William (III) de Beauchamp

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William III de Beauchamp (c. 1215 – 1269[1]) of Elmley Castle in Worcestershire, was an English Baron and hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire.


He was the son and heir of Walter II de Beauchamp (1192/3-1236) of Elmley Castle, hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire, by his wife Johanna Mortimer (d.1225), daughter of Roger Mortimer (d. 1214) of Wigmore Castle in Herefordshire.


On the death of his father in 1236 he became hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire, which title he held until his death. In 1249 he was excommunicated by Walter de Cantilupe, Bishop of Worcester, but was later absolved, in the presence of the king, on St. Edmund's Day, 1251.[2]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Isabel de Mauduit, daughter of William de Mauduit of Hanslope in Buckinghamshire and Hartley Mauditt, Hampshire (by his wife Alice de Beaumont (d. pre- 1263), half-sister of Henry de Beaumont, 5th Earl of Warwick[3] (c.1192-1229)) and sister and heiress of William Mauduit, 8th Earl of Warwick. By Isabel he had issue including:


  1. ^ Sudeley. "Sudeley family", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 23 September 2004. Accessed 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ Dugdale, William (1655). Monasticon Anglicanum, Vol. 1, p. 571.
  3. ^ G. E. Cokayne, The Complete Peerage, n.s., Vol.XII, p.367
  4. ^ 'Parishes: Alcester', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 3, Barlichway Hundred, ed. Philip Styles (London, 1945), pp. 8-22 [1]
  5. ^ "BEAUCHAMP, Sir William (D.c.1421), of Powick, Worcs. And Alcester, Warws. | History of Parliament Online".
  6. ^ Edward I By Michael Prestwich, pp.145-6 [2]
  7. ^ "BEAUCHAMP, Sir William (D.c.1421), of Powick, Worcs. And Alcester, Warws. | History of Parliament Online".
  8. ^ See full biography in: John Burke, General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, Dormant and in Abeyance, 3rd ed., London, 1846, pp.37-8 [3]