Lady Margaret 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:      3 Apr 1311

“Haec Margareta matrem habuit ingenuam, dominam Elizabetham illustrissimi principis et regis incliti Edwardi post conquestum Angliae primi filiam, anno Domini mcccxj. iij. nonas Aprilis nata” [Ford Abbey Cartulary].1


No record survives of her baptism, but her godmother was very likely Marguerite of France, Queen of England.

Death:      27 Dec 1391

“She died on Wednesday, 27 December last” [Buckinghamshire IPM, taken at Aylesbury 14 Feb. 1392].2

Burial:      Exeter Cathedral, Devon

“And was buried near her Husband in the Cathedral-Church of St. Peter in Exon; and in the Body of the Church, near the South Ile, ftands erected a fair Altar Monument, with Effigies of both of them lying upon it.”3

Occupation:      Countess of Devon 1340-1377


Hugh Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon

Marriage:      11 Aug 1325

“Nupserat autem filius suus et haeres dominus Hugo tertius patre adhuc vivente anno Domini mcccxxv. iij. die idus Augusti, generosae dominae Margarete filiae comitis Herefordiae domini Humphredi de Bohun” [Ford Abbey Cartulary].1


Hugh Courtenay (1327-1349)

Margaret Courtenay (1328-1395)

Elizabeth Courtenay (1329-1395)

Thomas Courtenay (1330-)

Edward Courtenay (~1332-~1370)

John Courtenay (~1333-by 1344)

Eleanor Courtenay (~1334-by 1335)

Katherine Courtenay (~1335-1399)

Guenevere Courtenay (~1338-young)

William Courtenay (1341-1396)

Humphrey Courtenay (~1342-)

John Courtenay (~1344-)

Isabella Courtenay (~1346-young)

Philip Courtenay (1347-1406)

Peter Courtenay (~1349-1405)

Joan Courtenay (~1351-1375)



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, Volume 5, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown (London: 1825), p. 381.

2. Calendar of Inquistions Post Mortem and Other Analogous Documents Preserved in the Public Record Office: 15-23 Richard II (1391-99), Volume 17, Her Majesty’s Stationary Office (London: 1988).

3. Ezra Cleaveland, A Genealogical History of the Noble and Illustrious Family of Courtenay, E. Farley (Exeter: 1735), pp. 153-155.