Eleanor BOHUN 1
- Born: Abt 1240, Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales
- Married (2): Abt 1297, , , Scotland
- Died: 20 Feb 1313-1314
- Buried: Abbey, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Another name for Eleanor was Alianor.
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Robert the Bruce King of Scots, Ronald McNair Scott, Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc, New York, 1982.
p38: "...and by May 1297 the whole of Scotland, outside Lothian, was in revolt led by two outstanding men: Andrew Moray and William Wallace...
"...Men flocked to Wallace's banner and with a growing force he turned eastward to where the chief justice was holding his courts at Scone. On the way there he was joined by that stormy petrel, Sir William Douglas, late commander of the castle at Berwick, with a body of mounted men. Leaving the foot soldiers to follow, Wallace and Sir William, with all the horsemen of the party, galloped ahead in the hope of surprising the chief justice at his sessions. But in the nick of time he was warned of their approach and fled in the clothes he stood up in, relinquishing to his attackers a rich haul of booty.
"The gesture of Sir William was typical of the man. Crusader, warrior, egoist, he had gone his own way throughout his life with very little regard for anyone else. He had flouted the guardians of the interregnum and insulted the authority of King Edward by abducting and forcibly marrying Eleanor de Ferrers, an English widow, while she was staying with relatives in Scotland.
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Eleanor married Robert FERRERS, son of Earl William De Ferrers DERBY and Margaret De QUINCY. (Robert FERRERS was born in 1239 in Derby, Lincolnshire, England, died in 1278-1279 and was buried in Priory, St Thomas, Stafford, , England.)
Eleanor also married Sir William DOUGLAS, son of Andrew DOUGLAS, about 1297 in , , Scotland. (Sir William DOUGLAS was born about 1240-1250 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland and died about 1300 in , , Scotland.)