Humphrey V (Bohun) de Bohun

Humphrey (Bohun) de Bohun (bef. 1230 - 1265)

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Sir Humphrey (Humphrey V) de Bohun formerly Bohun
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Husband of — married before 15 Feb 1248 [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 7 Oct 1264 [location unknown]
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Died in Beeston Castle, Cheshire, Englandmap
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Humphrey V (Bohun) de Bohun was a member of aristocracy in England.
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Humphrey V (Bohun) de Bohun is a member of the House of Bohun.


Humphrey de Bohun was the oldest son of Humphrey de Bohun and his first wife, Maud of Eu,[1] also called Maud de Lusignan.[2]

Marriages and Children

Humphrey married twice:


In 1254 Humphrey was given a royal grant of 80 marks a year until King Henry III could furnish him with lands of that value.[2]

In 1257 he helped his father keep the marches between Montgomery (held by the Bohuns) and Glamorgan (held by the Earl of Gloucester). In 1263 he helped his father defend his territories and castles against Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.[2]

In 1263 he joined the baronial rebellion which coalesced around Simon de Montfort. That year he and other barons were excommunicated for plundering churches. In the Battle of Lewes (14 May 1264) he was one of the chief rebel leaders.[1] That summer he is recorded as having custody of Winchester Castle (which he was ordered to surrender on 3 June 1265) and Lundy Island.[2]

Battle of Evesham, and Death

On 4 August 1265 he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Evesham, and he was subsequently held at Beeston Castle, Cheshire, where he died on 27 October 1265.[1][2] He was buried at Combermere Abbey, Cheshire.[1] His lands in Gloucestershire, Huntingdonshire and Essex, which had been forfeit to Henry III, and which had been granted by his father to him for life and then to his heirs by his second marriage to Joan de Quincy, were restored to his father on 12 November 1265.[2] His son Humphrey inherited other castles and manors.[6]

Research Notes

Estimated birth year: His birth date is uncertain, but was likely before 1230, considering his heir was born in September 1248.[3] His mother died in 1241, having borne eight children, of whom he was the eldest son[7], so he had to have been born no later than about 1234.

Disputed daughter: Some trees on the internet also show Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor de Brewes with a daughter Mary, who married Raoul (Ralph) de Toeni.[8] No documentation has been found for such a daughter.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), volume I, pp. 234-235 BOHUN 3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 G E Cokayne. Complete Peerage, revised and enlarged, Vol. VI, St Catherine Press 1926, pp. 462-463 (under HEREFORD VI).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, I:237-8 BOHUN 4.
  4. Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, II:153-155 FERRERS 4.
  5. Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, IV:250-251 VERDUN 5.
  6. Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III, No. 654, cited in Complete Peerage, revised and enlarged, Vol. VI, St Catherine Press 1926, p. 463.
  7. Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, I:228 BOHUN 2.
  8. See, for instance, this tree on Geneanet.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013 (volume I, pages 409-420; volume V, page 304). See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd edition, 2011 (Google Books). See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Cokayne, G E. The Complete Peerage, revised and enlarged:
    • Vol. IV, St Catherine Press 1916, p. 202 DERBY VI
    • Vol. VI, St Catherine Press 1926, pp. 462-463 Humphrey son of HEREFORD VI
  • Cawley, Charles. Humphrey Bohun, entry in "Medieval Lands, A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families" © by Charles Cawley, hosted by Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (FMG). See also WikiTree's source page for MedLands.
  • The History of Kington, pub. Charles Humphreys, Kington, 1845, p. 259 Google Books: "Fine passed by Humphrey de Bohun and Alyanor, his wife, ...A.D. 1242, respecting the Manors of Erdisley and Brunley (now Brilley)..."
  • Vivian, J L. The Visitations of Cornwall : comprising the Heralds' visitations of 1530, 1573, & 1620, William Pollard, 1887, p.106, book viewable at Familysearch; see also Wikitree's source page for The Visitations of Cornwall
  • Lewis, Marlyn. Sir Humphrey de Bohun, entry in "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" database (accessed 22 June 2019). See Magna Carta Project Reliable Sources, Reliable Sources with Conditions.


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Magna Carta ancestry
This profile was developed in accordance with project standards (by Michael Cayley, 6 April 2019) as part of the trail between Gateway Ancestor Mary Bourchier and Magna Carta Surety Baron Henry de Bohun, grandfather of Sir Humphrey V de Bohun. The profile was reviewed/approved for the Magna Carta Project on 22 June 2019 and the trail badged on 5 July 2019 by Liz Shifflett. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. See the project's Glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".

Trail from Mary Bourchier to Henry de Bohun

  1. Mary Bouchier is the daughter of John Bourchier
  2. John Bourchier is the son of Ralph Bourchier
  3. Ralph Bourchier is the son of James Bouchier
  4. James Bourchier is the son of John Bourchier
  5. John Bourchier is the son of Humphrey Bourchier
  6. Humphrey Bourchier is the son of John Bourchier
  7. John Bourchier is the son of Anne of Gloucester
  8. Anne of Gloucester is the daughter of Eleanor de Bohun
  9. Eleanor de Bohun is the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun
  10. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of William de Bohun
  11. William de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun
  12. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun
  13. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun
  14. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun. Already has badge (other trail)
  15. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Surety Baron Henry de Bohun. Already has MC Badge, other Trail.
  16. Henry de Bohun, Surety Baron.

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On 11 Sep 2019 at 17:35 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

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100% 5-star profile (see more at Magna Carta Project Star Profiles)

On 10 Apr 2019 at 15:31 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

Not having had any responses to my last comment, I have cut down the number of profile managers so that it is now within Wikitree guidelines. And thank you to Fontaine for removing himself. Those who have ceased to be profile managers remain on the trusted list and should still be alerted to changes to the profile through your Wikitree feed. If anyone has a particular yearning to be reinstated as a manager, please let me know.

On 4 Apr 2019 at 20:24 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

We have rather more managers for this profile than Wikitree recommends. If you would like to remain a manager, please could you either post a comment here or send me a private message, mentioning the Wikitree ID (Bohun-5) of this profile. Otherwise you will be removed as a manager but remain on the Trusted List: changes to the profile should still appear in your Wikitree activity feed, so you will still be able to keep an eye on the profile.

On 4 Apr 2019 at 13:23 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

In a series of edits I have replaced lengthy copy-and-paste text from other websites etc with factual sourced material, eliminating substantial duplication of information in the process, and generally tidied up the bio and sources..

On 3 Apr 2019 at 11:20 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I plan to do some work on this profile as part of what I am doing on the Magna Carta trail of Mary Bourchier,

On 3 May 2015 at 00:14 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

Hi everybody, just joined this list, too, cheers!

On 16 Mar 2015 at 00:51 GMT Cheryl Hammond wrote:

Hello PMs! Wanted to let you know that I'll be working on documenting Thomas Owsley's Magna Carta Trail on behalf of the Magna Carta Project. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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