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Hugh I de Beauchamp

Male Abt 1040 - Bef 1114  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Hugh I de Beauchamp  [1
    Born Abt 1040  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1114  [2
    Alternate death Abt 1118  [3
    Person ID I741  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Maud de Taillebois 
    Children 
    +1. Simon I de Beauchamp,   d. 1137
    +2. Robert de Beauchamp,   b. of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1111
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Amongst the most eminent Norman families in the train of the Conqueror was that of Beauchamp, and amongst those that shared most liberally in the spoils of the conquest was Hugh de Beauchamp, the companion in arms of the victorious Norman, who obtained grants to a very great extent from his triumphant chief, as he appears at the general survey to be possessed of large estates in Hertford, Buckingham, and Bedfordshires, was the founder of this illustrious house in England. This Hugh had issue, Simon, who d. s.p.; Payne, ancestor of the Beauchamps of Bedford, that barony having been conferred upon him by William Rufus; Walter, but some doubts have been thrown upon the question of his having been son of Hugh, Sir H. Nicholas stating him to have been 'supposed of the same family'; Milo, of Eaton, co. Bedford; Adeline, m. to Walter le Espec, Lord of Kirkham and Helmesley, co. of York." [Burke's Peerage, and cum grano salis as usual. There's no evidence that the first Hugh de Beauchamp was a "companion in arms" to the Conqueror. For another, at least according to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Simon de Beauchamp doesn't seem to have dsp'd.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S880] Kay Allen, 19 Jan 1999, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S49] Leo's Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).