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Roger de Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp of Bletso
(Abt 1315-1380)
Sibyll de Pateshulle
(-After 1351)
Sir Roger de Beauchamp
(Bef 1338-Bef 1374)
Sir Roger de Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Bletso
(Bef 1362-1406)

 

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Sir Roger de Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Bletso 2 3

  • Born: Bef 14 Aug 1362 3 4 5 6
  • Baptised: 14 Aug 1362, St. Mary's Church, The Avenue, Bletsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1QD, GB 4
  • Marriage (1): Unknown before 1384 1
  • Died: 13 May 1406 6 7

  General Notes:

Family and Education
b. Bletsoe, 14 Sept. 1362, s. of Sir Roger Beauchamp (d.v.p. 1373/4), prob. by his w. Joan, da. and h. of William Clopton, wid. of Sir Walter Walcot† of Gunton, Norf.; gds. and h. of Roger, Lord Beauchamp of Bletsoe (d.1380), governor of Calais and chamberlain of Edward III's household. m. Mary, at least 1s. suc. gdfa. 3 Jan. 1380; kntd. by 18 Feb. 1393.1

Offices Held
Sheriff, Beds. and Bucks. 8 Nov. 1401-29 Nov. 1402.

Commr. to prevent the spread of treasonous rumours, Dorset May 1402.

Controller of a tax, Beds. Mar. 1404; collector Apr. 1404.

Biography
The subject of this biography was the grandson and namesake of one of Edward III's leading courtiers who had, from 1363 onwards, been summoned to Parliament as Lord Beauchamp of Bletsoe. Having set out in life as a younger son with little to hope for in the way of inheritance, the latter proved himself to be outstandingly able both as a soldier and an administrator, and by the end of King Edward's reign he had occupied an impressive series of posts, culminating in that of chamberlain of the royal household. This appointment, no less than his nomination as a member of the newly constituted royal council demanded by the Good Parliament of 1376, reflects the high regard in which he was generally held, and from which his immediate successors derived considerable personal benefit. On the early death of his son and heir presumptive, Sir Roger, who may well have been killed in 1373 while fighting in France as a retainer of John of Gaunt, Lord Beauchamp took personal charge of his young grandson, the future MP. Roger's well-being was clearly a matter of some concern to him, since in January 1380 he added a codicil to his will appointing two new guardians to succeed him. His executors, Andrew Waweton and the influential London merchant, (Sir) John Philipot†, were chosen to supervise the boy's affairs 'till he be come to his full age, helping (him) according to their power in all matters that belong to him or for him'. In anticipation of his 'good work' in this respect, Philipot was promised a bequest of 100 marks as well as a gold goblet which had been presented to Beauchamp by the king of Navarre, but he none the less found it impossible to comply with his friend's wishes. Instead, in May 1380, not long after Beauchamp's death, his grandson's marriage was given by the Crown to the celebrated captain, Sir Hugh Calveley, while the family estates were farmed out at an annual rent of 250 marks to Reynold, Lord Grey of Ruthin, who exercised rights of wardship over them and the heir himself until the latter obtained livery four years later.2

Among Lord Beauchamp's many achievements was that of marrying a wife who was coheiress not only to the estate of her father, Sir John Patishull of Bletsoe, but also to those of her mother, Mabel Grandison. Although, as we shall see, Mabel's title to part of the Grandison inheritance was only held in reversion, Beauchamp did take possession of the Wiltshire manors of Poulton, Lydiard Tregoze and Lydiard Tyes at the time of his marriage, and these properties together with land and rents in the Gloucestershire village of Dymock, the manors of Bletsoe and Keysoe in Bedfordshire and of Bloxham and Spelsbury in Oxfordshire, which also belonged to his wife, passed, on his death, to his young grandson. We do not know how he acquired the land in Ilsley, Berkshire, which also descended to Roger at this time, but it too may have once been owned by the Grandisons. Despite the fact that the manor of Bloxham was charged with an annual rent of £20 payable to the King, the above-mentioned estates were clearly very valuable, and from the date of his first entry, in April 1384, Roger Beauchamp stands out as one of the richest landowners to represent Bedfordshire during our period. In addition to his landed inheritance, he also received from his grandfather bequests of livestock, horses and armour. A further legacy of 200 marks was, however, made conditional upon his readiness to undertake 'a service on the infidels' in place of Lord Beauchamp, who had himself been required to take part in some crusading venture by one of his forebears, but had failed to do so. It is now impossible to tell if Roger ever discharged this particular obligation, although a protracted absence overseas might well explain why so little evidence survives about the next few years of his life.3

