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WILLIAM DE BOHUN - Essex - 1312 -- 1360 ( Historical Ancestry )

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William De Bohun
Earl of Northampton
Born: 1312
Died: 16th September 1360

Illustrious birth, eminent abilities and undaunted prowess were qualities signally united by William De Bohun. He was the fifth son of Humphrey De Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford & Essex, Constable of England, by the Princess Elizabeth, seventh daughter of King Edward I. Having mainly assisted in the overthrow of the rebel Mortimer, and given other proofs of courage and loyalty, he was, on the occasion of conferring the Dukedom of Cornwall upon the Black Prince, in 1337, created Earl of Northampton and endowed with extensive grants for the support of that dignity. In the same year, he was appointed one of the commissioners to treat with Philip of Valois, touching the right to the French Crown, and also to negotiate a peace with David Bruce. He was one of the marshals in the third battalia of King Edward III's army, drawn up at Vironfosse in 1339, and, in the following year, bore a part in the naval victory of Sluys. In 1342, William was constituted the King's Leutenant and Captain-General in Brittany, with power to receive fealty and homage from the inhabitants on behalf of his master under his assumed title as King of France. Whilst upon that high service, he defeated the enemy at Morlaix and took the town of Roch-Dirien by assault. In 1343, he was in the expedition of the Earl of Lancaster into Scotland and was appointed Governor of Lochmaben Castle; and, in the same year, was again in Brittany. In 1346, he had the chief command of the second division of the army at the Battle of Crcy. In 1347, he is particularly mentioned by the King in his letter to the Archbishop of York, detailing the events before Calais. He was again actively employed, in 1348, beyond the sea. He was elected to the Most Noble Order of the Garter after September 1349 and succeeded to the choir stall of his nephew, Sir Hugh Courtenay, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. According to the custom upon the admission of the early knights of that order, he executed a deed of gift, dated London, 4th May following, of the advowson of Dadington to the canons of the said chapel.

The public records attest the constant employment of this earl in military and diplomatic transactions of the highest importance down to the period of his death, which happened on the 16th September 1360. His remains were interred in the Abbey of Walden (Essex), on the north side of the presbytery.

The Earl of Northampton married Elizabeth (who died in 1356), widow of Edmund, Lord Mortimer, and sister & co-heiress of Giles, Lord Badlesmere, by whom he left issue, Humphrey, heir to his dignity, and, upon the decease of the latter's uncle, also Earl of Hereford & Essex.

source:Edited from George Frederick Beltz's
"Memorials of the Most Noble Order of the Garter" (1861).

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by ALV on 2012-06-04 01:42:10

WIlliam de Bohun mentioned in this journal is a direct ancestor of my wife and is connected to the English royalty and the Stafford. I have pasted the line up to Humphrey (de) Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. See also Stafford Descent

HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, 4th Earl of Hereford, 3rd Earl of Essex and Constable of England born about 1276; died 16 Mar 1322 Battle of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, England; married ELIZABETH (PLANTAGENET) of Rhuddlan, Princess of England (born 7 Aug 1282 Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire, Wales; died 5 May 1316 Quendon, Essex) 14 Nov 1302 Westminster, London, England

Only known children:
HUGH born Sep 1303; died young
ELEANOR born 17 Oct 1304; married:
1. JAMES BUTLER, 1st Earl of Ormonde
2. THOMAS DAGWORTH, 1st Baron Dagworth
HUMPHREY died young
MARY (MARGARET) died young
JOHN 23 Nov 1306; 5th Earl of Hereford; married:
HUMPHREY born 6 Dec 1309
AGNES born 6 Dec 1309; married ROBERT De FERRERS, 2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley
MARGARET born 3 Apr 1311; married HUGH COURTENAY, 2nd Earl of Devon
EDWARD twin of William; married MARGARET De ROOS
ENEAS died young
ISABEL died at birth 5 May 1316

WILLIAM DE BOHUN, 1ST Earl of Northampton born about 1312; died 1360 England; married ELIZABETH De BADLESMERE(born 1313 Badlesmere Castle, Kent, England; died 8 Jun 1356) 1335

Only known children:
ELIZABETH died 3 Apr 1385 married RICHARD FITZ ALAN, 11th Earl of Arundel

HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex and 2nd Earl of Northampton born 1342; died 16 Jan 1373 England; married JOAN FITZ ALAN (born 1347 Arundel Castle, Sussex, England; died 7 Apr 1419) Sep 1359

MARY born 1369; died 4 Jun 1394; married HENRY (IV) of Bolingbroke, King of England

ELEANOR De BOHUN born about 1366 England; died 3 Oct 1399 Barking Abbey, London, England; married THOMAS (PLANTAGENET) of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester and Duke of Aumale (born 7 Jan 1355 Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England; died 8 Sep 1397 Calais, France) 1376 England

HUMPHREY Earl of Buckingham

ANNE (PLANTAGENET) of Gloucester born 30 April 1383 England; died 16 Oct 1438: married:

1. THOMAS STAFFORD, Earl Stafford (born 1368 Stafford, Staffordshire, England; died 4 July 1392 England) 1390

2. EDMUND STAFFORD, Earl Stafford (born 2 Mar 1378 Stafford, Staffordshire, England; died 22 July 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England) 28 June 1398, England

Known children:
HUMPHREY, Duke of Buckingham born about 1400; died 10 July 1460; married ANNA NEVILLE
ANNE born about 1410; died 20 September 1432; married:
2. JOHN, Duke of Exeter
PHILLIPPA born about 1403; died young

3. WILLIAM BOURCHIER, Count of Eu (born 1386; died 28 May 1420)

Known children:
HENRY Earl of Essex; married ISABEL of Cambridge (ISABEL of York)
ELEANOR married JOHN MOWBRAY, Duke of Norfolk
WILLIAM Baron FitzWarin
THOMAS Archbishop of Canterbury
JOHN Baron Berners; married MARJORIE BERNERS

by edmondsallan on 2012-06-04 18:12:14

great , well done regards allan edmonds

by ALV on 2012-06-22 05:11:30

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