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William de la Pole

Male 1396 - 1450  (53 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William de la Pole was born on 16 Oct 1396 in Cotton, Suffolk, England; died on 2 May 1450 in On an open boat in the English Channel.

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Almost continually engaged in the wars in France, he was seriously wounded during the Siege of Harfleur (1415), where his father died from dysentery. Later that year his older brother Michael, 3rd Earl of Suffolk, was killed at the Battle of Agincourt, and William succeeded as 4th Earl. He became co-commander of the English forces at the Siege of Orléans (1429), after the death of Thomas, Earl of Salisbury. When that city was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429, he managed a retreat to Jargeau where he was forced to surrender on 12 June. He remained a prisoner of Charles VII of France for three years, and was ransomed in 1431.

    After his return to the Kingdom of England in 1434 he was made Constable of Wallingford Castle. He became a courtier and close ally of Cardinal Henry Beaufort. His most notable accomplishment in this period was negotiating the marriage of King Henry VI with Margaret of Anjou in 1444. This earned him a promotion from Earl to Marquess of Suffolk. However, a secret clause was put in the agreement which gave Maine and Anjou back to France, which was partly to cause his downfall. His own marriage took place on 11 November 1430, (date of licence), to (as her third husband) Alice Chaucer (1404–1475), daughter of Thomas Chaucer of Ewelme, Oxfordshire, and granddaughter of the notable poet Geoffrey Chaucer and his wife, Philippa Roet.

    With the deaths in 1447 of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Cardinal Beaufort, Suffolk became the principal power behind the throne of the weak and compliant Henry VI. In short order he was appointed Chamberlain, Admiral of England, and to several other important offices. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447, and Duke of Suffolk in 1448. However, Suffolk was later suspected of being a traitor. On 16 July he met in secret with Jean, Count de Dunois, at his mansion of the Rose in Candlewick street, the first of several meetings in London at which they planned a French invasion. Suffolk passed Council minutes to Dunois, the French hero of the Siege of Orleans. It was rumoured that Suffolk never paid his ransom of £20,000 owed to Dunois. Lord Treasurer, Ralph Cromwell, wanted heavy taxes from Suffolk; the duke's powerful enemies included John Paston and Sir John Fastolf. Many blamed Suffolk's retainers for lawlessness in East Anglia.

    The following three years saw the near-complete loss of the English possessions in northern France. Suffolk could not avoid taking the blame for these failures, partly because of the loss of Maine and Anjou through his marriage negotiations regarding Henry VI. On 28 January 1450 he was arrested, imprisoned in the Tower of London and impeached in parliament by the commons. The king intervened to protect his favourite, who was banished for five years, but on his journey to Calais his ship was intercepted by the Nicholas of the Tower. Suffolk was captured, subjected to a mock trial, and executed by beheading. He was later found on the sands near Dover, and the body was probably brought to a church in Suffolk, possibly Wingfield.

    Suffolk was interred in the Carthusian Priory in Hull by his widow Alice, as was his wish, and not in the church at Wingfield, as is often stated. The Priory, founded in 1377 by his grandfather the first Earl of Suffolk, was dissolved in 1539, and most of the original buildings did not survive the two Civil War sieges of Hull in 1642 and 1643.

    Family/Spouse: Malyne de Cay. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Jane de la Pole  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1430 in Normandy, France; died on 28 Feb 1494.

    William married Alice Chaucer between 11 Nov 1430 and 21 May 1432. Alice (daughter of Thomas Chaucer and Maud Burghersh) was born between 1404 and 1405; died on 20 May 1475; was buried in Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jane de la Pole Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born in 1430 in Normandy, France; died on 28 Feb 1494.

    Notes:

    Or Joan.

    Jane married Thomas Stonor before 1450. Thomas (son of Thomas Stonor and Alice Kirby) was born on 23 Mar 1424 in of Stonor, Oxfordshire, England; died on 23 Apr 1474; was buried in Pyrton, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Stonor  Descendancy chart to this point died after 1485.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Mary Stonor Descendancy chart to this point (2.Jane2, 1.William1) died after 1485.

    Family/Spouse: John Barantyne. John (son of John Barantyne and Elizabeth Popham) was born about 1460 in of Little Haseley, Oxfordshire, England; died on 21 Dec 1485; was buried in Friars Preachers, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. William Barantyne  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Dec 1481 in of Little Haseley, Oxfordshire, England; died on 17 Nov 1549; was buried in Haseley, Oxfordshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  William Barantyne Descendancy chart to this point (3.Mary3, 2.Jane2, 1.William1) was born on 31 Dec 1481 in of Little Haseley, Oxfordshire, England; died on 17 Nov 1549; was buried in Haseley, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Jan 1482

    Family/Spouse: Mary Reade. Mary (daughter of Robert Reade and Margaret Alphey) died before 31 Dec 1518. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Margaret Barantyne  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Margaret Barantyne Descendancy chart to this point (4.William4, 3.Mary3, 2.Jane2, 1.William1)

    Margaret married John Harcourt before 1523. John (son of Simon Harcourt and Agnes Darell) was born about 1500; died on 19 Feb 1566; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Agnes Harcourt  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1578.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Agnes Harcourt Descendancy chart to this point (5.Margaret5, 4.William4, 3.Mary3, 2.Jane2, 1.William1) died in 1578.

    Notes:

    Or Anne.

    Agnes married John Knyvet about 1538. John (son of Edmund Knyvet and Jane Bourchier) was born about 1517 in of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England; died before 1556. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Abigail Knyvet  Descendancy chart to this point died on 15 Dec 1623; was buried in Wacton, Norfolk, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Abigail Knyvet Descendancy chart to this point (6.Agnes6, 5.Margaret5, 4.William4, 3.Mary3, 2.Jane2, 1.William1) died on 15 Dec 1623; was buried in Wacton, Norfolk, England.

    Abigail married Martin Sedley in 1577. Martin (son of Martin Sedley and Elizabeth Mounteney) was born about 1531 in of Morley, Norfolk, England; died about 1609; was buried on 10 Feb 1610 in St. Peter's Chapel, Morley, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Muriel Sedley  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 20 Apr 1583 in Morley, Norfolk, England; died on 22 Aug 1661 in Letton, Norfolk, England; was buried in Letton, Norfolk, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Muriel Sedley Descendancy chart to this point (7.Abigail7, 6.Agnes6, 5.Margaret5, 4.William4, 3.Mary3, 2.Jane2, 1.William1) was born before 20 Apr 1583 in Morley, Norfolk, England; died on 22 Aug 1661 in Letton, Norfolk, England; was buried in Letton, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 20 Apr 1583, St. Botolph's, Morley, Norfolk, England

    Muriel married Brampton Gurdon on 8 Jul 1606 in St. Peter's, Morley, Norfolk, England. Brampton (son of John Gurdon and Amy Brampton) was born in 1566 in of Assington, Suffolk, England; died before 2 Apr 1650; was buried on 2 Apr 1560 in Assington, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Muriel Gurdon  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1613; died before 25 Apr 1688; was buried on 25 Apr 1688 in St. James' Church, Didsbury, Lancashire, England.