Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford


Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford

Humphrey de Bohun (1208 or bef. 1208 – Warwickshire, September 24, 1275) was 2nd Earl of Hereford and 1st Earl of Essex, as well as Constable of England. He was the son of Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford and Maud of Essex.

Career

He was one of the nine godfathers of Prince Edward, later to be Edward I of England.

After returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he was one of the writers of the Provisions of Oxford in 1258.

Marriage and children

He married c. 1236 Mahaut or Maud de Lusignan (c. 1210 – August 14, 1241, buried at Llanthony, Gloucester), daughter of Raoul I of Lusignan, Comte d'Eu by marriage, and second wife Alix d'Eu, 8th Comtesse d'Eu and 4th Lady of Hastings, and had issue. Their children were:
#Humphrey de Bohun, predeceased his father in 1265.
#Alice de Bohun, married Roger V de Toeni
#Maud de Bohun, married (1) Anselm Marshal, 6th Earl of Pembroke; (2) Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester

Death & burial

He died in 1275 and was buried at Llanthony Secunda, Gloucester.

Sources

* Complete Peerage


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