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Burghersh, Baron (E, 1329/30 - abeyant 1449)

 

Creation: writ sum. 25 Jan 1329/30

 

Abeyant: 3 Jun 1449

 

Family name: Burghersh later le Despencer later Beauchamp

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Arms:

Gules a Lion rampant double queued Or

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Bartholomew [de Burghersh], 1st Baron Burghersh

3rd son of Robert [de Burghersh], 1st Baron Burghersh, by his wife Maud de Badlesmere, sister of Bartholomew [de Badlesmere], 1st Baron Badlesmere, and dau. of Gunselm de Badlesmere, of Badlesmere, co. Kent, Justice of Chester

born

 

mar.

bef. 11 Jun 1320 Elizabeth de Verdon (d. 1360; bur. in Grey Friars Church, London), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Theobald [de Verdon], 2nd and 1st Baron Verdon, by his first wife Maud de Mortimer, dau. of Edmund [de Mortimer], 1st Baron Mortimer

children

1. Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh KG, later 2nd Baron Burghersh

1. Joan de Burghersh (dspm. 4 Oct 1404; bur. in Canterbury Cathedral), mar. bef. Sep 1342 John [de Mohun], 2nd Baron Mohun, and had issue

2. Elizabeth de Burghersh, mar. 1347 Maurice FitzThomas [FitzGerald], 4th Earl of Kildare, and had issue

died

3 Aug 1355 (bur. in Grey Friars Church, London)

created

by writ 25 Jan 1329/30 Baron Burghersh

suc. by

son

note

served in the Scottish wars of King Edward II; on his marriage acquired the Castle of Ewyas Lacy, Hereford, Stoke-upon-Tern, co. Shropshire, and other properties; joined the rebellion of the Earl of Lancaster and was defeated with him at the Battle of Boroughbridge 1321/2; taken prisoner but released by Queen Isabella; Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports 1327, 1343 and 1346/50; Chief Justice in Eyre, South of Trent 1335-43; found heir to certain lands belonging to his brother, the Bishop of Lincoln, 1340; a Knight Banneret 1341; on an Embassy to the Pope 1343; fought at the Battle of Crécy 1346; Chamberlain of the Household and Constable of the Tower of London 1355

 

Bartholomew [de Burghersh], 2nd Baron Burghersh, KG

born

c. 1329

mar. (1)

bef. 10 May 1335 Cicely de Weyland (d. aft. Aug 1354), dau. and hrss. of Sir Richard de Weyland, of Blaxhall and Cockfield, co. Suffolk

only child by first wife

1. Elizabeth de Burghersh, later suo jure Baroness Burghersh

mar. (2)

bef. Aug 1366 Margaret Pichard (widow of ..... Pichard; mar. (3) as his first wife William Burcestre; d. 1 Jul 1393)

children

died

5 Apr 1369 (bur. at Walsingham Abbey, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

note

fought with his father at the Battle of Crécy 1346; one of the original Knights of the Garter 1348; was with Edward, Prince of Wales ("the Black Prince") on nearly all his expeditions to France ; fought at the Battle of Poitiers 1356; made pilgrimage to the Holy Land

 

Elizabeth de Burghersh later la Despencer, suo jure Baroness Burghersh

born

c. 1342

mar.

bef. 2 Aug 1354 Edward [le Despencer], 1st and de jure 3rd and 4th Baron le Despencer

children

1. Thomas [le Despencer], 2nd 4th and 5th Baron Despencer later 1st Earl of Gloucester (b. 22 Sep 1373; beheaded v.m. 13 Jan 1399/1400), mar. betw. 16 Apr 1378 and 14 Jan 1383/4 Lady Constance Plantagenet (b. c.1374; d. 28 Nov 1416), only dau. of Edmund "of Langley", 1st Duke of York (by his 1st wife Isabella of Castile, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Peter I, King of Castile, by his wife Maria Garcias de Padilla, dau. of John Garcias de Padilla), 5th son of King Edward III, and had issue:

1a. Richard le Despencer, later 4th Baron Burghersh

1a. Elizabeth la Despencer (d. young)

