11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
7/25/1274, John born in England, heir & s/o 121683976. John de Beauchamp & 121683977. Cecily de Vivonne.
~1275, Joan born in England.
~1294, John married Joan.
10/24/1283, John inherited 1/8th the barony of Currey-Malet, Somerset on the death of his father.
10/28/1283, Grant to Ralph de Albiniaco of the marriage of John son and heir of John de Bello Campo, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.
8/15/1295, Order to cause Hawisia, late the wife of Nicholas de Bonevill, who held by knight service of John, son of John de Bello Campo, … the manor of Dulverton … (S) CCRs.
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.
1/26/1296, John summoned to attend the King at Salisbury.
3/30/1296, King Edward invading Scotland with a force of 25,000, captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants.
6/14/1296, King Edward I captured Stirling castle. [This is when E.I. brought the ‘stone of Scone’ back to England.]
1/16/1297, Order to cause to be released to John de Bello Campo, son and heir of John de Bello Campo, tenant in chief, the demand for scutage for the king armies of Wales in the 5th and 10th years as it appears that John the father did serve in those armies. (S) 1302-1307, GBPRO, 1906, P11.
7/22/1298, John fought at the Battle of Falkirk, Scotland.
7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.
12/29/1299, John 1st summoned to parliament by writ.
7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began.
1300, John “bore handsomely a banner, vaire, axure and argent” at the siege of Caerlaverock castle. (S) Proceedings, Somersetshire, Vs36-7, 1891, P49.
2/12/1301, John de Beauchamp, Lorde of Hache, joined in the Baron’s Letter to the Pope.
11/18/1301, John granted a market and fair at Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
10/22/1302, K Edw I granted John de Bello Campo of Somerset a market on Mondays. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
10/17/1303, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Bello Campo of Somersete … land in Stoke under Hameldon, and the advowson … (S) CPRs, 4/16/1336.
1304, John founded the chapel at Stoke-Beauchamp, a Collegiate Chantry. (S) Proceedings, Somerset, V44, 1898, P110.
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] … (S) CPRs, 4/16/1336.
3/1305 at Coker, John de Bello Campo, Humphrey de Bello Campo, … knights witnessed a charter by John de Mandevile, son of John de Mandevile. (S) Two Cartularies of the Augustinian Priory of Bruton, 1894, P140.
3/5/1306, Robert the Bruce had himself crowned king of Scotland..
5/22/1306, John, 1 of 267 knighted by King Edward I in London at Westminster abbey. [The King and Queen also hosted a grand tournament as part of the event.]
1306, John served in the army of Scotland with Edward, Prince of Wales. [Although 67 and in bad health, King Edward marched north with his army.]
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 … by Edward, Prince of Wales, … John was with the king by his order in the said army. (S) CCRs.
1307, John a conservator of Peace for Somerset.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
1308, John commanded to attend the coronation of King Edward II.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
12/12/1308, Licence, upon fine by John de Bello Campo of Somerset, to 5 chaplains, celebrating devine service daily, … St. Nicholas, of Stoke under Hameldon, for his soul and those of his ancestors, … (S) CPRs.
3/1/1309, Protection, for 1 year, for John de Bello Campo of Somerset, going beyond seas. On the testimony of Robert son of Payn. (S) CPRs.
2/28/1310, Licence to Fulk son of Warin the elder to enfeoff John de Bello Campo of Somerset of the manor of Whytyngton … to regrant it to the former for life, …. (S) CPRs.
1310, John “afflicted with a sever illness.”
3/15/1311, Agreement between the D. and C. … Given at Wells. Test : John de Bello Campo, Henry de Utiaco ; … Hugo de Popham ; Knights ; … (S) Report on the Manuscripts of Wells Cathedral, V10, Pt3, P179.
4/1/1311, Commission to John de Bello Campo of Somersete, Walter de Gloucester … (S) CPRs.
7/1/1314, John de Bello Campo, lord of Hacche, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Cobham, lord of Cobham, 600 marks, … county of Somerset. (S) CCRs.
1316, Henry de Cobham, of Roundall, visited John de Beauchamp at Stokle-sub-Hamdon, where he died. (S) Proceedings, Somerset, V44, 1898, P110.
