|Bellot of Great Moreton and |
|Great Moreton Hall: the 17th century house, as recorded by Edward Blore.|
Image: Victoria & Albert Museum.
|The Ashes, Endon: the house as rebuilt in the mid 17th century, |
probably for Sir John Bellot (c.1619-74), 1st bt.
|Trebartha Hall: a view of the medieval and Tudor house replaced in the 18th century.|
Image: The History of North Hill
Great Moreton Hall, Cheshire
Bochym Manor, CornwallBochym (pronounced Botcheem) Manor at Cury on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, is an ancient manorial site. It was forfeited to the Crown in 1549 when the owner, John Winslade, joined a rebellion against the religious reforms of the day and was executed. King Edward VI granted the estate to Reginald Mohun, who settled it on one of his daughters when she married Francis Bellot. The house we see today has 16th and 17th century origins and a remarkable plan which speaks vividly of long and incoherent development.
|Bochym Manor: the house today.|
|Bochym Manor: the staircase in 1952. Image: Herbert Felton/Historic England AA52/10915.|
|Bochym Manor: the library.|
|Bochym Manor: the drawing room in 1952. Image: Herbert Felton/Historic England AA52/10912.|
The Davey family remained at Bochym until at least 1916, but I have not been able to trace the 20th century ownership until the house was bought in 1974 by Stanley May, who opened it as 'a pub with a difference'. That seems to have been a short-lived venture, and the house returned to private ownership. By 2014 the house was in poor condition, with many fittings having been removed or damaged in the preceding years. It was sold in that year to the present owners, who have been restoring the house with a view to it becoming a wedding venue as well as their home.
Bellot family of Great Moreton Hall, baronets
(1.1) John Bellot (q.v.);
(2.1) Thomas Bellot [for whom see below, Bellot of Bochym Manor];(2.2) Katherine Bellot; married William Lawton (d. 1551) of Lawton.
(1) Thomas Bellot (q.v.);(2) Robert Bellot (d. 1561?), of Great Moreton; married Ellen Sandford and had issue two sons; will proved at Chester, 1561;(3) Philip Bellot; married and had issue one son;(4) Blanche Bellot; married Robert/Roger Sparke;(5) Mary Bellot; married Roger Grene;(6) Margery Bellot; married Randle Thornton;(7) Ursula Bellot; married Edward Unwin of Chaterley (Staffs);(8) Elizabeth Bellot; married Roger Davenport of Chorley;(9) Emma Bellot; married John Comerford;(10) Catherine Bellot; married John Creswall.
(1) Edward Bellot (b. c.1540) (q.v.);(2) Thomas Bellot (c.1541-1611); steward and the most trusted and confidential servant of William Cecil (1520-98), 1st Baron Burghley from 1566; Court of Wards feodary for Denbighshire, 1575-78; Collector of Customs for the Port of London, and later jointly held a lease of the customs on cloth, c.1604-10; maintained a household in the parish of St Clement Danes, London, and another at Cheshunt (Herts), probably on his employer's Theobalds estate; probably died unmarried; will proved 11 October 1611;(3) Rt. Rev. Hugh Bellot (1542-96), born 1542; educated at Christ's College, Cambridge (matriculated 1561; BA 1564; MA 1567; DD 1579); probably ordained at Ely, c.1570; Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1567-73; university proctor, 1570; chaplain to Bishop of Ely; rector of Tydd St Giles (Norfk), 1571 and Doddington (Cambs), 1573; vicar of Gresford (Denbighs), 1579 and rector of Caersws (Flints), 1584; bishop of Bangor, 1585-95 (and also dean, 1587-93); bishop of Chester, 1595-96; a member of the Council of the Marches of Wales; a scholarly and conscientious bishop, but reputedly a misogynist and a persecutor of Roman Catholics; he died unmarried, 13 June 1596 and was buried at Wrexham (Denbighs.), where he is commemorated by a monument, after a funeral in Chester Cathedral on 22 June 1596;(4) John Bellot (fl. 1603); Court of Wards feodary for Denbighshire, 1578-1603; servant and later steward to Edward Manners, Earl of Rutland;(5) George Bellot (d. 1627), of Thrington