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Robert de Beauchamp
(Abt 1081-)
Aubrey de Vere Sheriff of London and Middlesex, Lord Hedington
(Abt 1090-1141)
Adeliza de Clare
(Abt 1092-Abt 1163)
Payne Beauchamp Lord of Bedford
Rohese de Vere
(Abt 1109-After 1166)
Sir Simon Beauchamp Lord of Bedford
(Abt 1152-1207/1210)


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Sir Simon Beauchamp Lord of Bedford

  • Born: Abt 1152, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
  • Marriage: Isabella 160
  • Died: After 1207 & Before 1210, England 197,1200

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 122A:28-29 Ida Longespee, daughter of Ela the Countess of Salisbury and William Longspee (the Natural son of Henry II), married, as her first husband, Ralph de Somery, and married as her second husband, William de Beauchamp. William Beauchamp held the Barony of Bedford, co Bedfordshire, Baron of the Exchequer, and Sheriff of Bedord and Buks, son of Simon de Beauchamp by his wife, Isabella. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Living. 197
Simon was he son of Pagan (Payne) the first baron of Bedford, and was living in 8 King John or 1207.

• Background Information. 1200
Simon de Beauchamp, son of Payne de Beauchamp by Rohese widow of the notorious Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex, [Harl. MS. 3656; Rot. Cur. Reg. (Rec. Com.), ii, 252; J. H. Round, op. cit. 392\endash 3.] was under age, and his lands valued at £40 farmed by the sheriff of the county. [Hunter, Great Roll of the Pipe, 22]

In 1160\endash 1 Simon was still under the guardianship of his mother Rohese [Pipe R. 7 Hen. II (Pipe Roll Soc.)] ; he is mentioned as one of the knights of Ramsey Abbey in 1184, [Cart. Mon. de Rames. (Rolls Ser.), iii, 48] and between 1194 and 1199 his name appears in various suits against the Abbot of Ramsey, the Prior of Leighton and others. [Rot. Cu. Reg. (Rec. Com.), i, 111; ii, 7, 12, 89, &c] By 1210 he had been succeeded by his son William, who was then declared to hold forty-five knights' fees. [Red Bk. of Exch. (Rolls Ser.), ii, 538]

~V.C.H., A History of the County of Bedford, Vol. III, pp 9-15

Simon married Isabella.160

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