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Jane de la Pole

Female 1430 - 1494  (64 years)

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  1. 1.  Jane de la Pole was born in 1430 in Normandy, France (daughter of William de la Pole and Malyne de Cay); died on 28 Feb 1494.


    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]

    1. Mary Stonor died after 1485.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William de la Pole was born on 16 Oct 1396 in Cotton, Suffolk, England (son of Michael de la Pole and Katherine Stafford); died on 2 May 1450 in On an open boat in the English Channel.


    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.

    William married Malyne de Cay. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Malyne de Cay


    A nun. It is said that the night before William de la Pole surrendered to the Franco-Scottish forces of Joan of Arc (12 Jun 1429), "he laye in bed with a nonne whom he toke oute of holy profession and defouled, whose name was Malyne de Cay, by whom he gate a daughter, now married to Stonard of Oxonfordshire."

    1. 1. Jane de la Pole was born in 1430 in Normandy, France; died on 28 Feb 1494.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Michael de la Pole was born before 1368 (son of Michael de la Pole and Katherine Wingfield); died on 18 Sep 1415 in Harfleur, Normandy, France; was buried in Wingfield, Suffolk, England.


    From Wikipedia:

    Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (1367 – 17 September 1415), an English nobleman, supported Henry IV (reigned 1399-1413) against Richard II (reigned 1377-1399). He died during the Siege of Harfleur in 1415. He was a son of Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk and Katherine Wingfield, daughter of Sir John Wingfield.

    His father fled abroad amid accusations of treason during the Merciless Parliament in 1388, forfeiting the title of Earl of Suffolk and the family estates. Over the next decade the younger Michael de la Pole made vigorous attempts to recover these lands, and obtained most of them piecemeal between 1389 and 1392, following his father's death. However, his close association with the Lords Appellant, particularly the Earl of Warwick and the Duke of Gloucester prejudiced Richard II against him. He finally obtained the restoration of the earldom in January 1398.

    While he obeyed the summons of the Duke of York to defend the kingdom against Henry Bolingbroke in July 1399, Suffolk did not object to the disbandment of York's army and consented to the deposition of Richard II in the summer of 1399. While the first Parliament of Henry IV technically upheld the forfeitures of the Merciless Parliament, Henry IV immediately restored de la Pole's estates and title in recognition of his support. However, he would spend the remainder of his life trying to obtain possession of the remaining estates which had not been restored.

    He played a relatively small role in national politics, although he regularly attended Parliament. He took part in the campaign in Scotland in 1400, in naval operations around 1405, and served as the senior English diplomat at the Council of Pisa (1409). Suffolk also acted as a lieutenant of the Duke of Clarence during his campaign of 1412–1413. However, he devoted most of his energies to re-establishing de la Pole influence in East Anglia. He took the role of a justice of the peace in Norfolk and Suffolk from 1399, and assembled a considerable following among the local gentry. He completed his father's building plans at Wingfield, Suffolk and enlarged the local church.

    Suffolk brought 40 men-at-arms and 120 archers with him on the 1415 campaign of Henry V in France. He died of dysentery at Harfleur, and was succeeded by his eldest son Michael, who later died at Agincourt.

    Michael married Katherine Stafford about 13 Apr 1383. Katherine (daughter of Hugh de Stafford and Philippe de Beauchamp) died on 8 Apr 1419; was buried in Wingfield, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Katherine Stafford (daughter of Hugh de Stafford and Philippe de Beauchamp); died on 8 Apr 1419; was buried in Wingfield, Suffolk, England.


    Katherine Stafford (d. 1419)
    Isabel de la Pole
    Ann Morley
    Elizabeth Hastings (b. 1440)
    Margery Hildyard
    William Ayscough (b. 1486)
    Francis Ayscough
    Roger Ayscough
    James Ayscough
    Hannah Ayscough (1623-1679)
    Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

    1. Isabel de la Pole died on 8 Feb 1467.
    2. 2. 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.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Michael de la Pole was born about 1330 (son of William de la Pole, Mayor of Hull and Katherine); died on 5 Sep 1389 in Paris, France; was buried in Church of the Carthusians, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England.


    1st Earl of Suffolk. Admiral of the Northern Fleet. Joint Governor to Richard II. Lord Chancellor of England. Keeper of the Great Seal.

    From Wikipedia:

    His father was a wool merchant from Hull who became a key figure during the reign of Edward III: after the collapse of the Bardi and Peruzzi families, he emerged as Edward's chief financier. Michael enjoyed even greater popularity at court than his father, becoming one of the most trusted and intimate friends of Edward's successor, Richard II.

    He was appointed Chancellor in 1383, and created Earl of Suffolk in 1385, the first of his family to hold any such title. However, in the late 1380s his fortunes radically altered, in step with those of the king. During the Wonderful Parliament of 1386 he was impeached on charges of embezzlement and negligence, a victim of increasing tensions between Parliament and Richard. He was the first official in English history to be removed from office by the process of impeachment. Even after this disgrace, he remained in royal favour, although soon fell foul of the Lords Appellant. He was one of a number of Richard's associates accused of treason by the Appellants in November 1387. After the Appellants' victory at Radcot Bridge (December 1387) and before the so-called Merciless Parliament met in February 1388, De La Pole shrewdly fled to Paris, thus escaping the fate of Sir Nicholas Brembre and Chief Justice Robert Tresilian. He remained in France for the remainder of his life. Sentenced in his absence, his title was stripped from him.

    Jean Froissart's references to de la Pole in the Chroniques (II.173) portray a devious and ineffectual counsellor, who dissuaded Richard from pursuing a certain victory against French and Scottish forces in Cumberland, and fomented undue suspicion of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster.

    Michael married Katherine Wingfield before 18 Oct 1361. Katherine (daughter of John Wingfield and Eleanor de Brewes) was born in 1350; died before 1 Oct 1386; was buried in Church of the Carthusians, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9.  Katherine Wingfield was born in 1350 (daughter of John Wingfield and Eleanor de Brewes); died before 1 Oct 1386; was buried in Church of the Carthusians, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England.
    1. Thomas de la Pole was born in in of Marsh in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England; died in 1420.
    2. Anne de la Pole died on 30 Mar 1412.
    3. 4. Michael de la Pole was born before 1368; died on 18 Sep 1415 in Harfleur, Normandy, France; was buried in Wingfield, Suffolk, England.

  3. 10.  Hugh de Stafford was born before 1342 (son of Ralph de Stafford and Margaret de Audley); died on 16 Oct 1386 in Isle of Rhodes; was buried in Stone Priory, Staffordshire, England.


    Earl of Stafford. Privy councillor, 1377. Sheriff of Cheshire, 1385. He was summoned to Parliament 8 Jan 1371 and from 6 Oct 1372. He died on the Isle of Rhodes while returning home from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

    Hugh married Philippe de Beauchamp before 1 Mar 1351. Philippe (daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp and Katherine de Mortimer) died before 6 Apr 1386; was buried in Stone Priory, Staffordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 11.  Philippe de Beauchamp (daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp and Katherine de Mortimer); died before 6 Apr 1386; was buried in Stone Priory, Staffordshire, England.
    1. Margaret Stafford died on 9 Jun 1396; was buried in Brancepeth, Durham, England.
    2. 5. Katherine Stafford died on 8 Apr 1419; was buried in Wingfield, Suffolk, England.
    3. Edmund Stafford was born on 2 Mar 1377; died on 22 Jul 1403.