9/14/1316, To John de Bello Campo of Somersete. Order to join the king at Newcastle-on-tyne with horses and arms prepared to set out against the Scotch rebels … the said John having excused himself from coming by his letters by virtue of certain grants to keep the peace in diverse counties. (S) CCRs.
7/23/1317, John de Bello Campo of Somersete and his fellows justices. (S) CCRs.
11/6/1319, Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Curteney, and John de Bello Campo … (S) CPRs.
9/18/1320, John de Bello Campo of Somerset acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Gorges, knight, 600 marks. (S) CCRs.
1/10/1321, John’s mother died.
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.
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.
8/20/1321, John pardoned for all felonies committed against the Despensers.
11/30/1321, Writ of aid for John de Bello Campo of Somersete and John Meriet appointed to assemble, if necessary, all the horse and foot … The like for the following counties: … John de Somery, John de Segrave, the elder, Ralph Basset and Peter de Monte Forti in Warwick, Leicester and Stafford. (S) CPRs.
2/14/1322, To John de Bello Campo of Somerset. Order to be at Coventry … with as many men-at-arms and footmen as possible, … when summoned in order to set out against the Scots … have besieged the castle of Tykhull … (S) CCRs. [Similar writs to 72 barons.]
3/10-16/1322, King Edward defeated the rebel forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster at the Battle of Burton Bridge [aka Boroughbridge], on the river Trent, northwest of York.
8/7/1322, King Edward left Newcastle with a large army [about 300 knights, 1000 armoured footmen, 22000 infantry, 6000 Welsh footmen and archers, 200 Gascon bowmen] for the Scottish border. [The Scots avoided battle and laid waste the land. Severe storms sunk 14 supply ships.]
1322-23, John given custody of Bridgewater castle, Somerset. John de Beauchamp states that he has been given the keeping of Bridgwater castle, which is in a ruinous state and in danger of collapse. He asks for a survey of the defects in the castle, and that someone else might be appointed as keeper: as he is so occupied by commissions for the King. [John held the castle 3 years.] (S) UKNA.
4/1324, John sent with Edmund, earl of kent, the king’s brother, on embassy to King Charles IV of France at Paris. (S) CPRs., 3/26/1323.
1324, John appointed a commander in the defense of the sea shores of Somerset and Dorset.
9/16/1324, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Bello Campo of Somersete, … Matthew de Clivedon, … (S) CPRs.
1325, John, Governor of Bridgewater castle.
8/21/1325, Protection with clause volumus until Christmas for John de Bello Campo of Somersete, going with the king beyond seas on his service. (S) CPRs. [John de Bello Campo of Ryme going with John.]
10/15/1325, Commission to John de Bello Campo of Somersete, … that John Mantravers, the elder, [and his men] attacked a fair being held in Bere, co. Dorset. (S) CPRs.
5/10/1326, Appointment of Hugh de Courtenay, John de Bello Campo of Somersete, … as captains and principal surveyors … Cornwall and Devon of the arrays of men at arms, mounted or foot, as well as of knights … (S) CPRs.
6/22/1326, Commission de walliis et fossatis to John de Bello Campo of Somersete, John Inge and John de Clyvedon in divers places in the county of Somerset. (S) CPRs.
1326-27, Petition of John de Beauchamp of Somerset that Richard Broun of Halford, appointed to conduct armed footsoldiers for the king's wars in the county of Middlesex, in the company of John de Toucestre against Queen Isabella and Prince Edward, and against the estate of the realm, took certain of John de Beauchamp's men and tenants from his manor of Shepperton against their will, and led them with others to Bristol against the Queen and Duke, leaving the manor without protection and without husbandry, to his harm of £40. (S) UKNA.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
2/9/1327, Joan died.
5/28/1327, … Test. Hugh de Courtenay ; Robert fitz Payn, John de Bello Campo de Somerset ; … (S) Report on the Manuscripts of Wells Cathedral, V10, Pt3, P100.
7/1/1327, IPM of John de Meriet: [Mariota, or Mary, his wife, long since deceased] … Mary his wife, deceased, who was one of the daughter and co-heirs of William son of Reginald de Mohun ; … heirs of the said Mary were John de Mohun, of Dunster, of full age; Henry Fitz-Roger (15211020), (of Chuton), aged 8 years; John de Beauchamp (60841988), of Somerset, senior, of full age; John de Bohun, of Midhurst, Sussex, of full age ; and Hugh de Mortimer, of Cheilmersh (Salop), of full age. (S) Proceedings, Vs27-28, Somersetshire A&NHS, 1882, P184.
