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The Right Honourable
 Sir Clement Heigham

In office
1554 – 1555
Monarch Queen Mary I
Preceded by Robert Broke
Succeeded by Sir William Cordell

Died 9 March 1571
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Anne Waldegrave
Relations grandson in law of Sir Robert Drury
Profession Barrister

Sir Clement Higham, Knight, of Barrow Hall, Suffolk, (died 9 March 1571), was a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554-1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and a Privy Councillor to Queen Mary. He was also a barrister-at-law and a Reader and Governor of Lincoln's Inn in London.

He married (after 1528) Anne (1506-1590), daughter of Sir George Waldegrave (1483-1528) of Smallbridge in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, by his wife Anne (d.1572), daughter of Sir Robert Drury, Lord of the Manors of Thurston, and Hawstead, Suffolk, (1455-1536). (See also Waldegrave family).

Sir Clement Higham was buried in the parish church at Barrow, Suffolk, where there is an altar tomb in the chancel with effigy brasses, arms, and long eulogistic inscription, and his heraldic coat of arms is displayed in a window at Lincoln's Inn.


  • The Visitation of Suffolk 1561, by William Hervey, Clarenceux King of Arms. Transcribed and edited by Joan Corder, F.S.A., London, 1984 volume 2, pps: 396-7.
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Brooke
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Saunders


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