It is, none the less, clear that even before he came of age, Roger Beauchamp had already begun to experience various problems arising from his title to part of the Grandison estates. As early as 1376, some of the claimants went to law to assert their title to two Kentish manors, and a few years later all six of the coheirs of William Grandison (including Beauchamp) began litigation against John Eastbury† for the manor of Lambourn in Berkshire. They evidently won the second of these lawsuits, although Roger disposed of his share of the property not long afterwards. The partition of the Grandison inheritance was an extremely complex matter, not least because some of the land in question remained in the hands of the widowed Lady Margaret Grandison. Her death, in or before February 1393, brought Beauchamp additional property in Dymock, but rents of £2 8s.3½d. from the Dartford area of Kent which had also been assigned to him were retained by the Crown, and it was not until November 1399 that the local escheator received instructions to hand them over.4

Henry IV's seizure of the throne in the previous September caused a dramatic improvement in Beauchamp's political fortunes, since he had hitherto been given little opportunity to participate in the business of local government. This was probably because of his attachment to the Lords Appellant of 1388, with whom he appears to have become connected through his friends and neighbours, the two Sir Gerard Braybrookes*. The latter were feudal tenants of Beauchamp, who, in the early 1390s, granted them a licence to endow Harrold priory with certain rents which he had settled upon them (perhaps as trustees) in the Bedfordshire village of Carlton; and they in turn engaged his services as a witness to property transactions in the area. Although Beauchamp took part in Richard II's Irish expedition of 1394 (when he appointed another Bedfordshire MP, Reynold Ragon*, as one of his attorneys), and may thus be said to have reconciled himself with the King, he still considered it expedient to sue out a royal pardon (specifically for his previous support of the Appellants) in May 1398, by which date the court party had reached the zenith of its power. His election to the first Parliament of the new reign, together with his appointment as sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire in 1401 certainly suggests that he was a generally recognized supporter of the house of Lancaster, although Henry IV evidently did not see fit to offer him any direct patronage or preferment. If Blomefield is to be believed, two of Beauchamp's half-sisters were, or had been, married to committed Lancastrians who sat with him in the Commons of 1399 and may have influenced him during the earlier years of his career. Katherine (d.c.1397), the daughter of his mother's previous marriage to Sir Walter Walcot, had been the second wife of John Doreward*, a former retainer of Thomas, duke of Gloucester, one of the leading Appellants of 1388. Doreward served as Speaker in this, the only Parliament to which Beauchamp was returned, one of his colleagues being Sir Robert Berney of Witchingham, the husband of Katherine's sister, Margaret. Beauchamp's term as sheriff coincided with the spread of unrest in Wales, and in June 1402 he was ordered to recruit men ready to march against the rebel leader, Owen Glendower. His other administrative appointments were, however, fairly routine, although one royal commission took him as far afield as Dorset.5

Sir Roger Beauchamp spent his last weeks at Salisbury in Wiltshire. It was there, on 4 Apr. 1406, that he settled his Bedfordshire estates on the three men who, exactly three weeks later, he appointed to execute his will. He died on 13 May, having asked to be buried at the nearby Dominican house of Fisherton, to which he left a sum of ten marks. He made a few modest bequests to churches in his native Bedfordshire, but was otherwise content for his executors to perform pious works of their own choice. He was survived by a widow, Mary, and at least one son, Sir John, whose marriage to a daughter of the Northamptonshire landowner, Sir John Holand, he had arranged a few months before his death, settling upon them the manor of Bloxham. Sir John Beauchamp and his widowed mother divided the family property between them, and in Bletsoe alone they shared an annual income of at least £43. He did not, however, live long enough to enjoy his inheritance. Although the actual date and circumstances of his death (given by one source as April 1412) were much disputed at the time, the Beauchamp estates and the next heir to them were again held in wardship by November 1412; and on the failure of the male line in the mid 15th century everything passed into the hands of the St. John family.6

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: C.R.

