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Monday, August 10, 2020

Earl William de Beauchamp & Countess Maud Fitz John & Lord Gerard IV de Furnivall

 11819498. Earl William de Beauchamp & 11819499. Countess Maud Fitz John & 189120888. Lord Gerard IV de Furnivall

~1224, Gerard born in England, s/o 378241776. Gerard de Furnivall & 378241777. Christiana ?. (S) Thoroton’s Hist. of Nottingham, V3, Throsby, 1796.

~1231, Maud born in England, coheir & eldest d/o 9954822. John Fitz Geoffrey & 9954823. Isabel le Bigod.

~1236, William de Bello Campo born in England, heir & s/o 30424240. William de Beauchamp & 30424241. Isabel Mauduit.


1241-42, Gerard’s father died, his mother surviving. [Gerard a minor.]

1242, Christiana, widow of another Gerard de Furnivall, was granted the custody of his heir, also named Gerard. (S) Hist. of Hertford, V3, 1912, Great Munden.

8/2/1243, Yorkshire. Gerard, son of Gerard de Furnival, gives the king 20s. for having a writ of mort d’ancestor ad terminum [for a plea] against the prior of Old Malton, concerning two carucates of land with appurtenances in Swanland, Braffords, and North Ferriby. (S) FRsHIII.

12/28/1243, The 8/2/1243 writ assigned to Henry of Bath in Yorkshire in coram Rege. (S) FRsHIII.

[––Gerard& Maud––]

~1246, Maud married Gerard de Furnivall. (S) See 6/12/1298.

1254, Protection for the following going with the king to Gascony …  William son of William de Bello Campo. (S) CPRs.

~1259, Gerard died.

[––William & Maud––]

~1259, William married Maud.

9/24/1265, Pardon, at the instance of William de Bello Campo the younger … (S) CPRs.

1/1268, William [the father] of Elmley and Salwarpe, Worcestershire wrote his will: … To William, my eldest son, the crown and cup of Seint Huwe, and to my daughter the countess, his wife, a ring with a ruby. … executors, Roger de Mortuo Mari, William, his eldest son, earl of Warwick, Bartholomew Suleg’, … (S) Register of Godfrey Giffard, V1, 1902, P8.

1/20/1268, IPM of William Maudut, earl of Warwick. He had no heir of his body; William de Bello Campo the younger, son of his sister Isabel deceased who was married to William de Bello Campo the elder, age variously stated as 26 and more, and 30 and more, is his heir. Counties: Rugland, Gloucester, Southampton, Warwick [many properties and knights’ fees] … Northampton, Bedford, … (S) CIsPM. [William heir to his maternal uncle, William Mauduit, 8th Earl of Warwick; also inheriting the office of Chamberlain of the Exchequer.]

By 5/2/1268, William’s father died.

1268, Ralph de Wylington held the manor of Cherrington, Hundred of Kington, by service of a knight’s fee of the Earl of Warwick. (S) A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848.

11/6/1268, Grant by K. Henry III to William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, of a market to the held at the manor of Warwick. (S) Gazetter of Markets and Fairs.

7/15/1270, Comfirmation of a lease for 5 year made by William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to Roger de Mortuo Mari, the abbot of Evesham, … (S) CPRs.

10/16/1270, Commission of oyer and terminer to R. bishop … G. bishop … William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, Roger de Somery, … trespasses … against Llewelin son of Griffin, prince of Wales, … (S) CPRs.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

4/14/1274, Power to William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, Roger de Clifford, … touching mutual trespasses and raids in the march of Wales … (S) CPRs.

9/26/1275, The prior of St. Mary's, Worcester, attorns before the king … William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, demandant, and the prior, tenant, of 1½ acres of land in the suburbs of Worcester. (S) CCRs.

5/1276, “William de Beuchamp (Beauchamp), Earl of Warwick … holds Cottesmore in Rutland in chief of the king, Thomas de Clare has given him to understand that he holds it, and has exchanged it with Robert de Mucegros, who has done homage to the king for it. He requests justice.” (S) UKNA.

11/20/1276, Mandate to Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester, to deliver to William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick and captain of the king’s munition in the county of Chester, the king’s houses … to inhabit with his goods and household … (S) CPRs.

1/24/1277, Protection with clause volumus for the following going to Wales on the king's service … William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick … (S) CPRs.[Multiple persons named in William’s retinue.]

1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey. [Many knights are listed in the patent rolls as serving under William at this time.]

1279-80, William de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, brought a suit to the king’s court for Gower. (S) King John, … Holden.

1/1280, William, earl of Warwick, de Bello Campo, acknowledges that he owes to Godfrey, bishop of Worcester, and to his church of Worcester 6 marks yearly for ever … owes to the bishop £40 … For this recognisance the bishop quit-claimed to the earl £1000 in which William de Bello Campo, the earl's father, formerly sheriff of Worcester, was bound to the church. (S) CCRs.

5/28/1281, Grant to William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, of the marriage of Hugh le Despenser, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

1282-3, William fought in Wales. King Edward defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the battle of Radnor in eastern Wales.

