Walter Hungerford, 1st Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury (c.1502-28 July 1540) was the son of Edward Hungerford and Jane la Zouche. He m. (1) Susan Danvers, daughter of Sir John Danvers, (2) Alice Sandys, daughter of William Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, in 1527 and (3) Elizabeth Hussey, daughter of John Hussey, 1st Lord Hussey, in October 1532.
He was Squire of the Body to HENRY VIII c. 1523. He was High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1533. He was created 1st Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury [England by writ] on 27 April 1536.
His 3rd wife is notable for the apparent cruelty against her - she appealed for protection to her husband's patron Thomas Cromwell, accusing her husband of keeping her at Farley for the previous 4 years, attempted divorce, and tried to poison her.
On 16 July 1540 Hungerford was attainted for sodomy, sorcery and subversion. He died on 28 July 1540, beheaded along with Thomas Cromwell, when the Barony was forfeited. After his execution, his widow Elizabeth became the wife of Sir Robert Throckmorton.
Child of Walter Hungerford, 1st Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury and Susan Danvers
Children of Walter Hungerford, 1st Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury and Alice Sandys
Edward had a son Sir Walter, summoned to Parliament as Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury in 1536, attainted and executed 28 July 1541.
Sir Walter died without male heirs in 1596 and his estates passed to his brother Sir Edward who d. 1607. His property passed to his great-nephew and adopted heir Sir Edward Hungerford, KB 1626, d. 1648.
He also died childless, and the manor passed to his half-brother Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton.
HIs da. and heir Margaret Hungerford m. Robert Sutton, 2nd Lord Lexinton of Aram.
Their da. and heir Bridget Hungerford m. John Manners, Marques of Granby and Duke of Rutland sold the manor to Thomas and Edward Snow in 1720.
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