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About Margaret Talbot (de Beauchamp), Countess Talbot
Margaret Beauchamp, Countess of Shrewsbury (1404 – 14 June 1468) was the eldest daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and Elizabeth de Berkeley. As the eldest child of a family without male issue, Margaret was expected to inherit from her father until her step-mother Isobel Despenser gave him a son.
She was the granddaughter and heir-general of Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley; however, the Barony and castle of Berkeley had passed to his nephew James Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley on his death in 1417. These lands were also claimed by her mother, to whom she and her two sisters were coheirs.
Her paternal grandfather was Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick who fought for John of Gaunt in Spain and imprisoned in the Tower of London by Richard III and pardoned by Henry IV. However he died 3 years before Margaret was born.
On September 6, 1425, she had married John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury; he and her two brothers-in-law, the Duke of Somerset and the Baron Latimer, vigorously maintained the claim to the Berkeley lands. By Talbot, she had five children:
- John Talbot, 1st Viscount Lisle (1426 – 17 July 1453)
- Sir Louis Talbot (c 1429)
- Sir Humphrey Talbot (before 1434 – c. 1492)
- Lady Eleanor Talbot (c February/March 1436 - 30 June 1468) married to Sir Thomas Butler and mistress to King Edward IV.
- Lady Elizabeth Talbot (c December 1442/January 1443). She married John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk.
Lord and Lady Talbot were distantly related to each other, having a shared ancestor in King Edward I and both being descendants of the houses of Clare and Despenser. She received the title of Countess of Clermont through the bravery of her husband during the wars with France.
Wars of the Roses
During the troubled years of the Wars of the Roses, the dispute frequently passed from litigation to actual violence.
Lord Berkeley sacked Margaret's manor at Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire, in return for which her son, the Viscount Lisle, stormed Berkeley Castle (1452) and took him prisoner.
Margaret also succeeded in having Lord Berkeley's wife, Isabel Mowbray, committed to prison, where she died that year.
Litigation from her Deathbed
Lord Berkeley married Joan Talbot, Margaret's stepdaughter, in 1457, temporarily quelling the feud. It broke out again in 1463, when William Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley, acceded. Litigation continued, and on her death in 1468, she left her claims to her grandson Thomas Talbot, 2nd Viscount Lisle. She was buried in St Faith under St Paul's at London.
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- From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Beauchamp
- 'Margaret Beauchamp1,2,3,4
- 'F, b. 1404, d. 14 June 1467
- Father Sir Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl Warwick, Earl of Albemarle & Worcester, Lord Abergavenny, Sheriff of Worcestershire2,5,4,6 b. 25 Jan 1382 or 28 Jan 1382, d. 30 Apr 1439
- Mother Elizabeth Berkeley7,2,5,6 b. 1386, d. 28 Dec 1422
- ' Margaret Beauchamp was born in 1404 at Goodrest, Wedgnock Park, Warwick, Warwickshire, England.1,2,6 She married Sir John Talbot, 4th Earl Shrewsbury, Wexford, Waterford, 7th Lord Talbot, Count of Clermont, son of Sir Richard Talbot, 4th Lord Talbot, Baron de Blackmere and Ankaret le Strange, on 6 September 1425 at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England; They had 3 sons (Sir John, 1st Viscount Lisle; Sir Humphrey; & Sir Lewis) and 3 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of Sir Edward Grey, 3rd Viscount Lisle; Eleanor, wife of Sir Thomas Boteler; & Joan, wife of Sir James, 6th Lord Berkeley, & Edmund Hungerford, Esq.).1,2,3,4,6 Margaret Beauchamp died on 14 June 1467; Buried in Jesus Chapel, St. Paul's Cathedral, London.1,2,6
- 'Family Sir John Talbot, 4th Earl Shrewsbury, Wexford, Waterford, 7th Lord Talbot, Count of Clermont b. c 1392, d. 17 Jul 1453
- ◦Elizabeth Talbot+8,2,4,6
- ◦Sir Humphrey Talbot8,2 d. 1492
- ◦Sir Lewis Talbot8,2
- ◦Joan Talbot9,2,10,6 d. a 26 May 1474
- ◦Sir John Talbot, Lord, Baron & 1st Viscount Lisle+1,2,6 b. c 1426, d. 17 Jul 1453
- ◦Eleanor Talbot11,6 b. c 1428, d. 30 Jun 1468
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- 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 704.
- 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 149.
- 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 215.
- 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 146-147.
- 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 169-170.
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- 8.[S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 2237.
- 9.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 100.
- 10.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 181.
- 11.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 140.
Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick
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Warwick first married Elizabeth de Berkeley, daughter of Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley and the Baroness Margaret de Lisle, by whom he had 3 daughters:
Margaret Beauchamp (d. 1468), who married John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, and whose great-grandson John Dudley was created Earl of Warwick and subsequently Duke of Northumberland;
Margaret Talbot (de Beauchamp), Countess Talbot's Timeline
Wedgnock Park, Warwickshire, England
Grafton Flyford, Worcestershire, England
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
June 14, 1468
London, Middlesex, England