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Badlesmere, Baron (E, 1309 - abeyant 1338)


Creation: writ summ. 26 Oct 1309


Abeyant: 22 Jun 1338


Family name: Badlesmere




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Bartholomew [de Badlesmere], 1st Baron Badlesmere

son and heir of Gunselm de Badlesmere, of Badlesmere, co. Kent, Justice of Chester, by his wife Joan FitzBernard, dau. of Ralph FitzBernard, of Kingsdown, co. Kent




bef. 30 Jun 1308 Margaret de Umfreville, notorious for refusing to allow Queen Isabella to enter the Royal Castle of Leeds 1321 (b. c. 1287; widow of Gilbert de Umfreville, son and heir ap. of Gilbert [de Umfreville], 8th Earl of Angus; d. 1333), aunt and cohrss. of Thomas de Clare, Steward of the Forest of Essex, and only dau. of Sir Thomas de Clare, Lord of Inchiquin and Youghal (by his wife Julian FitzMaurice, 2nd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir Maurice FitzMaurice, Lord Justice of Ireland), 2nd son by his second wife of Richard [de Clare], 5th Earl of Gloucester


1. Giles de Badlesmere, later 2nd Baron Badlesmere

1. Margery de Badlesmere (b. c. 1290; d. bef. 22 Oct 1363), mar. (1) bef. 25 Nov 1316 William [de Ros], 2nd Baron Ros, (2) after 6 Mar 1350/81 Sir Thomas de Arundel, and (3) as his third wife Sir John Avenel, the King's Lieutenant in Brittany 1353-55, and had issue by her first husband

2. Maud de Badlesmere (b. c. 1294; d. 24 May 1366), mar. (1) 25 Jul 1316 Robert FitzPayn (dvp. and sp. bef. 10 Dec 1322; bur. in the Church of the Grey Friars, York), son and heir ap. by his first wife of Robert [FitzPayn], 2nd Baron FitzPayn, and (2) bef. 27 Mar 1336 John [de Vere], 7th Earl of Oxford, and had issue by her second husband

3. Elizabeth de Badlesmere (b. c. 1297; d. 8 Jun 1355), mar. (1) 27 Jun 1316 Edmund [de Mortimer], 1st Baron Mortimer, and (2) 1335 William [de Bohun], 1st Earl of Northampton, and had issue by both husbands

4. Margaret de Badlesmere (b. c. 1299; d. betw. 3 Dec 1344 and 4 Dec 1347), mar. bef. 24 Jul 1337 as his first wife John [Tybotot], 2nd Baron Tybotot, and had issue


14 Apr 1322


by writ of summons 22 Jun 1338 Baron Badlesmere

suc. by



was at the war in Gascony 1294 and in the Scottish wars 1303 and 1304; Governor of Bristol Castle 1307; granted the Castle and Manor of Chilham, co. Kent 1309; granted Leeds Castle, co. Kent; Governor of Skipton Castle, co. York, and of all the castle in Yorkshire and Westmorland formerly owned by Robert de Clifford 1314; Steward of the King's Household; joined the Earl of Lancaster in his rebellion against the King, defeated with him at the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322, captured at Stow Park, attainted, and hung as a traitor at Canterbury 1322


Giles [de Badlesmere], 2nd Baron Badlesmere


18 Oct 1314


after Feb 1327/8 Lady Elizabeth de Montacute (mar. (2) bef. 27 Apr 1341 Hugh [le Despencer], 1st and de jure 2nd and 3rd Baron Despencer, and (3) bef. 10 Jul 1350 as his second wife Guy [de Bryan], 1st Baron Bryan; dsp. 31 May 1359; bur. in Tewkesbury Abbey with her second husband), 3rd dau. of William [de Montacute], 1st Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Katharine de Grandison, aunt and cohrss. in her issue of Thomas [de Grandison], 4th Baron Grandison, and 3rd dau. of William [de Grandison], 1st Baron Grandison


s.p. betw. 7 Apr and 22 Jun 1338


in 1328 he obtained the reversal of his father's attainder and in 1333 had livery of his father's lands even though still a minor


On the death of the 2nd Baron Badlesmere the Barony of Badlesmere fell into abeyance between his four sisters and their issue.


 First written 26 Jan 2008



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