Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [chaas2.ged] 1. WFT Volume 11, Tree #1738 2. "Magna Carta Sureties, 1215" pg. 10: 10th Earl of Warwick 3. "Ancestors of Homer Beers James" (Internet) Beauchamp Line (Earls of Warwick) Ref: "The Ligon Family in England" Ref: Burke, pp. 29-34: Guy de Beauchamp, his successor, 2nd Earl, so called in memory of his celebrated predecessor, the Saxon, Guy, Earl of Warwick. He acquired high military renown in the martial reign of Edward I., distinguishing himself at the battle of Falkirk, for which he was rewarded with extensive grants of lands in Scotland, at the siege of Caerlaverock, and upon different occasions beyond the sea. In the reign of Edward II. he likewise played a very important part. In 1310 he was in the commission appointed by parliament to draw up regulations for "the well governing of the kingdom and of the king's household," in consequence of the corrupt influence exercised at that period by Piers Gaveston, in the affairs of the realm, through the unbounded partiality of the king; and in two years afterwards, when that unhappy favorite fell into the hands of his enemies upon the surrender of Scarborough Castle, his lordship violently seized upon his person, and after a summary trial, caused him to be beheaded at Blacklow Hill, near Warwick. The earl's hostility to Gaveston is said to have been much increased by learning that the favorite had nicknamed him "the Black Dog of Ardenne." For this unwarrantable proceeding his lordship, and all others concerned therein, received within two years the royal pardon, but he is supposed to have eventually perished by poison, administered in revenge by the partisans of Gaveston. The earl married Alice, relict of Thomas de Layboiurne, daughter (by Alice de Bohun) of Ralph de Toni, of Flamsted, co. Herts, and sister and heiress of Robert de Toni, by whom he had issue as follows: 1. Thomas de Beauchamp, his successor, 3rd Earl. 2. John de Beauchamp, d.s.p. 3. Maud Beauchamp, married Geoffrey Say, Lord Say. 4. Emma Beauchamp, married Rowland Odingsels. 5. Isabel Beauchamp, married John Clinton. 6. Elizabeth Beauchamp, married Thomas Astley, Knight. 7. Lucia, married Robert or Roger de Napton.
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