Weld, Humphrey -1684)
Humphrey Weld, of Holdwell in Hertfordshire, was the second, but eldest surviving, son of Sir John Weld, of Arnold's Court, Edmonston in Middlesex, and Frances, daughter of William Whitmore of London, merchant. He succeeded his father in 1623. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow Commoner at Easter 1629, and was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1631. He was made Governor of Portland Castle. In 1641 he purchased the manor of Lulworth in Dorset from the Howard family. He married Clare, youngest daughter of Thomas Lord Arundell of Wardour Castle, by whom he had an only daughter, Mary, who married Nicholas Taffe, Earl of Carlingford. Lulworth passed to Humphrey's nephew and heir male, William, only son of his younger brother, Sir John Weld, of Compton Bassett in Wiltshire, a Knight Banneret.