Sunday, September 29, 2013

John De Bohun and Cecily Filliol


John De Bohun was born on 14 Nov 1301 in Todham, Easebourne, Sussex, England as the first child of James De Bohun and Joan De Braose. He died on 05 Dec 1367. When he was 24, He married Isabel de Trego Tregoz before 1326. When he was 40, He married Cecily Filliol,daughter of JOHN FILLIOL and MARGERY, before 06 Nov 1342.

John De Bohun lived in Ballymadden.. He was known by the title of Lord of Midhurst.

John De Bohun and Cecily Filliol had the following children:

1. John De Bohun was born on 06 Jan 1359/60 in Cowdray, Sussex, England. He died on 25 Jan 1430/31. He married Anne Joan Halsham before 25 Oct 1429. He married Alice before 1432.

John De Bohun and Isabel de Trego Tregoz had the following children:

1.Elizabeth.
2.John.
3.Eve.
4.Joan.
5.Edward.

Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition (, 2011).


  The father of Sir John II, John I was born Jan 6, 1300/01 and died Dec. 5, 1367. After the death of his first wife, Isabel de Trego, Sir John married, Cicely Filliol, mother of SirJohn II and daughter of Sir John Filliol, before 1361. Sir John de Bohun I was a Baron by writ of lands in England and Ireland. ie., He was Lord of Midhurst, Ford, Sussex, and Rustington in England and inherited his grandmother’s lands in Ballymadd Co. Kildar, Ireland. In retinue of Earl of Arundel in French Wars. Member Parliament as Baron of Midhurst. Sir John’s parents were James de Bohun II and Joan de Braose. Accompanied King Edward III to Ireland, 1331, & to France, 1346. Created Lord Bohun by writ 10 OCT 1359 --- SIR JOHN DE BOHUN, of Midhurst, &c., son and heir born and baptized 14 November 1301 at Todham in Easebourne, Sussex. Having proved his age, he did homage, and had livery of his lands in England and Ireland, 20 May 1323. In July 1346, he, in the retinue of the Earl of Arundel, accompanied the King in his French campaign, returning to England before 14 May 1347. He was summoned to three Councils from 10 October 1359 to 10 February 1361/2, and to Parliament from 1 June 1363 to 20 January 1365/6, by writs directed Johanni de Bohun de Midhurst, whereby he may be held to have become LORD BOHUN, but none of his descendants were ever summoned to Parliament in respect of this Barony. He married, 1stly, before 1326, Isabel, perhaps daughter of Sir Henry DE TREGOZ, of Goring, Sussex. He married, 2ndly, before 6 November 1342, Cicely, only daughter and eventual heir of Sir John FILLIOL, of Kelvedon, Little Oakley, and Little Baddow, Essex, by his 2nd wife Margery. He died 5 December 1367, aged 66. His widow, who was aged 22 and more in October 1346, died 9 or 13 August 1381. [CP 2:200-01] --- In 1428 it is stated that the 1/2 fee in Todham, formerly of William Chamberlayn and others, 'is divided between three persons equally', these being Thomas Tawke, John Strode, and John Bown. Tawke represents the St. George estate, Strode was perhaps a tenant of the Arundel lands, and John 'Bown' or Bohun represents a third division. This seems to have been in the hands of the family in 1300, as John son of James de Bohun was born at the manor of Todham in that year. In 1381 Cecily widow of Sir John de Bohun died seised of Hetfeldlond, held of Robert Tawke as of his manor of Todham. This may perhaps be the 100 acres in Todham, valued at £10, which was in the hands of Viscount Montague at his death in 1629.  0 May 1323 he did homage and had livery of his lands in England and Ireland.1 In July 1346 he accompanied the King to France, as part of the retinue of the Earl of Arundel, and returned ot England 14 May 1347.1 He was created  1st Lord Bohun [England by writ] on 10 October 1359, although none of his descendants were ever summoned to Parliament.1 He lived in Midhurst, Sussex, England.1  Citations  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 200. