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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Baron Walter de Beauchamp & Lady Bertha de Breuse

 60848480. Baron Walter de Beauchamp & 60848481. Lady Bertha de Breuse

~1192, Walter de Bello Campo born in England, s/o 121696960. William de Beauchamp & 121696961. Joane ?.

~1195, Bertha born in England, d/o 189118344. William de Breuse & 189118345. Maud de St. Valery.

1197, Walter’s father died.

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

1210-11, Walter’s older brother William died.

1211, Walter, a minor, succeeded his father; wardship and marriage given to Roger de Mortimer & Isabel his wife for 3000 marks. (S) Biographia Juridica, Foss, 1870, P66.

1212, The fee of the manor of Dunclent belonged to Walter de Beauchamp. (S) Hist. of Worcester, V3, 1913, Stone.

[––Walter & Bertha––]

~1213, Walter married Bertha.

2/1215, Walter attained his majority. (S) Biographia Juridica, Foss, 1870, P66.

By 1215, Walter gave his son James as a hostage to the King to ensure peace in the Marches.

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. [King John soon after repudiated the document.]

8/19/1215, King John made Walter de Beauchamp sheriff of Worcester during pleasure. (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P125.

1216, Walter appointed Governor of Hanley castle, Worcester.

1216, Richard Trussel supported Walter de Beauchamp in the Barons’ War against King John. (S) The Knights in the Magna Carta Civil War, Faulkner, 2001.

1216, Walter, a Marcher Lord, had his lands seized and he was excommunicated. Walter was captured and put in custody of Roger de Mortimer. (S) FRsHIII, 7/8/1229.

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.

1216, The king committed the custody of Elmley Castle to Walter de Lacy, Hugh de Mortimer and Walter de Clifford to keep while Walter de Beauchamp went to the Papal Legate to obtain absolution for his lapse from fidelity to the king. (S) Hist. of Worcester, V3, 1913, Elmeley Castle.

9/1216, Walter de Beauchamp given and imprest of 10 marks by King John, which was paid to Thomas Sturmy, Walter’s knight [who held a knight’s fee of Walter in Rushock, Worc]. (S) Household Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P131. [Walter was restored to the king’s favor, but not given back his lands.]

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Prince Louis of France also claimed the throne..

3/7/1217, Walter granted the shire and castle of Worcester. (S) Pubs. of the Pipe Roll Soc., 1974, P46.

3/14/1217, Walter de Beauchamp awarded the office of sheriff of Worcester until the king completed his 14th year. (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P125.

5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln, killing the Count of Perche in the battle.

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

4/22/1218, S. bishop of Worcester gives the king 700 m., … The chief pledges for this fine are the bishop and Walter de Beauchamp. (S) FRsHIII. [They did not make the payment due at their 1st term.]

1220, Walteri de Bello Campo held the fees of Cumpton’ [Campton Beauchamp.] (S) Place Names of Berkshire, Gelling, 1974, P360.

1221, Walter de Beauchamp sheriff of Worcester.

1221, The manor of Kibworth Beauchamp held of the king by Walter de Bello Campo by the service of being chief Panteler [Panneter] to the king on the day of his coronation. (S) Transactions of Leicestershire, V2, 1870,

3/12/1223, Walter de Bello Campo granted a market at Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1225, Bertha died.


1/1225, King Henry reissued the Magna Carta, which became the official text. (S) Hist. Essay on the Magna Charta of King John, Thomson, 1829, P130. [Witnesses: … Hubert de Burgh, the King’s Justiciary; Randolph Earl of Chester and Lincoln, William Earl of Salisbury, William Earl of Warren, Gilbert de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford (19989528), William de Ferrers Earl of Derby, William de Mandeville Earl of Essex, Hugh le Bigod Earl of Norfolk (19909646), William Earl of Ablemarle, Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Hereford (47279584), John de Lacy Constable of Chester (19989530), Robert de Ros, Robert fitz Walter, Robert de Vipont, William de Brewer, Richard de Montifichet, Peter Fitz Herbert, Matthew Fitz Herbert, William de Albiniac, Robert Gresley, Reginald de Bruce, John de Monmouth (23634242), John Fitz Alan (94559104), Hugh de Mortimer, Walter de Beauchamp, William de Saint John, Peter de Mauley, Brian de Lisle, Thomas de Muleton, Richard de Argentine, Walter de Neville, William Mauduit, John de Baalun.]

