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John Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp de Somerset

John de Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp de Somerset (20 January 1329 – 8 October 1361) was born at Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somersetshire, England to John de Beauchamp, 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Somerset and Lady Margaret St. John. He was Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1359 to about 1361.

King Edward I of England issued a commission to Beauchamp from 1359 to act as Warden and Keeper of the ports of Kent. In 1359 he participated in the expedition by Edward III into Gascony. In 1360 he was also to be made Admiral of the Fleet. He married Lady Alice Beauchamp, daughter of Sir Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer. Alice and John had no children.

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  • thepeerage Accessed February 18, 2009
  • Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. Lond: Harrison, 1866.(p. 33) googlebooks Retrieved February 22, 2009

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Preceded by
The Earl of Dunbar and March
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1359–1361
Succeeded by
Sir Robert de Herle


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