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Sir William de Beauchamp
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Birth: 1345
Warwick
Warwickshire, England
Death: May 8, 1411
Warwick
Warwickshire, England

Sir William Beauchamp, 1st Lord Bergavenny. Knight, Knight of the Garter, of Feckenham, Worcestershire. Constable of Castle and County of Pembroke. King's Chamberlain, Captain of Calais, Justice of South Wales.

Fourth of fifteen children and fourth of five sons of Thomas de Beauchamp and Katherine de Mortimer, born after 1344. Husband of Lady Joan FitzAlan Arundel, daughter of Richard de Arundel, beheaded for high treason against Richard II, and Elizabeth Bohun, married before 04 Mar 1393, the date of her father's will. They had one son and two daughters:
* Sir Richard, Knight of the Garter m Isabel Despenser
* Joan m James Butler
* Elizabeth

1358 - studied at Oxford until 1361
1358 - granted canonry of Sarum, but would give up a clerical career around 1361
1367 - served with John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster at the Battle of Najera in April
1367 - set out with his brother to join the crusades with the Knights of the Teutonic Order
1370 - Gascony campaign with John of Gaunt
1371 - at the capture of Limoges
1372 - siege of Montpaon
1373 - served John of Gaunt in France
1376 - vested as a Knight of the Garter
1380 - to Brittany to aid John de Montfort
1382 - commanded the assault and capture on Figueras
1383 - Captain of Calais
1386 - in Portugal with John of Gaunt
1386 - acquired the manors of Snitterfield, Warwickshire from Sir Thomas West
1389 - acquired the Castle of Abergavenny, Monmouthsire, titled Lord Abergavenny
1399 - Governor of Pembroke, Justiciar of South Wales

William died testate 08 May 1411, (inquest held June 5) and his will directed his remains to be buried next to and beneath the tomb of John Hastings, Earl of Pembroke at the Black Friars in Hereford.

His widow, Lady Joan, was found by inquisition to have "raised a murderous affray at Birmingham." She died in 1435 and was buried next to her husband at Black Friars. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas De Beauchamp (1313 - 1369)
  Katherine Mortimer Beauchamp (____ - 1369)
 
 Spouse:
  Joan Fitzalan De Beauchamp (1375 - 1435)
 
 Children:
  Joan de Beauchamp Butler (1396 - 1430)*
  Richard de Beauchamp (1397 - 1422)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maud de Beauchamp Clifford (1335 - 1403)*
  Thomas Beauchamp (1338 - 1401)**
  Joan de Beauchamp Basset (1340 - 1360)*
  Philippa de Beauchamp (1344 - 1386)*
  Alice Beauchamp Gournay (1345 - 1383)*
  William de Beauchamp (1345 - 1411)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Black Friars Churchyard
Hereford
Herefordshire Unitary Authority
Herefordshire, England
 
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren
Record added: Nov 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80023666
 


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