Andrew Judde

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Andrew Judde
Lord Mayor of London
In office
Personal details
BornTonbridge, Kent, England
Died(1558-09-04)September 4, 1558
The Tonbridge School, founded by Andrew Judde

Sir Andrew Judde, or Judd (born 5 September 1492, died 1558) was a 16th-century English merchant and Lord Mayor of London.[1]

The Judd School, founded by the Skinners Company, is named after Andrew Judde

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 (1516-1550), 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 Anny Langton (1490-1550), about whom nothing is known. His third and final marriage was to the widow Mary Langton (née Matthews).[4] Andrew died on September 4, 1558.


  1. ^ "Lord Mayors of the City of London from 1189" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. 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.