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Family of Thomas + of BEAUCHAMP and Catherine +* of MORTIMER

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Family of Thomas + of BEAUCHAMP and Catherine +* of MORTIMER

Husband: Thomas + of BEAUCHAMP (1314-1369)
Wife: Catherine +* of MORTIMER (1314-1369)
Children: Philippa + of BEAUCHAMP (1334?-1386)
Maud + of BEAUCHAMP (1335-1402)
Guy of BEAUCHAMP (1337?-1360)
Thomas of BEAUCHAMP (1339- )
Reinbrun of BEAUCHAMP (1341?- )
William of BEAUCHAMP (1343- )
Roger of BEAUCHAMP (1345?-1361)
Alice of BEAUCHAMP (1349?-1383)
Joan of BEAUCHAMP (1351?- )
Isabella of BEAUCHAMP (1353?-1416)
Margaret of BEAUCHAMP (1355?- )
Elizabeth of BEAUCHAMP (1357?- )
Anne of BEAUCHAMP (1359?- )
Juliana of BEAUCHAMP (1361?- )
Katherine of BEAUCHAMP (1363?- )
Marriage 1334 Warwickshire, England

Husband: Thomas + of BEAUCHAMP

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Thomas + of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Thomas + of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Male
Father: Guy + of BEAUCHAMP (1272-1315)
Mother: Alice + of TOENI (1284-1324)
Birth 14 Feb 1314 Warwick Castle, Warwick. Warwickshire, England
Occupation High Sheriff of Worcestershire
Title frm 1333 to 1369 (age 18-55) High Sheriff of Worcestershire
Death 13 Nov 1369 (age 55) Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France

Wife: Catherine +* of MORTIMER

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Catherine +* of MORTIMER

Name: Catherine +* of MORTIMER
Sex: Female
Father: Roger + *of MORTIMER (1287-1330)
Mother: Joan +* of GENEVILLE (1285-1356)
Birth 1314 Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England
Occupation Countess of Warwick
Death 4 Aug 1369 (age 54-55)
Burial St. Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire

Child 1: Philippa + of BEAUCHAMP

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Spouse: Hugh * of STAFFORD

Name: Philippa + of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Spouse: Hugh * of STAFFORD (1334-1386)
Birth 1334 (est) Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Death 6 Apr 1386 (age 51-52) Stone, Buckinghamshire, England

Child 2: Maud + of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Maud + of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Spouse: Roger + of CLIFFORD (1333-1389)
Birth 1335 Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Death Jan 1402 (age 66-67)
Burial Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Child 3: Guy of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Guy of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Male
Birth 1337 (est)
Death 28 Apr 1360 (age 22-23)

Child 4: Thomas of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Thomas of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Male
Birth 16 Mar 1339

Child 5: Reinbrun of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Reinbrun of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1341 (est)

Child 6: William of BEAUCHAMP

Name: William of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Male
Birth 1343

Child 7: Roger of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Roger of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Male
Birth 1345 (est)
Death 1361 (age 15-16)

Child 8: Alice of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Alice of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1349 (est)
Death 1383 (age 33-34)

Child 9: Joan of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Joan of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1351 (est)

Child 10: Isabella of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Isabella of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1353 (est)
Death 29 Sep 1416 (age 62-63)

Child 11: Margaret of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Margaret of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1355 (est)

Child 12: Elizabeth of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Elizabeth of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1357 (est)

Child 13: Anne of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Anne of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1359 (est)

Child 14: Juliana of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Juliana of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1361 (est)

Child 15: Katherine of BEAUCHAMP

Name: Katherine of BEAUCHAMP
Sex: Female
Birth 1363 (est)

Note on Husband: Thomas + of BEAUCHAMP

Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, KG (c.14 February 1313 – 13 November 1369) was an English nobleman and military commander during the Hundred Years' War. In 1348 he became one of the founders and the third Knight of the Order of the Garter

He was born at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England to Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick and Alice de Toeni.

 

He served in Scotland frequently during the 1330s, being captain of the army against the Scots in 1337.

 

He was hereditary High Sheriff of Worcestershire from 1333 until his death (in 1369). In 1344 he was also made High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire for life.

 

[edit] Victor at Crécy and Poitiers

Seal of Thomas de Beauchamp, 1344Warwick was Marshall of England from 1343/4 until 1369, and was one of the commanders at the great English victories at Crécy and Poitiers.

 

Thomas Beauchamp fought in all the French wars of King Edward III: commanded at the Battle of Crecy: was guardian of the sixteen-year-old Black Prince: fought at Poitiers in 1356 and at the Siege of Calais (1346). He began the rebuilding of the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary, in Warwick out of money received from the ransom of a French Archbishop. He died of plague in Calais on 13th November 1369.

 

[edit] Marriage and children

Thomas de Beauchamp & Katherine Mortimer effigies in Warwick St. Mary’s churchHe married Katherine Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. They had five sons and ten daughters:[1]

 

Guy (d. 28 April 1360). He had two daughters who by entail were excluded from their grandfather's inheritance: Elizabeth (d. c.1369), and Katherine, who became a nun

Thomas (1337x9–1401) who succeeded his father as earl and inherited most of his property

Reinbrun, (d. 1361); he was named for a character in Guy of Warwick

William (c.1343–1411), who inherited the honour of Abergavenny. Married Joan FitzAlan.

