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William de Beauchamp

Male - 1170


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William de Beauchamp was born in in of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England (son of Walter de Beauchamp and Emmeline d'Abetot); died in 1170.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Worcester from 1114 until his death.

    Family/Spouse: Avicia. Avicia died after 1170. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. William de Beauchamp was born in in of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England; died in 1197 in Normandy.
    2. Maud de Beauchamp died in 1181.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Walter de Beauchamp was born in in of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England; died in 1131.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Worcestershire from sometime in the 1110s to 1130. This Walter de Beauchamp, whose origins are unknown, inherited his father-in-law Urse d'Abetot's hereditary shrievalty and most of his lands when Roger d'Abetot, Urse's son, forfeited his lands and offices upon being exiled by Henry I, allegedly for having ordered the murder of a royal official.

    Walter married Emmeline d'Abetot. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Emmeline d'Abetot (daughter of Urse d'Abetot and Alice).

    Notes:

    John Watson, soc.genealogy.medieval, 5 June 2017:

    William de Beauchamp (died 1170) confirmed Walter his father's grant of land and tithes to Worcester Cathedral priory, including a virgate of land held by Alfred, chaplain of Urse d'Abetot, his grandfather.

    William's mother was a daughter of Urse d'Abetot, but I have not seen any contemporary evidence that her name was Emmeline. Dugdale identified her from a register of the dean and chapter of Worcester which is now lost.

    "Willelmus de Bello campo omnibus ministris suis et ballivis de Wirecestre scira salutem, Sciatis me concessise et confirmasse donationem illam, quam pater meus Walterus fecit Priori et Monachis de Wirecestria de una virgata terrae quam Elfredus capellanus Ursonis de Abbetot avi mei tenuit. Et volo, ut teneant eam liberam et quietam de geldis et omnibus secularibus exactionibus, sicut elemosinam patris mei et matris meae. T. Isnardo, Rogero de Lenz &c." William Hale Hale, Registrum sive Liber Irrotularius et Consuetudinarius Prioratus Beatae Mariae Wigorniensis (London, 1865), 92a.

    Children:
    1. 1. William de Beauchamp was born in in of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England; died in 1170.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Urse d'Abetot was born about 1040 in St. Jean d'Abbetot, near Tancarville, Normandy, France (son of Almaric d'Abetot); died in 1108.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1118

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Worcestershire from about 1069 to 1108. Domesday tenant of Upton Warren and Salwarpe, Worcestershire.

    From Wikipedia (accessed 28 May 2021):

    Urse d'Abetot [...] was a Norman who followed King William I to England, and became Sheriff of Worcestershire and a royal official under him and Kings William II and Henry I. He was a native of Normandy and moved to England shortly after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, and was appointed sheriff in about 1069. Little is known of his family in Normandy, who were not prominent. Although Urse's lord in Normandy was present at the Battle of Hastings, there is no evidence that Urse took part in the invasion of England in 1066.

    Urse built the earliest form of Worcester Castle in Worcester, which encroached on the cathedral cemetery there, earning him a curse from the Archbishop of York. Urse helped to put down a rebellion against King William I in 1075, and quarrelled with the Church in his county over the jurisdiction of the sheriffs. He continued in the service of William's sons after the king's death, and was appointed constable under William II and marshal under Henry I. Urse was known for his acquisitiveness, and during William II's reign was considered second only to Ranulf Flambard, another royal official, in his rapacity. Urse's son succeeded him as sheriff but was subsequently exiled, thus forfeiting the office. Through his daughter, Urse is an ancestor of the Beauchamp family, who eventually became Earls of Warwick.

    Urse married Alice. Alice was born about 1056 in Derbyshire, England; died after 1108. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Alice was born about 1056 in Derbyshire, England; died after 1108.
    Children:
    1. 3. Emmeline d'Abetot
    2. (Unknown) de Abetot


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Almaric d'Abetot was born in in of St. Jean d'Abbetot, near Tancarville, Normandy, France (son of Gerald d'Abetot and Helisendis).
    Children:
    1. 6. Urse d'Abetot was born about 1040 in St. Jean d'Abbetot, near Tancarville, Normandy, France; died in 1108.