BEAUCHAMP

RICHARD DE BEAUCHAMP, 13TH EARL OF WARWICK (1382-1439), was the son of Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick and Margaret Ferrers. By the terms of Henry V’s will, he was made guardian to the infant King Henry VI. He married Elizabeth de Berkeley, with whom he had three daughters: Margaret, Countess of Shrewsbury (portrayed as Cecylee’s dearest friend and confidante in ONE SEED), Eleanor, Countess of Somerset (a great friend to Queen Marguerite d’Anjou) and Elizabeth, Lady Latimer “Lisette” (portrayed as one of Cecylee’s worst enemies in ONE SEED). By his second wife Isabel le Despencer, he had two children, Henry, who succeeded him as 14th Earl, and Anne, 16th Countess of Warwick who was married to Richard Neville, son and heir of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury.
LADY MARGARET BEAUCHAMP, COUNTESS OF SHREWSBURY (1404-1468), eldest daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and his first wife Elizabeth de Berkeley. In 1425, she was married to John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. They had five children, including Lady Eleanor Talbot, the first wife of Edward IV.
LADY ELEANOR BEAUCHAMP, DUCHESS OF SOMERSET (1407-1467), second daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and Elizabeth de Berkeley. She was the wife of Richard’s nemesis Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke of Somerset, and a great friend to Queen Marguerite.
LADY ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP, “LISETTE” (born circa 1421, died 1480), youngest daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and Elizabeth de Berkeley. She was married to Cecylee’s brother George, Lord Latimer.
ISABEL LE DESPENCER, COUNTESS OF WORCESTER AND WARWICK (1400-1439), married (a) Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester and (b) Richard de Beauchamp 13th Earl of Warwick, and cousin to her first husband. She was Lady Lisbet’s mother.
LADY ELIZABETH DE BEAUCHAMP. “LISBET” (born circa 1415), daughter of Isabel le Despencer, Countess of Worcester and Warwick and Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester. The wealthy Worcester heiress was called “Lady of Bergavenny”, and was married to Cecylee’s brother Edward Neville, making him Lord of Bergavenny.
HENRY BEAUCHAMP (1425-1446), 14TH EARL OF WARWICK from 1439, the son and heir of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and his second wife Isabel le Despencer, he was married to Lady Cecily Neville, daughter of Richard Neville 5th Earl of Warwick, and namesake niece of Cecylee, Duchess of York. They had one child, a daughter named Anne.
ANNE BEAUCHAMP (1443-1448), 15TH COUNTESS OF WARWICK from 1446, she was the daughter and heiress of Henry Beauchamp, 14th Earl of Warwick.
ANNE BEAUCHAMP, (1426-1492), 16TH COUNTESS OF WARWICK from 1448, was the daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and his second wife Isabel le Despencer. She was married to Richard Neville, son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury. Following the death of her father (the 13th earl), brother (the 14th earl) and niece (the 15th countess), Anne became the 16th Countess of Warwick. Anne and Richard had two daughters, Lady Isabel Neville “Bella” and Lady Anne Neville “Nanette”. When her sons-in-law George, Duke of Clarence and Richard Duke of Gloucester fought over the rich Warwick-Salisbury inheritance, she was declared legally dead and “invited” to live with her younger son-in-law Richard Duke of Gloucester. It is not known what happened to Anne after Richard, Duke of Gloucester became King Richard III and her younger daughter Nanette became Queen of England. She died in obscurity in 1492.
LADY ELEANOR TALBOT also known as LADY ELEANOR BUTLER (born circa 1435, died 1468), youngest daughter to John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Margaret Beauchamp. She married (a) Sir Thomas Butler, and (b) Edward IV. She was buried at the Carmelite Priory of Ludlow in June, 1468.

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