10/4/1304, John de Bello Campo born in Somerset, England, heir & 2nd s/o 60841988. John de Beauchamp & 60841989. Joan ?.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
~1312, Margaret born in England, d/o 2498700. John de Saint John & 2498701. Isabel de Courtney.
8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.
8/21/1325, Protection for John de Bello Campo of Ryme (30420906) going with John de Bello Campo of Somerset, going beyond seas on the king service. (S) CPRs. [John’s father referred to as ‘knight’ or ‘the elder’ or ‘senior’.] John in the English army in the War of Saint-Sardos.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
2/9/1327, John’s mother died.
5/18/1327, Indenture between John de Godelee dean of Wells … Witnesses : Sir Hugh de Courteneye, Sir John de Bello Campo of Somerset, … Sir Nicholas de Bonevyle, knights, … (S) Cal. of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, 1907, P228. [Entry on 5/28/1327 with several of the same names including Nicholas.]
5/6/1328, Association of John de Bello Campo of Somerset and Nicholas Dauney in the commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by Stephey de Haccombe … co. Somerset. (S) CPRs.
[––John & Margaret––]
By 1328, John married Margaret.
1/20/1329, John gave gifts to various persons to help them remember the date of his son’s birth. (S) Proof of age of son John.
1329, John de Godeleigh, Dean of Wells, did homage at Stoke to John de Beauchamp (60841988), lord of Hache, for the manor of Knapp in the presence of John de Beauchamp le filz (30420994), and John de Beauchamp (30420906) of Ryme. (S) Proc’s Somersetshire A&NH Soc., Vs35-36, 1890, P39.
1/25/1330, Ratification of (1) a grant by John de Mohun, lord of Dunsterr, in fee simple, of the share in coparceny of Esturminstre Mareschal, co. Dorset; and (2) a grant by John de Bello Campo of Somersete, lord of Hauch, to John his son, for life, of his share in coparceny of the manor of Sellinges, co. Kent [and demise of West Kynton, and Sturmynstre Mareschal, co. Dorset, Magor, co. Gloucester, and Luton, co. Bedford, Lousebergh, co. Dorset an Flytte, co. Bedford]. (S) CPRs.
1/1334, John attended the tournament at Dunstable.
12/28/1336, Appointment … to arrest suspected persons … John de Bello Campo of Somerset the elder, John de Bello Campo of Somersete the younger, Richard Lovel, Alan de Assh, Henry Power } in the county of Somerset. (S) CPRs.
1/1/1337, John age 30 when his father died.
3/6/1337, John de Bello Campo the elder is dead, John Inge is appointed. (S) CPRs.
1336-1342, John summoned to parliament.
1337, “Petitioners: Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk; William de Bohun; John de Segrave; Robert de Scales; John de Beauchamp of Somerset; Gilbert Pecche; Thomas Nerford … Claim by the petitioners that they hold their manors in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire by knight service.” (S) UKNA.
10/9/1337 at London, Debtor: John de Beauchamps, of Somerset. Amount: 100m. (S) UKNA.
11/1/1339, Commission of oyer … to John Inge, Richard Lovel, John de Clyvedon, … on complaint by John de Bello Campo of Somersete that Ralph de Mareschal, … broke his close at Stokes-subtus-Hameldon, co. Somerset, fished his stews … and 1,000 rabbits. (S) CPRs.
8/30/1341, John be Bello Campo of Somerset to grant land and 1/8th of the hundred of Flitt to Hugh de Mortuo Mari, retaining land and rent in Dorset and other counties … (S) CPRs.
1343, Siege of Vannes in Brittany led by the Earl of Arundel [siege ended 9/1343].
5/14/1343, “John de Bello Campo, 2nd Lord Beauchamp of Somerset, died overseas. (S) UKNA, IPM. [Johns lands granted to Robert de Ferariis and Reginald de Cobham during the nonage of the heir. (S) CPRs, 9/30/1343.]
