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John Bonville

Male Abt 1371 - 1396  (~ 25 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Bonville was born about 1371 in of Chewton, Somerset, England; died on 21 Oct 1396.

    John married Elizabeth Fitz Roger before 18 Oct 1377. Elizabeth (daughter of John Fitz Roger and Alice) was born on 15 Aug 1370 in of Chewton, Somerset, England; died on 15 Apr 1414. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Isabel Bonville  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 3. William Bonville  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Aug 1391 in Shute, Devon, England; died on 18 Feb 1461 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isabel Bonville Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1)

    Isabel married Richard Champernoun. Richard (son of Richard Champernoun and Katherine Daubeney) was born in in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 20 Jan 1420. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Hugh Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Nov 1417 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died between 8 Oct 1443 and 10 Jan 1444.

  2. 3.  William Bonville Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born on 12 Aug 1391 in Shute, Devon, England; died on 18 Feb 1461 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1392
    • Alternate birth: 12 Aug 1392, Shute, Devon, England
    • Alternate birth: 31 Aug 1392, Shute, Devon, England
    • Alternate birth: 13 Aug 1393
    • Alternate birth: 30 Aug 1393
    • Alternate death: 19 Feb 1461

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Bonville was knighted before 1417 during the campaigns in France of King Henry V. He was Knight of the shire for Somerset in 1421, and for Devon in 1422, 1425 and 1427. In 1423 he was appointed by the king as Sheriff of Devon. He was Seneschal of Aquitaine at various times from 1442 to 1453, and Governor of Exeter Castle from 1453–61. In 1443 Bonville was retained to serve King Henry VI for a one-year term and in 1449 was retained to serve the King at sea. He was summoned to Parliament from 10 March 1449 to 30 July 1460 by writs directed, for the most part, Willelmo Bonville domino Bonville et de Chuton ("To William Bonville, lord of Bonville and Chewton"), by which he is held to have become Baron Bonville. On 8 February 1461 he was nominated to the Order of the Garter.

    In 1441 riots resulted from a dispute over the Duchy of Cornwall between Bonville and Thomas Courtenay, 13th Earl of Devon, and on 14 December 1455 the two sides fought the Battle of Clyst Heath near Exeter, which resulted in the defeat of Bonville, the sacking of Shute and injury to a number of persons.

    Bonville was to all outward appearances loyal to King Henry VI during the Wars of the Roses until he joined the Yorkist side at the Battle of Northampton in July 1460. Both his son, William Bonville, and his grandson, William Bonville, 6th Baron Harington, were slain at the Battle of Wakefield on 31 December 1460.

    Less than two months later in 1460 the Yorkists suffered another defeat at the Second Battle of St Albans, where Lord Bonville and another Yorkist, Sir Thomas Kyriel, were taken prisoner by the victorious Lancastrians. The two men had kept guard over King Henry VI during the battle to see that he came to no harm. The King had been held in captivity by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and transported in the train of the latter's army, but had been abandoned on the battlefield. In return for their gallantry the King promised the two men immunity. However Queen Margaret, who was present at the battle, remembered that Lord Bonville had been one of the men who had held King Henry in custody after the Battle of Northampton in July 1460, and wanted revenge. Disregarding the King's promise of immunity, she gave orders for the beheading of Lord Bonville and Sir Thomas Kyriel the next day, 18 February 1461. It is alleged that she put the men on trial and appointed as presiding judge her seven-year-old son, Prince Edward. "Fair son", Margaret is said to have inquired, "what death shall these knights die?" The young prince replied that they were to have their heads cut off, an act which was swiftly carried out, despite the King's pleas for mercy.

    Bonville was not attainted, as within three weeks of his death the Yorkist King Edward IV came to the throne. Bonville's widow, Elizabeth, was assigned a substantial dower in recognition of his services to the Yorkist cause.

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    While his extensive and complex inheritances led to some violent disputes with neighbours during these years, these were on nothing like the scale of disorder that was to characterize Bonville's notorious conflict with the Courtenays during the 1440s and 1450s.

