John de Vere

M, b. 1433
Father*Robert de Vere b. c 1407, d. 1433
Mother*Joan Courtenay b. 1411, d. 1465
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn de Vere married Alice Kilrington.
Birth1433John de Vere was born in 1433.
He was the son of Robert de Vere and Joan Courtenay.

Child of John de Vere and Alice Kilrington

Alice Kilrington

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Vere.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlice Kilrington married John de Vere, son of Robert de Vere and Joan Courtenay.

Child of Alice Kilrington and John de Vere

John de Vere

M, b. circa 1490, d. 1540
Father*John de Vere b. 1433
Mother*Alice Kilrington
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1490John de Vere was born circa 1490.
He was the son of John de Vere and Alice Kilrington.
Marriage10 April 1509John de Vere married Elizabeth Trussell, daughter of Edward Trussell and Margaret Dunn, on 10 April 1509.
Death1540John de Vere died in 1540.
  • John de Vere (before 1490–1540), 15th Earl of Oxford, was an English aristocrat and courtier.

    John de Vere was a Protestant, the son of John de Vere and Alice Kilrington (alias Colbroke), and the great-grandson of Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford, succeeding his second cousin, John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford.

    Oxford was Esquire of the body in 1509, knighted by Henry VIII in 1513, and in attendance to Henry VIII during meetings with the French King Francis I of France and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1520.

    In 1529, he had a life grant of the great chamberlainship and signed the lords' petition against Wolsey. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1530 and became a royal councillor in 1531.

    Oxford bore the crown at Anne Boleyn's coronation, but later served on commissions trying her and her alleged lovers in 1536 and also the panels for the Courtenay conspiracy trials in 1538.

    A Venetian report in 1531 asserted '[that he was] a man of valour and authority … and it is his custom always to cavalcade with two hundred horse’ (CSP Venice, 1527–33, 295). He died on 21 March 1540 and was buried at Castle Hedingham."

    The fifteenth earl of Oxford married twice:

    First, Christian Foderingey (b. c. 1481, d. in or before 1498, the daughter of Sir Thomas Foderingey (c.1446–1491), Lord of South Acre and his wife Elizabeth Doreward (c.1473–1491) the granddaughter of John Doreward (d. 1420) serjeant-at-law and Speaker of the House of Commons. They had no children.

    Second, Elizabeth Trussell, the daughter of Edward Trussell of Kibblestone, Staffordshire and, Margaret Dunn. They had seven children.1
  • 15th Earl of Oxford.

Children of John de Vere and Elizabeth Trussell

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Vere,_15th_Earl_of_Oxford.

Elizabeth Trussell

F, b. 1496, d. before July 1527
Father*Edward Trussell
Mother*Margaret Dunn
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Trussell was also known as Trussel.
Married Name10 April 1509As of 10 April 1509,her married name was de Vere.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1496Elizabeth Trussell was born in 1496.
She was the daughter of Edward Trussell and Margaret Dunn.
Marriage10 April 1509Elizabeth Trussell married John de Vere, son of John de Vere and Alice Kilrington, on 10 April 1509.
Deathbefore July 1527Elizabeth Trussell died before July 1527.
  • Countess of Oxford.

Children of Elizabeth Trussell and John de Vere

Anne de Vere

F, b. circa 1522, d. circa 1571
Father*John de Vere b. c 1490, d. 1540
Mother*Elizabeth Trussell b. 1496, d. b Jul 1527
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1537As of before 1537,her married name was Sheffield.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1522Anne de Vere was born circa 1522.
She was the daughter of John de Vere and Elizabeth Trussell.
Marriagebefore 1537Anne de Vere married Edmund Sheffield, son of Robert Sheffield and Jane Stanley, before 1537.
Deathcirca 1571Anne de Vere died circa 1571.

Child of Anne de Vere and Edmund Sheffield

Edmund Sheffield

M, b. 1521, d. 1549
Father*Robert Sheffield d. 1531
Mother*Jane Stanley
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1521Edmund Sheffield was born in 1521.
He was the son of Robert Sheffield and Jane Stanley.
Marriagebefore 1537Edmund Sheffield married Anne de Vere, daughter of John de Vere and Elizabeth Trussell, before 1537.
Death1549Edmund Sheffield died in 1549.
  • 1st Baron Sheffield of Butterwick.

Child of Edmund Sheffield and Anne de Vere

Robert Sheffield

M, d. 1531
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRobert Sheffield married Jane Stanley.
Death1531Robert Sheffield died in 1531.

Child of Robert Sheffield and Jane Stanley

Jane Stanley

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Sheffield.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJane Stanley married Robert Sheffield.

Child of Jane Stanley and Robert Sheffield

Edward Trussell

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdward Trussell was also known as Trussel.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdward Trussell married Margaret Dunn.

