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Thomas Beauchamp

Male Bef 1339 - 1401  (> 62 years)


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  • Name Thomas Beauchamp 
    Born Bef 16 Mar 1339  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Apr 1401  [1
    Buried St. Mary's, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I26249  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2019 

    Father Thomas de Beauchamp,   b. 14 Feb 1314, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1369, Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Katherine de Mortimer,   d. 4 Aug 1369 
    Married Aft 22 Feb 1325  [1
    Family ID F10533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Ferrers,   d. 22 Jan 1407 
    Married Bef Apr 1381  [1
    Children 
    +1. Richard Beauchamp,   d. 30 Apr 1439, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F15710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 12th Earl of Warwick.

      From Wikipedia:

      Knighted around 1355, Beauchamp accompanied John of Gaunt in campaigns in France in 1373, and around that time was made a Knight of the Garter. In the parliaments of 1376 and 1377 he was one of those appointed to supervise reform of King Richard II's government. When these were not as effective as hoped, Beauchamp was made Governor over the King. In 1377, or 1378, he granted the manors of Croome Adam (now Earls Croome) in Worcestershire and Grafton Flyford in Warwickshire to Henry de Ardern for a red rose. Between 1377 and 1378 he was appointed Admiral of the North. Beauchamp brought a large contingent of soldiers and archers to King Richard's Scottish campaign of 1385.

      In 1387 he was one of the Lords Appellant, who endeavored to separate Richard from his favorites. After Richard regained power, Beauchamp retired to his estates, but was invited to London on a ruse in 1397 and charged with high treason, supposedly as a part of the Earl of Arundel's alleged conspiracy. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London (in what is now known as the "Beauchamp Tower"), pleaded guilty and threw himself on the mercy of the king. He forfeited his estates and titles, and was sentenced to life imprisonment on the Isle of Man. The next year, however, he was moved back to the Tower, until he was released in August 1399 after Henry Bolingbroke's initial victories over King Richard II.

      After Bolingbroke deposed Richard and became king as Henry IV, Beauchamp was restored to his titles and estates. He was one of those who urged the new King to murder Richard, and accompanied King Henry against the rebellion of 1400.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.