Beaumont, John (1409 - 1460)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1409 (possibly born in this year)
Death Date: 1460-07-10 (killed at the battle of Northampton)

Notes

Succeeded to title and estates in minority; wardship granted to Henry Beaufort (d 1447), Bishop of Winchester 1413--30; marriage granted in 1425 to Sir John Radcliffe. Granted wardship of Henry Grey, 7th Baron Grey (of Codnor) 8 Feb. 1451/2

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: by 1436-7-3
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Married between 24 July 1425 and this date
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: by 1443-8-25
    Union ended: n.d.

Offspring

From Phelip, Elizabeth ( - 1441)

  1. Male offspring: Beaumont, Henry (d. 1460)
  2. Female offspring: Beaumont, Joan (d. 1466)

Primary Title

1st Viscount Beaumont

Titles

  • 6th Baron Beaumont
    Assumed 1413-06
    Vacated 1460-07-10
  • 1st Viscount Beaumont
    Assumed 1439/40-02-12
    Vacated 1460-07-10
  • Knight of the Garter
    Assumed 1441 (possibly elected to the order in 1442)
    Vacated 1460-07-10

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
JP, Lincolnshire 1432 1460
Privy Councillor, England 1434 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Lincolnshire 1435/6 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Leicestershire 1435/6 n.d.
JP, Leicestershire 1436 1460
Steward, Leicestershire 1436/7-1-5 n.d. Part of the Duchy of Lancaster
Steward, Leicestershire 1436/7-1-5 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Kent 1440 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Nottinghamshire 1440 n.d.
Steward, Lincolnshire after 1440 1460 Granted for life; part of the Duchy of Lancaster
Steward, Lincolnshire 1440-5-16 1460 For life 1450
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Middlesex 1441 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Surrey 1441 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Essex 1441 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, London 1441 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Northamptonshire 1444 n.d.
Constable of England, England by 1445-11-12 1450
Steward, Warwickshire ca. 1446 n.d. Part of Margaret of Anjou's dower lands
Steward, Leicestershire ca. 1446 n.d. Part of Margaret of Anjou's dower lands
Steward, Staffordshire ca. 1446 n.d. Part of Margaret of Anjou's dower lands
Keeper, Channel Isles 1446/7-2-24 n.d. Held jointly
Keeper, Devon 1446/7-2-24 n.d. Held jointly.
Lord Great Chamberlain, England 1450-5-6 1460-07-10 For life
Steward, Lincolnshire 1451-6-7 1460-07-10 For life
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Suffolk 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Essex 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Northamptonshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Huntingdonshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Buckinghamshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Wales 1452 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Oxfordshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Lincolnshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Cambridgeshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Bedfordshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Kent 1452 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Rutland 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Norfolk 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Hertfordshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Berkshire 1452 1453
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Yorkshire 1452/3 n.d.
Keeper, Lincolnshire 1452/3-1-30 n.d. Held jointly
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Yorkshire: North Riding 1453 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Newcastle upon Tyne 1454 n.d.
Chief Steward, England 1456/7-1-20 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Herefordshire 1456/7 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Worcestershire 1456/7 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Gloucestershire 1456/7 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Rutland 1457 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Lincolnshire 1457 1460
Commissioner of Array, Leicestershire 1457 n.d.
JP, Nottinghamshire 1458 1459
JP, Rutland 1458 1459
Commissioner of Array, Leicestershire 1459 1460
Commissioner of Array, Nottinghamshire 1459 1460
Commissioner of Array, Rutland 1459 1460
Commissioner of Array, Northamptonshire 1459 1460
Commissioner of Array, Derbyshire 1459 1460
Commissioner of Array, Yorkshire 1459 1460
Commissioner of Array, Norfolk 1459 1460
Steward, Lincolnshire 1459-12-19 1460-07-10 For life
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Kent 1459/60 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, England 1459/60 n.d. Lands late of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Richard, Earl of Warwick, and RIchard, Earl of Salisbury
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Wales 1459/60 n.d.
JP, Suffolk 1459/60 n.d.
JP, Norfolk 1459/60 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, York 1460 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Suffolk 1460 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Northamptonshire 1460 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Norfolk 1460 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Rutland 1460 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Nottinghamshire 1460 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Leicestershire 1460 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Lincolnshire 1460 n.d.

General Lands Note

Inherited Beaumont lands 1430; inherited father-in-law’s lands in Norfolk, Suffolk & Lincolnshire 1441

Details of Properties

Residence

Lands

  • Leicestershire
    Acquired: 1430
    Patrimony
  • Lincolnshire
    Acquired: 1430
    Patrimony; acquired further lands via 1st marriage, 1441
  • Norfolk
    Acquired: 1441
    Acquired via 1st marriage
  • Suffolk
    Acquired: 1441
    Acquired via marriage

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1448-1448 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Lord Beaumont's Minstrels
Performance 1449-1449 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Lord Beaumont's Minstrels
Performance 1448-1448 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Viscount Beaumont's Minstrel
Performance 1449-1449 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Viscount Beaumont's Minstrel/s

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lord Beaumont's Minstrels Beaumont, John (1409 - 1460) Entertainers/Minstrels 2
Viscount Beaumont's Minstrel Beaumont, John (1409 - 1460) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Viscount Beaumont's Minstrel/s Beaumont, John (1409 - 1460) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Folkingham Castle Lincolnshire Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VI [1422–61]. 6 vols. London: HMSO, 1901–11.
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.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)