Godart de Boyvill
(-Cir 1138)


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Godart de Boyvill

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Cir 1138, Clitheroe, Lancashire, Engand

bullet   Another name for Godart was Godard de Millom.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1389
The manor or seigniory of Millom was given by William de Meschines to Godart Boyvill, whose descendants, bearing the name of Millom, possessed it till the reign of Henry III. when Joan, daughter and heir of Adam de Millom, brought it to Sir John Hudleston, or Huddleston, Lord of Anneys, in Millom, descended from a Yorkshire family.

~Magna Britannia, Volume IV, pp. 135-141

• Web Reference: Millom Castle, Cumberland.
Godard de Boyvill born c. 1075. His father possessed lands pre-Conquest in the Millom area. Fought in the 1096 Crusade accompanying William de Meschines (Lord of Copeland , the barony of the west coast of Cumberland) and was probably given the seigniory of Millom on his return c.1100/1125. He died c.1138 supposedly at Clitheroe (Lancs.) in battle with the Scots.

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