Name: Humphrey de Bassingbourne
Change Date: 8 JAN 2013
Nicholas was paying scutage for his fee in Benefield in 1236 and 1243. (fn. 39) In or before 1252, he was succeeded by his son, Humphrey, (fn. 40) who, in 1273, leased the castle and manor of Benefield to Queen Eleanor, the King's mother, for £100 a year, the rent of the first twenty-five years being paid in advance to acquit Humphrey of his debts to the Jews. (fn. 41) Humphrey died about 1280, (fn. 42) and in 1298 Benefield passed from his son and heir of the same name to his grandson, another Humphrey de Bassingbourne, (fn. 43) lord of the manor in 1316.
In 1253 Humphrey Bassingburn, Nicholas's son, was in possession of the manor of Abington, Northants. Humphrey joined Simon de Montfort against Henry III, and after Evesham in 1266 his manor of Abington was forfeited to the Crown and granted to Robert de Turbeville. In 1268, however, Humphrey came to an agreement with Robert and regained possession of the manor. He afterwards became entangled in financial difficulties from which he was relieved by the Dowager Queen Eleanor, who in 1273 paid his debts to Elias son of Moses, a Jew of London, taking in exchange certain of his manors. Abington Manor, however, in the hands then of Philip de Horton, a burgess of Northampton, was delivered to Humphrey, who received from the queen 20 pounds besides. In 1277 Humphrey settled the manor on his son Humphrey and the latter's wife Mary, and, dying shortly afterwards in 1280, was succeeded by his son, who followed him to the grave in 1298.
Father: Nicholas de Bassingbourne
Mother: Alice de Lisurs
- Humphrey of Bassingbourn