2/1/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.
~1330, John born in Lillesdon, Someset, England, s/o 8389012. Sir Hugh de Beauchamp & 8389013. Idonea de Lisle. (S) Magna Carta Surities, Weis, 1999, P186.
~1345, Joan born White Lackington, co. Somerset, England, d/o §§John Brydport. (S) Magna Carta Surities, Weis, 1999, P186.
By 1346, John’s father died.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
1358, Elizabeth daughter and heir of Simon de Fourneaux came to Stoke under Hamedon on Sunday next before St. Thomas the Apostle … and there did homage and fealty to Sir John de Beauchamp, in the presence of John de Beauchamp of Lyllesdon, knight, Thomas Folyot, … (S) 2 Registers Formerly Belonging to the Family of Beauchamp, 1920, P96.
5/24/1359, Enrollment of deed … John Devereus and Joan his wife … Somerset … Witnesses … Sir John Beauchamp of Lillesdon, Sir John Meriet, knights, … (S) CCRs.
1/1361, IPM of John de Bello Campo of Somerset, knight. Wilts: … He died on 7 October last. Cecily his sister, aged 40 years and more, and John Merezet, son of Eleanor his other sister, aged 15 years and more, are his heirs … Dorset: … Gatemerston. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Beauchamp of Lillesdon; … (S) CIsPM.
1362, Sir John Beauchamp of Lillesdon presented to Bruton priory. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Somerset, V3, 1974.
11/25/1362, John de Bello Campo, lord of Lillesdon, knight, quitclaim to Master Stephen de Penpel, dean of Wells, all lordship, rents … tenements of la Hele … held by Hugh atte Hele, … (S) Cal. of Manu’s of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, Fol.336.
1363, John Beauchamp, knight, lord of Lillesdon. (S) North Curry, Olivey, 1901, P113.
1364, John de Clyvedon, John Beauchamp de Lillesdon, knights; Matthew de Clyvedon, … witnesses to a document of the abbey of Atheleney. (S) 2 Cartularies of … Muchelney and Athelney, 1899, P132.
1365, At Westminster in the morrow of the Purification, between John de Bello Campo of Lyllesdon, chivaler, querent ; and Richard Frye and Agatha his wife deforciants ; for a messuage, a dovecote, and 15 acres of land in Wyghtlakyngton. … ; for this John gave Richard and Agatha one hundred marcs of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset, 1902, P61.
2/10/1367, Commission of array in the county of Somerset: The earl of Salisbury, William Botreux, John de Beauchamp of Lillesdon, … (S) CPRs.
2/24/1370, John de Beauchamp de Lillesdon a representative of Somerset in parliament. (S) Notes & Queries, 1907, P472.
4/27/1371, The sheriff of Somerset to warn John Beauchamp of Lillesdon, knight of the shire, … ceasing every excuse to be in person at Winchester … to inform the king and council touching … sum of £50,000 … for the furtherance of the war with France … (S) CCRs.
3/29/1371, John Beauchamp of Lillesdon to be paid £8 12s. for 43 days at parliament at Westminster representing Somerset. (S) CCRs.
6/17/1371, John Beauchamp of Lillesdon to be paid 52s. for 13 days at parliament at Westminster representing Somerset. (S) CCRs.
2/7/1373, John de Bello Campo, lord of Lillesdon, to John le Leche of Wandestre: close called Leyntemerssh: for lives of sd.J.L.,wife Edith and son Will. (S) UKNA.
6/17/1373, Charter of Richard de Clyvedon … Witnesses: John Beauchamp of Lillesdon, John Streche, John Lorty, John Burton, William atte Water. (S) CCRs.
4/14/1374, Grant and quitclaim by Thomas Payn and Richard Craddok to Margery atte Sloo, her heirs and assigns, of the lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions which they had in Hountham by feoffment of William Blake. Witnesses: John de Beauchamp, John Lorty knights, …
1376-77, John Beauchamp of Lillesdon, John Lorty of Swelle, knights; witnesses to a document of the abbey of Atheleney. (S) 2 Cartularies of … Muchelney and Athelney, 1899, P132.
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1381-82, At Westminster … John de Beauchamp chivaler and Joan his wife querents … in Knolle, … a moiety of the manors of Lillesdon and Chafcombe. (S) Somerset Fines, P112.
1382-83, John de Beauchamp of Lillesdon, knight, Matthew de Clyvedon, and Elias Spelly to grant land in their manor of Stathe to the abbot and convent of Athelney in exchange for common of pasture there, retaining other parts of the said manor. Somers. (S) UKNA, C 143/401/5.
1/29/1384, , Commission of peace and of oyer and terminer to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, James de Audele, Guy de Bryen, Matthew de Gornay, Robert Bealknap, Thomas de Hungerford, John de Bello Campo of Lillesdon, … county of Somerset. (S) CPRs.
