Humphrey VIII de Bohun 4th Earl of Hereford & 3rd Earl of Essex
(Abt 1276-1322)
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, Princess of England
Bartholomew de Badlesmere of Badlesmere & Chilham Castle, Kent
(Abt 1275-1322)
Margaret de Clare
(Abt 1287-Between 1333/1334)
Sir William de Bohun K.G., 1st Earl of Northampton
(Abt 1311-1360)
Elizabeth de Badlesmere
(Abt 1313-1356)
Humphrey de Bohun 7th Earl of Hereford, Earl of Essex & Northampton


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1. Joan FitzAlan

Humphrey de Bohun 7th Earl of Hereford, Earl of Essex & Northampton 1 2

  • Born: 1342
  • Marriage (1): Joan FitzAlan
  • Died: 16 Jan 1373 at age 31
  • Buried: Walden Abbey, Essex, England

  Research Notes:

7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex and 2nd Earl of Northampton.

From Wikipedia - Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford :

Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex and 2nd Earl of Northampton (1342 - 16 January 1373 ) was an important medieval English noble during the reign of King Edward III of England .

He was the son of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton , and Elizabeth de Badlesmere . His paternal grandparents were Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Elizabeth of Rhuddlan , daughter of King Edward I . His maternal grandparents were Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare . He was the last of this de Bohun line, but his titles should have been passed to his successor who was his second cousin.

On his death, 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 . His 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 , whom he married after 9 September 1359.

These estates went to the husbands of the daughters of Humphrey even though there was a male heir alive in Hereford until 1381 - his name is Gilbert de Bohun - who married Margaret Wastney, great-granddaughter of Robert Fitzrobert, and they had a daughter called Joan who married Walter Weaver in 1362 and had male issue.

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

Humphrey married Joan FitzAlan, daughter of Sir Richard "Copped Hat" FitzAlan 10th Earl of Arundel and Warenne and Eleanor of Lancaster. (Joan FitzAlan was born about 1348, died on 17 Apr 1419 and was buried in Walden Abbey, Essex, England.)


1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), Line 97-33.

2, Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford.

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