    This power struggle was triggered by the appointment of Bonville in 1437 as royal steward in Cornwall for life. This was seen by the young Thomas Courtenay, thirteenth earl of Devon, recently come of age and in possession of a severely reduced inheritance, as a serious challenge to his own regional authority. The bitterness of the strife that grew from this was symptomatic of a change in the local balance of power and wealth that had over a generation tilted against the Courtenay earls (the traditional leaders of west-country society) in favour of a small group of powerful gentry among whom Bonville was pre-eminent.

    Violence reached an alarming level during the summers of 1439 and 1440, and the situation was worsened by a serious blunder on the part of the government--the appointment of the earl to the stewardship of the duchy of Cornwall, a post so similar to that held by Bonville as to be hardly distinguishable from it. Urgent attempts at even-handedness and arbitration failed, and the dispute was only temporarily resolved by the appointment of Bonville as seneschal of Gascony in December 1442, thereby removing him temporarily from the scene (he sailed from Plymouth in March 1443 but was back in Devon by April 1445). Even though the government, coming increasingly under the influence of the duke of Suffolk, was careful not to antagonize the earl of Devon, the latter was clearly seen to be the principal culprit. Bonville's connection with Suffolk grew stronger. He was a member of Suffolk's entourage at Margaret of Anjou's betrothal ceremonies at Rouen in May 1444, and married his daughter Elizabeth to one of Suffolk's henchmen, Sir William Tailboys. This development culminated in the parliament of 1449, when Bonville was raised to the peerage as Baron Bonville of Chewton.

    Antagonisms hardened after the fall of Suffolk in 1450. The earl of Devon attached himself to the duke of York, and felt confident enough in the summer of 1451 to risk an encounter in the field with Bonville (and his ally, James Butler, earl of Wiltshire). Despite much plunder and violence, a major showdown was avoided when York's unexpected arrival in the west country persuaded the earl of Devon to lift the siege of Taunton Castle, which Bonville had made his headquarters. Although temporarily imprisoned (as were Devon and the other principal malcontents), Bonville was soon able to exploit the dramatically changed political situation that followed the humiliating submission of York and Devon to the king at Dartford on 3 March 1452.

    Between 1452 and 1455 Bonville became the dominant force in west-country politics [...] and the king personally reinforced his position by staying at Bonville's house at Shute on his progress through the west country in the summer of 1452. Bonville was confirmed as steward of the duchy of Cornwall in 1452 (the post that had triggered the violence in 1439), and appointed constable of Exeter Castle in 1453, both posts to be held for life. [...]

    These partisan appointments of Bonville to positions within the earl of Devon's traditional zone of influence forced the earl to take increasingly desperate measures [...] [T]he enmities that had grown over more than twenty years proved irresolvable. The death in 1458 of Bonville's old adversary afforded him little comfort. The new earl of Devon [...] quickly gained favour with Queen Margaret, and this presented enormous risks for Bonville and his family.

    William married Elizabeth Kirkby. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. John Bonville  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Comberleigh, Devon, England; died on 7 May 1499.

    William married Margaret Grey after 12 Dec 1414. Margaret (daughter of Reynold Grey and Margaret de Ros) was born about 1399; died after May 1426. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Elizabeth Bonville  Descendancy chart to this point died on 14 Feb 1491.
    2. 7. William Bonville  Descendancy chart to this point died on 31 Dec 1460 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

    William married Elizabeth Courtenay before 9 Oct 1427. Elizabeth (daughter of Hugh Courtenay and Anne Talbot) died on 28 Oct 1471; was buried in Porlock, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Hugh Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (2.Isabel2, 1.John1) was born on 24 Nov 1417 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died between 8 Oct 1443 and 10 Jan 1444.

    Notes:

    Burgess (M.P.) for Barnstaple, Devon.

    Hugh married Alice Bois. (daughter of John Bois) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. William Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1438 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 7 Oct 1464.

