WOODVILLE FAMILY

Henry De WYDEVILLE

Born: ABT 1058, Normandy, France

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Lettice De WYDEVILLE


Lettice De WYDEVILLE

Born: ABT 1090, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Henry De WYDEVILLE

Mother: ¿?

Married: Robert De SACKVILLE (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Jordan De SACKVILLE

2. Stephen SACKVILLE

3. Nigel SACKVILLE

4. Helias SACKVILLE



William De WYDEVILLE

Married: Emma ?

Children:

1. Hugh De WYDEVILLE


Hugh De WYDEVILLE

Father: William De WYDEVILLE

Mother: Emma

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William De WYDEVILLE


William De WYDEVILLE

Father: Hugh De WYDEVILLE

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Son De WYDEVILLE


Son De WYDEVILLE

Father: William De WYDEVILLE

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Walter De WYDEVILLE


Walter De WYDEVILLE

Died: ABT 1240

Father: Son De WYDEVILLE

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John De WYDEVILLE


John De WYDEVILLE

Father: Walter De WYDEVILLE

Mother: ¿?

Married: Alice De PASSENHAM (dau. of William De Passenham)

Children:

1. John De WYDVILLE


John De WYDEVILLE

Died: ABT 1329

Father: John De WYDEVILLE

Mother: Alice De PASSENHAM

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard De WYDEVILLE (Sheriff of Northampton)


Richard De WYDEVILLE (Sheriff of Northampton)

Born: ABT 1310, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England

Died: AFT Jul 1378

Notes: the first member of the Wydevill family of Grafton (Regis), Northants, to achieve more than local prominence. He was in possession of the family estates in 1345. He was joint collector of that county's share in the 30,000 sacks of wool granted to the King as a subsidy in 1347; in 1354, a commissioner to enforce the Statute of Labourers, and of oyer and terminer, &c., in Northants, Bucks and Beds, 1358-62; 1360-62, acting Sheriff, 1362-68 and 1370-71 High Sheriff, of Northants; 1361-70, escheator in Northants; Knight of the shire in seven parliaments between 1362 and 1377; surveyor of the works at Moorend castle (Potterspury) in 1363 and later. He married, 2ndly, Elizabeth, dau. of Sir John Lyons of Warkworth, heir of her brother John Lyons and widow of Sir Nicholas Chetwode. He appears to have been living in Jul 1378. [Complete Peerage XI:15-6.

Father: John De WYDVILLE

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: ¿?

Married 2: Elizabeth LYONS (dau. of Sir John Lyons of Warkworth and Alice De St. Liz)

Children:

1. John De WYDEVILLE (Sir)


John De WYDEVILLE (Sir)

Born: 1341, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England

Died: AFT 8 Sep 1403

Notes: son and heir, was of age already in 1362. Presumably by his first marriage he acquired lands and interests in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. He was escheator in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, 1379-80, and in Northants and Rutland, 1382-83; Sheriff of Northants, 1380, 1385, 1390; of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, 1383; J.P., Northants, 1381-403; Knight of the shire, Northants, in five parliaments between 1382 and 1390. From 1384 onwards he took part in numerous commissions of oyer and terminer.

Father: Richard De WYDEVILLE (Sheriff of Northampton)

Mother: Elizabeth LYONS

Married 1: Catherine FERMBAND (dau. of John Fermband of Biddenham)

Children:

1. Thomas WOODVILLE (Sheriff of Northants) (d. 1435 dsp)

Married 2: Isabel GODDARD (w. of Robert Passelaw of Drayton Parslow) BEF 1379

Children:

2. Richard WOODVILLE (Esq.)


Richard WOODVILLE (Esq.)

Born: ABT 1387, La Mote, Maidstone, Kent, England

Died: AFT 29 Nov 1441, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England

