William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny

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William de Beauchamp
Baron Bergavenny
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Sir William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny, KG
Bornc. 1343
Died8 May 1411 (aged 67–68)
Noble familyBeauchamp
Spouse(s)Lady Joan FitzAlan
(m. 1392–1411; his death)
FatherThomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick
MotherKatherine Mortimer

William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny, KG (c. 1343 – 8 May 1411) was an English peer.

Beauchamp was the fourth son of Thomas Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, and Katherine Mortimer. He served under Sir John Chandos during the Hundred Years' War, and was created a Knight of the Garter in 1376. He served as Captain of Calais in 1383.[1]

Upon the death of his first cousin once removed, John Hastings, 3rd Earl of Pembroke on 30 December 1389, William inherited the lordship of Abergavenny, including Abergavenny Castle.[1] He was summoned to Parliament on 23 July 1392 as "Willilmo Beauchamp de Bergavenny", by which he is held to have become Baron Bergavenny, a barony by writ.[2] In 1399, he was appointed Justiciar of South Wales and Governor of Pembroke.[3] He entailed the castle and Honour of Abergavenny on the issue male of his body, with remainder to his brother Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick and his heirs male; his wife enjoyed it in dower until her death in 1435. Bergavenny died in 1411 and was buried at Black Friars, Hereford.[4]

Marriage and offspring[edit]

Bergavenny married Lady Joan FitzAlan, daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, and Elizabeth de Bohun, and they had the following children:



  1. ^ a b Cokayne 1910, p. 24.
  2. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 25.
  3. ^ Cokayne 1910, pp. 25–26.
  4. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 26.


  • Carpenter, Christine. "Beauchamp, William (V), first Baron Bergavenny (c.1343–1411)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/50236. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Cokayne, George E. (1910). Gibbs, Vicary (ed.). The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant. I, Ab-Adam to Basing. London: St. Catherine Press.
Peerage of England
New creation Baron Bergavenny
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