Child of Edward Trussell and Margaret Dunn

Margaret Dunn

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Trussel.
Married NameHer married name was Trussell.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMargaret Dunn married Edward Trussell.

Child of Margaret Dunn and Edward Trussell

Eleanor Sheffield

F, b. 1538, d. 1595
Father*Edmund Sheffield b. 1521, d. 1549
Mother*Anne de Vere b. c 1522, d. c 1571
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Holles.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEleanor Sheffield married Denzel Holles.
Birth1538Eleanor Sheffield was born in 1538.
She was the daughter of Edmund Sheffield and Anne de Vere.
Death1595Eleanor Sheffield died in 1595.

Child of Eleanor Sheffield and Denzel Holles

Denzel Holles

M, b. 1599, d. 1680
Father*John Holles b. May 1564, d. 4 Oct 1637
Mother*Anne Stanhope
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDenzel Holles was also known as Denzil.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1599Denzel Holles was born in 1599.
He was the son of John Holles and Anne Stanhope.
Death1680Denzel Holles died in 1680.
  • 1st Baron Holles.

Frances de Vere

F, b. circa 1517, d. 30 June 1577
Father*John de Vere b. c 1490, d. 1540
Mother*Elizabeth Trussell b. 1496, d. b Jul 1527
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Howard.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrances de Vere married Henry Howard, son of Thomas Howard and Lady Elizabeth Stafford.
Birthcirca 1517Frances de Vere was born circa 1517.
She was the daughter of John de Vere and Elizabeth Trussell.
Death30 June 1577Frances de Vere died on 30 June 1577.

Children of Frances de Vere and Henry Howard

Henry Howard

M, b. 1517, d. 19 January 1547
Father*Thomas Howard
Mother*Lady Elizabeth Stafford
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHenry Howard married Frances de Vere, daughter of John de Vere and Elizabeth Trussell.
Birth1517Henry Howard was born in 1517.
He was the son of Thomas Howard and Lady Elizabeth Stafford.
Death19 January 1547Henry Howard died on 19 January 1547.
  • Earl of Surrey.
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was an English aristocrat, and one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry.

Children of Henry Howard and Frances de Vere

Thomas Howard

M, b. 10 March 1536, d. 2 June 1572
Father*Henry Howard b. 1517, d. 19 Jan 1547
Mother*Frances de Vere b. c 1517, d. 30 Jun 1577
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 March 1536Thomas Howard was born on 10 March 1536.
He was the son of Henry Howard and Frances de Vere.
Marriage1556Thomas Howard married Mary Fitzalan, daughter of Henry Fitzalan and Catherine Grey, in 1556.
Marriagebefore 1563Thomas Howard married Margaret Audley before 1563.
Death2 June 1572Thomas Howard died on 2 June 1572 at age 36.
  • 4th Duke of Norfolk.
  • Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (10 March 1536 — 2 June 1572) was an English nobleman.

    Norfolk was the son of the poet Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. He was taught as a child by John Foxe, the Protestant martyrologist, who remained a lifelong recipient of Norfolk's patronage. His father predeceased his grandfather, so Norfolk inherited the Dukedom of Norfolk upon the death of his grandfather, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk in 1554.

    Norfolk was a second cousin of Queen Elizabeth I of England through her mother's family and was trusted with public office despite his family's history and (although he claimed to be a Protestant) his prior support for Catholicism.

    Thomas Howard's first wife was Mary FitzAlan, who after the death of her brother Henry in 1556 became heiress to the Arundel Estates of her father Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel. She died after a year of marriage having given birth to a son, Philip Howard, who became 20th Earl of Arundel. It is from this marriage that the present Duke of Norfolk takes his name of 'FitzAlan-Howard' and why his seat is in Arundel. Though her funeral effigy is there, Mary FitzAlan was never buried at Framlingham, but at the church of St. Clement Without, Temple Bar and then (under the direction of her grandson's will) at Arundel.

    Norfolk next married another heiress, Margaret Audley, widow of Sir Henry Stanley and daughter of Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden.

    Margaret's children by her marriage to Norfolk were two boys (Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk and Lord William Howard, ancestor of the Earls of Carlisle) and two girls. Both Mary FitzAlan and Margaret Audley have their tomb effigies at St Michael the Archangel, Framlingham. [1]

    After Margaret's death, Norfolk married Elizabeth Leyburne, widow of Thomas Dacre, 4th Baron Dacre of Gillesland.

    Norfolk's three sons by his first two wives, Philip, Thomas, and William, married, respectively, Anne, Marie, and Elizabeth Dacre. The Dacre sisters were the daughters of Elizabeth Leyburne by her marriage to Thomas Dacre and were, therefore, step-sisters to Norfolk's sons.

    Queen Elizabeth imprisoned Norfolk in 1569 for scheming to wed Mary, Queen of Scots.

