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  • ID: I27933
  • Name: John 1st Baron BEAUCHAMP , of Kidderminster, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1347 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
  • Birth: 1319 1
  • Death: 12 MAY 1388 in Tower Hill, London, England (beheaded) 1
  • Burial: Worcester Cathedral, England
  • Note:

    John Beauchamp, s. and h. of Richard Beauchamp (d) of Holt, co. Worcester, by Eustache, suc. his father in 1327, before 17 Dec, when the writ for Richard's Inq. p.m. is dated, being then 8 years old. He was in the French wars, was an Esquire of the King's Chamber, received Knighthoold in Scotland, was Justice of North Wales, and subsequently (1387) Steward of the King's Household, in which year, on 10 Oct (1387) 11 Ric. II, he was by patent (being the first instance of the kind) cr. LORD BEAUCHAMP, BARON OF KIDDERMINSTER, but, though summoned to Parl. by writ., 17 Dec 1387, never took his seat. A few months afterwards he (with two others) was impeached, 12 Mar 1387/8, by the "wonderful" Parl., and beheaded on Tower Hill, when his honours became forfeited.

    He m., between 1327 and 1373-4 Joan, da. and h. of Robert FitzWith. She was living Oct. 1384. He died as afsd., 12 May 1388, and was buried in Worcester Cathedral. [Complete Peerage II, p. 45-6]

    (d) This Richard (according to Dugdale) d. 1327, being s. and h. of John Beauchamp, of Holt (living 1297), who was a younger son of William Beauchamp, of Elmley, by Isabel Mauduit.

    NOTE: According to CP John & Joan FitzWith had a son John, b. c1378 (ten years old at his father's death).


    Douglas Richardson discovered that CP missed a generation in its article on John Beauchamp, Baron of Kiddermister (shown above). His post to SGM on 5 Sep 2003 below gives better information:

    II. JOHN BEAUCHAMP, Knt., of Holt and Merrington (in Elmley Lovett), co. Worcester, Hawridge, co. Buckingham, etc., son and heir of above (John Beauchamp of Holt & Isabel Attwood), Esquire of the King's Chamber, Justice of North Wales, Steward of the Household to King Richard II, son and heir. He married about 1370 JOAN FITZ WITH, daughter and heiress of Robert Fitz With. She was born 25 Mar. 1352. They had one son, John, Knt. [2nd Lord Beauchamp of Kidderminster]. He served under John of Gaunt in the Spanish campaign of 1372. In 1373, as "John de Beauchamp, the king's esquire (armigero)," he and his heirs were granted a yearly fair "in the place called ‘Le Rode' in the parish of Holte, co. Worcester." He was
    granted by King Richard II the dignity of "peer and baron of the realm of England" as Johanni de Beauchamp de Kyderminster (the first
    instance of a barony created by patent) 10 Oct. 1387. In 1384 he obtained a license from the king of all the temporalities of the Alien
    Priory at Astley, co. Worcester, which has been granted him by the abbot of St. Taurinus in Normandy, for a term of many years on payment
    of a large sum of money. In 1385 he was knighted in the Scottish expedition. He acquired the manor of Kidderminster Burnell, co.
    Worcester from Hugh Burnell, and, in 1385-6, the reversion of the manor of Kidderminster Biset, co. Worcester from Walter Romsey, Knt.
    In 1385-6 two ponds stocked with fish were granted to him for life by his cousin, Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. His wife, Joan, was
    living in 1386. SIR JOHN BEAUCHAMP, 1st Lord Beauchamp of Kidderminster, with two others, was impeached by parliament of treason
    at the instance of the Lords Appellant, and was beheaded on Tower Hill 12 May 1388, and was buried in Worcester Cathedral, his honours
    forfeited. In 1389, on payment of the sum of 1,200 marks, his manor "called Astley Priory" and other lands were granted to his cousin,
    Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

    Father: John BEAUCHAMP , of Holt, Sir b: 1319 in Holt, Martley, Worcestershire, England
    Mother: Isabel (Elizabeth) dau. of Sir Robert ATTWOOD b: ABT 1326 in Heathy Manor, Dunclent, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Joan dau. of Robert FITZWITH b: 25 MAR 1352 in Shipton on Cherwell, Ardley, Oxfordshire, England
    • Married: ABT 1370 2
    • Married: BET 1327 AND 1374 3

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:45-6
    2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 5 Sep 2003
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:45-6
      Text: very broad date range (not very useful)
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