Margaret (Mary) de Bohun

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Margaret (Mary) de Bohun

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Birthplace: Tynemouth, Northumberland, , England
Death: Died in Pleshy, Essex, , England
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, England
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Daughter of Humphrey VIII de Bohun, 4th Earl of Herford and Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, Countess of Hereford
Wife of Hugh de Courtenay
Mother of Philip Courtenay; Agnes Courtenay; Richard Courtenay and William Sir Courtenay
Sister of Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormonde; Humphrey IX de de Bohun; John de Bohun, 5th Earl of Hereford; Humphrey X de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford; Agnes Ferrers and 5 others

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About Margaret (Mary) de Bohun

According to Wikipedia: "Humphrey de Bohun (b&d 1305) (buried with Mary or Margaret) Mary or Margaret de Bohun (b&d 1305) (buried with Humphrey) " It has thus been speculated that they may have been twins.

It came into the Courtenay family in the dowry of Margaret de Bohun on her marriage to Hugh de Courtenay, son of the first Courtenay Earl of Devon in 1325. The Courtenays had come from France in the reign of Henry II and had acquired considerable lands and power in the South West by judicious marriages to wealthy heiresses. They had castles at Okehampton, Plympton and Colcolme near Colyton. Margaret bore her lord eight sons and nine daughters, and from this marriage descends all the subsequent Courtenay Earls of Devon. She outlived him for a number of years, and left Powderham to her sixth son, Philip, in her Will. Sir Philip began building the Castle as we see it today in 1391. The building had the typical medieval long hall layout with six tall towers, only one of which remains today. His elder son Richard, who became Bishop of Norwich, and was Henry V's ambassador to France on his claiming the French throne, succeeded Sir Philip. He died at the siege of Harfleur 1415, and was succeeded by his nephew, another Sir Philip, who added the ‘Grange' accommodation for important visitors, the site of the current chapel.

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Margaret (Mary) de Bohun's Timeline

1303
1303
Tynemouth, Northumberland, , England
1305
1305
Age 2
Pleshy, Essex, , England
1340
1340
Age 2
Powderham, Devon, UK
1380
1380
Age 2
1382
1382
Age 2
1386
1386
Age 2
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Westminster Abbey, London, England