|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1398|
"Son of Walter de Hungerford of Heytesbury and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam FitzJohn of Cherhill. Husband of Eleanor, daughter of Sir John Strug of Heytesbury, no issue.
Secondly, husband of Joan Hussey and father of Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford.
Owing to his relationship with John of Gaunt, he was chosen by King Edward III to act as speaker, the first reference to be formally mentioned in the rolls as holding the office
of speaker. He held the office of forester of Selwood, purchased the manor of Farleigh-Montfort from Walter Pavely, hence forth called Farleigh Hungerford, which was turned from a manor into a castle with royal permission obtained 1383."
[Above information from Anne Shurtleff Stevens]
Sheriff of Wiltshire. First elected Speaker of the House of Commons 1377. Stewart to the household of King John of Gaunt.
[Death date supplied by Todd Whitesides.]
Joan Hussey Hungerford (1350 - 1412)*
Walter Hungerford (1378 - 1449)*
Note: Family crypt in St. Anne's Chapel contains the best collection of human shaped lead coffins in Britain
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Plot: Chapel of St. Anne
Created by: Carolyn Gray
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
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