Humphrey I de Bohun

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Humphrey I de Bohun (died c.1123), jure uxoris feudal baron of Trowbridge in Wiltshire,[1] was an Anglo-Norman nobleman. By his lucrative marriage he became "the founder of the fortunes of his family",[2] later prominent in England as Earls of Hereford and Earls of Essex, and for this reason is usually enumerated "Humphrey I" even though following his father he was the second "Humphrey de Bohun" in England.[3] He has even been called Humphrey the Great.[4]

He was the youngest son of Humphrey with the Beard, lord of the manor of Bohun (or Bohon) in Normandy, who had taken part in the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. He married Maud of Salisbury, a daughter of Edward of Salisbury (died 1130),[5] feudal baron of Trowbridge[6] and of Chitterne,[7] both in Wiltshire. Maud brought as her dowry the feudal barony of Trowbridge, whilst Chitterne was inherited by her brother Walter of Salisbury (died 1147). By his wife he had children including:

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  1. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.91
  2. ^ Planché
  3. ^ J. R. Planché, The Conqueror and his Companions (London, 1874), II, 65.
  4. ^ Melville M. Bigelow, "The Bohun Wills," American Historical Review, 1:3 (1896), 415.
  5. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.112
  6. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.91
  7. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.112