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage. 2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 201. Sir John de Bohun/Cicely Filliol Baron by writ of lands in England and Ireland. He was in the retinue of the Earl of Arundel during the French Wars. He was a member of Parliament as Baron of Midhurst. http://www.garylavergne.com/boone.htm  From a post on Gen-Medieval mailing list at yahoo On Jul 12, 4:55 pm, Douglas Richardson   Dear Ken ~  Thank you for your good post.  Much appreciated.  In answer to your excellent question, yes, Sir John de Bohun, of  Midhurst, Sussex, was born at Todham (in Easebourne), Sussex 14 Nov.  1301.  Sir John de Bohun was married twice, his second wife being  Cecily Filiol, who was born about 1324 (aged 22 in 1346).  And, yes, their son and heir was John de Bohun the younger, born at Cowdray,  Sussex 6 Jan. 1362/3.  The record below which is taken from the National Archives catalogue bears that out:  C 136/34/15  Record Summary  Scope and content  John son and heir of John de Bohun, knight, of Midhurst and of Cecily  his wife: Sussex (writ only, proof of age missing)  Covering dates  7 Rich II [1383-1384].  END OF QUOTE. The above record may be viewed at the following weblink:  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails....  Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah  Magna Carta Ancestry  By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham John Bohun, Knt., of Midhurst, Ford, and Rustington, Susse, and Ballymadden, co., Kildare, Ireland, son and heir, born at Todham (in Easebourne), Susse 14 Nov. 1301. He married (1st) before 1326 Isabel_____, perhaps daughter of Henry de Tregoz, Knt., of Goring, Susse. They had two sons, Edward and John, and three daughters, Joan (wife of John de Lisle), Eve, and Elizabeth (wife of Henry Hussey). On 23 July 1329 he had livery of the inheritance of Joan, widow of his grandfather, John de Bohun. He married (2nd) before 6 Nov. 1342 Cecily Filoll (or Fillioll), daughter and eventual heiress of John Filoll, Knt., of Kelvedon, Little Oakley, and Little Baddow, Essex, by his 2nd wife, Margery. She was born about 1324 (aged 22 in 1346). They had one son, John, Knt. In the retinue of the Earl of Arundel, he accompanied the King in July 1346 in his French campaign. He was summoned to three Councils from 10 Oct. 1359 by writs directed Johanni de Bohun de Midhurst. Sir John Bohun died 5 Dec. 1367. His widow, Cecily, died 9 (or 13) August 1381. MANORS It has already been suggested that Easebourne, of which Midhurst was originally part, may have been a demesne manor of Earl Roger accidentally omitted in the Domesday Survey. (fn. 43) At the beginning of the 12th century MIDHURST was given by Henry I, to whom the honor of Arundel had escheated, to Savaric fitz Cane, to hold with its appurtenances as 3 knights' fees. (fn. 44) He married Muriel, apparently daughter of Richard de Meri who had married Lucy eventual heiress of the seigneurie of Bohun. Savaric left three sons: Ralph died without surviving issue in 1159; his brothers Savaric and Geldewin in 1158 made an agreement by which Midhurst passed to the latter. On the death of Savaric fitz Savaric early in, or shortly before, 1187 Geldewin inherited the whole of his father's lands and also those of his mother's brother Enjuger de Bohun, who had died in 1180. Geldewin died about the end of 1187 and was succeeded by his eldest son Frank de Bohun, who incurred the enmity of Henry II, probably through his support of the king's son Richard, as the latter in 1190 annulled an agreement which King Henry had forced Frank to make with Ralph de Arderne and confirmed him in possession of his estates, including Midhurst. (fn. 45) Frank died in 1192 and his widow Rohese paid 300 marks to have the custody of his lands and of