Sir William DE BEAUCHAMP, Lord of Elmley
(Aft 1213-1269)
Isabel DE MAUDUIT
(Abt 1214-Bef 1267)
John FITZ GEOFFREY, Justiciar of Ireland
(Abt 1200-1258)
Isabel LE BIGOD
(-1269)
Sir William DE BEAUCHAMP, Earl of Warwick
(Abt 1239-1298)
Maud FITZ JOHN, Countess of Warwick
(Abt 1244-1301)
Guy DE BEAUCHAMP, Earl of Warwick
(Abt 1271-1315)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Alice DE TOSNY

  • Maud DE BEAUCHAMP+
  • Emma DE BEAUCHAMP
  • Isabel DE BEAUCHAMP
  • Thomas DE BEAUCHAMP, K.G., Earl of Warwick+
  • Elizabeth DE BEAUCHAMP+
  • John DE BEAUCHAMP

Guy DE BEAUCHAMP, Earl of Warwick

  • Born: Abt 1271, Elmley Castle, Gloucester, England
  • Married: Between 12 Jan 1310 and 28 Feb 1310
  • Died: 12 Aug 1315, Warwick Caste, Warwickshire, England

  Guy was also called Guy DE BELLO CAMPO.

  Research Notes:

Guy de Beauchamp, 2nd earl, so called in memory of his celebrated predecessor, the Saxon, Guy, Earl of Warwick. This nobleman acquired high military renown in the martial reign of Edward I, distinguishing himself at the battle of Falkirk, for which he was rewarded with extensive grants of land in Scotland, at the siege of Caerlaverock, and upon different occasions besides beyond the sea. In the reign of Edward II, he likewise played a very prominent part. In 1310 his lordship was in the commission appointed by parliament to draw up regulations for "the well governing of the kingdom and of the king's household" in consequence of the corrupt influence exercised at that period by Piers Gaveston in the affairs of the realm through the unbounded partiality of the king; and in two years afterwards, when that unhappy favorite fell into the hands of his enemies upon the surrender of Scarborough Castle, his lordship violently seized upon his person and, after a summary trial, caused him to be beheaded at Blacklow Hill, near Warwick. The earl's hostility to Gaveston is said to have been much increased by learning that the favourite had nicknamed him "the Black Dog of Ardenne." For this unwarrantable proceeding, his lordship and all the others concerned therein received within two years the royal pardon, but he is supposed to have eventually perished by poison, administered in revenge by the partisans of Gaveston. The earl m. Alice, relict of Thomas de Laybourne, dau. (by Lady Alice de Bohun) of Ralph de Toni, of Flamsted, co. Herts, and sister and heiress of Robert de Toni, by whom he had issue, Thomas, his successor; John, a very eminent person in the reign of Edward III, being captain of Calais, admiral of the fleet, standard bearer at Cressy, one of the original knights of the Garter, and summoned to parliament as a Baron, but dying s. p., the dignity expired; Maud, m. to Geoffrey, Lord Say; Emma, m. to Rowland Odingsels; Isabel, m. to John Clinton; Elizabeth, m. to Sir Thomas Astley, Knt.; Lucia, m. to Robert or Roger de Napton.

This great Earl of Warwick was, like most of the nobles of his time, a munificent benefactor to the church, having bestowed lands upon several religious houses and founded a chantry of priests at his manor of Elmley. ...

Alice, widow of the earl, had very extensive estates assigned to her in dowry in the November following the death of her husband, and in the next year she paid a fine of 500 marks for license to marry William la Zouche, of Ashby, co. Leicester, to whom she was accordingly married. The earl d. at Warwick Castle on 12 August, 1315, and was s. by his eldest son, then but two years of age, Thomas de Beauchamp. 1

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eldest son and heir, named in his father's Will (1296)

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Inquisitions dated Jun 1298 record that "William de Bello Campo Earl of Warwick" held the castle of Worcester and other properties in Worcestershire and names "Guy de Warr'…son and next heir… aged 27 years".

