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Henry Woodhouse (c. 1545 – 8 October 1624), of Hickling and Waxham, Norfolk, was an English politician.

Henry Woodhouse was the second son of Sir William Woodhouse and his second wife Elizabeth Calthorpe, widow of Sir Henry Parker.[1]

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Norfolk in 1572 and 1589.[2]


Henry Woodhouse married firstly Anne Bacon, daughter of Sir Nicholas Bacon. Their children included;

Henry Woodhouse married secondly Cecily Gresham, daughter of Thomas Gresham. Their children included;

  • Gresham Woodhouse (1588-1656), in 1602 his grandmother Beatrice Gresham gave him a property called Bolthurst in Limpsfield, he was buried at Wendover.[4]
  • Elizabeth Woodhouse (1598-1652), married the politician and antiquarian William Hakewill.


  1. ^ Francis Blomefield & Charles Parkin, An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, vol. 9 (London, 1808), p. 353.
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  3. ^ John Maclean, Letters from George Lord Carew to Sir Thomas Roe (Camden Society, London, 1860), p. 11.
  4. ^ George Lipscombe, The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham, vol. 2 (London, 1847), p. 489.