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Isabel (Despencer) Beauchamp

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Isabel "Countess of Worcester and Warwick" Beauchamp formerly Despencer aka le Despencer
Born in Elmley, Worcestershier, England
Wife of — married [date unknown] to [location unknown]
Wife of — married after to [location unknown]
Died in Friars Minoresses, London, Middlesex
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Isabel DeSpenser, married two men named Richard de Beauchamp, who were first cousins.

  1. Richard, 2nd Lord Abergavenny, Earl of Worcester (d. 1422), they had one child:
    1. Elizabeth m. Edward Neville[1]
  2. Richard, the Earl of Warwick (d. 1439), m. first Elizabeth Berkley and had Elizabeth (3rd daughter)[2] — she married George Neville, brother of Edward Neville.[3]

    Isabel DeSpenser and Richard of Warwick were the parents of:
    1. Henry Beauchamp, Duke of Warwick m. Cecille Neville
      1. Anne Beauchamp, 15th Countess Warwick
    2. Anne Beauchamp, 16th Countess Warwick, m. Richard Neville
      1. Anne Neville (became Queen of England)

By both husbands, she had daugters named Elizabeth Beauchamp, and they married brothers. Baroness Burgersh. Isabel married Richard Earl of Worcester, and then married his cousin, Richard Earl of Warwick. Their identical names causes some confusion. The Complete Peerage vol. IV, p. 282.



Tewksbury, Gloucoustershire., England


  1. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. Publisher Henry Colburn, 1839, retrieved 2014-06-15, amb
  2. A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland. By John Burke, p. 34, published 1831.
  3. Burke, p. 387, published 1831

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On May 5, 2013 at 21:52GMT J Pictet wrote:

Warning: she married two cousins with identical names.

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