Roger Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp of Bletso

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Roger Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp
Spouse(s) Sibyl de Patteshull
Margaret de Carew

Issue

Sir Roger de Beauchamp
Philip de Beauchamp
Margaret de Beauchamp
Father Sir Walter de Beauchamp
Mother Alice de Tony
Born c.1315
Died 3 January 1380

Roger Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp of Bletsoe (c.1315 – 3 January 1380)[1][2] was an English soldier and peer who served both Edward III and his wife, Philippa of Hainault. He was an ancestor of Henry VII.

Family[edit]

Roger Beauchamp, perhaps born about 1315, was the son and heir of Roger de Beauchamp, a younger son of Sir Walter de Beauchamp and Alice de Tony, daughter of Roger de Tony of Flamstead, Hertfordshire.[3] Clarification of the above relationship is required as it conflicts with the inset information box which shows this Roger as the son of Walter instead of another Roger as the son of Walter. Further, the dates shown for Alice de Tony (Toeni) are shown as b. 26 Apr 1284 - d. 1 Jan 1324 elsewhere with her as being the only daughter of Ralph VII de Toeni and being married to Guy de Beauchamp.

Career[edit]

Beauchamp was a yeoman to Edward III by 24 April 1337, and is described as a bachelor to Philippa of Hainault on 26 October 1340, when she granted him the keepership of Devizes Castle. He served in the wars in France from as early as 1346, and in 1372 was appointed Captain of Calais. He was summoned to Parliament from 1 June 1363 to 20 October 1379 by writs directed Rogero de Bello Campo, whereby he 'may be held to have become Lord Beauchamp'. He was appointed Lord Chamberlain of the Household to Edward III in 1376-77.[2][4]

He died 3 January 1380. In his will, dated 19 December 1379 and proved 26 February 1380, he requested burial at the Blackfriars, London, beside his first wife.[2][1]

Marriages and issue[edit]

Beauchamp married firstly, before 15 March 1337, Sibyl de Patteshull (d. before 1375), daughter and one of the four co-heirs of Sir John de Pateshull and Mabel de Grandison, daughter of William de Grandison, 1st Baron Grandison, by whom he had two sons and a daughter:[2][1]

  • Sir Roger de Beauchamp (d. before 15 May 1374), who married Joan de Clopton, widow of Sir Walter de Walcote, and daughter of Walter de Clopton, by whom he had a son, Sir Roger de Beauchamp (d. 3 May 1406), and a daughter, Margaret Beauchamp, who married Robert Mautby, esquire. Sir Roger de Beauchamp (d. 3 May 1406) was the grandfather of Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso, grandmother of Henry VII.[2][5]

He married secondly Margaret de Carew (died c. 2 October 1394), sister of William de Carew, and widow of Thomas de Grandison, 4th Baron Grandison (d.1375), by whom he had no issue.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Richardson III 2011, p. 471.
  2. ^ a b c d e Cokayne 1912, pp. 44-5.
  3. ^ Richardson III 2011, p. 470.
  4. ^ Richardson III 2011, pp. 470-1.
  5. ^ a b Richardson III 2011, p. 472.

References[edit]

  • Cokayne, George Edward (1912). The Complete Peerage, edited by Vicary Gibbs II. London: St. Catherine Press. pp. 44–5. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966381. 

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