  2. 5.  John Bonville Descendancy chart to this point (3.William2, 1.John1) was born in in of Comberleigh, Devon, England; died on 7 May 1499.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Little Modbury, Devon, England

    Notes:

    Also called John Bountle.

    John married Alice Dennis before 1478. Alice (daughter of William Denys and Joan St. Aubyn) was born about 1451; died after 1500. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Florence Bonville  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 6.  Elizabeth Bonville Descendancy chart to this point (3.William2, 1.John1) died on 14 Feb 1491.

    Elizabeth married William Tailboys. William (son of Walter Tailboys and (Unknown first wife of Walter Tailboys)) was born about 1415; died on 26 May 1464 in Sandhills, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England; was buried in Grey Friars Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Robert Tailboys  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1441-1451 in of Kyme, Lincolnshire, England; died on 31 Jan 1494; was buried in Kyme Priory, Lincolnshire, England.

  4. 7.  William Bonville Descendancy chart to this point (3.William2, 1.John1) died on 31 Dec 1460 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Executed immediately following the Yorkist loss at the battle of Wakefield.

    William married Elizabeth Harington about 1442. Elizabeth died before 1458. [Group Sheet]

    William married Catherine Neville in 1458. Catherine (daughter of Richard Neville and Alice Montacute) was born about 1442; died between 22 Nov 1503 and 25 Mar 1504; was buried in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Cecily Bonville  Descendancy chart to this point was born between 1460 and 1461; died on 12 May 1529 in Shacklewell, Hackney, Middlesex, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (4.Hugh3, 2.Isabel2, 1.John1) was born about 1438 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 7 Oct 1464.

    Notes:

    He was admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn in 1453.

    William married Elizabeth Chuderlegh before 1458. (daughter of John Chuderlegh and Alice Moore) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. John Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1458 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 30 Apr 1503 in Aston-Rowant, Oxfordshire, England.

  2. 9.  Florence Bonville Descendancy chart to this point (5.John3, 3.William2, 1.John1)

    Florence married Thomas Fortescue. Thomas (son of John Fortescue and Isabella Gibbs) was born in 1490; died about 1554. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Henry Fortescue  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Wimpstone, Modbury, Devon, England; died on 1 Dec 1587.

  3. 10.  Robert Tailboys Descendancy chart to this point (6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born about 1441-1451 in of Kyme, Lincolnshire, England; died on 31 Jan 1494; was buried in Kyme Priory, Lincolnshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1451
    • Alternate death: 30 Jan 1495

    Notes:

    MP for Lincolnshire 1472-75, 1478; Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1480-1.

    The attainder of his father was reversed in 1472. He was admitted a member of Corpus Christi Guild at Boston, Lincolnshire in 1488.

    Ancestor of George Washington:

    Sir Robert Talboys = Elizabeth Heron
    Sir George Talboys = Elizabeth Gascoigne
    Anne Talboys = Sir Edward Dymoke
    Frances Dymoke = Sir Thomas Windebank
    Mildred Windebank = Robert Reade
    Col. George Reade of VA = Elizabeth Martiau
    Mildred Reade = Augustine Warner Jr.
    Mildred Warner = Lawrence Washington
    Augustine Washington = Mary Ball
    George Washington = Mrs. Martha Dandridge Custis

    Robert married Elizabeth Heron before 1467. Elizabeth (daughter of John Heron and Elizabeth Heron) died before 30 Jan 1495; was buried in Kyme Priory, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Maud Tailboys  Descendancy chart to this point

  4. 11.  Cecily Bonville Descendancy chart to this point (7.William3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born between 1460 and 1461; died on 12 May 1529 in Shacklewell, Hackney, Middlesex, England.

    Cecily married Thomas Grey. Thomas (son of John Grey and Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England) was born in 1451; died on 20 Sep 1501. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Thomas Grey  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Jun 1477; died on 10 Oct 1530.


Generation: 5

  1. 12.  John Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (8.William4, 4.Hugh3, 2.Isabel2, 1.John1) was born about 1458 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 30 Apr 1503 in Aston-Rowant, Oxfordshire, England.

