4/4/1340, Henry de Bello Monte born in Brabant, France, heir & s/o 2955092. Sir John de Beaumont & 2954973. Lady Eleanor Plantagenet.
12/1/1340, Whereas the king’s kinsfolk, John de Bello Monte and Eleanor de Lancastre, his wife, by the king’s command crossed with him into Brabant, and she having conceived by her husband they proposed to return to England before the birth, that the origin of the child should be known in the place where it was hoped it would succeed, and whereas, the king, because their stay was very grateful and desirable as well on account of their service to him as for the comfort of queen Philippa, caused them to stay … Eleanor … brought forth the first-born son … now named Henry de Bello Monte … reputes Henry to be their true and legitimate son, … he shall succeed … within the realm of England. (S) CPRs.
~1340, Margaret born in England, d/o 2955094. John de Vere & 2955095. Maud de Badlesmere.
1342, Henry age 2 at the death of his father.
6/26/1342, IPM of John de Bello Monte. Northumberland: Dycheburn. The manor … Charleton North. The manor … Henry his son, aged 2 years, is his next heir. … (S) CIsPM.
10/28/1343, To escheator of cos. Lincoln and Rutland … Henry son and heir of Joh de Bello Monte a minor in the king’s wardship … Henry de Bello Monte, grandfather of Henry son and heir of John … (S) CCRs.
11/28/1343, Commitment during pleasure to the king's kinswoman, Eleanor late the wife of John de Beaumount, of the keeping of the manor of Birthorp, co. Lincoln, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Henry, son and heir of the said John. (S) CFRs.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
4/6/1351, Signification … children born out of the ligeance of England … Henry, s/o John, Lord Beaumont … shall be henceforth able to have and enjoy their inheritiance after the death of their ancestors in all parts within the ligeance of England …. (S) CPRs. [Henry was the 1st heir named in the statute.]
7/26/1354, … manor of Thorpe in Balne during the nonage of the heir of John de Bello Monte, … at the request of his kinswoman Eleanor wife of Richard, earl of Arundel, the mother of said heir, he has granted to such heir [Henry] the manor aforesaid to hold from Michaelmas next until his full age, without rendering anything. (S) CPRs.
1359-60, Henry a knight of the king’s household in the invasion of France.
10/1359, King Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. Edward reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany [Edward decided a siege of Paris was not feasible.]
4/10/1360, To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Henry de Bello Monte as well of £100 … as the king of his favour, and in aid of the expenses incurred by Henry in the king's service at his last progress in foreign parts, has pardoned him that sum. (S) CCRs.
1/14/1361, To … escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause Henry de Bello Monte, son and heir of John de Bello Monte tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was at his death seised … although Henry has not proved his age, as the king is nevertheless assured that he is of full age, and has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CCRs. [Also Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Northumberland, the town of Berwick on Tweed.]
1362-69, Henry, 3rd Lord Beaumont of Folkingham, Lincolnshire summoned to parliament.
5/28/1362, Whereas … granted licence for John de Bello Monte, ‘chivaler,’ to enfeoff … of the manors of Folkyngham and Barton on Humbre … for them to grant the same to him and Eleanor, his wife, and his heirs ; and Richard, earl of Arundel, who has now taken the said Eleanor to wife, and Eleanor have made petition … inasmuch as the said John died before the grant was executed … the king has pardoned to them … according to a release to be made to them by Henry de Bello Monte, son and heir of the said John. (S) CPRs.
1362, Pleading in English Act: "All Pleas which shall be pleaded … shewed, defended, answered, debated, and judged in the English language.” [Formerly conducted in French – the common person having no knowledge of what was being said.]
1362, Henry de Bello Monte, knight, to grant messuages and land in Markfield and Whittington, and two-thirds of the manor of Sheepshed, to Thomas de Bello Monte, knight, for life. Leic. (S) UKNA.
[––Henry & Margaret––]
Bef. 2/15/1363, Henry married Margaret.
3/18/1363, Henry de Bello Monte, going beyond seas, has letters nominating Richard, earl of Arundel and Edward de Sancto Johanne as his attorneys … (S) CPRs.
6/24/1363, To escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver to Henry de Bello Monte, son and heir of John de Bello Monte tenant in chief, if not yet delivered to him, as well the lands of his said father as all knights' fees and advowsons … (S) CCRs.
1363, Henry and Margaret received a papal indult for a portable altar.
7/20/1363, Commission of oyer and terminer … complaint by Richard, earl of Arundel, that whereas the king by letters patent lately committed to him at farm the wardship of the lands late of Alice [Henry’s paternal grandmother] late the wife of Henry de Bello Monte who held in chief, during the nonage of Henry son of John de Bello Monte her kinsman and heir, … (S) CPRs.
