Sir Nicholas de Beke, M.P.

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Sir Nicholas de Beke

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Checkley, Staffordshire, England
Death: September 1369 (40)
Staffordshire, England
Place of Burial: Checkley, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert de Beke, III and Lady Mary Mariota de Beke
Husband of Jane de Stafford, Baroness of Cherleton
Father of Elizabeth Swynnerton; John Beke and Margaret de Beke
Brother of Thomas Beke

Occupation: Knight
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About Sir Nicholas de Beke, M.P.

His birthday could not be 1320 as his mother was born c 1314 which would make her six years old.

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Birth: 1320 Checkley Staffordshire, England Death: 1369 Staffordshire, England

Nicholas was the son of Sir Robert Beck of Tene. He married Jane, daughter of Rafe Stafford, Knight of the Garter and first Earl of Stafford, and Katherine Hastang. He served in the famous Crecy campaign, and was probably in the great fight of the feudal lord, Ralph, Baron Stafford being attached to the King's division, and it is certain that he took part in the seige of Calais, because he had during its progress letters of attorney dated March 20, 1347, describing him as of the retinue of Ralph, who was abroad in the King's service. In 1359 he was again in the retinue of Ralph, now Earl of Stafford. In 1261, Prince Lionel of Clarence (son of Edward III) was appointed Lieutenant of Ireland and was accompanied thither by a body of men at arms commissioned by Ralph Stafford. Nicholas Beck was a knight with him. He left two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.


 

Burial: St Mary and All Saints Churchyard Checkley Staffordshire Moorlands District Staffordshire, England

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Name: Sir Nicholas Beke 1 Birth: Abt. 1320 in Tene, Staffordshire, England Death: Aft. Sep 1369 Sex: M Note:

   Sir Nicholas Beck (Beke, Beck, Bec, or Beek) seems to have used invariably the name of Beck, a form which had occurred only occasionally before his time. He was a "Chivaler" and being also a member of Parliament, a good account of his career is given in Col. Wedgewood's "Parliamentary History". He served in the famous Crecy campaign, and was probably in the great fight of the feudal lord, Ralph, Baron Stafford being attached to the King's division, and it is certain that he took part in the seige of Calais, because he had during its progress letters of attorney dated March 20, 1347, describing him as of the retinue of Ralph, who was abroad in the King's service. In 1359 he was again in the retinue of Ralph, now Earl of Stafford. In 1261, Prince Lionel of Clarence (son of Edward III) was appointed Lieutenant of Ireland and was accompanied thither by a body of men at arms commissioned by Ralph Stafford. Nicholas Beck was a knight with him. Nicholas Beck's grandfather, Robert Bek, took the name of Bek from his mother, Lettice de Bek, who married Sir Richard Draycote. Lettice was not only the heiress of the de Beks, but also of Orabel or Orabilla, her mother. In 1369 Nicholas recovered 6 messuages, and 6 bovates, not in the estates entailed in 1302. With Nicholas probably ended the male line of the Becks, who were in fact Draycotes. We learn from a suit at Stafford in 1402 that his mother's name was Mary or Mariota de Bek and that he himself married a wife named Joan, and they were both living in 1348. He left two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret who died sine prole.

Father: Sir Robert Beke b: Abt. 1297 in Tene, Staffordshire, England Mother: Mary Mariota Willoughby b: Abt. 1314 in Silsby, Lincolnshire, England

Marriage 1 Jane De Stafford b: 1329 in Tunbridge, Staffordshire, England

Children

   Has Children Elizabeth Beke b: Abt. 1354 in Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

Sources:

   Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
   Note:
   DATE: 2000 _PAREN: Y
   Page: 32-32 

He was at the battle of Crecy on 26 August 1346, and a member of Parliament.
 
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Sir Nicholas de Beke, M.P.'s Timeline

1329
1329
Checkley, Staffordshire, England
1350
1350
Age 21
Eresby, Lincolnshire, England, UK
1360
1360
Age 31
Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1361
1361
Age 32
Blore, Staffordshire, England
1369
September 1369
Age 40
Staffordshire, England
1369
Age 40
Checkley, Staffordshire, England