    John married Margaret Courtenay. Margaret (daughter of Philip Courtenay and Elizabeth Wonwell) died in 1536. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Philip Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1479; died on 2 Aug 1545 in Modbury, Devon, England.

  2. 13.  Henry Fortescue Descendancy chart to this point (9.Florence4, 5.John3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born in in of Wimpstone, Modbury, Devon, England; died on 1 Dec 1587.

    Henry married Joan Brett after Feb 1538. (daughter of Robert Brett and Thomasyne Pillond) [Group Sheet]


  3. 14.  Maud Tailboys Descendancy chart to this point (10.Robert4, 6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1)

    Maud married Robert Tyrwhit before 14 May 1509. Robert (son of William Tyrwhit and Anne Constable) was born about 1482 in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; died on 4 Jul 1548 in Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; was buried in Wrawby, Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Katherine Tyrwhit  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. 18. Robert Tyrwhit  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1504; died on 10 May 1572; was buried in Jun 1572 in Leighton Bromswold, Huntingdonshire, England.
    3. 19. Philip Tyrwhit  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1510; died in Nov 1558.

  4. 15.  Thomas Grey Descendancy chart to this point (11.Cecily4, 7.William3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born on 22 Jun 1477; died on 10 Oct 1530.

    Notes:

    2nd Marquess of Dorset.

    Thomas married Margaret Wotton in 1509. Margaret died after 6 Oct 1535. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. Henry Grey  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Jan 1517; died on 23 Feb 1554 in Tower Hill, London, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 16.  Philip Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (12.John5, 8.William4, 4.Hugh3, 2.Isabel2, 1.John1) was born about 1479; died on 2 Aug 1545 in Modbury, Devon, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Modbury, Devon, England

    Philip married Katherine Carew. Katherine (daughter of Edmund Carew and Katherine Huddesfield) was born about 1500; died on 18 Jul 1565 in London, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 21. Joan Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point died on 15 May 1553.
    2. 22. Katherine Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1594.

  2. 17.  Katherine Tyrwhit Descendancy chart to this point (14.Maud5, 10.Robert4, 6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Katherine married Richard Thimbleby. Richard (son of John Thimbleby and Margaret Boys) was born about 1507 in of Irnham, Lincolnshire, England; died on 28 Sep 1559. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Elizabeth Thimbleby  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Irnham, Lincolnshire, England.

  3. 18.  Robert Tyrwhit Descendancy chart to this point (14.Maud5, 10.Robert4, 6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born before 1504; died on 10 May 1572; was buried in Jun 1572 in Leighton Bromswold, Huntingdonshire, England.

    Robert married Elizabeth Oxenbridge between Apr 1538 and 4 Aug 1539. (daughter of Goddard Oxenbridge) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 24. Katherine Tyrwhit  Descendancy chart to this point

  4. 19.  Philip Tyrwhit Descendancy chart to this point (14.Maud5, 10.Robert4, 6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born about 1510; died in Nov 1558.

  5. 20.  Henry Grey Descendancy chart to this point (15.Thomas5, 11.Cecily4, 7.William3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born on 17 Jan 1517; died on 23 Feb 1554 in Tower Hill, London, England.

    Notes:

    1st Duke of Suffolk. 3rd Marquess of Dorset.

    Henry married Frances Brandon. Frances (daughter of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor) was born on 16 Jul 1517 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; died on 11 Nov 1559 in London, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 25. Jane Grey, Queen of England  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Oct 1537 in Bradgate, Leicestershire, England; died on 12 Feb 1554 in Tower Hill, London, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 21.  Joan Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (16.Philip6, 12.John5, 8.William4, 4.Hugh3, 2.Isabel2, 1.John1) died on 15 May 1553.

