Thomas of Woodstock Earl of Buckingham & Essex


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Thomas of Woodstock Earl of Buckingham & Essex 1833

  • Born: 7 Jan 1355, Oxfordshire, England 1833
  • Marriage: Eleanor de Bohun
  • Died: 8-9 Sep 1397, Calais, France at age 42 1833

bullet   Cause of his death was Murder.1833


bullet  General Notes:

Thomas of Woodstock (January 7, 1355 - September 8 (or 9), 1397) was the thirteenth and youngest child of King Edward III of England and Queen Philippa.

Thomas was born after two short-lived sons, one of whom had also been baptised Thomas. He was born at Woodstock Palace in Oxfordshire. In 1377 he was created Earl of Buckingham. Having married Eleanor de Bohun in the previous year, he also inherited the title Earl of Essex from his father-in-law, Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford. In 1385 he received the title Duke of Aumale, and at about the same time was created Duke of Gloucester.

Thomas and his wife had one son and four daughters. Following his murder (probably on the orders of his nephew, King Richard II of England), at Calais in 1397, his title passed to his son, Humphrey, and subsequently to his eldest daughter, Anne. 1833

bullet  Birth Notes:

Woodstock Palace


Thomas married Eleanor de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun 6th Earl of Essex, 2nd Earl of Northampton and Joan Fitzalan. (Eleanor de Bohun was born circa 1366 1833 and died on 3 Oct 1399 1833.)

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