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The Bosvile Family
The History of one of the notable families who owned Ravenfield
Please note that the information below should be verified by obtaining copies of the original documents and records
1818 T. B. Bosvile, Esq was the owner of Ravenfield he was the son of Thomas Bosvile of Braithwell. The Bosvile family between the 16th and 19th centuries owned Ravenfield Park, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire, Thorpe Hall, Lincolnshire, and other estates.
The Bosville family of Bradbourne Hall owned Bradbourne Hall,
Kent Riverhead, Kent
We will now try and trace the Bosviles through the centuries
Alice Bosvile daughter of Thomas Bosvile was born in 1345 at Sutton, Lincolnshire,
Elizabeth Bosvile of Frickley, York,daughter of John Bosvile was born approx 1440Another Elizabeth Bosvile of Chevet Yorkshire is recorded who was the daughter of William Bosvile and Agnes Beeston born around 1450. This Elizabeth was to marry three times Firstly to John Neville, secondly to Thomas Tempest, and here is a tricky one that needs verification thirdly toThomas Bosvile [ Cousins ?]
In 1461 to 1462 there was a quitclaim of Agnes, relict of John Doddesley of Eyleston, Ric. Doddesley, Wm. Doddesley, the younger, & Wm. Doddesley, the elder to Thos. Leke, esq., Thos. Boson, esq., John Vale & John Smythyman and the heirs and assigns of John Smythyman, all the right and claim which we have in one mess and one toft and croft which lie between the tenement of Thos. Leke on the one part and the tenement of John Bosvile on the other part in Eyleston
On the 7th of June1473 a Quitclaim by John Bosvile son and heir of William Bosvile cousin and heir of John Jankynson, chaplain, deceased, to Sir John Savage, Sir William Brereton, Sir John Donne, Sir Hugh Calvelay, Kts., John Dutton son of Sir Thomas Dutton, Peter Dutton de Hatton, William Cornysh, William Lakun, Mathew Berkley, Alexander Frevile, Giles Sugdon, Urian Seintiuste, William Brereton, Humphrey Swynarton, William Basset, esq., Andrew Brereton, John Brereton, Humphrey Brereton, Urian Davenporte, parson of a moiety of the church of Malpas, Thomas Lewys, chaplain, Florys Seyntpier, Thomas Brereton, Edward Gogh, Thomas Dommock, John Berdmore, Thomas Lokwode, William Offley, John Henne, John Lynde, Bartholemew Bonne, Richard Overton, John Cowhope, Randle Caderot and Dykyn Cowhop, of his title to messuages, lands etc: which the said John Jankynson, chaplain, formerly had by gift and feoffment of Kenric Pecok in the township of Malpas or Depenbache.
Alice Bosvile of, Chevet,Yorkshire daughter of William Bosvile and Elizabeth Amias was born approx.1490
Dated 16 Hen VII
1500-01a transfer by William Bosvile, esq, Thomas
Trigott, Henry Rokley, Thomas Popeley, and Thomas Sayvile to Thomas Sotehill'
esq, son and heir of John Sotehill' esq, late of Soothill, of the manors of
Soothill, Rawtonstall' and Laxton Scholecroft, Yk Rawtonstall, Yk Laxton, Yk, which they late had from John Sotehill, esq, with the exception of four
On the 5th of May 1582 Court baron of Manor of Penistone George Earl of Shrewsbury as guardian of Francis Bosvile. Ralph Bilcliffe surrendered a cottage and croft in Penistone. premises to the use, after his death, of his son and heir John Bilcliffe, by the usual customs and a rent of 8s. Fine 8s
On the 15th May 1582
On the 7th May 1586 a lease by Francis Bosvile of Gonthwaite esq. and Dorothy his wife to William Peike of Hornethwaite. Messuage called Hornethwaite Hall in Thurleston, now in the occupation of William and a portion of a corn mill called Thurlestone Myllne for 21 years for 56s. 8 capons and 12 hens a year.
In 1588 there was a sale from Francis Bosvile of Ginthwaite. Gent and Dorothy his wife to William Jesoppe, yeoman of messuage in Barnsley lately in the tenancy of Richard Thwaites and formerly the possession of Thomas Batley for a consideration of £40. Witnesses: Edward Armytage, Raff Bosville and others.
A surrender on the 6th of July 1590 concerning Court baron of Manor of Penistone Francis Bosvile. Richard Swift surrendered one messuage called Rodefeld howse in Penistone and lands etc. lately granted to Elizabeth Bottomley by right of dowry of the lands of Thomas Swifte her late husband, deceased one parcel of meadow called the Pingle excepted, to the use of Arthur Rabanke and Grace his wife for ten years following the decease of Elizabeth in accordance with uses stated in a deed of 1588. Fine for admittance. 7s. 2d.
