Hussey's in the British Isles





From the Dictionary of National Biography Founded in 1882 by George Smith. Edited by Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee. Vo. X, Oxford University Press, 1917

pg. 331: THOMAS HUSSEY 1741-1803, Roman catholic bishop of Waterford. Born in Ireland in 1741, studied with distinction at the Irish catholic college, Salamanca, but determining
to dvote himself to an ascetic life, he obtained admission to the penitntial lmonastery at La Trapp. Much against his own wishes, he quitted the establishment by order of the pope,
entered holy orders, and undertook duties in the service of the king of Spain. Hussey's abilities and acquirements soon gained him high reputation at Madrid. Towards 1767 he was
appointed chaplain to the Spanish embassy in London, and had and rector of the Spanish church there. (See article for more information)



From the Dictionary of National Biography Founded in 1882 by George Smith. Edited by Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee. Vo. X, Oxford University Press, 1917

pg. 330: ROBERT HUSSEY, (1801-1856), Professor of ecclesiastical history at Oxford, born on 7 Oct 1801,was fourth son of William Hussey, a member of an old Kentish family, who
was for forty-nine years rector of Sandhurst, near Hawkhurst in Kent. (His eldest sister, Mrs. Sutherland, gave to the Bodleian Library in 1837 the m agnificent collection of historial
prints and drawings, in sixty-one folio volumes, illustrating the works of Clarendon and Burnet.) Hussey was for a time at Rochester grammar school; but in 1814 he was sent to
Westminster School, in 1816 became a king's scholar, and in 1821 was elected to Christ Church, Oxford. There he resided for the remainder of his life. He obtained a double
first-class in the B.A. examination, Michaelmas 1824, and proceeded M.A. in 1827 and B.D. in 1837. After a few years spent in private tuition, he was appointed one of the college
tutors, and held that office untilhe became censor in 1835. (See article for more information)



From the Dictionary of National Biography Founded in 1882 by George Smith. Edited by Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee. Vo. X, Oxford University Press, 1917

p 330: RICHARD HUSSEY (1715?-1770), politician, born probably in 1715, though Polwhele (Reminiscences ii. 135) fixes the date two years earlier, was the son of John Hussey,
town clerk (1722-37) of Truro, Cornwall, by his wife Miss Gregor. On 17 Oct. 1730 he matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, but did not graduate; and in 1742 was called to the bar
at the Middle Temple. He represented St. Mawes, Cornwall, in the parliament of 1761-8, and East Looe in the same country in that of 1768, retaining his seat until his death. After
the accession of George III he received a silk gown and was appointed attorney-general to the queen. He was also auditor of Greenwich Hospital, counsel to the admiralty and navy,
and counsel to the East India Company. In 1768 he was chosen auditor of the duchy of Cornwall. As a politician Hussey won the respect of both parties by his integrity, fairness and
courtesy. Chatham thought highly of him . Lord Camden was his friend. Horace Walpole is never tired of eulogising his blameless life and talents as a debater. In the debates on
Wilke's complaint of breach of privilege he took a prominent part, especially in the debate on 24 Nov 1763, when, says Walpole, He 'was against the court, and spoke with great
spirit and tru whig spirit.' In the debate of the Stamp Act on 21 Feb 1766 he advocated its repeal as an innovation upon what the colonies considered their usages and customs
(Correspondence of Lord Chatham, ii 394). However, in the debate arising out of the Massachusetts Bay peition o n 26 Jan 1769, he expressed himself strongly in favour of laying
an internal tax upon America as the only practical way of forcing that country to own the supreme power of Great Britain. On the defeat of the ministry in January 1770 Hussey
resigned the attorney-generalship to the queen. He died at Truro in the following September.



From the Dictionary of National Biography Founded in 1882 by George Smith. Edited by Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee. Vo. X, Oxford University Press, 1917

p.330: PHILIP HUSSEY (d. 1782) portrait painter, born at Cork, began life as a sailor, and was shipwrecked no less than five times. He drew the figure-heads and stern ornaments of
vessels, and eventually set up in Dublin as a portrait-painter, painting full-length portraits with some success. He was a good m usician, and was skilled as a botanist and florist. His
house was the rendzvous of many leading men of art and letters in Dublin. He died at an advanced age in 1782 at his house in Earl Street, Dublin.