Buried: Maidstone, Kent, England

Notes: Constable of the Tower, Sheriff of Kent. Succeeded to Grafton under his elder half brother Thomas's will. He had therefore been seated at the manor of La Mote, near Maidstone - a property leased in 1428 for 50 years by Richard and his wife from Archbishop Chichele. In early life he was very probably in the service of Henry, Earl of Derby, afterwards Henry IV. In 1411 he was in the retinue of the King's son, Thomas of Lancaster, captain of Guînes; in 1419 he had a grant of the lands and lordships of Préaux, Dangu and Neuville, and in Nov was appointed bailiff of Gisors, Vernon, Andely and Lions; bailiff of Chaumont in Feb 1419/20; promoted seneschal of Normandy, Jan 1420/1; in Mar 1422/3, a commissioner to receive the surrender of Meulan; in 1423 he was chamberlain to the Duke of Bedford, treasurer-general of Normandy, and captain of Caen. He was appointed, Feb 1424/5, during pleasure, at a time of disturbances in the City, to attend to the safe keeping of the Tower of London. In Jun 1427 and Jun 1429 he was Lieutenant of Calais, and in Mar 1430/1 was appointed to attend the young King's person for half a year in France; in May 1434 hewas retained to serve the King in the wars in France with 20 men at arms. In Jul 1433, Knight of the shire, Kent; J.P., 1433-41. He was present at the Great Council meeting at Westminster in Apr and May 1434, at which the Dukes of Bedford and Gloucester contended as to the conduct of the war in France, and, in Feb 1434/5, one of the commissioners to treat with the Duke of Burgundy as to the statutes of the Staple of Calais. On the death of the Duke of Bedford he was appointed Lieutenant of Calais, 1 Oct 1435. As the King's esquire he was appointed, 25 Jan 1436/7, during pleasure, constable of Rochester castle; and 1437-39, took part in various commissions in Kent. In 1437 he was sheriff of Northants, and a commissioner to raise a loan there, 1439.

Father: John De WYDEVILLE (Sir)

Mother: Isabel GODDARD

Married: Joan BEDLISGATE (d. AFT 17 Jul 1448) (dau. of Thomas Bittlesgate of Knightston and Joan Beauchamp)

Children:

1. Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

2. Elizabeth WOODVILLE

3. Joan WOODVILLE


Elizabeth WOODVILLE

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (Esq.)

Mother: Joan BEDLISGATE

Married: William HAWTE of Bishopbourne (b. 1390 - d. 1462) (son of Nicholas Haute and Alice Couen) 18 Jun 1429, Waddenhall, Kent, England / Calais, France

Children:

1. Richard HAWTE (m. Elizabeth Tyrrell)

2. Joan HAWTE (b. ABT 1436) (m. Sir George Darrell)

3. William HAWTE (m. Joan Horne)

4. Alice HAWTE


Joan WOODVILLE

Born: ABT 1410, La Mote, Maidstone, Kent, England

Died: 8 Jun 1453, Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, Sussex, England

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (Esq.)

Mother: Joan BEDLISGATE

Married: John PASHLEY (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1406 - d. 8 Jun 1453) (son of Sir Robert Pashley and Phillippa Sergeaux) ABT 1430, Thevegate, Smeeth, Kent, England

Children:

1. John PASHLEY (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1431) (m. Lowys Gower)


Richard WOODVILLE (1º E. Rivers)

Born: ABT 1405 / 1413, La Mote, Maidstone, Kent, England

Died: 26 Jul / 12 Aug 1469, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. In command of the forces during the French wars. Lord High Constable. Treasurer of the Exchequer. Richard was assigned to accompany Jacquetta, the beautiful young widow of the Duke of Bedford, on a voyage to England from Rouen, where the Duke had died. Woodville later married the widow. The marriage did not meet with universal approval and the young couple had to pay a fine of £1000 for marrying without the King's permission. Woodville was a loyal servant of King Henry and was rewarded with the Rivers Barony in 1448. His wife was high in Queen Margaret's favour. Beheaded 1469.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (Esq.)

Mother: Joan BEDLISGATE

Married: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford) (b. ABT 1416 - d. 30 May 1472) (dau. of Pierre of Luxembourg, C. St. Pol, and Marguerite Balzo) (w. of John Plantagenet, D. Bedford) 16 Sep 1435, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth WOODVILLE (Queen of England)

2. Anne WOODVILLE (V. Bourchier/C. Kent)

3. Lewis WOODVILLE (b. ABT 1438)

4. Margaret WOODVILLE (C. Arundel)

5. Anthony WOODVILLE (2º E. Rivers)

6. Eleanor (Joan) WOODVILLE (B. Grey of Ruthin)

7. Jacquetta WOODVILLE (B. Strange of Knockyn)

8. John WOODVILLE (Sir Knight)

9. Martha WOODVILLE

10. Lionel WOODVILLE (Bishop of Salisbury)

11. Thomas WOODVILLE (b. ABT 1452)

12. Richard WOODVILLE (3º E. Rivers)

13. Edward WOODVILLE (Sir Knight)

14. Mary WOODVILLE (C. Pembroke)

15. Catherine WOODVILLE (D. Buckingham/D. Bedford)


Elizabeth WOODVILLE (Queen of England)

