Biography of Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick

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On 13 Jul 1426 Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick was born to Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick and Isabel Despencer Countess Warwick, Countess Worcester at Caversham Castle.

In 1434 Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury and Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick were married.

Warwick Succeeds

On 03 Jan 1448 Anne Beauchamp 15th Countess Warwick died at Ewelme aged four whilst in the care of Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk. After a prolonged legal dispute between her three half-aunts, and her full aunt, the courts decided her full aunt Anne Beauchamp should succeed; Anne Beauchamp succeeded as 16th Countess Warwick. Her husband Richard Neville became jure uxoris 16th Earl Warwick (1C 1088); the first step on his journey to becoming Kingmaker. The decision of the court was not subscribed to by Edmund Beaufort Earl Somerset who was married to Anne's half-sister Eleanor; he wanted his share of the considerable Beauchamp inheritance. .

On 05 Sep 1451 Isabel Neville was born to Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury and Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick at Warwick Castle.

On 11 Jun 1456 Anne Neville Queen Consort England was born to Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury and Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick.

Anne Neville declared Legally Dead

In 1474 Parliament declared Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick legally dead (she lived until 1492) so that Edward IV's two younger brothers George and the Richard, who had married Anne Beauchamp's daughters, Isabel and Anne respectively, could enjoy the significant Beauchamp inheritance after her husband Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury had been killed at the Battle of Barnet in 1471. !Some of the inhertance should have been given to George Neville 1st Duke Bedford but he was only thirteen at the time; his father John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu, younger brother of Warwick the Kingmaker, had also been killed at the Battle of Barnet. He, George Neville 1st Duke Bedford, died in 1483 aged twenty-one somewhat conveniently after the death of Edward IV King England and before Richard III King England acceded to the throne. Curiously the Act of Parliament described Richard III King England enjoying the inheritance as long as there were Neville living heirs male. Upon the death of George Neville 1st Duke Bedford the Neville heir male was Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape born 1468 whose wardship was held by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier. .

In 1486 Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick resided at Beaulieu Abbey.

On 20 Sep 1492 Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick died.

The Beauchamp Family, pronounced bee-cham, meaning 'beautiful field(s)', is of French or Norman, origin. Earls of Warwick from 1088. Ultimately the male line ended with Henry Beauchamp 1st Duke Warwick whose daughter died young. The inheritance passed, after a legal challenge by her half-sisters, to Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick who had married Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury giving him, unexpectedly, an Earldom, his first of two by which he became "Kingmaker", attracting the enmity of Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset, his half-brother-in-law who believed he was entitled to a share of the inheritance. The enmity was one of the causes of the Wars of the Roses.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Beauchamp

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 2 Grand Daughter of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 12th Earl Warwick Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alice Tosny Countess Warwick Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Tosny Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Bohun

Great GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore Great x 2 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Piers Geneville

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Lusignan Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandMother: Margaret Ferrers Countess Warwick Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: William Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ellen or Margaret Segrave Baroness Ferrers Groby

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Clare Lady Verdun Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Margaret Umfraville Baroness Ferrers Groby

Mother: Isabel Despencer Countess Warwick, Countess Worcester Great Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer, 3rd Baron Burghesh Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward Despencer Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh "Younger" Despencer Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Clare Baroness Zouche Mortimer Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Ferrers Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ellen or Margaret Segrave Baroness Ferrers Groby

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Burghesh Countess Kildare Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Cecily Weyland Baroness Burghesh

GrandMother: Constance York Countess Gloucester Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York Son Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward III King England Son Edward II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward II King England Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland Great x 4 Grandson Stephen I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Valois Count Zeeland, Count Holland, Count Avesnes, Count Hainault Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Isabella of Castile Duchess York Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Peter "Cruel" I King Castile Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso "Avenger" XI King Castile Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Constanza Manuel Queen Consort Castile

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maria Padilla

Great x 3 GrandFather: Juan García Padilla 1st Lord Villagera

Great x 3 GrandMother: María González Henestrosa Lady Villagera