his sons. (fn. 46) The elder of these, Enjuger, was marshal for Normandy in 1213 and died at the end of 1218, when he was planning a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. (fn. 47) His brother and heir Savaric died in 1246, about which time his son Sir Frank married Sibyl daughter of William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby; (fn. 48) he married secondly Nichole widow of Bartholomew de la Chapelle, to whom the manor of Midhurst was allotted after his death in 1273. Sir John, his eldest son by his first wife, married Joan, his step-sister, daughter of Bartholomew and Nichole, and died in 1284, leaving three sons, of whom the eldest was only 9. Shortly before his death Sir John had granted Midhurst to Anthony Beck, Bishop of Durham, for life, with remainder to his own children. The bishop survived until 1311, by which time Sir John's eldest son John had died (c. 1296), as had the second son James (fn. 49) (1306). The latter's son John, born at Todham, was still a child when the bishop died, and custody of 2/3 of the manor of Midhurst (the other ⅓ being held by Sir John's widow) was granted to Sir Henry Percy. (fn. 50) John died in 1367, leaving a son John, born at Cowdray in 1363, who lived till 1433. His son Sir Humphrey died in 1460, and his son John Bohun, who died in 1492, was the last male of his line. He left two daughters, of whom the younger, Ursula, married Sir Robert Southwell and died without issue, so that Midhurst and the other Bohun estates passed to Mary and her husband Sir David Owen, a bastard son of Owen Tudor, the grandfather of Henry VII. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41704 As early as 1384 dower was assigned to Cecily widow of Sir John de Bohun in 'the manor of Midhurst called Coderay'. (fn. 51) From the time when Sir David Owen began the building of the great house the manor, as distinct from the borough, of Midhurst was often called COWDRAY. In 1528 Sir David sold the Bohun estates to Sir William Fitzwilliam, reserving the right to live at Cowdray, but permitting Sir William to build there, provided he was not inconvenienced by the work. (fn. 52) His son Sir Henry Owen pointed out that Sir David had only a life interest, but himself conveyed the reversion to Sir William. (fn. 53) The latter, created Earl of Southampton in 1537, died in 1542 and left the estates to his half-brother Sir Anthony Browne. He died in 1548 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir Anthony, who was created Viscount Montague in 1554 and lived until 1592. His eldest son having died shortly before him, Midhurst and Cowdray passed to his grandson Anthony Maria and from him in unbroken succession to George Samuel, 8th Viscount Montague, who was drowned in 1793 when rashly attempting to shoot the rapids of the Rhine. As he left no issue the estates passed to his sister Elizabeth Mary, who married William Stephen Poyntz. He died in 1840, leaving three daughters, by whom the property was sold to the 6th Earl of Egmont. From the 8th Earl it was bought in 1908 by Sir Weetman Pearson, created Baron Cowdray in 1910 and Viscount in 1917, and is now held by the 3rd Viscount. Tenements in Midhurst and land in neighbouring parishes were granted to the Knights Hospitallers, presumably by one of the Bohuns. (fn. 54) Accordingly, in 1278 the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem successfully claimed for his tenants here a long list of liberties and exemptions, except that it was found that they were at scot and lot with the other men of the town in matters pertaining to the Crown. (fn. 55) In 1338 the Hospitallers had a grange in Midhurst with 50 acres of arable and a rood of meadow, let for 13s. 4d., and pasturage for 100 sheep, worth 8s. 4d. (fn. 56) The estates were under the Commandery of Poling and constituted the