Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [chaas2.ged] 1. WFT Volume 6, Tree #2488 2. From "Ancestors of Paul Bailey McBride" (Internet): REF FarisPA. Of Magna Charta Surety descent and descendant of Charlemagne. REF FarisPA. Baron of Salwarpe, Worcester, of Hanslope, Buckingham, of Flamstead, Hertford, and of Warwick, Warwick. 3. "Ancestors of Homer Beers James" (Internet) Beauchamp Line (Earls of Warwick) Ref: "The Ligon Family in England" Ref: Burke, pp. 29-34: Thomas de Beauchamp, 3rd Earl, regarding whom we find King Edward II. in two years subsequently soliciting a dispensation from the Pope, to enable him to marry his cousin, Catherine, daughter of Roger de Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore, under whose guardianship the young earl had been placed; an alliance eventually formed, when his lordship had completed his fifteenth year. In two years, afterwards, the earl by special license from the crown, was allowed to do homage, and to assume the hereditary offices of Sheriff of Worcestershire, and Chamberlain of the Exchequer. This nobleman sustained in the brilliant reign of Edward III. the high military renown of his illustrious progenitor, and became distinguished in arms almost from boyhood. So early as the third year of that monarch, he commanded the left wing of the king's army at Wyzonfosse, where Edward proposed to give the French battle, and from that period was the constant companion of the king, and his gallant son, in all their splendid campaigns. At Cressy, he had a principal command in the van of the English army, under the Prince of Wales, and at Poitiers, where Dugdale says he fought so long and so stoutly, that his hand was galled with the exercise of his sword and pole-axe; he personally took William de Melleun, Archbishop of Sens, prisoner, for whose ransom he obtained 8,000 marks. After these heroic achievements in France, the earl was arrayed under the banner of the cross, and reaped fresh laurels on the plains of Palestine, whence upon his return he brought home the son of the King of Lithuania, answering for the new convert himself at the baptismal font; for his lordship was not more distinguished by his valor than his piety, as his numerous and liberal donations to the church while living, and bequests at his decease, testify. He rebuilt the walls of Warwick Castle, which had been demolished in the time of the Mauduits; adding fortified gateways, and embattled towers; he likewise founded the choir of the collegiate church of St. Mary, built a booth hall in the market place, and made the town of Warwick toll free. He was a Knight of the Garter, being one of the original knights. He died November 13, 1369, of the plague in Calais. He had issue, and he was succeeded by his son, Thomas. 4. "Magna Carta Sureties, 1215" pg. 11,117: Knight of the Garter (K.G.) 23 April 1349
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