LUTWICH, John (c.1543-1615), of Lincoln's Inn, London and Shipton Hall, Salop.

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. c.1543, 6th s. of Richard Lutwich of Lutwyche Hall by Elizabeth, da. of Roger Boycott of Eye. educ. L. Inn, 4th butler 1565, chief butler 1572. unm.

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Lutwich is frequently mentioned in the Lincoln’s Inn Black Books. In 1566 he catalogued the library and from 1583 onwards was responsible for some new building there. As late as 1608 he maintained a chamber there, and, as a man of standing, occupied it alone. His local family influence was apparently sufficient to obtain his repeated returns to Parliament for Bridgnorth. His first cousin and namesake was bailiff there in 1586. The sole reference to him found in the journals is his being granted leave to depart on 1 Mar. 1589. In 1604, the town gave him a sugar loaf.

Lutwich died in May 1615 and was buried in Shipton church, the chancel of which he had rebuilt. His will, dated 19 Apr., mentioned his ‘grievous sins’, and hopes for redemption ‘by the blood and passion of our only Saviour Jesus Christ’. He left legacies to the poor of Much Wenlock, Rushbury and Stanton Long. Most of his property was to pass to his cousin, Edward Mytton of Worcestershire.

Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxix), 346; Black Bk. L. Inn, i. passim; HMC 10th Rep. IV, 432; D’Ewes, 441; PCC 41 Rudd; C142/354/95.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.J.C.