Beetham, Edward (1415 - 1471/2)

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1415
Death Date: 1472-02-22

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.

Primary Title



  • Knight
    Assumed By 1446-08-11
    Vacated 1471/2-02-22

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
MP, Westmorland 1445 1446
MP, Westmorland 1449 n.d.
JP, Westmorland 1470/1 1471/2 Held office until death
JP, Lancashire 1470/1 1471/2 Held office until death

General Lands Note

Livery of Westmorland lands 11 Aug. 1446

Details of Properties


  • Beetham Hall, Westmorland
    Acquired: 1446-08-11
    Divested: 1471/2-02-22


  • Lancashire
  • Westmorland: Beetham, Burton & Hazleslack Manors
    Acquired: 1446-08-11
    Divested: 1471/2-02-22
  • Westmorland: Farleton & Witherslack

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1449-1449 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Sir Edward Beetham's Minstrel

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir Edward Beetham's Minstrel Beetham, Edward (1415 - 1472) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Beetham Hall Westmorland Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward IV – Henry VI [1467–77]. London: HMSO, 1900.
Calendar of the Close Rolls, Edward IV [1461–76]. 2 vols. London: HMSO, 1949–53.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Curwen, John F. 'Beetham Hall.' Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society ns 4 (1904): 225–32.
Lowis, David. Divers Dissensions: A History of the Betham Family of Westmorland. Appleby-in-Westmorland: npub, 2005.
Nicolson, Joseph, and Richard Burn. The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 2 vols. London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777.
Wedgwood, Josiah C., and Anne D. Holt. The History of Parliament: Biographies of the Members of the Commons House 1439–1509. London: HMSO, 1936.