2a. Isabel la Despencer, later suo jure Baroness Burghersh

2. Sir Hugh le Despencer (d. 1424)

1. Cicely la Despencer (d. young)

2. Elizabeth la Despencer (d. 10 Apr 1408), mar. (1) bef. 1387 John [FitzAlan or Arundel], 2nd Baron Arundel, and (2) aft. 28 Apr 1393 as his second wife William [la Zouche], 3rd Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, and had issue by her first husband

3. Anne la Despencer (d. 30 Oct 1426 ; bur. in the Austin Friars', Norwich), mar. (1) bef. 1 Nov 1376 Sir Hugh Hastings, of Elsing and Gressenhall, co. Norfolk (d. 6 Nov 1386), and (2) bef. Oct 1390 as his second wife Thomas [de Morley], 4th Baron Morley, and had issue by her first husband

4. Margaret la Despencer (d. 3 Nov 1415; bur. in Merevale Abbey), mar. as his second wife Robert [Ferrers], 5th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, and had issue

died

26 Jul 1409 (bur. in Tewkesbury Abbey)

suc. by

grandson

 

Richard [le Despencer], 4th Baron Burghersh

born

30 Nov 1396

mar.

after 23 May 1412 his second cousin Lady Eleanor Nevill (mar. (2) Oct 1414 Henry [Percy], 1st Earl of Northumberland), 3rd dau. of Ralph [Nevill], 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his second wife Lady Joan de Beaufort, legitimated dau. of John "of Gaunt", 1st Duke of Lancaster (by his third wife and former mistress Katherine de Swynford, widow of Sir Hugh de Swynford, of Coleby and Kettlethorpe, co. Lincoln, and 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Payn de Roët, Guienne King of Arms), 4th son of King Edward III

died

sp. 7 Oct 1414 (bur. in Tewkesbury Abbey)

suc. by

sister

note

Knight of the Bath 1413

 

Isabel [la Despencer], suo jure Baroness Burghersh

born

26 Jul 1400

mar. (1)

27 Jul 1411 Richard [de Beauchamp], 1st Earl of Worcester and 2nd Baron Bergavenny

only child by first husband

1. Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, suo jure Baroness Bergavenny (b. 16 Dec 1415; d. 18 Jun 1447), mar. bef. 1426 Edward [Nevill], 1st Baron Bergavenny (d. 18 Oct 1476), and had issue

mar. (2)

26 Nov 1423 as his second wife her late husband's cousin Richard [de Beauchamp], 13th Earl of Warwick

children by second husband

1. Henry [de Beauchamp], 14th Earl of Warwick, later 6th Baron Burghersh later 1st Duke of Warwick

2. Lady Anne de Beauchamp, suo jure Countess of Warwick for life (b. c. 1426; dspm. bef. 20 Sep 1492), mar. 1434 Richard [Nevill], 1st Earl of Warwick and 6th Earl of Salisbury (the "Kingmaker"), and had issue

died

27 Dec 1439 (bur. in Tewkesbury Abbey)

suc. by

son by second husband

note

 

 

Henry [de Beauchamp], 1st Duke of Warwick and 6th Baron Burghersh

born

22 May 1424/5

mar.

1434 Lady Cecily Nevill, Sheriff of Worcestershire 1449 (mar. (2) aft. 3 Apr 1449 as his first wife John [Tiptoft], 1st Earl of Worcester; d. 28 Jul 1450), 2nd dau. of Richard [Nevill], jure uxoris 5th Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Alice Montacute, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, dau. and hrss. of Thomas [Montacute], 4th Earl of Salisbury

only child

1. Lady Anne de Beauchamp, suo jure Baroness Burghersh

died

s.p.m. 11 Jun 1446

created

2 Apr 1444 Premier Earl of the Realm, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

5 Apr 1445 Duke of Warwick, with remainder to the heirs male of his body and with precedence next after the Duke of Norfolk and before that of the Duke of Buckingham

suc. by

daughter in the Barony of Burghersh

note

on the death of the Duke of Warwick both the Dukedom and Earldom of Warwick became extinct

 

Lady Anne de Beauchamp, suo jure Baroness Burghersh

born

Feb 1443/4

died

3 Jan 1448/9

 

On the death of Lady Anne de Beauchamp the Barony of Burghersh fell into abeyance between her aunts (the daughters of Isabel, her grandmother, by her two husbands) or their descendants.

 

 First written 27 Jan 2009

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