Genealogical History of the Dormant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms

Hussey -- Baron and Earl of Beaulieu. Barony by Letters Patent, dated 11 May 1762. Earldom by Letters Patent, dated 6 July 1784.

SIR HUGH HUSSEY, who went to Ireland, 17 HENRY II., married the sister of Theobald Fitz-Walter, the first Butler of that kindom, and d. seized of large possessions in the co. Meath,
from the grant of Hugh de Lacie. His son Walter Hussey, was father, by Agnes his wife (dau and heir of Hugh de Lacei, Sen., Earl of Ulster) of Hugh Hussey, who married a daughter
of Adam de Hereford, and had a son, William Hussey, who, by Catherine Fitzgerald his wife, a daughter of the house of Kildare, was father of Sir John Hussey, Knt, 1st Baron of
Galtrim, summoned to parliament 25 Mar and 22 Nov 1374 and 22 Jan 1377. From him descended the great house of HUSSEY, Barons of Galtrim.

PETER HUSSEY, Esq., 2nd son of James Hussey, Baron of Galtrim, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Richard Aylmer, sq., of Lyons, married Mary, only daughter and heir of
Bartholomew Bellew, Esq., of Westown, co. Dublin, and had a son.

LUKE HUSSEY, Esq., of Westown, whose will bears date 17 April 1671. He married Elizabeth Barnewall, and was father of a daughter Katharine who married first to Christopher
D'Arcy, Esq. of Stidall and secondly to Thomas D'Arcy; and of a son, COL. EDWARD HUSSEY, of Westown, whose will was proved 25 Nov 1742; he married Mabel Barnewell and
had issue:

James, his heir
George, d. unm.
Luke, d. unm
Nicholas, who d. unm
Mabel, mar. to Batthias Barnewall, Esq. of Castletown, co Meath

The eldest son JAMES HUSSEY, Esq. of Westown,co. Dublin and of Courtown, co. Kildare, m 1705 (M.L. dated 6 July) Catherine, daughter of Richard Parson, Viscount Rosse, and
by her who died in March 1766, had issue (with four daughters, Frances, Elizabeth, Mable, and Mary, wife of James Hussey, Esq. of Galtrim), three sons, EDWARD, his heir;
Richard, d.s.p.; James, d.s.p. Mr. Hussey died in 1759 and was survived by his eldest son.

EDWARD HUSSEY, Esq. of Westown, who married in 1743, Isabella, eldest daughter and co-heir of John, Duke of Montague, and relict of William Montague, Duke of Manchester,
and assumed at the decease of his father-in-law, thename and arms of Montague. In 1753, he was installed a knight of the Bath; in 1762, created a peer of Great Britain as Baron
Beaulier, of Beaulier; and in 1784, advanced to be EARL BEAULIEU. By the co-heiress of Montague, his lordship had an only son. John, who died unmarried and one daughter,
Isabella, who also died unmarried in 1772. He died in 1802 (when the peerage expired), and was survived in the Irish estates by his brother, RICHARD HUSSEY, Esq of Westown,
who died unmarried, having devised h is property to his cousin (the grandson of Catherine Hussey, by her husband, Sir Andrew Aylmer, Bart.) GERALD STRONG, Esq., who
assumed, in consequence, the name and arms of HUSSEY. Owing, however, to the will of Lord Beaulieu, who had bequeathed the estates to Lord Sidney Osborne, youngest son of
the Duke of Lees, litigation ensued, and was at length termined by a compromise and division of the prperty under an act of parliament, 51st GEORGE III. Mr. Strong-Hussey married
in 1781, Mary, daughter of Anthony Lynch, Esq., of La Vally, co. Galway, and had issue:

Anthony, his heir
Margaret
Isabella
Mr. Strong-Hussey, Esq., of Westown was born 24 August 1782, and married 19 Aug 1811 Mable, eldest daughter of Malachi Donelan, Esq, of Ballydoneian, co. Galway, and dying
12 July 1859, left, with other isue, a son and heir, the late Malachi Strong-Hussey, Esq. of Westown.



