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Saturday, October 10, 2020

William Godewyn Esq. & Elizabeth Bonham

 1901098. William Godewyn Esq. & 1901099. Elizabeth Bonham

~1385, William Godwyn, born in England, s/o 3802196. William Godwyn.

~1395, Elizabeth born in England, heiress & d/o 3802198. Thomas Bonham & 13802199. Katherine Knottingley.

By 1412, William Godwyn, the younger, held the manor of Lexworthy, Somerset.

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

Bef. 1420, Elizabeth died before her father, her heir, her daughter Alys.


10/4/1420, Elizabeth’s father died, one of his heirs was his grandaughter Alys, wife of Robert Mompesson.

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

1428, William’s father died.

7/11/1433, Order to the sheriff of Dorset for election of a verderer in the forest of Gillyngham instead of William Godewyn, who is insufficiently qualified. (S) CCRs.

5/1/1434, John, bishop of Bath and Wells, chancellor of England, and William de Botreaux, ‘chivaler’, ... commissioners to receive the oath of the following in Dorset; ... William Godwyn, ... (S) CPRs.

3/14/1442, John Thressher, …, William Godewyn … to Edmund Brugge parson of Selsey and …. Recognisance for £20, to be levied etc. in Sussex. (S) CCRs.

1443, William Godwyn died. His heir his daughter Alys.

5/26/1443, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of the following persons, directed to the escheators in the counties named, William Godewyn, esquire ; Somerset. (S) CFRs.

(S) Hist. of Prliament, Roskell, 1993. (S) 1565 Visitation of Wiltshire, Harvey, 1897, P33. (S) Fasciculus Mervinensis, Drake, 1873, P8. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992.

Child of William and Elizabeth:

i. Alys Godwyn (950549), born ~1415 in Dorset, England.

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