BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM BOHUN 1ST EARL NORTHAMPTON 1309-1361

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: BOHUN

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

Descent French Royalty: 4G Grandson Louis VII King Franks

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 8G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 06 Dec 1309 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton was born to Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex (33) and Elizabeth Plantagenet (27) at Caldicot Castle

On 19 Oct 1330 John Neville (30) , William Eland, William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (20) , William Clinton 1st Earl Huntingdon (26) and William Montagu 1st Earl Salisbury (29) , friends of Edward III King England (17) secretly entered Nottingham Castle through tunnels, met with Edward III King England (17) , and arrested Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (43) and his son Geoffrey Mortimer (21) in the presence of Isabella Capet Queen Consort England (35) [Edward III arrests Roger Mortimer].

In 1335 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (25) and Elizabeth Badlesmere (22) were married

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

On 24 Jun 1340 Edward III King England (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 (24) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (30) , Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (27) , William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby (10) , John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (22) , Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (38) , Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster (30) , Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny (30) and Richard Pembridge (20) . Thomas Monthermer 2nd Baron Monthermer (38) died from wounds.

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

On 30 Sep 1342 the French army attacked the English besiegers of Morlaix forcing the English to retreat to the nearby woods. William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (32) commanded, John Vere 7th Earl Oxford (30) fought. [Battle of Morlaix].

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

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

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

In 1350 Elizabeth Bohun was born to William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (40) and Elizabeth Badlesmere (37)

On 13 Apr 1360 a freak weather event known as Black Monday Hailstorm occurred as the army of Edward III King England (47) were camped outside Chartres. Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (47) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (50) , Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster (50) , Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales (29) and Walter Mauny were present. Around one thousand English were killed, with up to six thousand horses. Edward III King England (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 (51) died

After 15 Oct 1361 William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton was buried at Courtenay Chantry Chapel

ANCESTRY

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

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

1G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun

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

3G GrandFather: Henry Bohun 1st Earl Hereford

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun

4G GrandMother: Margaret Dunkeld

3G GrandMother: Maud Mandeville

2G GrandMother: Matilda Lusignan

3G GrandFather: Raoul Lusignan

4G GrandFather: Hugh Lusignan

3G GrandMother: Alix Eu

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Braose

2G GrandFather: William Braose

3G GrandFather: Reginald Braose

4G GrandFather: William Braose 4th Baron Bramber

4G GrandMother: Maud "Lady of Hay" St Valery

3G GrandMother: Graecia Briwere

2G GrandMother: Eva Marshal

3G GrandFather: William Marshal

4G GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert

4G GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

3G GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke

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

4G GrandMother: Aoife Ní Diarmait Macmurrough

GrandMother: Maud Fiennes

1G GrandFather: Enguerrand Ingleram Fiennes

2G GrandFather: William Fiennes

3G GrandFather: Engeurrand "Crusader" Fiennes

4G GrandFather: Eustace Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Alix Unknown

3G GrandMother: Sibylle Flanders

4G GrandFather: Guillaume Flanders

2G GrandMother: Agnes Dammartin

3G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

4G GrandFather: Renaud II Clermont

1G GrandMother: Isabel Provence

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

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

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

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

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

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy

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

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

4G GrandFather: William "Saint" Poitiers X Duke Aquitaine

4G GrandMother: Aenor Châtellerault

2G GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England

3G GrandFather: Aymer Angouleme I Count Angoulême

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

3G GrandMother: Alice Courtenay

4G GrandFather: Peter Courtenay

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Unknown

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

2G GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

3G GrandFather: Alfonso Barcelona II Count Provence

4G GrandFather: Alfonso II King Aragon

4G GrandMother: Sancha Ivrea

3G GrandMother: Gersenda II Sabran

2G GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy

3G GrandFather: Thomas Savoy I Count Savoy

4G GrandFather: Humbert Savoy III Count Savoy

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Mâcon

3G GrandMother: Margaret Geneva

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

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

2G GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon

3G GrandFather: Ferdinand II King Leon

4G GrandFather: Alfonso VII King Castile, VII King Leon

4G GrandMother: Berenguela Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon

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

4G GrandMother: Malfada Savoy Queen Consort Portugal

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

3G GrandFather: Alfonso VIII King Castile

4G GrandFather: Sancho III King Castile

4G GrandMother: Blanche Ramirez

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

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

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

1G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu

2G GrandFather: Simon Dammartin

3G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

4G GrandFather: Renaud II Clermont

2G GrandMother: Marie Montgomery Count Ponthieu

3G GrandFather: William Montgomery IV Count Ponthieu

4G GrandFather: John Montgomery I Count Ponthieu

4G GrandMother: Beatrice St Pol

3G GrandMother: Alys Capet

4G GrandFather: Louis VII King Franks

4G GrandMother: Constance Ivrea