Notes
1.CP, ii. 44-45; CIPM , xv. no. 957; CFR, xi. 145-6; xiii. 57. The genealogy of the Beauchamp family given in Vis. Beds. (Harl. Soc. xix), 52 contains many errors largely as a result of the common name shared by successive generations of Beauchamps. Confusion between our Member, his father and grandfather is to be found even in the CP, where Joan Clopton is described as his wife, when she can only have been his mother or stepmother (F. Blomefield, Norf. viii. 120).
2.G.A. Holmes, Good Parl. 157-8; T.F. Tout, Chapters, iii. 299, 307; Beds. Hist. Rec. Soc. ii. 5-17; Reg. Gaunt, 1371-5, no. 1209; CFR, ix. 201; CPR, 1377-81, p. 492; CIPM, xv. no. 957.
3.CP, ii. 44-49; CIPM, xv. nos. 191-3; W. Dugdale, Baronage (1675-6 edn.), i. 251; Beds. Hist. Rec. Soc. ii. 5-17; VCH Beds. iii. 136; Glos. IPM (Brit. Rec. Soc., Index Lib. xlvii), 132; C137/54/32; CPR, 1377-81, p. 506; 1396-9, pp. 376, 383, 478; CCR, 1381-5, p. 370; 1385-9, p. 557.
4.Peds. Plea Rolls ed. Wrottesley, 125, 151; VCH Berks. iii. 254; CFR, xi. 145-6; xii. 33-35.
5.C67/30m. 19; CPR, 1391-6, pp. 490, 506; Add. Ch. 35043; Beds. Hist. Rec. Soc. xvii. 170; A. Goodman, Loyal Conspiracy, 43; Beds. RO, DD X67/85; Blomefield, 120.
6.PCC 11 Marche; C137/54/32; CPR, 1405-8, p. 123; CFR, xiii. 57, 253-4; xiv. 34-35; Feudal Aids, vi. 393. Sir John Beauchamp's second wife, and the mother of his two children, was Edith, sister of William* and John Stourton I*, whom he clearly married after his father's death. Their daughter, Margaret, had two husbands: Sir Oliver St. John (whose male descendants obtained the Beauchamp inheritance) and John Beaufort, duke of Somerset. Our MP was thus a direct ancestor of Lady Margaret Beaufort and her son, Henry VII (CP, ii. 44-45). 6

  Events

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 9 Nov 1375. 8 141. THOMAS DE GRAUNSON, knight.

Writ, 9 November, 49 Edward III.

SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruggewater, 20 November, 49 Edward III.

Burnham. The manor, held of William Cogan, knight, in chief, of his manor of Honispul, by knight's service.

Brene. The manor, held in chief of the heirs of Robert Broun, knight, by knight's service.

Both the above he held for life by grant of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, with reversion to the earl and his heirs.

He died on Thursday the feast of All Saints last. Heir not known.

Writ, 9 November, 49 Edward III. GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Newent, 19 January, 49 Edward III.

Dymmok. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the king's ancient demesne, by service of rendering 1d. at Christmas.

Oxenhale. The manor (extent given), held in fee tail of Edmund [de] Mortuo Mari, earl of March, as of the inheritance of Geoffrey de Genevyle, by service of half a knight's fee. The extent includes a park with deer.

He died on Monday after All Saints. Heir not known.

