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George Nevill, 4th Baron Bergavenny

George Neville, or Nevill, 4th and de jure 2nd Baron Bergavenny (c.1440 – 20 September 1492) was an English nobleman.

George Neville was the son of Edward Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny and Elizabeth Beauchamp. He was knighted by Edward IV on 9 May 1471,[1] after fighting for the King at the Battle of Tewkesbury. He succeeded his father in 1476.

Neville married firstly, before 1 May 1471, Margaret Fenne (d. 28 September 1485), the daughter and heiress of Hugh Fenne, Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI, Escheator of Norfolk & Suffolk, by whom he had six sons and a daughter:[2][3]

  • George Neville, 5th Baron Bergavenny (c.1469–c.1535).[3]
  • John Neville.[4]
  • William Neville.[4]
  • Sir Edward Neville (1471–1538), who married, before 6 April 1529, Eleanor (née Windsor), widow of Ralph Scrope, 9th Baron Scrope (d. 17 September 1515), and daughter of Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsor.[3] He was the ancestor of George Washington through his granddaughter Catherine.[5]
  • Sir Thomas Neville (c.1484–1542), Speaker of the House of Commons, who married firstly Katherine Dacre, and secondly Elizabeth Bryce.[6]
  • Sir Richard Neville[6] (bef. 1485 – c.1515).
  • Elizabeth Neville, who married firstly Thomas Berkeley, esquire, of Avon, Hampshire, and secondly Richard Covert, esquire, of Slaugham, Sussex.[6]

He married secondly a wife named Elizabeth whose surname is unknown. She was the widow successively of Richard Naylor, Sir Robert Bassett, and John Stokker. There were no issue of his second marriage.[2][3]

Bergavenny was a captain in the English forces at Calais in 1490, and died in 1492.[1]



  • Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny1,2,3,4,5,6
  • M, #22275, b. circa 1440, d. 20 September 1492
  • Father Sir Edward Neville, 1st Baron Abergavenny7,8,9 b. c 1412, d. 18 Oct 1476
  • Mother Elizabeth Beauchamp7,8,9 b. 16 Sep 1415, d. 18 Jun 1448
  • Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny was christened circa 1440 at Staindrop, Durham, England.8,5 He was born circa 1440 at Raby Castle, Durham, England; Age 36 in 1476.2,8,5 He married Margaret Fenne, daughter of Hugh Fenne, Esq., Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI, Escheator of Norfolk & Suffolk, circa 1466 at of Scoulton, Norfolk, England; They had 6 sons (Sir George, Lord Bergavenny; John; William; Sir Edward; Sir Thomas, Speaker of the House of Commons; & Sir Richard) and 1 daughter (Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Berkeley, Esq., & of Richard Covert, Esq.).2,10,3,5,6 Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny married Elizabeth before 29 February 1488 at of London, Middlesex, England; She had been married 3 times before (Richard Naylor, Alderman of London; Sir Robert Bassett, Alderman, Sheriff & Lord Mayor of London; & John Stokker, Alderman of London). No issue from her marriage to Sir George Neville.2,10,4,5 Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny died on 20 September 1492; Buried at Lewes Priory, Sussex.10,5 His estate was probated in January 1496.10,5
  • Family 1 Margaret Fenne b. 1444, d. 28 Sep 1485
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Neville+11,3,5,6 b. c 1467, d. a 1500
    • Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny, Constable of Dover Castle, Warden of the Cinque Ports+12,10,5 b. c 1469
    • Sir Edward Neville, Constable of Leeds Castle, Justice of the Peace for Kent+10,5 b. c 1471, d. 9 Jan 1539
  • Family 2 Elizabeth
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6875] Unknown author, Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Gerald Paget; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 212; Wallop Family, p. 585; Stemmata Robertson, p. 241/2.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 94.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 175-176.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 185.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 322.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 594.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 93-94.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 167.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 320-321.
  • 10.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 168-169.
  • 11.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 313.
  • 12.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 94-95.
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  • Sir George Neville, 2nd Lord Abergavenny1
  • M, #14221, b. circa 1440, d. 20 September 1492
  • Last Edited=18 Jan 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=1.23%
  • Sir George Neville, 2nd Lord Abergavenny was born circa 1440.1 He was the son of Sir Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny and Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady Bergavenny.1 He married, firstly, Margaret Fenne, daughter of Sir Hugh Fenne, before 1469.1 He married, secondly, Elizabeth (?) after 1485.2 He died on 20 September 1492.
  • He was invested as a Knight on 4 May 1471 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, by King Edward IV.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Abergavenny [E., 1450] on 18 October 1476.1 On 12 January 1476/77 he had livery of the lands of his parents, but he never had seizin of Abergavenny.1
  • Children of Sir George Neville, 2nd Lord Abergavenny and Margaret Fenne
    • 1.Jane Neville+3 d. b 26 Oct 1538
    • 2.William Neville4
    • 3.Richard Neville5 d. a 1515
    • 4.Elizabeth Neville5
    • 5.Sir George Neville, 3rd Lord Abergavenny+2 b. c 1469, d. c 1535
    • 6.Sir Edward Neville+6 b. 1471, d. 8 Dec 1538
    • 7.Sir Thomas Neville+5 b. c 1480, d. 29 May 1542
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 30. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 31.
  • 3.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 136. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • 4.[S8] Volume 1, page 17. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • 5.[S8] See. [S8]
  • 6.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 34.
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  • George NEVILLE (2° B. Abergavenny)
  • Born: 1440, Raby, Durham, England
  • Died: 20 Sep 1492, Sussex, England
  • Notes: He was invested as a Knight on 4 May 1471 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, by Edward IV. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Abergavenny on 18 Oct 1476. On 12 Jan 1476/7 he had livery of the lands of his parents, but he never had seizin of Abergavenny.
  • Father: Edward NEVILLE (1° B. Abergavenny)
  • Mother: Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP
  • Married 1: Margaret FENNE (d. 28 Sep 1485) (dau. of Sir Hugh Fenne) ABT 1466, Scoulton, Norfolk, England
  • Children:
    • 1. George NEVILLE (3° B. Abergavenny)
    • 2. John NEVILLE (b. ABT 1467)
    • 3. Edward NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 4. William NEVILLE (b. ABT 1473 - d. 9 Jan 1538 - d. 9 Jan 1537/8, in Sp)
    • 5. Thomas NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 6. Richard NEVILLE (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1477 - d. ABT 1515)
    • 7. Elizabeth NEVILLE
    • 8. Jane NEVILLE
  • Married 2: Elizabeth ? AFT 1485, London, England
  • From: NEVILLE (2° B. Abergavenny)


