Anne Woodville (1438 - 1489) MP

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Birthplace: Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, , England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
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About Anne Woodville

Anne Woodville, Viscountess Bourchier

  • Born c.1438 Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
  • Died 30 July 1489 (aged 50–51)
  • Noble family Woodville
  • Father Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers
  • Mother Jacquetta of Luxembourg
  • Spouse(s) William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier, George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent
  • Occupation Lady-in-waiting

Anne had three children by her first husband William:

  1. Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex, 6th Baron Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier, 2nd Count of Eu (died 13 March 1540), married Mary Say, by whom he had one daughter, Anne Bourchier, suo jure 7th Baroness Bourchier who was the sole heiress to his titles and estates. She was the first wife of William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton whom she deserted to elope with her lover, thus creating a scandal which resulted in the forfeiture of her estates and most of her titles.
  2. Cecily Bourchier (died 1493), married John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, by whom she had a son, Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford, and a daughter, Anne Devereux. Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (1565–1601) was a notable descendant of Walter who in his turn had married Mary Grey, the daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset and Cecily Bonville.
  3. Isabel Bourchier (1477- after 1500), died unmarried.

William died on 26 June 1480. Shortly afterwards, Anne married George Grey, son and heir of Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent. As George did not succeed to the title of Earl of Kent until 1490, Anne was never styled Countess of Kent, due to her death in 1489.

The marriage produced one son:

  1. Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent (1481- 3 May 1524), he died heavily in debt, and without legitimate issue.

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Anne Woodville, Viscountess Bourchier's Timeline

Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, , England
Age 26
Age 34
Tickhill, Yorkshire, England
Age 43
of Ruthyn, Denbigh, Wales
July 30, 1489
Age 51
London, Middlesex, England
Warden, Bedfordshire