Writ to the escheator to make further enquiry as to the heirs of the said Thomas. 1 February, 50 Edward III.

GLOUCESTER. Return that the escheator finds by means of the jury in the above inquisition and of other good and lawful men, that Thomas held the manor of Dymmok in fee tail. King Edward I granted it, together with 46l. 6s. 3d. rent in the manor and town of Derteford, co. Kent, to William de Grandissono and Sibyl his wife, grandfather and grandmother of the said Thomas, to wit, father and mother of Otto his father, in exchange for the manors of Ihamme and Idenn, co. Sussex, to hold by service of rendering 1d. yearly at Christmas. It is now found that, as he died without heir of his body, his next heirs are William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, aged 40 years and more, son of Katharine one of the sisters of the said Otto, John Northwode, knight, of Kent, aged 30 years and more, son of Roger son of Agnes another sister of Otto, Roger Beauchamp, aged 13 years, son of Roger son of Sibyl daughter of Mabel a third sister of Otto, Thomas Facombergh, knight, aged 30 years and more, son of Maud another daughter of the said Mabel, Alice wife of Thomas Wake of Bl[isworth], knight, aged 50 years, a third daughter of the said Mabel, and Katharine late the wife of Robert Todenham, knight, aged 50 years, a fourth daughter of the said Mabel.

Writ of plenius certiorari as to the estate of the said Thomas in the manor of Oxenhale. 16 July, 50 Edward III.

GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Wednesday after St. Matthew, 50 Edward III. Peter de Graunson, his uncle, was seised of the manor in demesne as of fee, and gave it to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Elizabeth la Despenser and her heirs. As he died without heir of his body, it should remain after his death and the death of Elizabeth to Guy son of Guy de Briene, knight, son and heir of Elizabeth, aged 22 years and more.

Writ, 9 November, 49 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. taken at Derteford, 19 November, 49 Edward III.

Derteford. 44l. 14s. 3 3/4d. rent in the manor and town, and no more because shortly before the death of the said Thomas John de Beauchamp, knight, acquired [from him part] of a larger rent of 46l. 6s. 3 1/4d. there, and moreover there is to be deducted yearly 23s. 11d. on account of divers parcels of meadow in the salt meadow of Derteford from which that rent used to be received and which are inundated by the sea.

Asshe, Faukham, Chelisfeld and Esthalle. The manors, held to him and the heirs of his body by grant of John Isle, John Idelegh, Nicholas Bakere of Pekham, Alan Cheliscoumbe, John Bakere of Stanstede, Richard Northwych, John Bentele, clerk, and Geoffrey Waldenne, with successive remainders to William de Briene, son of Guy de Briene, and the heirs of his body, to Philip de Briene, William's brother, and the heirs of his body, and to Guy de Briene and his heirs.

Kemesynge and le Sele. A fine was levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter, 43 Edward III, touching the said manor with its appurtenances, except the advowson of the church of the manor, between Guy de Briene, knight, John de Briene, clerk, John Bakwelle and Robert Dedewych, clerk, querents, and John Isle, John Idelegh and the others named above, deforciants, whereby the deforciants surrendered the manor to the querents for life, with successive remainders to the said Thomas de Graunsoun, knight, and the heirs of his body, to William son of the said Guy, who is now living, and the heirs of his body, to Philip brother of the said William and the heirs of his body, and to Guy de Briene and his heirs. The querents immediately surrendered their estate in the manor to the said Thomas, to hold according to the form of the said fine.

The manors of Kemesyng, Chelisfeld and le Sele are held immediately of the earl of March by knight's service; the manor of Asshe is held of the lord de Mounbray, as of his manor of Riesh, by service of a fourth part of a knight's fee; the manor of Faukham is held of the bishop of Rochester by knight's service; and the manor of Esthalle is held immediately of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by knight's service, as of gavelkind tenure.

Esthalle. 5a. wood, parcel of the manor, held of Reynold de Cobham by service of 8d. yearly.

