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Sir Simon Beauchamp Lord of Bedford
(Abt 1152-1207/1210)
William "Long Sword" Longespée 3rd Earl of Salisbury
Ela de Salisbury
(Abt 1191-1261)
William de Beauchamp Baron of Bedford
(Abt 1187-1260)
Ida Longespée
(Abt 1210-)
Ela de Beauchamp
(Abt 1238-1266)


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Baldwin Wake

Ela de Beauchamp

  • Born: Abt 1238, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
  • Marriage: Baldwin Wake 141
  • Died: 10 Jan 1266(7) about age 28 141

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 141
Baldwin Wake married, 1stly, Ela, sister and (eventually, in her issue) coheir of Simon de Beauchamp, daughter of William de Beauchamp, Baron of Bedford, by his 2nd wife, Ida, daughter of William Longspee Earl of Salisbury She died before 10 Jan 1266/7.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIB, pp. 300-301

• Background Information. 1200
William de Beauchamp died in 1260, [Ann. Mon. (Rolls Ser.), iii, 215] when the barony would appear to have passed to his eldest son Simon, who must have died very shortly after, leaving a daughter Joan. [Cf. Cal. Close, 1302-7, p. 265] She does not appear to have survived her father long, and the barony next passed to his brother William de Beauchamp. He died in 1262, [Ann. Mon. (Rolls Ser.), iii, 219; Chan. Inq. p.m. 46 Hen. III, no. 13] and his brother John de Beauchamp, the last feudal Baron of Bedford, died in 1265 fighting against the king at Evesham. [Ann. Mon. (Rolls Ser.), iv, 171, 174] The barony was now subdivided between the three sisters and co-heirs of the two last barons-Maud wife of Roger de Moubray, Beatrice wife of Thomas Fitz Otho and Ela wife of Baldwin Wake.

Ela de Beauchamp, wife of Baldwin Lord Wake, left three daughters and co-heirs, Ida, Elizabeth and Joan. Ida eldest daughter of Ela married John de Steingrave. Her ninth of the barony included Keysoe Manor and lands in Wotton, Bromham, Lincelade and Houghton Conquest. [Abbrev. Rot. Orig. (Rec. Com.), i, 182] Her daughter and heir Isabel married first Simon de Patishull, and second Walter de Teye. By her first husband she had a son John de Patishull, who entered into possession of his mother's estates in 1324\endash 5. [Abbrev. Rot. Orig. (Rec. Com.), i, 182] The ninth part of the barony of Bedford which passed to Joan third daughter of Ela. Joan married first Michael Pigot, and second Ralph Paynel. By the former she had a son Baldwin, who predeceased her, and whose son John Pigot succeeded his grandmother in 1318. [Chan. Inq. p.m. 11 Edw. II, no. 33]

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

Ela married Baldwin Wake, son of Hugh Wake and Joan de Stuteville.141 (Baldwin Wake was born circa 1238 in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England 141 and died before 10 Feb 1282 in Linddel, Cumberland, England 141.)

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