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Lord John de Beauchamp & Dame Cecily de Vivonne

121683976. Lord John de Beauchamp & 121683977. Dame Cecily de Vivonne

Bef. 1249, John born in England, heir & s/o 243367952. Robert de Beauchamp & 243367953. Alice de Mohun.

1257, Cecily born in England, 4th d/o 243376322. William de Forz & 243376323. Maud de Ferrers.

1259, Cecily heir to a fourth of her father’s estates.

8/2/1259, Cecily’s marriage granted to Peter de Chauvent.

1263, John’s father died.

1265, Cecily had been “long in the keeping” of the king’s daughter-in-law Eleanor of Castille, wife of future King Edward I, for which Eleanor was requesting payment. Eleanor was granted custody of Cecily’s inheritance.

5/11/1266, Simple protection for 1 year for John de Bello Campo. (S) CPRs.

3/24/1268, Protection with clause until Michaelmas for John de Bello Campo. (S) CPRs.

5/6/1268, John holding the fair at Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, formerly held of his father, accused [unscuccessfully] of damage to the fair at Whitelackington. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

2/16/1270, Essoins at Exeter … John de Bello Campo whom the prior of Frythenstok warranted against Alice de Beauchamp. (S) Publications – Somerset, 1923.

[––John & Cecily––]

By 1273, John married Cecily.

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

1276, John, son of John Peyre, held of John de Bello Campo of Wootton 3 hides in Weston for 1 fee and the service of a pair of gilt spurs. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P10.

1/1277, John de Beauchamp, was appointed by Edward I. Governor of the Castles of Carmarthen and Cardigan. (S) Views of the Seat of Noblemen and Gentlemen, Moule, 1829, ‘Hatch Court’.

1/24/1277, Protection for John de Bello Campo going to Wales on the King’s sevice. (S) CPRs.

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.

1278, Adam de Lisieux sold his manor of Stocklinch and the advowson to John de Beauchamp.

1279, John de Gynes holds Asle of John de Beauchamp and William de Laneham, and they hold of the earl of Oxford. (S) Fuedal Cambridgeshire, P46.

11/30/1279, Edmund, the king’s brother, directed his steward of Carmearthem and Cardigan, John de Beauchamp, to hand over his charge to Bogo de Knoville. (S) English Historical Review, V31, 1916, P93.

1280, John de Beauchamp held 2 fees in Stocklinch. (S) Historical Notes – Somerset, Lyte, 1931, P358.

1282, John de Bello Campo served in the army of Wales. (S) 1302-1307, GBPRO, 1906, P11.

12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]

1/2/1283, John de Bello Campo the 1st witness to an inspeximus of a charter of William Martin of a grant to lady Eleanor de Mohun … (S) CPRs.

6/28/1283, John summoned to attend the King at Shrewsbury by writ.

1283, King Edward continued his Welsh campaign, capturing and executing Dafydd, brother of Llewelyn; completing the conquest of Wales.

10/6/1283, Grant to John de Bello Campo of land and rents to the yearly value of land and rents … in Oter Mohun, …. Late of William de Mohum, tenant in chief, during the minority of the heir. (S) CPRs.

10/24/1283, John, knt. of Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset died; buried at Stoke-under-Hamden, Somerset.


1284, Possibly because of relationship with Eleanor of Castile, Cecily held more manors from the de Fortibus’ Somerset estates than her quarter share.

1284-85, … Cecilia de Bello Campo de baronia de Domden …. Domina Cecilia de Bello Campo … [multiple records] … .

1286, The lady Cecilia de Beauchamp has found pledges, Robert de Ashford, etc. for saving her default before the date of the next court, or that she will come to the Abbot of Athelney, and there save it, … [dealing with the Abbot’s position in the manor of Ilton.]

8/18/1286, Order to assign dower to Cecily, late the wife of John de Bello Campo … (S) CCRs.

10/15/1287, Somerset. Cecilia quae fuit uxor Johannis de Bello-Campo, Petrus de Bosco, Robertus de Bello-Campo, … a plea in Curia Regis. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, V9, 1878, P51.

11/5/1289, A fair granted at Compton Dundon, Somerset, to Cecily de Bello Campo. (S) CChRs.

2/9/1290, Grant to Cecily, late the wife of John de Bello Campo, tenant in chief, of the wardship of 2 parts of the manor of Boltebire, late of the said John, until the full age of the heir, at the yearly rent of £8. (S) CFRs.

1293, Cecily, widow of John Beauchamp, Lord Beauchamp of Hatch, whose husband had acted as trustee for his brother Humphrey, unsuccessfully claimed dower in the Wambrook estate. (S) History of the County of Somerset, V4, Dunning, 1978, PP222-231.

9/17/1295, Order to cause John, son and heir of John de Bello Campo, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof his father was seised … Cecily de Bell Campo – who holds certain lands that are of the inheritiance of John … [by her late husband] … the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.

3/12/1298, Cecily’s mother died.

11/1/1299, Order to make partition of the lands late of Maud de Kyme [Cecily’s mother] into 4 equal parts, and to deliver to Joan de Vivonia, firstborn daughter and heir of Maud, and Cecily, late the wife of John de BeUo Campo, second like daughter and heir, and Guy de Rupe Cawardi and Sibyl his wife, third like daughter and heir, their several pourparties, Joan, Cecily and Guy having done homage ; retaining in the king's hand the pourparty of Aymer de Archiaco, kinsman and fourth heir of Maud. (S) CFRs.