LIBERTY OF ST. JOHN. A chapel was built, and this with its estates was leased in 1515 for forty-one years to Robert Gybrisshe at a rent of 33s. 4d., he doing all repairs and finding a priest to celebrate four times in the year. (fn. 57) He was also responsible for the ornaments, which included a silvergilt chalice and paten, and vestments. Before the lease expired the Hospital had been suppressed, and in June 1561 the manor and chapel, with tenements in West and North Streets, &c., were granted to the Earl of Southampton. (fn. 58) The manor of St. John's then descended with the manor of Midhurst, each being valued at £20 in 1629. (fn. 59)    BOHUN-BARONS BOHUN OF MID- HURST. By Writ of Summons, dated 1st June, 1363. 37th Edward III. Lineage. In addition to the illustrious house of Bohun, Earls of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton, there was another family of the same name, and probably descended from the same source, whose chief seat was at Midhurst, in the county of Sussex. In the reign of King Henry III. SAVARIE DE BOHUN held three knights'fees in Ford and Midhurst, and had to wife, , sister of John Fitz Geffrey, Justice of Ireland, by whom he had issue, FRANCO DE BOHUN, whom. Sibel, one of the daughters of William de Ferrars, Earl of Derby, by Sibel, his wife, daughter to William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, and sister and co-heiress of Anselm, Earl of Pembroke, by whom he had a son and successor, JOHN DE BOHUN, serjeant of the king's Chapel, and spigumel, that is, sealer of the writs, temp. Edward I. In the twelfth year of which reign he  d., leaving with other children, his successor, JAMES DE BOHUN, whom, one of the daughters and co-heiresses of William de Braose, of Gower, and was s. by his son, JOHN DE BOHUN, who making proof of his age, and doing homage, had livery of his lands in the 16th Edward II. " This is he, (says Dugdale.) who for his great services in Flanders, and elsewhere beyond sea, in 14th Edward III., (when the king first laid claim to the crown of France,) as also in that famous expedition into France, 19th Edward III., (shortly after which, the king obtained that glorious victory at Cressey, whereof our historians make ample mention.) became afterwards one of the Barons of the realm, being summoned to sit in parliament, in 37th, 38th, and 39th of that king's reign." His lordship m. first, Isabel , by whom he had two daughters,  viz. Joane, m. to John de L'Isle, of Gatcombe. Åvå. The baron m, secondly, Cecely, daughter and heiress of John Filllol, of Essex, and left a son and heir, JOHN DE BOHUN, who attaining majority in the 7th Richard II., and doing his homage, had livery of his lands; but he does not appear ever to have been summoned to parliament as a baron, neither were his descendants considered as such. He was s. by his son, Humphrey  A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ...‎ - Page 63 by John Burke - History - 1831  BOHUN-BARONS BOHUN OF MID- HURST. By Writ of Summons, dated 1st June, 1363. 37th Edward III. Lineage. In addition to the illustrious house of Bohun, Earls of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton, there was another family of the same name, and probably descended from the same source, whose chief seat was at Midhurst, in the county of Sussex. In the reign of King Henry III. SAVARIE DE BOHUN held three knights'fees in Ford and Midhurst, and had to wife, , sister of John Fitz Geffrey, Justice of Ireland, by whom he had issue, FRANCO DE BOHUN, whom. Sibel, one of the daughters of William de Ferrars, Earl of Derby, by Sibel, his wife, daughter to William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, and sister and co-heiress of Anselm, Earl of Pembroke, by whom he had a son and successor, JOHN DE BOHUN, serjeant of the king's Chapel, and spigumel, that