Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick

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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 Warenne, 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.

He liberally supported the hospital of St. Michael's Hospital, Warwick and gave to the nuns of Pinley land at Claverdon, and land at Brailes to the nuns at Wroxall, Warwickshire.

Family and children[edit]

He married first to Margery, daughter of Henry d'Oily and Maud de Bohun and had children:

  1. Henry de Beaumont, 5th Earl of Warwick, his heir.
  2. Waleran de Beaumont of Gretham and Cotismore.
  3. 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 she had one child:

  1. Alice de Beaumont (died before 1263), married William de Maudit, Baron of Hanslape, Chamberlain to the King. Their children were:
    1. William Maudit, 8th Earl of Warwick;
    2. Isabel de Maudit, married William de Beauchamp, Baron Elmley. Their son was William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick.

References[edit]

  • Edward T. Beaumont, J.P. The Beaumonts in History. A.D. 850-1850. Oxford.

External links[edit]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
William de Beaumont
Earl of Warwick
1184–1204
Succeeded by
Henry de Beaumont