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p294- By Writ of Summons, dated 5 January 1534 - Lineage

SIR WILLIAM HUSSEY,Knt,, an eminent lawyer in the time of EDWARD IV, after filling the office of attorney-general, and having been called by write to the degree of serjeant at law,
was constitued lord chief justice of the court of King's Bench, in the 17th of that monarch's reign, when he received an allowance of 140 marks, for greater state. He was living temp.
HENRY VII, as is evident by this inscription over his arms, in the semicircular or bow window of Grey's Inn Hall, viz:

"W. House miles capitalis justiciarius de banco regis, temp. R. HENRY VIl"

In one of the windows of the chapel, belonging to the same inn, are his arms impaling those of his wife, with the following inscription: "Will. Hussee miles capitalis justic. as placita
coram rege, et Elizabetha uxor ejus fillia Thomae Berkeley arm." The lady mentioned above was of the Berdeleys of Wymondham, and Sir William had issue by her:


John, his successor (Sir John, Baron Hussey)
Robert (Sir), whose grandson, Sir Edward Hussey, Bart. of Honington, co. Lincoln (so created by King JAMES I) was grandfather of Sir Thomas Hussey, with whom the baronetcy
expired. Sir Thomas left two surviving daughter, his co-heirs, viz: Elizabeth, mar. Richard Ellis, Esq and d.s.p. and Sarah who married Robert Apreece, Esq. of Washingley, co
Huntingdon and had issue, Thomas Apreece, whose son and heir, Thomas-Hussey Apreece, Esq. of Washingley was creatd a baronet 4 June 1792.
William, from whom descended the Husseys of Yorkshire
Elizabeth, married to Richard Grey, Earl of Kent
Mary married William Lord Willoughby
Sir William Hussey was sheriff of the co. Lincoln, in the 22nd HENRY VIII. He married 2ndly to Ursula, daughter and co-heir of Sir Robert Lovell, Knt. and left two daughters, viz:


Margaret married to Richard D'Isney, Esq., of Norton D'Isney, co Lincoln, ancestor by her of the D'Isneys of Swinderby, co Lincoln and of the Hyde, co. Esses
Anne married William Gell, Esq., of Darley, co. Derby
Sir William died in the 3rd and 4th Philip and Mary. Arms: - Or, a cross, vert.

Another source of information on Sir William is The Dictionary of National Biography Founded in 1882 by George Smith. Edited by Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee. Vo. X,
Oxford University Press, 1917. Their article states:

HUSSEY or HUSE, Sir William (d. 1496), chief justice, was probably a son of the Sir Henry Huse who received a grant of free warren in the manor of Herting in Sussex in the eighth
year of Henry Vi. Campbell, however, describes him as belonging to a Lincolnshire family of small means. He was a member of Gray's Inn, and on 16 June 1471 was apppointed
attorney-gneral, with full power of deputing clerks and officers under him in courts of record. As attorney general he conducted the impeachment of the Duke of Clarence for
treason. In Trinity term of 1478 he attained the degree of serjeant-at-law, and on 7 May 1481 was appointed chief justice of the king's bench, in succession to Sir Thomas Billing, as
a salary of 140 marks a year. This appointment was renewed at the accession of eachof the next three kings, and under Henry VII he was also a commissioner to decide the claims
made to fill various offices at the coronation.

In the first year of this reign he successfully protested against the king's practice of consulting the judges beforehand upon crown cases which they were subsequently to try. In June
1492 he was a commissioner to treat with the ambassadors of the king of France. He seems to have died late in 1495, as on 24 Nov of that year Sir John Fineux [q.v.] succeeded
him as chief justice. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Berkeley of Wymondham, and had two sons, John, lord Hussey of Sleaford [q.v.] and Robert, from whom descend the
Hussey family of Honnington, Leicestershire The eldest son, Sir John Hussey, Knt.,, in the 2nd HENRY VII was in arms for the king at the battle of Stoke, against John Earl of Lincoln,
and his adherents; and in the 13th HENRY VIII., was made chief butler of England. In the 21st of the same reign, he was one of the knights of the king's body; and being summoned
as BARON HUSSEY, of Sleford, co Lincoln (where he had erected a noble mansion) to the parliament begun at Westminster, 3 November, in that year was admitted into the house 1
Dec following; but his lordship'sname does not occur in the list of summonses for that year, nor before 5 Jan 1534, yet it is clear that he was summoned; for the year after (22nd
HENRY) he had, under the title of Lord Hussey, a grant of the custody of the manor of Harewoole, co York; and he was one of the lords, who at that time signed the declaration to
the Pope, regarding the king's divorce. In 1533, being then a lord of the coucil, he had a grant of wardship and marriage of Thomas, the sone and heir of Christopher Wymbushe,
deceased; but in a few years afterwards, engaging in the common insurrection, (anno 1537), when the feuds and differences about religion broke out, he was attainted of high
treason; his manor of Sleford, with the land adjacent, worth L5,000 yar, confiscated, and he himself beheaded at Lincoln when the Barony of Hussey, of Sleford, EXPIRED.

