de Bohun Family Genealogy
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de Bohun Family Genealogy

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Details for de Bohun Family
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1. Humphrey de Bohun - was born about 1120 in Gloucestershire, England and died on 6 Apr 1187 in England .
Humphrey married Margaret de Gloucester about 1149 in Gloucestershire, England. Margaret was born about 1126 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.

Humphrey - The name of Bohun suggests Hereford. Unfortunately, Hereford Castle no longer exists. It was built in 1048, and apparently consisted of a moat and bailey. The mound has been leveled to the ground, but the bailey is outlined by high banks. One report has it that all that remains is a platform and a piece of a ditch.
 
The Castle was once situated near the present Bishop's Palace. It was seriously battered in an attack in 1055, but it was restored, and was again in use in 1067. The site which it now occupies is a public garden, gay with shrubbery and flowers. An ornamental lake indicates where once was the moat, but the outlines of the walls are shown only by grass covered ridges.
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i.  Humphrey de Bohun was born about 1143 in Gloucestershire, England and died in 1182 . See #2. below.
Image of Hereford Castle

Hereford Castle



----- Second Generation -----
2. Humphrey de Bohun - was born about 1143 in Gloucestershire, England and died in 1182 . He was the son of Humphrey de Bohun and Margaret de Gloucester.
Humphrey married Princess Margaret of Scotland before Apr 1175 in England. Princess Margaret was born in 1154 in Nothumberland, Northumberland, England. She died in 1201 .
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i.  Henry de Bohun was born before 1177 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England and died on 1 Jun 1220 in England . See #3. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Henry de Bohun - was born before 1177 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England and died on 1 Jun 1220 in England . He was the son of Humphrey de Bohun and Princess Margaret of Scotland.
Henry married Maud Fitzgeoffrey about 1197 in Essex, England. Maud was born before 1177 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. She was the daughter of Geoffrey Fitzpiers and Beatrice de Saye. She died on 27 Aug 1236 in England .

Henry - became the first Earl of Hereford of this family, for he was so created by the Charter of King John, dated 28 April 1199. Even though he took the Barons' side against the King, on becoming Earl of Hereford he had promised that he would never make any claim against John or his heirs, on the basis of a Charter given to his great uncle Roger by Henry II. The office of Lord High Constable of England he inherited from his father, but he seems to have played no other active part in John's government.
 
As he took a prominent part with the Barons against King John, his lands were confiscated, but he received them again at the granting of Magna Charta. Having been excommunicated along with the other Barons, he did not return to his allegiance on the decease of King John, but became one of the commanders in the Army of Louis the Dauphin, at the Battle of Lincoln, and was taken prisoner by William Marshall. After this defeat he joined Saire de Quincey and other Magna Charta Barons in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1220, and died on the passage 1 June 1220. His body was brought home and buried in the chapter-house of Llanthony Abbey in Gloucestershire.
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i.  Humphrey de Bohun was born before 1208 in Hungerford, Essex, England and died on 24 Sep 1275 . See #4. below.
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4. Humphrey de Bohun - was born before 1208 in Hungerford, Essex, England and died on 24 Sep 1275 . He was the son of Henry de Bohun and Maud Fitzgeoffrey.
Humphrey married Maud de Lusignan in 1236 in France. Maud was born about 1208 in La Marche, Poictou, France. She died on 12 Aug 1241 .

Maud - - Poictou is also known as Poitou or Pictavia. It takes its name from the Pictones or Pictavi, a Gallic nation mentioned by Caesar. Strabo and Ptolemy.
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i.  Humphrey de Bohun was born about 1220 in Hereford, Herfordshire, England and died on 27 Oct 1265 . See #5. below.
ii.  Eleanor de Bohun was born about 1225 and died on 20 Feb 1312/1313 .
Eleanor married Robert de Ferrers on 26 Jun 1269. Robert was born about 1239. He was the son of William de Ferrers. He died in 1279 .
See de Ferrers family for children.
----- Fifth Generation -----
5. Humphrey de Bohun - was born about 1220 in Hereford, Herfordshire, England and died on 27 Oct 1265 . He was the son of Humphrey de Bohun and Maud de Lusignan.
Humphrey married Eleanor de Braose in 1239 in Brechknock, Breconshire, Wales. Eleanor was born about 1230 in Breconshire, Wales. She was the daughter of Willaim "Black William" de Braose and Eve Marshall. She died in 1251 and was buried in Llanthony, Gloucester .

Humphrey - died at Beeston Castle of wounds sustained at the battle of Evesham.
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i.  Humphrey de Bohun VII was born about 1249. See #6. below.
----- Sixth Generation -----
6. Humphrey de Bohun VII - was born about 1249. He is the son of Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor de Braose.
Humphrey married Maud de Fiennes.

Humphrey - - 7th Earl of Arundel.
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i.  Humphrey de Bohun VIII was born about 1276 in Pleshy Castle, Essex, England. and died on 16 Mar 1321 in Battle of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire . See #7. below.
----- Seventh Generation -----
7. Humphrey de Bohun VIII - was born about 1276 in Pleshy Castle, Essex, England. and died on 16 Mar 1321 in Battle of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire . He was the son of Humphrey de Bohun VII and Maud de Fiennes.
Humphrey married Princess Elizabeth of England on 14 Nov 1302 in Westminster Abbey, London, England. Princess Elizabeth was born on 7 Aug 1282 in Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire, Wales. She was the daughter of King Edward I "Longshanks" Plantagenet and Princess Leonor of Castile and Leon. She died on 5 May 1316 in Quendon, Essex, England .

Humphrey - - 8th Earl of Hereford & Essex
 
lived in Pleshey Castle.
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i.  Aeneas de Bohun was born about 1314 in Caldecot, Northampton, England and died about 1343 .
Aeneas married Robert de Ferrers. Robert was born on 25 Mar 1309 in Chartley, Straffordshire, England. He was the son of Sir John de Ferrers and Hawise de Muscegros. He died on 28 Aug 1350 .
See de Ferrers family for children.
ii.  William de Bohun was born about 1312 in Caldecot, Northampton, England and died on 16 Sep 1335 . See #8. below.
iii.  Alianore de Bohun

Alianore - married James Butler - 1st Earl of Ormonde.
iv.  Margaret de Bohun

Margaret - marred Hugh de Courtenay - 2nd Earl of Devon.
Image of Pleshey Castle

Pleshey Castle


Chelmsford
Image of Rhuddlan Castle

Rhuddlan Castle


where Princess Elizabeth was born.
(Click here to view full size image.)
----- Eighth Generation -----
8. William de Bohun - was born about 1312 in Caldecot, Northampton, England and died on 16 Sep 1335 . He was the son of Humphrey de Bohun VIII and Princess Elizabeth of England.
William married Elizabeth de Badlesmere in 1335 in Castle Badlesmere, Kent, England. Elizabeth was born in 1313 in Castle Badlesmere, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere. She died on 8 Jun 1356 .

William - - Earl of Northampton.
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i.  Elizabeth de Bohun was born about 1335 in Derbyshire, Lincon and died on 3 Apr 1385 .
Elizabeth married Richard Fitzalan II on 28 Sep 1359 in Derbyshire, Lincoln. Richard was born in 1346 in Arundel, Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard "Cropped Hat" Fitzalan and Eleanor Plantagenet. He died on 21 Sep 1397 in London, England .
See Senescal of Dol family for children.

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