William de Beauchamp 9th Baron de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick
- Born: 1237, Elmley Castle, Gloucester, England
- Marriage: Maud Fitz John before 25 May 1261 in Elmley Castle, Gloucester, England 141,721,749,760
- Died: 5 or 9 Jun 1298, Elmley Castle, Gloucester, England at age 61 141,721
- Buried: Jun 1298, Friars Minor, Worcester, England 141,721
~ The Inquisitions Post Mortem for the County of Worcester, Part I, p. viii 749
~ Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 74:30, William de Beauchamp married Maud Fitz John, and they were the parents of Isabel de Beauchamp. William was the ninth earl of Warwick and the son of Isabel Mauduit and her husband William de Beauchamp, fifth earl of Warwick. 160
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William de Beauchamp inherited not only the feudal barony of Elmley from his father, but also the Earldom of Warwich (originally brought to his family from the Newburghs) and the barony of Hanslape (brought to his family from the Mauduits). William was a distinguished captain the Welsh and Scottish wars of King Edward I. He married Maude, widow of Girard de Furnival and one of the four daughter and co-heiresses of Richard Fitz John, son of John Fitz Geffery, chief justice of Ireland, by whom he had the following children:
Guy Beauchamp, his successor
Isabel Beauchamp, who married Peter Chaworth
Margaret Beauchamp, married to John Sudley
Anne and Amy Beauchamp who became nuns of Shouldham, in Norfolk, a monastery found by his lordship's maternal great grandfather.
~Burke's General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland and Scotland, extinct, dormant and in abeyance, pg. 31
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William de Beaucham, Earl of Warwick, nephew and heir of William Mauduit, being 1st son and heir apparent of William de Beauchamp, of Elmley, co. Worcester, by Isabel (who died before 1268), only sister of the said Earl William, was said to be aged 26-30 in 1268. He inherited the office of Chamberlain of the Exchequer from the Mauduit family and did homage for the lands of the Earldom of Warwick, 9 Feb 1267/8. On his father's death, between 7 Jan and 21 April 1268, he succeeded him at Elmley and also as hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire and Hereditary Pander at the King's Coronation. He was one of the pledges for Robert Ferrers, late Earl of Derby, in 1269.
William de Beauchamp was the keeper of the Forest of Dean, 1270; and a Commissioner to treat with Llywelyn concerning incidents on the Welsh border, 16 Oct 1270 and 14 Apr 1274. He was present at the Council at Westminster, 12 Nov 1276, which gave judgment against Llywelyn. He was Captain of the counties of Chester and Lancaster, 16 Nov 1276. He was summoned for service against the Welsh, 1277-94, against the Scots, 1296-98, and beyond seas, 1297, and to the Assembly at Shrewsbury, 1283. He was present when Alexander, King of Scotland, did homage to Edward I at Westminster, 29 Sep 1278; and took part in the siege and capture of Dryglwyn, co. Carmarthen, Aug-Sep 1282. He won a fine victory over the Welsh, under Madog ap Llywelyn, at Maes Moydog, co. Montgomery, 5 Mar 1294/5; and was one of the leaders of the force which, under the Earl of Surrey, defeated the Scots at Dunbar, 27 Apr 1296. He was Constable of Rockingham Castle and Steward of the forest between Oxford and Stamford, 16 Jul 1297 until his death. During the King's absence in Flanders (Aug 1297-Mar 1297/8) he was a member of Prince Edward's Council.
William de Beauchamp married Maud, widow of Sir Gerard de Furnivalle, of Sheffield, Yorks, Worksop, Notts, &c. (who died s.p. before 18 Oct 1261), sister and coheir of Richard Fitz John, Lord Fitz John (who died s.p. shortly before 5 Aug 1297), being 1st daughter of Sir John Fitz Geoffrey, of Shere, Surrey, Fambridge, Essex, &c., Justiciar of Ireland, by Isabel, daughter of Hugh le Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk. William died 5 or 9 Jun 1298 at Elmley and was buried 22 Jun in the Friars Minor, Worcester. Maud died 16 or 18 Apr 1301 and was buried 7 May along side of him.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIB, (Warwick), pp. 369-370
William married Maud Fitz John, daughter of Sir John Fitz Geoffrey Justiciar of Ireland and Isabel le Bigod, before 25 May 1261 in Elmley Castle, Gloucester, England 141,721,749.,760 (Maud Fitz John was born in 1244-1250 in Bernard Castle, , Warwickshire, England, died about 18 Apr 1301 in Worcestershire, England 141 and was buried in Grey Friars, Worcestershire, England.)