Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford
Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex, 2nd Earl of Northampton, KG (25 March 1341 – 16 January 1373) was the son of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton and Elizabeth de Badlesmere, and grandson of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford by Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of King Edward I. He became heir to the Earldom of Hereford after the death of his childless uncle Humphrey de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford.
On his death, because he had no son, the estates of the Earls of Hereford should have passed to his cousin Gilbert de Bohun. Due to the power of the Crown, his great estates were divided between his two surviving daughters:
- Eleanor de Bohun, who married Thomas of Woodstock.
- Mary de Bohun, who married Henry Bolingbroke, the future King Henry IV of England .
- Elizabeth, died young.
|Ancestors of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford|
- Hazlitt, William Carew, and Thomas Blount. Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors. 4th. London: Ballentine and Company, 1874. ad
- Medieval Lands Project on Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford
The Earl of Hereford
|Lord High Constable
| Succeeded by|
The Duke of Gloucester
|Peerage of England|
William de Bohun
|Earl of Northampton
Title next held byHenry Plantagenet
Humphrey de Bohun
|Earl of Hereford
or in abeyance or dormant
next held as dukedom by
|Earl of Essex
Title next held byThomas of Woodstock