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Humphrey de Bohun

Male Bef 1114 - Bef 1165  (< 51 years)


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  • Name Humphrey de Bohun  [1, 2
    Born Bef 1114  of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 29 Sep 1165  [3, 4
    Person ID I8404  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Humphrey de Bohun,   b. of Bishopstrowe, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1129 
    Mother Maud of Salisbury,   d. 1146 
    Family ID F2947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret of Hereford,   d. Bef 29 Sep 1197 
    Children 
    +1. Humphrey de Bohun,   b. Bef 1144, of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1181  (Age > 37 years)
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In 1130 Humphrey (II) de Bohun still owed relief for his father's land, plus 400 marks for the purchase of a royal stewardship. As steward he witnessed charters of Henry I towards the end of his reign, and also King Stephen's Oxford charter of liberties in 1136. However, he deserted to the Empress Matilda on her arrival in England in 1139 and successfully defended his castle at Trowbridge against the king. In 1144 he received from the empress confirmation of his lands and of his 'stewardship in England and Normandy', with a grant of other estates. He was loyal to the Angevins in the civil war, witnessing as steward both for the empress in the 1140s and for Henry II, before and after his accession as king, between 1153 and 1157. However, during the year 1158 he was deprived of former royal demesne which he was holding in Wiltshire. None of the royal charters he attested can with certainty be dated to 1158 or later, and it may be that he fell out of the king's favour. On the other hand he was present at the promulgation of the constitutions of Clarendon in January 1164. He was dead by Michaelmas 1165, when his son Humphrey (III) de Bohun owed 300 marks as relief." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).