Margaret de Vere
Margaret de Vere
Earls Colne, Braintree District, Essex, England
|Died||15 June 1398|
Newgate, City of London, Greater London, England
|Noble family||De Vere|
|Spouse(s)||Henry de Beaumont, 3rd Baron Beaumont|
Sir Nicholas de Loveyne
Sir John Devereux
John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont
Nicholas de Loveyne
Margaret de Loveyne
|Father||John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford|
|Mother||Maud de Badlesmere|
First Marriage and familyEdit
Margaret's first marriage was to Henry de Beaumont, 3rd Baron Beaumont. They had one child:
- John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont (1361-1396).
Henry died on 25 July 1369, leaving extensive property in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire.
On 26 October 1369, the escheator of Lincolnshire was ordered to deliver to Margaret the manors of Heckington and Stewton along with two messuages at Lincoln, which the King had assigned to her as her dower. The King had taken Margaret's oath that she would not remarry without his licence. It appears that Margaret's claims to a share of Henry's assets were not fully resolved until much later, as on 14 October 1375 her attorneys were instructed in relation to her claims for dower.
Second Marriage and familyEdit
Margaret's second husband was Sir Nicholas de Loveyne. As their son Nicholas was described as aged “5 years and more” in 1375, his parents had presumably married at the end of 1369 or early in 1370.
Margaret and Nicholas had two children:
- Nicholas de Loveyne (c. 1370)
- Margaret de Loveyne (c.1372-1408)
Sir Nicholas died on 24 September 1375.
Third Marriage and familyEdit
Margaret's third marriage was to Sir John Devereux.
Their two children were:
- John Devereux
- Joan Devereux
Sir John Devereux died on 22 February 1392/3.
On 25 February 1393/4, the escheator of Buckinghamshire was instructed to assign dower to Margaret, as widow of Sir John.
Margaret died in 1398. Contemporary sources differ about the precise date. One of the writs that were issued on 20 June for an Inquisition Post Mortem stated that she had died on the Tuesday after the Nativity of John the Baptist (i.e. on 25 June 1398, which is later than the date of the writ itself). However, another two writs also dated 20 June give her date of death as Saturday after St Barnabas (i.e. 15 June 1398), which is clearly the more credible version.
On 12 October 1398, the escheators of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk were ordered to take into custody on behalf of the King land that Margaret had held at the time of her death.
|Ancestors of Margaret de Vere|
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol. 12, No. 321.
- Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III, Vol. 13, 1369-1374, pages 62-3.
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol. 12, No. 321, page 296.
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol. 14, No. 172.
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol. 16, No. 172.
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol. 17, Nos. 785 & 1013.
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol. 17, No. 332.
- Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II, Vol. 5, 1392-1396, p. 206.
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol.17, No. 998.
- Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1st series, Vol.17, Nos. 999 & 1000
- Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge (1922). Collectanea Franciscana II. Manchester: Manchester University Press. p. 81.
- Calendar of Fine Rolls, Vol. 11, Richard II, 1391-1399, pages 271-2.