John (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp

John (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp (1274 - 1337)

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Sir John "1st Lord Beauchamp of Somerset" de Beauchamp formerly Beauchamp
Born in Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1301 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, Englandmap
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Sir John de Beauchamp, son and heir of Sir John de Beauchamp by his wife Cecily de Vivonne, was born 25 Jul 1274.[1]

He came of age in 1295.

Sir John was continually employed in the Scottish wars.[1] He fought at the Battle of Falkirk on 22 Jul 1298, and was present at the siege of Caerlaverock Castle in 1300.[1]

On 20 Aug 1321 he was pardoned for all felonies committed while in pursuit of the Despensers.[1]


Sir John married, in or before 1301, Joan, said to be a daughter of the Chenduit family.[1]

Known Issue

They had two sons:

  1. John[1]
  2. William[1]

They also had several daughters, including:

  1. Eleanor[1]
  2. Beatrice[1]
  3. Joan[1]

Unproven Children of Sir John Beauchamp

  1. Thomas Beauchamp[2]


Sir John de Beauchamp died 1 Jan 1336/7.[1]


4 Oct 1304: "Confirmation, with exemplification, of an ordinance made by Walter bishop of the diocese, dated Warewell, 4 Non. Oct. 1304, on the petition of John de Bellocampo, whose ancestors founded the said chapel, and who, on the resignation of it by Henry de Wyk, granted to it lands and the patronage of the parish church, value 20l. for the maintenance of five priests, those appointed being named Reginald de Meneketon, provost, Henry Cros, Thomas de Ateberi, John Champion, William de Septon, chaplains; part of their duties being to pray for the souls of John, father of John de Bellocampo, Robert his brother, Cicely his mother, and John his son, and to distribute certain doles." [3]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families vol. 4 p. 613, 614
  2. No source information provided.
  3. "Regesta 56: 1308-1309," in Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 2, 1305-1342, ed. W H Bliss (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1895), 49-65. British History Online, accessed May 19, 2017, [1].
  • John Batten, "The Barony of Beauchamp of Somerset", Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
  • Cockayane et al., Complete Peerage, 2nd ed., Vol.2, p.48 (under Beauchamp of Somerset).
  • Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV under SEYMOUR, p. 613 etc.
  • Sanders, English Baronies, p.51.

See also:
  • Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 3 p. 103, and 105-106.
  • The complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, Cokayne, George Edward, (Gloucester [England] : Alan Sutton Pub. Ltd., 1987), 942 D22cok., vol. 4 p. 199.
  • Frederick Lewis Weis, "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists," 7th Ed.
  • Pedigree Resource File CD 49. (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2002)
  • The Caerlaverock Poem (presented as a roll of arms), c. 1300
  • The Stirling Roll of Arms, c. 1304


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Sir John Beauchamp is a descendant of William Malet.
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On 4 Jan 2019 at 00:24 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I think it's time to detach Thomas - unless someone has something better than an Ancestry family tree or FS pedigree file?

On 18 Apr 2018 at 00:56 GMT Raymond Nichols R-CTS1751 wrote:

Also an ancestor of Col. John Washington and on the trail from him to Wm. Malet.

On 8 Dec 2017 at 15:31 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Verified this profile as being on a project-approved trail (from Iremonger-40 to Malet-18, following "Magna Carta badged" profiles to that surety baron). The project account for the Magna Carta Project will be added as a manager later this month to meet WikiTree guidelines (see Help:Project-Managed_Profiles). Give me a holler if you have any questions. ~ Liz, Magna Carta project member

On 19 Sep 2015 at 20:52 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

review of Magna Carta trail to Malet-18 completed

Rejected matches › John Beauchamp (abt.1273-1296)

John is 25 degrees from Cari Starosta, 17 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.