1300, Cecilia who was the wife of John de Bello Campo, querent ; Guydo de Rupe Canardi and Sibilla his wife, deforciants; manor of Weleweton … Plea of covenant was summoned. [Cecily de Beauchamp purchased her sister Sibyl’s share of their inheritiance for £1000 with approval of her sister Joan de Vivonia, and their nephew Aymer de Archiaco.] (S) Somerset Record Scoiety, V6, 1892, P392.

2/14/1301, Licence for Cicely de Bello Campo, daughter and one of the heirs of Matilda de Kyme, to grant in fee simple to Robert de Bello Campo, her son, all the lands in Luyton which belong to her purparty of that inheritiance. (S) CPRs.

1301, Robert de Bello Campo did all the service in the king’s army in Scotland for Cecily de Bello Campo, his mother, for the knights she holds of the king. (S) CCRs, 11/11/1302.

1303, Matheus de Forniaus tenet in Kilve cim Hulle, … videlicet de Cecilia de Bello Campo.

6/10/1304, Order to deliver to Cecily de Bello Campo certain lands in Luyton, co. Bedford, … into the king’s hands by reason of the death of Robert de Bello Campo, her son, … the lands in Ireland that she had in her purparty of the inheritance that belonged to Maud de Kyme … lately granted to Robert … to be acquitted of 20£ … (S) CCRs.

10/4/1304, Petition of John de Bello Campo of Somersete, knight, with the consent of lady Cicely de Bello Campo, his mother, whose heir he is, that the bishop [of Bath and Wells] founded a chantry … (S) CPRs, 4/16/1336.

12/6/1305, Licence, … in consideration of a fine … by Cicely, late the wife of John de Bello Campo, … for her to marry whomsoever she will of the king’s allegiance. (S) CPRs.

6/6/1306, Agatha Taillard at her death held … seventh of the manor of Stuministre Marshall of the grant of Eleanor, late countess of Winchester, and that Joan de Vivona and Cecily de Bello Campo, Eleanor’s nieces, Aymer de Archiaco, her kinsman, and Sibyl wife of Guy de Rupe Cauardi, her niece, James de Bohun, deceased, and John de Mohun, her nephews, and Agatha de Mortuomari, her sister, are her next heirs and are of full age. (S) CCRs.

2/22/1307, Order to supersede the distraint upon Cecily, late the wife of John de Bello Campo of Somerset, under the belief that she had not her service with the king in his army of Scotland in the 34th year of his reign, … [also] upon John de Bello Campo of Somerset [the son] … by Edward, Prince of Wales, … John [the son] was with the king by his order in the said army. (S) CCRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

8/20/1311, Commission to … on complaint by Cicely de Bello Campo that … broke her close at Shepton Malet, co. Somerset … (S) CPRs.

8/4/1314, Cecily, however, successfully claimed the manor of Woodmansterne, Surrey for herself and obtained a writ of entry.

11/20/1314, Order to make partition of the lands late of John de Vyvonia, tenant in chief, into 2 equal parts, and, after taking the fealty of Cecily de Bello Campo, kinswoman and heir of John, to deliver to her, and to Peter son of Reynold, kinsman and heir of John, their pourparties, Peter having done homage; so that Cecily come to the king in the next Parliament to do homage, the king having respited her homage because of her bodily weakness. (S) CFRs.

1315, Cecily received her’s and Sibyl’s shares of the issues of Kildare’s county court.

1315, Cecily filed charges against Sir William Inge, chief justice of the King’s bench, accusing him of re-dating a writ issued the prior year.

10/16/1315, IPM of John de Vivonia: Peter son of Reginald, son and heir of Joan de Vyvonia, one of the daughers and heirs of William de Fortibus, uncle of the said John, and Cecily de Bello Campo, another of the daughters and heirs of the said William, are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM.

1316, Wiltshire. Villa de West Kynton … {Petrus filius Reginaldi, Cecilia de Bello Campo. (S)

2/18/1318, King Edward II granted Cecily de Bello Campo a market at her manor. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1318, Cecily de Beauchamp requests compensation be granted to her in England for her rights in County Kildare, which she and her sister inherited from her mother, Maud de Kyme, but from which she was ousted after the king granted the entire county to Thomas FitzJohn. (People mentioned: Sibyl [de Rupe Canardi], [half] sister of the petitioner; Maud de Kyme, mother of the petitioner; Thomas FitzJohn [FitzGerald, Earl of Kildare]. (S) UKNA.)

7/10/1318, Cecily exchanged her share of Luton, Bedfordshire, with her cousin Hugh de Mortimer of Chelmarsh [Agatha’s son] for his share of Sturminster Marshal, Dorset. (S) CPRs.

3/6/1319, Commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint of Cicely de Bello Campo touching persons who entered her manor of Shepton Malet, co. Somerset … (S) CPRs.

1/10/1321, Cecily died at Stoke-under-Hamden, Somerset.

1/12/1321, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of Cecily de Bello Campo, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

2/23/1321, Inquisition of the lands and tenement which were of Cecilia de Bello Campo in co. Dorset … John de Bello Campo, son of the said Cecilia is her next heir and is aged 40 years and more. (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, V9, 1905, P242.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P551. (S) A Hist. of the co. of Somerset, V8, 2004. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Portraits of Medieval Women, Mitchell, 2003, P25. (S) Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, GBPRO, 1906.

Child of John and Cecily: [2 sons, 2 daughters]

i. John de Beauchamp (60841988), born 7/25/1274 in England.

3/5/1321, Order to deliver to John de Bello Campo, son and heir of Cecily de Bello Campo, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

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