Biography of Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471

1461 Battle of Tewkesbury Executions

1461 Battle of Tewkesbury Trial of the Captured

1464 Battle of Hexham

1471 Battle of Tewkesbury


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

In 1439 Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 was born to [his father] Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (33) and [his mother] Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 (30).

Battle of Tewkesbury Trial of the Captured

On 05 May 1461 those captured at the Battle of Tewkesbury were tried in the Market Square, Tewkesbury by John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (36) and the Duke of Gloucester (8): Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471, Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471, Gervase Clifton 1405-1471, Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 and Humphrey Tuchet 1434-1471.

Battle of Tewkesbury Executions

On 06 May 1461 those captured at the Battle of Tewkesbury: Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471, Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471, Gervase Clifton 1405-1471, Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 and Humphrey Tuchet 1434-1471 were executed.

Battle of Hexham

On 15 May 1464 a Yorkist army commanded by John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 defeated a Lancastrian army commanded by [his brother] Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 (28) at Hexham during the Battle of Hexham.
Those fighting for York included John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire 1427-1473 (36), John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 (26) and Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 (36).
Of the Lancastrian army William Tailboys 7th Baron Kyme 1415-1464 (49) fought. Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 (33) and Philip Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer 1424-1464 (40) were both captured.
Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 (28) was beheaded following the battle. His brother Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 succeeded 4th Duke Somerset (2C 1448).
On 18 May 1464 Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 (33) was executed at Newcastle on Tyne.
Philip Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer 1424-1464 (40) was executed at Middleham. His son Henry Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer 1448-1501 (16) succeeded 5th Baron Despencer (5C 1387).

Battle of Tewkesbury

On 04 May 1471 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (29) was victorious at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
His brother Richard (18), Richard Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp Powick 1435-1503 (36), John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (46), George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (31), John Savage 1422-1495 (49), John Savage 1444-1492, Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (31), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (45), Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (40) fought. William Brandon 1425-1491 (46), George Browne 1440-1483 (31), Ralph Hastings -1495, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (38), James Tyrrell 1455-1502 (16), Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (38) were knighted. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (40) commanded.
Margaret of Anjou (41) was captured. Her son Edward of Westinster Prince Wales 1453-1471 (17) was killed. He was the last of the Lancastrian line excluding the illegitmate Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 (11) whose line continues to the present.
John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (36), John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471, Humphrey Tuchet 1434-1471 and John Beaufort 1441-1471 were killed.
Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 and Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471 were captured.
William Vaux of Harrowden 1436-1471 (35) was killed.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Margaret Pipard Baroness Lisle 1323-1375

Descendants Family Trees:

King Edward III England

John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399

Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372

Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376

Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397

Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

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

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 Great Grandson of King Edward III England

GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, Dorset 1373-1410 Grandson of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son of King Edward III England

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: King Edward II of England Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314 3 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre 1273-1305 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 5 x Great Granddaughter of Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland 1286-1337 4 x Great Grandson of Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland 1247-1304 3 x Great Grandson of Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 4 GrandMother: Philippa Luxemburg Count Hainault, Count Holland 1252-1311 5 x Great Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Valois Count Zeeland, Count Holland, Count Avesnes, Count Hainault 1294-1342 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 1270-1325 3 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Capet Count Valois 1273-1299 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Great x 2 GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380

GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397 Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent 1314-1360 4 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holand 1283-1328

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert de Holand of Upholland

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Zouche Baroness Holand 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandFather: Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby 1267-1314 2 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Segrave

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales 1328-1385 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret of France Queen Consort England 1279-1318 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Wake Countess Kent 1297-1349 3 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell 1268-1300 2 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Fiennes Baroness Wake Liddell -1309 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent 1350-1416 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 5 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326 4 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 1267-1302 3 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo Countess Arundel -1292 6 x Great Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Warenne -1286

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Vere

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl of Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster 1245-1296 Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandMother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 1248-1302 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322

Great x 4 GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1250-1283

Great x 4 GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer 1263-1306

Mother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 4 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 12th Earl Warwick 1338-1401 5 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 6 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick 1237-1298

Great x 4 GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick 1238-1301

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Tosny Countess Warwick 1284-1325 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Tosny 1255-1295 4 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 4 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 3 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 2 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes 1269- 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 7 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Piers Geneville

Great x 4 GrandMother: Jeanne Lusignan 1260-1323 6 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great GrandMother: Margaret Ferrers Countess Warwick 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Groby 1333-1372 2 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Groby 1303-1343 6 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby 1272-1325 5 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Ellen or Margaret Segrave Baroness Ferrers Groby 1282-1318

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby 1316-1349 Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Clare Lady Verdun 1295-1360 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Percy Baroness Ferrers Groby 1330-1375 5 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy 1299-1352 5 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Fitzalan Baroness Percy 1284-1328 4 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonia Clifford Baroness Percy 1303-1365 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 6 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Maud Clare Baroness Clifford, Baroness Welles 1276-1327 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

GrandMother: Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Warwick 1386-1422 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Thomas Berkeley 9th Baron Berkeley, 3rd Baron Lisle 1352-1417 2 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1320-1368 4 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Rich Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1296-1361 3 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley 1271-1326 2 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eva Zouche 1281-1314

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Mortimer Baroness Berkeley 1304-1337 4 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 3 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 7 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Despencer Baroness Berkeley 1325-1389 Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh "Younger" Despencer 1286-1326 5 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester 1261-1326 4 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer 1263-1306

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Clare Baroness Zouche Mortimer 1292-1337 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 4 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1272-1307 Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Margaret Lisle Baroness Berkeley, 3rd Baroness Lisle 1362-1391 7 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Warin Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1330-1382 6 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1304-1360

Great x 4 GrandFather: Warin Lisle 1271-1322

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alice Tyeys -1347

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Fitzalan 1320-1389 5 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326 4 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Pipard Baroness Lisle 1323-1375

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Pipard 1308-1349