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Walter [III] de Beauchamp
(Abt 1195/1197-1236)
Joan de Mortimer
(Abt 1190-1225)
William [IV] Mauduit Chamberlain of the Exchequer
(Abt 1196-Bef 1257)
Alice of Warwick
(Abt 1196-Between 1247/1263)
William [IV] de Beauchamp
(-Between 1268/1268)
Isabel Mauduit
(Abt 1227-Bef 1267)
Walter de Beauchamp of Alcester
(Abt 1243-1303)


Family Links

1. Alice de Tosny

Walter de Beauchamp of Alcester 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1243
  • Marriage (1): Alice de Tosny 1
  • Died: 16 Feb 1303 aged about 60

  General Notes:

WALTER de Beauchamp of Alcester. "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted "totum manerium meum de la Holte…cum advocatione ecclesie eiusdem" to "Johanni filio meo", with default to "Waltero fratri suo minori", by charter dated to [1258/69]. "Walterus filius Willelmi de Bello Campo" issued a quitclaim relating to "terra…in Schirrevelench" granted to him by his father by charter dated to [1259/69], witnessed by "Jacobo de Bello Campo…". The will of "William de Beauchamp", dated 7 Jan 1268, bequeathed property to "Walter my son...Joane my daughter...Isabel my daughter...Sibill my daughter...Sarah my daughter...William my eldest daughter the countess his wife...Isabel my wife..." .

m ALICE de Tosny, daughter of RAOUL [VI] de Tosny & his wife Pernel de Lacy. Pope Nicholas IV granted dispensation to "Walter de Bello Campo" and "Alice daughter of Ralph de Tonny to remain in the marriage they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred", and declared "their offspring legitimate", dated 23 Sep 1289.


• Title: Lord of Elmley; Steward of the Household of King Edward I; Constable of Gloucester Castle.

• Manorial Estate, 1303, Kemerton Manor, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20, GB. 4 In 1190 John de Bonville held 2 knight's fees in Kemerton, presumably the whole of Girard's former estate, but by the early 13th century the manor seems to have been divided between two branches of the Fécamp family. One part, described as half the manor and 1 knight's fee, was held by Nicholas de Fécamp. It passed to the Crown by reason of the escheat of the Normans, and in 1240 was granted to Robert de Mucegros, lord of Boddington,who in 1235 had held the land at farm from Nicholas de Fécamp, and later from the Crown during the minority of Nicholas's heirs. Robert died in 1254 and his half of the manor passed to his son, John (d. c. 1275), and then to John's son, Robert who died in 1280, leaving as his heir a daughter Hawise aged 4 years. Hawise married three times: first William de Mortimer (d. c. 1297), then John de Ferrers, who held the fee in 1303, and thirdly, before 1316, John de Bures. Hawise's inheritance was later disputed between the children of her second and third marriages, and although John de Bures (d. 1350) was recorded as holding the Mucegros half of Kemerton manor, the fact that in 1346 John de Ferrers, grandson of Hawise and her second husband, was given as the holder of the fee suggests that the title was even then in dispute. In 1357 an agreement was reached by which the Mucegros manors were divided between the two families, Kemerton being confirmed to the daughter and son-in-law of Hawise and John de Bures, Katherine and Giles Beauchamp (d. 1361), son of Walter Beauchamp of Powicke.

The other half of the manor was held in the early 13th century by Henry FitzGerald. In 1218 he was granted a market at Kemerton, and in 1229 disputed the advowson of the church with Nicholas de Fécamp. Henry had acquired the estate by marriage with Ermentrude Talbot, whose interest may have stemmed from an earlier division of the manor between members of the Fécamp family. Henry died c. 1231 and his lands reverted to the Talbots. Euphemia Talbot, presumably the daughter of Robert de Fécamp, who was probably the Euphemia of Kemerton mentioned in 1210, held the estate at her death in 1240 when she was succeeded by her son, Gerard Talbot. Earlier, in 1237, Gerard's brother William Talbot had had an interest in the advowson of Kemerton church. In 1263 Robert de Stuteville held the fee, and in 1281 rights in it were exercised by Nicholas of Mitton, who was described as the partner of Robert de Mucegros in the town. By the end of the century, however, the Talbot inheritance seems to have been divided between the two sons of William Beauchamp, who was lord of the near-by manor of Elmley Castle (Worcs.). The elder son, William Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, held lands in demesne in Kemerton as early as 1287 when his claim to free warren in them was upheld, and at his death in 1297 he was seised of a quarter of the manor. The other quarter of the manor was held by his brother, Walter Beauchamp of Powicke, in 1303; it was later claimed that Walter had been granted his lands in Kemerton by his father, but part at least was granted by Simon the chamberlain c. 1300. After Walter's death his estate was held in dower by his wife, Alice, and after her death it presumably passed to their son, Giles Beauchamp, who through his wife, Katherine de Bures, had acquired the Mucegros half of the manor.

Walter married Alice de Tosny, daughter of Raoul [VI] de Tosny and Pernel de Lacy.1


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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)), 84:29.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), II, p. 44, p. 231.

4 <i>A History of the County of Gloucestershire</i>, 11 (London: Victoria County History, 1968), 8: 209-220.

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