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Humphrey VIII Earl Hereford, 20th Great-Grandfather

June 5, 2016 , , , , ,

effigy and grave

effigy and grave

My 20th great grandfather was born  c. 1276, at Pleshey Castle, Essex, England
He died on Mar. 16, 1322, in the battle of Boroughbridge, in Yorkshire, England.  He is buried at Friars Preachers Church, York, Yorkshire, England.

4th Earl of Hereford. Born the son of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford and Maud de Fiennes at Pleshy Castle in Essex. In November 1302 he married King Edward I’s daughter, Elizabeth Plantagenet, with whom he had at least eleven children. He held the office of Lord High Constable. He took part in the king’s Scottish campaigns in the early 1300s. After the flight of Robert Bruce, de Bohun received many of Bruce’s confiscated properties. At the battle of Bannockburn in 1314, he charged the Bruce, and his nephew Henry de Bohun was killed, but he was taken and held for ransom. He was eventually exchanged for Bruce’s wife and daughter. He numbered among the peers who opposed Edward II’s excesses and banished the royal favorite, Piers Gaveston. In 1316 he successfully led the suppression of the revolt of Llywelyn Bren. By 1322, however, he fell in with Lancaster’s rebellion against Edward II, and as the rebels approached Boroughbridge in Yorkshire, de Bohun led an attempt to storm the bridge held by royal pike men. The Earl, however, was run through by pike men secreted beneath the bridge and died in the field, his gruesome death breaking the advance, and spelling failure for the rebels. (bio by: Iola)

Humphrey VIII Earl Hereford amp DeBohun (1276 – 1322)
20th great-grandfather
William Earl of Northampton De Bohun (1312 – 1360)
son of Humphrey VIII Earl Hereford amp DeBohun
Lady Elizabeth Countess Arundel Countess DeBohun (1350 – 1385)
daughter of William Earl of Northampton De Bohun
Elizabeth Duchess Norfolk Fitzalan (1366 – 1425)
daughter of Lady Elizabeth Countess Arundel Countess DeBohun
Lady Joan De Goushill Baroness Stanley (1402 – 1459)
daughter of Elizabeth Duchess Norfolk Fitzalan
Countess Elizabeth Sefton Stanley (1429 – 1459)
daughter of Lady Joan De Goushill Baroness Stanley
Thomas Sir 8th Earl of Sefton Molyneux (1445 – 1483)
son of Countess Elizabeth Sefton Stanley
Lawrence Castellan of Liverpool Mollenaux (1490 – 1550)
son of Thomas Sir 8th Earl of Sefton Molyneux
John Mollenax (1542 – 1583)
son of Lawrence Castellan of Liverpool Mollenaux
Mary Mollenax (1559 – 1598)
daughter of John Mollenax
Gabriell Francis Holland (1596 – 1660)
son of Mary Mollenax
John Holland (1628 – 1710)
son of Gabriell Francis Holland
Mary Elizabeth Holland (1620 – 1681)
daughter of John Holland
Richard Dearden (1645 – 1747)
son of Mary Elizabeth Holland
George Dearden (1705 – 1749)
son of Richard Dearden
George Darden (1734 – 1807)
son of George Dearden
David Darden (1770 – 1820)
son of George Darden
Minerva Truly Darden (1806 – 1837)
daughter of David Darden
Sarah E Hughes (1829 – 1911)
daughter of Minerva Truly Darden
Lucinda Jane Armer (1847 – 1939)
daughter of Sarah E Hughes
George Harvey Taylor (1884 – 1941)
son of Lucinda Jane Armer
Ruby Lee Taylor (1922 – 2008)
daughter of George Harvey Taylor
Pamela Morse

Name: HUMPHREY VIII de Bohn
Given Name: HUMPHREY VIII de
Surname: Bohn
Suffix: Earl Of Hereford & Essex

Birth: 1275-1276 in Pleshey Castle, Essex, England
Death: 16 Mar 1321-1322 in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, Eng
Burial: Aft 16 Mar 1321-1322 Friars Preachers Church, York, Yorkshire, England 1 1
Event: Alt. Birth 1275 Pleshey Castle, Essex, England
Event: Alt. Death 16 Mar 1321-1322 Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, England
Event: Killed Try To Force Boroughbridge, Yorkshire Death

Humphrey de Bohun VIII, born c1276, slain at Boroughbridge 16 Mar 1321/2,Earl of Hereford and Essex, Lord High Constable of England; married 14Nov 1302, Elizabeth Plantagenet, born Aug 1282, died 5 May 1316, daughterof King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile. [Magna Charta Sureties]

Humphrey de Bohun,Earl of Hereford, Earl of Essex, and Lord HighConstable. In the 30th Edward I[1302-3], this nobleman gave and granted unto the king, by a formal conversance, the inheritances of al his landsand lordships, as also of his earldoms of Hereford and Essex, and the constableship of England, which, upon his marriage with Elizabeth Plantagenet, widow of John, Earl of Holland, and dau. of the king, were regranted to him and entailed upon his issue lawfully begotten by thatlady; in default thereof, and from and after the death of himself and wife, then the lordship of Plessets and certain other lordships in Essexand elsewhere, together with the constableship, should remain wholly tothe king and his heirs forever.

In the 34th of the same reign he had a grant similarly entailed of the whole territory of Annandale, in Scotland. After this his lordship was in the wars of Scotland and was taken prisoner in the 7th Edward II(1313-14), at the disastrous battle (to the English) of Stryvelin. But he was exchanged for the wife of Robert Bruce, who had long been captive in England. From this period we find him constantly engaged in the service of the crown until the14th year of the king’s reign [1321-22], when Edward learning that the earl was raising forces in the marches of Wales against Hugh de Spencer the younger, sent him a peremptory command to forbear, which his lordship not only refused obeying but forthwith joined Thomas,Earl of Lancaster, in the great insurrection then incited by that nobleman for the redress of certain grievances and the banishment of the Spencers.In his proceeding, however, he eventually lost his life, being run through the body by a soldier at the battle of Boroughbridge, in Yorkshire, where his party received so signal a defeat on 16 March, 1321.
The earl had issue five surviving sons and two surviving daus., viz.,John, Humphrey, Edward, William, Humphrey, Alianore, and Margaret. The earl was s. by his eldest son, Sir John de Bohun, K.B. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke’s Peerage, London, 1883, p.57, Bohun, Earls of Hereford, Earls of Essex, Earls of Northampton, and High Constables of England]

21st century The moat, all that remains of Pleshey Castle

21st century
The moat, all that remains of Pleshey Castle

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That is quite an amazing and adventurous history of Humphrey de Bohun VIII. Wow.

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