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Sir Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, Count of Aumale, KG

Birthplace: Salwarpe, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: April 30, 1439 (57)
Rouen, Upper-Normandy, France (died at The Siege of Meaux)
Place of Burial: Warwick, Warwickshire, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick and Margaret Beauchamp, Countess Warwick
Husband of Elizabeth Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick and Lady Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Worcester
Father of Margaret Talbot (de Beauchamp), Countess Talbot; Eleanor de Beauchamp, Lady Rokesley; Elizabeth de Beauchamp of Warwick; Sir Edmund de Beauchamp, Marquis of Dorset; Henry de Beauchamp, 14th Earl and 1st Duke of Warwick and 1 other
Brother of Margaret de Beauchamp and Katherine Beauchamp

Occupation: Nobleman, English Peerage, Count of Aumale, Earl of Warwick, Knight of the Garter, , Captain of Calais, Knight, , Earl of Worcester
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About Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick

"Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, Count of Aumale, KG (23 January 1382 – 30 April 1439) was an English medieval nobleman and military commander."




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Sir Richard de Beauchamp
Birth 28 Jan 1382 Warwick, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England
Death 30 Apr 1439 (aged 57) Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Burial St. Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England
Memorial ID 5836

<Source>; Richard Beauchamp LYTV-DRL; Brief Life History

Richard de Beauchamp, Earl of Worcester, KB (c. 1394 – c. 18 March 1421/1422) was an English peer.
The only son of William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and Joan de Beauchamp, Baroness Bergavenny. William Beauchamp was the fourth son of the Earl of Warwick, and he had purchased the marcher lordship of Bergavenny from the Hastings family shortly before it died out in the male line. Joan FitzAlan was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, who was executed by Richard II shortly before the latter's deposition. Joan was married to William in 1392 when she was 17 and he 55. There were certainly political dimensions as both families had been involved in the Lords Appellant and were also major landowners in the West Midlands and the Welsh Marches.

Documentation about Richard Beauchamp's life, particularly his young life, is scarce. His father died when he was 17, but he was outlived by his mother. Due to a conveyance executed by his parents and their lawyers, a few years before his father's death, the Bergavenny entail was temporarily broken. Joan Beauchamp would enjoy by jointure and survivorship rights for life to the entirety of the lordship of Bergavenny; the lordship, castle, manor, town and all lands attached to the lordship were hers for life, rather than passing to his son in full or 2/3rds during his mother's life.

During her widowhood (1411 - 1435) Richard's mother Joan enjoyed ownership of the lordship, castle, manor, town, appurtenances and attached lands, acquired an armed, liveried following and actively sought to expand her holdings. In legal documents, she was referred to as "Domina de Bergavenny" ("domina" being Latin feminine for "lord" or "dominus" and thus carrying a stronger connotation than "lady" in English which typically implied a style, not a title"). After his majority in 1416, Richard was never summoned to parliament as the lord of Bergavenny although his father had been, and his descendants would.

On 27 July 1411, he married Lady Isabel le Despenser, daughter of Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester, and great-granddaughter of Edward III. They had one child, Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, later 3rd Baroness Bergavenny, who married Sir Edward Neville, later 1st Baron Bergavenny. He was joint Warden of the Welsh Marches in 1415, and a captain of lances and archers in Normandy in 1418. In February 1420/1, he was created Earl of Worcester.[2]

Worcester was mortally wounded on 18 March 1421/2 at the Siege of Meaux and died soon after. His body was taken back to England and he was buried on 25 April 1422 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. His daughter inherited his estates, although she didn't inherit Bergavenny until her grandmother, whose sole heir she was, died in 1435.,_1st_Earl_of_Worcester

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Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick's Timeline

January 28, 1382
Salwarpe, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
March 25, 1404
England, United Kingdom
Wedgnock Park, Warwickshire, England
September 1407
Walthamstow, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
September 16, 1417
Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
March 22, 1424
Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England
July 13, 1426
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
April 30, 1439
Age 57
Rouen, Upper-Normandy, France
October 4, 1439
Age 57
St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, UK