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131282. Lord William Bonville &
131283. Margaret Grey
8/30/1393, William born in Shute, Devon, England, s/o 3802754. Sir John Bonville & 3802755.
Elizabeth Fitz Roger.
10/21/1396, William, age 4, heir to his father.
Margaret born in Ruthyn, England, d/o 738756.
Lord Reynold Grey & 262567. Margaret de Roos.
2/14/1408, William age 16 at the death of his paternal grandfather
2/20/1408, Grant ... to the king’s kinsman Edward, duke of
York, for 1100£ … of the keeping of all lands late of William Boneville, ‘chivaler,’
… during the minority of his heir [William] … until the time when the heir of
William would be of full age. (S) CPRs.
Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
4/15/1414, William, age 21 at the death of his mother
10/30/1414, Inquisition of William’s coming of age: “William
the son of John, is of the age of 21 years and upwards, having been born at
Shute, on the last day of August in the 16th year of the reign of the Lord
Richard, late King of England, the Second after the Conquest, and baptized in
the parish church of the same vill on the same day about the hour of vespers.
And this they well know to be true, as they the said jurors were, on the said
last day of August, together elected at Honiton, on a certain 'Love Day' to
make peace between two of their neighbours, and on that very day there came
there a certain Lady Katharine, widow of Sir John Cobham, knight, and then wife
of John Wyke of Nynhyde, an aunt of the said William the son of John, proposing
to drive to Shute, thinking that she should be Godmother to the said infant, …
the baptism of the child was already over. Whereupon she mounted upon her horse
in a passion, and rode home in deep anger, vowing that she would not see her
sister, to wit the said child's mother, for the next six months, albeit she
should be in extremis and die.”
12/12/1414, William married to Margaret.
Bef. 1415, William knighted in France by King Henry V.
5/4/1415, Writ for John Brys for not appearing in court to
answer William Boneville, ‘chivaler’, touching a trespass. (S) CPRs.
1418, William, knight, in the retinue of Thomas, Duke of
Clarence going to France.
7/12/1420, Revocation of letters … by death of Katharine late
the wife of Humphrey Stafford, esquire, … manor of Wodeford, co. Devon …
successive remainders to the heirs of of the body of John Cobbeham, William de
Bondville, knight, for life, William son of the latter and the heirs of his
body, John brother of the latter and heirs of his body, … John Cobbeham died
without hier … William de Boneville afterwards died and William his son died
without heir of his body and John brother of the latter had issue William
Bonevile, ‘chivaler,’ now surviving, and John afterwards died … (S) CPRs.
1421, William, Knight of the Shire for Somerset.
3/1421-3/1422, Parties to Indenture: Indentures between the
king and the following for service in France. William Bonvile, kt. (S) UKNA.
1422, William, Knight of the Shire for Devon.
1423, William appointed High Sheriff of Devon.
1425, William, Knight of the Shire for Devon.
1427, William, Knight of the Shire for Devon.
Bef. 10/9/1427, William married Elizabeth Courtenay, d/o Edward
de Courtenay, earl of Devon, widow of John Harington. [No children.]
Henry VI, age 8, succeeded Henry V as King of England.
8/24/1432, Commission to Nicholas Carreu, knight, William Boneville,
knight … to inquire … alleged seizure, contrary to the peace between the king
and the people of Brittany … of a ship called ‘la Margrete’ … (S) CPRs.
2/26/1434, William de Botreaux, knight, Humphrey Stafford,
knight, William Boneville, knight, … Somerset and Dorset … to treat with
important persons in the county for a considerable loan to the king … (S) CPRs.
8/3/1435, Confirmation by Humphrey Stafford and William
Bonevyle, knights, …, of the estate and possession of Master John Wareyn, canon
of St. Peter's, Exeter, …, in lands and tenements in Southton Dertemouth:
[Devon.] (S) UKNA.
1/18/1436, Commission of array in the county of Devon, to
Thomas, earl of Devon, Philip Courtenay, knight, William Bonvill, knight,
Nicholas Carreu, knight, John Dynham, knight, … Roger Chambernon, Thomas
Carminowe, … [then Thomas also specified for Cornwall.] (S) CPRs.
