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Ho17 John Hody was the son of Thomas Hody Ho18 of Kingston Magna and Elizabeth ?Margaret Cole Co18
Died about 1441
Married: about 1420 Elizabeth le Jewe,
heiress of John le Jewe,
|Sir John Hody was an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench
Hody was descended from a family of considerable antiquity, though of no great note, in Devon. Jordan de Hode held lands in Hode in the thirteenth century; Richard de Hody was the king's escheator of that county in 1353/4 and 1357/8; and the same office was filled by William Hody in 1400/1. The father of the chief justice was Thomas Hody, who was lord of the manor of Kingston Magna, near Shaftesbury, in the adjoining county of Dorset, in 1419/20, and in the same year was king's escheator there. He married Margaret, daughter and heiress of John Cole, of Nitheway, near Torbay, in Devon, which thus became the birthplace of his children. Their elder son Alexander was a devoted partisan of the Lancastrian cause, and was attainted in the first year of Edward IV for his adherence to Henry VI.
|John Hody and Elizabeth le Jewe had issue:
Ho16-1 Johanna Hody, married Nicholas Latimer
Ho16-1-1 Edith Latimer m1 John Green, m2 John Mordaunt
Ho16-1-1-1 John 1st Baron Mordaunt
Ho16-2 John Hody of Stowell and Nitheway m Elizabeth Tornberry
Ho16-2-1 Andrew Huddy m Joan Burnell b by 1480
Ho16-2-1-1 William Huddy b Netherway St Albans Hertford m Margaret Yarde b 1497
Ho16-2-1-1-1 William Huddy
Ho16-2-1-1-2 Richard Huddy m Mary Light + 5 ch dau of John Light of Lights Cary
Ho16-2-1-1-2-1 John Huddy m Elizabeth
Ho16-2-1-1-2-1-1 Christopher Hody d 1617 m Elizabeth Upton d 1601 dau of John Upton of Lupton and Ann Cooper
Ho16-2-1-1-2-1-1-1 ARthur Hody m Mary Luscombe d 1665 bur Brixham Torbay dau of Andrew Luscombe of Luscombe
Ho16-2-1-1-2-1-1-2 Gilbert Hody m Jane Yarde b 1605 dau of Edward Yarde of Churston b 1583 Totnes Devon d there 1612 and Elizabeth Northcote of Crediton b c 1595
Ho16-2-1-1-2-2 Edmond Huddy
Ho16-2-1-1-2-3 Anthony Huddy
Ho16-2-1-1-2-4 Faith Huddy
Ho16-2-1-1-2-5 Lucy Huddy
Ho16-2-1-1-3 John Huddy
Ho16-2-1-1-4 George Huddy
Ho16 William Hody
Ho16-3 Mary Hody m Robert Bond
Ho16-3-1 William Bond d 1530 m Elizabeth Prouz
Ho16-3-1-1 Elizabeth Bond m William Churchill possibly ancestors of Pres. Harrison
John, the younger son of Thomas Hody, was educated as a lawyer, and is frequently mentioned in the Year Books from 1424/5. There is no record of his summons to take the degree of the coif; but from his name appearing in the legal part of the list of those who were called upon to contribute towards the equipment of the army against France in 1435/6, there is very little doubt that he was then a Serjeant; and if not then, he had certainly attained that rank before July 1439. He was returned to parliament as representative of the borough of Shaftesbury in 1419/20., and again in 1422/3, 1424/5, 1427/8 and 1436/7; and the estimation in which he stood on the latter occasion may be conceived by his being sent to the Lords with a message from the other house announcing the election of a speaker in the place of John Tyrell incapacitated by infirmity. In 1433/4 and 1439/40 he was chosen a knight of the shire for the county of Somerset; and on the death of Sir John Juyn in the latter year he was raised to the office of chief justice of the King's Bench, his patent being dated 13 April 1440. He held it not quite two years; his successor, Sir John Fortescue, being appointed on 25 January 1442. His judicial career was probably terminated by his death; for his will is dated 17 December 1441, though the precise time of its probate is not recorded.
Family and descendants
John, the eldest son, was seated at Stowell and Nitheway, and his posterity
continued there for many generations. William, the second son was chief
baron of the Exchequer in the reign of Henry VII. From him sprang a branch
which resided at Pillesden, and became extinct in the 18th century.