6/26/1385, Commission of peace and of oyer and terminer to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, … John de Bello Campo of Lillesdon, … county of Somerset, pursuant to the statutes of Winchester … (S) CPRs.
Joan and John died.
(S) Somerset Record Society, V15, 1900, P143. (S) History of Parliament, British Political Society. (S) Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907.
· There are many persons named John Beauchamp contemporary with this John in Somerset; e.g. Johannes de Bello Campo de Gorden, Johannes de Bello Campo de Marisco, Johannes de Beauchamp de Dunden; John de Beauchamp of Hatch, and John de Beauchamp – brother of the Earl.
Children of John and Joan:
i. John de Beauchamp, born ~1364 in Lillesdon, Somerset, England.
3/26/1386, Wanstrow lease for 3 lives: John Beauchamp of Lillesdon,knt., and … tenement … (S) UKNA.
1386, Between John Beauchamp of Lillesdon, knight, and Joan his wife Querents; and Peter atte Mull, parson … Chafcombe … deforciants; 3 messuages, … in Stathe, Saltmore and Lillesdon … and if John son of said John and Joan die without such heirs then to remain to Thomas his brother and his heirs male … (S) Feet of Fines, V17, 1902, P130.
1388-89, Indenture dated at Hampton Vaus [Somerset], … between John Strecch, lord of Hampton Vaus, knight, of the one part and Nicholas Bolour and Agnes his wife … Witnesses:—John de Beauchamp of Lyllesdon, John Meryet, and John Lorty, knights, … (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, P297.
1396, John living.
ii. Sir Thomas Beauchamp, born ~1367 in Lillesdon, Somerset, England.
Bef. 1390, Thomas 1st married Elizabeth, d/o Sir John Stretch.
1399, Henry of Bolingbroke [future Henry VI] knighted Thomas.
10/13/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
11/16/1399, Thomas granted jointly with Sir Walter Hungerford £200 from the estates of Margaret, late duchess of Norfolk, ‘in recompense of their great expense in the King’s service after his last advent into England’.
3/1401, Thomas secured a grant for life of 6 bucks and 6 does each year from Neroche forest.
3/1404, Thomas a tax Collector for Somerset.
9/1405, Thomas a commissioner to raise royal loans in Somerset.
2/18/1407, The constable of the Tower of London was instructed to take Thomas into custody. [subsequently released.]
12/1407, Thomas a commissioner of inquiry in Somerset into extortion by the King’s ministers.
2/1410, Thomas a commissioner of inquiry in Dorset into trespasses.
1412, The Bishop of Bath and Wells placed an interdict on certain parishes in Somerset on the grounds that they or their incumbents had admitted an unlicensed preacher [John Bacon, a lollard] to give sermons in their churches one of which at this time under Sir Thomas’s control.
12/1412, Thomas, king’s knight, granted a licence to enclose and empark 250 acres of land in ‘le Shawe’ within his manor of Ashill.
1/1414, The lollards participated in the uprising at St. Giles’ Fields.
By 1/23/1414, Thomas, complicit with the lollards, arrested and being kept in irons at the Tower.
2/8/1414, Richard Whittington, a wealth London merchant, stood surety for Thomas of 1,000 marks that he would be a ‘true prisoner’ and would make no attempt to escape. He was no longer kept in chains, but allowed to ‘go at large within the Tower’.
9/13/1414, Thomas released on giving security to present himself for trial on receipt of orders.
10/26/1414, Thomas and conspirator Thomas Booke acquitted of all charges.
7/11/1419, Thomas ousting the widow of William Beauchamp [a relative – possibly a brother, recently deceased], entered the lands by force, cut down corn, collected rents and stole livestock and other goods worth £100. He acted similarly at Chaffcombe, where William had held a moiety of the manor.
8/20/1419, Thomas ‘in warlike array’ seizing property there which belonged to John Denbaud, esquire, who was then abroad serving as constable of Cherbourg. [Thomas claimed that he had been acting in the interests of William’s son and heir, John, who was also overseas, alleging that Denbaud had illegally enclosed part of the Beauchamp holding.]
11/1419, Thomas a commissioner to raise royal loans in Somerset.
12/1419, Sir Thomas Beauchamp at the head of a list in Somerset of knights and esquires of the county were best able to defend the realm.
Bef. 1422, Thomas married Eleanor, d/o Rober Silveyn of South Bardon.
10/1427, Thomas and 3 of his tenants were forced to purge themselves before Bishop Lacy of Exeter of the crime of forging and publishing fictitious charters in order to oust the owners of two Somerset manors.
5/1428, Thomas a commissioner into concealed crown income.
3/1431, Thomas a commissioner to raise royal loans in Dorset.
7/1443, Thomas a commissioner into insurrection.
2/2/1444, Thomas died; his son John had predeceased him; his heir was his grand daughter Alice, the wife of John Speke.
iii. Agnes Beauchamp (2097253), born ~1375 in Lillesdon, Somerset, England.