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William de Beauchamp, II

Birthplace: Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Death: circa 1197 (50-59)
Immediate Family:

Son of William of Elmley, 1st Baron of Beauchamp and Bertha de Beauchamp
Husband of Avice de Beauchamp, Lady of Salwarpe
Partner of Unknown de Salwarpe?, Mistress 1
Father of Juliana, illgt. daughter of William II de Beauchamp; William de Beauchamp and Walter de Beauchamp, III
Brother of Maud (Matilda) de Beauchamp; Emma de Sudeley; Robert de Beauchamp; Peter de Beauchamp; John de Beauchamp and 1 other

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William II de Beauchamp

From Medlands:

WILLIAM [II] de Beauchamp, son of WILLIAM [I] de Beauchamp & his wife Bertha de Briouse (-1197). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "Willelmus de Bello Campo" paying "lxx s de militibus, quos tenet de Rege in diversis comitatius, vii milites" in Worcestershire[927]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], records "Willelmo de Bello Campo" paying "vii l de toto sentagio quod promisit domino Regi" in Worcestershire[928]. The Annals of Worcester record the death in 1197 of “Willelmus de Bello Campo”[929].

m AMICE, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. The introduction to the Beauchamp Cartulary states that it is clear from the cartulary of Westwood priory that "Amice (or Avice) ‘lady of Salwarpe’ was the mother of William [II]’s heir and other children"[930]. The Rotuli Curiæ Regis record a claim in 1198 by "Amic de Bello Campo" against "Will de Brause" relating to land in Oxfordshire[931].

[Mistress (1): --- de Salwarpe, sister of Odo de Salwarpe, daughter of ---. The identity of the mother of Juliana, daughter of William [II] de Beauchamp, is suggested by the three charters quoted below. The implication of the documents is that Juliana was illegitimate, and that the grant of property made by William [II] de Beauchamp to Odo de Salwarpe under the first document amounted to compensation for getting his sister pregnant, on the understanding that the property in question would later be transmitted to his [illegitimate] daughter, the transfer being effected by the second document and confirmed by the third. However, see the reference under Amice, wife of William [II] de Beauchamp, to her being “lady of Salwarpe” which, if correct, suggests that this possible mistress may have been the same person as his wife.]

William [II] & his wife had two children:

1. WILLIAM [III] de Beauchamp

2. WALTER [III] de Beauchamp

William [II] had one [probably illegitimate] child by [Mistress (1)]:

3. JULIANA . "Willelmus de Bello Campo" granted land previously held by "magister Alvricus cocus" to "Odoni de Salewarp fideli meo" by charter dated to [1170/97][985]. "Odo de Salewarp" granted "totam terram meam de Stolton" to "Juliane [nepote/nepte] mee filie Willelmi de Bello Campo" by charter dated to [1170/97][986]. "Odo de Salewarp" confirmed "totam terram…in villa de Stoltoni que fuit Alvrici coci cum terra de Sudwode" to "Juliane filie Willelmi de Bello Campo et [nepos/nepte] mee" by charter dated to [1170/97][987].

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Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Elmley Castle, Elmley, Worcestershire, England
Age 55