Name: Mary De Bohun
Death: 4 JUN 1394 in Peterborough Castle, Hunts
Burial: 6 JUL 1394 Trinity Hospital chapel, Leicester, Leics
Cause: Childbirth of Phillipa
MEM: Collegiate Church of Leicester: stone effigy that may be her?
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Change Date: 25 SEP 2006
Henry of Bolingbroke was married in childhood to Mary de Bohun, the eleven year old daughter and heiress of the renowned Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and in her right held that title, making the Lancastrian family even more rich and powerful.
His new wife was considered too young as yet to co-habit with her husband and remained living with her mother, the Dowager Countess of Hereford [at Hinton Castle, Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire.]. Despite these arrangements, within the first few months of the marriage she was found to be pregnant and gave birth to the couple's first child at the age of twelve, the child died shortly after.
Mary de Bohun died young and the King took as second wife Joan of Brittany, the widow of John IV of Brittany and the daughter of Charles II of Navarre. They married in 1403.
(1) Henry IV (1387-1422)
(2)John Duke of Bedford (1389-1435)
(3) Thomas Duke of Clarence (1388-1421)
(4) Humphrey Duke of Gloucester (1390-1447)
(5) Blanche (1392-1409)
(6) Phillipa (1394-1430) m. Eric IX of Denmark
The 14th century Turret Gateway of Leicester Castle is the scene of hauntings by Mary de Bohun, the first wife of Henry IV.
Her son, King Henry V added the de Bohun swan to that of the Royal Standard in her honour.
There is a stone effigy at the Collegiate Church of Leicester that is sometimes identified as being that of Mary Bohun, but also identified as a Mary Harvey.
Father: Humphrey De Bohun
Mother: Joan Fitzalan
Henry Plantagenet b: 30 MAY 1366 in Bolingbrooke Castle, Lincolnshire
- Henry Plantagenet b: 9 AUG 1388
- John Plantagenet b: 20 JUN 1389
- Humphrey Plantagenet b: 1391
- Text: Haunted Leicester (A Guided Walk in Leicester)
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