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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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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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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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Clare, Thomas de (1244x7–1287), magnate and administrator, was a son of Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and of Hertford (1222–1262), and Maud, daughter of John de Lacy, earl of Lincoln. He studied at Oxford in the late 1250s with his younger brother, ...

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Ferrers, Henry de (d. 1093x1100), magnate and administrator, was the eldest son of Walkeline de Ferrers (d. c.1040), and inherited his father's Norman patrimony, centred on Ferrières-St Hilaire. It is not known whether Henry de Ferrers fought at Hastings; although it is impossible to arrive at precise dates, he may have begun to acquire lands in ...

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Fitzgerald, Gerald, eighth earl of Kildare (1456?–1513), magnate and administrator, was probably born in 1456, the eldest of the four sons and two daughters of Thomas Fitzgerald, seventh earl of Kildare (d. 1478), and his wife, Joan, daughter of James Fitzgerald, sixth earl of Desmond...

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Grey, Edmund, first earl of Kent (1416–1490), administrator and magnate, was the son and heir of Sir John Grey (d. 1439) [see under Grey family (per. 1325-1523)] and Constance, daughter of John Holland, duke of Exeter, and widow of Thomas Mowbray, ...

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Hepburn, Patrick, first earl of Bothwell (c. 1455–1508), magnate and administrator, was the eldest son of Adam Hepburn (d. 1479), master of Hailes, and Ellen, younger daughter of Sir Alexander Hume, first Lord Hume. His family's base lay at Hailes, east of ...

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Pole, William de la, first duke of Suffolk (1396–1450), administrator and magnate, was the second son of Michael de la Pole, second earl of Suffolk (1367/8–1415), and Katherine Stafford (d. 1419). One of possibly twelve children, of whom five brothers and five sisters survived infancy, his younger siblings included ...

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Vieuxpont [Veteri Ponte, Vipont], Robert de (d. 1228), administrator and magnate, came of a family that took its name from Vieuxpont-en-Auge (Calvados) in Normandy. He was the younger son of William de Vieuxpont (d. in or before 1203), who became an important Anglo-Scottish landowner, and his wife, ...