7/2/1343, IPM of John de Bello Campo of Somerset. Somerset: Dundene. The manor [8 fees] … Merschton. The manor held jointly with Margaret his wife, who still survives [1/2 fee] … He died on Wednesday next before the feast of St. Dunstan last. John his son, aged 12 years and more, is his next heir. Somerset: Welweton. The manor, with its members of Widecombe and Norton [1/4th fee] … Schepton Malet. A moiety of the manor [1 fee] … Hacche. The manor [1 fee] … Murifeld. A messuage, lands, a moiety of a water-mill, and rent … Shepton Beauchamp. The manor [1/2 fee] … Stoke under Hamedon. The manor [1 fee] … Dorset: Sturmenstre Mareschal. 100a. arable … a fourth part of the hundred of Luseburgh … Devon: Boltebury. A messuage and a carucate of land [1/4th fee] … Buckingham: Dorton by Brehulle. A capital messuage … He died on 14 May, … Kent: Sellyngge by Monekehorton. A moiety of the manor [1 fee] … Cambridge: Dullyngham. A moiety of the manor … Berks: Maydenecote. A messuage and a carucate of land [1/4th fee] … Gloucester: Magor. A toft, … Wilts: Westkyngton. A messuage and 2 carucates of land … Middlesex: Scheperton. The manor and advowson … Suffolk: Littelehagh in Norton. The manor … He died in parts beyond the seas …
7/12/1343, Grant to Robert la Zousch, king’s yoeman, of what pertains to the king of the marriage of Margaret late the wife of John de Bello Campo of Somersete, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.
9/24/1343, Order to take the oath of Margaret, late the wife of John de Bello Campo of Somerset, tenant in chief, that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to deliver to her the following lands of those which belonged to her husband, assigned to her by the king to hold on dower … manors ofDondene, … Shepton Beauchaump … (S) CPRs.
10/17/1343, IPM … All the fees … John de Bello Campo held on the day he died of the King as of his manor of Hacche Beauchamp, Shepton Beauchamp and Stoke under Hameden, …
1361, Margaret held the fair at Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset in dower. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.
1361, Margaret died.
11/21/1361, “Margaret late the wife of John de Bello Campo (Beauchamp), of Somerset: Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Kent”. (S) UKNA, IPM.
12/10/1362, IPM of Margaret … Margaret who was the wife of John de Bello Campo of Somersete did not hold any lands or tenements of the King in fee … but she held … of the gift and assignment of the said John de Bello Campo formerly her husband of the inheritance of Cecilia daughter and one of the heirs of the said John de Bello Campo and of John son of Alianora sister of the said Cecilia daughter of the said John … Margaret died 21 Novermber past … Cecilia of the age of 30 years and more, and John son of Alianora now deceased sister of the said Cecilia and the other daughter … aged 15 years and mores, are the next heirs. (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, V9, 1905, P245.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P552. (S) Hist. of Surrey, V4, 1912, Woodmansterne.
Child of John and Margaret: [1 son, 2 daughters]
i. John de Beauchamp, born 1/20/1329 in England.
John’s lands in the custody of Reynold de Cobham.
John married Alice ?.
1/12/1350, Proof of John de Bello Campo, son and heir of John de Bello Campo, of Somerset. … John Faconer, aged 50 years and more, says that the said John de Bello Campo is 21 years of age and more, for he was born on the feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, 3 Edward III, at Stoke under Hameldon, and baptised in the free chapel of St. Nicholas. (S) CIsPM.
2/24/1386, IPM of Alice late the wife of John de Beauchamp of Somerset, lord of Hacch. Devon: … John de Meryet, knight, kinsman and one of the heirs of the said John de Beauchamp, to wit, son of Eleanor one of his sisters … Cecily Turbervill, aged 50 years and more, is sister and other heir of the said John de Beauchamp. John de Meryet is 36 years old and more. … (S) CIsPM.
ii. Cicilia de Beauchamp (15210497), born 1331 in England.
iii. Eleanor de Beauchamp, born 1333 in England.
By 1362, Eleanor died.
Son: John Meriet (b.1350), who in 1365 inherited 2/3rds of the manor of Woodmansterne, Surrey.
7/16/1368, Order to cause John Meryet, son of Eleanor sister of John de Bello Campo of Somersete tenant in chief, to have seisin as well of the lands of the said John de Bello Campo as of those which Margaret who was wife of John de Bello Campo the elder held in dower or otherwise for her life of the heritage of the said John Meryet and of Cicely sister and the other heir of the said John de Bello Campo. (S) CCRs