Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameRichard de BEAUCHAMP 1st Earl of Worcester
Birth1394
Death1421
SpouseLady Isabel Le DESPENSER
Birth1400
Death1439
MotherConstance of YORK (1374-1416)
Children
Notes for Richard de BEAUCHAMP 1st Earl of Worcester
Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester, KB (c.1394 – 18 March 1421/1422) was an English peer.

The only son of the William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny, he succeeded as 2nd Baron Bergavenny upon the death of his father.
He married Lady Isabel le Despenser, daughter of Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester, on 27 July 1411, and great-granddaughter of Edward III. They had one child, Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, later 3rd Baroness Bergavenny, who married Sir Edward Nevill, later 1st Baron Bergavenny
Notes for Lady Isabel Le DESPENSER
Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Worcester and Warwick (26 July 1400 – 1439) was the posthumous daughter and eventually the sole heiress of Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester (d.1399) by his wife, Constance of York. She was born six months after her father had been beheaded for plotting against King Henry IV (1399–1413).

Marriages and progeny

Isabel married twice, successively to two identically named first-cousins, grandsons of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick (d.1369):
Firstly to Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester (1394–1422) who died at the Siege of Meaux. They had one daughter:
Elizabeth de Beauchamp, born 1415, who married Edward Neville, 1st Baron Bergavenny (d.1476), and had progeny.
Secondly to Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick (1382–1439), her 1st husband's first-cousin from a senior Beauchamp line, by whom she had two children:
Henry de Beauchamp (1425–1446), who succeeded his father as 14th Earl of Warwick, and later was created 1st Duke of Warwick. He married Cecille Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, and had by her one daughter who died an infant:
Anne Beauchamp, 15th Countess of Warwick.
Anne de Beauchamp, who became 16th Count
ess of Warwick, following the deaths of her brother and his infant daughter. Anne married Richard Neville, the Kingmaker, eldest son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, and who became jure uxoris 16th Earl of Warwick. Her husband was thus the brother of her own brother's wife. They had two daughters who married at the highest level:
Isabella Neville (1451–1476), married George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449–1478), brother of Kings Edward IV and Richard III, with issue.

Anne Neville, married firstly Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, without issue, and secondly King Richard III (1483–1485), with issue.
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