7/20/1363, Commission of oyer and terminer … complaint by the king’s kinsman Henry de Bello Monte, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.
11/1/1363, Henry de Bello Monte, going beyond seas, has letters nominating Richard, earl of Arundel and Edward de Seint Johan as his attorneys … (S) CPRs.
1364, People of Pointon in Lincolnshire … People mentioned: Earl of Arundel; …, Bishop of Lincoln; [Henry Beaumont], Lord Beaumont; …; Archbishop of Canterbury; …. (S) UKNA.
11/4/1364, Henry de Bello Monte, staying beyond the seas with the king’s licence, … (S) CPRs.
4/19/1366, John, duke of Lancaster, Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, Henry de Bello Monte, Roger Lestrange, Guy de Brien', Warin de Insula, Henry de Percy, …, knights, William Banastre, …, John Botiller, Roger de Dalyngrugge, …, querents, and Richard, earl of Arundel and Surrey, deforciant. The castle and vill of Reygate … (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/288/48, N663.
1366-7, “Grantor: John de Excestre; Grantee: Sir Henry de Beaumont; Place or Subject: Grant of his lands, etc., in Thornley Holme, Hope, Grenwell, & Wisell or elsewhere between the Tyne and the Tees within the Bishopric of Durham.” (S) UKNA.
1367, Deed of confirmation from Henry de Bello Monte, knight, to King Edward the Third, of a place and garden, and appurtenances, near to the cross of Charing, in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields. (S) Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court …, V4, 1828, P766.
2/1368, Grant by Henry de Bello Monte, knight, to King Edward of his place with garden by the cross at Cherryng, in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields, enclosed by a wall. Witnesses:- …, John, Duke of Lancaster, Edmund, Earl of Cambridge, and others (named): [Middx.] (S) UKNA.
7/25/1369, Henry de Bello Monte (Beaumont), knight: Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire (includes assignment of dower to his widow in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire) died; buried at Sempringham Priory, Lincolnshire. (S) UKNA.
8/3/1369, Writ for IPM of Henry de Bello Monte, knight. Leicester: Whitewyk. The manor … He died on Wednesday after St. Margaret last. John his son, aged 8 years in March last, is his heir. Lincoln: Hekyngton. The manor, … Baston. A moiety of the manor … Thoreswaye. The manor, … Styueton. The manor, … Barton on Humbre. £40 yearly rent, … Lincoln. 2 messuages … (knights fees) … Warsick: … (knights fees) … Nottingham: … Derby: … (S) CIsPM.
Bef. 3/1370, Margaret married Sir Nicholas Lovayne. [1 daughter.]
1371, The custody of the manor of Whitwick, co. Leicester, held of the honor of Winton, committed to Nicholas Lovayn and Margaret his wife, during the minority of the the heir of Henry Beaumont. (S) A Topographical Hist. of the County of Licester, Curtis, 1831, P185.
1375, Nicholas died.
10/24/1375, To … escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver in dower to Margaret who was wife of Henry de Bello Monte tenant in chief such as are in his bailiwick of the knights' fees and parts of fees following which the king has assigned to her of the knights' fees of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his death, … (S) CCRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
6/17/1379, Margaret married Sir John Devereux. [1 son, 1 daughter]
3/24/1382, Licence for the king’s knight, John Devereux, to acquire for life, with successive remainders for life to Margaret his wife, John their son, and Joan their daughter, … (S) CPRs.
9/10/1385, Remission, during the continuance of the war with France, to John Devereux, knight, Margaret his wife and John their son, … because the king has made him a banneret and placed him at the standard, … (S) CPRs.
2/22/1393, John died.
9/20/1397, IPM of John de Bello Monte, knight (3802840). … Lincoln: He held the manor of Hekynton, Stenton and Vessy Halle for 60 years by grant of John Devereux, knight, and Margaret (1477547) his wife, formerly the wife of Henry de Bello Monte, … (S) CIsPM.
6/13/1398, Margaret died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
6/20/1398, Commitment to Katharine (3802841) late the wife of John de Beaumont, 'chivaler, … of the keeping of all the lands which Margaret late the wife of Henry de Beaumont 'chivaler,' held in dower … for life of the inheritance of John be Beaumont, 'chivaler,' deceased, son and heir of the said Henry, to hold the same from the time of Margaret's death until the lawful age of Henry son and heir of the said John son of Henry. (S) CFRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P63.
Children of Henry and Margaret:
i. John de Beaumont (3802840), born 1359 in England.
ii. Eleanor de Beaumont (738773), born ~1361 in England.