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  • Name BOHUN, Humphrey de 
    Prefix Earl 
    Suffix VIII 
    Birth 1276  Pleshey Castle, Pleshey, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 16 Mar 1321  Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Aft 16 Mar 1321  Blackfriars Abbey Church, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 8 Nov 1916 
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    Father BOHUN, Earl Humphrey de VII ,   b. Sep 1249, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationHerefordshire, Englandd. 31 Dec 1298, Pleshey, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years) 
    Mother FIENES, Countess Maud de ,   b. 1231, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationWendover, Buckinghamshire, Englandd. 6 Nov 1298, Pleshey, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 67 years) 
    Marriage 1275 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1990, SLAKE.
    Family ID F16124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PLANTAGENET, Princess Elizabeth ,   b. 5 Aug 1282, Wales Find all individuals with events at this locationWalesd. 5 May 1316, Quendon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 33 years) 
    Marriage 14 Nov 1302  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 20 May 1995, JRIVE.
    Children 5 sons and 4 daughters 
    Family ID F6826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 

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    • Death place Friars Preachers Church, York, Yorkshire, England Burial place Friars Preachers Church, York, England. Lord High Constable of England. Knighted 1321. This Humphrey, and his first cousin, Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March, were the two principal lords of the Welsh border. Many American Boones also descend from Mortimer. MERION IN THE WELSH TRACT by Thomas A. Glenn, p. 79; MAGNA CHARTA BARONS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS AND WELSH SETTLEMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA by Charles H. Browning; Royal Families of England, Scotland and Wales, by John Burke, Vol. 1, preface page XXXi, and Pedigree LII, and Vol 2, pedigrees XIII and XLVII (Ed. 1851); Edward and Eleanor Foulke by E. R. Booth DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, Vol. 39, p. 130 The House of Mortimer was thus connected with the ducal Norman House, and with the great family which attained later the earldom of Hereford, while its kinship with the lords of the House of Warren, Earls of Surry after the Norman Conquest, was even more direct. DeBohun (Boone) Chapter V - Humphrey VIII de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and 3rd Earl of Essex, 1276-1322, Const. of England, in 1301 was one of the Barons who addressed the letter of protest to the Pope from the Parliament of Lincoln. In 1302 he married Elizabeth, dau. of Edward I and widow of John, Earl of Holland, and on the occasion made surrender of all his lands and titles, receiving them back entail. In 1308 he was sent north in the company of the Earl of Gloucester to oppose Robert Bruce. The next year he joined other barons in the letter of remonstrance to the Pope. In 1310 he was one of the 21 ordainers appointed on 20 March to reform the Goverment and the King's household. The ordinances which they presented were finally accepted October 1311. In the war with Scotland he was taken prisoner. Gloucester was slain. He was the Executor for the wife of Robert Bruce, who had long been captive in England. He was exchanged for her following his imprisonment. He held his office under Edward II but joined the barons in their armed protest against Piers Gaveston, the King's favorite. After Gaventon's death, Hereford as Humphrey VIII was generally called) was again prominent in the King's service until the rise of new foreign favorites of the king. After several years of opposition in 1321 he appeared with troops in London in revolt against the Dispensers, who were forthwith banished. In October of that year, Edward took the field in attack upon Bohun and other rebellious lords and Bohun was killed at Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, 16 March 1322. He was buried in the Church of the Friars Preachers, of York. Bohun and Roger Mortimer, the principal lords on the Welsh border prepared to attack Hugh le Dispenser who held Glamorgan in the autumn of 1320. Early the next year the king issued writs forbidding unlawful assemblies and a parliment was summoned to meet at Westminster on 15th July 1321. Bohun appeared in London at the head of an armed force and took the lead in denouncing the favorites who were sentenced to forfeiture and exile. But on 2 October the King appeared on the field and with unwonted vigor, attacked his enemies in detail. They were driven north and at the battle of Boroughbridge were totally defeated. Hereford was among the slain. By his wife, Elizabeth Humphrey VIII he had eight sons and 4 daughters. Succeeded by his 2nd son John, who was dying in 1335, was followed by his brother, Humphrey IX, as the 6th Earl. In 1361 Humphrey X, Earl of Northampton succeeded him, being the son of William de Bohun, another son of the Earl of Hereford. SURNAME: Also shown as Alice

