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  • ID: I20363
  • Name: Richard de BEAUCHAMP , KB, Earl of Worcester 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 3rd\1st Earl of /Worcester/, Richard de Beauchamp
  • Birth: BEF 1397 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales 1 3
  • Death: 18 MAR 1421/22 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France (dvp & dspm) 4 3
  • Burial: 25 APR 1422 Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England
  • Note:
    Sir Richard Beauchamp, de jure 2nd Lord Bergavenny and 1st and last Earl of Worcester, KB (1413); b by 1397; Jt Warden Welsh Marches 1415, Capt lancers and archers Normandy 1418, created Feb 1420/1 Earl of Worcester; m 27 July 1411 Lady Isabel le Despenser (b posthumously 26 July 1400; on her brother Richard's death became according to later doctrine Baroness Burghersh in her own right; m 2nd c 26 Nov 1423, as his 2nd wife, her husband's cousin Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, who s. Nov 1435 to Abergavenny Castle and its demesne lands as male heir under the entail drawn up Feb 1395/6; she d 27 Dec 1439), daughter of 1st and last Earl of Gloucester of the 1397 creation, and (Richard Beauchamp) dspm 18 March 1421/2 of wounds received at Siege of Meaux (successfully concluded against French by Henry V 10 May 1422), where-upon the earldom of Worcester became extinct or reverted to the Crown (with in effect the same result), while the barony of Bergavenny or Beauchamp de Bergavenny, unless looked on as one by tenure, passed according to later doctrine to his only daughter. [Burke's Peerage]


    Richard de Beauchamp, KB, Lord Bergavenny, b. by 1397, being 14+ in June 1411, dsp in France 18 Mar 1421/2 (son of William Beauchamp, KG, Lord Bergavenny, and Joan Fitz Alan), and Isabel le Despenser, m. 27 July 1411, (daughter of Thomas le Despenser and Constance, daughter of Edmund, Duke of York). [Magna Charta Sureties]

    Note: According to the above citation, Richard de Beauchamp, "dsp" in France 18 Mar 1421/2, but had an "only daughter" (Elizabeth)!?


    EARLDOM OF WORCESTER (III, 1) 1421 to 1422


    Richard Beauchamp, who, unless the Peerage be considered as one incident to the tenure of the Castle (which he never possessed), must be considered as Lord Bergavenny, or Beauchamp of Bergavenny, son and heir of William by Joan FitzAlan, b. in or before 1397, being 14 years old and upwards in June 1411. KB 8 Apr 1413. Joint Warden of the Welsh Marches 1415. Capt. of Lancers and Archers in Normandy 1418. He does not appear among the fourteen Barons in the Parliament of 16 Nov 1417, nor among the thirteen Barons in that of 16 Oct 1419, but (in his 23rd or 24th year), viz. in Feb 1420/1, was created Earl of Worcester.

    He m. 27 Jul 1411, at Tewkesbury, Isabel, sister and eventually (1414) sole heir of Richard le Despenser, apparently de jure Lord Burghersh, being daughter of Thomas, the attainted Earl of Gloucester (Lord le Despenser), by Constance, daughter of Edmund, Duke of York. He dspm. (being mortally wounded at the siege of Meaux in France, 18 Mar 1421/2), and was buried 25 Apr 1422 in Tewkesbury Abbey. At his death, his vast estates and the representation of his Barony devolved on his only daughter and heir, but the Earldom of Worcester apparently reverted to the Crown. His widow, (who was b. (posthumous) 26 Jul 1400 at Cardiff, and who was apparently suo jure Baroness Burghersh) m. (by papl dispensation) 26 Nov 1423, at Hanley Castle, co. Worcester, as 2nd wife, her husband's cousin, Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, who d. 30 Apr, and was buried 4 Oct 1439, at Warwick. M.I. Will dated 8 Aug 1435. She d. 27 Dec 1439, at the Friars Minoresses, London, and was buried 13 Jan 1439/40, in Tewkesbury Abbey. M.I. WIll dated 1 Dec 1439, probated 4 Feb 1439/40. Inq.p.m. at Abingdon, June 1441. [Complete Peerage I:26-27, XIV:6]

    Father: William 1st Baron BEAUCHAMP , KG, of Bergavenny b: ABT 1358 in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
    Mother: Joan FITZALAN b: 1375 in Arundel, Sussex, England

    Marriage 1 Isabel le DESPENSER , Baroness Burghersh b: 26 JUL 1400 in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
    • Married: 27 JUL 1411 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (1st husband) 1 3
    1. Has Children Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP , 3rd Baroness Bergavenny b: 16 SEP 1415 in Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England

    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 47-8
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 12
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: I:26-27
    4. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 47-8
      Text: actually states dsp, but MCS gives a daughter in the same citation. He was dvp and dspm
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