is, sealer of the writs, temp. Edward I. In the twelfth year of which reign he  d., leaving with other children, his successor, JAMES DE BOHUN, whom, one of the daughters and co-heiresses of William de Braose, of Gower, and was s. by his son, JOHN DE BOHUN, who making proof of his age, and doing homage, had livery of his lands in the 16th Edward II. " This is he, (says Dugdale.) who for his great services in Flanders, and elsewhere beyond sea, in 14th Edward III., (when the king first laid claim to the crown of France,) as also in that famous expedition into France, 19th Edward III., (shortly after which, the king obtained that glorious victory at Cressey, whereof our historians make ample mention.) became afterwards one of the Barons of the realm, being summoned to sit in parliament, in 37th, 38th, and 39th of that king's reign." His lordship m. first, Isabel , by whom he had two daughters,  viz. Joane, m. to John de L'Isle, of Gatcombe. Åvå. The baron m, secondly, Cecely, daughter and heiress of John Filllol, of Essex, and left a son and heir, JOHN DE BOHUN, who attaining majority in the 7th Richard II., and doing his homage, had livery of his lands; but he does not appear ever to have been summoned to parliament as a baron, neither were his descendants considered as such. He was s. by his son, Humphrey
 The father of Sir John II, John I was born Jan 6, 1300/01 and died Dec. 5, 1367. After the death of his first wife, Isabel de Trego, Sir John married, Cicely Filliol, mother of SirJohn II and daughter of Sir John Filliol, before 1361. Sir John de Bohun I was a Baron by writ of lands in England and Ireland. ie., He was Lord of Midhurst, Ford, Sussex, and Rustington in England and inherited his grandmother’s lands in Ballymadd Co. Kildar, Ireland. In retinue of Earl of Arundel in French Wars. Member Parliament as Baron of Midhurst. Sir John’s parents were James de Bohun II and Joan de Braose.
 Accompanied King Edward III to Ireland, 1331, & to France, 1346.
 Created Lord Bohun by writ 10 OCT 1359
 ---
 SIR JOHN DE BOHUN, of Midhurst, &c., son and heir born and baptized 14 November 1301 at Todham in Easebourne, Sussex. Having proved his age, he did homage, and had livery of his lands in England and Ireland, 20 May 1323. In July 1346, he, in the retinue of the Earl of Arundel, accompanied the King in his French campaign, returning to England before 14 May 1347. He was summoned to three Councils from 10 October 1359 to 10 February 1361/2, and to Parliament from 1 June 1363 to 20 January 1365/6, by writs directed Johanni de Bohun de Midhurst, whereby he may be held to have become LORD BOHUN, but none of his descendants were ever summoned to Parliament in respect of this Barony.
 He married, 1stly, before 1326, Isabel, perhaps daughter of Sir Henry DE TREGOZ, of Goring, Sussex.
 He married, 2ndly, before 6 November 1342, Cicely, only daughter and eventual heir of Sir John FILLIOL, of Kelvedon, Little Oakley, and Little Baddow, Essex, by his 2nd wife Margery.
 He died 5 December 1367, aged 66.
 His widow, who was aged 22 and more in October 1346, died 9 or 13 August 1381.
 [CP 2:200-01]
 ---
 In 1428 it is stated that the 1/2 fee in Todham, formerly of William Chamberlayn and others, 'is divided between three persons equally', these being Thomas Tawke, John Strode, and John Bown. Tawke represents the St. George estate, Strode was perhaps a tenant of the Arundel lands, and John 'Bown' or Bohun represents a third division. This seems to have been in the hands of the family in 1300, as John son of James de Bohun was born at the manor of Todham in that year. In 1381 Cecily widow of Sir John de Bohun died seised of Hetfeldlond, held of Robert Tawke as of his manor of Todham. This may perhaps be the 100 acres in Todham, valued at £10, which was in the hands of Viscount Montague at his death in 1629.


