CERVINGTON, (SERVINGTON), William (?d.1603), of Huntingdon ?and Fleet, Lincs.

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

m. Barbara (d.c.1615), at least 1s.1

Offices Held

Bailiff, Huntingdon 1584.2


Very little is known about Cervington. By 1569 he owned a house and garden in Huntingdon, and in 1582 acquired land in Ramsey. He contributed £25 to the Armada defence fund in his county.3

The Barbara Cervington whose will was proved at Huntingdon in 1615 was presumably his wife. The inquisition post mortem on William ‘Servington’ of Fleet, Lincolnshire, who died on 23 May 1603, mentions a wife, Barbara, as still living, and gives the heir as William (aged seven), son of the elder William’s deceased son Edward. In 1615 William, son of Edward Cervington of Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn.4

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.C.H.


  • 1. Hunts. Wills (Brit. Rec. Soc. Index Lib. xlii), 161.
  • 2. VCH Hunts. ii. 27; E. Griffiths, Huntingdon Recs. 101.
  • 3. Cal. Feet of Fines, Hunts. ed. Turner (Camb. Antiq. Soc. Pubs. oct. ser. xxxvii), 160, 282; T. C. Noble, Names of Those who Subscribed, 30.
  • 4. C142/281/48; Hunts Wills, loc. cit.