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Matilda FitzJohn, Countess of Warwick

Spanish: Maud Fitzjohn, Countess of Warwick
Also Known As: "Matilda de Lacy", "Maud /FitzGeoffrey/", "Maud FitzJohn"
Birthplace: Shere, Surrey, England
Death: April 16, 1301 (63-64)
Grey Friars, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Grey Friars, Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere and Justiciar of Ireland and Isabel Bigod
Wife of William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick and Gerard de Furnival, of Hallamshire
Mother of Lady Isabella, Baroness Despencer; Robert de Beauchamp; John de Beauchamp; Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick; Anne de Beauchamp and 4 others
Sister of Aveline Fitzjohn, of Ulster; Isabel de Vipont; Wenthiliana FitzGeoffrey; John Fitz-John, Chief Justice of England; Sir Richard FitzJohn and 2 others
Half sister of Margaret de Lacy, Lady of Dulek; Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville; Eileen FitzJohn; Matilda de Segrave and Walter de Lacy

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About Maud FitzJohn, Countess of Warwick

MATILDA (-16/18 Apr 1301, bur 7 May 1301 Worcester Franciscan Church). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Matilda uxor Guidonis comitis Warwici" as the oldest daughter of "Johanni Fitz-Geffrey" and his wife "Isabella Bygod…"[796]. "Willelmum de Bello Campo filium Walteri de Bello Campo" granted "manerium suum de Ledecombe" to "Willelmum primogenitum eius et Matildem uxor eius", in exchange for "tenemento in Schirrevelench", by charter dated to [1261/69][797]. The will of "William de Beauchamp", dated 7 Jan 1268, bequeathed property to "Walter my son...Joane my daughter...Isabel my daughter...Sibill my daughter...Sarah my daughter...William my eldest daughter the countess his wife...Isabel my wife..."[798]. The will of "William de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick", dated 14 Sep 1296, chose burial “in the quire of the Friars-Minors, commonly called the Gray-friars at Worcester”, bequeathed property to "Maud my wife...Guy my eldest two daughters nuns at Shouldham"[799]. m firstly GERARD de Furnivalle Lord of Hallamshire, son of --- (-1261). m secondly (before 7 Jan 1269) WILLIAM de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick, son of WILLIAM [III] de Beauchamp of Elmley, Worcestershire & his wife Isabel Mauduit ([1237/41]-Elmley 5 or 9 Jun 1298, bur 22 Jun 1298 Worcester Franciscan Church).


Maud FitzJohn, Countess of Warwick

Maud FitzJohn, Countess of Warwick (c. 1238 - 16/18 April 1301) was an English noblewoman and the eldest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere. Her second husband was William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick, a celebrated soldier. Through her daughter, Isabella, Maud was the maternal grandmother of Hugh the younger Despenser, the unpopular favourite of King Edward II of England, who was executed in 1326.

  • Maud was born in Shere, Surrey, England in about 1238, the eldest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere, Justiciar of Ireland, and Isabel Bigod, a descendant of Strongbow and Aoife of Leinster. Maud had two brothers, Richard FitzJohn of Shere and John FitzJohn of Shere, and three younger sisters, Aveline FitzJohn, Joan FitzJohn, and Isabel FitzJohn. She also had a half-brother, Walter de Lacy, and two half-sisters, Margery de Lacy, and Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville, from her mother's first marriage to Gilbert de Lacy of Ewyas Lacy. The chronicle of Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire names Matilda uxor Guidono comitis Warwici as the eldest daughter of Johanni Fitz-Geffrey and Isabella Bygod.[1] Her paternal grandparents were Geoffrey Fitzpeter, 1st Earl of Essex and Aveline de Clare, and her maternal grandparents were Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and Maud Marshal.

Maud married her first husband, Gerald de Furnivalle, Lord Hallamshire on an unknown date. Sometime after his death in 1261, Maud married her second husband, the celebrated soldier, William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick. Upon their marriage, Maud was styled as Countess of Warwick.

Together William and Maud had at least two children:[2]

  • Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick (1270/1271- 28 July 1315), on 28 February 1310, he married as her second husband, heiress Alice de Toeni, by whom he had seven children.
  • Isabella de Beauchamp (died before 30 May 1306), married firstly in 1281 Sir Patrick de Chaworth, Lord of Kidwelly, by whom she had a daughter, Maud Chaworth; she married secondly in 1286, Hugh le Despenser, Lord Despenser by whom she had four children including Hugh Despenser the younger, the unpopular favourite of King Edward II, who was executed in 1326, shortly after his father.

Maud died between 16 and 18 April 1301. She was buried at the house of the Friars Minor in Worcester.



William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick

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He married Maud FitzGeoffrey. His children included:

Isabella[8], married Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester

Guy, who married Alice de Toeni, widow of Thomas de Leyburne



Daughter of John FitzGeoffrey and Isabel le Bigod, the Lady of Shere. Granddaughter of Geoffrey FitzPiers and Aveline de Clare, Hugh Bigod and Maud Marshall.

Secondly, she was the wife of William Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, the son of William de Beauchamp and Isabel Mauduit. They were married before 1270 and had one son and three daughters: Sir Guy, Earl of Warwick Isabel, wife of Sir Patrick Chaworth and Hugh le Despenser Anne, nun at Shouldham Amy, nun at Shouldham

Maud died after her husband, on April 16, 1301and was buried with William at Greyfriars.


B: Abt 1237

Of, Shere, Surrey, England

D: 16 Apr 1301

, Grey Friars, Worcestershire, England



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Shere, Surrey, England
May 30, 1256
Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Elmley Castle, Elmley, Worcestershire, England
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