Archiver > GEN-MEDIEVAL > 1999-02 > 0919422967

From: Pat Patterson <>
Subject: Robert, Earl of Glouc and son Wm; Bohun
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 06:16:07 -0500

>Douglas Richardson wrote:
>Regarding your question about William, Earl of Gloucester, the son and
heir of Robert Fitz Roy, died 1147, Earl of Gloucester, it appears that
the Earl William in question referred to one of the Bohuns as his
cousin. Can anyone explain to me how Earl William was related to the
Bohun family?

Wasn't "cousin" a term used casually to indicate some form of kinship?
Not in church records, but in correspondence and social discourse? I
can find this tie: think of a gathering of the FitzPiers-Mandeville
family: we have parents
Geoffrey FitzPiers + Beatrice de Saye whose dau Maud m Henry de Bohun
and whose son Geoffrey de Mandeville m Isabella FitzRobert.

So - Wm's dau's sis-in-law was married to a de Bohun. Family gatherings
would bring de Bohuns and Earl William's dau together, probably more of
the clan. Enough to be "cousin"?

Just a suggestion; don't murder me.

Pat Patterson

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