Ho16 Sir William Hody

Ho16 Sir William Hody of Pillesdon was the son of Lord Chief Justice John Hody Ho17 and Elizabeth Jewe Je17, heiress of John le Jewe of Whitfield and Beerhall in Devon and Alice Pillesdon, and grandson of John Hody of Stowell in Somersetshire.
Died: about 1515

Married: Eleanor Malet, daughter of Baldwin Malet Ma18 and sister of Hugh Malet (Ma17)

Hody, of Netheway, in Brixham. Sir John Hody, of Stowel, in Somersetshire, acquired this place in marriage with the heiress of Cole, who had a residence also at Pillesdon, in Dorsetshire; his son, Sir John Hody, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, married the heiress of Jewe, of Whitfield, and Beerhall, in Devon; the posterity of his elder son continued at Netheway for several descents. John Hody, Esq., sold Netheway in 1696, and left Devon. Edmund Hody, M. D., of this branch, was of London in 1750. Hugh and Arthur, two younger sons of Christopher Hody, Esq., of Netheway, who wrote their name Huddy, were of Brixham in 1620: the co-heiresses of Hugh married Burland, of Dorsetshire, and Hody, of Northover, in Somersetshire. Sir William Hody, second son of the Lord Chief Justice, was Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and ancestor of the Hody's of Pillesdon, in Dorsetshire, and Crewkerne, in Somersetshire. Robert Hody, Esq., who was of Crewkerne in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, had two sons; John, the elder, who was of Beerhall, (Thorncombe,) in Devon, left an only daughter married to Bowditch; the next son was ancestor of the Hodys, of Northover, in Somersetshire; of which branch was the learned Dr. Humphry Hody, archdeacon of Oxford, who died in 1706.
Arms of Hody: Argent, a fesse party, per fesse indented, V. and S. between two cottises counterchanged.
Crest: A bull passant, Argent.

From: 'General history: Families removed since 1620', Magna Britannia: volume 6: Devonshire (1822), pp. CLXXIII-CCXXV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50555. Date accessed: 23 January 2008.

Ho15-1 Mary Hoddy d 19 Nov 1587) m Thomas Carew of Haccombe
Ho15 Agnes Hody m Robert Cary Ca15
Ho15-1? Joan Hody m William Chudleigh of Portledge and had
Ho15-1-1 Richard Chudleigh
Source: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50555
see Tudorplace/Carew of Haccombe

Sir Alexander Hody is listed among the Lancastrians at the Battle of Towton in 1461 and was an uncle.