1437-41, John le Borque, merchant of Brittany; … request that
Bonneville [William Boneville, steward of Cornwall] be commanded to make full
recompense to them with costs and damages or that they be granted letters of
marque on the town of Fowey as they have been long delayed in their request for
restoration of their goods seized by a ship equipped and armed for Boneville at
Fowey. (S) UKNA.
9/19/1439, Commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by William Boneville,
knight, that Thomas Carmynowe of Asshewater, co. Devon, equire, with many
others … lay in wait for him divers times … so threatened him that he dared not
openly go about his business, carried away his goods to the value of 600 marks,
and assaulted and beat his men and servants. (S) CPRs.
1441, William in conflict with Thomas Courtenay, earl of Devon.
3/1442-3/1443, Draft letters patent to Sir William Bonevyle,
seneschal of Guienne, authorising him to restore the land of rebels who may
submit 1m. (S) UKNA.
7/5/1443, Richard Drayton … of Oxford, esquire, … going to the
duchy of Aquitaine to abide in the company of the king's knight,William Boneville,
seneschal of the duchy, for the safe-keeping thereof. (S) CPRs.
3/10/1449, “Willelmo Bonville domino Bonville et de Chuton” 1st
summoned to parliament by writ
1449, William retained to server the king at sea.
9/23/1449, Baron [William] Bonville of Chewton summoned to
parliament by writ.
3/6/1450 at Lancaster, Between John, Archbishop of Canterbury,
William Bonevile, knight, Philip Courtenay, knight, …, William Stafford,
esquire, …, Thomas Musgrave, esquire, …, plaintiffs, and William Haryngton, of
Gleston, knight, …, deforciants of the Castle of Gleston, the manors
of Aldyngham and Thirnom, a moiety of the manor of Ulverston, and
the advowson of the church of the manor of Aldyngham. The deforciants remitted
all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of Thomas Esshedale for ever, for
which the plaintiffs gave them 1000 marks. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire,
Pt3, Farrer, 1905.
3/1450, Inquisition taken before John
Arundell, … by virture of the attached commission to them and to William
Bonevile of Chewton Mendip, knight, … to enquire concerning the capture of a
certain galler. Tauro, Corn. … (S) Cal. of Inq.’s, Knighton, 1897, P133.
2/19/1452, Pardon to William Boneville of
Chuton, knight,of all trespasses,offences, … before 20 December last, whereof the
punishment is a pecuniary penalty or imprisonment ; and of the king's suit for all
felonies, … and other offences before the same date. (S) CPRs.
1453, William appointed governor of Exeter castle.
5/25/1453, Debtor: Reginald Trethyrf of Cornwall, esquire. Creditor:
William, lord Bonville, of Chewton [Chewton Hundred, Somerset]. Amount: £500.
1453, William made Lt. of Acquitaine, France.
William Graynville and his wife Philippa named in a deed of William, Lord
Bonville of Chuton. [Brother of Philippa.]
1454, William and Thomas Courtenay involved in a fight at Clyst
Heath where several were injured.
9/1454-8/1455, Bill to arrest Thomas, Earl of Devon, and
William, Lord Bonevyle, for prosecuting a private war in Cornwall. (S) UKNA.
1457, Hugh Courtenay took part in the private war of the Earl
of Devon against William Bonville.
9/1458-8/1459, Special assize roll, Devon, William Bonneville,
kt and others v Joan relict of William Toylard and others. (S) UKNA.
7/1460, William switched to the Yorkist side at the Battle of
Northampton. King Henry VI was captured and put in the custody of William.
2/8/1461, William nominated for the Order of the Garter [118th
2/18/1461, William executed after the 2nd Battle of
Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [1st Yorkist King.]
Elizabeth was assigned a substantial dower by King Edward for
Elizabeth 2nd married Richard Stukeley, gent. of
Henry VI restored to the crown of England.
Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.
1471-72, Elizabeth died. [IPM: Harington, Elizabeth
[Courtenay], Lady, married to William [Bonville], Lord Bonville Corn,
Devon, Som, Leics.] (S) UKNA, C 140/39/64.
Royal Lineage, Foster, 1891, P922.
of William and Margaret:
William Bonville, born ~1422 in Devon, England.
12/31/1460, William, and his son William,
slain at the Battle of Wakefield.
Elizabeth Bonville, born ~1424 in Devon, England.
Elizabeth married Sir William Tailboys,
2/14/1491, Elizabeth died.
Margaret Bonville (65641), born ~1426 in Devon, England.