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  • Name John de Beauchamp 
    Born of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I6274  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father William de Beauchamp,   b. From 1238 to 1242, of Elmley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 5 Jun 1298 to 9 Jun 1298, Elmley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Maud Fitz John,   d. From 16 Apr 1301 to 18 Apr 1301, of Elmley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1270 
    Family ID F2704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      “WILLIAM DE BEAUCHAMP, Knt., of Elmley, Acton Beauchamp, Comberton, Naunton Beauchamp, Salwarpe, Stoulton, and Wadborough (in Pershore), Worcestershire, Hanslope and Hawridge, Buckinghamshire, etc., Keeper of the Forest of Dean, 1270, Captain of cos. Chester and Lancaster, 1276, Constable of St. Briavels and Rockingham Castles, Steward of the Forest between Oxford and Stamford, son and heir, born about 1238 /12 (aged 26 and 30 in 1268). He married before 1270 MAUD FITZ JOHN, widow of Gerard de Furnival, Knt., of Sheffield, Yorkshire, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, etc. (died shortly before 18 October 1261), and daughter of John Fitz Geoffrey, Knt., of Shere, Surrey, Fambridge, Essex, etc., Justiciar of Ireland, Justice of the Forest south of Trent, by Isabel, daughter of Hugh le Bigod, Earl of Norfolk [see VERDUN 8 for her ancestry]. They had two sons, John and Guy, Knt. [10th Earl of Warwick] and three daughters, Isabel, Anne (nun at Shouldham), and Amy (nun at Shouldham). He was heir in 1268 to his uncle, William Mauduit, 8th Earl of Warwick, by which he inherited the Earldom of Warwick, the office of Chamberlain of the Exchequer, and the baronies of Warwick, Warwickshire and Hanslope, Buckinghamshire. He served as a pledge to Robert de Ferrets, late Earl of Derby, in 1269. In 1270 and 1274 he was appointed a commissioner to treat with Llywelyn about certain incidents on the Welsh border. In 1274-5 Simon de Beauchamp and Pemel his wife arraigned an assize of mort d'ancestor against him and others touching rent in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire. In the same period, Anastasia de Hamslap arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against him and others touching a tenement in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire. In 1276-7 he arraigned an assize of darrein presentment against William Murdak' touching the advowson of the church of Compton Murdak, Warwickshire. He presented to the chapel of St. Peter's in the Castle of Worcester, Worcestershire in 1276, and to the churches of Barrowden, Rutland, 1280, 1297, South Luffenham, Rutland, 1291, Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, 1293 or 1296, and Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, 1296. In 1278 he leased the manor of Brailes, Warwickshire to Richard de Mundeville and his wife, Maud, for their lives. He was summoned for service against the Welsh, 1277-94, against the Scots, 1296-8, and beyond seas, 1297. In the period, 1279-80, the Abbot of Evesham arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and others touching a tenement in Chedworth, Gloucestershire. In the same period, John de Braham and another arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and others touching a tenement in Cottesmore, Rutland. In 1280-1 he and his wife, Maud, arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Roger FizWyot and others touching common of pasture in Sheffield, Yorkshire. In 1280-1 he and his wife, Maud, arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Thomas de Furnival and others touching a tenement in Sheffield, Yorkshire. In 