Humphrey Walrond was the eldest son of Humphrey Walrond, of Sea in the Parish of Ilminster in Somerset, and Elizabeth, daughter of Humphrey Colles of Barton in Somerset. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a demy 1618 1625, matriculating 8 May 1618 aged fifteen. He succeeded his father in 1621. A prominent Royalist commander, he was one of the hostages demanded and given at the surrender of Bridgwater, and his property was sequestered during the Commonwealth. He subsequently migrated to the Barbadoes of which he became Deputy Governor and President. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel Napier of More Crichel in Dorset. On 5 August 1653 he was created, by Philip IV, King of Spain, Marquess de Vallado, Conde de Parama, Conde de Valderonda and a Grandee of the 1st Class. The Henry Walrond whose signature is on the titlepage was perhaps his third son who was Speaker of the House of Assembly of the Barbadoes, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Governor of Barbadoes. His will was proved in 1693.