Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Perche, Duke of Exeter

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Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Perche

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Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Westminster, Middlesex, , England
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Son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and Lady Margaret Holland, Duchess of Clarence
Brother of Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset; Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots; John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset; Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Devon

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About Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Perche, Duke of Exeter

Thomas Beaufort, Count of Perche (c. 1405 – 3 October 1431) was a member of the Beaufort family and an English commander during the Hundred Years' War.

He was the third son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and his wife, Margaret Holland.

With his elder brother, Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset, Thomas joined in Henry V's 1419 campaigns in France. In 1421, he accompanied the king's younger brother Thomas of Lancaster to the fighting in Anjou. Lancaster was killed at the Battle of Baugé while Somerset and Thomas were captured. Thomas was eventually released around 1427 in a prisoner exchange negotiated by his uncle, Cardinal Beaufort.

As an able male member of the Beaufort family, Thomas rejoined the fighting almost immediately. He was granted the title Count of Perche in December 1427, his title being more a claim to land, rather than a recognized title since it was already held by the French Duke John II of Alençon. This was part of a continuing attempt by Cardinal Beaufort to carve out estates for his nephews from conquered French land. During the 1430 royal coronation expedition of Henry VI, Thomas was granted a retinue of 128 soldiers and 460 archers. He commanded soldiers at a battle at La Charité-sur-Loire in late 1430 and died 3 October 1431 at the siege of Louviers, three weeks before the city's fall.[1]

Perche died unmarried and childless. Upon his death, his title was extinct.

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Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Perche, Duke of Exeter's Timeline

1405
1405
Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
1431
October 1431
Age 26
Westminster, Middlesex, , England
1933
December 16, 1933
Age 26
1938
February 19, 1938
Age 26
1939
February 22, 1939
Age 26
February 22, 1939
Age 26
MANTI
1970
April 9, 1970
Age 26
April 9, 1970
Age 26
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA