Humphrey Visdelou1

M, d. 1176
FatherWalkelin Visdelou d. b 1148
     Humphrey was born in Buckinghamshire, England, at the Manor of Abinton [within the estate of Lavendon]. Humphrey married Matilda de Bidun, daughter of John de Bidun I, circa 1162 in Buckinghamshire, England. Humphrey departed this life in 1176 in Buckinghamshire, England, at the Manor of Abinton [within the estate of Lavendon].


Matilda de Bidun b. c 1146, d. 1185


  1. [S936] British History Online - Victoria County History: A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 - Under the lords of Wallingford the family of Visdelou (Visus Lupi) is found as mesne tenant before the end of the 12th century. The vill, which had formerly belonged to the mother of Humphrey Visdelou, was in the hands of the Crown as guardian of the heir from 1185 to 1189, (fn. 26) and in 1190 John Visdelou paid 15 marks for 'acknowledgment' of the knight's fee held by his father in Appleton. (fn. 27) In January 1196-7 Alexander son of Richard, with his wife Eleanor, and Fulk son of Richard, with his wife Maud, granted a hide of land here to Roger son of Walkelin Visdelou for life for the service of one-fifth of a fee, with reversion on his death to the grantors. (fn. 28) In the following year Roger restored to them half a hide at Appleton. (fn. 29) Alexander son of Richard must have joined the baronial party for in 1215 King John granted his land here to Roger de Haya during pleasure. (fn. 30) In 1218, however, Humphrey Visdelou, son of Alexander and Eleanor, paid relief for half a knight's fee in Appleton. (fn. 31) Humphrey Visdelou was succeeded by William his son, possibly identical with the William Visdelou who paid scutage in this county in 1305. (fn. 32) -