BRASIER, alias HUMBERSTON, Ralph, of Leicester.
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Family and Education
prob. s. of William Humberston† of Leicester.
Brasier came of an important Leicester family, and was perhaps the nephew of Roger Humberston*. He was much involved in affairs relating to the parliamentary representation of the borough during this period, being either chosen as an MP or acting as a witness at every recorded election between 1407 and 1437.3
Probably a permanent resident of Leicester, Brasier certainly owned property there as well as at nearby Humberston (shared with Roger Flore* of Oakham) and further afield at Brooksby, nine miles north of the town. He was still alive in 1443.4
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: Charles Kightly
The identification of Ralph Humberston ‘brazier’ and Ralph Brasier is clear from local records, where the names are used interchangeably for the same man in the same office: Wyggeston Hosp. Recs. ed. Thompson, nos. 571-7, 581-2; CCR, 1429-35, p. 295.