Beauchamp, Robert de (DNB00)

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BEAUCHAMP, ROBERT de (d. 1252), judge, was a minor at the death of his father, Robert de Beauchamp, lord of Hatch, Somerset, in 1211-12. Adhering to John, he was appointed constable of Oxford and sheriff of the county towards the close of 1215, and received grants of land for his services to the king. He was raised to the bench by Henry III 6 July 1234, and appointed a justice itinerant in August 1234 and April 1238. He last appears as a judge in 1241-2, and died shortly before 1 Feb. 1251-2, when his son did homage for his lands.

[Dugdale's Baronage, i. 253; Foss's Judges of England, 1848, ii. 230.]

J. H. R.