3rd Earl of Hereford, 2nd Earl of Essex
d. 1298, English nobleman. He was constable of England and with Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk, led the baronial opposition to Edward I that forced the king to sign the important confirmation of the charters (1297).
Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford
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Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Baron de Bohun and 3rd Earl of Hereford (1249 – December 31, 1297) was one of several noblemen of the same name to have held the earldom of Hereford, and a key figure in the Norman conquest of Wales.
He was the son of Humphrey de Bohun, by Eleanor de Braose, a daughter of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny and Eve Marshall. His mother died in 1251; his father died in 1265 of wounds sustained at the Battle of Evesham. He succeeded his grandfather, Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, in 1275. The 3rd Earl was also the 2nd Earl of Essex, and held the positions of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and Constable of all England.
Humphrey de Bohun took part in Roger Mortimer's war against the Welsh, and was present at the defeat at Cefnllys in November, 1262, by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. He died at Pleshy Castle, in Essex.
Humphrey de Bohun married Maud de Fiennes sometime between 1264 and July 17, 1275. Maud was born between 1236 and 1259, a daughter of Enguerrand II de Fiennes and Isabel de Conde. She died before 1347. Their son, another Humphrey de Bohun, succeeded him as the 8th Baron de Bohun and as Earl of Hereford.
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