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  • ID: I33626
  • Name: Henry HUSEE , of Harting 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Henry /Hussey/, of Harting
  • Birth: ABT 1110 in Tadwick, Bath, Somerset, England
  • Death: ABT 1174 in Harting, Midhurst, Sussex, England 2
  • Death: AFT 1169 1
  • Note:
    The following is copied from Hussey Manuscripts at:

    Henry Hussey, son of Hugh Hussey, was born about 1110, probably at Sanford manor, according to "Complete Peerage." He was married about 1145 to Avice Tisun, daughter of Adam Tisun. Henry Hussey was a witness to a charter of King Henry II restoring Cannings manor April 13, 1149. He and his brother, William Hussey, were witnesses to a deed of the Earl of Essex about 1150, according to "Manuscripts of the Bishop of London." Henry Hussey founded the Premonstatensian Abbey of Dureford in Sussex in 1169, and he founded a leper colony at Harting manor. Henry Hussey gave the chapel of Standen manor to the Abbey of Dureford about 1171.

    About 1173 Henry Hussey made a grant of tithes at "Littetuna" [probably Littleton Paynell manor in Wiltshire] to the House of St. Martin of Jumielles [or Jumieges] in the Diocese of Bayeau. The grant, which has now lost its seal, reads:

    "Sciant tam praesentes quam future, quod ego, Henricus Huse, assensu et praecepto domini mei, Henrici Regis, pro salute animae meae, et patris mei, et matris meae, et predecessorum meorum, reddidi et concessi ecclesiae Santi Matini de Duobus Genellis, et monachis ibi Deo servientibus, decinam totius dominici mei de Littetuna, quam monachi praedicti habuerant antiquitus ex donatione Adae Senioris de Port. Quare volo, ut ipsi eam habeant plenarie quiete, et pacifice. Quare hanc cartam sigilli mei munimine confirmo. Hiis testibus: Alano de Novavilla, Hugone de Gundevilla, Hugone Huse, Willelmo Huse, Robert Clerico Huse, Alexandro de Poterna, Arone de Poterna, Richardo de Chivetuna, et pluribus allis."

    Henry Hussey also held Standen Hussey [or South Standen] manor, receiving the property because of his support of King Henry II, according to "History of Berkshire." He and his son, Geoffroy Hussey were involved in the "tenancy of Stapleford manor and in the breach of Southampton" about 1175, according to "History of Wiltshire."

    When King Richard I [the Lionhearted] came to power in 1189, he immediately organized the Third Crusade to wrest the Holy Land from the infidels. Henry Hussey, in spite of his advanced age and probably to make a good impression upon the new king, joined the expedition. Before he left he deeded the rent from a mill at Littleton, Wiltshire to Dureford Abbey, according to "History of Wiltshire."

    The army sailed by sea in the fall of 1190 with a plan to winter on the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean. Henry Hussey died about 1191 in the Holy Land, either in battle or because of the hardships of the crusade, according to "Complete Peerage."

    Children born to Henry Hussey and Avice Tisun Hussey include:

    Henry Hussey born about 1147
    William Hussey born about 1150
    Geoffroy Hussey born about 1155

    NOTE: I cannot find "Sanford Manor". I do see that William Hussey was the Domesday tenant of Tadwick, Somerset, which is near Bath, and of Whatley, Somerset (near Frome). Perhaps one of these contained the manor of Sanford?


    Account of Complete Peerage:

    The name appears to be derived from some form of wine-vessel suggesting a boot. It appears in many forms, Hose, Hoese, Huse; in summones to Parliament as Huse and Husee, and afterwards seems to have been corrupted into Hussey. For convenience in this article the later and perhaps more predominant spelling, Husee, has in the main been adopted.

    Henry "Hose", who founded before 1169 the Premonstatensian Abbey of Dureford in Sussex, and also founded a leper hospital at Harting, m. Avice, daughter of Adam Tisun, and is said to have d. in the Holy Lands. [Complete Peerage VII:10]

    Father: Hugh HUSEE , of Tadwick & Whatley b: ABT 1070 in Whatley, Frome, Somerset, England

    Marriage 1 Avice TISON , Heiress of Littleton b: ABT 1128 in Littleton Panell, Devizes, Wiltshire, England
      1. Has Children Henry HUSEE , of Harting & Standen b: ABT 1150 in Harting, Midhurst, Sussex, England

      1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
        Page: VII:10
      2. Title: Early Yorkshire Charters, by William Farrer & Charles Travis Clay, 1965, online at
        Page: XII:5
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