John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont

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John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont KG (1361–1396) served in the Hundred Years' War against the partisans of Pope Clement VII.

Origins[edit]

Arms of Sir John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont, KG

Beaumont was born in 1361[1] in the Duchy of Brabant, the only son of Henry Beaumont, 3rd Baron Beaumont (1340–1369) by his wife Margaret de Vere, daughter of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford by his wife Maud de Badlesmere. His paternal grandparents were John Beaumont, 2nd Baron Beaumont (aft. 1317–1342) and Eleanor of Lancaster (1318–1372), the fifth daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (c.1281–1345).

Career[edit]

He was knighted by King Edward III, and was in 1389 briefly Warden of the West March, Admiral of the North (sea), and in 1392 was appointed Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. He was created a Knight of the Garter and was one of the Embassy to France to demand Princess Isabel in marriage for the King.

Marriage[edit]

Effigy presumed that of Elizabeth Beaumont, daughter of John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont. She became the 1st wife of William de Botreaux, 3rd Baron Botreaux. North Cadbury Church, Somerset
Arms of Beaumont: Azure semé of fleurs-de-lis, a lion rampant or [2]
Heraldic escutcheon incised on tombstone of Reginald de Botreaux (d.1420), died young, whose mother was Elizabeth Beaumont, daughter of John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont. Aller Church, Somerset. It shows the impaled arms of his parents: Baron: Argent, a griffin segreant gules armed azure (Botreaux); Femme: Azure seme of fleurs-de-lis a lion rampant or (Beaumont)

In 1389 he married Catherine Everingham (1367–1426/8), daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Everingham of Laxton, Nottinghamshire.[3] They had the following progeny:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol. 12, No. 321, page 291 records that on 3 August 1369 the jurors at an inquisition held at Whitwick, Leicestershire into his father's estates testified that John, the son and heir, was aged 8 years in the previous March.
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, Beaumont baronets, p.59
  3. ^ Vivian, Visitation of Devon, 1895, p.63
  4. ^ Vivian, Visitation of Devon, 1895, p.63
  5. ^ Tristram Risdon, Survey of Devon
  6. ^ Vivian, Visitation of Devon, 1895, p.63
Preceded by
The Lord Devereux
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1392–1396
Succeeded by
The Duke of York