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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England

Female 1437 - 1492  (55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England was born in 1437 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England (daughter of Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg); died on 8 Jun 1492 in Bermondsey Priory, Surrey, England; was buried on 12 Jun 1492 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Aft 23 Mar 1437

    Notes:

    Through both of her husbands, she was a great-great grandmother of English monarchical footnote Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen (~1536-1554).

    Elizabeth Woodville = John Grey
    Thomas Grey = Cecily Bonville
    Thomas Grey = Margaret Wotton
    Henry Grey = Frances Brandon
    Jane Grey (d. 1554)

    Elizabeth Woodville = Edward IV
    Elizabeth of York = Henry VII
    Mary Tudor = Charles Brandon
    Frances Brandon = Henry Grey
    Jane Grey (d. 1554)

    Elizabeth married John Grey in 1452. John (son of Edward Grey and Elizabeth Ferrers) was born about 1432; died on 17 Feb 1461 in St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    The ODNB article about Sir Richard Grey (d. 1483), son of Elizabeth Woodville and John Grey, says that they were married "in 1452." The ODNB article about Elizabeth Woodville places the same marriage in "about 1456."

    Children:
    1. Thomas Grey died on 20 Sep 1501.

    Elizabeth married Edward IV, King of England and lord of Ireland on 1 May 1464. Edward (son of Richard of York and Cecily Neville) was born on 28 Apr 1442 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France; died on 9 Apr 1483 in Westminster, Middlesex, England; was buried in Windsor, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England was born on 11 Feb 1466 in Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England; died on 11 Feb 1503 in London, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.
    2. Edward V, King of England was born on 2 Nov 1470 in Westminster, Middlesex, England; died about 1483 in London, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Woodville (son of Richard Wydevill and Joan Bittlesgate); died on 12 Aug 1469 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

    Notes:

    Or Wydeville. Treasurer of England, 4 Mar 1466 to his death. Created Earl Rivers, 24 May 1466, and Constable of England for life, 24 Aug 1467. Following the Yorkist defeat at Edgecote Moor, he and his second son John were put through a hasty show trial and beheaded.

    Richard married Jacquetta of Luxembourg before 23 Mar 1437. Jacquetta (daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg and Margherita del Balzo) was born in 1415; died on 30 May 1472. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Jacquetta of Luxembourg was born in 1415 (daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg and Margherita del Balzo); died on 30 May 1472.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1416

    Notes:

    Duchess of Bedford. Countess Rivers.

    Children:
    1. Anne Woodville died on 30 Jul 1489; was buried in Warden Abbey, Bedfordshire, England.
    2. 1. Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England was born in 1437 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England; died on 8 Jun 1492 in Bermondsey Priory, Surrey, England; was buried on 12 Jun 1492 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England.
    3. Katherine Woodville was born about 1458; died on 18 May 1497.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Richard Wydevill was born in in of the Mote, near Maidstone, Kent, England (son of John de Wydevill and Isabel Gobion); died about Dec 1441.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
    • Alternate death: 1442

    Notes:

    Esquire of the body to Henry V, 1420. Seneschal of Normandy, Jan 1421. Lieutenant of Calais, Jun 1427, Jun 1429, and 1 Oct 1435. Knight of the shire for Kent, Jul 1433. Sheriff of Northamptonshire, 1437-38.

    Richard married Joan Bittlesgate about 1403. Joan (daughter of Thomas Bittlesgate and Joan Beauchamp) died after 17 Jul 1448. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Joan Bittlesgate (daughter of Thomas Bittlesgate and Joan Beauchamp); died after 17 Jul 1448.

    Notes:

    Also called Jane, Bedlesgate, Bodulgate, Bodulgath.

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard Woodville died on 12 Aug 1469 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.
    2. Joan Woodville died before 1462; was buried in Austin Friars, Canterbury, Kent, England.

  3. 6.  Pierre de Luxembourg was born in 1390 in Naples, Campania, Italy (son of Jean de Luxembourg and Marguerite d'Enghien); died on 31 Aug 1433; was buried in Abbey of Cercamp, Artois, France.

    Notes:

    Count of St. Pol, 1431-33. Count of Brienne and of Conversano.

