Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Baronet

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Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Baronet and his 3rd wife Dorothy Chudleigh. The arms show Mohun impaling Chudleigh: Ermine, three lions salient gules[1]
Arms of Mohun: Or, a cross engrailed sable

Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Baronet (1564 – 26 December 1639)[2] of Boconnoc in Cornwall, was a prominent member of the gentry of Cornwall and an MP. [3]

Origins[edit]

He was the eldest son and heir of Sir William Mohun (d. 1587) of Boconnoc, Sheriff of Cornwall in 1572, by his first wife Elizabeth Horsey, daughter and heiress of John Horsey.[4] He was descended from the ancient Mohun family, feudal barons of Dunster in Somerset, seated at Dunster Castle.

Career[edit]

He was the Member of Parliament for Fowey in 1584 and 1586 and for East Looe in 1614. He was also elected in a double return in 1625 when four names were submitted, which was not knowingly resolved by Parliament. He was selected Sheriff of Cornwall for 1592–93 and made a Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall in 1600.

He was knighted in 1599 and created a baronet on 25 November 1612.

Marriages & progeny[edit]

He married thrice:[4]

Death[edit]

He died on 26 December 1639[4] and his will was proved on 30 April 1640.[10]

Sources[edit]

  • Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of Cornwall: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620; with additions by J.L. Vivian, Exeter, 1887, pp. 323–6, pedigree of "Mohun of Boconnoc"[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vivian, 1895, p. 189
  2. ^ Vivian, p. 325
  3. ^ "MOHUN, Reginald II (c.1564-1639), of Hall and Boconnoc, Cornw". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Vivian, 1887, p. 325
  5. ^ Vivian, 1887, p. 268, pedigree of Killigrew
  6. ^ Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Mohun, John (1592?-1640)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  7. ^ Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p. 10
  8. ^ Vivian, 1887, p. 325; Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pedigree of Chudleigh, p. 190
  9. ^ "MOHUN, Reginald (c.1603-1642), of Boconnoc, Cornw.; later of Trewynnard, St. Erth, Cornw. - History of Parliament Online". Historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Michaelson-Morcombe - British History Online". British-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Boconnoc)
1611–1639
Succeeded by
John Mohun, 1st Baron Mohun of Okehampton