Name: Goditha (Judith) BOZUN , Heiress of Roxton 1
ALIA: Goditha /Bosom/, Heiress of Roxton
Birth: ABT 1402 in Roxton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death: AFT 1447 1
MANOR of ROXTON (Rokesden)
In 1086 Roxton Manor was held by twelve socmen. The first tenants found holding this property after the Survey are the Bowels; in 1219 Henry de Bowels was accused by Aubrey Espec of taking homage and relief in her free tenement in Roxton. In 1227 John de Bowels brought a suit against Nicholas de Themes here, and in 1235 one of the same name is found benefiting the monks of Pipewell by a grant in this parish. John de Bowels held the property in 1246-7, and in the latter part of the 13th century he was proved to hold one and a half knights' fees in Roxton. By 1302 these knights' fees had passed to Alexander Bosun, and the descent follows that of Bosoms in Stagsden from then till 1423, after which it follows that of Bosoms in Wootton until 1447, when Margaret the wife of William Bosun died seised of the manor. It then passed to Robert Olney, husband of her younger daughter Goditha. The next mention of Roxton Manor is in 1518, when Robert Throckmorton died seised of it, being succeeded by his son George. The latter held ittill 1541, in which year he transferred it to the Crown in exchange for other manors.
From: 'Parishes: Roxton', A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3 (1912), pp. 218-222. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42418&strquery=roxton Date accessed: 29 April 2012.
Father: William BOZUN , of Stagsden & Roxton b: ABT 1370 in Stagsden, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Mother: Margaret b: ABT 1372
Robert OLNEY , of Weston-Underwood & Roxton, Sir b: ABT 1400 in Weston-Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England
- Margaret OLNEY , Heiress of Roxton b: 1426 in Roxton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
- Title: VCH - Bedfordshire, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: vol 3, p. 218-22