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Margaret (of Bletso) St. John (Beauchamp), Lady Welles

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Birthplace: Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England
Place of Burial: St Cuthberga Churchyard, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John (of Bletso) de Beauchamp, Knight and Edith Stourton
Wife of John Beaufort Jr.; Sir Oliver St. John of Bletsoe; John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset and Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles
Mother of Sir John de St. John, K.B.; Sir Oliver St. John; Edith St. John; Elizabeth la Zouche, 1432; Mary St. John and 4 others
Sister of John Beauchamp

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About Margaret (of Bletso) St. John (Beauchamp), Lady Welles


[http://www.thepeerage.com/p10198.htm#i101978] Margaret Beauchamp

#101978, d. 8 August 1482
  • Margaret Beauchamp was the daughter of John Beauchamp and Edith Stourton.
  • She married, firstly, Sir Oliver St. John, son of John St. John and Elizabeth Paullett, before 1437.
  • She married, secondly, Sir John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, son of John de Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and Lady Margaret de Holand, between 1439 and 1442.
  • She married, thirdly, Sir Lionel de Welles, son of Eudes de Welles and Maud de Greystoke, circa April 1447.
  • She died on 8 August 1482.3 She was buried at Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England.
    From before 1437, her married name became St. John. From between 1439 and 1442, her married name became Beaufort. From circa April 1447, her married name became de Welles.

Children of Margaret Beauchamp and Sir Oliver St. John

  1. 1.Oliver St. John d. b 10 Apr 1497
  2. 2.Agnes St. John
  3. 3.Edith St. John
  4. 4.Elizabeth St. John
  5. 5.Mary St. John
  6. 6.Sir John St. John d. a 1488

Children of Margaret Beauchamp and Sir Lionel de Welles

  1. 1.Cicely Welles
  2. 2.John de Welles, 1st Viscount Welles d. 9 Feb 1499

Child of Margaret Beauchamp and Sir John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset

  1. 1.Lady Margaret Beaufort b. 31 May 1443, d. 29 Jun 1509

Citations

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 45. 
  Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 103. 

Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family, page 104.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Beauchamp_of_Bletso

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18691

http://www.stepneyrobarts.co.uk/7530.htm

http://parsonsfamily.blogware.com/indiI1348.html -------------------- MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER OF HENRY VII

Duchess of Somerset Lady Welles

Margaret Beauchamp (c.1410 – before 3 June 1482) was the daughter of Sir John Beauchamp, de jure 3rd Baron Beauchamp of Bletsoe, and his second wife, Edith Stourton. She was the maternal grandmother of Henry VII.

Biography

Margaret Beauchamp, born about 1410, was the daughter of Sir John Beauchamp, de jure 3rd Baron Beauchamp (d. 1412-1414) of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, and his second wife, Edith Stourton (d. 13 June 1441), daughter of Sir John Stourton of Stourton, Wiltshire.[1]

In 1421 she was heiress to her only brother, John Beauchamp, who died young and unmarried, from whom she inherited the manors of Lydiard Tregoze in Wiltshire, Ashmore in Dorset, and Bletsoe and Keysoe in Bedfordshire, and, according to modern doctrine, the right to any barony of Beauchamp created by summons to Parliament directed to her great-great-grandfather, Roger Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp (d. 3 January 1380) of Bletsoe.[2][3]

She married firstly Sir Oliver St John (d.1437), son and heir of Sir John St John and Isabel Paveley, daughter and heiress of Sir John Paveley, by whom she had two sons and five daughters:[4]

Sir John St John (d.1513/14) of Bletsoe, who married Alice Bradshagh, daughter of Sir Thomas Bradshagh, of Haigh, Lancashire.[5] Oliver St John (d.1497), esquire, of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, who married Elizabeth Scrope, widow successively of Sir John Bigod (d.1461) of Settrington, Yorkshire, and Henry Rochford (d. 25 October 1470), esquire, of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, and daughter of Henry Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton, and Elizabeth le Scrope, daughter of John Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Masham.[6] Edith St John, who married Geoffrey Pole, esquire.[7] Mary St John, who married Sir Richard Frogenall.[4] Elizabeth St John (d. before 3 July 1494) who married firstly, before 2 April 1450, as his second wife, William la Zouche, 5th Baron Zouche (d. 25 December 1462) of Harringworth, and secondly, before 10 December 1471, as his second wife, John Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton (d. 17 August 1498).[4] Agnes St John, who married David Malpas.[4] Margaret St John, Abbess of Shaftesbury.[4] She married secondly, after 2 August 1441, John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, by whom she had one daughter:

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, who married Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, by whom she was the mother of Henry VII. She married thirdly, by licence dated 14 April 1447, as his second wife, Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles, by whom she had one son:[8]

John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles, who married Cecily of York, the daughter of Edward IV of England.[8] Welles was slain at the Yorkist victory of the Battle of Towton in March 1461. Margaret never remarried.

References

Cokayne, George Edward (1912). The Complete Peerage, edited by Vicary Gibbs II. London: St. Catherine Press. pp. 44–5. Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966381. Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families IV (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1460992709.

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Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso, Lady Welles's Timeline

1405
January 1, 1405
Bedfordshire, England
1424
1424
Age 19
Bedfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1426
August 31, 1426
Age 21
Beldsoe, Bedfordshire, England
1428
1428
Age 23
Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England, (Present UK)
1430
1430
Age 25
Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England
1432
1432
Age 27
Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1434
1434
Age 29
Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England
1438
1438
Age 33
Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England
1443
May 31, 1443
Age 38
Bletso Castle, Bedfordshire, England