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Friday, October 9, 2020

Sir Robert Hill & Isabela Wadham & Joan Bodrugan

 2097260. Sir Robert Hill & 2097261. Isabela Wadham & 3802791. Joan Bodrugan

~1355, Robert Hulle born at Heligan, Cornwall, England, s/o 4194520. Robert Hille.

~1358, Joan born born in England, heiress & d/o 7605580. Otes Bodrugan. (S) See 2/16/1417.

~1372, Isabela born in England, d/o 3802560. Sir John Wadham & 4194522. Cecily Turberville.

2/20/1377, John de la Pomeray knight of Devon to … Witnesses: John Tremayn, Thomas Nanvan, John Hulle, John Prustecote, Robert Hulle the younger … (S) CCRs.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1384, Robert a member of the Inner Temple.

4/25/1384, A mainprise under a pain of £100 made in chancery by Walter Cornu, …, Robert Hulle the younger, … of Devon for the abbot of Tavystoke … (S) CCRs.

7/6/1384, To the constable of the Tower of London. Order by mainprise of John Prestecote, Robert Hille the younger, Richard Bozoun, William Burleston and Thomas Reymound of Devon to deliver to them on bail John Sampsoun of Plymmuth imprisoned in the Tower prison at the king's command; as they have mainperned body for body and under a pain of £2000 that he shall be ready in the king's court day by day. (S) CCRs.

[––Joan & Ralph & John––]

Joan previously married to Ralph Trenowyth (see 6/5/1428) & John Trevarthyan (see 6/6/1428).

1388, Robert a serjeant-at-law.

9/1/1389, Joan’s father died. [Joan’s uncle William had given the manor of Trefryek to Richard Sergeaux, Knt., and Elizabeth his wife, only daughter of William Bodrugan, who died without issue.]

[––Robert & Isabela––]

~1390, Robert married Isabela.

1/20/1393, Robert, Justice of the Common Pleas. At parliament: Nicholas Pontingdon v. Sir Philip de Courtenay, of their own free will to be at the ordinance, arbitration and decision of Sir Piers Courtenay, Sir James Chudleigh, Sir William Sturmy, Sir Thomas Broke, John Wadham, William Hankford, Robert Hill, Martin Ferrers, and Thomas Melle, concerning the entire matter contained in the said petition, so that they might make their arbitration and award. (S) Parliamentry Rolls, 2005.

3/4/1394, Commitment to John Comewaille, parson … by mainprise of Robert Hull, the younger, and Robert Yoo of the county of Devon … (S) CFRs.

1396-97, Isabela died. IPM of Isabel, wife of Robert Hull: Cornwall. (S) UKNA.

[––Robert & Joan––]

~1397, Robert married Joan.

5/5/1398, To Thomas Berkeley of Berkeley, Peter Courteneye, John Rodeney, John Moigne knights, Robert Hill the younger, Thomas Hornby, Simon Olyver and William Pennesforde, appointed for particular causes … (S) CCRs.

1388-98, Robert’s father died.

5/12/1399, Commitment to John Roger, prior of the ahen priory of Modbury,—by mainprise of Robert Hill of the county of Devon, … (S) CFRs.

5/12/1399, Commitment to John Roger, prior of the alien priory of Modbury,—by mainprise of Robert Hill of the county of Devon … (S) CFRs.

1399, Robert a King’s Serjeant, asked to loan £100 to aid in the King's wars against the Welsh and the Scots.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

11/24/1401, To the justices of assize in Devon. Writ of supersedeas … Robert Hille, John Hille, both of Gidesham, …; as for particular causes the king has prorogued [discontinued] the same … (S) CCRs.

12/5/1401, On this day, defendants come by attorney, before William Hankeford and Robert Hill, justices of assize … (S) CP 40/563, rot. 209d.

3/18/1404, To John Hulle, …, William Hankeforde, …, John Wadham, Robert Hulle and …, justices appointed to take a special assize of novel disseisin … (S) CCRs.

1406-07, Plaintiffs: Robert Hille, ... Subject: Rent in Northcote and Redelcombe. Devon. (S) UKNA.

5/14/1408, Robert a Justice of the Common Pleas.

