Walter DE BEAUCHAMP, Lord of Elmley
(Abt 1150-1235)
Bertha DE BRAOSE
(1148-1240)
Roger III DE MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore
(-1215)
Isabel DE FERRERS
(-1252)
Walter DE BEAUCHAMP, Lord of Elmeley
(Abt 1196-1236)
Joane DE MORTIMER
(-1225)
Sir William DE BEAUCHAMP, Lord of Elmley
(Aft 1213-1269)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
Isabel DE MAUDUIT

Sir William DE BEAUCHAMP, Lord of Elmley

  • Born: After 1213, Elmley, Worcestershire, England
  • Married: 1245, Hanslape, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Died: Shortly before 27 Apr 1269

  General Notes:

Compiler's 20 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

"Roculf de Chirchelench" issued a quitclaim to "domino Willelmo de Bello Campo, filio et heredi Walteri de Bello Campo" relating to "terram meam in campo de Chirchelench…vocatur la Hey" in return for a loan to repay the Jews, by charter dated to [1232/43]. Sheriff of Worcester: "Dominum Willelmum de Bello Campo, vicecomitem Wygorn et Isabellam uxorem eius" granted "totam terram suam…in Uplodecoumbe" to "dominam Isabellam de Mortuo Mare" [presumably the donor´s maternal grandmother] by charter dated [24 Jun 1250], witnessed by "…domino Jacobo de Bello Campo…" An undated writ "53 Hen III", after the death of "William de Bello Campo, of Elmelye" names "Wykewauer manor [Gloucester]" but no heir.

"Dominum Willelmum de Bello Campo, vicecomitem Wygorn et Isabellam uxorem eius" granted "totam terram suam…in Uplodecoumbe" to "dominam Isabellam de Mortuo Mare" by charter dated [24 Jun 1250], witnessed by "…domino Jacobo de Bello Campo…" 1

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16 Feb 1242

Order to the barons of the Exchequer to [release] the distraint that the king ordered to be made upon William de Beauchamp, sheriff of Worcestershire , for rendering the 40 marks at which Laurence of Wandsworth , his under-sheriff, was amerced for the imprisonment of a certain man and for other trespasses of which Laurence was convicted, and to make distraint upon Laurence instead.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 26 Hen. III, 165

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18 Jun 1250, Woodstock

The king has granted to William de Beauchamp of Worcester that he may render £136 18s. 9d. annually at the Exchequer of the £410 16s. 3d. in which he is bound to him for the below-written parcels, namely for £240 2s. 11d. for the arrears of Droitwich, £8 2s. 11d. for the remainder of two sum totals, 100s. for the county of Worcestershire, 5 marks for the prior of Worcester, £63 10s. 5d. for the remainder of a certain sum total, £75 and one mark from the eyre of R. of Thirkleby, 100s. for Hugh le Poer, and £10 for the abbot of Bordesley, namely a moiety at the Exchequer of Michaelmas in the thirty-fourth year and the other moiety at Easter next following, and thus for the two years following at the same terms until the aforesaid £410 16s. 3d. are paid to the king. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause this to be done and enrolled thus.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 34 Hen. III, 443

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10 Apr 1251, Westminster

The king has given respite to William de Beauchamp of Elmley from all debts in which he is bound to him until St. John the Baptist. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to permit him to have the same respite.

2 Jul 1251

Notification to the barons of the Exchequer that, having heard the account of W. de Beauchamp, sheriff of Worcestershire, having allowed to him what is to be allowed and having scrutinised the rolls of the Exchequer for all manner of debts in which he will remain bound to the king after his account, the king wishes that he shall render 100 marks to him per annum, namely a moiety at the Exchequer of Easter in the thirty-sixth year and the other moiety at the Exchequer of Michaelmas next following, and 100 marks thus from year to year at the same terms until all of the aforesaid debts are paid to the king. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause him to have the same terms and to cause this to be done and enrolled thus.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 35 Hen. III, 440, 816

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18 Feb 1254, Bazas

Charter granting William de Bello Campo of Helmele of a weekly market on Wednesday at his manor of Elmele, co. Worcester, and a yearly fair on the eve, the day and the morrow of St. Leonard in the Summer. Witnesses: John de Plessetis, earl of Warwick, Geoffrey de Lezignan and William de Valencia, the king's brothers, Peter de Sabaudia, John de Grey, Robert Waleraund, William de Grey, Ralph de Bakepuz, William de Sancto Ermino, William Gernun and others.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, vol. 4, p. 273

