- Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford
Earl of Herefordand Hereditary Constable of Englandfrom 1199 to 1220.
He was the son of
Humphrey de Bohunand Princess Margaret, daughter of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, a son of David I of Scotland. His paternal grandmother was Margaret, daughter of Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Herefordand Constable of England. Bohun's half-sister was Constance, Duchess of Brittany.
The male line of Miles of Gloucester having failed, on the accession of King
John of England, Bohun was created Earl of Hereford and Constable of England (1199).
Henry de Bohun was one of the 25 sureties of the
Magna Cartain 1215, and was subsequently excommunicated by the Pope.
Marriage & children
He married Maud of Essex, daughter of
Geoffrey Fitzpeter, 1st Earl of Essex. Their children were:
Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford
Maud de Bohun, married Henry d'Oillyof Hook Norton, Oxfordshire.
He was also a supporter of King
Louis VIII of Franceand was captured at the Battle of Lincolnin 1217.
He died whilst on pilgrimage to the
Holy Land. He was succeeded by his son Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Herefordin 1220.
*"Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700" by Frederick Lewis Weis; Line 84-26
*Cokayne, G. (ed. by V. Gibbs). "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom". London:1887-1896, H-457-459
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