 0 May 1323 he did homage and had livery of his lands in England and Ireland.1 In July 1346 he accompanied the King to France, as part of the retinue of the Earl of Arundel, and returned ot England 14 May 1347.1 He was created  1st Lord Bohun [England by writ] on 10 October 1359, although none of his descendants were ever summoned to Parliament.1 He lived in Midhurst, Sussex, England.1

 Citations

 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 200. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
 2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 201.
 Sir John de Bohun/Cicely Filliol Baron by writ of lands in England and Ireland. He was in the retinue of the Earl of Arundel during the French Wars. He was a member of Parliament as Baron of Midhurst.
 http://www.garylavergne.com/boone.htm


 From a post on Gen-Medieval mailing list at yahoo

 On Jul 12, 4:55 pm, Douglas Richardson
 Dear Ken ~

 Thank you for your good post.  Much appreciated.

 In answer to your excellent question, yes, Sir John de Bohun, of
 Midhurst, Sussex, was born at Todham (in Easebourne), Sussex 14 Nov.
 1301.  Sir John de Bohun was married twice, his second wife being
 Cecily Filiol, who was born about 1324 (aged 22 in 1346).  And, yes,
 their son and heir was John de Bohun the younger, born at Cowdray,
 Sussex 6 Jan. 1362/3.

 The record below which is taken from the National Archives catalogue
 bears that out:

 C 136/34/15

 Record Summary
 Scope and content
 John son and heir of John de Bohun, knight, of Midhurst and of Cecily
 his wife: Sussex (writ only, proof of age missing)
 Covering dates  7 Rich II [1383-1384].  END OF QUOTE.

 The above record may be viewed at the following weblink:
 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails....

 Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah


 Magna Carta Ancestry
 By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
 John Bohun, Knt., of Midhurst, Ford, and Rustington, Susse, and Ballymadden, co., Kildare, Ireland, son and heir, born at Todham (in Easebourne), Susse 14 Nov. 1301. He married (1st) before 1326 Isabel_____, perhaps daughter of Henry de Tregoz, Knt., of Goring, Susse. They had two sons, Edward and John, and three daughters, Joan (wife of John de Lisle), Eve, and Elizabeth (wife of Henry Hussey). On 23 July 1329 he had livery of the inheritance of Joan, widow of his grandfather, John de Bohun. He married (2nd) before 6 Nov. 1342 Cecily Filoll (or Fillioll), daughter and eventual heiress of John Filoll, Knt., of Kelvedon, Little Oakley, and Little Baddow, Essex, by his 2nd wife, Margery. She was born about 1324 (aged 22 in 1346). They had one son, John, Knt. In the retinue of the Earl of Arundel, he accompanied the King in July 1346 in his French campaign. He was summoned to three Councils from 10 Oct. 1359 by writs directed Johanni de Bohun de Midhurst. Sir John Bohun died 5 Dec. 1367. His widow, Cecily, died 9 (or 13) August 1381.

 MANORS

 It has already been suggested that Easebourne, of which Midhurst was originally part, may have been a demesne manor of Earl Roger accidentally omitted in the Domesday Survey. (fn. 43) At the beginning of the 12th century MIDHURST was given by Henry I, to whom the honor of Arundel had escheated, to Savaric fitz Cane, to hold with its appurtenances as 3 knights' fees. (fn. 44) He married Muriel, apparently daughter of Richard de Meri who had married Lucy eventual heiress of the seigneurie of Bohun. Savaric left three sons: Ralph died without surviving issue in 1159; his brothers Savaric and Geldewin in 1158 made an agreement by which Midhurst passed to the latter. On the death of Savaric fitz Savaric early in, or shortly before, 1187 Geldewin inherited the whole of his father's lands and also those of his mother's brother Enjuger de Bohun, who had died in 1180. Geldewin died about the end of 1187 and was succeeded by his eldest son Frank de Bohun, who incurred the enmity of Henry II, probably through his support of the king's son Richard, as the latter in 1190 annulled an agreement which King Henry had forced Frank to make with Ralph de Arderne and confirmed him in possession of his estates, including Midhurst. (fn. 45) Frank died in 1192 and his widow Rohese paid 300 marks to have the custody of his lands and of his sons. (fn. 46) The elder of these, Enjuger, was marshal for Normandy in 1213 and died at the end of 1218, when he was planning a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. (fn. 47) His brother and heir Savaric died in 1246, about which time his son Sir Frank married Sibyl daughter of William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby; (fn. 48) he married secondly Nichole widow of Bartholomew de la Chapelle, to whom the manor of Midhurst was allotted after his death in 1273. Sir John, his eldest son by his first wife, married Joan, his step-sister, daughter of Bartholomew and Nichole, and died in 1284, leaving three sons, of whom the eldest was only 9. Shortly before his death Sir John had granted Midhurst to Anthony Beck, Bishop of Durham, for life, with remainder to his own children. The bishop survived until 1311, by which time Sir John's eldest son John had died (c. 1296), as had the second son James (fn. 49) (1306). The latter's son John, born at Todham, was still a child when the bishop died, and custody of 2/3 of the manor of Midhurst (the other ? being held by Sir John's widow) was granted to Sir Henry Percy. (fn. 50) John died in 1367, leaving a son John, born at Cowdray in 1363, who lived till 1433. His son Sir Humphrey died in 1460, and his son John Bohun, who died in 1492, was the last male of his line. He left two daughters, of whom the younger, Ursula, married Sir Robert Southwell and died without issue, so that Midhurst and the other Bohun estates passed to Mary and her husband Sir David Owen, a bastard son of Owen Tudor, the grandfather of Henry VII.

