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Humphrey de Bohun
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Birth: 1249
Essex, England
Death: Dec. 31, 1298
Pleshey
Essex, England

7th Erl of Hereford, 8th Earl of Essex. Baron of Pleshy, Essex. Baron of Kingston, Herefordshire. Hereditary Constable of England and Deputy of England.

Son and heir of Sir Humphrey de Bohun V and Eleanor de Brewes. Grandson of Sir Humphrey de Bohun and Maud de Eu, William de Brewes and Eve Marsha, daughter of William Marshall, 4th Earl of Pembroke and regent to King Henry III.

Husband of Maud de Fiennes, daughter of Ingram de Fiennes and Isabelle Conde, daughter of Jacques, married 1275. They had one son, Sir Humphrey, Earl of Hereford and Essex, who would marry Elizabeth of England, the daughter of Edward I, King of England, and widow of John Holand.

Humphrey was an heir to his grandfather as his father died in 1265, a prisoner at Beeston Castle. He was granted seisin of his mother's lands at aged 16 (including one quarter of one third of the barony of Miles Gloucester, the lordships and manors of Hay, Huntingdon, Haverford and Brecknock) but the lands were overseen by the king until 1270. Humphrey was not able to take possession of Brecon and the lordship of Clare from the Welsh until 1276.

Humphrey was known for his fierce defense of his lands, and the close relationship he had with his local folk. He was active in the Welsh wars, the opposition to King Edward over the 1297 Charters of the Magna Carta, and spent most his career recapturing Marcher lands from Llywelyn Gruffydd. He was opposed to other Marcher lords, Gilbert de Clare, the Earl of Gloucester, and Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. Edward I interfered when the conflicts threatened civil war, and the wars were turned towards Scotland with their defeat at Stirling Bridge.

Humphrey died at Pleshey Castle, and was buried alongside his wife who had pre-deceased him.

See his grandfather's memorial for a complete listing of the Humphrey de Bohuns. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Humphrey de Bohun (1225 - 1265)
  Eleanor De Braose De Bohun (1228 - 1251)
 
 Spouse:
  Maude de Fiennes Bohun (1250 - 1298)
 
 Children:
  Humphrey de Bohun (1276 - 1322)*
 
 Sibling:
  Alianore de Bohun Ferrers (1243 - 1314)*
  Humphrey de Bohun (1249 - 1298)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Walden Abbey
Saffron Walden
Uttlesford District
Essex, England
 
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59597889
Humphrey de Bohun
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The Bohun name ties with my surname MADDOX through the Butler, O'Carroll, Gist and McCorkle families.
- Steven A Maddox
 Added: Jun. 13, 2015

- Emily Marsh
 Added: May. 5, 2015

- Monica Hedges
 Added: Apr. 22, 2015
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