5/6/1328, Association of John de Bello Campo of Somerset and Nicholas Dauney in the commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by Stephen de Haccombe … co. Somerset. (S) CPRs.
6/4/1329, Sir John de Beauchamp of Somerset, Sir Hugh Poyntz, Sir John Inge, knights, witnessed an indenture made at Glastonbury between Sir Thomas ap Adam and Sir Thomas de Gournay, son of Hugh de Gornay, for settlement of disputes. (S) CCRs.
1/25/1330, Ratification of a grant by John de Bello Campo of Somersete, lord of Hauch, to John his son, for life, of his share in coparceny of the manor of Sellinges, co. Kent [and demise of West Kynton, and Sturmynstre Mareschal, co. Dorset, Magor, co. Gloucester, and Luton, co. Bedford, Lousebergh, co. Dorset an Flytte, co. Bedford]. (S) CPRs.
12/9/1330 at London, Debtor: John de Beauchamp the elder, of Somerset. Amount: £20. (S) UKNA.
2/25/1331, Licence for the warden of the chapel of Stoke sub Hamedone to hear the confessions of his brethren and of the family of Sir John de Bello Campo, knight, lord of that vill, till Easter. (S) Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury, 1896, P86.
2/4/1333, Pardon to John Inge, John de Bello Campo of Somerset, Robert de Scales, Richard de Monte Caniso, William Inge, archdeacon of Surrey, … for annulling recognisances, obtained by force and duress after the exile of the Despensers, of £100 required from them … to procure the release of the said John Inged imprisoned by [Hugh le Despenser the younger] in Southwark prison. (S) CPRs.
7/24/1333, John had license to crenellate Hatch and Stoke-under-Hamden, Somerset.
8/14/1334, Institution of Robert de Schapwike, priest, to the church of Stokelynche. Presented by Sir John de Bello Campo of Somerset, knight. (S) Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury, 1896, P172.
1336, Petition of John de Beauchamp of Somerset that he and his ancestors have a custom pertaining to their manor of Sheppeton of taking a penny from each boat passing up the Thames for walking on his land, from boats of the king and of others. Now some men, farmers of the boat of the king have come and by their office take by force these customs to his great damage and disinheritance. He requests remedy. (S) UKNA.
12/28/1336, Appointment … John de Bello Campo of Somerset the elder, John de Bello Campo of Somersete the younger, Richard Lovel, Alan de Assh, Henry Power } in the county of Somerset.
1/1/1337, John de Bello Campo (Beauchamp) of Somerset, 1st Lord Beauchamp, died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
1/27/1337, John de Bello Campo of Somerset. Middlesex: Scheperton. The manor, including a ferry, with the advowson of the church [by service of £10 sterling yearly.] … He died on 1 January, 10 Edward III. John his son, aged 30 years and more, is his next heir. Somerset: Hacch. The manor [1 fee] … Shepton Beauchamp. The manor [1 fee] … Welewetone and Wydecombe. The hamlets [1/4th fee] … Donden. The manor [8 fees] … Shepton Malet. A moiety of the manor [1 fee] … Stokelynch. Lands [1/4th fee] … Devon: Boltebur[y]. The manor [1/2 fee]. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P552.
· Final concord made between John de Bello Campo de Somerset, knight, and Dean John de Godolee, about the manor of Knappe. John de Bello Campo is son and heir of Lady Ceclia de Bello Campo. (S) Report on the Manuscripts of Wells Cathedral, V10, Pt3, P100.
· There are multiple John de Beauchamps contemporary in Somerset [and many other counties]; including John de Beaucham de Marisco [Knight of the Shire in 1314], and John de Beaucham de Garden [Knight of the Shire in 1313, and Sir John de Bello Campo of Northope.]
Children of John and Joan: [2 sons, multiple daughters]
i. Joan de Beauchamp (30421139), born ~1295 in England.
ii. John de Beauchamp (30420994), born 10/4/1304 in England.