CONINGSBY, Humphrey I (1516-59), of Hampton Court, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Oct. 1553

Family and Education

b. 1 Mar. 1516, 1st s. of Thomas Coningsby (d.1527) of Hampton Court by Cecilia, da. and coh. of John Salwey of Stanford, Worcs. m. Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Englefield of Englefield, Berks., 2s. inc. Sir Thomas; 3da.; 1s. illegit. suc. gd.-fa. Sir Humphrey Coningsby 2 June 1535; suc. mother 1541.

Offices Held

Servant of Thomas Cromwell by 1538; gent. pens. by 1542; steward, lordship and manor of Leominster Oct. 1553; j.p. Herefs. by 1554.


After his father’s death, Coningsby became the ward of his grandfather, a judge, who in turn died while Coningsby himself was still under age. Thus he was not granted livery of his extensive lands until May 1537. About five years later he came into his mother’s Worcestershire property. He retained his office of gentleman pensioner throughout Mary’s reign, but was excused attendance at court, and he was not a member of her later Parliaments.

In 1559 he returned to the House of Commons, and died 4 Apr. 1559, a month before Parliament ended. No mention of a by-election has been found. His will, drawn up in March 1559, was proved in October that year.

C142/57/1, 82/1; E150/450/4, 1190/5; C. J. Robinson, Hist. Mansions and Manors Herefs. 148-9; LP Hen. VIII, passim; CPR, 1553-4, pp. 20, 84, 200, 487; 1555-7, p. 487; 1558-60, p. 339; PCC 45 Chaynay.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.