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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Earl Thomas de Beauchamp & Katherine de Mortimer

 624678. Earl Thomas de Beauchamp & 624679. Katherine de Mortimer 

2/14/1313, Thomas born in Warwick castle, England, heir & s/o 1249356. Guy de Beauchamp & 1249367. Alice de Tony.

8/12/1315, Thomas heir to his father.

~1320, Katherine born in England, d/o 1249358. Roger de Mortimer & 1249359. Joan de Geneville.

Aft. 2/22/1324, Thomas married Katherine.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

6/3/1327, Mandate … to deliver … Bernard’s castle, which is of the inheritiance of Guy, late earl of Warwick, … to Roger de Mortuo Marie of Wygemore, the king’s kinsman, who has custody fo the said earl’s lands during the minority of the heir, … (S) CPRs.

1329-33, “Petitioners: [Thomas Beauchamp], Earl of Warwick; Robert de Clyfford (Clifford) … the Earl of Warwick holds the manors of Barnard Castle and Gainford, and Robert de Clyfford holds the manor of Hart, which are between the rivers Tyne and Tees and which were forfeited in war by John de Balliol and Robert de Bruce, respectively, of the gift of Edward I, …”. (S) UKNA.

1/1/1330, Sir Thomas, 11th Earl of Warwick, made knight by King Edward III.

12/14/1330, Grant to Thomas de Bello Campo, son and heir of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, … of his castles, manors and lands, with their knight’s fees and advowsons, as well as those of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, … (S) CPRs.

7/19/1333, Thomas at the Battle of Halidon Hill, a small rise of 600 ft. two miles to the north-west of Berwick. Scots under Sir Archibald Douglas defeated by forces of Edward III, trying to relieve Berwick-upon-Tweed.

1335, Thomas, as Captain of the army, accompanied King Edward again into Scotland in support of Edward Balliol. The Scots refused to meet the large force in open battle.

3/1/1337, Thomas’ step-father died. Lands in various counties held in chief, of the inheritance of Alice de Tony, his mother, were ordered into the king’s hands. [Delivered to Thomas 16 days later.] (S) Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Thompson, P78.

9/5/1338 at Bordesley abbey, Thomas de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, to Richard de Bentworth, bishop of London, chancellor: request for a warranty of an essoin in servicio domini regis. (S) UKNA.

7/29/1339 at Southampton. Thomas de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, to Richard de Bentworth, bishop of London, chancellor: defects in the garrison and fortifications of Southampton. (S) UKNA.

9/20/1339 from Brussels, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.] Edward was supported by the earls of Salisbury, Suffolk, Derby, Northampton, Pembroke and Warwick, heading a force of about 4,600.

2/6/1340, "Order to account with Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, or his deputy concerning sums received by William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, his grandfather, and Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, his father, and to do what pertains to the final issue of that account." (S) CCRs.

4/4/1340, Henry de Ferariis acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, 5,000 marks. (S) CCRs.

7/1340, Thomas with the king’s 3rd division in France at the siege of Tournai.

2/1342, King Edward participated as a knight bachelor at the Dunstable tournament. Attended by the earls of Derby, Warwick, Northampton, Pembroke, and Suffolk, and 236 knights. (S) Edward III, Ormrod, 2014.

9/26/1342, The earls of Suffolk, Salisbury, Warwick, and Derby attended the King and his family at the Easter court banquet.

1343, Thomas an ambassador to King Philip de Valois, and the Pope, who was the arbitrator between the English and French.

1343-44, Seal of Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. ‘On horseback, on rugged mound in armour; haubirk of mail, surcoat of arms, sword chained from shoulder, helmet, shield; coronet of three leaves, from which rises crest, a swan's neck. horse caparisoned. Arms; a fess between six crosses crosslet’. (S) UKNA.

2/10/1344, Commission to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick of the office of marshal of England, during pleasure. (S) CPRs.

6/22/1344, Thomas de Bello Campo, Earl of Warwick, with other earls and the king in the new chamber at Westminster, before the ninth hour, when the king sealed certain letters. (S) CPRs.

8/16/1346, Thomas, Earl of Warwick, and William, earl of Northampton, led the crossing of the Somme at Blanche-Taque to secure the northern bank, allowing the English army to cross for the battle of Crecy.

8/23/1346 at daybreak, The earls of Northampton and Warwick, waded through the river at Blanche-Taque, west of Abbeville, to secure the beach against a French force, allowing the English army to cross unimpeded.

8/26/1346, Thomas in command of the Prince of Wales division at the battle of Crecy. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English.

9/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558.]

