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Sir Hugh Luttrell

b.     d. March 24, 1428
son of Sir Andrew and Elizabeth Luttrell
m. Catherine Beaumont (d. 1493), widow of John Strecche

Children of Sir Hugh and Lady Catherine:

"Sir Hugh Luttrell may be styled the second founder of the Luttrell family.  He was a man of great worth, and was honourably employed by three successive Kings of England."
- received a grant of a yearly pension of 20 pounds in consideration of his services to Richard II.

- "in 1401 he was made steward of the household of Queen Joan, and soon afterwards Constable of Bristol Castle and Warden of the forests of Kingswood and Fulwood for life. 

- At the end of 1403 he was sent as Ambassador to the Duke of Burgundy.

- April 1404, he was sworn a member of the Privy Council, and a few weeks later he was appointed Mayor of Bordeaux.

- succeded to the estate at East Quantockshead (at the death of his cousin, Sir John Luttrell in 1403)

- took possession of Dunster Castle in 1404 following the death of Lady Joan de Mohun from whom Lady Elizabeth Luttrell (mother of Sir Hugh) had purchased the castle.

- Member of Parliament for Somersetshire

- in 1418 he was made Governor of Harfleur.

- promoted to be Great Seneschal of Normandy, and as such, he, in 1420, received authority over all the English officers in France and in Normandy.

- chosen one of the members of Parliament for the county of Devon.

- nominated steward of the household of the queen of Henry V."

Above excerpted from Maxwell-Lyte's Dunster and Its Lords  1882