Beauchamp, Sir John de, Baron Beauchamp d. 1388, minister of Richard II, was the grandson and heir of John de Beauchamp of Holt (brother of William, earl of Warwick). He was steward of the household to Richard II from his accession; was created by him lord de Beauchamp and baron of Kidderminster 10 Oct. 1387 (being the first baron created by patent); was impeached of treason at the instance of the lords appellant, with Sir Simon Burley [qv.] and others, by the Wonderful Parliament, 12 March 1388, and was convicted after Easter, and beheaded on Tower Hill (Knighton).

     Thomas of Walsingham (Rolls Series), ii. 173-4
     Dugdale's Baronage, i. 250
     Reports on the Dignity of a Peer, i. 345, v. 81.

Contributor: J. H. R. [John Horace Round]

Published: 1885