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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Baron William III de Mohun of Somerset & Lady Goldholde ?

~1123, William III born in England, s/o §§Earl William II de Moion (b.~1095, d.aft.1142) & Countess Agnes de Gand.
~1125, Golldholde born in England.
1142, ‘Willielmus [II] de Moyne comes Somersetensis’ founded Bruton priory in Somerset; witnessed by ‘Willielmo filio meo [III], Henrico, Juwanno, Petro, et Ricardo clericis.’ (S) FMG.
Aft. 1142, William III’s father died.
[––William & Goldholde––]
~1143, William III married Goldholde who brought him the manor of Brinkley, Cambridgeshire. (S) Feudal Cambridgeshire, Farrer, 1920, P115.
1150, Willelmus de Mohun confirmed a grant to ‘Willelmo filio Durandi’, witnessed by ‘Eudone fratre meo …’ (S) FMG.
1153, Henry de Traci (1513079472), lord of Barnstaple, Devonshire, an adherent of King Stephen, marched to Kary and besieged William de Mohun at his castle. Henry’s siege was broken by forces of Robert, earl of Gloucester. (S) History and Antiquities of Somersetshire, V1, Phelps, P379.
1160, ‘William de Moyon’ donated tithes to Troarn abbey; witnessed by ‘God[eholda] uxore mea et Willelmo filio meo.’ (S) FMG.
1166, ‘Willelmi de Moiun’ holding 44 knights’ fees in Somerset. (S) Journal – British Arch. Assoc., V12, 1856, P316.
1167-8, ‘Willelmus de Moyn xli m, de nov ii m’ in Dorset and Somerset.
1172, ‘Willelmus de Moiun’ with 5 knights, and 11 knights in his own service, in enfeoffments in the duchy of Normandy. (S) FMG.
1176, William’s mother Agnes died.
Aft. 1177, Confirmation ... to Robert, bishop of Bath, by William de Moyun … gift, for the souls of William his father, Agnes his mother, … (S) FMG.
Aft. 1177, ‘William de Moyon’ donated the churches of Moyon and Taissy to the canons of Briweton to hold after the decease of his brother Thomas.
Aft. 1177, William III died.
Bef. 1186, Goldholde died.
Family notes:
1084, §§William I de Mohun the sheriff of Somerset [(b.~1060) in France].
~1095, §§Seigneur William II de Moion born in England.
1139, Henry de Tracy (1513079472) put down the insurrection of William de Mohun, earl of Dorset, capturing 104 of William’s knights in calvary engagement. (S) War and Chivalry, Strickland, 1996, P195. [King Stephen bestowed part of the honor of Barnstaple on Henry de Tracy.]
1141 at Winchester, William II created Earl of Dorset by Empress Matilda.
Children of William and Goldholde:
i. William IV de Mohun (1947025536), born ~1145 in England.
10/1193, William IV died.
ii. John de Moun, born ~1150 in England.
1201, John de Moun proffers 20m for seisin of his land of Brinkele, which his brother William gave him, but had been seized into the king’s hands. (S) Feudal Cambridgeshire, Farrer, 1920, P115.

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