Benstede, Sir John
- Henry Summerson
Benstede, Sir John (d. 1323), administrator, probably took his name from Binsted near Alton, in a part of Hampshire where he later had property. He may have been identical with the man of his name who was ordained acolyte in March 1286, but the first certain record of him is as a royal clerk, on 15 December 1291. From the first he was employed in the king's wardrobe; he presented the hanaper accounts in 1293, and having accompanied ...