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9 Mar 1268, Westminster

The king has pardoned to the same William £95 in which William Maudut, lately earl of Warwick, deceased, whose heir he is, was bound to Hagin son of Master Mosse, Jew of London, by his charters together with the penalties and interest of the same debt. Order to the justices assigned to the custody of the Jews to cause the aforesaid charters to be extracted from the ark of the chirographs of the Jews and delivered to the same William de Beauchamp, and to cause the same to be quit of the aforesaid £95 with the penalites and interest aforesaid.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 52 Hen. III, 270

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The Will of William de Beauchamp, written 7 Jan 1268/9

William de Beauchamp, dated at Wauberge, upon the morrow after the Epiphany, anno 1268, 53 Henry III. my body to be buried in the Church of the Friars Minors at Worcester. I will that a horse, completely harnessed with all military caparisons, precede my corpse; to a priest to sing mass daily in my Chapel without the City of Worcester, near unto that house of Friars which I gave for the health of my soul, and for the souls of Isabel my wife, Isabel de Mortimer, and all the faithful deceased, all my rent of the fee of Richard Bruli, in Wiche and Winchester, with supply of what should be too short out of my own proper goods; to Walter, my son, signed with the cross, for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land on my behalf and of Isabel, his mother, two hundred marks; to Joane, my daughter, a canopy, sometime belonging to St. Wolstan, and a book of Lancelot, which I have lent them; to Isabel, my daughter, a silver cup; to Sibill, my daughter, all the money due to me from my son William, towards her marriage, and XL marks more, with the land which I bought in Britlamton, to enjoy it until she is married, and no longer; to Sarah, my daughter, one hundred marks for her marriage; to William, my eldest son, the cup and horns of St. Hugh; to my daughter the Countess, his wife, a ring with a ruby in it; to Sir Roger de Mortimer and Sir Bartholomew de Suley a ring each; to the Friars-Minors of Worcester forty shillings; to the Friars Minors of Gloucester one mark; to the Friars Carmelites there one mark; to the Hospital of St. Wolstan at Worcester one mark; to the Hospital of St. Oswald there ten shillings; to the Canons of Doddeford one mark; to the Church and Nuns of Cokehill x marks; to Isabel, my wife, ten marks; to the Church and Nuns without Worcester one mark; to every Anchorite in Worcester and the parts adjacent four shillings; to the Church of Salewarp, a house and garden near the parsonage, to find a lamp to burn continually therein to the honor of God, the Blessed Virgin, St. Katherine, and Saint Margaret; and I appoint my eldest son William Earl of Warwick, Sir Roger Mortimer, Sir Bartholomew de Sudley, and the Abbots of Evesham and of Great Malverne, my executors. 2

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27 Apr 1269, Windsor

To the king's treasurer and barons of the Exchequer. For the laudable service that the king's beloved and faithful William de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, has given to him, the king has granted to him that concerning all the debts which William de Beauchamp sometime king's sheriff of Worcestershire his father owed to the king at his Exchequer on the day he died he is to render £10 to the king per annum, namely one half at the king's Exchequer of Michaelmas next about-to-be and the other half at his Exchequer of Easter next following, and thus £10 from year to year at the same terms until the aforesaid debts are paid to the king in the same manner that the aforesaid William his father was accustomed to render the said £10 for the aforesaid debts at the same terms. The king has also granted to the same earl that concerning the money in which he is held by the king for his relief by reason of the lands and tenements formerly of the aforesaid William his father he is similarly to render £10 per annum to the king at the above-written terms, just as aforesaid, so that in total he is to render £20 to the king per annum at the aforesaid terms, just as is aforesaid. Order therefore to cause him to have those terms and it to be done and enrolled thus.

After 27 Apr 1269

The king has taken the homage of William de Beauchamp de Elmel' son and heir of William de Beauchamp de Elmel' for all the lands and tenements which the aforementioned William his father held of the king in chief on the day he died, and he has rendered those lands and tenements to him. Order to John le Moyne, escheator this side of the Trent, that having accepted security from the aforementioned William for rendering his reasonable relief at the Exchequer, to cause the same William to have full seisin of the aforesaid lands and tenements etc.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 53 Hen. III, 289, 296

  Marriage Information:

William married Isabel DE MAUDUIT, daughter of William DE MAUDUIT Lord of Hanslope and Alice DE NEWBURGH, in 1245 in Hanslape, Buckinghamshire, England. (Isabel DE MAUDUIT was born about 1214 in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England, died before 1267 and was buried in Cokehill, Worcestershire, England.)

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, William Beauchamp.

2 Testamenta Vetusta, vol. I, pp. 50-51.


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