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Humphrey "the Great" Bohun seigneur de Bohon
(Abt 1057-Abt 1129)
Matilda de Salisbury
Mile de Pîtres 1st Earl of Hereford, and Constable of England
(Abt 1092-1143)
Sibyl de Neufmarché
(Abt 1090-After 1143)
Humphrey de Bohun Constable of England
Margaret of Hereford

Humphrey de Bohun Constable of England
(Abt 1144-1182)


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Margaret de Huntingdon Princess of Scotland

Humphrey de Bohun Constable of England

  • Born: Abt 1144, England
  • Marriage: Margaret de Huntingdon Princess of Scotland in 1175 in England 141,160,530
  • Died: 1182, England about age 38 160,530
  • Buried: Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester, England

bullet  General Notes:

Emperor Charlemgne's Descendants, Vol. III, p. 109 530

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 97:26, 193:5-6, son of Humphrey de Bohun III and Margaret of Hereford, this Humphrey married Margaret of Huntingdon in 1175. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 176
According the the chronicle of Lanthony, Humphrey IV was earl of Hereford and constable of England. But he died before his father, probably in 1182 in France while serving Henry the younger, so he never had the titles.

Humphrey was married to Margaret of Scotland (who died 1201), daughter of Henry, earl of Huntington, and sister of King William the Lion of Scotland, and widow of Conan le Petit, earl of Brittany and Richmond (who died 1171).

After Humphrey's death, his widow confirmed the gift of a marketplace to the priory of Bradenstoke that he had specified in his will.

~Les Seigneurs de Bohon by Jean LeMelletier *

* The site that I found this on often disappears.

• Background Information. 141
Henry de Bohun
, hereditary Constable of England, was son and heir of Humphrey de Bohun, who was also hereditary Constable of England. His mother was Margaret, widow of Conan (le Petit), the Duc de Bretagne and Earl of Richmond. Margaret was the daughter of Prince Henry of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon, by Ada, daughter of William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey. He was therefore the nephew to William, the Lion, King of Scotland. Henry was the grandson of another Humphrey de Bohun by Margaret, eldest daughter and eventually coheir of Miles (of Gloucester), Earl of Hereford and Constable of England. Having inherited through his aforesaid grandmother the principal estates of the former earls, he was created, 28 April 1200, by charter dated at Porchester, Earl of Hereford. After the coronation he was sent (1200) with the Bishop of Durham and the Earl of Norfolk to conduct his Uncle William, King of Scotland, to do homage at Lincoln.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Hereford), Vol. VI, pp. 457-459

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Humphry IV de Bohun.
A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names "dominus Humfridus quartus de Bohun, comes Herefordiæ et constabularius Angliæ" as son of "dominum Hunfredum de Bohun tertium" and his wife "Margeriam" [Dugdale Monasticon VI, Lanthony Abbey, Gloucestershire, II, Fundatorum progenies, p. 134]. He succeeded his father as Lord of Trowbridge, Wiltshire. The 1164/65 Pipe Roll records "Hunfr de Bohu" owing ".ccc. m p Releuio terre patris sui" in Wiltshire, which implies that Humphrey senior had recently died [Pipe Roll 11 Hen II (1164/65), p. 57]. A manuscript in Aske's collections names "Milo…Erle of Herforde, Lord of Bricone and of all the Forest of Done, and also Constable of England…Ladi Margaret the furst begotton daughter of the said Milo…married to Humfre of Bohun the third…Humfre of Bohum the iiiith sonne and heire of the foresaid Margaret…" among those buried at Lanthony Priory [Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. I (1834), XX, p. 169].

Humphrey married Margaret de Huntingdon Princess of Scotland, daughter of Henry mac Crínán Earl of Huntington and Ada de Warenne, in 1175 in England 141,160.,530 (Margaret de Huntingdon Princess of Scotland was born after 1144 in Scotland and died in 1201 in England 530.)


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