Name: Hubert BOZUN , Chief Fletcher, of Normandy 1
Birth: ABT 1040 in Normandy, France
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.
From: 'Launditch Hundred: Wissingset', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10 (1809), pp. 81-86. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78629&strquery=wissingset Date accessed: 29 April 2012.
NOTE: Blomefield, in the text above, states that Henry Spelman was mistaken, but that was in identifying the Hubert/Herbert who lived during King Stephen's reign as the Norman fletcher. I believe that Hubert would fit nicely at this point in the line, a line not yet connected with Wissingset, founder of a family which spread through Norfolk, Essex, Cornwall, and Devon, under names such as Bozun, Buzun, Bosom, etc.
- Walter BOZUN , of Wissingset b: ABT 1080 in Whissonsett, Fakenham, Norfolk, England
- Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: vol X, p. 81-6, see notes for Peter Bozun, d <1338
Text: says that the later Hubert was NOT the fletcher, but it does not mean that there was an earlier one, not of Wissingset