1409-14, Seint Johan and Basset request that they be granted a special assize ... Littleham, Devon. People mentioned: ...; Robert Hill, justice; ... (S) UKNA.

6/28/1409, Ralph Kayelle of Cornwall … Recognisance for £100, to be levied etc. in Cornwall … Condition, that he shall abide the award of Robert Hill one of the king's justices concerning all strife and debate between him and John Basset esquire of Cornwall. (S) CCRs.

1410, Cornwall. Justices, Gaols, Nature: Robert Hill; Lostwithiel; (S) UKNA.

1410, Robert Hille, justice, an honorary member of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John. (S) Memorials of the Guild Merchant Taylors, 1875, Appendix G, f.48b.

9/16/1411 at Shylston, Simon Elys parson of Herforde, … to Robert Hulle the elder, Joan his wife, Robert son of John Hulle knight (militis), … Quitclaim with warranty of all messuages, lands, … in Shylston, Cokfluet, Leye and Wynston. (S) CCRs.

10/22/1412 at Kyton, John Latymer (950556), firstborn son and heir of Sir Robert Latymer (1901112) knight of Dorset, to Maud (1901289) who was wife of John Hulle (1901288) knight and is now wife of the said Robert. Confirmation with warranty of her estates in the manor of Deuelysshe [Devon] … which Humphrey de Stafforde, William Hankeforde knights, Robert Hulle (2097260) the elder, Robert Hulle (738676) of Spaxton, William Poulet the younger, … by charter granted to Robert Latymer his father and to her … Witnesses: Hugh Courtenay (1901308), … (S) CCRs.

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

1413-14, Robert knighted by King Henry V.

1415, Robert one of the judges in the Southampton Plot treason trial, in which Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge, Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham, and Sir Thomas Grey were condemned and beheaded.

12/12/1415 at Salisbury. Plea of assize of novel Disseisin which Walter Hungerford, knight, brought against Peter Stantor ... pasture in Great Horningsham, before Robert Hulle and Thomas Bonham, king’s justices ... (S) Hungerford Cartulary, Wiltshire Rec. Soc., V44, 1993, P165.

2/16/1417, IPM of Richard de Veer, Earl of Oxford. Cornwall: … the manors of Tremodret and Trevelyn … granted them to Otto de Bodrugan, knight, and his heirs male by Margaret his wife, with successive remainders to the heirs male of his body and the heirs of his body. Otto held and had 2 sons, William and Otto, by Margaret, and so died. William entered and granted the manors to Richard Sergeaux, husband of Elizabeth his daughter. She died without heirs of her body, and then Richard Sergeaux held as tenant in tail for life. William Bodrugan died without heirs of his body. Otto son of Otto, knight, had issue Joan wife of Robert Hull, senior, and died without heirs male. Otto, knight, died without heirs male. Joan wife of Robert Hull, knight, is therefore his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

1417, Robert assigned to hold sessions in Wales.

2/1/1418, William Esturmy (7605250) knight to … appointing them to give William Hankeforde (2097254) knight chief justice of the King's Bench, Robert Hulle the elder one of the justices of the Common Bench, Robert Hulle the younger of Spaxton, … the manors of Belanye [and] Pollynge … (S) CCRs.

10/20/1419, Plaintiff: Roger Rye of Canterbury; John atte Berton'; John Denys of Ickham Deforciant: Robert Clyfford of Well, esq In the king's court at Westminster before Richard Norton, Robert Hill, John Cokayne, William Lodington and John Preston, justices, … (S) UKNA.

1/27/1420, Commission to collect the 10th and 15th subsidy … Robert Hull, one of the justices of the Common Bench, … Devon. (S) CFRs.

7/6/1420, Commitment to Robert Hill, the elder, of Shilston, … county of Devon … of the keeping of all the lands late of Otes Trevarthyan, 'chivaler,' … (S) CFRs.

1422, Robert appointed Chief Justice of the Isle of Ely.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

10/10/1422, Pardon to John Piers ... co. Devon, ... for not appearing ... to answer Robert Hulle the elder, touching a plea of trespass. (S) CPRs.

4/1423, Robert paid 100 marks salary as a justice.

