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John (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp (abt. 1330 - bef. 1389)

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John de Beauchamp formerly Beauchamp
Born about in Powick, Worcestershire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Died before in Bedford, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
22 November 2015
16:19: April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer edited the Status Indicators for John (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp. (indicators) [Thank April for this]
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John Beauchamp [1]
John DeBeauchamp [2]

Birth and Parentage

John de Beauchamp, Knight, of Powick and Acton Beauchamp, Worcestershire, Alcester, Warwickshire, Kemerton, Gloucestershire, Brewham, Somerset, and East Coulston, Wiltshire, Knight of the King's Chamber, Keeper of Gloucester Castle, was born in or before 1330 (of military age in 1346, aged 23 in 1361). [3]

He was the son of Giles de Beauchamp, Knight, and his wife Catherine de Bures, daughter and heiress of John de Bures, Knight. [4] [3]

His parents married before May 21, 1329. [4] As the oldest child, a birth date of 1330 is a reasonable estimation.

1346 French Wars

John served in the French wars as early as 1346. [3]

1351 Marriage to Joan de Cherleton

John de Beauchamp, Knight, married (1st) about 17 April 1351 Joan de Cherleton, daughter of John de Cherleton, Knight, 2nd Lord Cherleton of Powis, by Maud, daughter of Roger de Mortimer, Knight, 1st Earl of March. [3]

1359 A Conflict About Markets

In 1359 he complained that Sir William le Botiller, or Wem, the younger, Robert de Knightgele, and others had prevented him from holding his market at Alcester, Warwickshire by driving away twenty of his cows, carrying away other goods, and assaulting his men.

Founded a Chantry

In 1362 John had license to found a chantry at Alcester, Warwickshire.[3] His father, Sir Giles de Beauchamp, died 12 Oct 1361. [4] The chantry John founded was likely for his father.

"A perpetual chantry consisted of one or more priests, in a private free-standing chapel, or in an aisle of a greater church, (usually licensed by the local Bishop). A lesser option was the endowment of a fixed-term chantry, to fund masses sung (for the dead) by one or two priests at a side altar. Terms ranging from one to ten years were more common than the perpetual variety of chantry. [5]

1374 Second Marriage to Elizabeth

He married (2nd) before 22 Sept 1374 Elizabeth, possibly daughter of Nicholas Peyvre (or Pever), Knight, 3rd Lord Peyvre. [4] They had no issue.[3]

1386 License to cut timber

In 1386 he had license to cut timber on his manor of Brewham, Somerset. [3]

1389 Death

Sir John de Beauchamp died shortly before 7 Feb 1388/9. [4] In 1392 his widow, Elizabeth, delivered possession of the manors of Powick and Alcester to her step-son William Beauchamp. [4] She left a will dated 3 Sep 1411, proved 26 Sept 1411.[3] [4]


They had two sons and two daughters.[3] [4]

  1. William, Knight
  2. Walter, Knight
  3. Alice
  4. Sibyl


  1. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, RJCW 296a, Page 89
  2. Source: #S004444 Ancestry Family Trees - John Beauchamp
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry. Salt Lake City: 2013, p. 414-415
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol III, page 386 #5
  5. Chantry, Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License]

See also:

  • Source: S00183 Author: Roberts, Gary Boyd ENGLISH ORIGINS OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES, Publication: From NEHGS Register Three Volumes. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1984; Volume I


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On June 17, 2015 at 02:03GMT Jack Day wrote:

I have not been able to find any basis for claiming a marriage between Elizabeth St. John and John de Beauchamp, whose two wives are documented in Royal Ancestry, IV, 414.

On April 27, 2015 at 17:45GMT Jack Day wrote:

In celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Magna Carta Project is reviewing and enhancing all the profiles between Magna Carta Sureties and Gateway Ancestors. A. Tompkins and I are doing what we can to enhance the trail between Henry de Bohun and Henry Norwood. We appreciate all the work that has already been done to this profile and look forward to any additional contributions we can make to it.

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