He died on Monday after All Saints last. William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, aged 40 years, John de Northwode of Kent, knight, aged 30 years, Roger son of Roger de Beauchaump, aged 13 years and more, William (sic) de Faucomberge, aged 30 years, the heir of Robert de Tudenham, age not known, and the heir of Thomas Wake, age not known, are his next heirs.

Copy of a fine made in the king's court at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter, 43 Edward III, between Thomas de Grandissono, knight, querent, and John Isle, John Idelegh, Nicholas Baker of Pekham, Alan de Chellescombe, John Baker of Stanstede, Richard Northwych, John Benteley, clerk, and Geoffrey Waldene, deforciants, whereby the deforciants, for themselves and the heirs of Geoffrey, granted that the manors of Chellesfelde and Esthalle, which Nicholas Bonde, knight, and Beatrice his wife held for the life of the said Beatrice of the inheritance of the said Geoffrey, should remain after the death of Beatrice to the said Thomas and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above (last inquisition).

Note at foot: Examined in the Receipt of the Exchequer by John de Freton, and it agrees with the fine.

Copy of a fine made on the same date and between the same parties whereby the deforciants, for themselves and the heirs of John Idelegh, granted that the manors of Asshe and Faukham, which the said Nicholas and Beatrice held as above of the inheritance of the said John Idelegh, should remain after the death of Beatrice to the said Thomas and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above (last inquisition).

Note at foot, as above.

Writ to the escheator to make further enquiries as to the heirs of the said Thomas. 1 February, 50 Edward III.

KENT. Return dated at Derteford, 10 February, 50 Edward III.

He held of the king in chief a rent of 46l. 6s. 3d. in the manor and town of Derteford in fee tail. Edward I gave the said rent, together with the manor of Dymmok, co. Gloucester, to William de Grandissono and Sibyl his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Sibyl's right heirs, in exchange for the manors of Ihamme and Idenn, co. Sussex, to hold by a rent of 1d. at Christmas. Names and relationship of his heirs set out, as in the Gloucester return above.

Writ to the escheator to make a partition of the rent of 46l. 6s. 3d. into three equal parts, and to deliver to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, his pourparty thereof. 16 February, 50 Edward III. [Cf. Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369'961377, p. 338.]

KENT. Return made at Derteford, 15 March, 50 Edward III.

According to the above return made at Derteford on 10 February the said Thomas held of the king in chief a yearly rent of 46l. 6s. 3 1/4d. in the manor and town of Derteford. It was also found by the jurors in the said inquisition that 20 years ago 8s. 0 1/2d. of the said rent was alienated to John de Beauchamp, knight, and that divers parcels of meadow in the salt marsh of Derteford, from which 23s. 11d. of the said rent used to be forthcoming, are now inundated by the sea. So there is left a balance of 44l. 14s. 3 3/4d., whereof a lawful partition has been made according to the annexed writ.

The share assigned to Margaret late the wife of the said Thomas as dower, as appears in detail in a memorandum already returned into Chancery, amounts to [14]l. 18s. 1 1/4d.

The share of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, being a third part after deducting the dower, consists of rents of divers tenants (named), rent of a tenement called 'Stonhous' at Fulleswich, and a share of the amercements of the view of frankpledge; total, 9l. 18s. 8 3/4d. and a third part (of a farthing).

The share of John de Northwode, being a like third part, consists of rents of divers tenants (named) and a share of the amercements &c.; total, 9l. 18s. 8 3/4d. and a third part (of a farthing).

The share of Roger Beauchamp, being a fourth part of a like third part, consists of rents of tenants (named), rents leviable from certain tenants at Asshefeld, and a share of the amercements &c.; total 49s. 8d. and a third part of a farthing.

The share of Katharine late the wife of Robert de Tudenham, knight, is similar and amounts to the same sum.

The share of Alice wife of Thomas Wake of Bleseworth is similar and amounts to the same sum.

The share of Thomas Facomberge, retained in the king's hand, is similar and amounts to the same sum.

