Richard De BEAUCHAMP, Earl Of Warwick[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1381 - 1439  (58 years)


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  • Name Richard De BEAUCHAMP  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Suffix Earl Of Warwick 
    Born 28 Jan 1381  Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Name 13th Earl Of WARWICK 
    Died 30 Apr 1439  Rouen Castle, Seine-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Buried 4 Oct 1439  Beauchamp Chapel, St Mary's, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I14238  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 May 2011 

    Father Thomas De BEAUCHAMP,   b. Bef 16 Mar 1338, Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1401, Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Margaret FERRERS,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef Apr 1381  [10, 11
    Family ID F7327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth De BERKELEY, Ctss Warwick,   b. Abt 1385, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1422  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Alt. Marriage Sep 1393  [12
    Alt. Marriage 
    Married Bef 5 Oct 1397  1st Wife Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Alt. Marriage Bef May 1399  [8
    Alt. Marriage 
    Notes 
    Alt. Marriage:
    • 1st wife
    • 1st wife
    Children 
     1. Eleanor De BEAUCHAMP, Lady,   b. Sep 1407, Walthamstow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1467, Baynard's Castle, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     2. Margaret BEAUCHAMP, Baroness Lisle,   b. 1404, Goodrest In Wedgnock Park, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1467, Jesus Chapel, St Paul's, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP, 3rd Baroness Bergavenny,   b. 16 Sep 1415, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1448, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F7329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabel Le DESPENSER, Baroness Burghersh,   b. 26 Jul 1400, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1439, Friars Minoresses, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1423  2ND Husband Same Name Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Anne De BEAUCHAMP, Countess Of Warwick,   b. Abt Sep 1426, Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Sep 1492  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Henry De BEAUCHAMP,   b. 22 Mar 1424, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1446, Hanley Castle, Upton-On-Severn, Worcestershire, England (Dspm) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F6833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard de Beauchamp (son of Thomas de Beauchamp and Margaret Ferrers), 13th Earl of Warwick, KG (1403); knighted 1399; fought against Owen Glendower in Wales 1403, Capt Calais Feb 1413/4, took charge of prisoners en route to Calais Sep-Oct 1415, hence (pace Shakespeare) absent at time of Agincourt; participated, however, in successful sea Battle of Harfleur 1416; also at Sieges of Caen 1417, Caudebec 1418 and Rouen Jan 1418/9, created 19 May 1419 Count of Aumale (part of Henry V's policy of creating English nobles with French titles and fiefs in English-occupied France); undertook further Sieges of Melun 1420 and Meaux 1421, also Gamaches 1422 and St Valery-sur-Somme; Capt Rouen by end of Jan 1422/3; took Pontorson, Brittany 1427; beaten by French at Battle of Montargis Sep 1427; victor over French at Beauvais 1431; appointed by Henry VI Lt and Governor of France and Normandy 1437; married 1st by 5 Oct 1397 Elizabeth (dspm 28 Dec 1422), Baroness Berkeley, Lisle and Teyes in her own right, only daughter of 5th Lord (Baron) Berkeley, and had [Margaret, Eleanor, & Elizabeth]. The 13th Earl married 2nd 26 Nov 1423 Isabel, Baroness Burghersh in her own right, widow of his cousin Richard de Beuachamp, Earl of Worcester, and sister and heir of Richard le Despenser, de jure Lord (Baron) Burghersh, and died 30 April 1439 (his tomb at Warwick being justly famous for its beauty and splendour), leaving by her [Henry, 14th Earl of Warwick, and 1st/last Duke of Warwick, dsps 11 June 1464; and Anne]. [Burke's Peerage]

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      EARLDOM of WARWICK (XIII) 1401

