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Monday, September 12, 2011
15212120. Lord Walter de Beauchamp &
15212121. Alice de Tony
Bef. 1242, Walter born in England, s/o 30424240. William de
Beauchamp & 30424241. Isabel Mauduit.
~1260, Alice born in England, d/o 4997468. Roger de Tony &
4997469. Alice de Bohun.
1263, Walter of age, had a plea against him by Sir Reynold Fitz
Peter for Alcester manor.
8/8/1265, Alice’s marriage to Sir Richard de Brus, s/o Sir
Robert. (S) CPRs.
1266, Walter sought recovery of the moiety of the manor of
1/1268, William [de Beauchamp] of Elmley and Salwarpe,
Worcestershire wrote his will: … to Walter, my son, “a crusader in aid of his
pilgrimage to the Holy land for me and his mother,” the 200 marks, in which
Ralph le Botiler and Matilda his wife are bound. … (S) Register of Godfrey
Giffard, V1, 1902, P8.
1269, Walter married to Alice.
1272, Walter bought half the manor of Alcester for £100.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1274, Walter de Beauchamp granted his free burgesses and
tenants [of Alcester] the right to hold a Tues market. (S) Gazetteer of Markets
7/27/1276, Commission … touching a complaint by Alice de Bello
Campo, … delivery of her goods, which Henry de Audeley had detained from her at
the manor of Blore, co. Stafford, late in her custody, … (S) CPRs.
1277, Walter served his brother, William, 9th Earl
of Warwick, in Wales. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn
ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.
1289, Walter and Alice received a dispensation to remain in
marriage – related by 4th degree.
1/1/1292, Licence, after appointment of Walter de Bello Campo,
steward of the household, Walter de Langeton, keeper of the wardrobe, and …
William de Valencia, the king’s uncle … to enclose his stew … (S) CPRs. [The
steward of the household also held a banneret title for which they received 24£
7/18/1292, Walter received a grant for an annual fair at
Alcester. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
1293, “Gift from Ralph de Tony, knight, to Sir Walter de
Beauchamp, knight, Alice, his wife, and Walter, their son, of the manor of
Coueleston [Cowsden in Upton Snodsbury] in exchange for the manor of
Cressingham. With appointment by Ralph de Thony of William Le Botiler as
attorney to deliver possession of the above manor.” (S) UKNA. [Alice and Ralph
9/2/1294, Order to cause Alice, wife of Walter de Bello Campo,
steward of the king’s household, to have in that forest [Feckenham] eight bucks
of the king’s gift. (S) CCRs.
1294, Walter ordered to relieve Bere castle.
1295, Walter military paymaster for Edmund, earl of Lancaster,
10/3/1295, Writ of aid … for Walter de Bello Campo, steward of
the household, sent by the king to those parts [Gascony] to cause ships to be
prepared for the passage of the said Edmund [the king’s brother] to Gascony.
8/23/1297, Walter attended King Edward as he left England with
500 ships to attack France
and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a
small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional
9/30/1297 at Gaunt in Flanders, … Agreement between John de
Hastingges and William Martyn … Witnesses: … Sir William de Brewuse, Sir Walter
de Beauchamp, steward of the household, … (S) CPRs, 11/3/1297.
3/29/1298, The English army arrived back in England.
7/22/1298, Walter, with 25 lances, fought at the battle of
Falkirk, the defeat of William Wallace.
2/15/1300, Power, during pleasure, to Walter de Bello Campo,
steward of the household, to arrest all malefactors throughout the realm. (S)
3/28/1300, “Royal letters patent: inspeximus and confirmation
of Magna Carta … Witnesses: … Walter de Bello Campo [Beauchamp], Steward of the
King’s Household, …” (S) UKNA.
1300, Walter at the siege of Carlaverock, Scotland. [“… a
knight who would have been one of the best of all …”] (S) Edward I, Prestwich, 1988,
2/12/1301 in Lincoln, Walter was a signer of the baron’s letter
to Pope Boniface VIII.
7/9/1301, Grant to Margaret, queen of England, the king’s
consort, of the marriage of Robert son and heir of Warin de Insula, tenant in
chief, to the use of Margaret daughter of Walter de Bello Campo, steward of the
household. (S) CPRs.
7/18/1302, Walter granted a fair at his manor. (S) Land to the
Rear of 8 Church Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, Archaeological Evaluation,
2/16/1303, Walter died at Chafont, Buckinghamshire; buried at
Grey Friars in Smithfield. Surviving mentioned: wife Alice, daughters Margaret
and Eleanor, sons Walter and Humphrey.
7/12/1304, Letters for Alice late the wife of Walter de Bello
Campo, nominating … (S) CPRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II, on crusade, became king on the death of
4/23/1309, Protection for Alice going on pilgrimage beyond the
seas. (S) CPRs.
4/1310, Alice, wife that was of Walter de Bello Campo, was
summoned to answer Edward Burnel of a plea … (S) Year Books of Edward II, V3, 1905,
1313, Alice in a dispute over the advowson of Kemerton.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of
1332, Alice presented to the church of Kemerton.
1334, Alice called by the Pope as a witness of the kindredship
of her kinsman Earl John de Bohn and his wife Margaret Basset.
1347, Alice living.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England
[likely entering through Bristol].
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry,
·Unknown relation: 11/10/1315, Commission …
touching the persons who killed Alice de Bello Campo at La Sarette by Bovyndon,
co. Hertford. (S) CPRs.
Children of Walter and Alice: [6 sons, 4 daughters]
ii. Giles de Beauchamp (7606060), born ~1290 in England.