Earl Humphrey De BOHUN, II
- Born: Abt 1100, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
- Married (1): Abt 1087-1100, , , England
- Married (2): Abt 1119
- Died: Abt 1129
Other names for Humphrey were "The Great" and "The Magnificent".
Ancestral File Number: 99T1-20. User ID: 151277824.
Earl, "The Great", "The Magnificent"
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol II, p121, Bohun: "Name of an English family with lands on the Welsh marches, prominent in the 13th and 14th centuries. Arriving from Normandy in the 11th century, the family prospered during the 12th whena member held the office of constable. Henry (died 1220) was created Earl of Hereford in 1200, and later various other members of the family acquired the Earldoms of Essex and Northampton. Hemphrey Bohum (died 1373) held all three earldoms conjointly, but his death without male issue ended his line."
The sources for this branch of the Bohons, earls of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton, are all English. The name Bohon was changed to Boun, Boon, Bowne, etc. It was later considered to signify master or boss. Humfridus, Onfroi, and Honfroy are translated as Humphrey. The frequent repetition of the first name Humphrey causes a lot of confusion. The English begin their line with the first Humphrey born in Great Britain, who is our Humphrey II. Humphrey II, known as Humphrey the Magnificent or Humphrey the Great, benefitted from the favor of King William Rufus (son of William the Conqueror). His signature is on a number of papers of Henry I. Thus we can follow him around England (1103-1109), then in Normandy at Avranches (1113) and Rouen (1119), then in England (1121), back to Rouen (1125), and back to England (1128). Humphrey II gave the church of Bishop Street in Salisbury (Wiltshire) to the Lewes Abbey (next to Newhaven) and the church of Cheleworth to the St. Dennis priory (Southampton). He was a witness at the founding of Savigney Abbey by Ralph de Fougeres. Humphrey married Maud (Mathilda or Mahaut, who died 1142), daughter of Edward de Salisbury, between 1087 and 1100. The dowry gave him important estates in the Wiltshire area and the barony of Trowbridge. This was the first of a series of marriages which benefitted the Bohons. They had a daughter, Maud, and a son, Humphrey III. Humphrey II died around 1129. Edward de Salisbury or Saresbury, lord of Chittern (Wiltshire), is often considered like a son of William d'Evreux, earl of Rosmare or Roumare and companion of William the Conqueror. He possessed very important lands at Salisbury and other areas. He wore the banner of Henry I at the Battle of Bremule where he fought against King Louis VI of France (20 August 1119). Besides his daughter Maud, he had a son, Walter (died 1147). Edward died 1130. [Source: http://www.rand.org/personal/Genea/bohon.html]
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 99T1-1S Matilda EWRUS Born Abt 1093 Salisbury Wiltshire Enland Mar Abt 1119 Humphrey De BOHUN 99T1-20.
Humphrey married Maud De EVREUX, daughter of Edward Evreux De SALISBURY and Mrs Maud FITZ HUBERT, about 1087-1100 in , , England. (Maud De EVREUX was born about 1100 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England and died in 1142.)
Humphrey also married Matilda EWRUS, daughter of Sheriff Edward SALISBURY and Maud FITZ HUBERT, about 1119. (Matilda EWRUS was born about 1093 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.)