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  • ID: I17793
  • Name: William 1st Baron BONVILLE , of Chewton, KG, Sir 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 AUG 1393 in Shute, Axminster, Devon, England 1 4
  • Death: 18 FEB 1460/61 in Beheaded after Battle of St Albans, Hertfordshire, England 1 4
  • Note:
    Sir William Bonville, KG, b. 13 Aug 1393, beheaded 18 Feb 1460/1, Lord Bonville, sheriff of Devon, Seneschal of Aquitaine; m. (1) c 12 Dec 1414 Margaret Grey, daughter of Reginald, 3rd Lord Grey, of Ruthyn, co. Denbigh, by Margaret Ros; m. (2) c 9 Oct 1427, Elizabeth, d. 1471, widow of John, Lord Harrington, and daughter of Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon, by Maud, daughter of Thomas Camoys. [Ancestral Roots]

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    1st Lord (Baron) Bonville, so created by writ of summons to Parliament 10 March 1448/9). [Burke's Peerage]

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    BARONY OF BONVILLE (I)

    William Bonville, of Chewton, Somerset, son and heir, of John Bonville, by Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Fitz Roger, of Chewton aforesaid, was b. at Shute, near Colyton, co. Devon, 20 Aug 1393, succeeded his grandfather, Sir William Bonville, of Shute, 14 Feb 1407/8 (who had m. Alice (Inq.p.m. 1425-6), and survived John Bonville, abovenamed, his son and heir apparent), and succeeded his mother in the lands of Chewton, etc., 15 Apr 1414. He was knighted before 1417. Seneschal of Aquitaine 7 Jan 1442/3, for 12 months. From 10 Mar 1448/9 to 30 July 1460, he was summoned to Parliament by writs directed (mostly) "Willelmo Bonville domino Bonville et de Chuton", whereby he is held to have become Lord Bonville. Nominated KG 8 Feb 1460/1, at a Chapter held at the Bishop of London's Palace, near St. Paul's. Having joined the fortunes of the House of York, he was, after the Lancastrian victory at St. Albans, 17 Feb 1460/1, executed the next day, by order of Margaret, the Queen Consort, in spite of a promise of safety from the King.

    He m. 1stly Margaret (who was living 15 Kal. May 1426). He m. 2ndly "per verba presenti, nontamen in facie ecclesie" (bull confirming the marriage 9 Oct 1427), Elizabeth, widow of John, Lord Harington (who d. 11 Feb 1417/8), daughter of Edward (Courtenay), Earl of Devon, by Maud, daughter of Thomas Camoys. He d. aged 67, being beheaded as aforesaid, 18 Feb 1460/1, but never attainted, as within 3 weeks of his death the Yorkist King was enthroned. Inq.p.m. 1 Edward IV. Admon. 17 July 1461 at Lambeth. His widow, for her husband's services, was assigned a large dower. She dsp 18 Oct 1471, Inq.p.m. 11 Edward IV. [Complete Peerage II:218-9]




    Father: John BONVILLE , of Shute, Sir b: ABT 1371 in Shute, Axminster, Devon, England
    Mother: Elizabeth FITZROGER , Heiress of Chewton b: 15 AUG 1370 in Chewton Mendip, Wells, Somerset, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret GREY b: ABT 1395 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
    • Married: ABT 12 DEC 1414 in 1st wife 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Philippa BONVILLE b: ABT 1414 in Shute, Axminster, Devon, England
    2. Has Children Elizabeth BONVILLE b: ABT 1420 in Shute, Axminster, Devon, England
    3. Has Children William BONVILLE , of Shute, Sir b: ABT 1423 in Shute, Axminster, Devon, England

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth de COURTENAY b: ABT 1385 in Okehampton, Devon, England
    • Married: ABT 9 OCT 1427 in 2nd husband 2nd wife 1 5

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 261a-38
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2749
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:218-219, VII:361
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:218-219
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:218
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