Francis de Bohun of Midhurst, Sussex 2 3
- Born: Abt 1222
- Marriage (1): Sibyl de Ferrers before 21 Sep 1247 1 2
- Died: 14 Sep 1273 aged about 51 1 2 3
FRANCIS de Bohun of Midhurst, Sussex (-14 Sep 1273). A document dated Saturday after St. Denis "1 Edw I", after the death of "Franco alias Francius de Boun", names "Sir John de Boun his son aged 26 is his next heir", and refers to "Storemenistre" in Dorset "held...of the inheritance of Sibyl sometime his wife...which Thomas de Boun his son now has".
m firstly SIBYL de Ferrers, daughter of WILLIAM de Ferrers Earl of Derby & his first wife Agnes of Chester. The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Agnes, secunda Isabella, tertia Matilda, quarta Sibilla, quinta Johanna, sexta Alianora, septima Agatha" as the seven daughters of "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbiæ" and his wife "quarta filia…Willihelmi Marescalli…Sibilla", adding that "Sibilla de Bohun quarta filia" was mother of "Johanne, Johannes". The Annals of Ireland record that "Sibilla comitissa de Ferreys" had seven daughters (in order) "quarta, Sibilla de Bohun, uxor domini Francisci de Bohun, domini de Midhurst…". A charter dated 28 Jun 1248 records that "Margaret late Countess of Lincoln…recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband" and that the dower was "taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, Matilda de Kyme, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king's custody, and Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife". A charter dated 26 May 1250 records the restoration of property, granted to "Margaret Countess of Lincoln", to "William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, William de Fortibus and Matilda his wife, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king's custody, Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife, and William de Cantilupe and Eva his wife".
m secondly NICOLE de la Chapelle, daughter of --- (-after 5 Oct 1273).
Francis & his first wife had two children: John and Thomas.
Sibyl de Ferrers; m. bef. 21 Sep 1247, as his 1st wife, Sir Francis de Bohun of Midhurst, Sussex, d. 14 Sep 1273, son of Savary de Bohun of Midhurst by Cicely, daughter of Geoffrey FitzPiers, Earl of Essex by (2) Avelina.
[Magna Charta Sureties, line 149a-3]
NOTE: I don't know why both CP IV:199 and MCS say Sibyl was Francis's 1st wife (implying that he had another). Sibyl appears to have outlived him; therefore she was probably his only wife. 1
• Inquisition, Abt 9 Oct 1273. 4 34. Franco alias Francius de Boun.
Extent, Saturday after St. Denis, 1 Edw. I. Dorset.
Storemenistre. Land, worth 10l. yearly, held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Sibyl sometime his wife pertaining to the Marshalsey, which Thomas de Boun his son now has.
Midherst. The manor (extent given), including a park called La Cengle.
Fordes. The manor (extent given).
Rustinton. The manor (extent given).
All held of the earl of Arundell in chief by service of 3 knights and one suit at the court of Arundell every three weeks.
Sir John de Boun his son, aged 26, is his next heir.
C. Edw. I. File 3. (14.)
Francis married Sibyl de Ferrers, daughter of William de Ferrers 5th Earl of Derby and Sibyl Marshal, before 21 Sep 1247.1 2 (Sibyl de Ferrers was born about 1231 and died after 9 Oct 1273 2.)