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Bohun, Humphrey de (b. before 1144, d. 1181), constable to Henry II, was the son and heir of Humphrey (II) de Bohun [see below] and his wife, Margaret de Bohun (c. 1121–1196/7), the eldest child of Miles of Gloucester, earl of Hereford...

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Erskine family (per. c. 1350–c. 1450), administrators and noblemen, became important in the court politics and government of Scotland in the second half of the fourteenth century. Established in Renfrewshire by the thirteenth century, the Erskines were followers of the Stewarts, and it was after the capture of ...

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Forrester family (per. c. 1360–c. 1450), administrators, illustrates the growing importance of burgess families in Scottish politics during the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Sir Adam Forrester (d. 1405) combined a mercantile career with royal service. A merchant by 1363, he became clerk of the rolls in 1366, then served as ...

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Hamilton family (per. 1295–1479), landowners and administrators, is of uncertain origins. A now lost account of the family, supposedly written c.1450 (which in its reported form does not inspire much confidence), claims that the first Hamilton to arrive in Scotland was Sir Gilbert...

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revised by Paul Brand

Norwich, Ralph of (d. 1258/9), administrator and royal clerk, was perhaps a native of Buckinghamshire. He was sent to Ireland as the king's messenger in May 1216, and having returned to England with a message from Geoffrey de Marisco, the justiciar, was on the accession of ...