    Notes:

    "She […] had a position in the households of queens Anne of Cleves and Katherine Parr, while her sister-in-law Lady Berkeley was governess to Princess Elizabeth. A committed protestant, with her sister Katherine Raleigh she is reported to have protected the persecuted reformers in Devon. In the summer of 1546 Lady Denny (and by extension her husband) was one of the court protestants whom religious conservatives tried to incriminate through accusations wrung from Anne Askew, a distant relative of Joan's uncle Sir Gawain Carew; Anne would admit only that Lady Denny's servant had brought her money, and Sir Anthony survived as a leading figure among Seymour's associates at the close of the reign." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, citation details below]

    Joan married Anthony Denny about 4 Feb 1538. Anthony (son of Edmund Denny and Mary Coke) was born on 16 Jan 1501 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England; died on 10 Sep 1549 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England; was buried in St. Mary's, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 26. Mary Denny  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 22.  Katherine Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (16.Philip6, 12.John5, 8.William4, 4.Hugh3, 2.Isabel2, 1.John1) died in 1594.

    Katherine married Walter Ralegh. Walter was born in 1505 in of East Budleigh, Devon, England; died in 1581. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 27. Walter Ralegh  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1554 in Hayes, near East Budleigh, Devon, England; died on 29 Oct 1618 in Westminster, Middlesex, England.

  3. 23.  Elizabeth Thimbleby Descendancy chart to this point (17.Katherine6, 14.Maud5, 10.Robert4, 6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born in in of Irnham, Lincolnshire, England.

    Elizabeth married Thomas Welby on 20 Jul 1560 in Irnham, Lincolnshire, England. Thomas (son of Thomas Welby and Katherine Bray) was born in in of Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England; died in 1570 in Bath, Somerset, England; was buried on 15 Feb 1571 in St. Peter's, Bath, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 28. Richard Welby  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 7 Feb 1564 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.

  4. 24.  Katherine Tyrwhit Descendancy chart to this point (18.Robert6, 14.Maud5, 10.Robert4, 6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1)

    Katherine married Henry Darcy. Henry (son of Arthur Darcy and Mary Carew) was born in in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  5. 25.  Jane Grey, Queen of England Descendancy chart to this point (20.Henry6, 15.Thomas5, 11.Cecily4, 7.William3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born in Oct 1537 in Bradgate, Leicestershire, England; died on 12 Feb 1554 in Tower Hill, London, England.

    Notes:

    Known to history as Lady Jane Grey, the "Nine Days Queen."

    Jane married Guildford Dudley on 21 May 1553 in Durham House, London, England. Guildford (son of John Dudley and Jane Guildford) died on 12 Feb 1554 in Tower Hill, London, England. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 8

  1. 26.  Mary Denny Descendancy chart to this point (21.Joan7, 16.Philip6, 12.John5, 8.William4, 4.Hugh3, 2.Isabel2, 1.John1)

    Mary married Thomas Astley before 1563. Thomas (son of Thomas Astley and Ann Cruse) was born in in of Writtle, Essex, England; died in 1595; was buried in Writtle, Essex, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 29. Elizabeth Astley  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 27.  Walter Ralegh Descendancy chart to this point (22.Katherine7, 16.Philip6, 12.John5, 8.William4, 4.Hugh3, 2.Isabel2, 1.John1) was born in 1554 in Hayes, near East Budleigh, Devon, England; died on 29 Oct 1618 in Westminster, Middlesex, England.

    Notes:

    The courtier, author, and explorer. The Walter Ralegh that you're thinking of.


  3. 28.  Richard Welby Descendancy chart to this point (23.Elizabeth7, 17.Katherine6, 14.Maud5, 10.Robert4, 6.Elizabeth3, 3.William2, 1.John1) was born before 7 Feb 1564 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 7 Feb 1564, Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

    Richard married Frances Bulkeley on 4 Jun 1595 in Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England. Frances (daughter of Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D. and Olive Irby) was born about 1568; died before 7 Jun 1610 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England; was buried on 7 Jun 1610 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 30. Thomas Welby  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1597 in Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. 31. Ann Welby  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1600 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.
    3. 32. Anthony Welby  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1602 in Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England; died in 1603.
    4. 33. Olive Welby  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 17 Jun 1604 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England; died on 1 Mar 1692 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    5. 34. Edward Welby  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1609 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.