    Following his release, he participated in the Ridolfi plot with King Philip II of Spain to put Mary on the English throne and restore Catholicism in England, though the strength of the evidence for his participation in the Ridolfi plot is doubted by some[citation needed]. He was executed for treason in 1572. He is buried at St Peter ad Vincula within the walls of the Tower of London.

    Norfolk's lands and titles were forfeit, although much of the estate was later restored to his sons. The title of Duke of Norfolk was restored, four generations later, to Thomas Howard.1

Child of Thomas Howard and Mary Fitzalan

Children of Thomas Howard and Margaret Audley

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Howard,_4th_Duke_of_Norfolk.

Mary Fitzalan

F, d. circa 1557
Father*Henry Fitzalan b. c 1511, d. 24 Feb 1580
Mother*Catherine Grey
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1556As of 1556,her married name was Howard.
Life EventDateDescription
Mary Fitzalan was the daughter of Henry Fitzalan and Catherine Grey.
Marriage1556Mary Fitzalan married Thomas Howard, son of Henry Howard and Frances de Vere, in 1556.
Deathcirca 1557Mary Fitzalan died circa 1557.

Child of Mary Fitzalan and Thomas Howard

Henry Fitzalan

M, b. circa 1511, d. 24 February 1580
Father*William Fitzalan b. 1476, d. 23 Jan 1544
Mother*Anne Percy
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHenry Fitzalan married Catherine Grey.
Birthcirca 1511Henry Fitzalan was born circa 1511.
He was the son of William Fitzalan and Anne Percy.
Death24 February 1580Henry Fitzalan died on 24 February 1580.

Child of Henry Fitzalan and Catherine Grey

Catherine Grey

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fitzalan.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCatherine Grey married Henry Fitzalan, son of William Fitzalan and Anne Percy.

Child of Catherine Grey and Henry Fitzalan

Anne Percy

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 February 1510As of 15 February 1510,her married name was Fitzalan.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage15 February 1510Anne Percy married William Fitzalan, son of Thomas Fitzalan and Margaret Wydeville, on 15 February 1510.

Child of Anne Percy and William Fitzalan

William Fitzalan

M, b. 1476, d. 23 January 1544
Father*Thomas Fitzalan b. 1450, d. 1524
Mother*Margaret Wydeville
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1476William Fitzalan was born in 1476.
He was the son of Thomas Fitzalan and Margaret Wydeville.
Marriage15 February 1510William Fitzalan married Anne Percy on 15 February 1510.
Death23 January 1544William Fitzalan died on 23 January 1544.
  • 18th Earl of Arundel.

Child of William Fitzalan and Anne Percy

Thomas Fitzalan

M, b. 1450, d. 1524
Father*William Fitzalan
Mother*Joan Neville
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageThomas Fitzalan married Margaret Wydeville.
Birth1450Thomas Fitzalan was born in 1450.
He was the son of William Fitzalan and Joan Neville.
Death1524Thomas Fitzalan died in 1524.
  • 17th Earl of Arundel.

Child of Thomas Fitzalan and Margaret Wydeville

Margaret Wydeville

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fitzalan.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMargaret Wydeville married Thomas Fitzalan, son of William Fitzalan and Joan Neville.

Child of Margaret Wydeville and Thomas Fitzalan

William Fitzalan

M
Father*John de Arundel b. 1385, d. 1421
Mother*Eleanor Berkeley
Life EventDateDescription
William Fitzalan was the son of John de Arundel and Eleanor Berkeley.
MarriageWilliam Fitzalan married Joan Neville, daughter of Richard Neville and Alice Montagu.
  • 16th Earl of Arundel.

Child of William Fitzalan and Joan Neville

Joan Neville

F
Father*Richard Neville b. 1400, d. 31 Dec 1460
Mother*Alice Montagu b. 1407, d. b 9 Dec 1462
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fitzalan.
Life EventDateDescription
Joan Neville was the daughter of Richard Neville and Alice Montagu.
MarriageJoan Neville married William Fitzalan, son of John de Arundel and Eleanor Berkeley.

Child of Joan Neville and William Fitzalan

Richard Neville

M, b. 1400, d. 31 December 1460
Father*Sir Ralph Neville b. c 1364, d. 21 Oct 1425
Mother*Joan Beaufort b. c 1379, d. 13 Nov 1440
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRichard Neville married Alice Montagu.
Birth1400Richard Neville was born in 1400.
He was the son of Sir Ralph Neville and Joan Beaufort.
Death31 December 1460Richard Neville died on 31 December 1460.
  • 5th Earl of Salisbury.
  • Richard Neville, jure uxoris 5th Earl of Salisbury, KG, PC (1400 – 31 December 1460) was a Yorkist leader during the early parts of the Wars of the Roses.

