Humphrey "with a Beard" de Bohun

Male Abt 1056 - Abt 1113  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name Humphrey "with a Beard" de Bohun 
    • Founder of the English family de Bohun, as he held the manor of Bohun/Bohon in Normandy, on the Cotentin Peninsula between Coutances and the estuary of the Vire. Although he was the first Humphrey de Bohun ("Boon"), his son Humphrey has traditionally been called Humphrey I.
    • Also referred to as Humphrey "the Old".
    Born Abt 1056 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1113 
    Person ID I7210  adkinshorton
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Father Henry de Bohun,   b. Abt 1030,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret D'EU,   b. Abt 1032,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F25900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Billeheude de St. Sauveur,   b. Abt 1045,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Robert de Bohun,   d. Bef 1113
     2. Richard de Meri sire de Bohun,   b. 1070,   d. 1113  (Age 43 years)
    +3. Humphrey I 'the Great' de Bohun,   b. Abt 1080,   d. Abt 1123  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Family ID F25899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Humphrey (Honfroi) de Bohun I is said to have been a kinsman and a companion in arms of William the Conqueror. He was styled as "Humphrey with the Beard." He was in possession of the lordship of Taterford in Norfolk. This family originated from Bohon in the arrondissement of St. Lo in the Cotentin, Normandy, where there still exists St. Andre and St. Georges de Bohon. The mound of the old castle is still visible. Humphrey is reported in the chronicles of Wace as the companion of the Conqueror at Senlac. He is reputed to have been a near kinsman of Duke William, but how or in what degree is unknown. The fact remains that the witnesses to the Benedictine priory at St George's in 1092, were all members of King William's immediate family or branches thereof. Humphrey was married three times, the names of his wives being unknown. He died prior to 1113, leaving three sons.
    • Dominus Humfredus de Bohun, cum barba, qui prius venit cum Willielmo Conquestore in Angliam de Normannia, cognatus dicti Conquestoris... ("Lord Humphrey de Bohun, with the beard, who first came with William the Conqueror to England from Normandy, a relative of the said Conqueror"). – Humphrey being called "with a beard" was first recorded in a chronicle of Llanthony Prima, edited by William Dugdale in the Monasticono Anglicanum (VI. 134)

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