There was a bond dated 31st July 1594 concerning George Dynham, of Muston, co.Kent, gent. bound to Godfrey Copley, of Sprotborough, gent., Thomas Bosvile, of Warmsworth, gent., and Richard Beamonutt of Sprotborough, yeoman, in £500 to make an assurance in law to the obligees and Jarvis Wirrall in the lands formerly of the chantry of St. Katherine which Dynham released to them by a deed of even date.
From the History of Cawthorne
concerning Cannon Hall
There is a undated terrier of Warmsworth glebe lands which refers to property of Thomas Bosvile, early in this the 17th century.
Also in this century a R. Glover Somersett
a Herald, Marshall to Norroy
Kinge of Armes, to Mr Christopher Monckton Esquire, that he is entitled to
the arms of his paternal family, quartered with those of Moston, Cavell,
Bosvile and Newhall [ Goodwood MS. 'By courtesy of His Grace
the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, and with acknowledgments to the West Sussex
County Record Office and the County Archivist']
On the15th Septeptember 1615 a bargain and sale with feoffment in which Giffard retains from his purchase from Wirrall the following: the Hawbushe Close 8a. a close of 2a. arable near Garhouse Gate in a field called the Brexe, and 3 rods. arable in a furlong near a close of Gervase Bosvile.
David Judd who is
researching amongst others the Bosville family writes
David would be grateful if anyone with anything further on Sir Robert Bosville and Agnes Jud, would get in touch.
Please contact David Judd at email@example.com
On the 28th of November 1623 there
was a bargain and sale with feoffment concerning
In 1650 Thomas Bosvillesent a petition to parliament against sequestration
There are records of household and personal account books including the pay account of Colonel Godfrey Bosvile's regiment of foot for the committee of safety for Warwickshire 1642 to 1645 and the clothing accounts of Captain and Mrs Bosville 1645 to 1654; bonds 1546-1747.
Between 1650 and 1651 a Feoffment of 6 closes of arable meadow and pasture near the Clay Pitts between the lands late of George Bowers on the west Belbalke Lane east, the Doncaster Hatfield highway south, all bought by Brian Cooke Senior from Thomas Bosvile, esq.
On the 8th of December 1651 an Assignment of a lease concerning 8acres of arable land enclosed in the Clay Pitts near the Oke buske location, a close of meadow or pasture 9acres of arable land, 3 closes of arable meadow and pasture 12 acres a close called Bellbalke Close 6acres, all of which Mawhood holds for 5s. annual rent for a term of 500 years from Thomas Bosvile of Edlington, co. Yorks., esq., by a lease of 14 July 1649.
There are Deeds of title dated 23rd July 1656 of Thos. Bosvile of Edlington, esq.
On the 26th of June, 1661 there was an Assignment to new trustees. Thomas Hanson of Thurgoland, gentleman who was the only surviving feoffee of the manor courts, leets, etc. of Silkstone under a deed of 3rd of June, 1606 by the fee farmers, to Sir Francis Wortley, William Bosvile of Gunthwaite, Henry Edmonds of Worsbrough and others, All the estate vested in himself in the said manor, courts, leets, etc.
A surrender on the 6th of April 1676 concerning Court baron of Godfrey Bosvile. It was presented that William Peck, alias Rich, surrendered on the 30th Novovember.1670, all that moiety of all messuages, lands, tenements, marks and groves in Thurlestone and Penistone and also a moiety of all other messuages, and lands whatsoever, which William Jenkins on and Joan his Wife once surrendered at a rent of 3s. p.a. to the use of William Peck alias Rich and Ellen his wife for their lives and other stated uses. If all the heirs fail, then as an annual rent charge to maintain a pious priest at Ecclesfield Church. They made fine 3s.
On the 11th of October 1681 Godfrey
Bosvile of Gunthwaite ph. of Penyston co. York Esq. was issued a lease
On the 11th of November, 1682 a Post nuptial settlement of 2 parts. and lease for a year, concerning Joshua Dunn of Halifax, mercer, to Godfrey Bosvile of Gunthwaite and Robert Ramsden of Stony Royd, Halifax, merchant, in consideration of his marriage to Mary, daughter of Thomas Clarke, of Hotherfield, Yorks. to whom he has entered into a bond of £500. Moiety of the rectory of Silkstone, of the great and small tithes, oblations, etc.
On the 2nd of October 1682 Godfrey
Bosvile of Gunthwaite ph. Pennystone co. York Esq. and Bridgett his wife took
out a lease. Two days later on the 4th October 1682 a further lease by
There was an exemplification of a fine on the 28th November 1682 concerning John Beamont Esq., Godfrey Bosvile Esq. and Brigitte his wife as deforciants
1701 the Will of Sir Henry
Bosvile of Little Mote is noted
From the West Riding Quarter Sessions, dated: July 1703 includes
a letter to Godfery Bosvile from John
Rhodes of Flockton re bastardy case,
On the 17th of April 1717 Ann widow of Charles Bosvile of Carlton gent. to John Champney and Edward Marshall of Metham yeoman to register estates in the East Riding Witnesses. Stephen Rogers, Richard Scholey, William Vollence. Seal, a heart and anchor.
