WALSGROVE, alias FLEET, John (d.1618), of Worcester and Hallow Park, Worcs.

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

2nd s. of Thomas Walsgrove alias Fleet* of Worcester. educ. I. Temple 1578, called 1585. m. (1) Joyce (d. 1590); (2) Anne, sis. of Edward Boughton; 2s. 1da. prob. by second w.

Offices Held

Queen’s attorney in marches of Wales 1599-1609; j.p. Worcs. from c. 1601; ?member, council in the marches of Wales from 1617.


Although Walsgrove’s name does not occur in the town books, he resided in Worcester for much of his life, and in his will left his father’s picture and his own ‘to be set up in the tolsey of the said city amongst the other pictures there’. During his lifetime he supported various city charities. His appointment as attorney in the marches (probably made at the request of the 2nd Earl of Pembroke) enabled him to buy several manors in the county, including Hallow Park and Rydmarley. He also inherited several leases from his father, whose executor he was, and James I asked the dean and chapter of Worcester to grant him a further reversion of one of these. By 1601 he was of standing enough to marry into a county family, be appointed to the commission of the peace, and style himself esquire. He died 19 Jan. 1618.

C142/378/115; PCC 24 Lawe, 18 Parker, 1 Sainberbe; P. H. Williams, Council in the Marches of Wales, 330; PRO Index 4208, ff. 138, 242; 6800, f. 473; Nash, Worcs. ii. 304.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: S. M. Thorpe