Hall (Leics); Receiver-General of Westminster Abbey, 1593-1608; died unmarried, 1627; will proved in the PCC, 5 October 1627;(6) Robert Bellot (d. 1643), of Beyham (Denbighs.); a servant to Lord Burghley; married Dorothy, daughter of Robert Brereton of Wettenhall, and had issue at least one son and one daughter; buried at Wrexham (Denbighs.), 8 March 1642/3;(7) David Bellot (d. 1619?); steward to Sir Reginald Mohun; probably the 'David Byllet' buried at Ruabon (Denbighs.), 11 September 1619;(8) Matthew Bellot;(9) Owen Bellot (d. 1612); sacrist and keeper of the monuments in Westminster Abbey, 1579 and clerk of the second kitchen, 1581; steward to Lord Norris of Rycote and later servant to Gilbert Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury; buried at Astbury, 14 October 1612;(10) Ven. Cuthbert Bellot (c.1560-1620); educated at Jesus and St John's Colleges, Cambridge (matriculated 1578; BA 1582; MA 1585; BD 1592); Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1586-94; prebendary of Bangor, 1593 and Westminster, 1594; archdeacon of Chester, 1596-1619;(11) Dorothy Bellot; married John Drinkwater (fl. 1586) of Chester, ironmonger, and had issue at least one son and one daughter;(12) Erminia Bellot (d. 1612?); married 1st, as his second wife, John Manley of Pulton Hall, and 2nd, also as his second wife, Thomas Manley (d. 1617) of Lach, but had no issue; said to have been buried 4 February 1611/2;(13) Mary Bellot (d. 1608); married 1st, Richard Minshull (d. 1586), and 2nd, Archer Starkey (d. 1622) of Wrenbury (who married 2nd, Anne/Mary, daughter of Charles/Edward Hughes of Holt (Derbys) and widow of John Massey of Coddington (Ches.)), and had issue at least one son; died 1608;(14) Jane Bellot;(15) Elizabeth Bellot;(16) Susan Bellot.
(1) Edward Bellot (c.1570-1622) (q.v.);(2) Thomas Bellot (d. 1654); died unmarried and without issue, and was buried at Astbury, 10 November 1654; will proved in the central Probate Court, 5 March 1654/5;(3) John Bellot;(4) George Bellot; living in 1624;(5) Dorothy Bellot; married, as his second wife, William Griffith of Plas Cichle, Beaumaris (Anglesey), son of John Griffith of Plas Cichle, but died without issue;(6) Magdalen Bellot (d. 1631); married, 1604 (contract 4 February), Peter (or Piers) Wynne Ffoulkes (d. 1636) of Ereifiad, Henllan (Denbighs.), escheator of Denbighshire, son of John Wyn Ffoulkes (d. 1598), and had issue at least one son and one daughter; buried at Henllan, 30 December 1631;(7) Katherine Bellot (d. 1654); married 1st, John Conwy of Rhuddlan and 2nd, Piers Conwy of Yr Hendref; died 2 August 1654.
(1) John Bellot (c.1594-1659) (q.v.);(2) Susan Bellot (c.1596-1652); married, 1616/7 (licence 26 February), John Broughton (d. 1655) of Broughton (Flints.), eldest son of Randle Broughton, and had issue at least three sons and two daughters; buried at Worthenbury (Flints), 2 March 1651/2;(3) George Bellot (b. c.1600), of Odd Rode (Ches.), born about 1600; an officer in the Parliamentarian army (Capt.); MP for Staffordshire, 1653; married, 1641 (licence 29 June), Eleanor, daughter of William Lawton (d. 1613) of Church Lawton (Ches.) and had issue two daughters;(4) Thomas Bellot (d. 1627); will proved in the PCC, 22 January 1627/8;(5) Frances Bellot (d. 1631?); married, 1629 (licence 22 May), Peter Legh (d. 1641) (who m2, 12 December 1632 at St Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester, Anne (d. 1688), daughter of Henry Birkenhead of Backford (Ches.), and had further issue two sons), third son of Sir Peter Legh of Lyme Park, and had issue one son, who died young; probably died in 1631;(6) Elizabeth Bellot (d. 1669?); married, about August 1624, Thomas Bromley (c.1592-1660) of Hampton (Ches.), and had issue one son and two daughters; possibly the woman of this name buried at Marbury (Ches.), 2 March 1668/9;(7) Mary Bellot (1609-31), baptised at Astbury, 18 September 1609; married, c.1629, Thomas Gamull (1604-35), son of William Gamull, alderman of Chester, and had issue one daughter; died 23 December 1631.
