John Hungerford (c. 1560 – 1636)

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John Hungerford (ca. 1560–1636) was an English MP.

He was the eldest of Walter Hungerford of Cadnam and trained in the law at the Inner Temple (1580).

He was elected MP for the constituency of Wootton Bassett through four successive parliaments between 1584 and 1593. He served a fifth term for Chippenham in 1604–1611.[1]

He was a Justice of the Peace by 1594 for Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire for 1605–06.

He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Thomas Estcourt of Shipton, Gloucestershire; they had 5 sons and 3 daughters.


  1. ^ J., W.J. (1981). "HUNGERFORD, John (c.1560-1636), of Cadnam, Wilts.". In Hasler, P.W. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558–1603. TSO. ISBN 9780118875011.