Hugh (Hugue) De Beauchamp, Baron of Bedford
Born ± 1054 at Contentin, St. Denis, Normandy, France, died ± 1141 at Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England, approximately 87 years
Hugh de Beauchamp came into England with the Conqueror, by whom he had gift of 43 lordships, the greatest part of which were in Bedfordshire. He also appears at the General Survey to be possessed of large estates in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, as well as Bedford. These estates are documented in the Domesday book of abt. 1090. He was the founder of this illustrious house in England. He had issue: Simon, who died sine prole; Payne, ancestor of the Beauchamps of Bedford; Walter, of whom further; Milo of Eaton, and Adeline, who married Walter Le Espes of York.
The name Beauchamp originated from the castle of Beauchamp in the Contentin part of the Barony of St. Denis le Geste, Normandy. The family was a branch of the Barons of St. Denis.
Married/ Related to:
Adeliza Matilda Taillebois, daughter of Ivo de Roumare Taillebois, 1st Baron of Kendal and Lucia of Mercia.
Born ± 1062 at Normandy, France, died after 1124 at Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England
1. Walter De Beauchamp, Baron of Elmley
Born ± 1076 at Elmley Castle, Worchestershire, England
Walter de Beauchamp, third son, of Elmley Castle, County Gloucester, married Emeline, daughter and heiress of Urso de Arbitot (who was a brother of Robert de Spenser and Constable of the Castle of Worcester, and hereditary sheriff of said county). Walter de Beauchamp was invested with that sheriffalty by King Henry I and obtained a grant from the same monarch (to whom he was Steward) of all the lands belonging to Roger de Worcester with the confirmation of certain lands given to him by Adeliza, widow of his father-in-law, the said Urso. He was succeeded as well in his estates as well as in the Royal Stewardship by his son, William de Beauchamp.
2. Adeline De Beauchamp
Born ± 1076 at Elmley Castle, Worchestershire, England, died ± 1124 at Kirkham, Yorkshire, England, approximately 48 years
3. Robert "Robert De Beauchamp" de Beauchamp
Born ± 1077 at Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England
4. Stephen De Beauchamp
Born ± 1078
5. Simon De Beauchamp
Born ± 1080 at Elmley Castle, Worchestershire, England
6. Milo De Beauchamp
Born ± 1084, died 1142, approximately 58 years
7. Beatrice De Beauchamp
Born ± 1088
8. Ellen De Beauchamp
Born ± 1090
9. Payne "Payne 'Peganus' De Beauchamp" De Beauchamp, Baron of Bedford
Born ± 1102 at Hereford, Hertford, England, died 1157, approximately 55 years