Sir John Beaufort

Sir John Beaufort

Male Abt 1404 - 1444  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name John Beaufort 
    Title Sir 
    Born Abt Mar 1404 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 25 Mar 1404  [1
    Died 27 May 1444  [1
    Person ID I13095  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father John Beaufort,   b. Between 1371 and 1373, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1409, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret de Holand,   b. Between 1381 and 1385,   d. 31 Dec 1439, Southwark, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Beauchamp,   b. 1 Jan 1406, Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1482  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1439  [1
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Beaufort,   b. 31 May 1443,   d. 29 Jun 1509  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F2698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John was the 1st Duke of Somerset and 3rd Earl of Somerset. He succeeded his elder brother Henry to become the 3rd Earl of Somerset in 1418. The young earl fought in Henry V's 1419 campaigns in France. In 1421 he accompanied the king's younger brother Thomas of Lancaster to the fighting in Anjou. Thomas was killed at the Battle of BaugĂ© while Somerset and his younger brother were captured. On 25 March 1425, Somerset came into his majority, but the estates of his father had to be managed by his mother for the next thirteen years until he was released from imprisonment. He remained imprisoned until 1438, and after being ransomed became one of the leading English commanders in France. In 1443 he was created Duke of Somerset and Earl of Kendal, made a Knight of the Garter, and appointed Captain-General of Guyenne. However he proved a poor commander. His death in 1444 may have been due to suicide.

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