He seems in his youth to have been a client of the Cecils: writing to Sir Robert in May 1603, complaining of rumours that Cecil was ‘hardly conceited’ against him, and insisting that he had ‘more relied of your house than of any other of the nobility whomsoever’.4

The chief Mallory estate was only some 12 miles from Thirsk, and the family had considerable local influence, but Mallory may have owed his parliamentary election to the lord of the manor of Thirsk, the 6th Earl of Derby, whose ‘high steward’ he claimed to be in the course of the continuation of a quarrel which broke out at the end of Elizabeth’s reign between the elder Mallory and Sir Stephen Proctor, a new justice of the peace in Yorkshire.

On his father’s death Mallory continued the dispute, complaining to the Earl of Salisbury in October 1605 about ‘divers unkindnesses’ between Proctor and others over Derby’s property. Four years later the controversy was still not settled. Proctor, who claimed to have been appointed steward of Thirsk by Salisbury and Lady Derby, accused Mallory of attending the open fair in the town accompanied by 40 or 50 men, and turning out Proctor’s deputy.5

Mallory died in 1619.6

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N.M.S.


  • 1. He sat on a committee, 30 Mar. 1604, CJ , i. 160.
  • 2. Vis. Yorks. ed. Foster, 156-7; Vis. Yorks. (Harl. Soc. xvi), 196; Walbran, Gen. and Biog. Mems. Lords of Studley in Yorks. 11; CSP Dom. 1598-1601, p. 61
  • 3. HMC Hatfield, vii. 416; Reid, Council of the North, 496; C181/9.
  • 4. A. Gooder, Parl. Rep. Yorks. ii. (Yorks. Arch. Soc. rec. ser. xcvi), 124; HMC Hatfield, xv. 82.
  • 5. HMC Hatfield, xii. 161; xvii. 445; CSP Dom. 1603-10, pp. 494, 539; Reid, loc. cit.
  • 6. C142/708/102.