Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester

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Arms of Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester (died 1422): Gules, a fesse between six crosses crosslet or a crescent for difference. These are the Beauchamp arms differenced by a crescent for a second son, referring to his father who was the second son of the 11th Earl of Warwick [1]

Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester, KB (c.1394 – 18 March 1421/1422) was an English peer.

The only son of William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny, he succeeded as 2nd Baron Bergavenny at the death of his father.

On 27 July, 1411, he married Lady Isabel le Despenser, daughter of Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester, and great-granddaughter of Edward III. They had one child, Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, later 3rd Baroness Bergavenny, who married Sir Edward Nevill, later 1st Baron Bergavenny



  1. ^ Source: As per his seal ("Beauchamp with crescent on the fesse & Despencer quarterly") affixed to Cardiff Inspeximus 20 April 1421, published as Clark, G.T. (1910). "Charter no.MCXVI". Cartae et Alia Munimenta Quae ad Dominium de Glamorgancia Pertinent. Charters DCCCCLII-MCXCIV 4. Cardiff. pp. 1486–1488. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
New Creation
Earl of Worcester
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William de Beauchamp
Baron Bergavenny
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Nevill