    Pierre married Margherita del Balzo. Margherita (daughter of Francesco del Balzo and Sueva Orsini) was born in 1394; died on 15 Nov 1469; was buried in Cercamp Abbey, Artois, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margherita del Balzo was born in 1394 (daughter of Francesco del Balzo and Sueva Orsini); died on 15 Nov 1469; was buried in Cercamp Abbey, Artois, France.
    Children:
    1. 3. Jacquetta of Luxembourg was born in 1415; died on 30 May 1472.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John de Wydevill was born about 1341 (son of Richard de Wydevill and (Unknown first wife of Richard de Wydevill)); died before 29 Aug 1398; was buried in St. Mary's, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1380, 1385, 1390. Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1383. Knight of the shire for Northamptonshire in five parliaments between 1382 and 1390.

    Complete Peerage identifies him as a knight, but Douglas Richardson's 24 Apr 2022 post to SGM points out the lack of evidence that this was the case.

    "John Wydeville was dead before 29 August 1398 - see no. 1312, inquisition taken Thursday after St Bartholomew (24 August), 22 Richard II: 'The lands in Stokebruer, Shetilhangre and Alderton are held of the heirs of John Wodevyll for 19s. yearly', here: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol17/pp495-508." [Peter Stewart, citation details below]

    John married Isabel Gobion between 1376 and 1377. Isabel was born about 1340; died after Jul 1401. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Isabel Gobion was born about 1340; died after Jul 1401.

    Notes:

    In 2022 Douglas Richardson demonstrated that she was not, as previously though, the widow of Robert Passelaw of Drayton Parslow, but rather the widow of John de Arderne who died testate shortly before 1 Oct 1375. Richardson further argues that she was probably a daughter of the younger of two successive Henry Gobions of Yardley Gobion (in Potterspury), Northamptonshire, who occurs in records in 1338 and 1349, and was living 18 Sep 1353, and who appears to have died sometime before 1401.

    Children:
    1. 4. Richard Wydevill was born in in of the Mote, near Maidstone, Kent, England; died about Dec 1441.

  3. 10.  Thomas Bittlesgate was born in in of Over Gabriel, Devon, England (son of John Bittlesgate); died between 1389 and 1391.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Knighteston, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: Between 31 Dec 1388 and 20 Oct 1391

    Thomas married Joan Beauchamp before 1378. Joan (daughter of John Beauchamp and Joan de Bridport) died between 1381 and 1388. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Joan Beauchamp (daughter of John Beauchamp and Joan de Bridport); died between 1381 and 1388.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef Mar 1388

    Children:
    1. 5. Joan Bittlesgate died after 17 Jul 1448.

  5. 12.  Jean de Luxembourg was born in 1370 (son of Guy de Luxembourg and Mahaud de Châtillon); died before 2 Jul 1397 in Italy.

    Notes:

    Seigneur of Beauvoir and Richebourg.

    Jean married Marguerite d'Enghien. Marguerite (daughter of Louis d'Enghien and Giovanna de Sanseverino) died after 19 Sep 1393. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Marguerite d'Enghien (daughter of Louis d'Enghien and Giovanna de Sanseverino); died after 19 Sep 1393.

    Notes:

    Countess of Conversano.

    Children:
    1. 6. Pierre de Luxembourg was born in 1390 in Naples, Campania, Italy; died on 31 Aug 1433; was buried in Abbey of Cercamp, Artois, France.

  7. 14.  Francesco del Balzo was born about 1330 (son of Bertrand III del Balzo and Margherita d'Alneto); died in 1404 in Andria, Apulia, Italy; was buried in Andria, Apulia, Italy.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1422, Andria, Apulia, Italy

    Notes:

    Duke of Andria.

    Francesco married Sueva Orsini in 1381. Sueva (daughter of Niccoló Orsini and Giovanna de Sabran) was born about 1360; died after 1422. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Sueva Orsini was born about 1360 (daughter of Niccoló Orsini and Giovanna de Sabran); died after 1422.
    Children:
    1. 7. Margherita del Balzo was born in 1394; died on 15 Nov 1469; was buried in Cercamp Abbey, Artois, France.