1280-1 Emeric le Despenser arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick and others regarding a fosse destroyed in Oldberrow, Warwickshire. He took part in the Siege and capture of Dryslwyn, Carmarthenshire in 1282. He was summoned to the assembly at Shrewsbury in 1283. In 1284 he obtained a grant of free warren in Barrowden, lMorcott, nd South Luffenham, Rutland. He had license to fortify his manor house at Hanslope, Buckinghamshire 10 June 1292. In 1293 he obtained a grant of a weekly market and an annual fair at Hanslope, Buckinghamshire. He defeated the Welsh at Maes Moydog, Montgomeryshire 5 March 1294/5. The following year, he was one of the leaders of the force which defeated the Scots at Dunbar 27 April 1296. During the king's absence in Flanders in 1297-8, he was a member of Prince Edward's council. His wife, Maud, was co-heiress in 1297 to her brother, Richard Fitz John, Knt., Lord Fitz John, by which she inherited the manors of Cherhill, Wiltshire, Potterspury, Northamptonshire, and Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire, and townships in the cantred of the Isles in Thomond in Ireland. He was with the English army which was defeated at Battle of Stirling in Scotland in 1297. In 1298 he was granted a weekly market and a yearly fair at his manor of Hanslope, Buckinghamshire. At an unknown date, he confirmed to the nuns of Cokehill, Worcestershire the church of Nettleton, which gift was previously made to the nuns by his mother, Isabel; her brother, Earl William, and her grandfather, Earl Waleran. SIR WILLIAM DE BEAUCHAMP, 9th Earl of Warwick, died at Elmley, Worcestershire 5 (or 9) June 1298, and was buried at Friars Minor, Worcester 22 June 1298. He left a will dated 3 May or 14 Sept. 1297. In 1299 his widow, Maud, presented her nephew, Nicholas Boteler, clerk, to the church of Wickwar, Gloucestershire. Maud, Countess of Warwick, died 16 (or 18) April 1301, and was buried at Friars Minor, Worcester 7 May 1301.
      Rawlinson Hist. & Antiqs. of the City, and Cathedral-Church of Hereford (1717): Addenda, 15 (Kalendar of Obits: "V Id. Junius [9 June]. Obitus Domini Willielmi de Bello Campo, Comitis Warwick, qui dedit jus sui patronatus quod habebat in Ecclesia de Leydeneya, Decano 8c Capitulo hujus Ecclesie."). Edmondson Hist. & Genealogical Acount of the Noble Fam. of Greville (1766): 26-56. Hutchinson Hist. & Antiqs. of the County Palatine of Durham 3 (1794): chart foll. 228 (Beauchamp ped.). Clutterbuck Hist. & Antiqs. of Hertford 1(1815): 293 (chart), 353-360 (chart). Montmorency-Morres Genealogical Memoir of the Fam. of Montmorency (1817): xxxii-xxxvi. Hunter Hallamshire (1819): 30 41. Dugdale Monasticon Anglicanum 5 (1825): 736 ("Tanner, however, observes .... there is the abstract of a deed of William Beauchamp earl of Warwick, confirming to the Nuns of Cokehill the gift which Isabel the countess his mother, William the earl her brother, and Waleran the earl her grandfather, who died 6 Joan. as Dugd. Baron, tom. i. p 71, made unto them, viz. the Church of Netelton."). Holland Hist., Antiqs., & Desc. of the Town & Parish of Worksop (1826): 17-56. Nicolas Testamenta Vetusta 1 (1826): 52 (will of William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick). Archaeologia 21 (1827): 199-200. White Hist., Gazeteer, & Directory of Nottinghamshire (1832): 458. Coll. Top. et Gen. 1 (1834): 256. Baker Hist. & Antiqs. of Northampton 2 (1836-41): 218-219 (Beauchamp ped.). Banks Baronies in Fees 1 (1844): 310-311 (sub Mauduit). Eastwood Hist. of the Parish of Ecclesfield (1862): 59-77. Sheahan Hist. & Topog. of Buckinghamshire (1862): 539-540. Roberts Calendarium Genealogicum 1 (1865): 130-131. Burke Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited & Extinct Peerages (1866): 225 (sub Fumival). Luard Annales Monastici 4 (Rolls Ser. 36) (1869): 537 (Annals of Worcester sub A.D. 1298 - "Willelmus de Bello Campo comes Warewike graviter infirmatus, in absentia omnium amicorum per consilium fratris Johannis de Olneye condidit testamentum; qui avertit voluntatem ejus, ne cum prxdecessoribus sins in cathedrali ecclesia Wygornix, sed inter fratres Minores sibi eligerat sepulturam; qui quinto idus Junii [9 June] obiit."), 549 (Annals of Worcester sub A.D. 1300- "Nonis Maii [7 May] annuente archiepiscopo, Wydo comes Warewyk sepelivit matrem suam in ecclesia fratrum Minorum Wygorniæ juxta comitem patrem suum."). Notes & Queries 4th Ser. 3 (1869): 484-485 (Fitz Peter ped.). Jour. British Arch. Assoc. 30 (1874): 237-277. Tegg Wills of their Own (1876): 5-6 (will of William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick). Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 44 (1883): 124; 45 (1885): 89, 104, 142, 254; 46 (1886): 142; 47 (1886): 379; 49 (1888): 39, 49; 50 (1889): 173, 202. Doyle Official Baronage of England 3 (1886): 577-578 (sub Warwick). Genealogist n.s. 10 (1893): 213; n.s. 13 (1896): 36-37. Bund Inqs. Post Mortem for the County of Worcester 1 (1894): (Warwick ped.), 59-65; 2 (1909): xxii. C.Ch. R. 2 (1898): 428. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 157. Giffard Episc. Reg. Diocese of Worcester, Reg. of Bishop Godfrey Giffard 1 (Worcester Hist. Soc. 15) (1902): cclxi; 2(3) (1900): 266 ([William de Beauchamp], Earl of Warwick, styled "kinsman and friend" by Godfrey Giffard, Bishop of Worcester), 498, 529. Ratcliff Hist. & Antiqs. of the Newport Pagnell Hundreds (1900): 108-112. Cal. IPM 1 (1904): 212-214. Wrottesley Peds. from the Plea Rolls (1905): 72, 137-138. Bloom English Seals (1906): 165-166. D.N.B. 13 (1909): 83-84 (biog. of William Mauduit, Earl of Warwick). VCH Nottingham 2 (1910): 125-129. VCH Worcester 3 (1913): 339, 341-342 (Beauchamp arms: Gules, a fesse between six crosslets or). C.P. 4 (1916): 265; 5 (1926): 437 (chart), 439-441 (sub FitzJohn); 12(2) (1959): 368-370 (sub Warwick). Kingsford Stonor Letters & Papers 1290-1483 1 (Camden 3rd Ser. 29) (1919): 4. VCH Buckingham 3 (1925): 6-7, 367-369; 4 (1927): 348-362. Corbridge Reg. of Thomas of Corbridge 1 (Surtees Soc. 138) (1925): 55-56. VCH Rutland 2 (1935): 134-138, 170-171. English Hist. Rev. 58 (1943): 51-78 (St. Edmundsbury Chronicle, 1296-1301: "Interea obiit dominus Willelmus de Bello Campo comes Warwyci."). VCH Warwick 4 (1947): 230-245; 5 (1949): 17-26. Year Books of Edward II 10 (Selden Soc. 63) (1947): 196-208. Paget Baronage of England (1957) 39: 1-13 (sub Beauchamp of Elmley), 220: 1. Sanders English Baronies (1960): 51, 76, 94. Ancient Deeds - Ser. B 2 (List & Index Soc. 101) (1974): B.6295, B.6697, B.8616. Mason Beauchamp Cartulary Charters (Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 43) (1980): xxiii-xxiv, lviij (Beauchamp ped.). Ellis Cat. Seals in the P.R.O. 2 (1981): 7 (seal of William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick dated 1296 - A shield of arms: a fesse between six crosses crosslet. Above and on either side, an elongated leopard. Legend: S'.WILL[I :DE :BEL]LO CAMPO.COMITIS D'WARWIK:). Rolls & Reg. of Bishop Oliver Sutton 1280-1299 8 (Lincoln Rec. Soc. 76) (1986): 146, 164, 193-194. VCH Gloucester 5 (1996): 413-415.
      Children of William de Beauchamp, Knt., by Maud Fitz John:
      i. GUY DE BEAUCHAMP, Knt., 10th Earl of Warwick [see next].
      ii. ISABEL DE BEAUCHAMP, married (1st) PATRICK DE CHAWORTH, Knt., of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales [see CHAWORTH 7); (2nd) HUGH LE DESPENSER, Knt., Earl of Winchester [see DESPENSER 10].”