Name: Henry Hussey
Prefix: Sir 1 2
Birth: ABT 1387
Death: 30 JAN 1450
Residence: Harting, Sussex 1
Change Date: 1 JAN 2006
"History of Harting" (page 28) "the Husseys' tenure of Harting extended from the days of the first King Henry to the last, and that with scarcely an exception every head of the family bore the Royal Christian name. In the second Henry's reign the first Henry Hussey founded Durford Abbey, on the banks of the Rother, and hard by it a house of lepers, and a 'culver,' or dovehouse, found in connection with religious houses in so many other instances. In his confirmation of his father's gift the second Henry Hussey refers by name to the Church at Harting." It is further stated that "Sir Henry Hussey, the sixth of that name, was with the flower of chivalry at Agincourt, and was fitly selected to guard Rouen, when after six month's siege Henry V. had won it in 1418."
Henry Hussey, son of Henry Hussey and Margaret Hussey, was
born about 1387, probably at Saperton manor, Wiltshire. He
inherited Saperton manor and Standen Hussey manor from his
father at his death in 1409 and was referred to as Sir Henry
Hussey. He also received title to Hascombe manor, Surrey, in
He was married before December 9, 1413, wife's name
Constance, according to "Ancient Petitions." Appearing in
1413 in "Patent Rolls" was the following entry: "Reference to
Sir Henry Husee lately granting South Morton manor and West
Whitenham manor, in Berkshire, to Thomas Bekyngham of
Oxfordshire for life, at a rent of 10 pounds a year--on provision
that if Constance Husee, his wife, be dowered in the manors
after his death they render her 10 marks annually."
She was apparently a lady-in-waiting at the court of the king.
Henry Hussey "had a protection April 23, 1423 on going to the
General Council in the retinue of the Bishop of Winchester as
Sir Henry Husee of Harting manor," according to "Syllabus of
Rymer's Faedera." He was Knight of the Shire for Sussex in
1423 and 1425, according to "Complete Peerage." "Sir
Henry Hussey and others held an inquisition in Sussex May 4,
On June 19, 1430 there was an "inspeximus and confirmation
by Parliament in his favor, as kinsman and heir of Matthew
Hoese" of a charter dated June 28, 1252, being a grant to
Matthew Hussey from King Henry III of free warren on
Harting manor. In 1435 he "made a settlement upon Constance
Hussey," according to "Complete Peerage."
Sir Henry Hussey and others, including the Earl of Huntingdon
and the Earl of Northumberland, were ordered February 12,
1438 "to array men at arms and archers dwelling near the sea
because the king's traitors and rebels of Flanders had united
with other enemies to invade England," according to "Patent
Rolls." He was appointed by the king March 4, 1438 to assist
with an inquiry into smuggling in Kent.
In 1438 Walter Bedel sued Sir Henry Hussey of Hascombe manor for usurping rents of Ashhurst manor, according to "History of Surrey." In the following year Walter Bedell, keeper of Ashhurst manor and park, took proceedings against Sir Henry Hussey for usurping the profits of Ham manor. In 1439-40 Henry Hussey mortgaged his property to John Greville, according to "History of Gloucestershire." On July 5, 1439 license was given "to Sir Henry Husee, the elder, of South Herting, Sussex and his wife, Constance, to dispose of Great Risindon manor and Saperton manor in Gloucestershire," according to "Patent Rolls."
Henry Hussey died January 30, 1449-50. Constance Hussey died October 19, 1461 and was buried in the chapel of All Saints, Friars Minors, London.
Children born to them include:
Henry Hussey born about 1414
Nicholas Hussey born about 1417
Father: Henry Hussey b: 1362
- Elizabeth Hussey
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
- Type: Web Site
Title: The Hussey Manuscript