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Families covered: Balleine of Jersey, Bradstreet of Kilmainham, Bradstreet of Stacumnie, de Bosco (Bois or Boys) of Fersfield, Bassingburn of Abington, Bassingburn of Benefield

'Armorial' reports that "This family, whose name has been spelt at various times Bolen, Baleyne, Balene, Ballaine, and Balleine, settled in Jersey at a very early period, probably from France."
Thomas Balleine
1. James Balleine
m. Douce Le Brocq
  A. George Balleine
  m. Elizabeth Balleine
  i. James Balleine 'of S. Peter'
  a. James Balleine
  m. Jane De La Perrelle
  b. Elizabeth Balleine
  m. John De Jersey Le Montais
  ii. George Balleine (d 1856, rector of S. Ouen then S. Peter & S. Martin) had issue
  m1. Elizabeth Le Couteur (dau of Amice Le Couteur of Sark by _ De Carteret)
  m2. Mary Ann Le Roux (dau of John Le Poitevin-dit-Le Roux of Guernsey by Elizabeth Le Motte)



This section was first uploaded to a Temporary page on 31.01.06. It was reviewed & developed and moved here on 31.05.17.
John Bradstreet of Blanchville Park, co. Kilkenny (a 1650, to Ireland)
m. Margaret
1. Samuel Bradstreet of Tinnescolly, co. Kilkenny
  m. Elizabeth Agar (dau of Charles Agar of Gowran)
  A. Ellen Bradstreet (b c1697, d 25.10.1779, 3rd dau)
  m. (by 1728) Sir Simon Bradstreet, 1st Bart @@ just below
  B.+ other issue
2. Simon Bradstreet of Port Lahane, co. Tipperary
  A. Sir Simon Bradstreet of Kilmainham (co. Dublin), 1st Bart (b 1693, d 26.04.1762)
  m. (by 1728) Ellen Bradstreet (dau of Samuel Bradstreet of Tinnescolly) @@ just above
  i. Sir Simon Bradstreet of Kilmainham, Sheriff of co. Dublin, 2nd Bart (b 22.03.1728, bur 16.12.1773)
  m. (09.10.1759) Anne Cavendish (dau of Sir Henry Cavendish, 1st Bart of Doveridge, by Anne Pyne)
  a. Eleanor Catherine Bradstreet (d 1849)
m. William Hore of Harper's Town
  ii. Sir Samuel Bradstreet of Stacumnie (co.Kildare), 3rd Bart (d 02.05.1791, recorder of Dublin, MP)
  m. (19.01.1771) Eliza Tully (d 25.12.1799, dau/heir of James Tully of Dublin by Bridget, sister of Edmund Netterville of Longford Castle)
  a. Sir Simon Bradstreet of Stacumnie, 4th Bart (b 25.11.1772, d 25.10.1853) had issue
  m. (01.01.1808) Clare Margaret Murphy (d 12.11.1869, dau of John Murphy of Dublin)
  b. Eleanor Bradstreet probably of this generation
  m. William Wynne 'of Dublin' (d 1855)
  c. other issue - Samuel James, Edmund, John (d 12.1831)
  iii. Charlotte Bradstreet (d 27.03.1778)
  m. (1744) Edmund Butler, 10th Viscount Mountgarret (d 09.02.1779)
  iv. Emilia Bradstreet
  m. Samuel Zobett (Captain)



It is not clear how many families there were of the name de Bosco not least because Bosco comes from the Latin boscus (which means shrub or shrubwood, hence wood) and so was probably a common name because it could have originated almost anywhere. The name appears to have been recorded for several families which later took the name Wood or Bois (the French for wood) and hence Boys. There was a William del Bois (or de Bosco) who (according to Wikipedia) was Chancellor of Scotland from 1211-1224 and whose ancestors (according to www.clan-wood.org.uk) may have come from Boissay (meaning woodland) near Rouen in Normandy and who was probably ancestor of various Wood families in Scotland (see Wood01). According to Blomefield, the following family "sirnamed themselves De Bosco, or Bois, from the great wood which ajoined to their mansion-house" with the implication being that that referred to their seat in Norfolk.
Sir William de Bosco (du Boys) of Fersfield, Norfolk (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
1. Sir Robert de Bosco of Feyrfreud (Fersfield) (a 1165)
  m. Isolda
  A. Gilbert de Bosco or Boys (d 1249)
  i. Joan (Johanna) de Bosco or Boys
  m. William de Boville
It is not clear whether or not this William was connected to the Bovilles of Letheringham or even to the Boteville family.
  B. Sir Robert de Bosco of Fersfield, Burston, Denton, Garboldisham, etc. (d 1298)
  m. Amy (Amicia (widow of Thomas Hastyng of Gissing)
  i. Robert de Bosco or de Bois of Fersfield (b c1268, d 1311)
  m. Christian Latimer (d c1313/a 1316?, dau of Sir William Latimer, widow of Sir John Carbonel of Waldingfield, m3. Sir Thomas Mose)
  a. Sir Robert de Bois or du Boys (b by 1307, d unm 1333)
  b. Alice de Bois (d 1371)
  m. Sir John Howard
  ii. John de Bosco or de Bois or de Nova Aula (New Hall) (dsp c1335)
  m. Katherine
  iii. William de Bosco or de Bois (a 1305, cleric)
  iv. Nicholas de Bosco or de Bois (a 1299)
  a. William de Bois of Cretyng St. Mary
  m. Christian
  v. Richard de Bosco or de Bois
  a. Thomas de Bois (rector of Garboldesham)



