John Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp of Somerset

Arms of Beauchamp of Hatch: Vair. These arms suggest that the family of Beauchamp of Hatch was unrelated to the family of Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick from 1267, which bore arms: Gules, a fesse between six cross crosslets or[1]

John de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Beauchamp "de Somerset" (25 July 1274 – October/December 1336),[2] was feudal baron of Hatch Beauchamp[1] in Somerset.


He was born on 25 July 1274, the son and heir of John de Beauchamp (died 1283),[3] feudal baron of Hatch, seated at Hatch Beauchamp in Somerset, by his wife Cicely de Vivonne/de Forz (died 1320), one of the four daughters and co-heiresses of William de Vivonne/de Forz (died 1259), who had held a half share of the feudal barony of Curry Mallet in Somerset.[4] Cicely thus inherited a one-eighth share of the barony of Curry Malet.


In 1299 he was created by writ Baron Beauchamp "de Somerset".

Marriage and childrenEdit

At some time before 1301 he married Joan Chenduit, by whom he had issue including:


He died between October and December 1336.


  1. ^ a b Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.51, note 2
  2. ^ a b "- Person Page 1982". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  3. ^ Sanders, p.51
  4. ^ Sanders, pp. 38–9
  5. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, III, p.344