 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41704

 As early as 1384 dower was assigned to Cecily widow of Sir John de Bohun in 'the manor of Midhurst called Coderay'. (fn. 51) From the time when Sir David Owen began the building of the great house the manor, as distinct from the borough, of Midhurst was often called COWDRAY. In 1528 Sir David sold the Bohun estates to Sir William Fitzwilliam, reserving the right to live at Cowdray, but permitting Sir William to build there, provided he was not inconvenienced by the work. (fn. 52) His son Sir Henry Owen pointed out that Sir David had only a life interest, but himself conveyed the reversion to Sir William. (fn. 53) The latter, created Earl of Southampton in 1537, died in 1542 and left the estates to his half-brother Sir Anthony Browne. He died in 1548 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir Anthony, who was created Viscount Montague in 1554 and lived until 1592. His eldest son having died shortly before him, Midhurst and Cowdray passed to his grandson Anthony Maria and from him in unbroken succession to George Samuel, 8th Viscount Montague, who was drowned in 1793 when rashly attempting to shoot the rapids of the Rhine. As he left no issue the estates passed to his sister Elizabeth Mary, who married William Stephen Poyntz. He died in 1840, leaving three daughters, by whom the property was sold to the 6th Earl of Egmont. From the 8th Earl it was bought in 1908 by Sir Weetman Pearson, created Baron Cowdray in 1910 and Viscount in 1917, and is now held by the 3rd Viscount.

 Tenements in Midhurst and land in neighbouring parishes were granted to the Knights Hospitallers, presumably by one of the Bohuns. (fn. 54) Accordingly, in 1278 the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem successfully claimed for his tenants here a long list of liberties and exemptions, except that it was found that they were at scot and lot with the other men of the town in matters pertaining to the Crown. (fn. 55) In 1338 the Hospitallers had a grange in Midhurst with 50 acres of arable and a rood of meadow, let for 13s. 4d., and pasturage for 100 sheep, worth 8s. 4d. (fn. 56) The estates were under the Commandery of Poling and constituted the LIBERTY OF ST. JOHN. A chapel was built, and this with its estates was leased in 1515 for forty-one years to Robert Gybrisshe at a rent of 33s. 4d., he doing all repairs and finding a priest to celebrate four times in the year. (fn. 57) He was also responsible for the ornaments, which included a silvergilt chalice and paten, and vestments. Before the lease expired the Hospital had been suppressed, and in June 1561 the manor and chapel, with tenements in West and North Streets, &c., were granted to the Earl of Southampton. (fn. 58) The manor of St. John's then descended with the manor of Midhurst, each being valued at £20 in 1629. (fn. 59)



 BOHUN-BARONS BOHUN OF MID-
 HURST.

 By Writ of Summons, dated 1st June, 1363.
 37th Edward III.

 Lineage.

 In addition to the illustrious house of Bohun, Earls of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton, there was another family of the same name, and probably descended from the same source, whose chief seat was at Midhurst, in the county of Sussex. In the reign of King Henry III.

