Name: Henry Hussey
Birth: 21 DEC 1265 1
Death: 1331 2
Note: 2 3|
Change Date: 19 APR 2013
Henry Hussey, son of Henry Hussey and Joan le Fleming Hussey, was born December 21, 1265, according to "Complete Peerage." He was shown as age 24 at his father's death. The king took his homage, and he had livery of his father's estate August 26, 1290. He was appointed Knight of the Shire in Sussex in 1290, 1298, 1301, 1307 and 1309, according to "Knights of Edward I."
By order of the king dated October 23, 1289 Henry Hussey received a tax rebate. The order read "to acquit Henry, son of Henry le Hosee, the other heir of Henry le Fleming, tenant-in-chief of the late king, of 40s scutage for 5th and 10th years, as the King had learnt from Queen Eleanor, his mother, that Henry was a minor and in her wardship by the late King's grant till December 21, 1286."
Henry Hussey was married about 1290, wife's name Isabel. He was summoned for military service by King Edward I on July 16, 1294 to serve in putting down the rebellion in Gascony and
"to attend the king wherever he might be," according to the summons. He continued in this capacity also to King Edward II until October 10, 1325. He was summoned to Parliament June 24, 1295 and continued in that capacity for the next 30 years. He was known as Lord Hussey from that date forward. He saw military service against Scotland in 1297, 1299, 1301 and off and on until 1323. He was pardoned April 1, 1300 for "trespass of venison in Freemantle Forest." He was a knight in the Rape of Chichester and enrolled for the defense of the coast in 1296.
On May 10, 1300 he was appointed to hear and judge complaints and transgressions against the Magna Carta and the Forest Charter of King Henry III. During this period he held various assignments in Surrey and Sussex including Commissioner of Array, Supervisor of Subsidy, Justice and Commissioner of the Peace.
Henry Hussey "held three knights' fees at Herting and Chitehurst, value 30 pounds; and one fee at Pulberwe, Sussex, late of Robert de Tateshale," on July 28, 1303. He and his heirs had a grant of free warren in their demesne lands in Danhurst manor, Hascombe manor and Godalming manor, Surrey on March 4, 1306-07.
On May 3, 1307 reference is made to a carucate of land in Knighetone, Wiltshire held by Henry Hussey, probably, by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, worth 10 pounds clear per annum, according to "Hussey Record." He was summoned February 8, 1308 with "his consort" to attend the coronation of King Edward II "in the train of the King and Queen."
Henry Hussey was described as "the son of the elder sister of Florence, widow of Walter de Insular [de L'Isle] and co-parencer with her, of Pulburough manor, Sussex" on August 5, 1309. He was ordered "to remain in the North during the winter campaign" in the war against Scotland on August 30, 1315. He was listed as overlord of Knygttone Paynell manor in Wiltshire April 6, 1317. He was appointed sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1320. On March 5, 1321-22 he was appointed to select 400 footmen from Surrey and Sussex to be brought to Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland.
He was ordered "to go to one of his manors near York to defend the North against the Scots" November 27, 1322. He was instructed to "furnish pack saddles in case the army should advance without the waggon train" April 18, 1323. He was summoned as a knight of Gloucestershire and Sussex to the Great Council at Westminster May 9, 1324. He was ordered to military service in Gascony December 21, 1324.
Henry Hussey died in February 1331-32 at age 66 "on Friday before St. Peter in cathedra, leaving widow, Isabel, and son and heir," Henry Husey, who had issue, according to "Knights of Edward I."
At his death, he held in Sussex Harting manor and half of Pulburough manor; in Gloucestershire half of Sapperton manor and Rissington manor; in Berkshire tenements in South Moreton manor and West Wittenham manor; in Buckinghamshire a capital messuage in Missenden manor with the advowson of the abbey jointly owned with Hugh de Plessis; in Wiltshire Standen Hussey manor and one-half of Tidworth manor; in Hampshire rents in Freefolk manor jointly with his wife, Isabel; in Surrey Hascombe manor jointly with his wife, Isabel; in Kent Stourmouth manor which he had ceded to his son, Henry Hussey and his wife.
An inquisition was held at Sapperton, Gloucestershire March 8, 1332 regarding the lands in the county formerly held by Henry Hussey:
"Henry Husse held in his demene as of fee on the day he died a moeity of Saperton from the king in chief by the service of one-fourth part of a knight's
fee. There is there one chief messuage worth nothing beyond reprises; and 80 acres of arable land
worth 29s. per annum, 3d. per acres; and 6 acres of several pasture worth 12d. per annum, 2d per acres;
and one acre of meadow worth 18d. per acre; and 10 acres of great wood, the pasture whereof is worth
12d. per annum, and not more because of the shade.
There are there four customary tenants, who pay 26s.8d per annum for their works and services at the four principal terms of the year in equal portions.
The pleas and perquisites of the court are worth 12d per annum.
"The said Henry also held, as above, a moeity of Rusyndon manor from the King in Chief by the service of one-fourth part of a knight's fee. There is there one messuage with a garden adjacent, worth 3s. per annum; and 120 acres of arable land worth 40s, 4d per acre; and 4 pounds rents of assize per
annum of free and bond tenants, payable equally at the said terms. The pleas and perquisites of the
court are worth 2s. per annum. Total, 7 pounds, 4s.
Henry Husse, son of the said Henry is his next heir,
and is age 30 and more."
Also on March 8, 1332 an inquisition was held in Wiltshire to
inventory his property there. Included was Tudeworth manor
"held of the Earl Marshall by knight service" and Standen
manor "held of the Earl of Lancaster by the service of one
knight's fee." The latter property consisted of a court with a
close [land held as private property], a dove cote, 180 acres of
arable land, eight acres of meadow and 60 acres of wood.
Isabel Hussey received as assignment of dower June 10, 1332
to the property of Henry Hussey. It is believed that she was
remarried before January 15, 1336-37 to John Gambone. John
Gambone and Isabel Hussey Gambone filed a complaint
against her son, Henry Hussey for attempting to dispossess
them from their home. The complaint read "that Henry Husee
of Harting demised for 17 years to Isabel lands in South
Standen, etc, extended at 100 pounds, but the said Henry, his
servant and others strove to expel her from the lands, snatched
the writing from her servant, stole her goods, etc." Henry was
tried for the offense January 1536-37 and fined.
In 1306?7 Henry Hussey bought the reversion of the manor of Hascombe from Henry Sturmy, to whom it should have descended at the death of Joan wife of John of Wintershull, who had already obtained a release of other lands in Bramley and Hascombe. (fn. 4) This Joan was probably the wife of Walter of Huntingfield, of whose grant the manor is said to have come to Henry Hussey in the inquisition of 1349.
In 1307 Henry Hussey obtained a grant of free warren in Danhurst and Hascombe. In 1331 he was succeeded by his son Henry, afterwards Sir Henry Hussey, kt., (fn. 6) who died seised of Hascombe in 1349, his heir being his grandson Henry, son of his son Mark, aged six years. This Henry Hussey, or his cousin of the same name, [it seems it was the cousin] died seised in 1409, and was succeeded by his son Henry, (fn. 8) who held for life with remainder to his son Nicholas for life and reversion to Henry elder brother of Nicholas.
Father: Henry Hussey b: 1 AUG 1240
Mother: Joan Le Fleming
- Henry Hussey b: ABT 1292
- Type: Web Site
Author: Arlee Gowen
Title: The Hussey Millennium
- Text: Cornish Probate Abstracts Pt 10
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Surrey