PATRICK, Richard (d.1566), of Huntingdon.

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

educ. St. John’s, Camb. BA 1543, MA c.1547, senior fellow 1549, MD 1553. ?m. Alice (d.c.1583).

Offices Held

Bailiff, Huntingdon 1554, 1559.


Among possible ancestors and relations of this man, whose parentage has not been traced, were ‘Patrick the surgeon’, mentioned in a 1524 account of the royal ships as serving in the Christopher Arundel, and the mayor of Calais in 1529. Two namesakes were the comptroller of tonnage and poundage at London before the Tudor period, and a citizen and haberdasher of London at the beginning of Elizabeth’s reign. Patrick himself is a shadowy figure after 1554. In June 1556 the Privy Council sent a letter to the ‘bailiff, constable and post of Huntingdon’, instructing them ‘not to molest or trouble henceforth Doctor Patrick, physician’ by taking his horses ‘for such as ride in post that way’. His one appearance in Parliament left no trace upon the records of its proceedings. He received a royal grant of lands in Kent about 1560, but it is not known whether he resided there. Administration of the goods of a Richard Patrick, surely the doctor, was granted at Huntingdon in 1566. An Alice Patrick, of Huntingdon St. Mary, possibly his wife, had her will proved in 1583.

Al. Cant. i(3), p. 318; C219/26/37; E. Griffith, Huntingdon Recs. 96-7; LP Hen. VIII, iv(1), p. 105; (3), p. 2655; CPR, 1558-60, p. 228; 1553 and App. Edw. VI, 392; APC, v. 290; Cooper, Ath. Cant. i. 213; Hunts. Wills (Brit. Rec. Soc. Index Lib. xlii), 87, 144.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge