~1185, William born in England, heir & s/o 19989836. Simon de Beauchamp & 19989837 Isabella ?.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
~1207, Ida born in England, d/o 19989838. Earl William Longespee & 19989839. Ela of Salisbury. [Older of 2 sisters of the same name.]
[––William & Gunnoara––]
William 1st married Gunnora ?. [Gunnora identified in an undated record of her son Simon. (S) FMG.]
1207, William’s father died.
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. William the Grand Almoner at the coronation.
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. (S) The Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P87.
5/31/1218, Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire that since William de Beauchamp has rendered 40m. 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.
[––Ida & Ralph––]
Bef. 1220, Ida 1st married to Ralph de Somery, uncle and heir of Nicholas de Somery (d.1228), s/o William de Somery. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Newport Pagnell. [Ralph, s/o 973530512. Ralph de Someri & 973530513. Margaret le Gros.]
1220, Ida’s husband Ralph de Somery died.
[––William & Ida––]
~1221, William married Ida.
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. 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. The siege successful, William, under the provisions of the Treaty of Lambeth, continued efforts to regain the castle of Bedford.
1225, William’s mother died.
1225, Willelmus de Bello Campo vs. Nicholaum de Kenet (step-father) 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. (S) Villanova Law Review, V38, Iss4, 1993, P933.
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.
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 (486765256) 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.]
1251-2, William presented to the church of Tyringham, Buckinghamshire. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, Lipscomb, P379.
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.]
6/8/1256, The Abbot of Wardon quit of 50 marks which he was amerced against William de Beauchamp of Bedford for a false claim. (S) Fine Rolls, H.III, 41/825.
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.
6/30/1257, The king granted respite from William de Beauchamp of Bedford and Ida his wife … from 60 marks owed … concerning several debts. (S) Fine Rolls, H.III, 41/825.
By 1260, William died.
10/1260, Ida widow of William de Beauchamp sued Simon de Pateshill in the Court of Common Pleas in a Bedfordshire plea regarding dower.
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.
12/28/1260, 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.]
4/16/1261, The king pardoned Ida de Beauchamp the 5 marks which she was amerced the previous year. (S) Fine Rolls, H.III, 45/361.
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.
5/1/1263, … the services of … lands late of William de Bello Campo of Bedeford, tenant in chief, taken into the king's hands, … the king has appointed … to enquire of this and also whether the said Ida de Bello Campo was in possession of the fealties and services for the said free tenants in the lifetime of the said William as she says. (S) CPRs.
1265, Ida de Beauchamp held a mill attached to the Beauchamp fief in Ravensden, situated at Tilwick (Dilewyk), from which Richard de Braham took one iron fusil, an iron chain and the sails, carrying them off to his house at Ravensden. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Ravensden.
8/14/1265, Simple protection until Easter for the following … Ida ce Bello Campo. (S) CPRs.
9/1266, Mandatum est Rogero de Cliff', justiciario … de damis datis Ida de Bello Campo … (S) CCRs.
1/1/1267, IPM of Thomas de Hauvill. Buckingham: Linford manor held of the fee of Neuport of the barony of Sir Roger de Somery (486765256), and Lady Ida de Bello Campo holds (it) in dower. (S) CIsPM.
9/3/1267, Simple protection for 1 year for Ida de Bello Campo. (S) CPRs.
1269-70, Ida died.
(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, P528. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
· 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.
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”.
Children of William and Ida:
i. William de Beauchamp, born ~1223 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.].
1278, William’s wife Amicia died.
ii. Maud de Beauchamp (23640641), born ~1225 in England. [Eldest daughter]
iii. Simon de Beauchamp, born ? in England.
10/4/1295, IPM of Isabel late the wife of Simon de Bello Campo. Bedford: Wottone. The manor held in dower, by the assignment of the said Simon with the consent of William de Bello Campo (9994918) his father, of the heirs of the barony of Bedford. As for the heirs of the said barony, Roger (11820320), aged 30 and more, son of Maud de Moubray (23640641) sister of the said Simon, Joan (7604761) the wife of Ralph Paynel, aged 30, daughter of Ela (121688631) sister of the said Simon, Isabel (30422157) the wife of Simon de Pateshulle, aged 24, daughter of Ida (60844315) daughter of the same Ela (121688631), and Elizabeth the wife of John de Horbur’, aged 34, daughter of the same Ela, are parceners of the inheritance with the heirs of the body of Beatrice (4997459) sometime sister of the said Simon. This Beatrice was married first to Thomas son of Otto, who had by her a son named Otto, now deceased, and a daughter named Maud (2498729) now aged 26 years and the wife of John Botetourte: after the death of the said Thomas she was married to Sir William de Montecanyso of Edwardestone who had by her a son named William (d.by1281), who if he survives, as the jury believe, is 12 years of age and more. And because the aforesaid Otto survived his mother Beatrice, the jury are doubtful whether her heir by her first or second husband is her heir of the barony, to whom with the other heirs aforesaid the said manor ought to revert. (S) CIsPM.
iv. John de Beauchamp, born ? in England.
8/4/1265, Johannes de Bello Campo killed as a rebel baron at the battle of Evesham in Worcestershire. John de Beauchamp died leaving his 3 sisters, Maud, Ela and Beatrice, as co-heirs. In 1278 it was divided into 3 parts. Ela, 2nd sister and co-heir of John de Beauchamp, and wife of Baldwin Wake, acquired the third of her brother's estate in Bromham. She left 3 daughters and co-heirs, Ida de Steyngreve, Elizabeth de Hoobury and Joan, who married first Michael Picot, and secondly Ralph Paynel. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Bromham.
v. Ela de Beauchamp (121688631), born ~1232 in England.
vi. Beatrice de Beauchamp (4997459), born ~1235 in England.