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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baron Simon de Beauchamp & Lady Isabella ?

19989836. Baron Simon de Beauchamp & 19989837 Lady Isabella ?

1145, Simon born in England, s/o 39979672. Payn de Beauchamp & 756473353. Rohesia de Vere.

10/25/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.

Bef. 1156, Charter founding Newenham priory: Paganus de Bello-campo as its founder, his wife Roisia, and their son Simon de Bello-campo.

1156, Simon’s father died, Simon under age.

1159, Simon de Bello Campo held knights’ fees in Bedford. (S) Honors and Knight’s fees, Farrer, 1923, P83.

1161, Simon de Bello Campo £36 et in perdonis Hugoni de Bello Campo 31s in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire.

1/1164,Constitutions of Clarendon … in the 4th year of the papacy of Alexander, in the 10th year of the most illustrious king of the English, Henry II., in the presence of that same king, … in the presence of the following: [10 counts], Richard de Luce, …, Roger Bigot, Reginald de Warren, …, William de Braiose, Richard de Camville, Nigel de Mowbray, Simon de Bello Campo, …, William Malet, …, William de Hastings, Hugo de Moreville, William Malduit-chamberlain, … and many other chiefs and nobles … (S) Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.

~1165, Isabella born in England.

1165, William de Orenge held in Bedford of Simon de Beauchamp. (S) The Battle Abbey Roll, P333.

1166, Simonis de Bello Campo held 54 knights’ fees in Bedfordshire. (S) Honors and Knight’s fees, Farrer, 1923, P83. (S) The English Historical Review, V6, 1891, P439. [42.5 in Bedford.]

~1166, Simon founded the priory of Newnham. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V1, 1904, Priory of Newnham. [In the charter Simon names King Henry II, Pope Alexander III, Archbishop Becket, and Bishop Robert of Lincoln as having given their consent.]

1166-75, “Willelmus filius Otueli avunculus meus” to Greenfield priory, Lincolnshire by charter dated to [1166/75] witnessed by Simone de Bello Campo …

1171-72, Simon de Bello Campo xlv.l xv.s viii.d in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire. [£45 15s 8d.]

1175-79 at Westminster, Simon de Beauchamp and Geoffrey de Sai (39979668) witnesses of a charter of King Henry to St. Bartholomew’s priory. (S) Rec’s of St. Bartholomew’s Priory, V1, 1921.

Aft. 1178, William, earl of Essex, gives to Adilicia of Essex (39979821), his mother’s sister, in free dower, the town of Aincho, over and above lands given to her in dower [in 1178] by Roger fitz Richard, her lord. Witnesses: Roesia Comitissa (756473353), Simon de Beauchamp (19989836), Geoffrey de Say (39979668), Geoffrey and William de Vere [brothers of Adilicia] … (S) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, 1889, P245.

1179, Henry II King of England confirmed a donation by Robertus de Fay to comiti Willelmo de Maundevilla … Simone de Bello Campo …

1185, Simon de Bello Campo held knights’ fees in Bedford. (S) Honors and Knight’s fees, Farrer, 1923, P84.

By 1189 at Windsor, Simon de Beauchamp and Geoffrey de Sai (39979668) witnessed another charter of King Henry II to to St. Bartholomew’s priory. (S) Rec’s of St. Bartholomew’s Priory, V1, 1921. [24 charters chronologically after the 1175-79 charter.]

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

1189-90, Simon de Beauchamp paid into the treasury £100 to be governor of the castle of Bedford. (S) The Minority of Henry III, Norgate, 1912, P294.

1194, Simon de Beauchamp, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, ‘contrary to the charter of the king’ exacted services of the Prior of Leighton, taking their cattle as pledges.

1194, Sim d Bell Capo and Cormeilles abbey are named in a lawsuit about ‘loco suo Laur’ in Worcestershire.

1194, Simon de Beauchamp rendered 20 marks to the Exchequer for Kingsmead in Bedford borough.

1194-95, Simon de Bello Campo" paying xlv.l xv.s viii.d in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire.

1196, Robert Bray owned land and services in Stagsden which he held of Simon de Beauchamp.

1197-98, Simon de Bello Campo sheriff of Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire. (S) Ann. Rpt. Dep. Keeper, Vs31-32, P266.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.                           

1207, Simon died.


Isabella married 2nd Nicholas de Kenet.

1225, Isabella died.

1225, William de Bello Campo seeks against Nicholas de Kenet the manor of Sheldelegha with apprutenances as his right, in which the same Nicholas has no entry unless through Isabella de Beauchamp, his wife and mother of the aforesaid William whose heir he is. As the same William says, Nicholas held the aforesaid manor in marriage, and then the same William says that Isabella died without heir of her body by which the land ought to revert to him as son and heir. Whence he complains that after the death of the same Isabella, Nicholas took 10 marcs of his money, and he produced suit on this matter. (S) Villanova Law Review, V38, Iss4, 1993, P933.

(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Stagsden & Burough of Bedford & Leighton Buzzard.

Family notes:

·         Simon de Bello Campo, sonne to Paganus and Rohisia, confirmid and performid the acte of his mother. He Lyith afore the high altare of S. Paules Chirch in Bedeford. (S) The Itinerary of Lohn Leland, 1907, P100. Epitaph: ‘De Bello Campo jacet hic sub marmore Simon Fundator de Newenham.’

Children of Simon and Isabella:

i. William de Beauchamp (9994918), born ~1185 in England.

ii. Robert de Beauchamp, born ? in England.

5/6/1248, Robert de Bello Campo son of Simon was granted the demesne lands of his manors of Stokes under Hamden and Easthacche…[and] of a yearly fair at the manor of Great Merston.