FEILDE, Edmund (1620-76), of Shephalbury and Marden Hill, Herts.
Available from Boydell and Brewer
Family and Education
bap. 11 Sept. 1620, o. surv. s. of Thomas Feilde, rector of St Andrew’s, Hertford 1598-1623, by 2nd w. Anne, da. of Charles Nodes of Shephalbury. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1637; I. Temple 1639, called 1652. m. c.1653, Frances (d.1690), da. of William Pert of Arnolds Hall, Mountnessing, Essex, wid. of his cos. Charles Nodes of Shephalbury, 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 1623.1
Commr. for militia, Herts. Mar. 1660, assessment Aug. 1660-1, 1663-74.
Feilde’s name, in various spellings, is ancient in Hertfordshire, but of his own direct ancestry little is known. His father, born at Weston where he owned both copyhold and freehold land, obtained his education at Cambridge as a sizer. He was ordained in 1595, and after holding various livings in Hertfordshire and preaching in London was able to provide a portion of £1,500 for Feilde’s sister. Feilde’s own early maintenance and education was covered by three annuities totalling £135 p.a., and he inherited property in Hertford, lands in Weston and Bengeo, and the rectory of Rushden. Nothing is known of his activities in the Civil War. He may ha