Person:Thomas Beaufort (1)

Sir Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset, Duke of Exeter, Captain of Calais, Lord Chancellor, K.G.
  • HSir Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset, Duke of Exeter, Captain of Calais, Lord Chancellor, K.G.
  • WMargaret Neville
m. Bef 15 Apr 1403-1404
  1. Henry Beaufort
Facts and Events
Name[5] Sir Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset, Duke of Exeter, Captain of Calais, Lord Chancellor, K.G.
Gender Male
Birth[2] abt Jan 1377 Beaufort Castle, Pays-de-la-Loire, France
Other? 9 Feb 1396/97 Illegitimate son - legitimized
Other? c. 1400 HONORS:Knight of the Order of the Garter
Marriage Bef 15 Apr 1403-1404 to Margaret Neville
Other? 1426 TITLES: Upon his death all his honors became extinct.
Probate[4] 28 Jan 1426
Reference Number? Q660630?
Probate? 29 Dec 1426 Will dated at his manor of Greenwich
Will[4] 29 Dec 1426 Greenwich, Kent, England
Death[2] 31 Dec 1426 Greenwich, Kent, EnglandGreenwich Manor
Alt Death? 9 Jan 1427 Greenwich, Kent, EnglandGreenwich Manor
Military? Admiral of England, Ireland and Aquitaine
Occupation? Chancellor of England
Probate? 11 Jan 1426/27 Will Proved
Other? CONDITION: Died without surviving issue
Other? TITLES: Created Earl of Dorset; created Duke of Exeter
Burial[2] Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, EnglandAbbey

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Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter (c. 1377 – c. 31 December 1426) was an English military commander during the Hundred Years' War, and briefly Chancellor of England. He was the third of the four illegitimate children; the son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress Katherine Swynford. To overcome their problematic parentage, his parents were married in 1396, and he and his siblings were legitimated on two separate occasions, in 1390 and again in 1397. He married the daughter of Sir Thomas Neville of Horneby, Margaret Neville, who bore him one son, Henry Beaufort. However, the child died young.

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  1.   Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, c2004), p. 14 BEAUFORT:11.iii, Primary quality.
  3.   THOMAS Beaufort ([Jan] [1377]-East Greenwich Manor, Kent 31 Dec 1426, bur Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nichols, John. A collection of all the wills, now known to be extant, of the kings and queens of England, princes and princessess of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal: from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry the Seventh, exclusive, with explanatory notes and a glossary. (London: J. Nichols, 1780), pages 250 to 265.

    The will may be read here (in Latin.)

  5. Given the surname of BEAUFORT from his father's (lost) castle in Champagne which had devolved on him through his 1st wife: See 'Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists', 2nd ed. p. 14 BEAUCHAMP:11.