Earl of Warwick Thomas BEAUCHAMP

Earl of Warwick Thomas BEAUCHAMP

Male Abt 1313 - 1369  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name Thomas BEAUCHAMP 
    Title Earl of Warwick 
    Born Abt 14 Feb 1312/13  Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1369  Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried St. Mary's Church, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19832  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    Father Guy de BEAUCHAMP,   b. Abt 1272,   d. 12 Aug 1315  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Alice de TOENI 
    Family ID F07525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine MORTIMER,   d. 4 Aug 1369 
     1. Maud BEAUCHAMP,   d. 1403
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F07520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Warwick Castle, home of several generations of our ancestors. This family line comes down to Jeremy Clarke, who came to America in 1639 and settled in Newport, RI, as one of the original settlers. He signed the Portsmouth Compact in 1639, along with several of our other ancestors. Jeremy is a direct descendant of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile, through their daughter Joan Plantagenet, who died in 1307.

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:
      Thomas was the 11th Earl of Warwick.

      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.

      He was Marshall of England from 1343/4 until 1369, and was one of the commanders at the great English victories at Crécy 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).

      Thomas and Katherine had five sons and ten daughters. He died of the black death three months after his wife died.

      From the website of Warwick Castle:
      "Thomas Beauchamp (1329-69), who next inherited the Earldom, came of age around the time of the outbreak of the Hundred Years War with France. In 1337 King Edward III restated his claim to the French throne and the long conflict began. Thomas emerged as one of the King’s favoured commanders. He fought at the Battle of Crecy (1346) and the Battle of Poitiers (1356), and was amongst the first men to be made a Knight of the Garter. Thomas made his fortunes in France ransoming French political prisoners and he started a massive reconstruction of Warwick Castle. He began the building of the towers which still stand today."

  • Sources 
    1. [S013738] Wikipedia.