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Origins and History

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"BONVILLE. Of Norman territorial origin. The Itineraire de la Normandie records three places so called two near Rouen and the third near Yvetot. Adam de Bonuill was present at perambulation of the bounds of Kynblathmund, 1219 (RAA., i, p. 163). John de Boneville had a charter of the lands of Collistoun and two roumes of Ardendrachtis in the lordship of Buchan, 1321 (CAB., p. 379; RMS., i, App. n, 392), and John de Bonevyle is mentioned in 1326 as owner of the land of Blairtoun in the thanedom of Balhelvie, Aberdeenshire (RMS., i, App. n, 414). John de Bonevyle witnessed an obligation by Robert, abbot of Dunfermline, 1326 (RHM., i, p. 34). John de Bona villa was one of the witnesses to the foundation charter of a chapel infra le Garvyach c. 1340 (REA., i, p. 67), and witnessed the grant of the barony of Dalkeith to William de Douglas in 1341 (RHM., n, p. 45). In 1376 Eden Bondvyle held a cotagium in the barony of Kilbochope (ibid., n, p. 16). King Robert m in 1400 granted a charter to John Bonvile, son and heir of John Bonvile of Balhelvy Bonvile of certain lands there (CAB., p. 289). John Bonville, Scottish merchant, had a safe conduct into England, 1475 (Bain, rv, 1433). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bonville Genealogy

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