(1) Edward Bellot (c.1613-c.1645); married, 18 March 1639/40 at Deddington (Oxon), Sybil (d. 1661) (who m2, 11 September 1649, Sir Edmund Anderson (1605-61), 1st bt. of Broughton and Lea Hall, Gainsborough (Lincs)), daughter of Sir Rowland Egerton (d. 1646), 1st bt. of Farthinghoe (Northants), but died without issue before 1649;(2) Thomas Bellot (b. c.1618); educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1634; BA 1637) and Grays Inn (admitted 1640); died unmarried in the lifetime of his father;(3) Sir John Bellot (c.1619-74), 1st bt. (q.v.);(4) Philip Bellot; died unmarried;(5) George Bellot (c.1624-60), born about 1624; educated at Hart Hall, Oxford (matriculated 1640); married, 6 November 1647 at Uttoxeter (Staffs), Ann (d. 1666), the daughter and sole heiress of Thomas Colte of Rotherham (Yorks WR), ironmonger, and widow of William Cotton (d. 1641) of Crakemarsh Hall (Staffs), but died without issue and was buried at Uttoxeter, 11 October 1660;(6) Anne Bellot; married John Ferne (d. 1658) of Crakemarsh (Staffs), son of William Ferne (d. 1651);(7) Ursula Bellot (d. 1664); married, 1641 (licence 4 December), Thomas Stockton (1609-74), of Cuddington (Ches.) and Grays Inn, barrister-at-law and a judge in Ireland, and had issue at least two sons and one daughter; died 1664.
(1) Sir Thomas Bellot (1651-99), 2nd bt. (q.v.);(2) Mary alias Marjorie Bellot (b. 1653), born 22 September 1653; living unmarried, in 1708;(3) John Bellot (c.1658-68); died young and was buried at Astbury, 9 January 1667/8;(4) Elizabeth Bellot (b. 1659), born 21 October 1659; died unmarried after 1708;(5) Anne Bellot (1664-72), born 1 August 1664; died young and was buried at Astbury, 27 May 1672.
(1) John Bellot (1676-77), baptised at Astbury (Ches.), 14 December 1676; died in infancy and was buried at Astbury, 5 March 1676/7;(2) Anne Bellot (1677-1713?), baptised 5 February 1677; died unmarried; administration of goods granted to her sister Elizabeth, 3 September 1713;(3) Sir Thomas Bellot (1679-1710), 3rd bt. (q.v.);(4) Sir John Bellot (1680-1714), 4th bt. (q.v.);(5) Elizabeth Bellot (1682-1732), baptised 7 February 1681/2; died unmarried and was buried at St John the Baptist, Chester, 2 October 1731; administration of goods granted, 12 April 1732;(6) Susanna Bellot (1683-96), baptised at Astbury, 1 October 1683; died young and was buried at Astbury, 11 November 1696;(7) Christopher Bellot (b. & d. 1684), baptised at Astbury, 25 November 1684; died in infancy and was buried at Astbury, 31 December 1684;(8) Edward Bellot (d. 1693); buried at Astbury, 3 October 1693.
(1) Thomas Bellot (b. 1707), baptised at Astbury, 4 December 1707; died in infancy and predeceased his father.
Bellot family of Bochym Manor
(1) Richard Bellot (d. c.1558) (q.v.);(2) Elizabeth Bellot; married Raffe Brodhurst and had issue at least one daughter.
(1) Francis Bellot (d. 1597) (q.v.);(2) Thomas Bellot (fl. 1558); living, unmarried, in 1558;(3) Robert Bellot (fl. 1558); living, unmarried, in 1558;(4) Bridget Bellot (d. 1608); married John Smith (d. 1564?*) of Corsham (Wilts), son of John Smyth (d. 1538) of Corsham, clothier, and had issue six sons and three daughters; will proved in the Corsham Peculiar Court, 16 December 1608;(5) Dorothy Bellot (fl. 1558); married Robert Chivers (fl. 1558);(6) Margaret Bellot (fl. 1558); married [forename unknown] Best/Bisse;(7) Anne Bellot (fl. 1558); married [forename unknown] Hodges;(8) Katherine Bellot (fl. 1558); living, unmarried, in 1558;(9) Christian Bellot (fl. 1558); living, unmarried, in 1558;(10) Elizabeth Bellot (fl. 1558); living, unmarried, in 1558;(11) Edith Bellot (fl. 1558); living, unmarried, in 1558;(12) Mary Bellot (fl. 1558); living, unmarried, in 1558.
