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  • ID: I07542
  • Name: Peter BOZUN , of Wissingset & Ovington, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1275 in Whissonsett, Fakenham, Norfolk, England
  • Death: BEF 1338 in Ovington, Wayland, Norfolk, England 1
  • Death: AFT 1324 3
  • Note:

    So called as set or seated in a wet watery meadow, and was granted by the Conqueror to Roger Bigot, one of his chieftains, ancestor to the Bigots, Earls of Norfolk, and held of him by Ralph, son of Walter, with 3 carucates of land for a lordship; which nine freemen were owners of in King Edward's reign, when 8 villains belonged to it, 6 borderers, 4 servi, with 15 acres of meadow, and 4 carucates; two of which were demean lands, and 2 were held by the tenants; paunagefor 100 swine, the fourth part of a fishery, 2 beasts for burden, 12 cows, 40 sheep, 36 goats, and 7 bees skeps, valued then at 40s. at the survey at 60s. three of these freemen belonged to the soc of the King's manor of Mileham; the whole was half a leuca long, and half a leucabroad, and paid 10d. gelt, whoever was possessed of it.

    Sir Henry Spelman, in his Icenia, says that Hubert Bozun, a Norman, who came into England with the Conqueror, and was his chief fletcher, had a grant from him of this lordship, for his services, but this appears to be a mistake.

    The first of the family that we meet with in ancient records, is Herbert or Hubert Buzun, who lived in the reign of King Stephen, &c. and granted by deed sans date, to the monks of Castleacre, 8 acres of land, with the assent of his son Roger; which Hubert probably descended from Ralph, son of Walter, who was enfeoffed herein by Roger Bigot.

    Boujon in French signifies an arrow, with a great or broad, head, and for some eminency and excellency in the use of such a weapon, the ancestor of this ancient family might assume this name, or holdsome lordship or fee by it, and on that account they might bear, as we find, for their arms, argent, three boujons, gules, feathered, and knobbed or, headed, or
    In the Red Book of the Exchequer, under the title of Serjeanteria,in Drakelowe, Derbyshire, William de Gresley held a manor

    P. unum arcum sine corda, et pharetro, et duodecim sagittas, et unumbozonem.
    Roger Bozun was living in 1202, son of Hubert, and purchased lands in Ovington, in Norfolk, by fine.

    In 1227, Robert de Saham granted to Peter Buzun, son of Roger, the advowson of the church of Ovington, which Peter, in or about 1233, was with William Rustain, a collector of the aid, in Norfolk and Suffolk, granted to King Henry III. for marrying his sister to the Emperor:

    In the 41st of Henry III. John Buzun was presented as holding a knight's fee, and to be of full age, and not a knight: and in the 48th of that King, had a grant of a free warren in all his demean lands here and in Ovington.

    After this time, or about 1270, an agreement was made between Peter Buzun, lord of Wyssingset, and Sir Thomas Burt, lord of Horningtoft, about the extent of their commons; the arbitrators on Sir Thomas's part were John, son of William de Rucham, John Atteford. de Hoe, and Henry de Brisley, and on Peter's part were James de Munesle de Langham, Robert de Thornekyn de Mileham, and William Godfrey of Fransham.

    Alexander, son of Adam Buzun of Wyssingset, granted by deed sans date, to Peter Buzun, son of Sir John Buzun of Wyssingset, and Alice, and their heirs, for 20 marks, a messuage, and lands here, with common of pasture, where the freemen of the town had right of common: witnesses, Sir Robert de Caston, Sir Hervey de Vallibus, (or Vaux,) Sir Hamon de Pattesle, &c.

    This Peter, then a knight, died (as I take it) about the 16th ofEdward I. and was then found to hold three knights fees of Sir Johnde Vaux, and he of Roger Bigot Earl of Norfolk.

    Peter (son of Sir Peter) Buzun was lord in the 19th of Edward I. and in 1308, he and Sarah his wife held the lordship of Yelverton in Norfolk; and of this family were the Buzuns of Devonshire, who held in the reign of Henry III. certain knights fees of the honour of Totness, and Sir Alexander Buzun, in the time of Edward I. and Alexander Buzun, who in the 17th of Edward III. conveyed the manor of Rokesden in Bedfordshire, to Robert de Chelneston in trust, and sealed with three bird bolts, and after settled the said manor on John his son, by Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Mordaunt, his wife in tail.

    Peter Buzun, then a knight, was lord here in the 14th of Edward II. and presented to this church, and died before the 11th of Edward III. when Sarah is styled his widow ....[descent goes to son John until the Bozuns sold the manor in 1657]
    From: 'Launditch Hundred: Wissingset', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10 (1809), pp. 81-86. URL: Date accessed: 29 April 2012.


    Bozuns Manor.

    This town at the survey must be included in Saham, for I have found no mention of it in Domesday, but that one carucate which belonged to Saham was given very early to the Bigots, and by them infeoffed in the family sirnamed De Saham, together with the advowson, to be held at one fee. In 1202, Robert de Saham conveyed it to Roger Bozun; and in 1227, the said Robert granted the advowson which belonged to this carucate, to Peter Bozun, son of Roger, and his heirs, who now was lord and patron. In 1256, it was returned thatJ ohn Bozun was lord, and held a whole Knight's fee, but was not yet knighted; and in 1263, he had a charter for free-warren in Oviton. There was another half fee here, which was granted from the Crownto the Marshalls; the record called Testa de Nevill tells us, that William Talebot held it of Will. Mariscal, junior, and that it was worth 20l.; this belonged to Baldwin de Rosey, in Henry the Third's time and soon after to Peter Bozun, who, in 1306, held one part of the Earl Warren, the other of the Earl Marshall, and was sole lord and patron.

    Woodhouse Manor (also of OVINGTON)

    Passed as is before observed, till Peter Bozun divided it from Bozun's manor; and in 1324, John Butetort and Maud his wife held it for life, and Tho. Butetort was their son and heir; it after came to Robert de Stutvile; and in 1432, Catherine Queen of England was lady; in 1557 .
    From: 'Hundred of Wayland: Ovington', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 2 (1805), pp. 296-298. URL: Date accessed: 29 April 2012.

    Father: Peter BOZUN , of Wissingset & Ovington b: BEF 1249 in Ovington, Wayland, Norfolk, England
    Mother: Alice b: ABT 1250

    Marriage 1 Sarah b: ABT 1278 in Yelverton, Loddon, Norfolk, England
      1. Has Children Miss BOZUN b: ABT 1300 in Whissonsett, Fakenham, Norfolk, England

      1. Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield,
        Page: vol X, p. 81-6 (Wissingset)
      2. Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield,
        Page: vol 2, 196-8 (Ovington)
      3. Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield,
        Page: vol 2, 196-8 (Ovington)
        Text: separated out Woodhouse Manor in 1324
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