HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, 6th Earl of Hereford & Essex
“Apud Longmaban in Scotia, Humfridus” [Walden Abbey Cartulary]1; “In 1307, her second son John was born (Rot. Exit., 35 Edw. I., Pasch.)”2 There were 23 IPMs for the 5th Earl of Hereford, all taken in January & February 1336, that returned ages for his brother and heir. 11 stated he was aged 27 and more, 8 said aged 26 and more, 3 returned aged 25 and more, and 1 aged 24 and more, giving him a birth range of 1308-1311. But we know he was born in Lochmaben Castle, and Elizabeth his mother was there for most of the year 1307. Everett Green referred to the birth of a son to Elizabeth before the death of Edward I in July 1307. She identified the son as John, but incorrectly identified the previous son in 34 Edward I as the first Humphrey (b/d. 1304). The son born in 35 Edward I (1307) would have to be the second Humphrey.
Death: 15 Oct 1361 Pleshey Castle, Essex
Burial: Augustinian (Austin) Friars Priory, London
“The Bodyes buryed in the ffryers Augustyn of London, founded by the Earle of Herford: In the Quyre, in the middest lyeth Sir Humfrey Bohun, Erle of Herford & Essex, lord of Breknoke.”4
Occupation: 6th Earl of Hereford & Essex 1336-1361
1. 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, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown Volume 4 (London: 1823), pp. 139-141; Volume 6 Part 1 (London: 1830), p. 135.