|The Right Honourable
Sir Clement Higham
|Speaker of the House of Commons|
|Monarch||Queen Mary I|
|Preceded by||Robert Broke|
|Succeeded by||Sir William Cordell|
|Died||9 March 1571|
|Relations||grandson in law of Sir Robert Drury|
Sir Clement Higham (also Heigham) of Barrow, Suffolk (born by 1495 – 9 March 1571) was an English lawyer and politician. He was a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554–1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and a Privy Councillor to Queen Mary. He was also a barrister-at-law and a Reader and Governor of Lincoln's Inn in London.
Higham was buried in the parish church at Barrow, Suffolk, where there is an altar tomb in the chancel with effigy brasses, arms, and long eulogistic inscription, and his heraldic coat of arms is displayed in a window at Lincoln's Inn.
Higham married (after 1528) Anne (1506–1590), daughter of Sir George Waldegrave (1483–1528) of Smallbridge in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, by his wife Anne (d. 1572), daughter of Sir Robert Drury, Lord of the Manors of Thurston, and Hawstead, Suffolk, (1455–1536). (See also Waldegrave family.)
- The Visitation of Suffolk 1561, by William Hervey, Clarenceux King of Arms. Transcribed and edited by Joan Corder, F.S.A., London, 1984 volume 2, pps: 396-7.
- J.H., 'Heigham, John (d.1626), of Barrow, Suff.', in P.W. Hasler (ed.), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603 (Boydell & Brewer, 1981). Read here
|Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer
Sir Edward Saunders
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