Andrew Judde

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Andrew Judde
Lord Mayor of London
In office
1550
Personal details
Born Tonbridge, Kent, England
Died September 4, 1558(1558-09-04)
Occupation Skinner

Sir Andrew Judde, or Judd (died 1558) was a 16th-century English merchant and Lord Mayor of London.[1]

He was born in Tonbridge, the youngest son of John Judde, Esq., a landowner from a leading local family.[2] His mother, Margaret Chiche, was the granddaughter of an earlier Lord Mayor of London, Robert Chichele, and great-niece of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, and William Chichele, Sheriff of London.[3] He left for London and apprenticed with the Skinners Company; he was later the master of the company for four terms. He accumulated a large fortune, part of which he used to establish the Tonbridge School in his home town. During his career as a merchant, he personally traveled to Russia, Spain, and the coast of Africa. He served as one of the Sheriffs of London in 1544, and was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1550. As a result of his vigorous opposition to Wyatt's Rebellion, he gained the favor of Queen Mary and Philip II of Spain. He served as Mayor of the Staple of Calais.

Sir Andrew Judde was married three times. His first wife was Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Murfyn, an earlier Lord Mayor of London; by her he had a daughter, Alice, who married Thomas Smythe, collector of customs for London. He married a second time, by 1542, to Agnes, about whom nothing is known. His third and final marriage was to Mary, widow of Thomas Langton and daughter of Thomas Matthews of Colchester.[4] Andrew died on September 4, 1558.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lord Mayors of the City of London from 1189" (PDF). citybridgetrust.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society". Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Annals of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, London". Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Judde, Sir Andrew". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 23 June 2014.