Can some one enter the father of Hugh Tyndale.

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09.  Sir Robert Tyndale    b.c.  1330 – 1410     Born & lived in Langley Castle.                       2 Sons of William and Elizabeth            John Tyndale b. 1345-before 1397, m. Catherine.                   10.  Baron Hugh Tyndale b. c. 1360 -  d.c. 1410.    Born in Langley Castle.                                                                                                             m. Alicia Hunt, b. 1391 d. 1543                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A summary of the often-stated position regarding the earliest Tyndale’s are found in the footnote to the 1887 edition of Foxe's Martyrs by the editor Josiah Pratt:                           Hugh de-Tyndale, a descendant of Robert, Baron de Tyndale, of Longley [Langley?] Castle, in Northumberland, settled in Gloucestershire during the “wasting” wars of York and Lancaster, where he passed for some time under the name of Hutchens, having been concerned in a quarrel between the contending families. Hugh is connected with the de Tyndale name until the time of the wasting wars, when it followed Tyndale into extinction as the family name of a barony.                                                                                                                              

Tyndale family is very short on documented records.

WikiTree profile: Hugh Tyndale
in Genealogy Help by Donald McDonald G2G3 (3.5k points)
edited by Richard Devlin
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I am afraid I consider that much better evidence is needed before parents can be attached. Please see the warning on the profile, and also the research notes. Pratt's footnote to his edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs is not good evidence, and Pratt was a clergyman and not an expert in genealogy.

Nor, I am afraid, is there evidence Hugh was a baron. There is in fact next to no information about him.

For those who want to see what Pratt actually wrote, it is the footnote viewable on Google Books on page 115 on Vol. V of his edition of Foxe, viewable on Google Books and published in, probably, 1877 (no publication date given in the book but it was entered in the Bodleian Library that year). It is a mere glancing reference to Hugh, and there is no sourcing, and what it says about Hugh's ancestry and descendants is suspect.

by Michael Cayley G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
selected by Darlene Athey-Hill

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