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Roger de Beauchamp

Birthplace: Bedford, UK
Death: Died
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Son of Baron Roger de Beauchamp and Sibyl or Sibel de Beauchamp
Husband of Lady Johanna Clopton
Father of Roger de Beauchamp, Sir

Occupation: Knight
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About Roger de Beauchamp

  • Sir Roger de Beauchamp1,2,3,4,5
  • M, #15273, b. circa 1335, d. circa 15 May 1374
  • Father Sir Roger de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp of Bletsoe, Captain of Calais6,7,8 b. c 1315, d. 3 Jan 1380
  • Mother Sibyl de Pateshulle6,7,8 b. c 1319, d. bt 1368 - 1375
  • Sir Roger de Beauchamp was born circa 1335 at of Bloxham & Ditchley in Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, England.2 He married Joan de Clopton, daughter of Walter de Clopton and Alice FitzHugh, circa 1361; They had 1 son (Sir Roger) and 1 daughter (Margaret, wife of Robert Mauteby, Esq.).2,3,5 Sir Roger de Beauchamp died circa 15 May 1374 at of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England.2,3,5
  • Family Joan de Clopton b. c 1338, d. c 1388
  • Children
    • Margaret Beauchamp+2
    • Sir Roger Beauchamp, 2nd Lord Beauchamp, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire+2,3,5 b. Sep 1362, d. 3 May 1406
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4054] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 45; Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists, p. 85; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 92.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 626.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 472.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 313.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 523.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 625-626.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 470-471.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 521-522.
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  • Roger Beauchamp1
  • M, #118573, d. 1373/74
  • Last Edited=7 Apr 2004
  • Roger Beauchamp was the son of Roger Beauchamp, 1st Lord Beauchamp (of Bletsoe).1 He married, secondly, Joan Clopton, daughter of Sir Walter Clopton, after 1366.2 He died in 1373/74.2 He died intestate and his estate was administered to his wife on 15 May 1374.2
  • Child of Roger Beauchamp
    • 1.Sir Roger Beauchamp+1 b. 14 Aug 1362, d. 13 May 1406
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, 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 44. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 75. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
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  • Roger de Beauchamp[1, 2]
  • Born Cal 1363 of , Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England [1]
  • Died 3 May 1406 [1]
  • Father Roger de Beauchamp, d. Aft 16 Feb 1369
  • Family 1 Joan Clopton
  • Children
    • 1. Sir John de Beauchamp, of , Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England , d. 13 Apr 1412
    • 2. Catherine de Beauchamp
  • Family 2 Mary
  • Sources
  • 1.[S2] Paget Heraldic Baronage, Paget, Gerald, (Manuscript, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), chart no. 45 Beachamp of Bletsoe, FHL microfilm 170063 (Reliability: 3).
  • 2.[S2] Paget Heraldic Baronage, Paget, Gerald, (Manuscript, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), chart no. 254 Grandison, FHL microfilm 170064 (Reliability: 3).
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  • Roger Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp of Bletsoe (c.1315 – 3 January 1380)[1][2] was an English soldier and peer who served both Edward III and his wife, Philippa of Hainault. He was an ancestor of Henry VII.
  • Roger Beauchamp, perhaps born about 1315, was the son and heir of Roger de Beauchamp, a younger son of Sir Walter de Beauchamp and Alice de Tony, daughter of Roger de Tony of Flamstead, Hertfordshire.[3] Clarification of the above relationship is required as it conflicts with the inset information box which shows this Roger as the son of Walter instead of another Roger as the son of Walter. Further, the dates shown for Alice de Tony (Toeni) are shown as b. 26 Apr 1284 - d. 1 Jan 1324 elsewhere with her as being the only daughter of Ralph VII de Toeni and being married to Guy de Beauchamp.
  • Beauchamp was a yeoman to Edward III by 24 April 1337, and is described as a bachelor to Philippa of Hainault on 26 October 1340, when she granted him the keepership of Devizes Castle. He served in the wars in France from as early as 1346, and in 1372 was appointed Captain of Calais. He was summoned to Parliament from 1 June 1363 to 20 October 1379 by writs directed Rogero de Bello Campo, whereby he 'may be held to have become Lord Beauchamp'. He was appointed Lord Chamberlain of the Household to Edward III in 1376-77.[2][4]
