WYTHE, Robert (?1523-86), of Droitwich, Worcs. and the Inner Temple, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. ?1523, 2nd end s. of John Wythe of Droitwich by Isabel, da. and h. of John More. educ. I. Temple 1551. unm.

Offices Held

Autumn reader, I. Temple 1565, Lent 1572, treasurer 1576-7; j.p.q. Worcs. from 1574.


Wythe, a lawyer, represented Droitwich from its enfranchisement in 1554 to the end of the 1563 Parliament, although he was absent for most of the session in 1563, being licensed on 20 Feb. to depart ‘for his necessary affairs’. By 1577 he had estates as far afield as Wales and Middlesex. He left his property to his brother and executor, with instructions to make their sister an allowance and employ the rest of the income for the advancement of her children and himself. Wythe died 24 Dec. 1586, aged 63, and was buried at Droitwich.

VCH Worcs. iii. 86; Vis. Worcs. (Harl. Soc. xxvii), 150; Cal. I.T. Recs. i. 159; Masters of the Bench of the I. Temple, 12; CJ, i. 66; Nash, Worcs. i. 328-9; Add. 19816, f. 16; PCC 3 Spencer; Worcs. RO bulk accession 1006, bdle. 32, no. 433.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: S. M. Thorpe