(1) John Bellot (d. by 1608); died without issue before 29 July 1608 and probably in the lifetime of his father;(2) Thomas Bellot (fl. 1620); living in Ireland in 1620; married Lucy (d. 1631), daughter of John Ryves, and had issue at least one son and three daughters; died before 1631;(3) Rev. Reginald Bellot (c.1555-1600) (q.v.);(4) Scipio Bellot; perhaps died young;(5) William Bellot; perhaps died young;(6) Arthur Bellot; perhaps died young;(7) Ambrose Bellot (c.1561-1637) of Downton (Devon), born about 1561; MP for East Looe, 1597; JP for Devon by 1610; married 1st, 1596/7 (licence 14 September), Elinor, daughter and heir of Barnard Smith of Totnes and widow of John Charles of Tavistock (Devon), Sir John Fulford (d. 1580), kt. of Great Fulford (Devon) and John Wrey of Trebigh (Cornw.); married 2nd, 1627 (licence 27 June) at Dittisham, Lucy (d. 1631), daughter of [forename unknown] Stockett and widow of [forename unknown] Wood of Modbury (Devon), and had issue one daughter; administration of goods granted in the PCC, 10 October 1637;(8) Ann Bellot.
(1) Renatus Bellot (b. c.1590; fl. 1634) (q.v.);(2) Phoebe Bellot (fl. 1600), living in 1600 when she was mentioned in her father's will;(3) Francis Bellot (b. & d. 1597), baptised at Menheniot, 15 March 1596/7; died in infancy and was buried in the same place, 26 March 1597.
(1.1) Ambrose Bellot (b. 1612), baptised at St Neot (Cornw.), 13 September 1612; educated at Queen's College, Oxford (matriculated 1628); presumably died in the lifetime of his father;(1.2) Dorothy Bellot (1613-14), baptised at St Neot, 12 December 1613; died in infancy and was buried at St Neot, 27 June 1614;(1.3) Philippa Bellot (b. 1615); baptised (as Philip) at St Neot, 18 June 1615; possibly to be identified with the 'Philip Bluet' who married, 9 February 1645/6 at St Teath (Cornw.), Hugh Raw, and had issue;(1.4) Renatus Bellot (b. 1616), baptised at St Columb Major (Cornw.), 29 September 1616; perhaps died young;(1.5) Frances Bellot; living in 1620;(1.6) Loveday Bellot; living in 1620;(1.7) Christopher Bellot (c.1622-92) (q.v.);(1.8) Francis Bellot (c.1627-81?); educated at Exeter College, Oxford (matriculated 1647); perhaps the man of this name whose will was proved in 1681.
(1) Anne Bellot (b. 1667), baptised at Cury, 28 April 1667; married, 29 May 1683 at Cury (Cornw.), as his second wife, Thomas Hawkins (1650-1716) of Helston and Trewinnard, St. Erth (Cornw.), and had issue four sons and six daughters;(2) Loveday Bellot (d. 1711), died unmarried of smallpox, and was buried at All Hallows, Exeter (Devon), 16 September 1711, where she was commemorated by a monument; will proved in Exeter, 1712;(3) Renatus Bellot (1674-1710) (q.v.);(4) Catherine Bellot (1676-1717), baptised at Cury, 28 March 1676; died of smallpox in 1717;(5) Bridget Bellot (d. 1719); married, 25 September 1708 at North Hill (Cornw.), Sampson Hele of Exeter (Devon), merchant (who m2, 12 July 1720 at Exeter Cathedral, Elizabeth March); died of smallpox, 10 June 1719, and was buried at All Hallows, Exeter, where she was commemorated by a monument;(6) Grace Bellot (d. 1717), of Fowey (Cornw.); died unmarried of smallpox in 1717; will proved 1717;(7) Elizabeth Bellot (fl. c.1711); living c.1711;(8) Jane Bellot (d. 1717), of Fowey; died unmarried of smallpox in 1717; will proved 1717;(9) Mary Bellot (1687-1717) of Fowey (Cornw.), baptised at Cury, 4 April 1687; died of smallpox in 1717; administration of her goods was granted in 1717.
(1) Renatus Bellot (1704-12), baptised at Cury, 18 October 1704; died young, 11 July 1712 and was buried at North Hill (Cornw.), where he is commemorated by a monument.
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Can you help?
- Can anyone provide further information about the ownership of Bochym Manor in the 20th century?
- Can anyone provide portraits or photographs of the people whose names appear in bold above, for whom no image is currently shown?
- If anyone can offer further information or corrections to any part of this article I should be most grateful. I am always particularly pleased to hear from current owners or the descendants of families associated with a property who can supply information from their own research or personal knowledge for inclusion.