Humphrey de BohunHumphrey de Bohun
was the name of a number of men in medieval England, all members of a prominent noble family.
- Humphrey 'with the beard' came to England after the Norman Conquest. His son
- Humphrey was probably one of Henry I's stewards. His son
- Humphrey (d. April 6, 1187) fought on the Empress' side during the Anarchy, and later supported her son Henry II during some of the rebellions of during his reign. He married Margaret, daughter of Milo of Gloucester, Earl of Hereford. Their son
- Humphrey (d. 1182) was sometimes called Earl of Hereford after the failure of the male line in his mother's family, but was never formally installed as earl. He married Margaret, daughter of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon (who was a son of David, King of Scotland). Since he died before his father, the family lands were inherited by his son Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford. Henry was succeeded by his son
- Humphrey, 2nd Earl of Hereford and 1st Earl of Essex (d. 1274). His son
- Humphrey, predeceased his father. His son
- Humphrey, 3rd Earl of Hereford and 2nd Earl of Essex (d. 1298) is best remembered for refusing to serve in Gascony except in company of the king. His son
- Humphrey, 4th Earl of Hereford and 3rd Earl of Essex (1276-1322). He was one of the leaders that deposed King Edward II's favorite Piers Gaveston. He fought at the Battle of Bannockburn, where he was captured by the Scots. He was killed at the Battle of Boroughbridge, while leading another rebellion against the king. He married Elizabeth, daughter of King Edward I, and was succeeded by his second son John, 5th Earl of Hereford and 4th Earl of Essex.
- Humphrey, 6th Earl of Hereford and 5th Earl of Essex (d. 1361) was the third son of the 4th Earl of Hereford, and succeeded his brother John. He was succeeded by his nephew
- Humphrey, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex, and 2nd Earl of Northampton (d. 1372). He was the son of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, who was son of the 4th Earl of Hereford.
The 7th Earl of Hereford was the last of the Bohun line. His great estate was split between his two daughters: Mary de Bohun
, who married the future Henry IV (who was created Duke of Hereford before he was king), and Eleanor, who married Thomas of Woodstock
The name Humphrey recurs among the two sisters' children and grandchildren, including Mary's son Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Eleanor's son Humphrey Earl of Buckingham (d. 1399), and her grandson Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.