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John Beaufort
Birth: Mar., 1404
Death: May 27, 1444

1st Duke of Somerset. Born the son of John de Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and Lady Margaret de Holand. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Somerset in November 1418. He fought in Henry V's 1419 campaigns in France and accompanied the king's younger brother, Thomas of Lancaster, to Anjou where Thomas was killed at Bagu, and Somerset was captured. He was ransomed after a 17 year incarceration. He produced at least three illegitimate children, one before and two after his marriage to Margaret Beauchamp, which took place between 1439 and 1442. With his wife he had one surviving daughter, Lady Margaret Beaufort, whose son would become Henry VII. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter about 1440. He was created 1st Earl of Kendal in and 1st Duke of Somerset in August 1443. He died about age forty, possibly as a result of suicide. He was buried at Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  John de Beaufort (1371 - 1410)
  Margaret de Holland de Beaufort (1380 - 1439)
  Margaret Beauchamp (1410 - 1482)*
  Margaret Beaufort (1443 - 1509)*
  Margaret Beaufort Courtenay (____ - 1449)*
  Joan Beaufort (1404 - 1445)*
  John Beaufort (1404 - 1444)
  Thomas Beaufort (1405 - 1431)*
  Edmund Beaufort (1406 - 1455)*
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St Cuthberga Churchyard
Wimborne Minster
East Dorset District
Dorset, England
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Record added: Dec 03, 2000
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John Beaufort
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