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Mary de Beauchamp

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset, England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert V de Beauchamp and Alice de Mohun
Wife of Hamon VI de Massey, Baron of Dunham Massey
Mother of Cicely de Massey; Maud (Matilda) de Massey; William de Massey; Richard de Massey; Isabella de Massey and 2 others
Sister of John I de Beauchamp; Alice de Ardenne and Humphrey de de Beauchamp, Dorsetshire

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About Mary de Beauchamp

The cold hard fact was that marriages among gentry during this period were generally only objected to if the parties objected (one could endow whatever church, priory or house with lands to make up for the sins [e. g., Holy Trinity (Abbaye-aux-Dames) and St. Stephen (Abbaye-aux-Hommes) in Caen]).

This is exemplified in that James de Audeley held the wardship and marriage of the heir of de Mascy (Hamon). James died, endowing the guardianship on his mistress, Alice (de Mohun) (de Clinton) de Beauchamp, who wedded Hamon de Mascy to her daughter Isabel de Beauchamp. The story goes that she died on her wedding night before consumation. Alice then married Hamon to the next daughter, Mary de Beauchamp. He later [after four children] divorced her on the grounds that the marriage was not lawful (you get the gist), and married Joan de Clinton (! -- still unlawful, technically). The heir, Hamon, was declared a bastard, but the sisters and their heirs eventually inherited the ancient barony of Dunham Massey. [Paul C Reed (Reedpcgen), soc.genealogy.medieval] 2238

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Mary de Beauchamp's Timeline

1244
1244
Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset, England
1261
1261
Age 17
Dunham Massey, , Cheshire, England
1266
1266
Age 22
Birkenhead (Cheshire) England
1270
1270
Age 26
Dunham Massey,Bucklow,Cheshire,England
1272
1272
Age 28
Dunham Massey, , , England
1275
1275
Age 31
Dunham Massey, Cheshire, , England
1280
1280
Age 36
Dunham Massey, Cheshire, , England
1282
1282
Age 38
Dunham Massey, Cheshire, , England
1290
1290
Age 46
Dunham Massey
1309
1309
Age 65
England