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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lord John Bonville & Elizabeth Fitz Roger & Lord Richard Stucle

3802754. Lord John Bonville & 3802755. Elizabeth Fitz Roger & 155940. Lord Richard Stucle.

8/15/1370, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 7605510. John Fitz Roger & 7605511. Alice ?.

1371, John born in England, heir & 2nd s/o 7605508. Sir William Bonville & 7605509. Margaret Dumarle.

By 1372, Elizabeth’s father died.

~1375, Richard Styuecle born. [The family of Styucele is very prominent in Huntingdon during this time.]

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

[––John & Elizabeth––]

Bef. 10/18/1377, John Bonville, age 6, married to Elizabeth, age 7. [This marriage brought into the Bonville family the manor and hundred of Chewton-Mendip; the manors of Westkington, Wilts, Selling, Kent; Merston, Sussex; and Glen-magna, Leicester.]

10/18/1377, Licence, on payment of 5 marks by William de Boneville, knight, for him to enfeoflf John Passeware … moiety of the manor of Westkyington, held in chief, … feoffees to grant the same to the said William for life, with remainder to John his son, and Elizabeth the said John’s wife, in fee tail. (S) CPRs.

5/6/1382, Elizabeth heiress to her uncle: IPM of Thomas Fitz Roger of Chewton. Kent: … Sellyng by Monks Horton. A moiety of a manor, … Elizabeth wife of John Bonevyle son of William Bonevyle, knight, is his kinswoman and heir, to wit, daughter of John Fitz Roger, his brother. She was 11 years of age and no more on the feast of the Assumption last. (S) CIsPM.

1382, John 11 years old.

1/1386, John de Bonevill and Elizabeth his wife recovered seisin of Chiweton, the manor and hundred in Somerset, against Elizabeth (15211021, Elizabeth’s grandmother) before the justices of the Bench by reason of a gift thereof made by James de Mohun. (S) IPM of Elizabeth (the grandmother).

7/6/1386, Order to take the fealty of John Bonevylle, son of William Bonevylle knight, who has taken to wife Elizabeth daughter of John fitz Roger brother of Thomas fitz Roger, being cousin and heir of the said Thomas, and to give John Bonevylle and Elizabeth seisin of her said uncle's lands; as he has proved her age. (S) CCRs.

9/12/1387, IPM of Elizabeth de Holand [Elizabeth’s paternal grandmother]: Elizabeth wife of John Bonevyll, daughter and heir of John Fitz Roger son and heir of the said Henry, age 17, her heir. (S) Analogous Document of Richard II, 1974.

1391, Petition of Ralph Carmynowe: “… states that recently John Bonville and his wife brought an assize of Novel Disseisin against him of tenements in West Kington in Wiltshire …” (S) UKNA.

2/11/1396, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Wadham, … on complaint of Hugh Courtenay, knight, that … John Bonevill, … with a great number of armed men and archers … broke his house … county Devon … (S) CPRs.

4/28/1396, Grant for life, to the king’s squire Richard Stucle of £15 a year … (S) CPRs.

10/21/1396, John Bonville of Chewton, Somerset, died before his father holding with his wife the manor of Glen [later called Great Glen and Glen-magna.] (S) Great Glen, A History of the Co. of Leicestershire: V5, Gartree Hundred, 1964.

Bef. 1397, John’s older brother died leaving him as the heir.

[––Richard & Elizabeth––]

1397, Richard, gent. of Ridgewell, Essex,  married Elizabeth.

2/23/1398, Commission to William Audeley, Richard Stukeley, … to enquire and certify … Bruncefastlane … (S) CPRs.

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

10/29/1399, Inspeximus and confirmation to Richard Stucle of letters patent … granting him for life £15 yearly. (S) CPRs.

1/1400, Richard Stucle, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife, of the diocese of London. (S) Cal. of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, V5, 1904.

1/19/1400, Order to pay to Richard Stucle, king’s esquire, £15 a year for life. (S) CCRs, 7/8/1433.

11/26/1400, Sir Ralph Cheyney on the day he died held a moiety of the said manor of Lutton with a moiety of the said advowson in Dorset. And they say that both moieties of the manor and the advowson are held of Richard Stucle as of his manor of Chewton by knight service. (S) CIsPM & (S) Notes & Queries, Somerset and Dorset, V13, 1912.

8/28/1403, Commission of array … Richard Stucle … county of Sussex. (S) CPRs.

12/12/1403, Commission of oyer … tenants in bondage of … and Richard Stucle, lords of the manor of Totenham called Pembrokesmanor, co. Middlesex … (S) CPRs.

