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Surname Index


William Hankford

In Judges of England: Sketches of their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conquest, Vol IV


Edward Fosse, FSA

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1851), pp. 323-326.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Sir William Hankford (or Hankeford), (ca. 1350 - 1423) was a lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 1413 until 1423. His parentage is not known, but he came from a family of gentry from Hankford, near Bulkworthy in Devon. He was educated at the Middle Temple, appointed serjeant-at-law in 1388 and king's serjeant in 1389. He was employed by the Earl of Devon from 1384, and repeatedly as a royal justice and commissioner in southern England. In 1394 he accompanied Richard II to Ireland. Hankeford died on 12 December 1423, while still in office. He was buried in Monkleigh church, to which he had contributed towards extensively rebuilding. This rare book was produced from a digital copy held by the University of Michigan Library that can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. Those on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Bellewe, Richard 325
Bullen, Anne 326
Bullen, Sir William 325
Dugdale 323-4
Edward IV 325
Elizabeth I 326
Gascoigne, Sir William 324
Hankford, Anne 325
Hankford family 323
Hankford, John 325
Hankford, Richard 323, 325
Hankford, Sir William 323-4
Henry IV 323-4
Henry V 323-4
Henry VI 324
Henry VIII 326
Henry, Prince 324
Holinshed 325
Ormond, Anne, Countess of 325
Ormond, Margaret 325
Ormond, Earl of 325
Prince 324
Risdon 324
Richard II 323
Thirning, William 323
Tresilian, Chief Justice 323