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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sir William Bowet & Joan de Ufford

3802854. Sir William Bowet & 3802855. Joan de Ufford

~1375, William Bouet born in England, s/o 7605708. Thomas Bowet & 7605709. Margaret ?.

By 1390, Joan born in England, coheir & d/o 7605710. Robert de Ufford & 7605711. Eleanor de Felton.

1400, Joan heiress to her sister Ela, wife of Richard Bowet, esq., brother of William.

12/31/1404, IPM of Robert Corbet senior, knight. Norfolk: … the manor of Little Dunham … It is held of William Bowet, service unknown, annual value £8. (S) CIsPM.

1409, Joan presented to the rectory of Benacre, Suffolk.

[––William & Joan––]

1409, William Bowet and Joan his wife settled Hautbois manor with Horseford. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V6, 1807, Great-Hautbois.

1410, William and wife Johanna settled Horsford manor on trustees. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V11, 1810, Burgh.

1411, William and Joan sued Thomas Aleyn.

1412, William held the manor of Hurstpierpoint, inherited by Joan from her grandmother Sibyl de Pierreport. (S) UKNA.

1412, William Bowet was lord of the manor Westmeston was valued at £17. (S) Hist. of Sussex, V7, 1940, Westmeston. [Hurstpierpoint and Westmeston were held together until the 1600s.]

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

1413, William presented to the rectory of Hurstpierpont, Sussex.

1414, William a witness to the will of Sir Robert Ty.

By 1414, William knighted.

10/18/1414, Pardon to William Bowet of Wrantham, co. Suffolk, ‘chivaler,’ for the murder of John Rome of Great Melton, servant of Edmund Berry (369290), esquire. (S) CPRs.

7/10/1415, Letter of attorney for William “Willielmus Bowet Chivaler, qui de Licentia Regis versus partes Transmarinas profecturus est, habet Literas Regis de Generali Attornatu, …” (S) Rymer’s Feodera, V9, 1739-45. [William going overseas.]

10/21/1415, IPM of Michael de la Pole, earl of Suffolk. Suffolk: … all the following 88 knight’s fees … 10 fees by William Bowet, knight. … (S) CIsPM.

10/25/1415, Battle of Agincourt in northern France. [Documented by 3 eye witnesses.] The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.

William and Joan divorced. [Seems to indicate something happened while he was in France.]

[––William & Amy––]

Bef. 2/1/1417-8, William married 2nd Amy Wythe, d/o John; widow of John Calthorp.

1417-18, Amy granted the manor of Horsford by trustees. [Eventually conveyed to Elizabeth in 1438.]

9/13/1417, IPM of Roger Swillyngton, knight. Suffolk: … Murrills of William Bowet, service unknown … (S) CIsPM.


1418, Joan presented to the rectory of Blythburgh, Suffolk, and to the rectory of Benacre, Suffolk.

1420, Sir William Bowet and Amy purchased from the crown via Robert, Lord Willoughby the wardship and marriage of her son William Calthorp for 700 marks.

1420, Joan presented to the rectory of Blythburgh, Suffolk.

2/6/1421, William Bowet and others lent Henry Lesyngham and others £20. (S) CP 40/653, rot. 338. [4/1424, William Bowet now deceased.]

3/22/1421, William wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Beauge, France [and died soon afterwards.] A major defeat for the English in the Hundred Years war under the leadership of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, s/o Henry V, against French-Scot forces.

1421, William, knt. of Blackhall, Cumberland, and in right of his wife Joan, Lord of Horsford, Norfolk; and of Suffolk, and Sussex died, buried at Langley Abbey, Norfolk.

Joan died; buried at Langley Abbey, Norfolk. “Jane, wife of Sir William Bowet, daughter of Sir Robert Ufford”. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Langley Town and Abbey.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P213. (S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P561.

Family notes:

·         This family’s historic details are debatable; but the lineage is uncontested.

·         5/22/1422, Whereas … lately brought a writ … Margaret late the wife of Thomas Bowet the elder and William Bowet of Wrentham, knight, concerning a moiety … the said Margaret and William Bowet acknowledged … (S) CPRs.

·         1/20/1423, Grant by Amy, late the wife of William Bowet, knight, to … (S) UKNA.

·         Elizabeth’s wardship was apparently awarded to Amy and her 2nd husband Sir Henry Inglose.

Child of William and Joan: [2 daughters]

i. Elizabeth Bowet (1901427), born 1416 in England.

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