950710. Viscount John Beaumont & 950711. Elizabeth Phelip
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8/16/1410, John born in England, heir & s/o 1901420. Henry Beaumont & 1901421. Elizabeth Willoughby.
4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.
1413, John age 4 at the death of his father; becoming hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain [ranking beneath Lord Privy Seal, and above Lord High Constable]. [Held by the family from 1133 to 1526 except during attainders.]
~1420, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 1901422. Lord William Phelip & 1901423. Joan Bardolf.
8/31/1422, King Henry V died; his son Henry VI an infant.
11/6/1429, Henry VI crowned king of England.
John, 6th Lord Beaumont, married Elizabeth.
1/23/1431, Commission of peace … John de Bello Monte, knight, Leicestershire. (S) CPRs.
6/26/1432, Commission to William, bishop of Lincoln, John, duke of Norfolk, Henry, earl of Northumberland, John de Beaumont, knight, Ralph Crumwell, knight, … on complaint by the citizens of Lincoln … (S) CPRs.
1432-1439, John summoned to parliament.
7/27/1436, John created the Count of Boulogne in France. John had marched in the relief of Calais.
10/26/1436, Commission of peace … John de Bello Monte, knight, Leicestershire. (S) CPRs.
11/28/1439, Commission of peace … John de Bello Monte, knight, Leicestershire. (S) CPRs.
2/12/1440, John created viscount Beaumont, with a fee of 20 marks out of the revenues of co. Lincoln. [The 1st Viscount of England.] (S) CPRs.
4/1440, John created Knight of the Garter.
6/6/1441, Elizabeth’s father died.
8/10/1441, Grant to John, viscount Beaumont, of the keeping of all castles, manors, lordships, … which could descend to Henry son of the said viscount and son and heir of Elizabeth his wife, daughter of William Phelip, late lord Bardolf, … or to William, younger son of the said viscount and Elizabeth, or to any heir of his body, or to Joan, daughter of the said viscount and Elizabeth … (S) CPRs. [Multiple grants in 1441.]
Bef. 10/30/1441, Elizabeth died. [Grant of John identifies Elizabeth and her parents as deceased.]
12/14/1441, Licence for John, viscount Baumont, to found a perpetual chantry of two chaplains … and for the souls of Elizabeth late wife of the viscount, Henry late lord of Bello Monte, his father, and Elizabeth, his mother … (S) CPRs.
John married 2nd Katherine, d/o Ralph Neville, 1st Earl Westmorland. [No children.]
10/1443, Account of daily expenses of the household at Epworth (Lincs.) of John Viscount Beaumont and Katherine his wife. (S) UKNA.
9/16/1444, Commission of oyer and terminer to Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, William, marquis of Suffolk, John, viscount of Beaumont, William Lezouche, knight, … in Northamptonshire … (S) CPRs.
3/12/1445, Grant to John, viscount Beaumont, and his heirs male of the seat and place before and above all viscounts and the heirs and sons of all earls, and immediately after the earls of the realm in parliaments, councils and other places in the king’s presence and elsewhere. (S) CPRs.
6/1/1445, Commission to John, viscount Beaumont, and others to raise a loan in Lincs, with [nil] return endorsed. (S) UKNA.
11/13/1446, … a decree of John, viscount Beaumont, constable of England, and executor of a sentence at Rouen [France] against … (S) CPRs.
2/1447, John, Viscount Beaumont and the Queen’s Steward, arrested Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester [youngest s/o Henry IV], for treason against Henry VI, at his lodgings in London. [The Duke died, apparently of natural causes, soon afterwards while in custody.]
3/12/1447, John Viscount Beaumont named in the will of King Henry VI. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, 1826, P22.
3/12/1447, John given possession of Elizabeth’s mother’s lands on her death.
8/4/1447, Grant for life to John, viscount Beaumont, for his lodging in Westminster palace, of a chamber called ‘Marcell Chamber’ within the king’s chamber called ‘Peyntedchamber,’ so that he be not disturbed by the king’s chamberlains, ushers or other officers. (S) CPRs.
