Bubbenhall, or Bobenhall (St. Giles)

BUBBENHALL, or Bobenhall (St. Giles), a parish, in the Kenilworth division of the hundred of Knightlow, union, and S. division of the county, of Warwick, 5½ miles (S. S. E.) from Coventry; containing 262 inhabitants. In the time of Edward I., John Fitzwith was lord of the manor, which came afterwards by marriage to John Beauchamp, who was the first person created a baron, in England, by a patent, temp. Richard II. 1387; he was attainted of treason the same year, and was hanged, drawn, and quartered. From the 29th of Elizabeth the manor was possessed by the family of Wootton, with whom it continued during several reigns. The parish comprises 1114 acres, of which 78 are woodland, and the rest chiefly arable; it is partly bounded by the river Avon on the north. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £70; patron, the Bishop of Worcester.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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