Humphrey YOUNGMAN 
- Born: Cir 1552, Wethersfield ESS
- Marriage (1): Julian LEEDS  circa 1753 in Essex
- Died: Aft 10 Dec 1591, Wethersfield ESS
Another name for Humphrey was ALIAS CLARK.
Will of Humphrey Yongman alias Clark - 10 Dec 1591
Wife Julian - my house and my lands free and copy called Morses, Triglottes, Thorleys, and Stevens in Wethersfield for her life, Daughter Agnes Yongman alias Clarke - Morses and Stevens if she pay her sisters money, Mary and Lydia - Triglottes and Thorleys equally divided
The use of "alias" as part of his last name has a little history attached to it. Including Alias in a last name was used for some individuals for a short period in Essex County history from about 1500 to about 1640. It is not clear why this designation started or how it ended. The best guess is that the alias name comes from the mother's side of the famil
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It is not clear why the designation "alias" started being used as part of a last name. Using "alias" in the last name happened only for a short period in Essex County history from about 1500 to about 1640. The best guess is that the alias last name comes from the mother's side of the family. In the case of the Yongmans, Humphrey's father is just called Humphrey Yongman in 1521. In 1522, he is called Humphrey Clerke for the first time and later called Humphrey Clarke. There is a neighboring Clarke family to the Yongmans in the 1400s in Wethersfield but no connection has been determined.
Humphrey appeared only in wills during his lifetime. There is no specific record tying Humphrey to his father Humphrey. His grandfather Humphrey Yongman had three known sons, Richard, John, and Humphrey, who could be the father. Richard was eliminated as a possible father because of the information found in the will of Richard's wife Joan Spring. After Richard's decease, Joan married Thomas Thorne. Joan left a will listing her children on 11 Jun 1581. The family of John the second son can be largely identified from the will of Richard Clarke of Weth
ersfield, a grandson to Humphrey Youngman, dated 16 Sep 1596.
Given the information known about the families of Richard and John, placing Humphrey as a son of Humphrey Yongman alias Clark is logical. Because Humphrey has the same name as his father, it is hard to determine which Essex records apply to the father and which to the son. It is not known when his father died.
As mentioned earlier, Humphrey had two properties that he gave to daughters Mary and Lydia. These properties are called Triglotts and Thorleys. These properties have an interesting history. They were mentioned in the will of Alice Cranfield on 11 Jul 1486 and later were owned by her stepson Richard Cranford. These lands were given to Thomas Golding Esq. on 12 Nov 1548. There is no record how these lands came into the possession of Humphrey Yongman alias Clarke.
Humphrey was mentioned in the will of father-in-law William Leeds on 23 Aug 1591. He was the husband of Julian, daughter of William. Julian was given money. Humphrey wrote his own will on 10 Dec 1591. He gave wife Julian the use of his land and goods during her lifetime.
 Essex County, England, Commissary Court Will Joan Thorne 1581 Wethersfield, ERO.
 Frederick G. Emmison, Essex Wills The Archdeaconry Courts 1591-1597 (Chelmsford, Essex: ERO, 1991), 6:230-231. Another of John's grandsons was a Youngman alias Clark that was linked by marriage with a second family of Clarkes in the area. These Clarkes were Lords of the Wethersfield Manor in the early 1600s. (Philip Morant, The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex (1768; reprint, Ardsley, England: E P Publishing Limited, 1978), 2:372.)
 Philip Morant, The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex (1768; reprint, Ardsley, England: E P Publishing Limited, 1978), 2:373. Thomas Golding also owned a messuage named Cowpers and land named Shortland and Lighes Pightel.
 Frederick G. Emmison, Essex Wills The Archdeaconry Courts 1591-1597 (Chelmsford, Essex: ERO, 1991), 6:197.
 Frederick G. Emmison, Essex Wills The Archdeaconry Courts 1597-1603 (Chelmsford, Essex: ERO, 1990), 7:170.
Humphrey married Julian LEEDS  [MRIN: 9588], daughter of William LEEDS  and ELIZABETH , circa 1753 in Essex. (Julian LEEDS  was born circa 1554 in Essex and died after 1591 in Wethersfield ESS.)