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Thomas Hungerford of Rowden

Thomas Hungerford of Rowden[1]

Male - 1469

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  • Name Thomas Hungerford of Rowden 
    Arms of Hungerford
    Arms of Hungerford
    Nickname Sir 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Rowden, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1469  Salisbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Beheaded. Treason in the Warwick Plot to restore Henry VI.
    Buried Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Farleigh Hungerford, Mendip, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Hungerford of Rowden
    Thomas Hungerford of Rowden
    Farleigh Hungerford Castle
    • Sir Thomas Hungerford (d. 1469), the eldest son, lived chiefly at Rowden, near Chippenham. After giving some support to Edward IV and the Yorkists he joined in Warwick's conspiracy to restore Henry VI in 1469, was attainted, and was executed at Salisbury. He was buried in the chapel of Farleigh Castle. He married Anne Percy, daughter of the Earl of Northumberland, who married two husbands after his death Sir Lawrence Raynesford and Sir Hugh Vaughan and, dying on 5 July 1522, was buried in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster. Hungerford left by her an only child, Mary, who became the ward of William, lord Hastings [q.v.], and in 1480 married Sir Edward (afterwards Lord) Hastings, her guardian's son. The attainders on her father and grandfather were reversed in her favour in 1485, and her husband was summoned to parliament as Lord Hungerford. George Hastings, first earl of Huntingdon [q.v.], was her son.

      Sir Walter Hungerford (d. 1516), youngest son of Robert and Eleanor, was M.P. for Wiltshire in 1477, and, as a partisan in earlier days of the house of Lancaster, obtained a general pardon from Richard III on his accession in 1483. He was, nevertheless, arrested by Richard on the landing of the Earl of Richmond in 1485, but escaped from custody, and joined Richmond's army. At the battle of Bosworth he slew, in hand-to-hand combat, Sir Robert Brackenbury, lieutenant of the Tower, under whose command he had previously served, and was knighted by Henry VII on the battlefield. Farleigh Castle and some other of the forfeited family estates, though not the family honours, were restored to him, and he was made a member of the privy council. In February 1487 he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Rome, and executed a will before his departure (Materials for the Reign of Henry VII, Rolls Ser. ii. 122-4). In 1497 he assisted in quelling Perkin Warbeck's rising. In 1503 he went in the retinue of Henry VII's queen to attend the marriage of the Princess Margaret with the king of Scotland. After the accession of Henry VIII he continued a member of the privy council, and, dying in 1516, was buried at Farleigh. His wife was Jane, daughter of Sir William Bulstrode, and his only son Edward was father of Walter, lord Hungerford (1503-1540) [q. v.]

      [Dugdale's Baronage; Hoare's Hungerfordiana; Letters, &c., of Henry VIII; Materials for the Reign of Henry VII (Rolls Ser.); Paston Letters, passim, ed. Gairdner; Hoare's Mod. Wiltshire, Heytesbury Hundred; Collinson's Somerset, iii. 355.] [2]
    Person ID I11211  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2016 

    Father Robert Hungerford, 3rd Baron Hungerford,   b. 1431, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1464, Newcastle, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor Moleyns 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1441 
    Family ID F2116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Percy,   b. aft. 1428,   d. 1522  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    +1. Mary Hungerford, Baroness Botreaux, suo jure Baroness Hungerford and Moleyns,   b. Abt 1468,   d. Bef 10 Jul 1533  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F2043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online:, "Thomas Hungerford of Rowden,"

    2. [S336351] Dictionary of National Biography, 63 volumes, Sir Sidney Lee, ed., (New York: McMillan and Company, 1885-1900), Public Domain., vol. 28, 256-57.