Humphrey Starkey

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Sir Humphrey Starkey SL (died 1486) was a British justice. He studied at Inner Temple and was made Recorder of London in 1471. In 1478 he was made a Serjeant-at-Law, allowing him to practice in the Court of Common Pleas. He served briefly as Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1483 but was moved later that year, becoming Fourth Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and dying in office in 1486. He had previously married Isabella, who outlived him but died in 1496; their four daughters split his estate between them. His daughter Anne Starkey (d. 26 December 1488) married firstly John Writtle, esquire, and secondly Sir John Raynsford (died 1521)[1] and they were the parents of Sir John Raynsford the politician.[2]


  1. ^ The Rainsford Family with by Emily A Buckland 1932 The Caxton Press, Worcester
  2. ^ Richardson I 2011, p. 565.


  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. I (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. p. 565. ISBN 1449966373. 
  • Foss, Edward (1870). A Biographical Dictionary of the Justices of England (1066 - 1870). Spottiswoode and Company. p. 630. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir William of Nottingham
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer
Succeeded by
William Hody
Preceded by
Fourth Justice of the Common Pleas
Succeeded by
William Calow