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William de Mohun (Mohun), IV, Baron of Dunster Castle

Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: Dunster Castle, Somerset, England
Death: October 1193 (33-41)
Crusades, Jerusalem, Palestine
Place of Burial: Priory Of Bruton, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William de Mohun, Lord Dunster, Sheeriff of Somereset and Godeheut (Godehold) de Toeni
Husband of Lucy Gedehold
Father of Reynold de Mohun Lord of Dunster
Brother of N.N. de Mohun; Thomas de Mohun; Phillip de Mohun and Yolande de Mohun

Occupation: Knight, Baron of Dunster Castle
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Sir William de Mohun IV

Died on Third Crusade led by Richard I (The Lion Heart) Baron of Dunster William IV De Mohun (b. 1156, d. Oct 1193)

William the Conqueror gave to William de Mohun, a baron from the Cotentin, a great cluster of manors in West Somerset, as well as many others in Devon and Dorset. his chief seat was on the Tor where Dunster Castle stands: "William of Mohun holds Torre and there is his castle'" says Doomsday Book. The Tor was the isolated circular final spur of a ridge, which runs west towards Exmoor

The Mohuns (later the Moones and then the Moons) were the predominant family in Somerset from the Conquest down to 1376, when they sold Dunster to the Luttrells.

The most prominent man in the annals of this family, whose castle dominated all Western Somerset and whose lands were scattered so broadly over it, was the 3rd William de Mohun, a contemporary of Kings Henry I and Stephen. He was a furious supporter of the Empress Matilda in teh Civil Wars and made himself odious by his reckless plundering and buring, so that he was known as the scourge of the West.

Their house, Dunster, died out in direct male line, in 1376, the widow and daughters of the last Baron sold Dunster to Lady Elizabeth Luttrell. The last Baron Mohun was John de Mohun who only had daughters. My Moon line continued on through his brother, or Uncle Thomas.

Children of William IV De Mohun and Lucy De Cambridge are:

+Reginold I de Mohun, b. 1183, Dunster Castle, Devon England, d. 1212, Dunster, Somersetshire, England279.

William was also called Willelm; he was also called Meschyn. He was born before 1145.

King Henry II certified his knights' fees, de veteri feoffamento, to be in number forty, and those de novo, four.

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from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

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He granted a charter to Bruton Abbey and the right to choose its own prior. By his wife Lucy, he had a son William who died soon after his birth. During the reign of Richard I, Dunster was in crown hands, adminstered by William St. Marychurch (a priest), William de Wroteham, Nicholas Puinz (Poyntz), Hubert de Burgh, Hugh de Gurney and Reginald de Clifton.

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Sir William de Mohun IV's Timeline

April 1156
Somerset, England
Age 8
Somerset, England
October 1193
Age 37
Crusades, Jerusalem, Palestine
October 1193
Age 37
Priory Of Bruton, Somerset, England