There are reserved to the said William, John, Roger, Katharine, Alice and Thomas their shares of the amount of the rent alienated as above, when it shall be recovered; of the rents in the salt marsh when it can be reclaimed (relucrari); and of the dower of the aforesaid Margaret. C. Edw. III. File 245. (5.) E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (15.) (Somerset.)

Writ to the escheator in co. Gloucester to assign to Margaret late the wife of the said Thomas her dower of all her husband's lands in his bailiwick… February, 50 Edward III. Mutilated. Writ to the same to make a partition of the manor of Dymmok into three equal parts, and to deliver to the earl of [Salisbury] his pourparty thereof. 16 February, 50 Edward III. [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369'961377, p. 338.]

Writ to the same to divide into four equal parts the pourparty of the manor of Dymmok falling to Roger son of Roger de Beauchamp, Thomas Faucomberge, Alice wife of Thomas Wake of Bliseworth and Katharine late the wife of Robert de Tudenham, knight, and deliver to the said Roger his share thereof. 18 February, 50 Edward III. [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369'961377, p. 334.]

Writ to the same to deliver to John de Northwode, Thomas Wake and Alice his wife, and Katharine late the wife of Robert de Tudenham, their shares of the same manor, retaining in the king's hand until further order the share of Thomas Faucomberge. 20 February, 50 Edward III. [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369'961377, p. 347.]

E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (15.)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 8 Feb 1380. 5 191. Roger de Bello Campo, knight

Writ: 8 February, 3 Richard II WILTS. Inq. taken at Swyndon, 10 February, 3 Richard II. He held the under-mentioned manor on the day of his death.

Suthlydyerd. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight's service.

He died on 3 January, 3 Richard II. Roger Beauchamp, aged 18 years and more, is his kinsman and heir, to wit, son of Roger, his son.

192. Writ: 12 February, 3 Richard II BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Blettenesho, 22 March, 3 Richard II. He held the under-mentioned manors etc. in his demesne as of fee.

Blettenesho. The manor (extent given, including pasture in 'le Parrok,' 2 watermills called 'Stokemylnes,' 2 watermills called 'Bletteneshomylnes,' and 5 a. meadow in Wyboldeston), with the advowson of the church, held of the heirs of the lord de Moubray, minors in the king's wardship, by service of one knight's fee.

Bydenham. 10 a. meadow, held of the abbess of Elnestowe by service of rendering 10s. yearly.

Rysele. 16 a. pasture, held of William Croyser, knight, by service of 1 lb. pepper yearly.

Caysho. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight's fee.

Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 17 years and more.

193. Writ: 8 February, 3 Richard II OXFORD. Extent (indented) taken at Dadynton, Tuesday after St. Matthias, 3 Richard II. He held the under-mentioned manor and land in his demesne as of fee.

Bloxham. The manor (extent given, including 100 a. wood and assart in Whicchewod forest, divers works extended by ancient custom of the manor, which cannot be changed because the manor is of the ancient demesne of the crown, and a view of frankpledge held once a year after Michaelmas), held of the king in chief at fee-farm, to wit, by service of rendering 20l. yearly at the Exchequer.

Dychele. A sixth part of 30 a. arable, held of William de Bello Campo, as of his manor of Spellusbury, by service of a sixth part of 4s. yearly rent and a hundredth part of a knight's fee; the other five-sixths of the said 30 a., held for term of the life of Henry de Wappenbury.

Date of death and heir as last above.

C. Ric. II. File 8 (3)

E. Inq. P.M. File 44 (10) (Oxford)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 194 (2) (Bedford)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 26 Jan 1384. 4 952. Roger de Bello Campo, knight

Writ of precipimus, 26 January, 7 Richard II KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Derteforde, Tuesday after the Purification, 7 Richard II. He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned rents.

Derteforde, Yvesfelde, Sotton and Stonhelde. 44s. 5d. and a third part of a farthing rent from tenants there.

