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  • ID: I17157
  • Name: Humphrey I BARRINGTON , of Hatfield, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Humphrey de /Barentone/
  • Birth: BEF 1133 in Barrington Hall, Hatfield Regis, Essex, England 3
  • Death: BEF 1185 in Hatfield Peverel, Braintree, Essex, England 4
  • Note:
    From "Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society", Vol I, Colchester, pp 251-273, The History of the Barrington Family, at

    Eustace died in the reign of King Stephen and was succeeded by his eldest son, Humphrey de Barenton, to whom William de Mountfitchet confirmed all the forest rights he had before granted to Humphrey's father Eustace, to be held as well and honorably as his father held them; and this grant he made by the advice of his wife Margaret, and of his good men and true. King Stephen confirmed this grant and those from Henry the First, and also his own as to holding all the lands his father had held, and in a second Charter he ordered that he should hold freely his lands "in Hadfeld and Writtle and Hadfield and Havering and Witherfeld." This shows him a landowner at Hatfield Peverell as well as Hatfield Regis. Indeed Chauncy, in his history of Hertfordshire, states that the Barringtons, in the time of King Henry the First, held lands in Rameldon, Hatfield Peverell, Writtle, Ravensfield, Havering, Barking, Slyford, Chigwell and Shelton in addition to Hatfield Regis. There is not a grant now extant to shew that this was the case, and most probably some of these lands came into the possession of the family much later.
    King Henry the Second gave to Humphrey de Barenton a full confirmation of the grant from his grandfather, Henry the First, to Eustace de Barenton, of the Forestership and the lands given with it. After the death of William de Mountfitchet his son Gilbert confirmed his father's grant to Humphrey de Barenton. And Geoffrey de Mandeville, who had been created Earl of Essex, gave Humphrey a confirmation of the grant he had formerly given him jointly with his father Eustace. Humphrey de Barenton had also a confirmation of a grant to his father from Aubrey de Vere of the Manor of Chigwell and of lands there.

    Of this grant there is only a copy to be found. These Chigwell estates remained the property of the Barrington family to the time of Queen Elizabeth when they were sold by Sir Thomas Barrington. Morant states:

    "From the Feodary of the de Veres, Earls of Oxford, it is manifest that the following persons of the name of Barrington held the Manor of Chigwell under them ---- George Barrington in 1263, William Barrington in 1270, Geoffrey Barrington in the reign of King Edward the First, Geoffrey Barrington in 1429, John Barrington in 1447, and Thomas Barrington in 1466, Margaret wife of Thomas Barrington that died in 1479 held jointly with him the Manor of Little Chigwell, called Barrington's Manor, of Anne Duchess of Buckingham, as part of her hundred of Ongar by the service of doing suit at the Sheriff's court in that hundred, and a rent of six pence per annum."

    All the above names will be mentioned hereafter with exception of the second Geoffrey of whom there is not any trace. The first one named was one of the sons of Sir Nicholas, son of Sir Humphrey. He is mentioned as Woodward in the reign of King Henry the Third. The dates to the two first named in the extract are most probably incorrect, as the only George to be found was great nephew to William, who is here placed after him in 1270. Thomas Barrington, it will clearly be shown, died in 1470, not 1479.

    Humphrey de Barenton had also a grant, from King Stephen, of lands in Ramsden, Barking, and Birchanger, which was confirmed by King Henry the Second; but neither of these charters is to be found. He was a witness to the foundation charter of Woodham Priory, and a benefactor to the Abbey of Waltham. His wife was Griselda, daughter of Ralph de Marcy, and he inherited in her right the Manor of Kelvendon with lands there. This Ralph de Marcy had lands also at Hatfield, as it is stated in Doomsday Boom, that half a hide of land had been recovered, formerly held by a Socman under Earl Harold, but which Ralph de Marcy then held. Humphrey had three sons, Humphrey, Warine and Richard, the names of the two latter are found in deeds and will be mentioned hereafter. The eldest Sir Humphrey de Barenton succeeded his father in his estates and office, being then a minor and ward of King Henry the Second.

    Father: Eustace BARRINGTON , of Hatfield, Sir b: BEF 1110 in Barrington Hall, Hatfield Regis, Essex, England
    Mother: Maud (Matilda) de MONTFORT b: ABT 1115 in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England

    Marriage 1 Griselda de MARCY b: ABT 1140 in Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex, England
      1. Has Children Humphrey II BARRINGTON , Sheriff of Essex, Sir b: ABT 1165 in Barrington Hall, Hatfield Regis, Essex, England

      1. Title: The History of the Barrington Family, edited by G. Alan Lowndes, M.A., W. Wiles Publ, 1888, p. 251-273
      2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Page: Robert O'Connor, 26 Aug 1999
      3. Title: The History of the Barrington Family, edited by G. Alan Lowndes, M.A., W. Wiles Publ, 1888, p. 251-273
        Text: Stephen I d. 1154, confirmed grants to Humphrey, who was of age bef. 1154.
      4. Title: The History of the Barrington Family, edited by G. Alan Lowndes, M.A., W. Wiles Publ, 1888, p. 251-273
        Text: When Humphrey d., his son was a ward of Henry II (1154-1189).
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