HANMER, Humphrey (d. by 1604), of Radford, Notts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

3rd s. of William Hanmer (d.c.1571) of The Fenns, Flints. by Eleanor or Elena, da. of Sir Thomas Hanmer of Hanmer, Flints. educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1560; G. Inn 1561. m. c.1574, Winifred (d.1605), wid. of Edward Southworth of Radford, 3s. 5da.

Offices Held


On 7 Mar. 1576 Hanmer was one of nine Members sent by the Commons to the Lords to discuss the bill on fines and recoveries in Cheshire and Wales. It is not known whether it was this Humphrey Hanmer who became a j.p. for Flintshire about 1561 and took a lease of former church lands in Abergavenny in 1573. Certainly he married a widow with an estate in Nottinghamshire, at Radford, where all his children were born, and where he was buried some time before 3 Oct. 1604, when his widow made her will, asking to be buried near him. She died early in the following year.

Griffith, Peds. 286; Genealogist, iii. 152-3; J. Hanmer, Par. and Fam. of Hanmer, passim; DWB; CJ, i. 111; PCC 18 Holney; C142/212/43; Augmentations, ed. Lewis and Davies (Univ. Wales Bd. of Celtic Studies, Hist. and Law ser. xiii), 458.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A.H.D.