Born: ABT 1437

Died: 7 Jun 1492, Bermondsey Abbey, Surrey, England

Buried: 12 Jun 1492, St. George Chapel, Windsor Castle, England

Notes: one of Queen Margaret's ladies, married while still in her teens to Sir John Grey, heir of Lord Ferrers of Groby, a strong supporter of the House of Lancaster. Sir John was killed fighting for Lancaster at the second Battle of St. Albans. Elizabeth returned to her family home with her two young sons. The romantic story relates that Elizabeth waylaid Edward in the forest to plead for the protection of her widows' jointure and the rights of her sons and he was so ensnared by her feminine wiles that he wanted her to become his mistress but she refused anything except marriage. Whether this is true or not they were certainly secretly married in May 1464. The marriage was not made public for several months, during which time Warwick continued to press Edward to cement an alliance with France by marrying the sister-in-law of the French King. The seeds were thus sown of the rift which eventually led to the fall of the House of York. Edward was induced to provide grants of land and office for her father and her brothers and her sisters nearly all made advantageous marriages, three of them to minors. Only one of Elizabeth Woodville's brothers made a marriage at all out of the ordinary and that was brother John (aged 20) to Catherine Neville, dowager Duchess of Norfolk (aged more than 65). Such a marriage was not totally unheard of, but it offended Warwick's ally the Duke of Norfolk. Several others of the marriages were really only offensive to the Nevilles and their allies.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married 1: John GREY (1° B. Ferrers of Groby) BEF 1455

Children:

1. Thomas GREY (1° M. Dorset)

2. Richard GREY (Sir) (b. BEF 1461 - d. 1483)

Married 2: EDWARD IV PLANTAGENET (King of England)

Children:

3. Elizabeth PLANTAGENET (Queen of England)

4. Anne PLANTAGENET

5. EDWARD V PLANTAGENET (King of England)

6. Richard PLANTAGENET (D. York)

7. Mary PLANTAGENET

8. Cecily PLANTAGENET (V. Welles)

9. Margaret PLANTAGENET (b. 10 Apr 1472, Windsor - d. 11 Dec 1472 - i. Westminster Abbey, London, England)

10. Catherine PLANTAGENET (C. Devon)

11. Bridget PLANTAGENET (Nun at Datford)

12. George PLANTAGENET (D. Bedford)


Anne WOODVILLE (V. Bourchier/C. Kent)

Born: ABT 1438

Died: Tuesday 30 Jul 1489, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: under the Complete Peerage entry for George Grey, Earl of Kent, it does not mention that Anne had been married to Wingfield, although it does give her marriage with Bourchier.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married 1: William BOURCHIER (V. Bourchier)

Children:

1. William Henry BOURCHIER (2º E. Essex)

2. Isabel BOURCHIER

3. Cecille BOURCHIER (B. Ferrers of Chartley)

Married 2: George GREY (2° E. Kent) Saturday 26 Jun 1480

Children:

4. Richard GREY (3º E. Kent)

Married 3: Edward WINGFIELD


Margaret WOODVILLE (C. Arundel)

Born: ABT 1439

Died: BEF 6 Mar 1490/1

Buried: 16 Mar 1490/1, Arundel, Sussex, England

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married: Thomas FITZALAN (16° E. Arundel)

Children:

1. William FITZALAN (17° E. Arundel)

2. Margaret FITZALAN (C. Lincoln)

3. Edward  FITZALAN

4. Joan FITZALAN (B. Abergavenny)


Eleanor (Joan) WOODVILLE (B. Grey of Ruthin)

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married: Anthony GREY (4° B. Grey of Ruthin) Feb 1466


Jacquetta WOODVILLE (B. Strange of Knockyn)

Born: AFT 1441

Died: ABT 1472

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married: John Le STRANGE (9º B. Strange of Knockin) 27 Mar 1450

Children:

1. Joan STRANGE (10° B. Strange of Knockin)


John WOODVILLE (Sir Knight)

Born: AFT 1444

Died: 12 Aug 1469, Kenilworht, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: beheaded by Warwick, along with his father, at Coventry. Famed for having made the "Diabolical Marriage" to the Duchess of Norfolk to advance the family of his sister Elizabeth. John was 20 at his marriage; Catherine 80.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married: Catherine NEVILLE (D. Norfolk) Jan 1465