E. Bosvile, wrote to her nephew William Spencer of the Spencer family of Attercliffe and Bramley Grange, Braithwell, West Riding of Yorkshire thanking him for collecting rents for her
There was a Lease for a year on the 29th of April 1731 from Charles Adderley of Hams hall, co. War., esq., to Anne Bosvile of Biana in the parish of Eccleshall, co. Staff., a spinster. The Manor of Thorp, co. Derby, with messuages, lands and appurtenances in the parish of Thorp. Also a Release on the 30th of April 1731 between Charles Adderley of Hams Hall co. War., and Anne Bosvile of Eccleshall co. Stafford. The manor of Thorp with land and appurtenances in co. Derby.
30th of December 1733 a Lease for six months from Anne Bosvile spinster of Sackville Street, St. James, Westminster, to Blest Colclough of Ellenhall, co. Staff., gent. The Manor of Thorp, co. Derby, with messuages, lands and appurtenances in Thorp.
Dated the following day 31st of December 1733 a Mortgage concerning Anne Bosvile of Sackville Street, St. James, Westminster, spinster, Charles Adderley of Hams Hall, co. War., esq., and Blest Colclough of Ellenhall, co. Staff. The Manor of Thorp, co. Derby, with appurtenances.
In 1741an account of what money and effects Stephen Perry hath had of William Perry towards paying a debt to Miss Bosvile.
In the Bradfield Civil Parish on the 7th July 1756 a surrender, Manor of Sheffield. Court Baron of Edward Duke of Norfolk. Edward Kenyon, Richard Bromehead, Nicholas Stead, John Morewood, Anthony Worrall and Thomas Marriott, surrender the Feoffees' land to the uses if the Trust and are admitted tenants, 6th of September 1744 Deed of trust, the trustees following a commission dated 25th of November 1748, convey all the Feoffees' property to Godfrey Bosvile of Gunthwaite, esquire, John Wilson of Broomhead, gentleman, the Rev. Francis Haigh of Bolsterstone, clerk Richard Morton of K or R anyers, yeoman and John Morton of Bolsterstone, new trustees. 2nd and 3rd of November 1750 Counterpart lease by the Feoffees to George Shaw of Sheffield, maltster. One half of the Broomfield on half the Short Acres, the Lady Dole, the Daw Butts, and the Daw Croft, for 21 years at £6,
In 1762 from a copy of the will of Chas. Bosvile of Biana Eccleshall devising all real estate to sister Eliz. Bosvile for life with reversion of Staffs. estate Geoffrey Bosvile.
From the East Ridings quarter session files Quarter Sessions Files for Michaelmas 1781a case concerning Robert Wilberforce and Matthew Bosvile furrier both of Seaton Ross, Robert Wilberforce. in bastardy and Sarah Boyes of Raistrop singlewoman
In 1780 Godfrey Bosville stated that his body should be used for medical research after his death he was apparently frightened of being buried alive
In 1809 there was a survey of the estates of William Bosville and the 1830 sale of Penistone; various deeds (1548-1814); accounts and vouchers (1579-1832),
Dean and Chapter of York Registers of documents passing the Common seal of the
Dean & Chapter a Lease register dated 1801 to 15
Thomas B. BOSVILLE
Head U Male 22 Ravenfield Park, York, England Landed Proprietor
Charles KNIGHT Head
M Male 36 Winterslow, Wiltshire, England Gardener (D)
Harriet C. BOSVILLE Head W Female
56 Hley Hall, Nottingham, England No Profession
William PRIDE Head
M Male 36 Mansfield, Nottingham, England Coachman (Dom)
Head M Male 29 Alrewas, Stafford, England Gamekeeper
Ann BARKER Head W
Female 57 Rudston, York, England
Fred Bosvile was
age 39 in 1901 born at Yorks
Ravenfield, he was living at Southampton St Michael Entire and was a Magistrate
There was a lease to Kilnhurst Colliery from Thomas Bole Bosvile, of Leyburn Hall, co.Yorks., and his mortgagees, of the Barnsley seam under land at Ravenfield, for a term of 60 years at a rent of £80 p.a. and royalties
The Bosvile Graves
At St James Church Ravenfield
The grave on the right is of the tragic Thomas Godfrey Bolle Bosvile who died age 9 months
|The grave here is of Thomas Bolle Bosvile|
Information compiled by John Doxey from the following
British Census Records
Rotherham and Sheffield Archives
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