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Monday, August 24, 2020

Lord Robert de Beauchamp & Alice de Mohun

 243367952. Lord Robert de Beauchamp & 243367953. Alice de Mohun

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1230, Robert de Bello Campo born in England, s/o 486735904. Robert de Beauchamp

~1230, Alice born in England, d/o 486756384. Earl Reginald de Mohun & 486756385. Hawise FitzPiers.

[––Robert & Alice––]

By 1247, Robert married Alice.

12/16/1247, IPM of Nicia de Clinton. Buckingham: Aston township held of the king in chief by serjeanty of finding 1 serjeant when the king goes with the army. Robert de Bello Campo holds in dower with Alice his wife £40 land, and Lady Eva de Clynton holds £20 land in dower. [William de Parys was the next heir. Alice and Eva were aunts of Nicea.  (S) Calendarium Genealogicum, Henry II. and Edward I., Roberts, 1865, P15. (Latin).]

1250, Robert’s father died.

1/1251, Fine between Robert de Beauchamp the Younger, pl., and … def. … concerning the advowson of the church of Shepperton … (S) Rpt. Dep. Keeper, V8, 1847, P147. [Multiple fines associated with this exchange.]

1252, Robert de Bello Campo and Alice his wife held land in London and Middlesex of the Abbot of Westminster.

8/6/1253, Robert attended King Henry on his expedition into France; leaving from Portsmouth with 300 ships for Gascony to deal with a rebellion.

10/23/1253, King Henry’s army in camp at Benauge, then Bazas, then Meilhan, then Bordeaux, France.

11/3/1254 at Bordeaux, Robert de Beauchamp gave 5m 10s worth of land at Much Bolbury with land in Tale to Walter le Chaumberleng and Joan his wife in exchange for lands at Belstone and Upcot [Devon.]

11/20/1254, Henry’s retinue in camp at Orleans, France.

1/1255, King Henry returned to England.

1257-8, Robert living.

7/18/1260, Robert de Bello Campo granted a market and fair at Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

11/5/1260, Licence for Robert de Bello Campo to let to farm his manor of Schepton, co. Somerset, which he holds in chief, for 4 years from All Saints. (S) CPRs.

1263, Robert died.


1263, John fitz John to Walter de Merton, chancellor: for assistance to his kinswoman, Alice de Beauchamp, while John is abroad. (S) UKNA.

10/25/1263, Grant to James de Aldithele of the wardship of the lands and heirs of Robert de Bello Campo, tenant in chief; saving to Alice his wife her dower. (S) CPRs. [Alice is believed to have been James’ mistress.]

Aft. 1263, Sir James Audley had the wardship of Harmon Mascy and the manor of Dunham in Chester; James in turned granted the custody to Alice de Beauchamp.

1272, James de Audley died; the manor of Durham and the wardship of Harmon Mascy taken into the king’s hands.

1274, The custody of Dunham, and sesin of the wardships of the lands and heir, restored to Alice.

Alice died.

(S) Notes and Queries, White, 1907, P307. (S) Report and Transactions – Devonshire, V45, P184.

Family notes:

There is also a Robert de Beauchamp of co. Bucks active during this time [1255], associated with Sibilla de Bermingham.

Children of Robert and Alice:

i. John de Beauchamp (121683976), born bef. 1249 in England.

ii. Humphrey de Beauchamp (16778024), born ~1255 in England.

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