12/20/1347, Grant, for good service in the war beyond the seas, to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warick, of £1,366 11s 8d as a gift from the king. (S) CPRs.

1347, Thomas at the siege of Calais, with 115 men in his contingent. (S) English Historical Documents 1327-1485, Myers, 1996, P497.

1348, Thomas a founding member of the Knights of the Garter.

4/17/1348 in London, Debtor: John Danmartin of Bucks. Creditor: Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. Amount: £60. (S) UKNA.

1348, Receipt, indented, by Richard de Hawforde, Butler to Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, to the King's butler, for 10 tuns of wine received from the deputy butler at Bristol. (S) UKNA.

3/12/1349, Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, granted a market and fair at Barrowden, Rutland. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

6/6/1350, Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, querent, and Roger, son of John de Grafton', and Thomas Robyns of Sallewarp', deforciants. (S) Feet of Fines, Worcestershire.

10/8/1350, Pardon, for good service done in a conflict on the sea with the Spainards in the company of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to Elias de Branlegh … (S) CPRs.

3/1/1351, By letters patent, the king lately granted licence for Ralph, baron of Stafford, and Margaret his wife, to enfeoff … before this latter feoffment could be made Margaret depated this life … for them to grant to Ralph the manor of Thornebury, co. Gloucester … with remainder to Hugh, his son, and Philippa daughter of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, … (S) CPRs.

1351-52, Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick to Ralph Basset of Drayton, late his ward: Surrender of the manors of Drayton Bassett and Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake; and assignment of a rent payable by Dame Joan Basset for land leased to her by the said Earl at Ratclif. (S) UKNA.

1355, Thomas, constable of the army of Gascony. (S) Anatomy of a Chevauchee, Madden, 2014, P429.

9/9/1355, King Edward and Henry, duke of Lancaster, sail for Normandy from Plymouth, with the Black Prince who had been appointed lieutenant in Gascony; to oppose raids by the count of Armagnac.

11/2/1355, King Edward III landing in Calais, proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.

9/19/1356, Thomas commanded the vanguard at the Battle of Poitiers. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the king, his son, and much of the French nobility.

9/25/1358 at Northampton, Debtor: Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. Creditor: Ralph, Earl of Stafford, and John de Beauchamp, brother of the Earl of Warwick. Amount: £7000. (S) UKNA. [Thomas borrowed another £3000 from them in Dec.]

9/7/1360, Creditor: Thomas de Beauchamp, knight, the son of the  Earl of Warwick. Amount: £20. (S) UKNA.

1362-65, Thomas a crusader in Lithuania. [1251, 1st Lithuanian leader baptized. Last pagan state in Europe until 1387.]

1367, Katherine a legatee in the will of her sister Agnes de Hastings, Countess of Pembroke.

1367-68, “Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick to Beauvale Priory: Grant, indented, of a tun of wine, or its value, yearly at Warwick Castle.” (S) UKNA.

8/4/1369, The will of "Katherine Countess of Warwick", bequeathed property to “the Earl my husband … Thomas my son … William my other son … Maud de Clifford my daughter … Philippa de Stafford my daughter … my daughter Alice … Margaret Montfort my daughter … Isabel my daughter … Elizabeth the daughter of my son Guy … ” (S) FMG.

Katherine died. [Likely at Calais.]

1369, The plague spread at Calais, France.

11/13/1369, Thomas, 11th Earl of Warwick, died of the plague at Calais; buried with Katherine at St. Mary’s, Warwick.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P56. (S) Warwick Castle and its Earls, Warwick, 1903.

Children of Thomas and Katherine: [5 sons, 10 daughters]

i. Thomas de Beauchamp (738716), born 3/16/1338 in England.  

ii. William de Beauchamp, born aft. 1344 in England.

William married Joan d/o 1477486. Admiral Richard Fitzalan de Arundel & 1477487. Elizabeth de Bohun.

Child: Richard Beauchamp, born ~1397 in England. Richard married Isable le Despenser, d/o Thomas le Despenser & Constance Langley. 2/1420, Richard created Earl of Worcester. 3/18/1421, Richard killed at the siege of Meaux, France.

iii. Maud de Beauchamp (312339), born ~1345 in England.   

iv. Philippe de Beauchamp (15211415), born ~1347 in England. 

v. Margaret de Beauchamp, born ? in England.

Margaret married Guy de Montfort, s/o Peter, s/o 30424234. Baron John de Montfort & 30424235. Alice de la Plaunche.

v. Elizabeth de Beauchamp, born ? in England.

Elizabeth married Sir Thomas de Ufford.

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