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Huxley, John

Male 1598 - 1661


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  • Christened  30 Apr 1598  St Lawrence Jewry and St Mary Magdalene, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  29 Sep 1661  Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I05574  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 May 2015 

    Father  Huxley, George,   b. Abt 1570, Of Brindley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 30 Apr 1627, All Saints, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Robinson, Catherine,   c. 25 Jan 1578, St Mary Le Bow, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 8 Dec 1628, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Dec 1595  St Olave Hart Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01627  Group Sheet

    Family  Tryon, Elizabeth,   c. 19 Oct 1606, Austin Friars, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 09.01.1683/84, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Jul 1626  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Huxley (1596-1661) was the son of George Huxley (1562-1628) of Wyer Hall, near Edmonton, Middlesex, and his wife Catherine, daughter of Robert Needham, Viscount Kilmorey. On 31st July 1626 he married Elizabeth Tryon, the daughter of Moses Tryon of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, the High Sheriff of that county. They had nine children. Huxley served as a magistrate for Middlesex during the Commonwealth (1649-53). Jonson?s pair of paintings hung in the main hall at Wyer until the house was pulled down in 1818.
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F02074  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Huxley (1596-1661) was the son of George Huxley (1562-1628) of Wyer Hall, near Edmonton, Middlesex, and his wife Catherine, daughter of Robert Needham, Viscount Kilmorey. On 31st July 1626 he married Elizabeth Tryon, the daughter of Moses Tryon of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, the High Sheriff of that county. They had nine children. Huxley served as a magistrate for Middlesex during the Commonwealth (1649-53). Jonson’s pair of paintings hung in the main hall at Wyer until the house was pulled down in 1818.

      This radiant pair of paintings of a young married couple, dated 1632, shows Jonson at the height of his powers, conveying with great subtlety the textures of fine clothing, hair and skin. The painted oval format of Elizabeth Huxley’s portrait is characteristic of Jonson’s work in the late 1620s and early 1630s, although he also worked in the plain rectangular format typified by the portrait of her husband. Elizabeth’s glorious, cascading locks are seen in other Jonson portraits of around this date, ...In the Huxley portraits Jonson makes a supreme virtue of the fashion of the era for monochrome costume, here describing tones of silver, ivory, cream, white, dove- and pearl-grey. The plain, delicately shaded backgrounds of the portraits enhance the impact of the finely-painted heads.

      The Huxleys and the Tryons were gentry with City connections. Moses Tryon, a Royalist, is recorded in 1638 as one of the wealthiest inhabitants of St Olaves, Old Jewry in London.
      George Huxley, a haberdasher, bought the medieval Wyer Hall from Sir John Leeke in 1609 and substantially altered it. Wyer Hall descended in the male line of the Huxleys until 1743, and then through the children of John Huxley’s eldest daughter Elizabeth. By the early nineteenth century Wyer Hall was dilapidated and was leased as a boarding house before its demolition in 1818.

      According to Boyd has no children. Check will below.

      Will of John Huxley of Edmonton, Middlesex 31 January 1662 PROB 11/307

      Will of James Huxley Gentleman Edmonton, Middlesex 20 March 1690 Proved July 1693 - Son of Sir John Huxley of Edmondton, mentions brother John Huxley, wife Martha and son John.