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  • ID: I03217
  • Name: William de BOHUN , 1st Earl of Northampton, KG 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 06th\1st Earl of /Northampton/, William de Bohun
  • Birth: ABT 1312 in Pleshey Castle, Chelmsford, Essex, England 4 3
  • Death: 16 SEP 1360 in Caldecot, Northamptonshire, England 4
  • Burial: Walden Abbey, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
  • Note:
    Sir William de Bohun, KG, born c1312, died Sep 1360, fought at Crecy, Earl of Northampton 16 Mar 1336/7; married 1335/8 Elizabeth Badlesmere. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    In 1337 Edward III conferred the Earldom of Northampton on his cousin and leading adviser William de Bohun, youngest son by a daughter of Edward I of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hertford and Essex. The new Earl was occupied in fighting the Scots in the north of England, of which he became Constable in 1338, and the French in the opening stages of the Hundred Years War. William's son Humphrey succeeded him but died without male issue in Jan 1372/3, when the Earldom expired. [Burke's Peerage, Northampton, Earldom & Marquessate, p. 2108]

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    EARLDOM OF NORTHAMPTON (VI, 1) 1337

    WILLIAM DE BOHUN, 5th and youngest son of Humphrey (DE BOHUN), EARL OF HEREFORD AND ESSEX, by Elizabeth, widow of John, COUNT OF HOLLAND (died 20 November 1299), and daughter of EDWARD I, was born about 1312. He and his elder brother Humphrey were closely associated with Edward III's seizure of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, 1330. From that time he was one of the King's most active councillors, and was busied in public affairs to the end of his life, receiving grants for his maintenance and service, October 1331 onwards. He was a knight by July 1331. In 1333 he was on service in Scotland, and again during the whole summer of 1336. On 16 March 1336/7 he was created, with consent of Parliament, by girding with the sword, EARL OF NORTHAMPTON. An income of £1,000 a year was promised him. Between October 1337 and March 1338 he was a commissioner to treat with the King of France. On 12 June 1338 he became Constable of England. He was one of the envoys sent back by the King to the Council in England at the end of 1338, and spent 1339 in Flanders with Edward, returning with him to England 21 February 1339/40. On 24 June 1340 he took a leading part in the King's victory at Sluys, and was with him at the siege of Tournay. He returned with the King to England in November. After service in Scotland in 1341, he was made the King's Lieutenant in Brittany, 20 July 1342. Early in September 1343 he was preparing to march into Scotland, to raise the siege of his castle of Lochmaben. He appears to have remained in England, November 1343 till the summer of 1345, when, in June, he sailed on another successful expedition, as the King's Lieutenant, to Brittany. He fought in the 1st division, led by Prince Edward, at Crécy, after taking part in minor engagements; and participated in the siege of Calais. The years 1347-1349 were occupied with various negotiations. K.G. at the end of 1349. In August 1350 he took part in the victory over the Spanish fleet off Winchelsea, and in October was made Warden of the Scottish Marches. Admiral of the Fleet in the North, 1351-1353, and during those years, and in 1354, occupied with affairs in Scotland. He was in Artois with the King, 1355, and in Scotland January 1355/6. He took part in the expedition to France, 1359-60, and was one of the witnesses of the Treaty of Brétigny, 8 May 1360.

    He married, licence 1335, Elizabeth, widow of Edmund DE MORTIMER [1st Lord MORTIMER] (died 1332], and 3rd of the 4 sisters and coheirs of Giles DE BADLESMERE, [2nd Lord Baddlesmere] who had a great inheritance, as well as her Mortimer dower. She died June 1356. He died September 1360, and was buried in Walden Abbey, Essex. [Complete Peerage IX:664-7, XIV:506, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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    William, a personage of great eminence in the turbulent times in which he lived and one of the gallant heros of Cressy. In the parliament held at London in the 11th Edward III [1338], upon the advancement of the Black Prince to the dukedom of Cornwall, he was created Earl of Northampton (17 March, 1337), and from that period his lordship appears the constant companion in arms of the martial Edward, and his illustrious son. At Cressy he was in the second battalia of the English army, and he was frequently engaged in the subsequent wars of France and Scotland. He was entrusted at different periods with the most important offices, such as ambassador to treat of peace with hostile powers, commissioner to levy troops, &c., and he was finally honoured with the Garter. His lordship m. Elizabeth, dau. of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, one of the co-heirs of her brother Giles, and widow of Edmund de Mortimer, by whom he had issue, Humphrey, 2nd Earl of Northampton, of whom hereafter, as successor to his uncle in the earldom of Hereford and Essex and constableship of England; and Elizabeth, m. to Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel. He d. in 1360. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 57-58, Bohun, Earls of Hereford, Earls of Essex, Earls of Northampton, and High Constables of England]




    Father: Humphrey VIII de BOHUN , Earl Hereford & Essex b: ABT 1276 in Pleshey Castle, Chelmsford, Essex, England
    Mother: Elizabeth PLANTAGENET , Princess of England b: AUG 1282 in Rhudlan Castle, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth de BADLESMERE b: 1313 in Chilham Castle, Badlesmere, Kent, England
    • Married: 1335 in 2nd husband 5
    • Married: BET 1335 AND 1338 in 2nd husband 6
    • Married: ABT 1338 in 2nd husband 7 8
    Children
    1. Has Children Humphrey IX de BOHUN , KG, Earl of Hereford b: 25 MAR 1342 in Huntington Castle, Kington, Herefordshire, England
    2. Has Children Elizabeth de BOHUN b: ABT 1350 in Huntington Castle, Kington, Herefordshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 18-6, 19-6, 36-7
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2108
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:664-7
    4. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 18-6
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:285
    6. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 18-6, 36-7
    7. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 19-6
    8. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 65-34
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