Derteforde. 5s. 3d. yearly from the princess Joan in respect of amercements and other profits of the view of frankpledge held there twice yearly; a fourth part of a third part of 23s. 11d. yearly farm from divers parcels of meadow in the salt marsh there which are at times submerged by the sea; and the reversion of a fourth part of a third part of 15l. 6s. 1d. yearly rent which Margaret late the wife of Thomas Graunson, knight, holds for life in dower by endowment of the said Thomas, with reversion to Roger and his heirs.

He held all the above of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of a fourth part of a third part of 1d. yearly.

He died on 3 January, 3 Richard II. Roger son of Roger his son, aged 20 years and more on 22 March last, is his heir.

Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn, knight, has received the said rent by letters patent of the king granting him the custody of all the lands etc. from the time of the death of Roger until the lawful age of his heir, for a certain farm to be rendered yearly.

953. Similar writ: 26 January, 7 Richard II WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Worcester, Monday before St. Gregory the Pope, 7 Richard II. He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned rents.

Braunford. 61s. rent from divers tenants.

Lawerne. 20s. yearly farm from the manor and lands pertaining thereto, and from the wood called 'Lawerne Grove' in Lawerne pertaining thereto.

Lawerne. 26s. 8d. yearly farm from two meadows called 'Hyndelep' and 'Prichecroft'; rents of 27s. 8d., 1 lb. pepper and 1 lb. cummin from divers tenants; and 13s. 4d. rent from a mill called 'Newe Milne.'

All the above he held of the king in chief by homage and fealty.

Date of death, heir and possession since death, as above.

954. Similar writ: 26 January, 7 Richard II GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Neuwent, Wednesday after St. Wolstan the Bishop, 7 Richard II. He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned rents.

Dymmok. 40s. 8 1/2d. yearly rent from divers tenants in the manor in respect of a fourth part of a third part of two-thirds of the manor; 2s. yearly in respect of the same fraction of divers parcels of meadow in the manor; 2s. yearly in respect of the same fraction of a mill in the manor; 2s. yearly in respect of the same fraction of a wood called 'Tetilleswode'; 18d. yearly in respect of the same fraction of the amercements of the view of frankpledge and other courts in the manor; and the reversion of the same fraction of the third part of the manor which Margaret late the wife of Thomas de Graunson, knight, holds for life in dower, with reversion to Roger and his heirs.

All the premises are held of the king in chief by homage and fealty.

Date of death, heir and possession since death, as above.

955. Similar writ: 26 January, 7 Richard II SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Botesdale, Thursday before Easter, 7 Richard II. He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned moiety.

Whatfeld. A moiety of the manor, held of the abbot of Bery by knight's service.

Date of death and heir (aged 21 years and more) as above.

Thomas atte Oke received the profits after his death until Monday after Corpus Christi, 4 Richard II, since when Robert atte Hethe has received them.

956. Similar writ: 26 January, 7 Richard II DORSET. Inq. taken at Blaneford, Thursday in the first week of Lent, 7 Richard II. He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manor.

Asshmere. The manor, held of the earl of March by knight's service.

Date of death and heir as last above.

Reynold de Grey, lord of Ruthyn, has received the issues of the manor since his death, during the minority of the heir, by the king's letters patent.

C. Ric. II. File 31 (8)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 228 (19) (Suffolk)

• Inquisition: Proof of age, 9 Mar 1384. 4 957. Roger, son of Roger, son of Roger de Beauchamp, knight

Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Roger son of Roger son of Roger, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Reynold Greye of Ruthyn by the king's commitment. 9 March, 7 Richard II.

BEDFORD. Proof of age taken at Bedford, Friday before St. Ambrose, 7 Richard II.

John Heywode, aged 55 years and more, says that the said Roger is 21 years and more, having been born at Bletenesho and baptised in the church there on Sunday after St. Laurence, 36 Edward III. This he knows because on Monday after Easter week in the same year he married his wife.

John Clerkesson, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that his brother died and was buried in the churchyard of the said church on Monday after St. Laurence in the same year.

