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Bohun, Humphrey de (b. before 1144, d. 1181), constable to Henry II  

Graeme White

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  

S. I. Boardman

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  

Elizabeth Ewan

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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Godolphin, Francis, second earl of Godolphin (1678–1766), politician and officer of the royal household  

G. C. Boase

revised by Philip Carter

Godolphin, Francis, second earl of Godolphin (1678–1766), politician and officer of the royal household, was born on 3 September 1678 in Whitehall, London, and baptized on the same day. He was the only child of Sidney Godolphin, first earl of Godolphin (1645–1712), and his wife, ...

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Grey, Richard de (d. before 1272), baron and member of Henry III's military household  

Robert C. Stacey

Grey, Richard de (d. before 1272), baron and member of Henry III's military household, was the eldest son of Henry de Grey of Codnor, Derbyshire, and Thurrock, Essex (d. 1219), and Isolda (d. 1246), sister and coheir of Robert Bardolf of ...

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Hamilton family (per. 1295–1479), landowners and administrators  

Alan R. Borthwick

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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Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London  

Jenny Stratford

Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London, is of unknown origins, but by 1368 he was active in the drapery trade and had made the first of three prudent marriages. His first wife, Isabella, was the daughter of John Southcote...

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Norwich, Ralph of (d. 1258/9), administrator and royal clerk  

William Hunt

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 ...

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