Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1406
Death Date: 1455-05-22

Notes

Imprisoned in the Tower Dec. 1453--4 March 1454/5

Parents

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Union produced 3 sons and 5 daughters

Primary Title

Count of Mortain
2nd Earl of Dorset
2nd Marquess of Dorset
2nd Duke of Somerset
Earl of Dorset

Titles

  • Count of Mortain
    Assumed 1427-04-22
    Vacated 1455-05-22
  • Earl of Dorset
    Assumed 1438
    Vacated Before 1441-08-28
  • 2nd Earl of Dorset
    Assumed 1441-08-18 (possibly created to title 28 Aug. 1441)
    Vacated 1455-05-22
  • 2nd Marquess of Dorset
    Assumed 1443-16-24
    Vacated 1455-05-22
  • 5th Earl of Somerset
    Assumed 1444-05-27
    Vacated 1455-05-22
  • 2nd Duke of Somerset
    Assumed 1448-03-31
    Vacated 1455-05-22

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Constable, Nottinghamshire 1424/5-1-20 n.d.
Keeper, Nottinghamshire 1424/5-1-20 n.d.
Constable, Carmarthenshire 1433-8-8 n.d.
Constable, Cardiganshire 1435-12-9 n.d.
Constable, Berkshire 1438-7-21 1455-05-22
JP, Somerset 1444 n.d.
JP, Dorset 1444 n.d.
JP, Dorset 1446 1447
JP, Somerset 1446/7 1449
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Sussex 1451 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Wiltshire 1451 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Kent 1451 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Southampton 1451 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Surrey 1451 n.d.
JP, Dorset 1451 n.d.
JP, Somerset 1451 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Bristol 1452 n.d. Also appointed on this date to this office in unspecified counties
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Wales 1452 n.d.
JP, Somerset 1453 1454
JP, Dorset 1453 n.d.
Justice in Eyre, Steward & Chief Warden of Forests, South of Trent 1453-7-2 n.d.

Lands

  • Dorset
  • Somerset
  • Isle of Wight

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1427-1428 Exeter (Unknown), Exeter , Exeter (city-county) in Devon Count of Mortain's Minstrel/s
Performance 1434-1435 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Count of Mortain's Minstrel/s
Performance 1448-1449 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Duke of Somerset's Entertainers
Performance 1454-1455 Guildhall, Sandwich , Kent Duke of Somerset's Entertainers
Performance 1449-1449 Rye (Unknown), Rye , Sussex Duke of Somerset's Minstrel
Performance 1449-1449 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Duke of Somerset's Minstrel
Performance 1450-1451 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Duke of Somerset's Minstrel/s
Performance 1452-1453 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Duke of Somerset's Minstrel/s
Performance 1438-1439 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Earl of Dorset's Minstrel/s
Performance 1445-1446 Chartham Manor, near Canterbury , Kent Earl of Dorset's Minstrel/s
Performance 1446-1447 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Earl of Dorset's Minstrel/s
Performance 1435-1435 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Lord Mortain's Minstrel/s
Performance 1447-1447 Eastry Manor, near Sandwich , Kent Marquess of Dorset's Minstrel/s
Performance 1446-1446 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Marquess of Dorset's Minstrels
Performance 1447-1447 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Marquess of Dorset's Player

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Count of Mortain's Minstrel/s Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 2
Duke of Somerset's Entertainers Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 2
Duke of Somerset's Minstrel Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 2
Duke of Somerset's Minstrel/s Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 2
Earl of Dorset's Minstrel/s Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 3
Lord Mortain's Minstrel/s Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Marquess of Dorset's Minstrel/s Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Marquess of Dorset's Minstrels Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Marquess of Dorset's Player Beaufort, Edmund (1406 - 1455) Players 1

Bibliographic Sources

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)