    Richard Neville was born in 1400 at Raby Castle in County Durham. Although he was the 3rd son (and tenth child) of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, Richard Neville was the first child to be born to Ralph's second wife, Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmoreland. The Neville lands were primarily in Durham and Yorkshire, but both Richard II and Henry IV found the family useful to counterbalance the strength of the Percies on the Scottish Borders - hence Earl Ralph's title, granted in 1397, and his appointment as Warden of the West March in 1403. Ralph's marriage to Joan Beaufort, at a time when the distinction between royalty and nobility was becoming more important can be seen as another reward, for as a granddaughter of Edward III she was a member of the royal family.

    The children of Earl Ralph's first wife had made good marriages to local nobility, but his Beaufort children married into much greater families. Three of Richard's sisters married dukes (the youngest Cecily, marrying Richard, Duke of York), and Richard himself married Alice Montacute, daughter and heiress of Thomas Montacute, the Earl of Salisbury.

    The date of Richard and Alice's marriage is not known, but it must have been before February 1421, when as a married couple they appeared at the coronation of Queen Catherine of Valois. At the time of the marriage the Salisbury inheritance was not guaranteed, as not only was Earl Thomas still alive, but in 1424 he re-married (to Alice Chaucer, granddaughter of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer). However, this second marriage was without issue and when the Earl Thomas Montacute died in 1428, Richard Neville and Alice were confirmed as the Earl and Countess of Salisbury.

    From now on, Richard Neville will be referred to as Salisbury.

    Salisbury came into possession of greater estates than, as a younger son, he could reasonably have expected. Strangely, his elder half-brother John apparently agreed to many of the rights to the Neville inheritance being transferred to Joan Beaufort — Salisbury would inherit these on her death in 1440. He also gained possession of the lands and grants made jointly to Ralph and Joan. Ralph's heir (his grandson, also called Ralph) disputed the loss of his inheritance, and although the younger Ralph agreed to a settlement in 1443, it was on unequal terms — Salisbury kept the great Neville possessions of Middleham and Sheriff Hutton, as well as the more recent grant of Penrith. Only Raby returned to the senior branch. The Neville-Neville dispute was later to become absorbed into the destructive Percy-Neville feud. Salisbury's marriage gained him his wife's quarter share of the Holland inheritance. Ironically, his Salisbury title came with comparatively little in terms of wealth, though he did gain a more southerly residence at Bisham Manor in Berkshire.1

Children of Richard Neville and Alice Montagu

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Neville,_5th_Earl_of_Salisbury.

Alice Montagu

F, b. 1407, d. before 9 December 1462
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Neville.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlice Montagu married Richard Neville, son of Sir Ralph Neville and Joan Beaufort.
Birth1407Alice Montagu was born in 1407.
Deathbefore 9 December 1462She died before 9 December 1462.
  • Alice Montacute (1407- before 9 December 1462), was an English noblewoman and the suo jure Countess of Salisbury having succeeded to the title in 1428. Her husband, Richard Neville became 5th Earl of Salisbury by right of his marriage to Alice.

    Alice was born in 1407, the daughter and only legitimate child, of Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury and Eleanor Holland, who was the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent and Alice Fitzalan. The latter was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster.

    In 1420, she married Richard Neville, who became the 5th Earl of Salisbury by right of his wife on the death of his father-in-law, Thomas Montacute in 1428. Alice was thereafter styled as Countess of Salisbury.

    The main home of the family was at Bisham Manor in Berkshire although their lands lay chiefly around Christchurch in Hampshire and Wiltshire.

    She died some time before 9 December 1462 and was buried in the Montacute Mausoleum at Bisham Abbey.

    She and Richard had ten children.1

Children of Alice Montagu and Richard Neville

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Montagu,_Countess_of_Salisbury.

Thomas Howard

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageThomas Howard married Lady Elizabeth Stafford, daughter of Edward Stafford.
  • 3rd Duke of Norfolk.

Child of Thomas Howard and Lady Elizabeth Stafford

Lady Elizabeth Stafford

F
Father*Edward Stafford
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Howard.
Life EventDateDescription
Lady Elizabeth Stafford was the daughter of Edward Stafford.
MarriageLady Elizabeth Stafford married Thomas Howard.

Child of Lady Elizabeth Stafford and Thomas Howard

Edward Stafford

M
  • 3rd Duke of Buckingham.

Child of Edward Stafford

Albert of Sax-Coburg and Gotha

M, b. 1819, d. 1861
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlbert of Sax-Coburg and Gotha married Queen Victoria of England, daughter of Edward of Kent and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg.
Birth1819Albert of Sax-Coburg and Gotha was born in 1819.
Death1861He died in 1861.

Child of Albert of Sax-Coburg and Gotha and Queen Victoria of England