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Humphrey Radcliffe, Sir

Birthplace: Edgworth, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Edgworth, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Radcliffe, 1st Earl of Sussex and Elizabeth Radcliffe, Countess of Sussex
Husband of Isabell Harvey
Father of Eleanor Radcliffe; Edward Radcliffe, 6th Earl of Sussex; Frances Radcliffe; Mary Radcliffe; Thomas Radcliffe and 1 other
Brother of Henry Radcliffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex; Thomas Radcliffe and George Radcliffe
Half brother of Jane Browne; son Radcliffe; Anne Wharton; Henry Radcliffe, the Younger and Sir John Radcliffe

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About Sir Humphrey Radcliffe

During the reign of Henry VIII, the Earl of Sussex and his son and a party of friends rode out of London to take part in a tournament. In the village of Kensington, a girl, Isabel Harvey, who with her father, a wealthy London merchant, happened to be visiting some friends, leaned out so far in her eagerness to see the gay cavalcade that she dropped her glove. Sir Humphrey dipped his lance, impaled the glove, and returned it to her owner. Isabel beauty had cast such a spell upon Sir Humphrey that he contrived to leave his companions. Edmund Harvey and his daughter were about to set off for London, and as the road thence bore an evil reputation, the merchant readily acquiesced in the knight´s (represented himself as a squire in service with Earl of Sussex) suggestion that he should bear them company, and so agreeable did he make himself that when they reached Harvey´s house in Cheapside he received an invitation to come in to supper. Friendship with Isabel soon ripened into love, nor did her father raise any objection when asked to give his consent to their marriage. Isabel Harvey came to her husband a richly dowered bride, but they have been married some time before she learned the fact that her husband was the son, not the servant, of Robert of Sussex, Lord High Chamberlain of England. They settled at Elstow, in Bedfordshire and Edgworth, Lancashire.
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Sir Humphrey Radcliffe's Timeline

Edgworth, Lancashire, England
Age 20
Upper Gravenhurst, Central Bedfordshire, UK
Age 25
Edgworth, Lancashire, , England
Age 35
Todmorden,England Todmorden,Lancashire,England
Age 40
Stringston, Somerset, UK
Age 45
August 13, 1566
Age 61
Edgworth, Lancashire, England
August 17, 1566
Age 61
June 22, 1915
Age 61
July 12, 1933
Age 61