  • He died 3 January 1380. In his will, dated 19 December 1379 and proved 26 February 1380, he requested burial at the Blackfriars, London, beside his first wife.[2][1]
  • Beauchamp married firstly, before 15 March 1337, Sibyl de Patteshull (d. before 1375), daughter and one of the four co-heirs of Sir John de Pateshull and Mabel de Grandison, daughter of William de Grandison, 1st Baron Grandison, by whom he had two sons and a daughter:[2][1]
    • Sir Roger de Beauchamp (d. before 15 May 1374), who married Joan de Clopton, widow of Sir Walter de Walcote, and daughter of Walter de Clopton, by whom he had a son, Sir Roger de Beauchamp (d. 3 May 1406), and a daughter, Margaret Beauchamp, who married Robert Mautby, esquire. Sir Roger de Beauchamp (d. 3 May 1406) was the grandfather of Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso, grandmother of Henry VII.[2][5]
    • Philip de Beauchamp (born c.1338), .... etc.
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  • BEAUCHAMP, Sir Roger (1362-1406), of Bletsoe, Beds. and Bloxham, Oxon.
  • b. Bletsoe, 14 Sept. 1362, s. of Sir Roger Beauchamp (d.v.p. 1373/4), prob. by his w. Joan, da. and h. of William Clopton, wid. of Sir Walter Walcot† of Gunton, Norf.; gds. and h. of Roger, Lord Beauchamp of Bletsoe (d.1380), governor of Calais and chamberlain of Edward III’s household. m. Mary, at least 1s. suc. gdfa. 3 Jan. 1380; kntd. by 18 Feb. 1393.1
  • The subject of this biography was the grandson and namesake of one of Edward III’s leading courtiers who had, from 1363 onwards, been summoned to Parliament as Lord Beauchamp of Bletsoe. Having set out in life as a younger son with little to hope for in the way of inheritance, the latter proved himself to be outstandingly able both as a soldier and an administrator, and by the end of King Edward’s reign he had occupied an impressive series of posts, culminating in that of chamberlain of the royal household. This appointment, no less than his nomination as a member of the newly constituted royal council demanded by the Good Parliament of 1376, reflects the high regard in which he was generally held, and from which his immediate successors derived considerable personal benefit. On the early death of his son and heir presumptive, Sir Roger, who may well have been killed in 1373 while fighting in France as a retainer of John of Gaunt, Lord Beauchamp took personal charge of his young grandson, the future MP. Roger’s well-being was clearly a matter of some concern to him, since in January 1380 he added a codicil to his will appointing two new guardians to succeed him. His executors, Andrew Waweton and the influential London merchant, (Sir) John Philipot†, were chosen to supervise the boy’s affairs ‘till he be come to his full age, helping (him) according to their power in all matters that belong to him or for him’. In anticipation of his ‘good work’ in this respect, Philipot was promised a bequest of 100 marks as well as a gold goblet which had been presented to Beauchamp by the king of Navarre, but he none the less found it impossible to comply with his friend’s wishes. Instead, in May 1380, not long after Beauchamp’s death, his grandson’s marriage was given by the Crown to the celebrated captain, Sir Hugh Calveley, while the family estates were farmed out at an annual rent of 250 marks to Reynold, Lord Grey of Ruthin, who exercised rights of wardship over them and the heir himself until the latter obtained livery four years later.2
  • Among Lord Beauchamp’s many achievements was that of marrying a wife who was coheiress not only to the estate of her father, Sir John Patishull of Bletsoe, but also to those of her mother, Mabel Grandison. Although, as we shall see, Mabel’s title to part of the Grandison inheritance was only held in reversion, Beauchamp did take possession of the Wiltshire manors of Poulton, Lydiard Tregoze and Lydiard Tyes at the time of his marriage, and these properties together with land and rents in the Gloucestershire village of Dymock, the manors of Bletsoe and Keysoe in Bedfordshire and of Bloxham and Spelsbury in Oxfordshire, which also belonged to his wife, passed, on his death, to his young grandson. We do not know how he acquired the land in Ilsley, Berkshire, which also descended to Roger at this time, but it too may have once been owned by the Grandisons. Despite the fact that the manor of Bloxham was charged with an annual rent of £20 payable to the King, the above-mentioned estates were clearly very valuable, and from the date of his first entry, in April 1384, Roger Beauchamp stands out as one of the richest landowners to represent Bedfordshire during our period. In addition to his landed inheritance, he also received from his grandfather bequests of livestock, horses and armour. A further legacy of 200 marks was, however, made conditional upon his readiness .... etc.
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