(1) Nichols follows the Manor of Claybrooke from the Blois family into the Haversham, Oliver (probably should be Olney), Pabenham, Huggeford and Lucy families. Nichols identifies the following Ernald as "steward to Robert earl of Leicester and founder of Bittlesden abbey, Bucks.". Wikipedia ("Biddlesden Abbey") reports that "Biddlesden was a Cistercian abbey founded in 1147 by Arnold de Bosco (de Bois), steward to the Earl of Leicester."
(2) There are issues with Nichols's work. Firstly, noting that Isabell below married about 1270 (that date looks reasonably sound), her niece Emma's husband Nicholas is shown by the Haversham source (which may not be fully reliable) as having died by 1255. Secondly, the connecting lines in Nichols's tree appear in places to be shown incorrectly. Nevertheless, we think the following worth showing.
Ernald de Bois I of Claybrook (a 1147)
1. Ernald de Bois II
  A. Ernald de Bois III
  i. Ernald de Bois IV 'of Thorpe Ernald'
  a. William de Bois (dsp)
  b. John de Bois of Claybrook (a 1296)
  (1) Ernald de Bois (dsp?)
  (2) Emma de Bois see note (2) above.
  m. Nicholas de Haversham of Haversham
  c. Isabell de Bois
  m. (c1270) John Lovell



Humphrey Bassingburn, later of Abington, Northamptonshire (a temp Henry 2 who r. 1154-1189)
m. Alice Lizures, heiress of Abington (dau/heir of William Lizures of Wansford, widow of Vitalis Engaine)
1. Nicholas Bassingburn of Benefield (d before 1252)
  Nicholas's wife Alice is shown by Baker as sister of William d'Auberville and widow of Vitalis Engaine, ## see here ##, but the dates make that 'difficult' (it appears that she was b c1135). Porivionally, we follow TCP ('Engaine') in identifying her as ...
  m. Alice de Lisures of Benefield & Abingdon (d 18.11.1252, dau/coheir of Hugh de Lisures of Benefield & Abingdon)
  A. Humphrey Bassingburn of Benefield & Abington (b c1252?, d c1279-80)
i. Humphrey Bassingburn of Abington & Benefield (b c1271?, d 1297-8)
  m. Mary (m2. John de Lisle of Abington)
  a. Humphrey Bassingburn of Abington & Benefield, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b c1271?, d 1349)
  m. Alice (d 1358)
  (1) Giles Bassingburn (dvp 1345)
  m. Alice Langley (d 1369, sister/coheir of Thomas Langley, widow of William Verney, m3. John de Fauconberg)
  (A) Margaret Bassingburn (b c1331?, d 1368)
  m. Walter Colville (dvp 1368, son/heir of Robert Colville, Baron)
  (2)+ other issue (dvpsp) - Hugh, Humphrey

Main source(s):
(1) For Balleine (uploaded 31.05.17) : 'An Armorial of Jersey' (J. Bertrand Payne, 1859, 'Pedigree of Balleine', p34+)
(2) For Bradstreet (uploaded 31.05.17) : BP1870 ('Bradstreet') with some input/support from TCB (vol 5, 'Bradstreet of Dublin', p363)
(3) For Bosco (uploaded 14.07.17) : BHO ('An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk', Francis Blomefield, volume 1, 'Hundred of Diss: Fersfield')
(4) For Blois (uploaded 27.10.22) : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 1, 1807, 'Genealogy of the lords of the Manor of Claybrook, from Ernald de Bosco to Thomas Lucy', p102)
(5) For Bassingburn (uploaded 27.09.19) : 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Engaine, Lizures, Bassingburn, Colvile, Basset, Gernon, &c.', p9)
[The section on Bates has been absorbed by Bates2.]
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