Sir Thomas de Beauchamp, Knight, 11th Earl of Warwick

Sir Thomas de Beauchamp, Knight, 11th Earl of Warwick

Male 1313 - 1369  (56 years)

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  • Name Thomas de Beauchamp 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, 11th Earl of Warwick 
    Born 14 Feb 1313  Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Thomas de Beauchamp  [2
    Died 13 Nov 1369  (Warwickshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried St. Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I43545  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2017 

    Father Guy de Beauchamp, Knight, 10th Earl of Warwick,   b. 0___ 1262, Elmley Castle, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1315, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Alice de Toeni, Countess of Warwick,   b. 8 Jan 1283, Castle Maud, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1325, Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 13091264  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F16910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine de Mortimer, Countess of Warwick,   b. 0___ 1314, Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1369, (Warwickshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1319  (Warwickshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Maud Beauchamp,   b. 0___ 1335, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Feb 1403, Brougham Castle, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Guy de Beauchamp,   b. ~1337
     3. Thomas de Beauchamp, Knight, 12th Earl of Warwick,   b. 16 Mar 1338, Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1401, (Warwickshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Philippa Beauchamp,   b. 1334-1344, Elmley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1386  (Age 42 years)
     5. William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny,   b. 1343-1345, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1411, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F15813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1313 - Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1319 - (Warwickshire) England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1369 - (Warwickshire) England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, KG (c. 14 February 1313 - 13 November 1369)
    Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, KG (c. 14 February 1313 - 13 November 1369)
    third founder knight of the Order of the Garter, shown wearing his garter robes over his tunic showing the arms of Beauchamp quartering Newburgh. Illustration from the 1430 Bruges Garter Book made by William Bruges (1375–1450), first Garter King of Arms

  • Notes 
    • Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, KG (c. 14 February 1313 – 13 November 1369) was an English nobleman and military commander during the Hundred Years' War. In 1348 he became one of the founders and the third Knight of the Order of the Garter.

      Early life

      Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick depicted in 1347 as one of the 8 mourners attached to the monumental brass of Sir Hugh Hastings (d. 1347) at St Mary's Church, Elsing, Norfolk. He displays the arms of Beauchamp on his tunic
      Thomas de Beauchamp was born at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England to Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick and Alice de Toeni. He served in Scotland frequently during the 1330s, being captain of the army against the Scots in 1337. He was hereditary High Sheriff of Worcestershire from 1333 until his death (in 1369). In 1344 he was also made High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire for life.[citation needed]

      Victor at Crâecy and Poitiers


      Left:Seal (obverse) of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, dated 1344: S(IGILLUM) THO(M)E COMITIS WARRWYCHIE ANNO REGNI REGIS E(DWARDII) TE(RT)II...(continued on counter-seal) ("Seal of Thomas, Count (Earl) of Warwick in the year of the reign of King Edward the Third..."). He displays on his surcoat, shield and horse's caparison the arms of Beauchamp, and carries on his helm as crest a swan's head and neck; right: Counter-seal/reverse: (legend continued from face of seal) ...POST CO(N)QUESTU(M) ANGLIE SEPTI(M)O DECIM(0) ET REGNI SUI FRANCIE QUARTO ("...after the Conquest of England the seventeenth and of his reign of the Kingdom of France the fourth"). This dates the seal to 1344. The arms are those of de Newburgh, the family of the Beaumont Earls of Warwick: Checky azure and or, a chevron ermine. This same display of double arms was used on the seal of his father Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick on his seal affixed to the Barons' Letter, 1301
      Warwick was Marshall of England from 1343/4 until 1369, and was one of the commanders at the great English victories at Crâecy and Poitiers.

      Thomas de Beauchamp fought in all the French wars of King Edward III; he commanded the center at the Battle of Crecy (where many of his relatives were killed including his younger half-brother Alan la Zouche de Mortimer). He was trusted to be guardian of the sixteen-year-old Black Prince. Beauchamp fought at Poitiers in 1356 and at the Siege of Calais (1346).

      He began the rebuilding of the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Warwick using money received from the ransom of a French Archbishop. He died of plague in Calais on 13 November 1369 and was entombed in the Beauchamp Chapel. The chapel contains the finest example of the use of brisures for cadency in medieval heraldry -- seven different Beauchamp coats of arms.

      Marriage and children

      He married Katherine Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. They had five sons and ten daughters:[1]

      Thomas b. 16 Mar 1338 d. 8 Aug 1401, who married Margaret Ferrers and had descendants. His son Richard succeeded him as Earl and inherited most of his property.
      Guy (d. 28 April 1360). He had two daughters who by entail were excluded from their grandfather's inheritance: Elizabeth (d. c.1369), and Katherine, who became a nun.
      Reinbrun, (d. 1361); he was named for a character in Guy of Warwick.
      William (c. 1343–1411), who inherited the honour of Abergavenny. Married Joan FitzAlan.
      Roger (d. 1361)
      Maud (d. 1403), who married Roger de Clifford, 5th Baron de Clifford.
      Philippa de Beauchamp who married Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford.
      Alice (d. 1383), who married first John Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp and then Sir Matthew Gournay.
      Joan, who married Ralph Basset, 4th Baron Basset de Drayton.
      Isabell (d. 1416) who married first John le Strange, 5th Baron Strange, and then to William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk. After the latter's death she became a nun.
      Margaret, who married Guy de Montfort and after his death became a nun.
      Elizabeth, married Thomas de Ufford, KG
      Anne, married Walter de Cokesey
      Juliana
      Katherine, became a nun at Shouldham

      Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury was not his daughter, although she is presented as such in William Painter's Palace of Pleasure and in the Elizabethan play, Edward III that may be by William Shakespeare. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7462] "Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, KG (c. 14 February 1313 - 13 November 1369)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.

    2. [S9759] "Edward Cary" 9-Generation Ahnentafel, http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I16536&tree=00&parentse.

    3. [S7823] "Katherine Mortimer, Countess of Warwick (1314-1369)", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Mortimer,_Coun.

    4. [S9785] "Guy (Beauchamp) de Beauchamp (abt. 1272 - 1315)" biography, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beauchamp-75, abstracted Octob.

    5. [S10120] "Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford" biography, accessed & downloaded Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by David A. Hennes.

    6. [S7461] "Philippa de Beauchamp (before 1344-6 April 1386)" biography,.

    7. [S7821] "William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny (~ 1343-1411)", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Beaucham.

    8. [S7822] "Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville (1286-1356)", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_de_Geneville,_2nd.