Sir Humphrey de Bohun Knight, Earl of Hereford and Essex
- Born: Abt 1220-1231, Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England
- Marriage: Eleanor de Braose 141,160,530
- Died: 27 Oct 1265, Beeston Castle, Cheshire, England about age 45 141,160,530
- Buried: 1265, Combermere Abbey, Combermere, Cheshire, England 141
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition 68:29. 97:29 160
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, (Derby, p. 202), identifies him as Eleanor's parent. He was the only important marcher lord who fought with Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, at the Battle of Lewes and was captured and imprisoned at Beeston castle in Cheshire, where he died. 141
~Richardson's Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 188 599
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Humphrey de Bohun, son and heir of Humphrey by his 1st wife, Maud de Lusignan, had a grant in 1254, as eldest son of "Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex," of 80 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the King could provide for him in lands of that yearly value. In 1257, he was among those who assisted his father to keep the marches between Montgomery and the land of the Earl of Gloucester, and in 1263 was ordered to join his father at Hereford to defend the lands and fortify the castles on the marches against Llywellyn. He joined the Barons against the King, and on 23 Jul 1264 had the custody of the Castle of Winchester, which he was ordered to surrender 3 Jun 1265. He had also (15 Sep 1264) the Island and Castle of Lundy, and (17 Nov 1264) the manor of Havering, Essex. He fought at the Battle of Evesham, 4 Aug 1265, where he was taken prisoner.
He married, 1st, Eleanor, daughter and coheir of William de Briouze (de Braose), of Brecknock, &c., lord of Abergavenny, by Eve, daughter and (in her issue) coheir of William Marshal, earl of Pembroke. She was buried at the Llanthony Priory near Gloucester. He married, 2nd, Joan, eldest daughter and coheir of Robert de Quincy (youngest son of Saher de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, by Helen, daughter of Llywellyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales. He died v.p., at Beeston Castle, co. Chester, 27 October 1265, and was buried in Combermere Abbey. His widow, who had a grant 9 November 1269 of £40 yearly of lands of the manor of Walton in exchange for her dower of the manor of Kimbolton, died 25 November 1283.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Hereford), Vol. VI, pp. 462-463
Humphrey married Eleanor de Braose, daughter of William de Braose Lord Brecknock, Abergavenny. Baron of Braiose and Eve Marshall of Pembroke 141,160.,530 (Eleanor de Braose was born about 1230 in Breconshire, Wales, died before 1246 in Wales and was buried in Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester, England.)