Waleran DE BEAUMONT 4th Earl of Warwick
(Bef 1153-Bef 1204)

 

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1. Margery DE BOHUN 2. Alice DE HARCOURT

Waleran DE BEAUMONT 4th Earl of Warwick

  • Born: Bef 1153, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
  • Married (1): Abt 1196, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • Married (2): Abt 1196, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • Died: Bef 13 Oct 1204, England

   Another name for Waleran was Waleran DE NEWBURGH 4th Earl of Warwick.

   General Notes:

Waleran de Beaumont [elder brother William, 3rd Earl of Warwick, dsp in the Holy Lands (15 Nov?) 1184], 4th Earl of Warwick; married 1st Margery, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun by Margaret, eldest daughter and ultimate coheir of 1st Earl of Hereford of the 1141 creation. The 4th Earl of Warwick married 2nd c1196 Alice, apparently daughter of Robert de Harcourt, of Stanton (subsequently Stanton Harcourt), Oxon, though, if so either Alice and the 4th Earl's marriage date of c1196 is far too early or her father's marriage date of c1200 is far too late, and widow of John de Limesy, and died 24 Dec 1203(?). [Burke's Peerage]

Note change to 1st wife noted below.

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EARLDOM OF WARWICK (IV) 1184

WALERAN, EARL OF WARWICK, brother and heir, being 2nd son of the 2nd Earl. He was with Henry II at Geddington, Northants, February 1187/8, was present at the Coronation of Richard I at Westminster, 3 September 1189, and was with the King at Geddington later in the same month. In 1195 he paid 20 marks for livery of the 3rd penny of the pleas of co. Warwick, and in 1196 £100 to be allowed to return to England. In 1199 he swore fealty to King John and is said to have carried the right hand sword at his Coronation. He granted for his life to Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury, the advowson of all the prebendaries of the collegiate church in Warwick; he was a benefactor of the Hospital of St. Michael, Warwick, of the nuns of Pinley, co. Warwick, and of those at Wroxall, Co. Warwick; and he confirmed the gift of his grandfather, Earl Henry, to Préaux.

He married, 1stly, Margery, daughter of Humphrey DE BOHUN, by Margaret, 1st daughter and eventually coheir of MILES (of Gloucester), EARL OF HEREFORD and CONSTABLE OF ENGLAND. He married, 2ndly, circa 1196, Alice, widow of John DE LIMESY, lord of Cavendish, Suffolk, daughter of Robert DE HARCOURT, of Bosworth, co. Leicester, and Stanton, Oxon., by Isabel, daughter and heir of Richard DE CAMVILLE, of Stanton. He died before 13 October 1204, it is said on 24 December 1203. Alice was living, September 1212. [Complete Peerage XII/2:363-4, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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Note: Rosie Bevan has proposed that Waleran m. (1) Margery de Oilly, as outlined below:

Rosie Bevan, in May 2003, suggested an alternative reconstruction, in which Waleran's first wife was Margery, the daughter of Henry de Oilly by his wife Maud de Bohun (who was the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun (d. 1165)), and Philippe Basset was the only wife of Henry, and the mother of Thomas.

Note first that the parentage of Maud de Bohun, the wife of Henry de Oilly, is established by an inquisition taken in 1263, which found that Humphrey de Bohun, grandfather of the Humphrey de Bohun who was Earl of Hereford and Essex in 1263, gave Bradenham in free marriage with his sister Maud to Henry de Oilly [Rosie Bevan, quoting Calendar of inquisitions post mortem, vol. 1, no 558]. This shows that Maud must have been the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun (d. 1165), who married Margaret, the daughter of Miles of Gloucester, Earl of Hereford and Constable of England. [Some Corrections & Additions to CP]

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Waleran de Newburgh, 4th Earl of Warwick. This nobleman, Dugdale says, "had much ado a great part of his time touching his inheritance; there starting up one who feigned himself to he his brother, Earl William, deceased in the Holy Land, which occasioned him no little trouble and vexation; so that it is thought by some that the grant which he made to Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, then chancellor of England, of the advowson of all the prebendaries belonging to the collegiate church, in Warwick, to hold during his life, was to purchase his favour in that weight business." His lordship m. 1st, Margery, dau. of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, by whom he had issue, Henry, his successor, Waleran, and Gundred. He m. 2ndly, Alice, dau. of John de Harcourt, and widow of John de Limesi, by whom he had an only dau., Alice. The earl d. in 1205 and was s. by his elder son, Henry de Newburgh. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 399, Newburgh, Earls of Warwick]

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Waleran de Beaumont, Earl of Warwick, brother of William de Beaumont, Earl of Warwick, survived until Dec. 1204, and left a son, Henry, still a minor. [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961 ed., Vol. 23, pg. 375, EARLS OF WARWICK]

   Marriage Information:

Waleran married Margery DE BOHUN about 1196 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. (Margery DE BOHUN died before 1196.)

   Marriage Information:

Waleran also married Alice DE HARCOURT about 1196 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. (Alice DE HARCOURT was born in 1181 in Bosworth, Leichestershire, England and died after Sep 1212.)


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