Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick
Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick (1153 – 12 December 1204) was the younger son of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Gundred de Warrenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois. He was also known as Walerian de Newburg.
After his brother's death an impostor arose, claiming to be the deceased Earl; he gave Waleran a great deal of trouble in maintaining his claim. He does not appear to have been a great soldier, for he paid scutage money to escape military service in Wales. His position in the Court is attested by his bearing the right hand Sword of State at the Coronation of King John, 27 May 1199.
Family and children
- Henry de Beaumont, 5th Earl of Warwick, his heir.
- Waleran de Beaumont of Gretham and Cotismore.
- Gundred de Beaumont. She and her cousin Mabel became nuns at the Abbey of Pinley.
His second wife was Alice de Harcourt, widow of John de Limesy, Lord of Cavendish, daughter of Robert de Harcourt and had one child:
- Alice de Beaumont (died before 1263), married William de Maudit, Baron of Hanslape, Chamberlain to the King. Their children were:
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- A Realignment of the 12th and 13th Century Pedigree of the Earls of Warwick by Rosie Bevan
- A Complete Peerge Correction in Foundations, Waleran v. 1 #3, Jan. 2440, pp. 194–197 (see Cawley, Charles, ENGLISH NOBILITY MEDIEVAL: Waleran Warwick died 1203, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed])
- Edward T. Beaumont, J.P. The Beaumonts in History. A.D. 850-1850. Oxford.
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