Thursday, May 06, 2010

Bogát-Radván Genus - Bogát-Radván Nemzetség

The Bogát-Radván genus dates itself back to the 13th century. The genus begins with a man named Bogát who according to Simon Kézai, a famous Hungarian chronicler from the 13th centuery, came from Bohemia (Csehország). Bogát had two known sons and they were named István and Fülke (sometimes written as Fülöpke). Fülke was murdered sometime before 1252 by a relative of the same genus named Csiz (sometimes written as Chyz). Csiz was the son of Csépán, who may have been a brother or first cousin to Bogát.

The original home of the Bogát-Radván genus was the late Zemplén county. Although the Bogát-Radván genus may have held early noble titles, documentation is lost in those areas on the family. The only information that is known on the early crest of the family is a bird. That bird can be found on many of the coat of arms of the direct-line descendants of the Bogát-Radván genus. [Note the several coat of arms included in this blog post.]

Here are the families who can trace their origins to the Bogát-Radván genus:
Cseley de Csele (cseley Cseley)
Doby de Dob (dobi Doby)
Gyapoly de Morva (morvai Gyapoly)
Hosszúmezey de Kólcs-Hosszúmezõ (kólcs-hosszúmezõi Hosszúmezey)
Körtvélyessy de Kólcs-Hosszúmezõ (kólcs-hosszúmezõi Körtvélyessy)
Isépy de Magyar-Isép (magyar-isépi Isépy)
Luczy de Lucz (luczi Luczy)
Monoky de Monok (monoki Monoky)
Morvay de Magyar-Isép (magyar-isépi Morvay)
Possay de Possa és Legenye (possai és legenyei Possay)
Rákóczy de Rákócz és Felsõ-Vadász (rákóczi és felsõ-vadászi Rákóczy)
Szaday de Szada (szadai Szaday)

There were many Bogát-Radván descendants who were prominent members in Hungarian history. In 1558, Balázs Hosszúmezey was the alispán of Zemplén county. In 1560 the same Balázs was then commissioned by the Hungarian king to calm down the disturbances in Upper-Hungary. György Hosszúmezey became the Parliamentary ambassador for Zemplén county in 1578. A László Körtvélyessy was alispán of Zemplén county in 1597. In 1835 a László Isépy was a juror and later in 1843 he was a magistrate, both for Zemplén county. In the late 14th century, an István Monoky was a canon-guard of Székesfehérvár. Mihály Monoky was captured at Monoki castle and held captive by the Turks in 1566. He later paid his own ransom for his release. Miklós Monoky repeatedly held of the Turks as captain of Ónodi in 1607, and in 1625 was created a Baron by king Ferdinand II. György Morvay was present at the Battle of Mohács in 1526, it's not stated whether he lived or died in battle. Sándor Rákóczy was a magistrate of Bars and Zólyom counties in the late 18th century. Sándor's brother Ádám was a laywer in Pest (prior to the city's merging to create Budapest). There was a line of Transylvanian Princes from the Rákóczy family. It began with Zsigmond (1544-1608) and passed from father to son: György (died 1648), György (1621-1660), Ferencz (1645-1676) and finally Ferencz (1676-1735).