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Aubigny, William d' [William de Albini; known as William d'Aubigny Pincerna] (d. 1139), administrator and baron, was the eldest surviving son of Roger d'Aubigny and his wife, Amice (or Avice). Roger and his father William were benefactors of the Benedictine abbey of Lessay...

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Aucher, Sir Anthony (d. 1558), administrator and landowner, was the only surviving son and heir of James Aucher (d. 1509), gentleman, of Otterden, Kent, and his wife, Alice Hill. The father, a son and heir of John and Margaret Aucher, was the successful head of a minor gentry family who bequeathed much of his estate to the church. In his will of 1 January 1509 he entrusted his son to ...

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Beauchamp, John, first Baron Beauchamp of Kidderminster (d. 1388), administrator and landowner, came from Holt in Worcestershire, and belonged to a cadet branch of the great family of Beauchamp, whose head was the earl of Warwick. He was the son of another John (...

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Bohun, Humphrey de, fourth earl of Hereford and ninth earl of Essex (c. 1276–1322), magnate and administrator, was the son and heir of Humphrey (VI) de Bohun, third earl of Hereford and eighth earl of Essex (c. 1249–1298), constable of England, and his wife, ...

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Bonville, William, first Baron Bonville (1392–1461), administrator and landowner, was probably born at Shute, near Axminster, Devon, the son of John Bonville (d. 1396) and his wife, Elizabeth Fitzroger (b. c.1370, d. in or before 1421), and heir to both his father and grandfather, ...

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Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork (1566–1643) by Isaac Oliver, c. 1610–15 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boyle, Richard, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), landowner and administrator, was born at Preston, near Faversham in Kent, on 13 October 1566, the second son of Roger Boyle (d. 1576), landowner, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Robert Naylor. Roger Boyle, a cadet of a ...

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Brittany, John of, earl of Richmond (1266?–1334), magnate and administrator, was the second son of John (II), duke of Brittany (d. 1305), and Beatrice (d. 1275), second daughter of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence, who married in 1260. Probably born in 1266, he was brought up in ...

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Brydges, Thomas (d. 1559), landowner and administrator, was the second son of Sir Giles Brydges (d. 1511) of Coberley, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Isabel Baynham. His elder brother was John Brydges, first Baron Chandos. He married first Jane, daughter and coheir of ...

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Bartholomew Burghersh the elder, second Lord Burghersh (d. 1355) tomb effigy Lincoln Cathedral Library

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Burghersh, Bartholomew, the elder, second Lord Burghersh (d. 1355), magnate and administrator, was a younger son of Robert Burghersh (d. 1306), constable of Dover Castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, and Maud, sister of Bartholomew Badlesmere. Burghersh (after Burwash, Sussex) inherited the modest family estates in ...

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Butler, James, fourth earl of Ormond [called the White Earl] (1390–1452), magnate and administrator, later known as the White Earl, was the elder son of James Butler, third earl of Ormond (c. 1360–1405), and his wife, Anne Welles (fl. 1386–1397), daughter of the ...

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Butler [Walter], Theobald (d. 1205), administrator and magnate, was the son of Sir Hervey Walter of Weeton, Lancashire, and of Matilda, daughter and coheir, along with her sister Bertha, of Theobald de Valognes, lord of Parham, Suffolk. Theobald and his brother, Hubert Walter...

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Cantilupe [Cantelupe], William de (d. 1239), baron and administrator, was of Norman descent, probably the son of Walter de Cantilupe, in 1166 a minor landholder in Essex and Lincolnshire. His wife, Mazilia, brought William land in Kent. By 1198 Cantilupe was steward of the household of ...

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Cantilupe [Cantelupe], William de (d. 1251), baron and administrator, was the son of William (I) de Cantilupe (d. 1239) and his wife, Mazilia. His brother was Walter de Cantilupe, bishop of Worcester. Like his father he was named by Roger of Wendover as one of ...

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Carew, Sir Edmund (c. 1464–1513), landowner and administrator, was the eldest of three children of Sir Nicholas Carew (c.1423–1470) of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1471), eldest daughter of Sir John Dinham (1405/6–1458) [see under Dinham family...