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Birthplace: Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Walden Abbey, Essex, , England
Occupation: An important medieval English noble during the reign of King Edward III of England.
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About Humphrey de Bohun

Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford Britannia Biographies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_de_Bohun,_7th_Earl_of_Hereford

Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex and 2nd Earl of Northampton (1342 – 16 January 1373) was an important medieval English noble during the reign of King Edward III of England.

Lineage

He was the son of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, and Elizabeth de Badlesmere. His paternal grandparents were Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of King Edward I. His maternal grandparents were Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare. He was the last of this de Bohun line, but his titles should have been passed to his successor who was his second cousin.

Inheritance

On his death, his great estates were divided between his two surviving daughters: Mary de Bohun, who married Henry Bolingbroke, the future Henry IV and Eleanor de Bohun, who married Thomas of Woodstock. His third daughter, Elizabeth, had died young.

His wife and the mother of his daughters was Joan Fitzalan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster, whom he married after 9 September 1359.

These estates went to the husbands of the daughters of Humphrey even though there was a male heir alive in Hereford until 1381 - his name is Gilbert de Bohun - who married Margaret Wastney, great-granddaughter of Robert Fitzrobert, and they had a daughter called Joan who married Walter Weaver in 1362 and had male issue.

Henry IV was created Duke of Hereford before he usurped the throne.

Political offices

Preceded by

The Earl of Hereford

and Essex Lord High Constable

1361–1372 Succeeded by

The Duke of Gloucester

Peerage of England

Preceded by

Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Hereford Succeeded by

Extinct

Earl of Essex Succeeded by

Thomas of Woodstock

Preceded by

William de Bohun Earl of Northampton Succeeded by

Abeyant

References

Hazlitt, William Carew , and Thomas Blount. Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors. 4th. London: Ballentine and Company, 1874. ad

 

- -------------------- Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford

Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex, 2nd Earl of Northampton, KG (1342 – 16 January 1373) was an important medieval English noble during the reign of King Edward III of England.

Lineage

He was the son of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, and Elizabeth de Badlesmere. His paternal grandparents were Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of King Edward I. His maternal grandparents were Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare. He was not the last male of the de Bohun line, but his titles should have been passed to his successor who was his second cousin.

Inheritance

On his death, his great estates were divided between his two surviving daughters: Mary de Bohun, who married Henry Bolingbroke (the future Henry IV), and Eleanor de Bohun, who married Thomas of Woodstock. Humphrey's third daughter, Elizabeth, had died young.

His wife and the mother of his daughters was Joan Fitzalan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster, whom he married after 9 September 1359.

These estates went to the husbands of the daughters of Humphrey.

Henry IV was created Duke of Hereford before he usurped the throne.

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Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford's Timeline

1342
March 25, 1342
Hereford, Herefordshire, England
1368
1368
Age 25
Hereford, Herefordshire, England
1370
1370
Age 27
Hereford, Herefordshire, England
1373
January 16, 1373
Age 30
Walden Abbey, Essex, , England
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Saffran Walden, Essex, England