1406, Richard witnessed an important transaction at Arundel castle on behalf of the new earl, Thomas.

12/22/1406, Commission to … Richard Stucle, John Cornewailles, … counties of Kent and Sussex, … (S) CPRs.

8/18/1409, Commission to … Richard Stucle, … counties of Somerset, … to enquire … (S) CPRs.

1410, Elizabeth settled her estates on Richard: Richard Styuecle and Elizabeth his wife v. John Styuecle, clerk; manor of Merssheton and advowson of church of same manor in Sussex, manor of Great Glen in Leicestershire …  to Richard and Elizabeth and heirs of their bodies, contingent remainder to right heirs of Elizabeth. (S) Feet of Fines, Sussex, V3, 1916.

11/3/1412, Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Somerset and Dorset to Richard Stucle during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer for the issues. (S) CFRs.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

3/21/1413, Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Somerset and Dorset to Richard Stuclee during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer for the issues. (S) CFRs.

1413, Richard acquired the feoffees of William Botreaux, 3rd Baron Botreaux.

2/3/1414, Inspeximus and confirmation to Richard Stucle of letters patent … [of 10/29/1399] (S) CPRs.

4/10/1414, Elizabeth died. (S) IPM.

4/18/1414, Writ for IPM of Elizabeth wife of Richard Stucle and widow of John Bonevyle. Leicester: Jointly with Richard Stucle her husband, who survives her, she held the manor of Magna Glen … annual value £20. She died on 10 April last. Roger their son and heir is aged 16 years and more. Wiltshire: She held half the manor of West Kington … Long before her death she married John son of William Bonevyle, and they had a son William Bonevyle who survives. Afterwards she married Richard Stucle. They had issue Roger, knight, and other sons and daughters. … William Bonevyle is her son and heir, aged 21 years and more. Sussex: Jointly with Richard Styuecle her husband, who survives her, she held the manor and advowson of Merston … annual value £20. Somerset: She held the manor of Chewton Mendip …, annual value £20 6s.8d. Dorset: Jointly with Richard Stucle alias Styvecle, her husband, she held half manor of Mapperton …, annual value £3 5s. … Kent: Jointly with Richard Stucle her husband she held a 4th part of the manor of Selling …  annual value £8. (S) CIsPM.

1414, Elizabeth’s son William Bonville, of age, began to challenge the 1410 settlement in the courts.


7/23/1414, To the escheator in Somerset. Order to give Richard Stucle otherwise Styuecle livery of the manor of Chuton, and the issues thereof taken since the death of Elizabeth his wife. (S) CCRs.

1415, Richard MP for Sussex.

3/1416, Richard, MP & JOP for Sussex.

1417, Richard MP for Sussex.

3/19/1418, Commission to Thomas, lord of Camoys, … John Popham, knight, … Richard Stucle … to supervise the muster of 364 men at arms, … (S) CPRs.

By 1422, Richard had lost all of Elizabeth’s lands through lawsuits to her son William, except for Merston.

1421-22, Richard received judgements in court in his favor against William.

2/28/1426, Richard Stucle of the county of Sussex, esquire, a mainpernor of Richard Stafford, knight. (S) CFRs.

7/8/1433, Order to pay to Richard Stucle £15 a year for life … (S) CCRs.

5/4/1434, Richard Stucle and John Bluet esquires mainpernors for William de Botreaux knight. (S) CCRs.

3/28/1436, Richard Stucle esquire a mainpernor for Edward Stradlynge knight. (S) CCRs.

11/28/1439, Commission of array in Middlesex … Richard Stucle. (S) CPRs.

7/8/1440, Commission of array in Middlesex … Richard Stucle. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 11/28/1441, Richard of Trent, Somerset died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, 108, 273, 792. (S) Notes and Queries, 1877, P232. (S) Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West, Rogers, 2003, P41. (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

Children of John and Elizabeth: [2 sons, 2 daughters.]

i. Isabel Bonville (1901377), born ~1392 in Chuton, Somerset, England.

ii. William Bonville (131282), born 8/30/1393 in Chuton, Somerset, England. [Heir]

2/23/1408, Writ for IPM for William Bonevyle (7605508, grandfather), knight. Cornwall: … He died on 14 Feb. last. William Bonevyle, son of John, his son, is next heir, and was aged 16 years and more on 30 Sept. last.

iii. Philippa Bonvile (1048625), born ~1395 in Chuton, Somerset, England.

Children of Richard and Elizabeth:

i. Roger Stucley, born 1398 in England.

1414, Roger named in the IPM of his mother.

ii. Hugh Stucley (77970), born ~1401 in England.