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  • ID: I12329
  • Name: Thomas Hughes
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1536
  • Death: 27 MAR 1587 in North Mimms, Hertfordshire
  • Residence: Uxbridge, Middlesex
  • Occupation: Personal physican to Mary I
  • Education: Merton, Oxford
  • Note: 1 2 3

    Grisold Hughes married Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland (1559-1641). A drawing of the Clifford coat of arms impaling Hughes shows that the arms borne by the family of Grisold Hughes were similar to those of Hughes of Gwerclas, an ancient Welsh family descended from the royal house of Powys, given as "argent a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules" (Armory; House of Clifford).
    In 1540 Richard and Thomas Bullock and John Roys disposed of their interests in the manor of Yeading (next to Uxbridge) to John Hughes. At this date it was said to comprise 10 houses, 490 a., and 100s. rents in Yeading and Hayes. (Footnote 41) The manor was subject to settlements in 1582 and 1585, (Footnote 42) and in 1586 Robert, son of Thomas Hughes, sold it to William Hewitt.
    Presumably if this is related at all, it refers to Thomas?s son:
    Thomas Hughes Esq., now head of the family, was a country gentleman of some standing. He did not follow his father into royal service. Such impact as he made was in county administration. In his later years he served on the commissions of the peace for Middlesex and on inquisitions post mortem. He was obviously content to enjoy the wealth and comfort created by his father's rewarding, if at times exposed, career without attempting to emulate it....
    Is this him?:
    The manor of Tidburst and Kendals, at Aldenham, Herts, was leased to John Cooke for twenty-one years, and again in January 1557?8 the reversion was let for twenty-one years to Thomas Hughes, the queen's physician. In the same yeare also it was annexed to the duchy of Lancaster. It was leased in 1577 for forty-one years to William Cade.
    [Aldenham is about 9 miles form North Mimms where apparently Thomas died.]
    Bargain and sale. 2 Jan 1584
    1. Thomas Hughes of Uxbridge. 2. Barnard Sharpe of Uxbridge.
    Premises: close of land in Hillingdon
    Mary I's "personal physician" throughout most of the reign was Thomas Hughes (or Huys), the man who hurried to her house in July 1553 and informed her of Edward?s death. Hughes received an MD in 1548 from Merton College, Oxford, became a Fellow of the College of Physicians in 1550 and consilarius the following year. Caesar Dalmaris, however, attended the Queen most frequently.
    (The Royal Doctors, 1485-1714: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Elizabeth Lane Furdell. 2001.)
    'Thomas Huys, M.D., physician to Mary Tudor'. by R R James, in Janus, 40 (1936), 171-7.
    Mr. Bromley exhibited the original emblazoned grant of arms, dated July 28, 1558, from Wm. Hervy, esq. Clarencieulx King of Arms, unto Thomas Huys, of Kenmerton, co. Gloucester, esq. one of the Physicians in Ordinary to Queen Mary, " in consideration of his trew and faythfull servyce done unto owr Souereigne Lady the Quenes Marie"? to wit, "Gules, a bend betwene two demy lyons argent, on the bend thre flouredeluces sables, and to his crest uppon the helme a storke in his proper coulers, that is sylver, membryd and bekyd gules, holding in his beke a mary gold, the flowre gold, the stalke vert, standing on a mownt whereon growyth wyld margerom vert, on a wreth argent and sable mantelyd gules dobled argent."
    (Report of Suffolk Inst of Arch & Nat Hist meeting Dec 1853, in Gentleman?s Mag.)
    Kemmerton, Glos, was then held as part of the possessions of the Crown until 1556, when it was granted to Thomas Huys, Margaret his wife, and their heirs; and finally it was sold by this, or another, Thomas Huys to John Parsons., Esq, in 1600.
    (History of Kemmerton, in TRANSACTIONS OF THE Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
    FOR 1894 - 95)
    In 1608 Thomas Hughes, Esq., was lord of the manor of Aston, a tything within the manor of Kemmerton.
    In 1554 the reversions of Westbourne Park, Paddington, Middsx, were granted in fee to the queen's doctor Thomas Hughes.
  • _UID: F83D4C8A0C6A48ED86C49792C56A13FF6AE7
  • Change Date: 11 MAR 2010

    Father: John Hughes b: ABT 1510

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Dwnn b: ABT 1526
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Grisold Hughes b: ABT 1560 in Uxbridge, Middlesex

      NO. 47
      Published by De Vere Press, Canada
      ?Does the Don triptych portray the ancestors of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford?? [Part 3 of 4]
    2. Text: East Yorkshire Local History Series no.53 2005
      pp 17, 92
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: The History of the County of Gloucester
      Author: Thomas Rudge, Robert Atkyns, John Smith
      Date: 1802
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