Thomas DE BEAUCHAMP K.G., 11th Earl of Warwick
Catherine (Katherine) DE MORTIMER
(Abt 1315-1371)
Sir Richard FitzAlan DE ARUNDEL K.G., 10th Earl of Arundel & Surrey
Elizabeth DE BOHUN
William DE BEAUCHAMP 1st Lord Bergavenny
(Abt 1358-1411)
(Abt 1372-1435)
Richard DE BEAUCHAMP K.B., Earl of Worcester
(Before 1397-1421)


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Isabel LE DESPENSER Baroness Burghersh

Richard DE BEAUCHAMP K.B., Earl of Worcester 7366

  • Born: Before 1397, Abergavenny, Gwent Uwch Coed, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Married: 27 Jul 1411, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England 7366
  • Died: 18 Mar 1421-1422, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France

   General Notes:

Sir Richard Beauchamp, de jure 2nd Lord Bergavenny and 1st and last Earl of Worcester, KB (1413); b by 1397; Jt Warden Welsh Marches 1415, Capt lancers and archers Normandy 1418, created Feb 1420/1 Earl of Worcester; m 27 July 1411 Lady Isabel le Despenser (b posthumously 26 July 1400; on her brother Richard's death became according to later doctrine Baroness Burghersh in her own right; m 2nd c 26 Nov 1423, as his 2nd wife, her husband's cousin Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, who s. Nov 1435 to Abergavenny Castle and its demesne lands as male heir under the entail drawn up Feb 1395/6; she d 27 Dec 1439), daughter of 1st and last Earl of Gloucester of the 1397 creation, and (Richard Beauchamp) dspm 18 March 1421/2 of wounds received at Siege of Meaux (successfully concluded against French by Henry V 10 May 1422), where-upon the earldom of Worcester became extinct or reverted to the Crown (with in effect the same result), while the barony of Bergavenny or Beauchamp de Bergavenny, unless looked on as one by tenure, passed according to later doctrine to his only daughter. [Burke's Peerage]


Richard de Beauchamp, KB, Lord Bergavenny, b. by 1397, being 14+ in June 1411, dsp in France 18 Mar 1421/2 (son of William Beauchamp, KG, Lord Bergavenny, and Joan Fitz Alan), and Isabel le Despenser, m. 27 July 1411, (daughter of Thomas le Despenser and Constance, daughter of Edmund, Duke of York). [Magna Charta Sureties]


Richard Beauchamp, who, unless the Peerage be considered as one incident to the tenure of the Castle (which he never possessed), must be considered as Lord Bergavenny, or Beauchamp of Bergavenny, son and heir of William by Joan FitzAlan, b. in or before 1397, being 14 years old and upwards in June 1411. KB 8 Apr 1413. Joint Warden of the Welsh Marches 1415. Capt. of Lancers and Archers in Normandy 1418. He does not appear among the fourteen Barons in the Parliament of 16 Nov 1417, nor among the thirteen Barons in that of 16 Oct 1419, but (in his 23rd or 24th year), viz. in Feb 1420/1, was created Earl of Worcester.

He m. 27 Jul 1411, at Tewkesbury, Isabel, sister and eventually (1414) sole heir of Richard le Despenser, apparently de jure Lord Burghersh, being daughter of Thomas, the attainted Earl of Gloucester (Lord le Despenser), by Constance, daughter of Edmund, Duke of York. He dspm. (being mortally wounded at the siege of Meaux in France, 18 Mar 1421/2), and was buried 25 Apr 1422 in Tewkesbury Abbey. At his death, his vast estates and the representation of his Barony devolved on his only daughter and heir, but the Earldom of Worcester apparently reverted to the Crown. His widow, (who was b. (posthumous) 26 Jul 1400 at Cardiff, and who was apparently suo jure Baroness Burghersh) m. (by papl dispensation) 26 Nov 1423, at Hanley Castle, co. Worcester, as 2nd wife, her husband's cousin, Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, who d. 30 Apr, and was buried 4 Oct 1439, at Warwick. M.I. Will dated 8 Aug 1435. She d. 27 Dec 1439, at the Friars Minoresses, London, and was buried 13 Jan 1439/40, in Tewkesbury Abbey. M.I. WIll dated 1 Dec 1439, probated 4 Feb 1439/40. Inq.p.m. at Abingdon, June 1441. [Complete Peerage I:26-27, XIV:6] 10349

   Marriage Information:

Richard married Isabel LE DESPENSER Baroness Burghersh, daughter of Thomas LE DESPENSER Earl of Gloucester, K.G. and Constance PLANTAGENET, on 27 Jul 1411 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England 7366. (Isabel LE DESPENSER Baroness Burghersh was born on 26 Jul 1400 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales and died on 27 Dec 1439 in Friars Minoresses, London, Middlesex, England.)

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