Christopher Hussey (died 1686)

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Christopher Hussey (1599 – 1686) was an English nobleman and one of the first settlers in New England.

Career[edit]

Hampton Beach - Captain Christopher Hussey of Hampton, was commissioned to govern the Royal Province of New Hampshire in 1679.[1]

Christopher Hussey was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, in 1599. By 1633, Hussey had settled in New Hampshire with his wife Theodate (née Bachiler) and mother Mary (née Wood) (died June 16, 1660, married December 5, 1593 to John Hussey, born 1570, died July 24, 1632) where he purchased land.

Hussey was one of the original founders of Nantucket, Massachusetts, becoming a landowner there by the 1660s. Hussey became a Lieutenant in 1653 and a Captain in 1664.[2] In 1679, he was an Officer of the Crown having been commissioned by King Charles II of England to "govern the Royal Province of New Hampshire".[3][4] He was the first person in Hampton, Rockingham County, to swear allegiance to King Charles II. He died in 1686.[5][6]

Christopher Hussey's father was reportedly descended from John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford. Lord Hussey was beheaded by King Henry VIII in 1537 for treason.[7][8] The NEHGS, however, say that his descent from noble houses "seems highly unlikely".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robertson, William (1834). A General History of North and South America: Including the Celebrated Work by Robertson. Mayhew, Isaac, and Company. p. 424. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 18th September 1679....The king was represented by a president and council of his own appointment....to govern the province of New Hampshire.....Christopher Hussey of Hampton, Esquire...to be of the council...
  2. ^ Boyd, M. (2004). "Christopher Hussey and Theodate Bachiler". Michelle Boyd. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ The Owl - Volumes 60-69. Wing Family of America, Incorporated. 1966. p. 1334. Retrieved 28 November 2017. When New England was made a Royal Province, he (Hussey) was one of the councillors...
  4. ^ Robertson, William (1834). A General History of North and South America: Including the Celebrated Work by Robertson. Mayhew, Isaac, and Company. p. 424. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 18th September 1679....The king was represented by a president and council of his own appointment....to govern the province of New Hampshire.....Christopher Hussey of Hampton, Esquire...to be of the council...
  5. ^ Robertson, William (1834). A General History of North and South America: Including the Celebrated Work by Robertson. Mayhew, Isaac, and Company. p. 424. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 18th September 1679....The king was represented by a president and council of his own appointment....to govern the province of New Hampshire.....Christopher Hussey of Hampton, Esquire...to be of the council...
  6. ^ Huffman, J. (2017). Starbuck, Waldschmidt, & Huffman Family of Bangor, Michigan. Lulu.com. p. 61. ISBN 1387103202. Retrieved 20 November 2017. The Founder's Burial Ground commemorates the other Founding Fathers of Nantucket...
  7. ^ Furness, Hannah (19 November 2017). "King Henry VIII ordered for Meghan Markle's ancestor to be beheaded". Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 19 November 2017. ...he (Captain Christopher Hussey, Esquire) left England in the 1630s to become a Founding Father of Nantucket....Lord Hussey m (married) Dame Margaret Blount....
  8. ^ Duboff, Josh. "Prince Harry's Ancestor Reportedly Executed Meghan Markle's Ancestor". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Royal Ancestry of Meghan Markle". americanancestors.org. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-12-01.