WALL, Humphrey (d.1625), of Leominster and Over Lawton, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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2nd s. of John Wall (d.1565) of Kingsland by Elizabeth, da. of Miles Cressye of Harpenden, Herts. m. (1) Maud, da. of Richard Perryn of Leominster, 3s. 6da.; (2) Joan.

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Wall was related to several Leominster families. His father-in-law was bailiff in 1561, and his brother-in-law in 1594. Nothing is known of his activities in the Commons save that, on 24 Mar. 1589, he and his fellow-Member were granted leave of absence ‘for their special and necessary business’. In 1594 Wall received a confirmation of his arms, with the grant of a crest. The rest of his life is obscure until 1625, when, being ‘sick in body’ he made his will. In it he bequeathed his soul to God, ‘trusting that by the merits of Jesus Christ’, his body and soul would ‘be united together, and glorified at the day of judgment’. He left £20 to each of his grandchildren, and £10 to one Abraham Watts, a prisoner in the Fleet. The rest of his property was left to Joan, his ‘now lawful married wife’, to pass to her heirs after her death. George Proctor, DD and Thomas Colwell, were appointed overseers of the will, which was proved 19 Sept. that year.

W. R. Williams, Parl. Hist. Glos. 123; Vis. Herefs. ed. Weaver, 98; PCC 90 Clarke; G. F. Townsend, Leominster, 293-4; D’Ewes, 452.

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