About Jean Ricardus Chauvin
Sir Jean Ricardus Chauvin aka Sir Richard Coffyn fought the Battle of Hastings alongside William the Conqueror
In Falaise, a town in Normandy, France, stands the old chateau of Courtition. It was once the home of the Norman Coffins. The Chaffin family traces its ancestry back to Jean(pronounced John) Nicholas Chauvin born about 1026 AD, and to his son, John Richard Chauvin born between 1036 and 1040 AD. John Richard Chauvin a/k/a Coffin served King William of England during his reign as King of England from December 25, 1066 to the year of 1087 when William dies of injuries from falling off his horse while besieging the French city of Nantes.
John Richard Chauvin appears to have been born in Falaise, France in approximately 1040 AD to Jean Nicholas Chauvin at Falaise, Bassie-Normandy, France. The only record I can find of his father was an Unknown Chauvin a/k/a Calvin born app. 900 AD at Falaise, a Calvados commune of Bassie-Normandie spelled today as Normandy. This also the birthplace of Duke William of Normandie in the year 1028.
This is where the story begins. It was there in Normandy where John Richard Chauvin joined the army for Duke William (Guillaume II, then Duke of Normandy. I have found records indicating John Richard was born in England, but for reasons unknown went to Normandy where he joined Duke William's army. Duke William later became known as William the Conqueror after he led the invasion and conquered England in 1066. John Richard Chauvin rode with and fought the Battle of Hastings October 14, 1066 alongside Duke William and it appears he was knighted on the field after the triumphant battle...According to the deed located in the Doomsday Book of Records, King William bequeathed the Estate of Alywington in the County of Devon to Sir Richard Coffin.
The Battle of Hastings Field was fought on October 14, 1066 and was the decisive Norman victory in the Normans Conquest of England. It was fought between the Normandy army of Duke William Guillaume II , and the English army led by Harold Godwinson. The battle took place at Senlac Hill, approximately 6 miles (10 km) north-west of Hastings. Duke William was the only son of Robert I, and was willed the Duke of Normandy by his father upon his death. At the time, William was only 7 years old. William reigned from the year 1035 when his father, Robert I, died in Normandy until September 9,1087 at the time of his death.
Sir Jean Ricardus Chauvin's Timeline
October 13, 1066
King Harold Godwinson and his army force were spotted about 6 miles outside of Hastings Field the night of October 13, 1066 Ad. At 8 O'Clock the next morning William I, Duke of Normandy assembled his troops and made ready for the Battle at Hastings Field. The battle was expected to last about an hour, but it went on the entire day until dusk that evening. Harold, at that point, It was then that Harold Godwinson took his fatal fall for the Kingship of England. Harold had been protected by a bodyguard of Varangians, known as 'housecarls' to the English, but was unable to sustain against Duke William's attack with his larger military force. The carnage was so great that even William's forces felt remorse for the victory. Unknown at the time, but the Norman Conquest would be the last great foreign invasion of Britain and Harold would be the last Anglo-Saxon King.