Desborough Rd, Rushton, Kettering, NN14 1RR
History of Rushton Hall
When Sir William Tresham Bought Rushton in 1438 he actually bought the village known as Rushton St Peter.
It included several cottages and the church of St Peter.
He then started to build his new family home, a grand house that was to become Rushton Hall.
William Tresham made his fortune working alongside Henry V and fought for him at Agincourt in 1415.
After Henry’s death in 1422 William remained close to the young King Henry VI and remained in his employ until 1436.
He was rewarded for his loyalty and was knighted for services to the crown.
He was a lawyer and MP for Northamptonshire for many years.
William was also the Attorney General under Henry V and three times the Speaker of the House of Commons under Henry VI.
When he retired from Henry VI’s employ he was made Sherriff of Northampton and he bought the land at Rushton.
Whilst he was building his new family home he lived in Sywell in a house that came with the job as Sheriff.
One day on the road back from Rushton to Sywell he was set upon by Lord Grey’s men (with whom there was a family feud) and was ran through with a lance and left for dead.
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