      Humphrey (VII) in Wikpedia and Humphrey (VIII), the eigth Humprey in the Medieval Lands Project (counts "Humprey with the Beard" as [I]. - dvmansur, 4 July 2018

      From Wikpedia, "Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford" (see link in Sources):
      Humphrey (VII) de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford (1276 – 16 March 1322) was a member of a powerful Anglo-Norman family of the Welsh Marches and was one of the Ordainers who opposed Edward II's excesses. Humphrey de Bohun's birth year is uncertain although several contemporary sources indicate that it was 1276. His father was Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford and his mother was Maud de Fiennes, daughter of Enguerrand II de Fiennes, chevalier, seigneur of Fiennes. He was born at Pleshey Castle, Essex.

      Humphrey succeeded his father as Earl of Hereford and Earl of Essex, and Constable of England (later called Lord High Constable). Humphrey held the title of Bearer of the Swan Badge, a heraldic device passed down in the Bohun family. This device did not appear on their coat of arms, (az, a bend ar cotised or, between 6 lioncels or) nor their crest (gu, doubled erm, a lion gardant crowned), but it does appear on Humphrey's personal seal.

      His marriage to Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (Elizabeth Plantagenet), daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile, on 14 November 1302, at Westminster gained him the lands of Berkshire. Elizabeth had an unknown number of children, probably ten, by Humphrey de Bohun.

      Until the earl's death the boys of the family, and possibly the girls, were given a classical education under the tutelage of a Sicilian Greek, Master "Digines" (Diogenes), who may have been Humphrey de Bohun's boyhood tutor.[citation needed] He was evidently well-educated, a book collector and scholar, interests his son Humphrey and daughter Margaret (Courtenay) inherited.

      Mary or Margaret (the first-born Margaret) and the first-born Humphrey were lost in infancy and are buried in the same sarcophagus in Westminster Abbey. Since fraternal twins were known in the Castilian royal family of Elizabeth Bohun, who gave birth to a pair who lived to manhood, Mary (Margaret?) and Humphrey, see next names, may have been twins, but that is uncertain. The name of a possible lost third child, if any, is unknown—and unlikely.

      Hugh de Bohun? This name appears only in one medieval source, which gives Bohun names (see Flores Historiarum) and was a probably a copyist's error for "Humphrey". Hugh was never used by the main branch of the Bohuns in England.[4] Date unknown, but after 1302, since she and Humphrey did not marry until late in 1302.

      Eleanor de Bohun (17 October 1304 – 1363),[5] married James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde and Thomas Dagworth, 1st Baron Dagworth.

      Humphrey de Bohun (birth and death dates unknown. Buried in Westminster Abbey with Mary or Margaret) Infant.

      Mary or Margaret de Bohun (birth and death dates unknown. Buried in Westminster Abbey with Humphrey) Infant.

      John de Bohun, 5th Earl of Hereford (About 1307 – 1336)

      Humphrey de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford (About 1309 to 1311 – 1361).

      Margaret de Bohun (3 April 1311 – 16 December 1391), married Hugh Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon. Gave birth to about 16 to 18 children (including an Archbishop, a sea commander and pirate, and more than one Knight of the Garter) and died at the age of eighty.

      William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton (About 1310-1312 –1360). Twin of Edward. Married Elizabeth de Badlesmere, daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare, by whom he had issue.

      Edward de Bohun (About 1310-1312 –1334). Twin of William. Married Margaret, daughter of William de Ros, 2nd Baron de Ros, but they had no children. He served in his ailing elder brother's stead as Constable of England. He was a close friend of young Edward III, and died a heroic death attempting to rescue a drowning man-at-arms from a Scottish river while on campaign.

      Eneas de Bohun, (Birth date unknown, died after 1322, when he's mentioned in his father's will). Nothing known of him.

      Isabel de Bohun (b. ? May 1316). Elizabeth died in childbirth, and this child died on that day or very soon after. Buried with her mother in Waltham Abbey, Essex.

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index.
      Humphrey de Bohun VIII; Male; Death: 16 MAR 1321; Father: Humphrey de Bohun; Mother: Maud de Fiennes; Spouse: Elizabeth PRINCESS OF ENGLAND Plantagenet; Marriage: About 1310 Hereford, Hereford, England; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 27 Nov 2004