Roger Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp of Bletso

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Roger Beauchamp
Baron Beauchamp of Bletsoe
Arms of Beauchamp of Bletsoe: Gules, a fess between six martlets or
Bornc. 1315
Died3 January 1380
Spouse(s)Sibyl de Patteshull
Margaret de Carew
IssueSir Roger Beauchamp
Philip de Beauchamp
Margaret de Beauchamp
FatherRoger de Beauchamp

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


Roger de Beauchamp, perhaps born about 1315, was the son and heir of Roger de Beauchamp,[3] a younger son of Walter de Beauchamp (Steward to Edward I) and Alice de Tosny, daughter of Roger de Tosny of Flamstead, Hertfordshire.[4][5]


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][6]

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.[1][2]

Marriages and issue[edit]

Beauchamp married firstly, before 15 March 1337, Sibyl de Patteshull (d. before 1375), heiress of Bletsoe, one of the four daughters and co-heiresses of Sir John de Pateshull (c.1291–1349)[7] of Bletsoe,[8] by his wife Mabel de Grandison, a daughter of William de Grandison, 1st Baron Grandison, by whom he had two sons and a daughter:[1][2]

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]


  1. ^ a b c d Richardson III 2011, p. 471.
  2. ^ a b c d e Cokayne 1912, pp. 44–5.
  3. ^ Roger has sometimes been presented to be a younger son of Giles de Beauchamp, son of Walter de Beauchamp. However, this is not possible, as Roger was active in the mid- to late 1330s, implying a date of birth earlier than that of Giles's eldest son. See note at the website for further details. (Accessed 2020-03-02).
  4. ^ Richardson III 2011, p. 470.
  5. ^ Richardson III 2011, p. 239.
  6. ^ Richardson III 2011, pp. 470–1.
  7. ^ "Pateshull, Simon de (D.1274)".
  8. ^ 'Parishes: Bletsoe', in A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1912), pp. 40-43.
  9. ^ George Edward Cokayne, edited by Peter W. Hammond (1998). The Complete Peerage Vol. 14 (Addenda and Corrigenda), p.75
  10. ^ a b Richardson III 2011, p. 472.


  • Cokayne, George Edward (1912). The Complete Peerage, edited by Vicary Gibbs. Vol. 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. Vol. III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 978-1449966386.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)

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