      RICHARD (DE BEAUCHAMP), EARL OF WARWICK, also hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire and Chamberlain of the Exchequer, son and heir, was born 25 or 28 January 1381/2 at Salwarpe, co. Worcester, his sponsors being Richard II and Richard le Scrope, afterwards Archbishop of York. He was knighted, 11 October 1399, at the Coronation of Henry IV; served in Wales against Owen Glendower in 1402; had livery of his lands, 13 February 1402/3; took part in the battle of Shrewsbury, 21 July 1403, and was nominated K.G., probably on the following day. He was made Joint Keeper, with Lord Audley, of Brecknock Castle, 24 October 1403-19, February 1403-4; was with the Prince of Wales at Worcester, June 1404; a Commissioner for the trial of Archbishop Scrope and the Earl Marshal, June 1405, receiving a grant for life of Swansea Castle and the lordship of Gower, forfeited by the Earl Marshal, 29 August following; and was at the siegre of Aberystwyth, September 1407. Under licence of 5 April 1408 he travelled abroad for 2 years, making pilgrimages to Rome and to the Holy Land and performing notable feats of arms at Verona and elsewhere. On his return he was appointed a member of the Council, 9 May 1410, being present therein, 16 June following; a Commissioner to treat with the Scots, 23 May 1411; Steward of England for the Coronation of Henry V, appointed 2 April 1413, and Deputy Steward (for the Duke of Clarence) at that of Queen Katherine, 23 February 1420/1; Commissioner to treat with Burgundy and France, 14 July 1413; Captain of Calais and Governor of the Marches of Picardy, 3 February 1413/4; joint Ambassador to the Council of Constance and to the Emperor, 20 October 1414, and Chief Commissioner to treat with Burgundy, 7 August 1415; Chief Warden of the Marches of Wales adjoining cos. Hereford and Gloucester, 16 June 1415. Though present at the siege of Harfleur, August-September 1415, he is said to have gone to Calais, with the Duke of Clarence, in charge of prisoners after its capture, 22 September, and (despite Shakespeare) he did not fight at Agincourt, 24 October 1415. The following year he received the Emperor Sigismund at Calais, April, and took part in the naval victory off Harfleur, 15 August 1416; Commissioner to treat with Burgundy, 5 August, and with the French Ambassadors at Calais, 31 August 1416. Accompanying Henry V to France, July 1417, he was at the siege of Caen, August-September following, and himself besieged and captured Domfront, Apr.-July, and Caudebec, September 1418, before returning to the siege of Rouen, for whose surrender, 19 January 1418/9, he was appointed Chief Commissioner. He was made Captain of Beauvais, 2 February 1418/9, and forced La Roche Guyon to capitulate after a 2 months' siege, 1 May following. On 19 May 1419, while the King was at Vernon, he received a grant of the comté of Aumale, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, whereby he became COUNT OF AUMALE, in Normandy. For the next year he was continually employed in the negotiations for a truce which led to the treaty of Troyes, 21 May, and the marriage of Henry V to Katherine of France, 2 June 1420. Later he took part in the sieges of Melun, July-November 1420, and Meaux, October 1421, for whose surrender, 10 May 1422, he was a Commissioner. Keeper for life of Moulton Park, co. Northampton, 20 December 1421. He himself besieged and forced the surrender of Gamaches, 12 June 1422, and St. Valéry-sur-Somme, 4 September following, and he was present at the death-bed of Henry V, 30-31 August 1422, to whom he was an executor. Under Henry VI he was present in Council, 5 November, and was made a Councillor of Regency, 9 December 1422; Captain of Rouen, before 31 January 1422/3, and again of Calais, 10 July (as from 4 February) 1423 and 1 March 1424/5; joint Guardian of the truce with Scotland, 28 March 1424, and again in 1426 and 1430. As Captain and Lieutenant General of the King and the Regent in the field, 1426-27, he besieged and captured Pontorson, in Brittany, January-May 1427, but, with the Earl of Suffolk) was completely defeated by the Bastard of Orleans before Montargis, 5 September following. From 1 June 1428 till 19 May 1436 he was Tutor and Governor to the young King, whom he bore to Westminster Abbey for his Coronation, 6 November 1429, and whom he accompanied to France, April, for his Coronation in Notre Dame, Paris, 16 December 1430. Captain of Meaux before 1 November 1430. He defeated the French in a notable skirmish near Beauvais 11 August 1431; was Lieutenant in the field in the absence of the Regent, 1435; and accompanied the Duke of Gloucester in his foray into Flanders from Calais, August 1436. Ranger of Wychwood Forest, 21 November 1433; Constable of Bristol, 11 July 1437. He was, 16 July 1437, made Lieutenant General and Governor of France and Normandy, setting sail thereto, 29 August, where, within 2 years' time, he died, his position being one of great peril and anxiety.

      He married, 1stly (covenant September 1392), before 5 October 1397, Elizabeth, de jure suo jure (according to modern doctrine) BARONESS BERKELEY, also BARONESS LISLE (of Kingston Lisle) and BARONESS TEYES, only daughter and heir of Thomas (DE BERKELEY), 5th LORD BERKELEY, by Margaret, de jure suo jure (according to modern doctrine) BARONESS LISLE (of Kingston Lisle) and BARONESS TEYES, only daughter and heir of Warin (DE LISLE), 2nd LORD LISLE (of Kingston Lisle) and LORD TEYES. She, who was under 7 in 1392, died s.p.m. 18 December 1422 and was buried in Kingswood Abbey, co. Gloucester. M.I. On her death the Baronies of Berkeley, Lisle and Teyes fell, according to modern doctrine, into abeyance between her 3 daughters and coheirs. He married, 2ndly, 26 November 1423, at Hanley Castle, co. Worcester, Isabel, de jure suo jure (according to modern doctrine) BARONESS BURGHERSH, widow of his cousin Richard (DE BEAUCHAMP), EARL OF WORCESTER (who died s.p.m. March 1422), sister and heir of Richard (LE DESPENSER), de jure LORD BURGHERSH (who died s.p. 7 October 1414), posthumous daughter and eventually sole heir of Thomas (LE DESPENSER), EARL OF GLOUCESTER and LORD LE DESPENSER (who was beheaded, January 1399/1400, and afterwards attainted] by Constance, daughter of Edmund, "of Langley," DUKE OF YORK, 5th son of EDWARD III. He died 30 April 1439 at Rouen, aged 57, and was buried 4 October in St. Mary's, Warwick, being afterwards removed to the Lady Chapel (built by his executors), where is a superb monument to him. His widow, who was born 26 July 1400 at Cardiff, died 27 December 1439 at the Friars Minoresses, London, and was buried 13 January 1439/40 in Tewkesbury Abbey, aged 39. M.I. [Complete Peerage XII/2:378-82, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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