Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameHumprey DE BOHUN
SpouseJoan FITZALAN
Children
Birth1366
Death1399
Notes for Humprey DE BOHUN
Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex, 2nd Earl of Northampton, KG (25 Mar 1341 – 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 and thus grandson of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford by Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of King Edward I. He became heir to his childless uncle Humphrey de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford.

Inheritance

On his death, because he had no son, the estates of the Earls of Hereford should have passed to his cousin Gilbert de Bohun. Due to the power of the crown, 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, who were married after 9 September 1359.

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