6/28/1283, William summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

11/8/1284, The king's grant to Philip de Stok … terms for payment of £24, … on account of his long stay with William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, in the king's last expedition to Wales. (S) CFRs.

1/2/1285, Pardon to William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, of the £250 in which he is bound. (S) CPRs.

6/12/1285, Inspeximus by Edward I … Witn. … Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hereford, Roger le Bygod, Earl of Norfolk and Marshall of England, John de Warenna, Earl of Surrey, William de Bello Campo, Earl of Warwick, Robert Tybetot, William de Leyburne, …

4/30/1286, William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, were in conflict over the office of the sheriff within the liberty of Malvern. (S) CPRs.

6/10/1288, The under-written have acquittance of the common summons of the eyre for common pleas in co. Rutland. … William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. (S) CCRs.

6/20/1292, William had license to crenellate Hamslape [Hanslope], and add a wall of stone and lime around a garden. (S) CPRs.

9/25/1293, Order to cause William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to have what pertains to the king of the year, day and waste of the land that belonged to Agnes, late the wife of William de Bestaneston, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the felony for which she was hanged … (S) CCRs.

3/5/1295, William defeated a large Welsh force at Maes Moydog near Montgomery. [700 Welsh were killed but only 7 Englishmen.]

4/27/1296, William defeated the Scots at Dunbar, where Alexander Comyn was captured.

8/22/1296 at Berwick upon Tweed, Scotland, The noble men the Lords John earl of Warenne, Roger earl of Norfolk, William earl of Warwick, Patrick earl of Dunbar and March, and Gilbert earl of Angus, Lords John de Hastings, John Wake, Hugh le Despenser, …, barons, witnesses, having been specially called in person … came to the full parliament of the lord king of England … [to revocate any previous agreements between Scotland and King Philip IV of France.]

9/15/1296, William wrote his will. ‘My body to be buried in the quire of the Friars-Minors, commonly called the Gray-friars at Worcester, … to the place where I may be buried 2 great horses, viz. those which shall carry ray armour at my funeral, for the solemnizing of which I bequeath £200 ; to the maintenance of 2 soldiers in the Holy Land £100; to Maud, my wife, all my silver vessels, with the cross, wherein is contained part of the wood of the very cross whereon our Saviour died; likewise the vestments of my Chapel to make use of during her life; but afterwards the best suit to belong to Guy, my eldest son; …; to Guy, my son, a gold ring with a ruby in it, …; to my 2 daughters, nuns at Shouldham, 50 marks. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, 1826.

1297, Maud coheir to her brother Richard fitz John, lord St. John.

9/26/1297, IPM of Richard son of John. Essex: Fanbregg. The manor … Maud de Bellocampo, countess of Warwick, eldest sister of the said Richard, … are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM.

9/11/1297, William fought at the English loss at Stirling. English forces under the command of John, Earl of Surrey, were defeated at the battle of Stirling Bridge by Sir William Wallace.

2/15/1298, … to William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, who took to wife Maud, eldest sister and heir of Richard son of John, tenant in chief, … their pourparty of Richard's inheritance … (S) CFRs.

6/1298, William, 9th Earl of Warwick, died at Elmley, Worcester.

6/12/1298, IPM of William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. … [many counties and properties] … Guy de Warr(ewick), aged 27 and more, is his next heir. … Gloucester: Kenemerton. A fourth part of the manor held jointly with Maud his wife, countess of Warwick … Guy his son, aged 27 and more, is next heir of the said William and Maud … York: … Schefeld. A tenement in the manor called ‘le Dichall’ held of the dower of Maud his wife, of the lands &c. which were of Gerard de Furnivall her first husband; which tenement after her death ought to revert to Thomas de Furnivall (47280222, gs of Maud), now lord of Hallumschire, as kinsman and heir of the said Gerard. (S) CIsPM.


8/9/1298, Letters for Matilda, late the wife of William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by reason of her infirmity, nominating … chaplain … attorney. (S) CPRs.

9/5/1298, Order to deliver to Guy, son and heir of William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, of the county of Warwick, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage ; saving to Maud, late the wife of William, her dower. (S) CFRs.

1299, Maud presented her nephew to the church of Wickwar.

4/1301, Maud died; buried with William at Friars Minor, Worcester.

4/21/1301, IPM of Maud de Bello Campo, countess of Warwick. Wilts: Chiriel. The manor … Guy de Bello Campo her son, aged 30 and more, is her next heir. Warwick: [many properties] … jointly the service of guarding the castle of Warwick in time of war for 40 days at their own charges … Northampton: … Worcester: Cumbrinton manor. … jointly enfeoffed with William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, sometime her husband, … Gloucester: … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P53.

Child of Gerard and Maud:

i. Thomas de Furnivall (94560444), born ~1248 in England.

Children of William and Maud:

i. Sarah de Beauchamp (121689201), born ~1260 in England.

ii. Isabel de Beauchamp (5909749), born ~1262 in England.

iii. Guy de Beauchamp (1249356), born 1271 in England.

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