BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM BOHUN 1ST EARL NORTHAMPTON 1309-1361

GENERAL

Descent English Royalty: Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 4G Grandson Louis VII King Franks

EVENTS

On 06 Dec 1309 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 was born to Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (33) and Elizabeth Plantagenet 1282-1316 (27) at Caldicot Castle, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales

On 19 Oct 1330 John Neville 1299-1335 (30) , William Eland, William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (20) , William Clinton 1st Earl Huntingdon 1304-1354 (26) and William Montagu 1st Earl Salisbury 1301-1349 (29) , friends of Edward III King England 1312-1377 (17) secretly entered Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire through tunnels, met with Edward III King England 1312-1377 (17) , and arrested Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (43) and his son Geoffrey Mortimer 1309-1372 (21) in the presence of Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (35) .

In 1335 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (25) and Elizabeth Badlesmere 1313-1356 (22) were marriedFourth Cousin

In 1337 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (27) was created 1st Earl Northampton (3C 1337)

On 24 Jun 1340 Edward III King England 1312-1377 (27) attacked the French fleet at anchor during the Battle of Sluys capturing more than 200 ships, killing around 18000 French. The English force included John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick 1316-1360 (24) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (30) , Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham 1312-1392 (27) , William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby 1330-1381 (10) , John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1318-1355 (22) , Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (38) , Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (30) , Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny 1310-1372 (30) and Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 (20) . Thomas Monthermer 2nd Baron Monthermer 1301-1340 (38) died from wounds.

On 25 Mar 1341 Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton 1341-1373 was born to William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (31) and Elizabeth Badlesmere 1313-1356 (28)

On 30 Sep 1342 the French army attacked the English besiegers of Morlaix, Brittany forcing the English to retreat to the nearby woods. William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (32) commanded, John Vere 7th Earl Oxford 1312-1360 (30) fought. .

On 26 Aug 1346 the army of Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (16) defeated the French army at Crecy during the Battle of Crecy. The English army was commanded by Edward III King England 1312-1377 (33) , his son Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (16) , Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 (33) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (36) and John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick 1316-1360 (30) .

In 1349 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (39) was appointed 28th Knight Garter: Edward III

In 1349 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (39) was appointed as High Sheriff Rutland

In 1350 Elizabeth Bohun 1350-1385 was born to William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (40) and Elizabeth Badlesmere 1313-1356 (37)

On 13 Apr 1360 a freak weather event known as Black Monday Hailstorm occurred as the army of Edward III King England 1312-1377 (47) were camped outside Chartres. Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 (47) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (50) , Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (50) , Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (29) and Walter Mauny were present. Around one thousand English were killed, with up to six thousand horses. Edward III King England 1312-1377 (47) believed the event to be an Act of God and proceeded to negotiate with the French resulting in the Treaty of Bretigny.

On 15 Oct 1361 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (51) died

After 15 Oct 1361 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 was buried at Courtenay Chantry Chapel, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon

ANCESTRY

Father: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322

GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex 1249-1298

1G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 1225-1265

2G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex 1204-1275

3G GrandFather: Henry Bohun 1st Earl Hereford 1176-1220

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 1143-1181

4G GrandMother: Margaret Dunkeld 1145-1201

3G GrandMother: Maud Mandeville

2G GrandMother: Matilda Lusignan 1210-1241

3G GrandFather: Raoul Lusignan 1160-1219

4G GrandFather: Hugh Lusignan 1141-1169

3G GrandMother: Alix Eu

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Braose 1228-1251

2G GrandFather: William Braose -1230

3G GrandFather: Reginald Braose 1182-1227

4G GrandFather: William Braose 4th Baron Bramber 1144-1211

4G GrandMother: Maud "Lady of Hay" St Valery 1155-1210

3G GrandMother: Graecia Briwere

2G GrandMother: Eva Marshal 1203-1246

3G GrandFather: William Marshal 1146-1219

4G GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert 1105-1165

4G GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

3G GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke 1172-1220

4G GrandFather: Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham 1130-1176

4G GrandMother: Aoife Ní Diarmait Macmurrough 1145-1188

GrandMother: Maud Fiennes 1254-1298

1G GrandFather: Enguerrand Ingleram Fiennes 1210-1265

2G GrandFather: William Fiennes 1160-1240

3G GrandFather: Engeurrand "Crusader" Fiennes 1128-1189

4G GrandFather: Eustace Fiennes 1106-1137

4G GrandMother: Alix Unknown

3G GrandMother: Sibylle Flanders -1223

4G GrandFather: Guillaume Flanders 1088-1130

2G GrandMother: Agnes Dammartin

3G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin -1200

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

4G GrandFather: Renaud II Clermont

1G GrandMother: Isabel Provence

Mother: Elizabeth Plantagenet 1282-1316 (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (Son Henry III King England)

1G GrandFather: Henry III King England 1207-1272 (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy 1113-1151

4G GrandMother: Empress Matilda 1102-1167 (Daughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204

4G GrandFather: William "Saint" Poitiers X Duke Aquitaine 1099-1137

4G GrandMother: Aenor Chatellerault 1103-1130

2G GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246

3G GrandFather: Aymer Angouleme I Count Angoulême 1160-1202

4G GrandFather: William "Taillefer" Angouleme VI Count Angoulême -1179

3G GrandMother: Alice Courtenay -1218

4G GrandFather: Peter Courtenay 1126-1183

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Unknown

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291

2G GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence 1198-1245

3G GrandFather: Alfonso Barcelona II Count Provence 1174-1209

4G GrandFather: Alfonso II King Aragon 1157-1196

4G GrandMother: Sancha Ivrea 1155-1208

3G GrandMother: Gersenda II Sabran

2G GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy

3G GrandFather: Thomas Savoy I Count Savoy 1178-1233

4G GrandFather: Humbert Savoy III Count Savoy 1134-1188

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Macon

3G GrandMother: Margaret Geneva

GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon 1199-1252 (1G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon 1171-1230

3G GrandFather: Ferdinand II King Leon 1137-1188

4G GrandFather: Alfonso VII King Castile, VII King Leon 1105-1157

4G GrandMother: Berenguela Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon 1148-1211

4G GrandFather: Afonso "Conqueror Founder Great" I King Portugal 1109-1185

4G GrandMother: Malfada Savoy Queen Consort Portugal 1125-1157

2G GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile 1179-1246 (Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Alfonso VIII King Castile 1155-1214

4G GrandFather: Sancho III King Castile 1134-1158

4G GrandMother: Blanche Ramirez 1133-1156

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Castile 1161-1214 (Daughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204

1G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu 1220-1279

2G GrandFather: Simon Dammartin 1180-1239

3G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin -1200

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

4G GrandFather: Renaud II Clermont

2G GrandMother: Marie Montgomery Count Ponthieu 1199-1250

3G GrandFather: William Montgomery IV Count Ponthieu 1179-1221

4G GrandFather: John Montgomery I Count Ponthieu 1140-1191

4G GrandMother: Beatrice St Pol

3G GrandMother: Alys Capet 1160-1220

4G GrandFather: Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

4G GrandMother: Constance Ivrea 1140-1160