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John Boulstrode

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  • Name John Boulstrode  [1
    Born Abt 1285  Upton Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Name John Bulstrode 
    Residence Upton Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 


    • One of the earliest records is of Ralph de Bolestrode of Buckinghamshire in 1194-5 Among his successors was Thomas, who, in 1291, held Bulstrode in the Manor of King's Langley a tenement and a caracute of land, which, on his death in 1349-50, passed to Nicholas, his son and heir. Thomas, in 1264, and Nicholas, in 1340 and 1349, in the reign of Edward III, witnessed deeds relating to grants and exchanges of land in Langley. In 1337-8, Thomas's son Edmund and Edmund's wife Maud, conveyed a messuage and 160 acres of land in Langley to Payn de Mohun.

      In 1362, Edmund and Maud's son, Edmund, was in the retinue of one John de Stretle, going to Gascony, which, under the Treaty of Bretigni of 1360, was one of the French territories assigned to England during the Hundred Years War. It was said that the French speaking English King and his nobles at that time felt more at home in Gascony than they did in neighbouring Scotland.

      Geoffrey de Bulstrode, Lord of the Manor of Hedgerley, Bucks. (later to become known as Hedgerley-Bulstrode) acquired the Manor of Chalfont by marrying Agnes Goys, heiress of the wealthy Goys family. Geoffrey's interests and activities were many and varied. In 1313, as Keeper of the Manor of Fordington in Dorset, he was required to expend up to 100/- in repairing the King's house in the manor and to take for this purpose twelve oaks fit for timber from the wood of the manor. At the same time, timber was being felled in the woods of Bulstrode manor for divers operations at Windsor Castle.

      Between 1313 and 1330 there are many references to Geoffrey's possessions in Buckinghamshire and elsewhere (messuages, watermills, grazing lands, meadows and woods) recorded in the Calendar of Close Rolls and the Feet of Fines, the latter described by the Public Record Office as the records of fictitious law suits, entered into in order to avoid regulations restricting the conveyance of land. The intending purchaser, as plaintiff claimed the property from the vendor, thereby enabling the " vendor's " possession of the land to be officially documented.

      Geoffrey does not always appear to have observed the niceties of the law and, unfortunately, was involved in several protracted disputes concerning his estates, including one, in 1331, with the Abbess of Burnham, who was granted part of Bulstrode manor. In 1335, there was an enquiry initiated by Edward III and the Abbess about the Manor of Bulstrode and questions were raised about land and tenements in Chalfont St. Peter. However, Geoffrey still held the manor in 1361 and, in the meantime, had become Member of Parliament for Dorchester.
    Person ID I2023  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Family Agnes UNKNOWN,   b. 1287 
    Married Abt 1309 
    Children 
    +1. John Boulstrode,   b. 1310, Upton Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1285 - Upton Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S634] The Bulstrodes of Bucks, Prof. N A Dudley (1988), ( From a tree deposited at the S.O.G. London;), 78672.
      Date of Import: 1 Feb 2000

    2. [S192] Estimated from known facts.