Eneas de Bohun

Royal Descent:

Edward I, King of England m. 1) Eleanor of Castile

1. Princess Elizabeth Plantagenet (1282-1316) m. 2) Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford (1276-1322)


Birth:      abt 1313

Date of birth estimated from the fact that he was the next child born after Margaret.


“Eneas, the Knight of the Swan, drawn in his boat by his brother, transformed to a swan through the wickedness of their grandfather…Children were also likely to learn the story in the two noble English families that claimed descent from the knight of the swan. One was that of the Bohun earls of Hereford and Essex, who named a son Eneas in about 1310-15.”1

Death:      29 Sep 1331      Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire

“Anno Domini mcccxxxj. circa festum sancti Michaelis obiit AEneas de Bohun apud Kymbolton” [Walden Abbey Cartulary].2

Burial:      Walden Abbey, Essex

“Et sepultus est apud Walden, in capella beatae Mariae ad caput Elizabethae matris suae” [Walden Abbey Cartulary].2



1. Nicholas Orme, Medieval Children, Yale University Press (New Haven: 2001), p. 291.

2. Sir William Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum: a History of the Abbies and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Frieries, and Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, with their Dependencies, in England and Wales, Volume 4, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown (London: 1823), p. 141.