His lordship married 1st Anne Grey, daug. of George, Earl of Kent, and had issue:

Giles (d.s.p.)
Thomas (d.s.p)
Bridget mar. 1st to Sir Richard Morrison, Knt., by whom she had issue: Charles, [whose son, Sir Charles Morrison, Bart., of Cashionbury, co. Herts, left an only daughter and heiress,
Elizabeth who married Arthur, Lord Capell of Hadham, from whom the Earl of Essex descends and inherits Cashiobury Park.]. Lady Bridget Morrison's second marriage was to Henry,
Earl of Rutland and 3rdly to Francis, Earl of Bedford, but had issue by neither; Elizabeth who married 1st to Henry Norris, Esq., and 2ndly to Henry Clinton, Earl of Lincoln; Mary
married to Barth Hales, Esq.; Jane-Sibilla married 1st to Edward, Lord Russell and 2ndly to Arthur, Lord Grey of Wilton
Elizabeth mar. to ? Hungerford, Esq
Anne m arried 1st to Sir Humphrey Browne, Knt., one of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas; and 2ndly, to ? Dimock, Esq.
Dorothy, married to ? Dockwray, Esq.
Lord Hussey m. 2ndly, Margaret, dau. and heir of Sir Simon Blount, of Mangotsbury, co. Gloucester and had issue:

William (Sir) Heir Giles (Sir) of Caythorpe, co. Lincoln Gilbert (Sir) Elizabeth Reginald


From the Dictionary of National Biography Founded in 1882 by George Smith. Edited by Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee. Vo. X, Oxford University Press, 1917

pg. 329: HUSSEY, Sir John, Baron Hussey (1466?- 1537): the eldest son of Sir William Hussey [q.v.], by Elizabeth his wife; he is referred to as a knight in his mother's will, which is
dated in 1503. He fought on the king's side at Stoke in 1486, and became comptroller of the royal household. In the first year of Henry VIII he received a pardon, apparently for his
share in the extortions of the late reign. Scores of recognisances for varius sums, upon which his name is associated with those of Empson and Dudley, were cancelled in the early
years of Henry VIII. Hussey received large grants of land in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties, became one of the council, master of the king's wards, knight of the body, and
took three hundred and forty men to the French war in 1513, when he was one of the commanders of the rearguard. He was employed on various diplomatic missions, and was sent
as envoy to the emperor after the Field of Cloth of Gold. In 1521 he was made chief butler of England. In 1529 he was summoned by writ to the House of Lords as "Johannes Husse
de Sleford, chivaler.' He was a signatory to the document sent from England begging the papal sanction to Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Arragon, and was one of those who
at the queen's trial gave evidence as to her previous marriage with Prince Arthur. He was appointed in 1533 chamberlain to the illegitimated 'Princess' Mary, and his allegiance to
her father seems about the same time to have begun to waver. On 30 Sept 1534 Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, reports to Charles V an interview in which Hussey held out
hopes of a national uprising if Charles would make war upon Henry. In January 1536 Hussey begged Cromwell to excuse him from attending the forthcoming parliament on the
ground of ill-health. Nevertheless he was present when parliament men, 8 June. His wife Anne was at the same time sent to the Tower for calling Mary princess.

On the outbreak of the Lincolnshire rebellion, known as the Pilgrimage of Grace, in the autumn of 1536, the rebels warned Hussey that personal danger would attend a refusal to
join with them; he appears, however, to have remained firm in his allegiance to the king, forwarding the rebels' letters to Cromwell, and telling the writers--who were anxious that he
should submit their terms of agreement to Henry-- that the king could make no terms with traitors. But when the king sent a message to Hussey (4 Oct), directing him to raise men to
repress the rebellion, he took no steps to carry out the royal order. He was consequently summoned to Windsor to answer for his conduct. In a letter to Darcy, written from Windsor
on 7 Nov., he says he was 'like to have suffered' for confederacy with his correspondent had not the Duke of Norfolk interceded for him. He concludes by Darcy to use all his
energies to secure the 'traitor' Aske.

