Anne de Beauchamp, 15th Countess of Warwick

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Anne de Beauchamp, 15th Countess of Warwick (February 1443 – 3 January 1448) was born in Cardiff,[citation needed] the only child of Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick and Lady Cecily Neville. Her maternal grandparents were Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu, Countess of Salisbury suo jure. Anne was niece to Richard Neville, who by marriage to her paternal aunt, Anne de Beauchamp, 16th Countess of Warwick, later inherited the title Earl of Warwick.[1]

Her maternal grandfather was the brother of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York. Her mother was a first cousin of Edward IV of England, Edmund, Earl of Rutland, Margaret of York, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence and Richard III of England.[2]

In 1445, her father died. While his dukedom became extinct, his earldom was inherited by his daughter, so Anne became the suo jure 15th Countess of Warwick at age two. Anne also succeeded to the title of 7th Baroness Burghersh [E., 1330] on 11 June 1446, suo jure.[1] However, she died just three years later at Ewelme in Oxfordshire, the home of her maternal step-great-grandmother. She was buried in Reading Abbey.[citation needed]

Her title as Countess of Warwick was inherited by her paternal aunt, Lady Anne, and maternal uncle, Sir Richard. The barony of Burghersh fell into abeyance between her aunts.[1]



  1. ^ a b c G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 428.
  2. ^ Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 15.

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry de Beauchamp
Countess of Warwick
Succeeded by
Anne Neville