1225-26, Walter served as a justice itinerant. (S) Judges of England, V2, Foss, 1848, P193.

1127, Confirmation to the monks of St. Mary’s, Malvern … attested by … Miles of Gloucester, … Pain fitz John, … Walter de Beauchamp, at Hereford.

1227, Walter served as a justice itinerant with Stephen de Segrave. (S) Calendar of Charters and Rolls Preserved in the Bodlien Library, 1878, P304.

9/3/1228, Command is given to Walter de Bello Campo, Henry de Staff, … to come to the king at Montgomery with horses and arms, … (S) Oxf. Hist. Soc., V24, 1893, P11. [King Henry sent a summons to more than 100 others that went into battle against the Welsh, the 1st documented general call to military service of the king.]

10/4/1228, The king has granted to his beloved and faithful Walter de Beauchamp that, of the £20 which he ought to have rendered … he may render a moiety hereof … (S) FRsHIII.

1229, Walter disseised the office of sheriff of Worcester. (S) History of the High Court of Chancery, 1882, P303. [Walter accused of pocketing the revenues of county.]

11/17/1229, Walter de Beauchamp gives the king 6 palfreys for having custody of the county of Worcestershire, in the same manner as he previously kept that county before he was disseised by the king’s will. (S) FRsHIII.

4/22/1230, Walter de Beauchamp has attorned Hugh le Poer to answer in his place … for as long as Walter will be with the king in his service in overseas parts. (S) FRsHIII.

4/30/1230, from Portsmouth, King Henry invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle. [Returning in October.]

1231, Wine from Bristol supplied Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester as well as Walter de Beauchamp. (S) Medieval England, Miller, 1995, P184.

5/22/1232, Grant to the prior and monks of St. Mary’s, Worcester … castle of Worcestor … running up to the part of the castle which is of the fee of Walter de Bello Campo, … (S) CChRs.

6/14/1233, John fitz Alan to deliver to Walter de Beauchamp such hostages as the said Walter shall name. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Vs11-12, Eyton, 1860, P230. [A hostage received by Walter from Roger de Somery was the son and heir of Simon de Frankley.]

12/5/1233, Order to Walter de Beauchamp … the park of the Earl Marshal … to make the king’s advantage from the corn and chattels of the same Marshal, if there will be any there, …, and if any of the buildings of the Marshal there remain to be pulled down, he is to cause them to be razed to the ground without further delay. (S) FRsHIII.

1234, Walter de Beauchamp received from the king a gift of 10 does and 3 bucks for stocking his park at Elmley. (S) Hist. of Worcester, V3, 1913, Elmeley Castle.

12/17/1234, The king has granted to his beloved and faithful Walter de Beauchamp that he may go without impediment to his own parts and to stay there …, debts [£8 which he owes him for the escape of thieves]. (S) FRsHIII.

11/15/1235, Walter de Beauchamp and William de Albo Monasterio have mainperned for the same Geoffrey [son of Warin.] (S) FRsHIII.

1/19/1236 at Westminster, Eleanor crowned Queen of England. Walter de Beauchamp was the Grand Panneter for the service. (S) English Coronation Records, Legg, 1901, P57. [Walter laid the salt-cellar and the knives, which were his to keep after the banquet. (S) Coronation Exhibition, 1902, P6.]

4/14/1236, Walter de Bello Campo died.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P30.

Children of Walter and Bertha:

i. Walcheline de Beauchamp, born ~1213 in England.

Walcheline married Joane, d/o 19989728. Baron Roger de Mortimer & 19989729. Lady Isabel de Ferrers.

1235, Walcheline died.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P30.

ii. William de Beauchamp (30424240), born by 1215 in England.

5/4/1236, The king has committed the county of Worcestershire to William, son of Walter de Beauchamp. (S) FRsHIII.

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