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Beaumont, Viscount (E, 1440 - 1507)

 

Creation: let.pat. 12 Feb 1439/40

 

Extinct: 19 Dec 1507

 

Family name: Beaumont

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure semée of Fleurs-de-lis a Lion rampant Or (Beaumont);  2nd and 3rd, Azure three Garbs Or (Comyn of Buchan)

Crest:

On a Chapeau Azure doubled Ermine a Lion statant Or

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John [Beaumont], 6th Baron Beaumont later 1st Viscount Beaumont, KG

1st son and heir of Henry [Beaumont], 5th Baron Beaumont, by his wife Elizabeth Willoughby, 1st dau. by his first wife of William [Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby de Eresby

born

c. 1409

mar. (1)

betw. 24 Jul 1425 and 3 Jul 1436 Elizabeth Phelip (d. bef. 30 Oct 1441), dau. and sole hrss. of Sir William Phelip KG, of Dennington, co. Suffolk, and Erpingham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Joan Bardolf, 2nd dau. and sole hrss. in her issue of Thomas [Bardolf], 5th Baron Bardolf and 4th Baron Damory

children by first wife

1. Henry Beaumont (dvp. after 10 Aug 1441)

2. William Beaumont, later 2nd Viscount Beaumont

1. Joan Beaumont (d. 5 Aug 1466), mar. (1) John [Lovel], 8th Baron Lovel and 5th Baron Holand, and (2) shortly after 12 Nov 1465 Sir William Stanley, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

after 1442 Lady Katharine Strangways (widow of (1) John [de Mowbray], 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and (2) Sir Thomas Strangways; mar. (4) c.1463 Sir John Wydville (b. c. 1445; dvp. after the Battle of Edgcote 12 Aug 1469), 2nd son of Richard [Wydville], 1st Earl Rivers; d. after 1483), 2nd dau. of Ralph [Neville], 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his second wife Lady Joan Beaufort, legitimated dau. of John "of Gaunt", 1st Duke of Lancaster (by his mistress and later third wife Katherine Swynford, widow of Sir Hugh Swynford, of Kettlethorpe, co. Lincoln, and 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Payn de Roet, Guienne King of Arms), 4th son of King Edward III

died

10 Jul 1460

created

27 Jul 1436 Count of Boulogne

12 Feb 1439/40 Viscount Beaumont

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Knight of the Bath 1426;  Privy Councillor 1434;  granted to him and his heirs male the feudal Viscountcy of Beaumont in France 1440/1;  Knight of the Garter 1441;  Constable of England 1445-60;  Lord Great Chamberlain 1450; he was killed fighting for King Henry VI at the Battle of Northampton

 

William [Beaumont], 2nd Viscount Beaumont

bapt.

23 Apr 1438

mar. (1)

bef. 4 Mar 1461 (div. 1477) Lady Joan Stafford (mar. (2) c. 1477 as his second wife Sir William Knyvet, of Buckenham, co. Norfolk), 2nd dau. of Humphrey [Stafford], 1st Duke of Buckingham, by his wife Lady Anne Nevill, 4th dau. of Ralph [Nevill], 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his second wife Lady Joan Beaufort, legitimated dau. of John "of Gaunt", 1st Duke of Lancaster (by his mistress and later third wife Katherine Swynford, widow of Sir Hugh Swynford, of Kettlethorpe, co. Lincoln, and 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Payn de Roet, Guienne King of Arms), 4th son of King Edward III

mar. (2)

24 Apr 1486 Elizabeth Scrope (mar. (2) between 28 Nov 1508 and 10 Apr 1509 as his second wife John [de Vere], 13th Earl of Oxford; d. 26 Jun 1537; bur. at Wivenhoe, co. Essex), dau. and hrss. of Sir Richard Scrope (by his wife Eleanor Washbourne, dau. of Norman Washbourne, of co. Worcester), 2nd son of Henry [Scrope], 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton

died

s.p. 19 Dec 1507 (bur. at Wivenhoe, co. Essex)

note

knighted before 2 Sep 1460; a supporter of the Lancastrians, he was taken prisoner by King Edward IV at the Battle of Towton and attainted 1461; restored by King Henry VI 1470 but attainted a second time 1471; along with the Earl of Oxford, held St Michael's Mount for the Lancastrian cause until 1473; taken prisoner 1474 but had his honours restored by King Henry VII 1485; he appears to have lost his reason in 1487 when the custody of his lands (and from 1495 the custody of his person) was committed to the Earl of Oxford, who later married his widow

 

On the death of the 2nd Viscount Beaumont the Viscountcy of Beaumont and his French honours became extinct, but the Barony of Beaumont fell into abeyance between the descendants of his late sister, Joan, Lady Lovel.

 

 First written 5 Apr 2012

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