Sir Henry Bodrugan

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Henry Bodrugan, Kt.

Birthplace: Bodrugan Manor, Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
Death: before January 23, 1309
Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger de Bodrugan and Iseult de la Pomeroy
Husband of Sibella de Mandeville
Father of Joan Bodrugan and Sir Otto de Bodrugan, Lord of Trevelyn
Half brother of Henry VI de Pomeroy, Knight

Occupation: Knight
Managed by: Bernard Raimond Assaf
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About Sir Henry Bodrugan

He was heir to his uncle William de Bodrugan and was aged 30 and more in 1308 [b. abt. 1278] / 1263.

His death date is not recorded. He died before 23 January 1309, when the writ for his IPM is dated.

Sir Henry de Bodrugan

Bodrugan was the son and heir of Sir Roger de Bodrugan (d. 1277) by Isolda (d.1311), later wife of Sir Henry de Pomeroy (d. 1281) and Sir Walter de Aylesbury, daughter of Symon de Pyn. Isolda's great uncle was the Seneschal and High Sheriff of Cornwall, Sir Stephen Haym, one of the founding canons of Glasney College.

When his father died Henry was still under aged and his wardship went to Sir William de Alneto. On 19 May 1277 Henry's wardship was purchased by his uncle, William Bodrugan, later Provost of Glasney, and Archdeacon of Cornwall. Henry became the heir of both his uncle, William, and his great uncle, Reginald.

In 1287 he married Sybil de Mandeville (29 September 1264-c.1307) daughter of an unknown Mandeville and his wife Alice Giffard. Sybil's grandparents were Hugh Giffard and Sibyl, daughter and co-heiress of Walter de Cormeilles. From 1239 until his death in 1246 Hugh was responsible for raising the young prince, later King, Edward I. Her maternal uncles were the Lord Chancellors of England, Walter Giffard, Archbishop of York, and Godfrey Giffard, Bishop of Worcester. Her aunt Mabel was the Abbess of Shaftesbury Abbey. Sybil was the widow of Peter le Poer (d. 4 April 1283), likely related to Eustace le Poer who, together with Thomas de Mandeville, brought an army from Ireland to Scotland to fight for Edward I of England. Sybil was lady of the Queen’s chamber to Eleanor of Castile and her children were still with the Queen's children in 1289-90. She was buried in Glasney College and her son Sir Otto paid for the Bodrugan Chantry to be built there in his parents' honour.

Henry and Sybil had two children:

Sir Otto de Bodrugan (b. 6 January 1290 - d. 6 September 1331), married Margaret de Champernown alias Campo Arnulphi (d. 1360).
Johanna (b. 1285), married Sir Henry de Champernoune Campo Arnulphi. These children and their spouses feature heavily in the novel The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier.

seized of the Manor of Tregerien in Cornwall

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Sir Henry Bodrugan's Timeline

Bodrugan Manor, Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
Saint Endillon, Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
January 6, 1290
Bodrugan Manor, St. Goran, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
January 23, 1309
Age 46
Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)