Roger (d. 1361)

Maud (d. 1403), who married Roger de Clifford, 5th Baron de Clifford

Philippa de Beauchamp who married Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford

Alice (d. 1383), who married first John Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp and then Sir Matthew Gournay

Joan, who married Ralph Basset, 4th Baron Basset de Drayton

Isabell (d. 1416) who married first John le Strange, 5th Baron Strange, and then William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk. After the latter's death she became a nun.

Margaret, who married Guy de Montfort and after his death became a nun.

Elizabeth, married Thomas de Ufford KG

Anne, married Walter de Cokesey

Juliana

Katherine, became a nun at Shouldham

Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury was not his daughter, although she is presented as such in William Painter's Palace of Pleasure and in the Elizabethan play, Edward III that may be by William Shakespeare

Note on Wife: Catherine +* of MORTIMER

Katherine Mortimer, Countess of Warwick (1314 – 4 August 1369) was the wife of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick KG, an English peer, and military commander during the Hundred Years War. She was a daughter and co-heiress of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March and Joan de Geneville, Baroness Geneville.

 

Sometime before 1355, she became an important figure at the royal court of King Edward III.

 

Katherine Mortimer was born at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England, in 1314, one of the twelve children and a co-heiress of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March and Joan de Geneville, Baroness Geneville. Her paternal grandparents were Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer and Margaret de Fiennes, and her maternal grandparents were Sir Piers de Geneville, of Trim Castle and Ludlow, and Jeanne of Lusignan.

 

Her father was de facto ruler of England together with his mistress Isabella of France, Queen consort of King Edward II, until his eventual capture and execution by the orders of King Edward III, eldest son of Isabella and King Edward II. The latter had been deposed in November 1326, and afterwards cruelly murdered by assassins acting under the orders of Mortimer and Queen Isabella. Katherine was sixteen years old when her father was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, London on 29 November 1330.

 

MarriageOn 19 April 1319, when she was about five years old, Katherine married Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, eldest son of Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick and Alice de Toeni.[1] Their marriage required a Papal dispensation as they were related within the prohibited third and fourth degrees. Beauchamp had succeeded to the earldom at the age of two, therefore Katherine was styled Countess of Warwick from the time of her marriage until her death. The marriage had been arranged in July 1318 in order to settle a quarrel between the two families over the lordship of Elfael, which was thus given to Katherine as her marriage portion.[2] For the term of his minority, Beauchamp's custody had been granted to Katherine's father, Roger Mortimer.[3]

 

Katherine later became an important personage at the court of King Edward III. As a sign of royal favour she was chosen to stand as one of the godmothers, along with Queen Philippa of Hainault, to the latter's granddaughter, Philippa, Countess of Ulster in 1355. This honour bestowed on Katherine is described by 19th century author Agnes Strickland according to the Friar's Genealogy: "Her [Philippa, Countess of Ulster] godmother also was of Warwick Countess, a lady likewise of great worthiness".[4]

 

IssueKatherine and Beauchamp together had fifteen children:[5]

 

Guy de Beauchamp (died 28 April 1360), married Philippa de Ferrers, daughter of Henry de Ferrers, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Groby and Isabel de Verdun, by whom he had two daughters.[6]

Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (16 March 1339- 1401), married Margaret Ferrers, daughter of William Ferrers, 3rd Lord of Groby and Margaret de Ufford, by whom he had issue, including Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick.

Reinbrun de Beauchamp

William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny (c. 1343- 8 May 1411), on 23 July 1392, married Lady Joan FitzAlan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth de Bohun, by whom he had a son Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester, and a daughter, Joan de Beauchamp, 4th Countess of Ormond. Queen consort Anne Boleyn was a notable descendant of the latter.

Roger de Beauchamp (died 1361)

Maud de Beauchamp (died 1403), married Roger de Clifford, 5th Baron Clifford, by whom she had issue, including Thomas de Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford.

Philippa de Beauchamp, married Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford, by whom she had nine children.

Alice Beauchamp (died 1383), married firstly John Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp of Somerset, and secondly Sir William Gournay.[7] She died childless.

Joan de Beauchamp, married Ralph Basset, 3rd Baron Basset of Drayton. She died childless.

Isabella de Beauchamp (died 29 September 1416), married firstly John le Strange, 5th Baron Strange, and secondly, William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk. Upon the latter's death, she became a nun. She died childless.

Margaret de Beauchamp, married Guy de Montfort, and after his death, she became a nun. She died childless.

Elizabeth de Beauchamp, married Thomas de Ufford KG,

Anne de Beauchamp, married Walter de Cokesey.

Juliana de Beauchamp

Katherine de Beauchamp, became a nun at Shouldham.

Death and effigyKatherine Mortimer died on 4 August 1369 at the age of about fifty-five. Two years before her death, in 1367, Katherine was a legatee in the will of her sister Agnes de Hastings, Countess of Pembroke.[8] Katherine was buried in St. Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire. She lies alongside her husband, who died three months after her of the Black Death. Their tomb with well-preserved, alabaster effigies can be seen in the centre of the quire. Katherine is depicted wearing a frilled veil with a honeycomb pattern and she is holding hands with Beauchamp. The sides of the tomb chest are decorated with figures of mourners, both male and female.