7/3/1423, Pardon to Roger Grey of Excestre, co. Devon, skinner, for not appearing before Robert Hulle and his fellows, justices of the Bench of Henry V ... (S) CPRs.

2/7/1424, Pardon to William Bele ... for not appearing ... before Robert Hulle and his fellows ... (S) CPRs.

1425, Robert had a fine acknowledged before him as a judge.

1425, Robert, of Shilston, parish of Modbury, Devon, died.


10/10/1426, Order to the escheator in the county of Cornwall … William Swynborne on the day of his death … Otes Bodrugan, father of Joan the wife of Robert Hull the elder, whose heir she is, and … gave and granted the manors of Tremodret and Trevelen, co. Cornwall, to Richard Sergeaux, knight, and Philippa his wife … (S) CFRs.

1428, Joan died.

4/22/1428, Writ of diem clausit extremum after the death of Joan late the wife of Robert Hulle, daughter and heir of Otes Bodrugan in Cornwall. (S) CFRs.

4/22/1428, IPM of Joan wife of Robert Hulle. Cornwall: [held in fee tail of her father] … Tremodrett, the manor … Restronguet, the manor … Bodrugan, the manor … Trevellion, the manor … Tretheake, the manor … Markwell, the manor … Trethem, the manor … Tregrehan, the manor …  [held the following in demesne as of fee] … Newham, the manor … Trelowthas, the manor … Treworrick, the manor … Trehulle, the manor … Penstrassoe, the manor … Tucoyse, the manor … William Bodrugan, knight, is her kin and next heir as the son of William son of Joan. He is age 30 and more. [held in dower] … (S) CIsPM, 1904, P72.

6/5/1428, To the escheator in Cornwall. Order to take the fealty of William Bodrugan … Joan (Bodrugan, 3802791) who was wife of Robert Hulle and daughter and heir of Otho Bodrugan at her death held the premises in dower by endowment of John Trevarthyan knight sometime her husband and by assignment of Otho Trevarthyan son and heir of the said John … who granted the reversion thereof to William Bodrugan and the others yet living … [names those deceased] … Joan (Hill, 1901395) late his (Otho Trevarthyan’s, 1901395) wife and now wife of Thomas Carmenou, … (S) CCRs.

6/6/1428, Order to the escheator in the county of Cornwall … Joan late the wife of Robert Hulle, the daughter and heir of Otes Bodrugan, on the day of her death held 2 messuages and 70 acres of land in Fententynyn and Ewyssall in dower of the inheritance of Ralph Trenowyth, sometime her husband, with reversion to John Trenowyth, the kinsman and heir of Ralph, … (S) CFRs.

 (S) Oxford Dic. of National Bio., V26, Hamilton. (S) Hist. Survey of Cornwall, V2, Pt1, Gilbert, 1820, P149. (S) Transactions of the Plymouth Institution & Devon and Cornwall Natural History Society, 1890-1891. (S) 1620 Visitation of Cornwall.

Family notes:

·         Robert Hill (738676) of Spaxton, Somerset, with IPMs in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and Berks., contemporary with this Robert. (S) CFRs.

·         Another early contemporary is Robert Hull, s/o Robert Hull, merchant of Exeter.

·         Joan and John Trevarthyn had a son William, who had a son William, who took the name William Bodrugan and eventually became the male heir of the 8 entailed manors of Joan’s father. (S) See 6/5/1428 & 1/9/1422.

Child of John Trevarthyan & Joan:

William Trevarthyan. William had a son William that took the name William Bodrugan. (S) See Family notes: 1/9/1422.

1/9/1442, IPM of William Bodrugan, knight. He held in demesne as of fee tail by grant of Otes Bodrugan (15211160), knight , to Otes Bodrugan (7605580), his son, and the heirs of his body. Otes, son, was kin of William Bodrugan, knight, and William was his heir on the day of his death, as the son of William son of Joan (1901395) daughter of Otes son of Otes, knight. (S) E-CIPM, 25-607.

Child of Robert and Isabela:

i. Robert Hill (1048630), born 1392 in Shilton, Devonshire, England.

Child of Robert and Joan:

ii. Joan Hill (1901395), born ~1400 in England.

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