Humphrey Of GLOUCESTER

Male 1390 - 1447  (56 years)


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  • Name Humphrey Of GLOUCESTER  [1, 2
    • Humphrey of Gloucester 'the good', fourth and youngest son, was born on 3 Oct. 1390 while his father was in Prussia, Knighted 12 Oct 1399, nom, K.G. about 1400 said to have been educated at Balliol College, Oxford, to which university he was a generous benefactor, presented many books to the University from about 1411, which formed the nucleus of the Bodleian Library, created Earl of Pembroke and Duke of Gloucester 16 May 1414, summoned to Parliament from 16 Sep 1414, received command of siege of Harfleur, wounded at Agincourt on 25 Oct 1415, and took a very active part in the King's second expedition to France, Protector of the Realm and Church of England, 5 Dec 1423. His first marriage had disastrous effects on the relations between England and her chief ally in the field, the Duke of Burgundy, went to Hainault with his wife Jacqueline in October 1424 in an attempt to recover her lordships, soon discouraged, leaving her at Mons, returning to England in 1425 with Eleanor Cobham; after Eleanor's conviction of witchcraft and sorcery and indictment for treason as aiming at the King's life (she confessed to having used charms to obtain he husband's love), he gradually withdrew from politics and state affairs; died intestate, probably of natural causes, on 23 Feb 1447, but under suspicious circumstances, being under arrest at the time at Bury St. Edmunds, buried St.Albans Abbey; married, first, before 7 Mar 1422/3 Jacqueline De Hainalt, died at Teilingen 8 Oct 1426, widow, first, John, Dauphin of France, second, John, Duke of Brabant (from whom she fled because of neglect and insult in 1421 to England, and procured a divorce from the Anti-Pope Benedict XIII), daughter and heiress of William VI, Count of Holland (marriage to Humphrey declared void 9 June 1428, and she married, fourth, Floris Borselen, Count of Ostrevant): Humphrey married, second, 1428, Eleanor Cobham, daughter of Reginald Cobham, Knt., of sterborough, Surrey, by his first wife, Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, Knt. She was condemned and put to public penance in London, sentenced to perpetual imprisonment, October 1441, died a prisoner at Peel Castle, Isle of Man in 1454. [1]
    Born 3 Oct 1390  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Fact Duke of Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fact 1420/21  Regent of England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fact 1422, 1427, 1429  Protector of England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Feb 1447  Bury St. Edmunds Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I25385  Main Tree
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2018 

    Father Henry IV King Of ENGLAND,   b. 04 Apr 1366, Bolingbroke Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1413, Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary DE BOHUN,   b. Abt 1366, Hereford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1394, Peterborough Castle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Between 30 Jul 1380 and 10 Feb 1381  Arundel Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F03066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jacqueline Of BAVARIA,   d. 1436 
    Married Bef 7 Mar 1422/3  [1, 2
    Divorced 1426  [2
    Annulled 1428  [2
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F07081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor COBHAM,   d. 1454 
    Married Between 1428 and 1431  [2
    Divorced 1441  [2
    Children 
    +1. Antigone of GLOUCESTER,   b. Bef 1428  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F07083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1447 - Bury St. Edmunds Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    2. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    3. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.