He succeeded his father in 1298 as Earl of Warwick.

Betrothed (Papal dispensation 11 May 1297) Isabel de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hereford & his first wife Alice de Lusignan. 2

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  • 20 Oct 1298, Chillingham

[Commission of oyer and terminer] to Ralph Basset and Walter de Gloucestre, touching the persons who entered the free chace of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, of Colefeld, in the counties of Warwick and Stafford, while the earl was on the king's service in Scotland, and under his protection hunted therein and carried away deer.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 3, p. 383

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  • 16 May 1299, Stepney

Protection with clause volumus, until a fortnight after Midsummer, for Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, going beyond seas on the king's service.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 3, p. 415

  • 16 May 1299, Stepney

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 1 (gulam) August the demand upon Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by summons of the exchequer for 180l. for the king's use of the debts in which William de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, his father, of whom he is the heir, was indebted to the merchants of the society of the Ricardi of Lucca (Luca), as the king wishes to show special favour to Guy, who is about to set out in his service for parts beyond sea.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 27 Edw. I, p. 249. Similarly again, 26 May 1299, p. 251

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  • 13 Mar 1300, Westminster

Guy, earl of Warwick, acknowledges that he owes to... Edmund [earl of Cornwall] 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Warwick.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 28 Edw. I, p. 376

  • 23 Dec 1300, Northampton

To John de Britannia, the king's nephew. Order to deliver David de Stredborgil, a Scot, the king's enemy and prisoner, who is in John's custody by the king's commission, to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, as the king has given him to Guy to do his will with him.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 29 Edw. I, p. 415

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Aged 30 years and more at the Inquisition taken following his mother's death 29 Edw. I. [May 1301]

  • 24 Aug 1301, Glasgow

Grant to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, that he may pay off his debts at the Exchequer, both his own and those of his ancestors, at the rate of 10l. a year in half-yearly instalments.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 3, p. 606

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  • 8 Apr 1303, Lenton

Licence for Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, tenant in chief, to demise for four years from Midsummer to the executors of the will of Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, his manors of Berwedon and Gretham, co. Rutland.

  • 17 Oct 1303, Dundee

Grant to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, in regard to his debts at the Exchequer, that if anything happen to him before they are paid, the king will betake himself to his heirs, so that the executors of his will have free administration.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, pp. 30, 160

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  • 4 Jun 1304, Stirling

Pardon, at the instance of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to William son of Robert de Umbersleye, in consideration of his service in Scotland, for the death of Henry le Bracour, of Westwode.

  • 28 Jul 1304, Stirling

Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Clinton of Colleshull and Nicholas de Warrewyk, on complaint by Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, touching the persons who, while he, his men and goods were under the king's protection, broke his park at Buleye, co. Worcester, while he was on the king's service in Scotland, hunted therein and carried away deer.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, pp. 244, 281

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  • 27 May 1305, Banstead

Grant to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, in extension of a grant to him made 24 August, 29 Edward I. to pay his debts and those of his ancestors at the Exchequer at the rate of 10l. a year, that with respect to all such debts and with respect to his own belief and the reliefs of his ancestors he may pay them all off at the same rate.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, p. 365

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  • 8 Apr 1306, Wolvesey

Licence for Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to demise, for six years, to the executors of the will of Matilda de Bello Campo, sometime his mother, land to the value of 100l. a year by good extent out of the lands which he holds in chief.

  • 12 Apr 1306, Winchester

Licence for Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to enfeoff Philip son of Hugh le Despenser of all his lands in England which are held of the king, except land to the value of 400l. a year which he will retain.

  • 6 Jun 1306, Westminster

Confirmation, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain, of a chirograph whereby Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, grants to the abbot and convent of Bordesleye half an acre of land in the manor of Wickewane and the advowson of the church of that town, and licence for them to appropriate the church.

