~1185, William born in England, heir & s/o 19989836. Simon de Beauchamp & 19989837 Isabella ?.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
~1200, Ida born in England, d/o 19989838. Earl William Longespee & 19989839. Ela of Salisbury. [Older of 2 sisters of the same name.]
1207, William’s father died.
Ida 1st married Ralph de Somery.
1210-12, Willelmus de Bello Campo holding 45 knights´ fees in Bedfordshire.
1215, William an opponent of King John in the barons war. During the barons war, Bedford castle, held by William de Beauchamp in hereditary right, was captured by Falkes de Breaute. After the barons revolt against King John, Bedford castle was granted to Falkes de Breaute, a loyalist.
5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England on the death of King John.
9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and some land exchanges, Prince Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames, called the Treaty of Lambeth. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.
5/31/1218, Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire that since William de Beauchamp has rendered 40 m. of his scutage to the king at the Exchequer …, he is to deliver the men and livestock of the same William and of his men taken by reason of the aforesaid scutage. (S) FRsHIII.
2/20/1219, Robert of Bray gives the king one mark for having a pone, … , of a plea between him, claimant, and William de Beauchamp , defendant, concerning … a virgate of land and appurtenances in Dylywyk. (S) FRsHIII.
William, under the provisions of the Treaty of Lambeth, was continuing efforts to regain the castle of Bedford. (S) The Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P87.
6/10/1224 at Dunstable, Multiple cases of novel disseisin began against Falkes de Breaute, including that of Bedford castle, finding in favor of William. The cases were heard by justice Henry de Braybrooke, a former rebel, [and an associate of William de Beauchamp], and Thomas de Moulton. Thomas fined Faukes 3000£. William de Bréauté, Falkes’s brother, imprisoned Braybrooke in Bedford castle. An English army, being assembled for a campaign in France, was diverted to Bedford.
6/20/1224, A siege of Bedford castle began.
8/15/1224, On submission of the castle, William de Bréauté [and possibly others] was hanged. [Falkes, not in the garrison – he was caught hiding in a church, was exiled].
Bef. 1225, William’s mother died.
1225, Willelmus de Bello Campo vs. Nicholaum de Kenet for the return of ‘manerium de Sheldelegha’ which was the dower of “Ysobellam de Bello Campo uxorem suam matrem predicti Willelmi”, which he claimed reversion of after his mother died, as she had no heirs by her second husband.
1/18/1227, H. earl of Hereford, G. de Lucy , William de Beauchamp and the other executors of Earl W. de Mandeville. [Assuming this William based on their being half-first cousins.] (S) FRsHIII.
William’s older half-brother John died.
1232, Johanni de Burgo et Hawisie uxori eius vs. Willelmus de Bello Campo, claiming the return of ‘medietatis ville Hamertone’, which belonged to them after the death of “Johannes de Bello Campo filius ipsius Willelmi et heres Gunnore quondam uxoris ipsius Willelmi”.
8/21/1235, Order to the sheriff of Buckinghamshire to place in respite, …, the demand that he makes from the knights and free men of William de Beauchamp of the honour of Newport Pagnell for performing suit at the county court and hundred court and for view of frankpledge and aid of the sheriff. (S) FRsHIII.
10/22/1235, Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Bello Campo to the custody of the counties of Bedford and Buckingham. (S) CPRs.
1244, Roger de Somery summoned to receive knighthood; but did not attend. The king seized Newport Pagnell for his refusal, which was given to William de Beauchamp and his wife Ida.
6/11/1245, William de Bello Campo, … are to deliver the gaol of Huntendon … Cambridge and Bedford … (S) CPRs.
1247, Domini Willelmi de Bellocampo … per consilium dominæ Idæ [Ida] de Bellocampo imposed a new prior at Newham. [The charter of Simon had provided that the convent should have the right of free election, only asking his consent as patron.]
1254, Impositions of Newham priory by W de Bellocampo patronus loci et domina Hida [Ida] uxor sua. [1254 William came in person to the priory with his wife, and compelled the new prior, Stephen, to come outside the gate to him to receive the temporalities; then he led him into the church, and installed him in his place in choir. The Bishop visited the priory and made William apologise for his invasion of the liberties of the church.]
5/5/1257, Whereas William de Bello Campo of Bedeford, the elder, has granted to William his son all the lands which he held of the king in chief … the king for a fine of 500 marks of silver made by William, the younger, ratifying … Endorsed Hugh de Ver, earl of Oxford. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 12/28/1260, Sir William died. Ida’s son and heir, William, had gone overseas. Claiming to take her dower at her choice, Ida raided the manor of Little Crawley, co. Bucks doing significant property damage. In the subsequent fine Ida is identified as d/o William Longespee.
1260, Ida, late the wife of William de Beauchamp, charged with waste in Simon de Pattshull’s manor of Crawley. (S) Honors and Knights Fees, Ferrar, 1923, P93.
10/22/1262, IPM of William de Bello Campo of Bedford [s/o William and Ida]. Dilewyk manor is held by Lady Ida de Bello Campo for life by fine made in the king's court between her and the said William. (S) CIsPM.
1269-70, Ida died.
(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, P528. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
· Undated: “Willielmus de Bellocampo, filius Simonis de Bellocampo” confirmed his father´s donations to Chicksand priory, for the souls of “patris mei Simonis…et matris meæ Isabellæ et uxoris meæ Gunnoræ et fratrum…meorum”.
· During the same period there are of the same name: William [s/o Walter] – of Hemele; William – of Eton; William of Worcester [s/o William]; William – of Huntingdonshire; William – of London, William – Northamptonshire; William – of Drayton.
Children of William and Gunnora:
i. John de Beauchamp, born ? in England.
Bef. 1232, John died.
Children of William and Ida:
i. William de Beauchamp, born ? in England. [2nd son]
9/25/1251, William son of William de Bello Campo of Bedford was granted free warren in his demesne lands in Lynchlad, co Buckingham.
12/28/1260, Protection … William de Bello Campo of Bed[ford] gone beyond seas with the king’s son. (S) CPRs.
8/1262, William died; his heir his brother Simon [who left a daugher Joan as his heir, who died 1266-67. Joan was heiress to her uncles William, and then John. John died a rebel baron at the battle of Evesham. With his death and that of Joan, the estates were distributed under the Dictum of Kenilworth.].
ii. Maud de Beauchamp (23640641), born ~1225 in England. [Eldest
iii. John de Beauchamp, born ? in England.
8/4/1265, Johannes de Bello Campo killed at the battle of Evesham in Worcestershire.