 SAVARIE DE BOHUN held three knights'fees in Ford and Midhurst, and had to wife, , sister of John Fitz Geffrey, Justice of Ireland, by whom he had issue,

 FRANCO DE BOHUN, whom. Sibel, one of the daughters of William de Ferrars, Earl of Derby, by Sibel, his wife, daughter to William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, and sister and co-heiress of Anselm, Earl of Pembroke, by whom he had a son and successor,

 JOHN DE BOHUN, serjeant of the king's Chapel, and spigumel, that is, sealer of the writs, temp. Edward I. In the twelfth year of which reign he  d., leaving with other children, his successor,

 JAMES DE BOHUN, whom, one of the daughters and co-heiresses of William de Braose, of Gower, and was s. by his son,

 JOHN DE BOHUN, who making proof of his age, and doing homage, had livery of his lands in the 16th Edward II. " This is he, (says Dugdale.) who for his great services in Flanders, and elsewhere beyond sea, in 14th Edward III., (when the king first laid claim to the crown of France,) as also in that famous expedition into France, 19th Edward III., (shortly after which, the king obtained that glorious victory at Cressey, whereof our historians make ample mention.) became afterwards one of the Barons of the realm, being summoned to sit in parliament, in 37th, 38th, and 39th of that king's reign." His lordship m. first, Isabel , by whom he had two daughters,
 viz.

 Joane, m. to John de L'Isle, of Gatcombe.
 ?v?.

 The baron m, secondly, Cecely, daughter and heiress of John Filllol, of Essex, and left a son and heir,

 JOHN DE BOHUN, who attaining majority in the 7th Richard II., and doing his homage, had livery of his lands; but he does not appear ever to have been summoned to parliament as a baron, neither were his descendants considered as such. He was s. by his son, Humphrey


 A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ...? - Page 63
 by John Burke - History - 1831

 BOHUN-BARONS BOHUN OF MID-
 HURST.

 By Writ of Summons, dated 1st June, 1363.
 37th Edward III.

 Lineage.

 In addition to the illustrious house of Bohun, Earls of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton, there was another family of the same name, and probably descended from the same source, whose chief seat was at Midhurst, in the county of Sussex. In the reign of King Henry III.

 SAVARIE DE BOHUN held three knights'fees in Ford and Midhurst, and had to wife, , sister of John Fitz Geffrey, Justice of Ireland, by whom he had issue,

 FRANCO DE BOHUN, whom. Sibel, one of the daughters of William de Ferrars, Earl of Derby, by Sibel, his wife, daughter to William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, and sister and co-heiress of Anselm, Earl of Pembroke, by whom he had a son and successor,

 JOHN DE BOHUN, serjeant of the king's Chapel, and spigumel, that is, sealer of the writs, temp. Edward I. In the twelfth year of which reign he  d., leaving with other children, his successor,

 JAMES DE BOHUN, whom, one of the daughters and co-heiresses of William de Braose, of Gower, and was s. by his son,

 JOHN DE BOHUN, who making proof of his age, and doing homage, had livery of his lands in the 16th Edward II. " This is he, (says Dugdale.) who for his great services in Flanders, and elsewhere beyond sea, in 14th Edward III., (when the king first laid claim to the crown of France,) as also in that famous expedition into France, 19th Edward III., (shortly after which, the king obtained that glorious victory at Cressey, whereof our historians make ample mention.) became afterwards one of the Barons of the realm, being summoned to sit in parliament, in 37th, 38th, and 39th of that king's reign." His lordship m. first, Isabel , by whom he had two daughters,
 viz.

 Joane, m. to John de L'Isle, of Gatcombe.
 ?v?.

 The baron m, secondly, Cecely, daughter and heiress of John Filllol, of Essex, and left a son and heir,

 JOHN DE BOHUN, who attaining majority in the 7th Richard II., and doing his homage, had livery of his lands; but he does not appear ever to have been summoned to parliament as a baron, neither were his descendants considered as such. He was s. by his son, Humphrey



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