Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick

Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick (1153 12 December 1204) was the younger son of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois. He was also known as Walerian de Newburg.

After the death of his brother, William de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Warwick, an impostor arose, claiming to be the deceased Earl; he gave Waleran a great deal of trouble in maintaining his claim. He does not appear to have been a great soldier, for he paid scutage money to escape military service in Wales. His position in the Court is attested by his bearing the right hand Sword of State at the Coronation of John, King of England, 27 May 1199.

He liberally supported the hospital of St Michael's Hospital, Warwick and gave to the nuns of Pinley land at Claverdon, and land at Brailes to the nuns at Wroxall, Warwickshire.

Family and children

Waleran de Beaumont married firstly to Margery de Bohun,[1] daughter of Humphrey II de Bohun and Margaret of Hereford, and had children by her:

  1. Henry de Beaumont, 5th Earl of Warwick, his heir.
  2. Waleran de Beaumont of Gretham and Cotismore.
  3. Lady Gundred de Beaumont. She and her cousin Mabel became nuns at the Abbey of Pinley.

He married secondly to Alice de Harcourt, daughter of Robert de Harcourt and Millicent de Camville,[2] and the widow of John de Limesy, Lord of Cavendish. By her, he had one child:

  1. Lady Alice de Beaumont (died before 1263), married William de Maudit, Lord of Hanslope, Chamberlain to the King. Their children were:
    1. William de Maudit, 8th Earl of Warwick;
    2. Isabel de Maudit, married William de Beauchamp, Lord of Elmley. Their son was William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick.


  1. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, with other editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 457. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 399. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  • Edward T. Beaumont, J.P. The Beaumonts in History. A.D. 850-1850. Oxford.
  • A Realignment of the 12th and 13th Century Pedigree of the Earls of Warwick by Rosie Bevan
  • A Complete Peerge Correction in Foundations, Waleran v. 1 #3, Jan. 2440, pp. 194–197 (see Cawley, Charles, ENGLISH NOBILITY MEDIEVAL: Waleran Warwick died 1203, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, )
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William de Beaumont
Earl of Warwick
Succeeded by
Henry de Beaumont

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