  • 12 Jun 1306, Harrow

Writ de intendendo directed to the tenants of the manor of Cheddeworth, whereof Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, has enfeoffed the king, for Reginald de Wykewan, king's clerk, appointed to take seisin thereof and to take fealties.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, pp. 425, 427, 439, 442

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  • 4 Feb 1307, Lanercost

Grant to Guy de Bello Campo, in extension of his grant amongst other lands of John de Balliolo, the king's rebel, of the castle of Castle Barnard, of the armour, cross-bows and other goods therein for its defence.

  • 6 May 1307, Carlisle

Acquittance to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warrewyk, for 200l. paid by him into the Wardrobe for the goods in the castle of Barnard Castle and places belonging to it, forfeited to the king by reason of the enmity of John de Balliolo, sometime king of Scotland, and sold to the earl by the king.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, pp. 492, 421

  • 4 Sep 1307, Penrith

Exemption, at the request of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, for Philip de Geyton, his steward, while holding that office, from being put on assizes, juries or inquisitions.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 1, p. 13

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  • 13 Jan 1309, Windsor

Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry Spigurnel and Henry de Scrope, on complaint by Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, that Anthony, patriarch of Jerusalem and bishop of Durham, Gilbert de Scaresbek, Peter de Percy...with others, entered his lands at Middleton and Newebygging, and made prey of his cattle by selling, killing and otherwise disposing of them.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 1, p. 69

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  • 15 Jul 1310, Westminster

[Commission of oyer and terminer] to Miles de Rodeberwe and Robert de Bracy, touching a breach of the park of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, at Beleye, co. Worcester

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 1, p. 309

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  • 3 May 1313, Westminster

[Safe conduct, until Midsummer day..., for] Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, with his followers and adherents [coming to the town of Bedford to meet the cardinals and others of the Council to treat upon divers matters of weight.]

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 1, p. 569

  • 6 Sep 1313, Windsor

To R. bishop of Durham. Order to cause the taking of the assizes of novel disseisin instituted by Alan de Tesdale and by Peter de la Haye against Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, concerning certain tenements within the bishop's liberty, to be superseded until after the parliament summoned to be held at Westminster on Sunday after St. Matthew, which the king has ordered the earl to attend...

Calendar of Close Rolls, 7 Edw. II, p. 70

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  • 2 Oct 1314, York

Grant to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, Henry de Percy and Bartholomew de Badelesmere of the wardship of the castles of Skipton in Craven, Appelby, Bruham and Pendragun and of two parts of the lands and profit of the shrievalty of the county of Westmoreland late of Robert de Clifford, tenant in chief, in that county and elsewhere, to hold until the full age of his Roger his son and heir...

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 8 Edw. II, p. 212

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  • 10 Mar 1315, Westminster

Inspeximus and confirmation of an indenture between Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warrewyk, and Adam de Herwynton, Simon de Sutton and William de Wellesburne, dated the day of St. Gregory, 8 Edward II., by which the said Guy de Beauchaump demised to them his manor of Gretham, co. Rutland, his manors of Kibbleworthe, Beauchamp and Harecourt, co. Leicester, and the manor of Wykewane, co. Gloucester, for a term of ten years, commencing on Friday after the feast of St. Gregory, rendering 100l. sterling a year for the same....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 2, pp. 263-4

  • 20 May 1315, Thunderly

To Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. Order forbidding him doing anything to the prejudice of the crown or the disturbance of the peace by reason of the custody of the lands of Walter Haclut, deceased, in Wales, concerning which a dispute has arisen between him and Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wy[g]more.
The like to the said Roger.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 8 Edw. II, p. 229

  • 18 Jul 1315, Westminster

Grant to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, out of the king's special affection towards him, that whenever he die, his heir being a minor, whereby his lands should come into the king's hands by name of wardship, the executors of his will shall have the wardship of all his lands on this side Trent until the full age of the heirs....