However, in the spring of 1537, Hussey again fell under the king's suspicion, and he was arrested, together with Darcy and some others, for complicity in the Lincolnshire uprising.
On 12 May 1537 a true bill was returned against him at Sleaford. On 15 May he was tried with Lord Darcy at West minster. Hussey pleaded 'not guilty', but he was convicted and
sentenced to be executed at Tyburn. Cromwell offered him pardon of 'lyffe, landes, and goodes', if he would furnish particulars of those concerned in the rebellion; but this he could
not do being, he said, ignorant as to the whole affair. Forseeing no hope of pardon, he earnestly entreated that those bounded to him might not suffer by his forfeiture, and he sent
the king a list of his debts. He was executed at Sleaford in the following June, but the record of his conviction mentions Tyburn as the place for carrying out the sentence.

He married Anne, daughter of George Grey, earl of Kent. According to the Dugdale he had a second wife, Margaret Blount; but in the documents written by him shortly before his
death he speaks of his wife as 'Anne'. Possibly Margaret Blount may have been his first wife. One of his sons, William, seems to have been knighted at Tournai in 1510, and became
a privy councillor. His children were restored in blood in 1563, but his attainder was reversed in parliament, the 5th ELIZABETH, [5th year of Elizabeth I] and his children restored in
blood, but neither the estate nor honour granted to the heir, which heir SIR WILLIAM HUSSEY was sheriff of the co. Lincoln, in the 22nd HENRY VIII.

[Letters and Papers, Henry VIII; Record of the Trial and Conviction of Lord Hussey, the orther original documents at the Public Records Office; Dugdale's Baronage, ii, 310; Notes
and Queries, 6th ser. iv. 531; Froude's Hist of England; Nicolas's Peerage, ed. Courthhope] end

Children by his first wife Margaret Blount (dau. of Sir Simon Blount of Mangotsbury, co. Gloucester):


Sir Giles de Hussey of Coythorpe, Kent born about 1505 in Coythorpe, Kent. Mar. Jane Pigot
Sir William Hussey married Ursula Lovell
Sir Gilbert Hussey
Elizabeth Hussey
Reginald Hussey
His 2nd wife was Lady Anne de Grey, daughter of George De Grey and Lady Katherine Herbert. They had the following known children:

Giles
Thomas
Bridget married Sir Richard Morrison, Earl of Rutland Henry, Earl of Beford Francis, Elizabeth
Anne who married Sir Humphrey Browne, Esq. Dimick
(The Genealogical History of the Dormant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire provides additional info on Sir John. This is located with his father's information. See
Sir William


In researching Sir John, Baron Hussey, I found some wonderful websites providing additonal information on his life:

The Catholic Encyclopedia listed those individuals who were deemed English Confessors and Martyrs during 1534-1729 through the Beatification. As both Darcy and Hussey were
both executed during this time, they were deemed as "Martyrs on the Scaffold" and listed in Chapter IV, The PrÆtermissi . [Of this Beatification document]. I highly recommend
looking over this document as I found it very educational.

Reference: Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire - Historic Sites to Visit Hussey Tower in Lincolnshire

HUSSEY TOWER:

Hussey Tower dates from around 1460 and is one of the oldest brick buildings in Lincolnshire. It was originally part of a much larger house built for Richard Benyngton, a prominent
Boston citizen and collector of taxes. Richard Benyngton (Bennington) would have known Ralph, Lord Cromwell who built Tattershall Castle.

In 1475 the house passed to the Hussey family. [During this time John's father, Sir William was in favour with the court of King Edward. ] In 1536 Lord Hussey, once a favourite of
Henry VIII was accused of acting improperly during the Lincolnshire Rising - he did not put down the rebellion as quickly or as decisively as the king would have wished. He was tried,
found guilty of treason and executed [beheaded at Lincoln] on 29 June 1537.

In 1545 the tower passed to the corporation of Boston. In 1725 the house adjoining the tower was demolished, leaving only the tower standing. The tower, once a part of Hussey
Hall, has three stories connected by a spiral stair housed in an octaganol turret. The staircase has a finely moulded and unusual handrail. The floors and ceiling have largely
disappeared, but there are remains of a vaulted ceiling at ground level. It is similar in design to Rochford Tower and Tattershall Castle. Fireplaces in the top two rooms suggest it
formed part of a large solar wing with a chamber block and service wing to the east. The ground floor was probably a cellar. The Hussey Tower is an early example of the exclusive
use of brick, rare before the 16th century.



