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John Beauchamp

Male 1377 - 1420  (43 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Beauchamp was born on 6 Jan 1377 in of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (son of John Beauchamp and Joan Fitz With); died on 27 Aug 1420.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Worcestershire, 1401, 1404, and 1414. He was a godson of King Richard II.

    "By the reversal of the proceedings of the Merciless Parliament in 1398, he became 2nd Lord Beauchamp of Kidderminster. [...] On the accession of King Henry IV in 1399, his father's attainder was reaffirmed and his honors were again forfeited." [Douglas Richardson, citation details below]

    John married Isabel Ferrers before 1397. Isabel (daughter of Henry de Ferrers and Joan de Poynings) died before 12 Oct 1410. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Margaret Beauchamp was born about 1400; died before 1464.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Beauchamp was born in in of Holt, Worcestershire, England (son of John Beauchamp and Isabel Attwood); died on 12 May 1388 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England.

    Notes:

    According to Douglas Richardson (citation details below), in addition to serving as a knight of the shire for Worcestershire in the two parliaments of 1377 as mentioned below, he also performed the same function in 1380.

    From Wikipedia (accessed 13 Apr 2021):

    He served under John of Gaunt in the Spanish campaign of 1372 and in 1373 obtained a grant of a yearly fair at a place called 'le Rode' in the parish of Holt, on the day of St. Mary Magdalene. A favourite of the ailing King Edward III, in the years 1370 to 1375 he received several grants of offices, including the constableship of Bridgnorth Castle. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for Worcestershire to Edward III's last parliament (January 1377) and Richard II's first (October 1377).

    Richard II regarded him warmly, and acted as godfather to his son. Retained in the household, Beauchamp soon received substantial further patronage, and by 1384 he had been made Receiver of the Chamber and Keeper of the King's Jewels. He received the Order of Knighthood on Richard II's entry into Scotland in 1385. That December he was granted for life the office of Justiciar of North Wales, to which was added in August 1386 a charter of liberties within his recently purchased estate at Kidderminster. Even though the Commons demanded in October that a new Steward of the Household be appointed only in parliament, Richard II refused to comply, and in January 1387 he promoted Beauchamp to the stewardship. Even more provocative was Sir John's creation on 10 October following as 'Lord of Beauchamp and Baron of Kidderminster', a new dignity to be maintained from the estates of Deerhurst Priory. This was the first creation of a peerage by letters patent. He was probably the builder of Holt Castle.

    Beauchamp's rapid rise from esquire to baron could not be borne by the Lords Appellant, who included his kinsman, Thomas Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick. The latter probably saw the rise of his cousin as a threat to his dominance of the Midlands. Arrested and imprisoned along with three other household knights, Lord Beauchamp was impeached in the Merciless Parliament in 1388 and condemned by the lords for treason. He was beheaded on Tower Hill and was buried in Worcester Cathedral. Fortunately for his heir, John Beauchamp, 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Kidderminster, then aged eleven, he had entailed certain of his manors, so these were exempt from forfeiture.

    John married Joan Fitz With before 31 Oct 1370. Joan (daughter of Robert le Fitz With and Joan) was born on 24 Mar 1352. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Joan Fitz With was born on 24 Mar 1352 (daughter of Robert le Fitz With and Joan).
    Children:
    1. 1. John Beauchamp was born on 6 Jan 1377 in of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England; died on 27 Aug 1420.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Beauchamp was born about 1319 in of Holt, Worcestershire, England (son of Richard de Beauchamp and Eustachia); died before 1367.

    Notes:

    Captain of Calais, 1348 and 1349; knight of the shire for Worcestershire, 1352 and 1355.

    He was in the sea battle at Sluys in 1340, and served extensively in the French wars. He was in the king's company at Crécy, and was at the subsequent siege of Calais. He was appointed Admiral of the Fleet for protecting the passage to Calais, 17 Aug 1349, following which he returned to France and appears to have served in the Poitiers campaign.

    John married Isabel Attwood before 25 Mar 1345. Isabel (daughter of Robert Attwood) died after 1363. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Isabel Attwood (daughter of Robert Attwood); died after 1363.

    Notes:

    Also called Elizabeth Attwood.

    Children:
    1. 2. John Beauchamp was born in in of Holt, Worcestershire, England; died on 12 May 1388 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England.

  3. 6.  Robert le Fitz With was born in in of Bubbenhall in Barnacle, Warwickshire, England.

    Robert married Joan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Joan
    Children:
    1. 3. Joan Fitz With was born on 24 Mar 1352.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard de Beauchamp was born in in of Holt, Worcestershire, England (son of John de Beauchamp); died before 17 Dec 1327.

    Richard married Eustachia. Eustachia died after 10 Jul 1329. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Eustachia died after 10 Jul 1329.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Beauchamp was born about 1319 in of Holt, Worcestershire, England; died before 1367.

  3. 10.  Robert Attwood
    Children:
    1. 5. Isabel Attwood died after 1363.