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 9 Edw. II, p. 255

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The Will of Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, written 28 Jul 1315

Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, dated at Warwick Castle Monday next after the Feast of St. James the Apostle, 1315. My body to be buried in the Abbey of Bordsley, without any funeral pomp; to Alice, my wife, a proportion of plate, with a crystal cup and half my bedding, and also all the vestments and books belonging to my Chapel; the other half of my beds, rings, and jewels, I bequeath to my two daughters; to Maud, my daughter, a crystal cup; to Elizabeth, my daughter, the marriage of Astley's heir; to Thomas, my son, my best coat of mail, helmet, and suit of harness, with all that belongs thereto; to John, my son, my second coat of mail, helmet, and harness; and I will that all the rest of my armour, bows, and other warlike implements, shall remain in Warwick Castle for my heir. 3

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Some sources show Guy de Beauchamp having died 28 Jul 1396; others indicate 28 Aug 1316. However, the writ for his Inquisition Post Mortem was issued on 16 Aug. 9 Edw. II. (1315); Sir Bernard Burke states that he died on 12 Aug 1315, which is to say, four days before the said writ....

  • 16 Aug 1315, Newport Pagnell

Order to [the escheator on this side Trent] to take into the king's hand the lands late of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, deceased, tenant in chief, and to make inquisition touching the lands held by him in chief of his own inheritance and of the inheritance of Alice sometime his wife and of others and by what service and who is his nearest heir.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 9 Edw. II, p. 254

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Inquisition Post Mortem 4

615. Guy de Bello Campo, Earl of Warwick

Writ, 16 Aug. 9 Edw. II. [1315] - to view the full inquisition (16 pages), refer to the link directly above.

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  • 1 Sep 1315, Lincoln

Appointment, during pleasure, of Master William de Maldon, king's clerk, to the office of one of the chamberlains of the Exchequer of the Receipt, receiving the accustomed fee in the place of Master John Golafre, whom Guy de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, tenant in chief, appointed to act as his deputy in that office.

  • 28 Sep 1315, Ditton

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Vienna, king's clerk, to the office of the custody of the tallies in the Exchequer, in the king's gift by reason of the death of Guy de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, tenant in chief, receiving 6d. daily and 20s. yearly for his robe.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 2, pp. 345, 357

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  • 13 Feb 1316, Lincoln

Writ of aid, until Michaelmas, for the servants, whom Henry son of Hugh, the constable (constabularius) of Bernard castle, late of Guy de Bello Campo, sometime earl of Warwick, tenant in chief, which is in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the heir, is sending to divers parts of the realm to make purveyance of corn and other victuals for the munition of the said castle.

  • 6 Oct 1316, York

William de Coterigge, canon of the church of St. Sepulchre, Warrewyk, which was of the patronage of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, tenant in chief, and is in the king's hands by reason of the minority of the heir, bringing news of the resignation of Paul de Stolton, the last prior thereof, has letters of licence to elect.

  • 2 Nov 1316, Newburgh

Presentation of Robert de Lincoln to the chantry which John Dodde held in the church of St. Mary, Warrewyk, in the diocese of Worcester, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warrewyk, tenant in chief.

  • 20 Nov 1316, York

Grant, at will, to Elizabeth de Umframvil, countess of Angos, of 50l. a year out of the issues of the towns of Lange Neuton and Newsom on Tese, which are of the demesne of Bernard Castle, late of Guy de Bello Campo, sometime earl of Warwick, in the king's gift through his death and in the custody of Henry son of Hugh of the king's grant.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 2, pp. 391, 552, 559, 567

  Marriage Information:

Guy married Alice DE TOSNY, daughter of Ralph DE TOSNY and Mary, between 12 Jan 1310 and 28 Feb 1310. (Alice DE TOSNY was born about 1283 in Castle Maud, Radnor, Wales and died shortly before 8 Jan 1324/5.)

Sources


1 Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage Ltd, London, England, 1883, p. 30, Beauchamp, Earls of Warwick.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Guy de Beauchamp.

3 Testamenta Vetusta, vol. I, pp. 53-54.

4 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents, preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol. V, Edward II, pp. 397-413.


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