Martha WOODVILLE

Born: ABT 1445

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married: John BROMLEY (Sir)


Lionel WOODVILLE (Bishop of Salisbury)

Born: ABT 1446

Notes: Bishop of Salisbury 1482-1485.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)


Richard WOODVILLE (3º E. Rivers)

Born: ABT 1453

Died: ABT 1491

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)


Edward WOODVILLE (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1455

Died: AFT 1500

Notes: Knight of the Garter. Captain of the Island of Wight in 1490. It is uncertain as to whether he was made Lord of the Island, but it seems likely. Soon after his appointment, he led an expedition to France, to assist the Duke of Brittany against the French King. 40 gentlemen and ABT 400 commoners embarked at St Helens on four ships. They were joined in Brittany, by 1500 of the Duke's soldiers but were disastrously defeated. Sir Edward and all his men were slain, save one boy, who brought home the bad news. There was hardly a family on the Island who didn't lose a relation in that ill-fated expedition. Sir Edward died unmarried. Henry VII never again granted away the Lordship of the Isle of Wight, which has remained in the crown ever since. The Island's government was changed into a more military appointment, with titles such as Captain or Governor.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)


Mary WOODVILLE (C. Pembroke)

Born: ABT 1456

Died: BEF 1481

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married: William HERBERT (1º E. Huntingdon) Sep 1466, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth HERBERT (C. Worcester)

2. Mary HERBERT


Catherine WOODVILLE (D. Buckingham/D. Bedford)

Born: BEF 1458

Died: 18 May 1497 / AFT 22 Jul 1525

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1° E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married 1: Henry STAFFORD (2° D. Buckingham) 1466

Children:

1. Edward STAFFORD (3° D. Buckingham)

2. Elizabeth STAFFORD (C. Sussex)

3. Henry STAFFORD (3° E. Wiltshire)

4. Anne STAFFORD (C. Huntingdon)

5. Humphrey STAFFORD (d. young)

Married 2: Jasper TUDOR (D. Bedford) ABT 1483

Married 3: Richard WINGFIELD of Kimbolton Castle (Sir Knight) AFT 21 Dec 1495


Anthony WOODVILLE (2º E. Rivers)

Born: 1440, Grafton, Northampton, England

Died: 25 Jun 1483, Pontefract, Northampton, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. Lord Scales, later Earl Rivers obtained a grant of the Castle and rights of Lordship in 1467. In consequence of his sister having married Edward IV, he shared in all the vicissitudes which befell the King, and became governor of Calais and captain-general of the king's forces. He was also made governor of Prince Edward, and chief butler of England. AFT the death of Edward IV in 1483, Anthony appeared to be standing in the way of the ambitious Duke of Gloucester. The Earl assembled a body of troops, with the intention of crowning his nephew; but his design was defeated by the machinations of the Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III, who caused the gallant nobleman to be beheaded, without trial, in the castle of Pontefract, Jun, 1483.

Father: Richard WOODVILLE (1º E. Rivers)

Mother: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford)

Married 1: Elizabeth SCALES (B. Scales) (b. ABT 1436 - d. 2 Sep 1473) (dau. of Thomas Scales, 7° B. Scales) (w. of Henry Bourchier) 22 Dec 1462

Married 2: Mary FITZLEWIS (C. Rivers) (dau. of Sir Henry Fitzlewis and Elizabeth Beaufort) (w. of John Neville, B. Neville) Oct 1480

Associated with: Gwenillian STRADLING (dau. of William Stradling and Anne Verch John)

Children:

1. Margaret WOODVILLE


Margaret WOODVILLE

Born: ABT 1455

Died: BEF 19 Oct 1520

Father: Anthony WOODVILLE (2º E. Rivers)

Mother: Gwenillian STRADLING

Married: Robert POYNTZ (Sir Knight) 1478, Iron Action, England

Children:

1. Anthony POYNTZ (Sir Knight)

2. Anne POYNTZ

3. Francis POYNTZ

4. John POYNTZ

5. Nicholas POYNTZ

6. Margaret POYNTZ

7. Catherine POYNTZ

8. Elizabeth POYNTZ

9. Humphrey POYNTZ

10. Juliana POYNTZ



Agnes WOODVILLE

Married: William DORMER

Children:

1. Robert DORMER of West Wycombe (Sir)

2. Agnes DORMER

3. Joan DORMER (b. ABT 1479)

4. Margery DORMER (b. ABT 1480)

5. Bridget DORMER


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