From the Dictionary of National Biography Founded in 1882 by George Smith. Edited by Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee. Vo. X, Oxford University Press, 1917

pg 328: HUSSEY, Giles (1710-1788): painter, born at Marnbull, Dorsetchire, on 10 Feb. 1710, was fifth son of John Hussey of Marnhull, by his wife Mary, daughter of Thomas
Burdett of Smithfield. Hussey was educated at the English Benedictine college at Douay and afterwards at St. Omer. His father at first intended him for commerce, but, recognizing
his taste for art, placed him as pupil under Jonathan Richardson [q.v.], the portrait-painter. Hussey soon left Richardson to study under Vincenzo Damini, a Venetian painter in some
vogue. With Damini he worked for four years. While assisting his master to paint the ornaments on the ceiling of the cathedral at Lincoln, he nearly met with a fatal accident, and his
life was saved only by Damini's promptitude. In 1730 Hussey persuaded his parents to advance sufficient money to enable him to accompany Damini, who was returning to Italy, and
to prosecute his studies at Rome. Hussey and Damini proceeded through France, where Damini spent most of the money, and after their arrival at Bologna Damini decamped with
all Hussey's property. Hussey, left friendless and penniless, was temporarily relieved by Signor Ghislonzoni, a former Venetian ambassador in London. He studied three and a half
years in Bologna, and in 1733 went to Rome where he became an intimate friend and pupil of Ercole Lelli, a painter of repute at the time. At Rome Hussey, who was fond of purusing
abstract mathematical inquiries, sought to ascertain and determine the true principles of beauty in nature. These he eventually claimed to have discovered, or to have had
mysteriously revealed to him, in the musical scal of harmonies. He elaborated his theory most minutely, especially in its application to the human face, and made many beautiful
chalk drawings of head to illustrate it.

At Rome, Hussey, as a devoted Roman catholic, became a firm adherent of the younger Pretenter, Charles Edward, and drew many chalk portraits of him. In 1737 he returned to
England with a high reputation as a painter and a man of learning, but disappointed public expectation by retiring into the country. He painted very little,, and tried to obtain
recognition for his peculiar theories on art. Being compelled to take to portrait-painting as a means of livelihood, he settled in London in 1742 and was patronized by Matthew Duane
[q.v.] and by the Duke of Northumberland. The latter offered him a home in his house, and bought many of his drawings. Hussey resented the indifference shown to his theories,
which he attributed to the jealousy of other artists; he grew eccentric and depressed, and in 1768, after struggling against many difficulties, he gave up painting altogether, and
removed to the house of his brother James at Marnhull. On his brother's death, in 1773, he succeeded to the estates, and occupied himself principally with gardening. In 1787 he
resigned his property to his sister's son, John Rowe, and determining to adopt the life of a religious recluse, removed to a house belonging to Rowe at Beaston, near Ashburton.
There Hussey died suddenly, in June 1788. He was buried at Broadhempston, Devonshire.

Hussey was an excellent draughtsman, and his drawings, especially his heads done in chalk, were executed with elaborate neatness and putity of outline. They are, however, cold
and spiriitless, owing to his rigid adherence to his theories of proportion. There are examples in the print room at the British Museum, togher with drawings from gems made by him in
illustration of his theories, and others from frescoes of Lodovico Carracci and Guido at Bologna. Hussey was a frequent visitor at Wardour Castle, where there is a portrait of him,
together with examples of his drawings. He was extolled extravagantly by some of him contemporaries, and Barry placed his portrait behind that of Phidias in his 'Elysium' at the
Society of Arts in the Adelphi. A Portrait, from a drawing by himself (now at Lulworth Castle, together with several of his portrait-drawings) was published, with a memoir, in 'Hutchin's
History of Dorest', iv. 185 (1792); and another, with a memoir, is in Nichol's L'Literary Anecdotes," viii. 177. (Memoirs mentioned above; Britton's Beauties of Wilshire; Maton's Tour
through the Western Counties; Gillow's Bibl. Dict. of English Catholics; Warner's Walkd round Bath; Verture's MSS Brt. Mus. Addit. MS 23076)
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