Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick
Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, KG (c.14 February 1313 – 13 November 1369) was an English nobleman and military commander during the Hundred Years' War. In 1348 he became one of the founders and the third Knight of the Order of the Garter.
He served in Scotland frequently during the 1330s, being captain of the army against the Scots in 1337.
Victor at Crécy and Poitiers
Thomas Beauchamp fought in all the French wars of King Edward III: commanded at the Battle of Crecy: was guardian of the sixteen-year-old Black Prince: fought at Poitiers in 1356 and at the Siege of Calais (1346). He began the rebuilding of the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary, in Warwick out of money received from the ransom of a French Archbishop. He died of plague in Calais on 13 November 1369.
Marriage and children
- Thomas b. 16 Mar 1338 d. 8 Aug 1401, who married Margaret Ferrers and had descendants. His son Richard succeeded him as Earl and inherited most of his property.
- Guy (d. 28 April 1360). He had two daughters who by entail were excluded from their grandfather's inheritance: Elizabeth (d. c.1369), and Katherine, who became a nun.
- Reinbrun, (d. 1361); he was named for a character in Guy of Warwick.
- William (c.1343–1411), who inherited the honour of Abergavenny. Married Joan FitzAlan.
- Roger (d. 1361)
- Maud (d. 1403), who married Roger de Clifford, 5th Baron de Clifford.
- Philippa de Beauchamp who married Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford.
- Alice (d. 1383), who married first John Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp and then Sir Matthew Gournay.
- Joan, who married Ralph Basset, 4th Baron Basset de Drayton.
- Isabell (d. 1416) who married first John le Strange, 5th Baron Strange, and then William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk. After the latter's death she became a nun.
- Margaret, who married Guy de Montfort and after his death became a nun.
- Elizabeth, married Thomas de Ufford KG
- Anne, married Walter de Cokesey
- Katherine, became a nun at Shouldham
Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury was not his daughter, although she is presented as such in William Painter's Palace of Pleasure and in the Elizabethan play, Edward III that may be by William Shakespeare.
|Ancestors of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick|
- Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, p.56
- Tuck, Anthony (2004). "Beauchamp, Thomas, eleventh earl of Warwick (1313/14–1369)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.
|Peerage of England|
Guy de Beauchamp
|Earl of Warwick
Thomas de Beauchamp