5/6/1450, Grant for life to John, viscount Beaumont, of the office of chamberlain of England, with the usual fees, profits and wages. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 3/24/1451, John and Elizabeth’s eldest son Henry died without heirs. (S) CPRs.
6/7/1451, Grant for life to John, viscount Beaumont, of the office of steward of Boston, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
2/1452, John one of many magnates in the army of Henry VI marching against the Duke of York.
3/1/1452, John and the King’s army faced the Yorkish forces at Welling in Kent. [The battle was averted through negotiations.]
1453, Petitioners: Henry Beaumont, knight [John’s brother]; … petitioners state that Joan Beaumont who had made a lawful contract of marriage was abducted by Edward Lancaster and many others, and married despite her early lawful contract. Lancaster and others then proceeded to make assaults on Joan's servants, and her and her family's goods and property. …, and that Joan Beaumont be handed over to the archbishop of York and [John] Viscount Beaumont so that she can sue them … Viscount Beaumont, brother to the petitioner. (S) UKNA.
Bef. 8/20/1453, William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, John Beaumont, Viscount Beaumont, Ralph Cromwell, Lord Cromwell, … request letters allowing the incorporation of a guild to the Virgin Mary in the parish church of Coningsby which they have founded, … [Lincolnshire]. (S) UKNA.
1455, John given a petent of precedency over any future Viscounts.
1456, John wrote his will. (S) UKNA.
1456-57, Lincolnshire: Inquisition concerning franchises in the Manor of Benniworth, held by John, Archbishop of York, and John, Viscount Beaumont. (S) UKNA. [John held 17 courts, and 2 great courts.]
1458-59, John, Viscount Beaumont, and Katherine, Duchess of Norfolk, his wife to John, Abbot of Medmenham, and Geoffrey Pole, esquire : Demise, indented, of one third of the manor of Medmenham … (S) UKNA.
9/1459, John a commander under King Henry IV was part of a force of over 30,000 that faced off against Yorkist forces at Worcestor. The Yorkists withdrew to Ludford.
10/12/1459, Many Yorkist forces deserted and King Henry offered to pardons to those that surrenedered. The leaders of the Yorkist army had escaped in the night.
5/1460, John and other magnates named in a letter to the Archbishop of Cantebury accusing them of preventing acces to the King.
6/1460, The papal legate, Francesco dei Coppini, with Warwick, Salisbury, and March, had a bull stating that the Pope had excommunicated Wiltshire, Shrewsbury, and Beaumont [John] all others who opposed the Duke of York.
7/10/1460, John, a Lancastrian, slain at the battle of Northampton. Yorkist forces numbering over 20,000 faced a smaller royal army with their backs against the river Nene. The main cause of the defeat was the defection of the royal forces on the right flank commanded by Lord Edmund Grey of Ruthin. The battle lasted less than an hour. 300 Lancastrians were killed. John was killed attempting to defend the King [who was captured.]
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P64. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995.
• 1460, Beaumont, William [Beaumont], kt, Viscount Beaumont and Lord Bardolph, son of John, late Viscount Beaumont, and the late Elizabeth [Phelip], his wife. Proof of age: Lincs. (S) UKNA.
Children of John and Elizabeth:
i. William, viscount Beaumont, born 4/1438 in Lincolnshire, England. [Heir]
7/10/1460, William captured at the battle of Northampton; attained; later pardoned.
11/1470, William’s lands restored by Henry VI.
1471-74, William allied with John, earl of oxford, against Edward IV.
8/23/1485, William fought against Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field.
11/7/1485, William’s lands and titles restored by parliament.
12/19/1507, William died without heir.
ii. Joan Beaumont (475355), born 1441 in England.
iii. John Beaumont, born ? in England.
1452-53, Account for marriage portion of Joan d. of Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, to John, s. of Viscount Beaumont. (S) UKNA.