Humphrey Henchman
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Humphrey Henchman (1592 - 1675)

Rev. Humphrey Henchman
Born in Barton Seagrove, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Died in Rushton, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Humphrey Henchman, Bishop of London, was born 1592 at Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire (possibly near Barton Seagrove). He was the son of Thomas Henchman, a skinner, and Anne Griffith.

Educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, Humphrey completed studies for a B.A. in 1613 and an M.A. in 1616. He became a doctoral Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge in 1617.

The Rev. Henchman was appointed as a canon of Salisbury Cathedral around 1623, but after 20 years of service he was ejected during the First English Civil War (1642 - 1646).

Henchman joined the royalist forces, and had his estates confiscated. He was one of those who helped the future King Charles II to escape the country after the Battle of Worcester of 1651.

On the Restoration of 1660, Henchman was restored to his post as Bishop of Salisbury, and consecrated as bishop in 1660. In 1663 he was translated to be Bishop of London, and in March 1665, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

The Right Rev. Humphrey Henchman, Bishop of London, served as a Privy Councillor and Almoner to the King during both the Great Plague of London (1665-1666) and the Great Fire of London (1666)

He passed away in 1675 at Aldersgate Street, London, and he is buried at All Saints Church, Fulham.


Record ID Number: MH:IF4080
Date: 22 DEC 1592
Place: Barton Seagrove, Northamptonshire, England


Record ID Number: MH:IF4081
Date: 7 OCT 1675
Place: Rushton, Northamptonshire, England

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Record ID Number: MH:I1978


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Nichols, John Gough, ed. The Topographer and Genealogist (London: John Bowyer Nichols & Sons, 1853) Vol. II, p. 45

Taylor, John, ed. Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, An Illustrated Quarterly Journal. (Northampton: The Dryden Press, 1896). See Vol. VI pp. 14-15, "The Manner of Great Doddington and the Henchman Family."

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