|The Right Reverend and Right Honourable
|Bishop of London|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of London|
|Term ended||1675 (death)|
|Other posts||Bishop of Salisbury
Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire
Aldersgate Street, London
|Buried||All Saints Church, Fulham|
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
He was born in Burton Latimer (or possibly nearby Barton Seagrove), Northamptonshire, the son of Thomas Henchman, a skinner, and educated at Christ's College, Cambridge where he achieved BA in 1613 and MA in 1616. He became a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge in 1617.
Ejected as a canon of Salisbury Cathedral, where he had been since 1623, during the First English Civil War, he joined the royalist forces, and had his estates confiscated. He was one of those who helped the future Charles II to escape the country after the Battle of Worcester of 1651. On the Restoration of 1660, he was made Bishop of Salisbury and in 1663 translated to be Bishop of London, where he saw both the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London.
- John Spurr, ‘Henchman, Humphrey (bap. 1592, d. 1675)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
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|Bishop of Salisbury
|Bishop of London
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