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William De de Beauchamp, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Elmley Castle, Elmley, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England
Place of Burial: Burial: St Mary the Virgin Church Elmley Castle Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter de Beauchamp, of Elmley and Emmeline (d'Abetot) de Beauchamp
Husband of Bertha de Beauchamp
Father of William de Beauchamp, II; Robert de Beauchamp; Peter de Beauchamp; John de Beauchamp; Walter de Beauchamp, II and 1 other
Brother of Hugh, 1st Baron de Beauchamp; Matilda (Maud) Marmion and Walter de Beauchamp
Half brother of Robert Marmion, 4th Lord of Scrivelsby and Tamworth and Geoffrey Marmion

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About William of Elmley, 1st Baron of Beauchamp

William de Beauchamp

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WILLIAM [I] de Beauchamp (-1170, bur Worcester). Henry I King of England confirmed the inheritance by "Willelmo filio Walteri de Bello Campo, dispensario meo" of "terram totam patris sui" by charter dated to [1130/May 1133][900]. "M. imperatrix, Henrici regis filia et Anglorum domina" confirmed "hereditario jure castellum de Wigorn…vicecomitatum Wygorn…quam pater eius Walterus de Bellocampo…Robertus dispensator, frater Ursonis de Abbetot…manerium de Bekeford…Westonam et Luffenham in Roteland", as well as the property of "suorum proximorum parentum qui contra me fuerint in werra mea", to "Willelmo de Bello Campo" by charter dated [25/31] Jul 1141[901]. “…Waltero de Clifford…Osberto filio Hugonis, Willielmo de Bealchamp…” witnessed the undated charter, dated to [1155], which records the donation by “Rogerus comes Herefordiæ” to Brecknock priory[902]. The 1156 Pipe Roll records "Wills. de Bellocampo" at the head of the return for Worcestershire, and the 1156 and 1157 Pipe Rolls "Wills de Bello Capo" at Trentham in Staffordshire with revenue of ₤30[903]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record that “Willelmus de Bello Campo” was captured by “Radulpho de Mandeville” in 1151[904]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, name "Willelmus de Bello Campo vii milites…Walterus de Bello Campo, dimidium militum" among those providing military service for Westminster abbey in Worcestershire, and also record the knight fee-holders under "Willelmus de Bello Campo" in Worcestershire[905]. The Annals of Worcester record the death in 1170 of “Willelmus de Bello Campo” and his burial “ad ostium capituli Wigorniæ”[906].

m BERTHA de Briouse, daughter of [WILLIAM [II] de Briouse & his wife Bertha of Hereford]. According to Domesday Descendants, the wife of William [I] de Beauchamp was "Bertha, daughter of William II de Braose"[907]. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified but, if it is correct, the chronology of her husband’s family suggests that she must have been one of her parents’ older children. The introduction to the Beauchamp Cartulary states that "according to an early 14th century inquest, he married Berta, a daughter of the marcher lord William de Braose c. 1140 and received with her lands in three villages in south Gloucestershire", but noting that the jurors incorrectly states that Bertha was the wife of the great-grandfather of Guy Earl of Warwick who would have been William [II] de Beauchamp[908]. Given the birth of William [II] de Beauchamp’s children in the mid-1190s, it does not appear possible for their mother to have been the daughter of William [II] de Briouse.

William & his wife had [six] children:

a) WILLIAM [II] de Beauchamp (-1197). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. The Annals of Worcester record the death in 1197 of “Willelmus de Bello Campo”[909]. - see below.

b) ROBERT de Beauchamp (-after 1209). "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro et Johanne fratribus meis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted land to "Odoni de Salewarp fideli meo"[910]. "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro de Bello Campo, Waltero fratre Willelmi de Bello Campo…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Odo de Salewarp" granted land to "Juliane [nepote/nepte] mee filie Willelmi de Bello Campo"[911]. "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro [et] Johanne de Bello Campo, fratribus [meis], Ivone de Bello Campo…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted land to "Roberto de Argent"[912]. The introduction to the Beauchamp Cartulary states that the custody of William [III] de Beauchamp, son of William [II] ("Wilekin de Beauchamp") was transferred in 1209 to "the free tenants of the honour, headed by Robert de Beauchamp, a brother of William [II]…for four years"[913].

c) PETER de Beauchamp (-after [1194/95]). "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro et Johanne fratribus meis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted land to "Odoni de Salewarp fideli meo"[914]. "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro de Bello Campo, Waltero fratre Willelmi de Bello Campo…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Odo de Salewarp" granted land to "Juliane [nepote/nepte] mee filie Willelmi de Bello Campo"[915]. "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro [et] Johanne de Bello Campo, fratribus [meis], Ivone de Bello Campo…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted land to "Roberto de Argent"[916]. The 1194/95 Pipe Roll records "de firma de Brochton Petri de Bellocamp de dimidio anno" in Worcestershire[917].

d) JOHN de Beauchamp . "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro et Johanne fratribus meis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted land to "Odoni de Salewarp fideli meo"[918]. "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro [et] Johanne de Bello Campo, fratribus [meis], Ivone de Bello Campo…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted land to "Roberto de Argent"[919].

