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Eleanor de Bohun
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1304
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire, England
Death: Oct. 7, 1363

Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormond was an English noblewoman born in Knaresborough Castle to Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Elizabeth daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile. After the deaths of her parents, she was placed in the care of her aunt Mary Plantagenet and brought up at Amesbury Priory alongside various cousins including Joan Gaveston, Isabel of Lancaster and Joan de Monthermer. Edward II of England gave the priory a generous allowance of 100 marks annually for the upkeep of Eleanor and her younger cousin, Joan Gaveston.
Eleanor was married twice; first in 1327 to James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond, (son of Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick and Lady Joan FitzGerald) who died in 1337 and secondly, six years later in 1343, to Thomas de Dagworth, Lord Dagworth who was killed in an ambush in Brittany in 1352.
By her first marriage, Eleanor was an ancestress of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr, Queen consorts of King Henry VIII of England. Other descendants include the dukes of Beaufort, Newcastle, Norfolk, earls of Ormond, Desmond, Shrewsbury, Dorset, Rochester, Sandwich, Arundel, and Stafford
Eleanor and James's children
John Butler (born 6 November 1330, died young)
Petronilla Butler, Baroness Talbot (died 1387) who married Gilbert Talbot, 3rd Baron Talbot (Ancestors of Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the USA).
James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond (4 October 1331 18 October 1382) who married Elizabeth Darcy
Eleanor and Thomas's children:
Thomasine Dagworth, (born ca. 1344 20 July 1409) married (1) John De Dagworth (2) William, 4th Baron Furnival
Nicholas Dagworth (died January, 1401). Rebuilt Blickling Hall, later home of the Boleyn family. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Humphrey de Bohun (1276 - 1322)
  Elizabeth Plantagenet (1282 - 1316)
 
 Spouse:
  James Butler (1305 - 1338)
 
 Children:
  James Butler (1331 - 1382)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary de Bohun*
  Humphrey de Bohun*
  Margaret De Bohun (1302 - 1304)*
  Eleanor de Bohun (1304 - 1363)
  John de Bohun (1306 - 1336)*
  Humphrey De Bohun (1309 - 1361)*
  William De Bohun (1312 - 1360)*
  Isabel de Bohun (1316 - 1316)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Mad
Record added: Dec 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102731221
 


- B. Sue Hartshorn
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014

- Kate Cuneo
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
Eleanor is my 23rd great grandmother according to my research. rmhorton74@yahoo.com
- Rebecca Horton
 Added: Apr. 27, 2014
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