HYETT, Clement (bef.1534-c.74), of Wimborne Minster, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. bef. 1534, prob. fa. (but poss. e. bro.) of John Hyett. m. bef. 1563, Anne, wid. of John Williams, s.p.

Offices Held

Dep. steward to Sir John Rogers at Kings Somborne, Hants c.1561; dep. recorder, Melcombe Regis 1571.


Hyett must have been returned for Wareham through the influence of the Rogers family. Both Hyett and Sir John Rogers had voted against a government bill in the 1555 Parliament. In 1571 Hyett wrote from London to the mayor and corporation of, apparently, Melcombe Regis, as ‘your poor friend and co-burgess’ promising diligence in some cause and saying he ‘can do nothing without money’. He was one of the 12 foundation governors of Wimborne grammar school, the revived collegiate school of Wimborne Minster. He died intestate, his sister Joan Carter being granted administration 10 Nov. 1574.

PCC 21 Noodes; Shaftesbury Recs. ed. Mayo, 82; Harvard pf mss Eng. 757, p. 93; Guildford Mus., Loseley 1331/2; Ducatus Lanc. iii. 243; DL 1/49/48; Weymouth Charters, 97; CPR, 1560-3, p. 577; Som. and Dorset N. and Q. ii. 52; PCC admon. act bk. 1574, f. 62.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.