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Elizabeth Bodrugan

Birthplace: Bodrugan, Saint Gower, Cornwall, England
Death: before 1379
of, Colquite, Cornwall
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Bodrugan, Kt. and Juliana de Stonore
Wife of Sir Richard Sergeaux, MP

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About Elizabeth Bodrugan

The Cornwall IPM for Richard de Vere, Earl of Oxford confirms William Bodrugan, son of Otto and Margret, had a daughter named Elizabeth who married Richard Sergeaux.

The following is from the IPM:

"Herbert de Skewyek held the manors of Tremodret and Trevelyn in his demesne as of fee and granted them to Otto de Bodrugan, knight, and his heirs male by Margaret his wife, with successive remainders to the heirs male of his body and the heirs of his body. Otto held and had 2 sons, William and Otto, by Margaret, and so died. William entered and granted the manors to Richard Sergeaux, husband of Elizabeth his daughter. She died without heirs of her body, and then Richard Sergeaux held as tenant in tail for life. William Bodrugan died without heirs of his body. Otto son of Otto, knight, had issue Joan wife of Robert Hull, senior, and died without heirs male. Otto, knight, died without heirs male. Joan wife of Robert Hull, knight, is therefore his next heir."

The following document confirms the same:

Grant in perpetuity

1 Wm. lord of Bodrigan, Kt

2 Rich. de Cergiaux, jun., Kt, and Eliz. 1's dau.

Rents and services of Margt. who was wife of Oto de Bodrigan, 1's mother, from all lands which she holds of 1 for life in manors of Tredrym and in Parva, Nantian, with reversion of some and also rents and services of Joan who was wife of Philip de Treglast, from all lands which she holds of 1 in Treglast for life, and reversion of same and rents and services of Jn. de Boeville from all lands which he holds of 1 in Kylnoderet and in Treviseck, for life and reversions of some and rents and services of Isabel who was wife of Hen. de Bodrigan, 1's bro. from all lands which he holds of 1 for life and in gift and taxable fee in manors of Pendrym and Treghrym with reversion of same.

Date: 29 December 1354

Source: discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Old Data

Elizabeth BODRUGAN b abt 1330. Married Richard SERGEAUX , of Colquite


  1. Elizabeth SERGEAUX (d.y.)


From CERGEAUX (SERGEUX), Sir Richard (d.1393), of Colquite, Cornw.

"Richard inherited the family property some time after 1367 (up to which date he was still called ‘junior’), having already increased his holdings substantially by his marriage to the Bodrugan heiress, which brought him the bulk of the Bodrugan estates. These included the Cornish manors of Tremodret, Restronguet and Trevelyn, as well as seven other manors in the county, all of which he continued to hold until he died, being entitled to do so ‘by the courtesy’ after the death of his wife. He even managed to secure from his wife’s uncle, Otto Bodrugan†, a grant of two of the Bodrugan properties to be held jointly with his second wife Philippa, with succession to their children. Altogether, Cergeaux held at least 22 manors in Cornwall."


August 2014

From History of Parliament for Richard Sergeaux:

"m1 bef. 1362, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Sir William Bodrugan† (1311-c.1362), of Bodrugan, Cornw., 1da.; "


From Curt Hofeman 2006

"William Bodrigan, br. and h. [of Henry s. & h. of Otes], was b. 2 Sep. 1311, at Trelawn, in Pelynt par., Cornwall, and bap. next day at Pelynt Church. He pr. his age in 1332. He d. s.p. [Ref: CP:II:199] Note: in the foregoing text the insertion in brackets is mine...CH"


  1. Parochial and Family History of the Parishes of St. Mabyn and Michaelstow in the County of Cornwall, by Sir John Maclean, F.S.A., p. 56


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Elizabeth Bodrugan's Timeline

Saint Gower, Cornwall, England
Age 49
Colquite, Cornwall