Robert Parentyn, aged 43 years and more, and Richard Ledere, aged 60 years and more, agree and say that John Parentyn, Robert's father, was buried on Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in the same year, and Richard was at the burial, and the chaplain of Bletenesho told them of the birth of Roger.

John Prat, aged 46 years and more, and John Wodeham, aged 50 years and more, agree and say that John Prat's son John, who is 21 years of age and more, was born on the same day as Roger, and John Wodeham was his godfather.

John Danyell, aged 51 years and more, John atte More, aged 48 years and more, John Stratton, aged 52 years and more, and John Kyng, aged … years and more, agree and say that Roger father of the said Roger asked the rector of the church to write the day and year of the birth in the missal there, which was done.

William Coppelewe, aged 41 years and more, and Robert Ammory, aged 50 years and more, agree and say that Agnes, William's wife, was buried at Bletenesho on Thursday after St. Laurence in the same year, and Robert was at the burial, and there they were told of the birth by the rector of the church and others.

Reynold de Greye of Ruthyn was warned to be at the said proof of age, but neither he nor anyone on his behalf could shew cause why the lands of Roger's inheritance should not be delivered to him.

C. Ric. II. File 31 (9)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 20 May 1406. 7 74 ROGER DE BEAUCHAMP, KNIGHT

Writ 20 May 1406. BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford. 26 June. Long before his death by his charter dated at Salisbury on 4 April 1406 he gave to William Westbury, Roger Kempston and John Peterych the manor and advowson of Bletsoe, the manor of Keysoe and a place called 'le Hulme' in Bletsoe to hold to them and their heirs and assigns without conditions. They have held them since and taken the profits. He died on 13 May last. John his son and heir was aged 21 and more on 1 Aug. last.

75 Writ 20 May 1406. KENT. Inquisition. Dartford, 6 Nov. He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in free socage a rent of 48s.3 1/2d. from various lands and tenements in Dartford, Wilmington and Sutton at Hone payable at the four terms. He died on 13 May last. John his son and next heir was aged 21 years and more on that day.

76 Writ 20 May 1406. WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough. 12 June. He held the manors of Lydiard Tregoze, Lydiard Tyes and Poulton in his demesne as of fee; Lydiard Tregoze of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight's fee, annual value 10 marks; Lydiard Tyes and Poulton of whom is unknown, annual values 4 marks and 3s.4d. Date of death and heir, aged 21 years and more, as above [no.75].

77 Writ 20 May 1406. OXFORD. Inquisition. Deddington. 17 June. He held nothing in Oxfordshire. Date of death and heir as above [no.74].

78 Writ 20 May 1406. NORFOLK. Inquisition. Litcham. 12 July. He held nothing in Norfolk. Date of death and heir as above [no.76].

79 SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Lindsey. 19 July 1406. He held nothing in Suffolk. Date of death and heir as above [no.76].

80 Writ 20 May 1406. DORSET. Inquisition. Blandford Forum. 18 June. He held nothing in Dorset. Date of death and heir as above [no.76].

81 Writ 20 May 1406. WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 7 July. He held nothing in Worcestershire. Date of death and heir as above [no.74].

C 137/54, no.32 E 149/88, no.11


Roger married before 1384.1


Sources


1 Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton, "The Clopton Chronicles, the Ancestors and Descendants of Sir Thomas Clopton, Knt., & Katherine Mylde," database(http://sites.rootsweb.com/~clopton/peche.htm : accessed 28 Dec 2019).

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Jr. Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall, <i>Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before 1700: Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Other Historical Individuals</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004 (Reprint)), 85:33.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), II; p. 45.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 15 Richard II: 368-386.

5 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 15 Richard II: 77-93.

6 J. S. Roskell and L. Clark, editors, <i>The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1386-1421 </i>, 4 Volumes (N.p.: Boydell and Brewer, 1993).

7 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 19 Henry IV: 13-27.

8 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 14 Edward III: 129-143.

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