~1370, John Bosoun born in Devonshire, England, s/o §§Edmund Boson & Mabel ?.
~1390, Alianora born in England.
1393, John Boson a mainpernor in Chancery for his kinsman John Falewell.
1395, John Bosun of Churston a member of parliament from the parish of Brixham, Devon. (S) R&Ts, Devon Assoc. for the Adv. of Science, 1886, P214.
1397, John Bosoun a MP for Devon, and as part of the commonality for assizes at Exeter. (S) CCRs.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
11/4/1400, Commission to Philip de Courtenay, 'chivaler,' James de Chudderlegh, 'chivaler,' ..., Edmund Boson and John Bosom to enquire about certain sums of money from the ulnage of cloths in the county of Devon due to and concealed from Richard II and the king. (S) CPRs.
10/27/1402, John, son of Edmund Bozon' ..., and Roger Legh', querents, and John Pollard' and Emma, his wife, deforciants. Property: 2 messuages, ... in Womberleghe. ... which John Bryte and Eleanor, his wife, held for their lives of the inheritance of John, son of Edmund, on the day the agreement was made ...
11/16/1406, Commission to John Boson, ... to enquire ... county Devon ... (S) CPRs.
9/6/1408, A licence was granted to John Bozon, domicellus, and Alinora his wife, "necnon Johanne Falewyll," for the Chapel of St John Baptist within the manor of " Boson Hele " in Dittisham.
1410, John 1 of 4 party to the indenture of return drawn up at Exeter castle following the elections for the shire to the Parliament.
7/1411, John a justice of assize in Devon.
1412, Leonard Abbot of Newenham, co Devon. John Boson. Messuages, land and tenement in Calmadia, co Cornwall. (S) UKNA.
1412, John’s estates worth £20 annually.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded as King of England.
By 4/1413, John, Steward of the Devonshire estates of Thomas Montagu, earl of Salisbury.
7/16/1414, Commission to enquire concerning the misdeeds of John Boson, Henry Foleford and Robert Kirkham in Devon, who have retarded the execution of Norton's oyer and terminer sessions there. (S) UKNA, KB 9/205/3.
1415-23, John, JOP for Devon.
2/16/1418, Exeter, Devon. Commission to William Frye and John Bosun to inquire into the holdings of Katherine, widow of Humphrey Stafford, esq. (S) IPM, Henry V.
4/6/1419, Quitclaim of John Arundell, knight, ... witness: Robert Cary, … John Boson, ... [Cornwall] (S) UKNA.
2/6/1420, Commission to John Boson, John Dymmok, … to inquire … Devon … holdings of Richard Champarnon … . (S) CIsPM.
7/1423, John on a commission dealing with breaches in the truce with Brittany.
1424-27, Grant by Geoffrey Mugge to William Godsewhyn, clerk, William Northampton, clerk, John Bozon of Devon, esquire, ... (S) UKNA.
10/15/1427, John Boson on a commission of peace in Devon. (S) CPRs.
12/9/1428, Commission to Thomas Carreu, knight, John Boson, and the sheriff of Devon to arrest … and bring them before the king and council. (S) CPRs.
11/5/1430, Commitment to the county of Devon to John Bozoun so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.
6/2/1432, Pardon to John Boson' of suit of peace concerning treasons [etc.], and especially of the death of Comdyne, who was killed by him. (S) CPRs.
7/17/1432, “William Rytte of Ermington … John Bozun; [John Plantagenet,] Duke of Bedford.” (S) UKNA.
12/1432, Lease, Edward of la Pomeray esq., ... Witnesses: William Ferrers, John Boson, ... esqs., ... (S) UKNA.
7/10/1434, Petitioners: William Rytte of Ermington. ... requests remedy against Richard Fortescu ... granted by the council that a writ should be directed to Richard and John Fortescu to appear before the council on the octave of Michaelmas ... the said Rytte and all ... sufficient surety ... etc. and to make ... the said William and Henry Fortescu, Walter Whitlee, William Bastard and John Bozun to appear before ... (S) UKNA.
1437, John presented to one of his 3 churches.
1440, John censured by Bishop Lacy for taking £200 from Robert Gode to appoint him to Ashprington.
8/8/1440, John Boson, of Dittisham, Devon, died. (S) UKNA, IPM. His estates worth £23 13s 4d at his death, including lands in Cornwall. His heir, his son Martin, age 19.
10/11/1440, Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator of Devon after the death of John Boson. (S) CFRs.
(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.
· (S) Visitations of Devon, V1, Vivian, P378, gives daughter Elizabeth’s name as “Jennet.”
· Edmund Boson, heir & s/o §§Robert Bosome & §§Joan, d/o §§Henry St. George.
· John’s sister Joan Bosome married Henry Fortescue of Wood Barton.
Child of John and Rosamond:
i. Eleanor Bozon, born ? in Devon, England.
Eleanor married John Bryte.
ii. Elizabeth Bosome (184675), born ~1415 in Bosome-Hele, parish of Dittisham, Devon, England.
[Some genealogies equate this Elizabeth with Jennet Bosum who married Sir William Huddesfield, as his 2nd wife; but by timelines of children, Jennet could not be of this earlier generation.]
iii. Martin Bosome (950702), born 1421 in Bosome-Hele, Dittisham, Devon, England.