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Hutchinson, Col. John

Male 1615 - 1664


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  • Christened  18 Sep 1615  St Mary's, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Sep 1664  Sandown, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Owthorpe, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I01982  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 Jul 2012 

    Father  Hutchinson, Thomas 
    Family ID  F02243  Group Sheet

    Family  Apsley, Lucy,   c. 29 Jan 1620, Tower of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Oct 1681, Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Jul 1638  St Andrews, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hutchinson, Edward,   c. 03 Sept 1639, Enfield Chase, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hutchinson, Thomas,   c. 03 Sept 1639, Enfield Chase, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hutchinson, John,   b. 6 Sep 1641, Of Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1647, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hutchinson, Barbara,   c. 31 Aug 1644, St Mary's Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hutchinson, Lucy,   b. Abt 1648, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hutchinson, Lucius,   b. Abt 1650, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hutchinson, John,   b. Abt 1650, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Hutchinson, Margaret,   b. Abt 1652, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Hutchinson, Alice,   b. Abt 1654, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00756  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Colonel and Lucy Hutchinson
    Colonel and Lucy Hutchinson

  • Notes 
    • John Hutchinson(1615 - 1664), was a Colonel, Governor of Nottingham Castle and a member of Oliver Cromwell's Long Parliament. He married Lucy APSLEY in 1638 and they had a large family. John supported Cromwell's forces against the King.
      Colonel John Hutchinson was one of the people who signed the Death Warrant of King Charles I in 1649. After the restoration of the monarchy John was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London. His wife, Lucy, wrote a strong plea on his behalf to the Speaker of the House of Commons and the subsequent vote granted him a pardon but expelled him from Parliament. However later he was arrested and moved to Sandown Castle where he died in 1664.


      "John and Lucy Hutchinson of Owthorpe and a Lost 17th Century Garden"
      March 2007 Meeting Report Guest Speaker - David Bate
      The March 2007 meeting of The Keyworth & District Local History Society ..The guest speaker for the evening was David Bate and the subject of his presentation was ‘Colonel John and Lucy Hutchinson of Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire - and a lost 17th century garden’...The Hutchinsons had moved from London to the family estate at Owthorpe in 1641, but in the following year the country was plunged into civil war when Charles I raised his standard at Nottingham. John soon found himself drawn to the Parliamentary cause and in 1643 he was made Colonel of a Regiment of 1,200 foot soldiers and appointed Governor of Nottingham castle and town. The family was obliged, for security reasons, to take up residence in the Castle itself, and resided there for the duration of the war. Returning to Owthorpe in 1647, after the first cessation of hostilities, Lucy found to their dismay that the house: ……having stood uninhabited, and bene rob’d of every thing which the neighbouring (Royalist) Garrisons of Shelford and Wiverton could carrie from it, it was so ruinated that it could not be repaired to make a convenient habitation without as much charge as would almost build another.
      A new house, probably on a different site to the old hall, was eventually built in about 1651 - 1652....The restoration of Charles II in 1660 was a prelude to disaster for the Hutchinsons. In 1649 John had been one of the signatories to the death warrant of Charles I, and as a regicide he now faced possible execution. In the event, Lucy intervened and succeeded in obtaining a Royal Pardon for her husband, ...‘with all imaginable retirednesse att home……opening springs and planting trees and dressing his plantations’.
      ... In October 1663 John Hutchinson was arrested and committed to the Tower of London on suspicion of complicity in a Northern Plot against the King. He was never charged nor brought to trial, but early in 1664 was moved to Sandown Castle in Kent where he died later that year, ... He was buried in the family vault at Owthorpe.
      Over the next few years Lucy devoted herself to writing an account of her husband’s life, both in order to defend his character for the benefit of her children and for her own personal consolation. Her manuscript was guarded by members of the Hutchinson family for many years before its publication in 1806 as Memoirs of the Life of Colonel John Hutchinson...Lucy inherited significant debts on the death of her husband and was obliged to sell off his estates. In about 1671 she sold ...The events surrounding Lucy Hutchinson’s final years are obscure. All that is known is that she was buried at Owthorpe, presumably in the Hutchinson family vault, in October 1681, although there is no memorial to her in the church....

      Owthorpe Church:
      The present church of St Margaret now stands somewhat isolated to the east of the village and dates largely from Colonel John Hutchinson’s time (1659). Robert Thoroton, writing in 1677, tell us that: ‘The old church, which was pretty large, and the Chancell, both covered with Lead, were pull’d down by Colonel John Hutchinson, and his little one built to the North Wall of the Chancel, in which he made a vault, wherein his body now lies’.