John de Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp

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Arms of Beauchamp of Hatch: Vair, as blazoned on the Collins Roll.[1] These arms suggest that the family of Beauchamp of Hatch was unrelated to the family of Beauchamp, Earls of Warwick from 1267, which bore arms: Gules, a fesse between six cross crosslets or[2]

John de Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp de Somerset (20 January 1329 – 8 October 1361) was an English peer.

Origins

He was born at Stoke-sub-Hamdon in Somerset, the eldest son and heir of John de Beauchamp, 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Hatch Beauchamp in Somerset by his wife Margaret St. John.

Career

He was Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1359 to about 1361. King Edward III issued a commission to Beauchamp from 1359 to act as Warden and Keeper of the Ports of Kent. In 1359 he participated in the expedition to Gascony by King Edward III. In 1360 he was appointed Admiral of the Fleet.

Marriage

He married Lady Alice Beauchamp, daughter of Sir Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick (who was no relation to the Beauchamp family of Hatch[3]) by his wife Katherine Mortimer. The marriage was without progeny.

References

  1. ^ Collins' Roll
  2. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.51, note 2
  3. ^ Based on the different armorials borne by each family, per: Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.51, note 2
  • "John Beauchamp, 3rd Lord Beauchamp (of Somerset)", The Peerage, 12 May 2007. Accessed February 18, 2009
  • Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. Lond: Harrison, 1866.(p. 33) googlebooks Retrieved February 22, 2009

External links

  • Beauchamps
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Dunbar and March
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1359–1361
Succeeded by
Sir Robert de Herle


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