e) [WALTER de Beauchamp . "Roberto de Bello Campo, Petro de Bello Campo, Waltero fratre Willelmi de Bello Campo…" witnessed the charter dated to [1170/97] under which "Odo de Salewarp" granted land to "Juliane [nepote/nepte] mee filie Willelmi de Bello Campo"[920]. This is the only one of the series of charters, naming William [II] de Beauchamp and his brothers, which names a brother Walter. It is possibility that "Waltero" in this document is an error for "Johanne" who is named in all the other documents. It should be borne in mind that the Beauchamp cartulary, in which this charter is reproduced, was compiled in 1395/96 and contains "innumerable errors"[921].]

f) [EMMA (-after Sep 1192). According to Dugdale, the wife of Ralph de Sudeley was the daughter of William de Beauchamp of Elmley[922], but the primary source on which this information is based has not been traced. m RALPH de Sudeley, son of JOHN de Sudeley & his wife Grace de Tracy (-before 29 Sep 1192).]

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http://thepeerage.com/p39779.htm#i397781

William de Beauchamp is the son of Walter de Beauchamp and Emmeline d'Abitot.1 He married Maud de Braose.1

Child of William de Beauchamp and Maud de Braose

William de Beauchamp+1

Citations

[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."

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William de Beauchamp - was born about 1105, lived in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England and died in 1169 . William married Maud de Braose in 1151 while living in Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales. Maud was born about 1109, lived in Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales. She died after 1151 .

Maud - - Some sources have shown Maud's father as William de Braose, born abt 1084.

However, other sources have found no hard evidence that William de Beauchamp married a Maud de Braose.


Maud De Braose (Wife)

Children:

William Lord De Beauchamp

Maud De Beauchamp

Emma De Beauchamp

See the following notes:


William de Beauchamp (d.1170) of Salwarpe and Elmley allegedly married Bertha dau. of William de Braose (d.1211). The latter's great grandson, William de Braose (d.1230) of Abergavenny had a dau. & coheir Maud (d.1301) who married Roger de Mortimer (d.1282) of Wigmore. Saunders gives no marriage of a Bertha de Braose (or of a Maud de B) to William de Beauchamp. Turton does give the marriage of Bertha and William based on information from the first edition (1910) of Cokayne's *Complete Peerage*. As far as I can tell the second edition omits any reference to the early Beauchamps. B Burke's *Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire* (London, 1883) p.29 has William Beachamp marrying a Maud de Braose. Since (1) Burke is to be treated with extreme caution, (2)it seems that the editors of the second edition of *The Complete Peerage* deleted material on the early Beauchamps and (3) Saunders notes marriages between the baronial families dealt with but omits this marriage, the upshot would seem to be that there is no hard evidence of a Braose marriage to William Beauchamp (d.1170).


I J Saunders *English Baronies: a study of their origin and descent 1086-1327* (London, 1963 1960), pp.7,21,75-76.


W H Turton *The Plantagenet Ancestry* (London, 1928), p.117.

William - Next listing of a father is Walter with a birthdate oe 1120, before William's.

Children: (Quick Family Chart)

i. William de Beauchamp was born about 1130, lived in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England and died in 1211/1212

Name Suffix: Baron Beauchamp

William de Beauchamp, for his zeal in the cause of the Empress Maud, was

dispossessed of the castle of Worcester by King Stephen, to which, and

all his other honors and estates, however, he was restored by King Henry

II; and in that monarch's reign, besides the sheriffalty of

Worcestershire, which he enjoyed by inheritance, he was sheriff of

Warwickshire (2nd year of Henry II), sheriff of Gloucestershire (from the

3rd to the 9th year of Henry II, inclusive),and sheriff of Herefordshire

(from the 8th to the 16th year of Henry II, inclusive). Upon the levy of

the assessment towards the marriage portion of KingHenry's daughters,

this powerful feudal lord certified his knight's fees tothe amount of

fifteen. He married Maud Braose

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William de Beauchamp, who, for all his zeal in the cause of the Empress Maud, was dispossessed of the castle of Worcester by King Stephen, to which, and all his other honours and estates, however, he was restored by King Henry II; and in that monarch's reign, besides the sheriffalty of Worcestershire, which he enjoyed by inheritance, he was sheriff of Warwickshire (2nd Henry II), sheriff of Gloucestershire (from 3rd to the 9th Henry II), sheriff of Herefordshire (from the 8th to the 16th Henry II, 1167-70, inclusive). Upon the levy of the assessment towards the marriage portion of one of King Henry's daus., this powerful feudal lord certified his knight's fees to amount to fifteen. He m. Maud, dau. of William Lord Braose, of Gower, and was s. at his decease by his son, William de Beauchamp. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 29, Beauchamp, Earls of Warwick]

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rwfurtaw&id=I19448 (two sets of parents listed...?)

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William of Elmley, 1st Baron of Beauchamp's Timeline

1105
1105
Elmley, Worcestershire, England
1109
1109
Age 4
Elmley Castle, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
1121
1121
Age 16
Of, Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales
1142
1142
Age 37
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
1170
1170
Age 65
Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England
1932
December 17, 1932
Age 65
December 17, 1932
Age 65
December 17, 1932
Age 65
December 17, 1932
Age 65
December 17, 1932
Age 65