  • George Neville
  • Birth: 1440 Warwickshire, England
  • Death: Sep. 20, 1492 West Sussex, England
  • Sir George Neville, 2nd Lord Abergavenny was son of Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady Bergavenny and Sir Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny. Brother of Richard Neville b. b 1439, d. b 1476, Alice Neville b. b 1448 and Catherine Neville b. b 1448.
  • (bio by: Kaaren Crail Vining)
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Edward Neville (1412 - 1476)
  • Elizabeth Beauchamp Neville (1415 - 1448)
  • Spouse:
  • Elizabeth Neville (____ - 1500)*
  • Children:
    • George Neville (1469 - 1535)*
    • Sir Edward Neville (1471 - 1538)*
  • Burial: Lewes Priory, Lewes, Lewes District, East Sussex, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 92456942
  • From:


  • Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ...
  • Pg.240
  • 12. ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP, daughter and heiress, born at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire 16 Sept. 1415 (aged 18 in 1436). She married by dispensation dated 28 Aug. 1428 (they being related in the 4th and 3rd degree of kindred) (as his 1st wife EDWARD NEVILLE, Knt., of Birling, Mereworth, etc., Kent, Cuckfield, Sussex, etc., Governor of Leeds Castle and Park, 1451, Privy Councillor, 1454, and, in right of his wife, of Allesley, Warwickshire, youngest son of Ralph Neville, K.G., 1st Earl of Westmorland, 4th Lord Neville of Raby (descendant of King John), by his 2nd wife, Joan Beaufort, legitimated daughter of John of Gaunt, K.G., Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, Earl of Derby, Lincoln, and Leicester (son of King Edward III) [see NEVILLE 9 for his ancestry]. They had two sons, Richard and George, Knt. [Lord Bergavenny], and two daughters, Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Grey, Knt.), and Katherine (wife of John Iwardby, K.B.). On the basis of an entail dated 1395/6, his wife, Elizabeth, was excluded from the Lordship and Castle of Abergavenny by her step-father, Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, and her half-brother, Henry Beauchamp Knt., Duke of Warwick. Edward presented to the church of Stouting, Kent in 1436, 1437, and 1438. he was made an honorary member of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of London in 1436-7 as "Edw. Nevyll, Lord Bergevenny." He was a legatee in the 1440 will of his father. Elizabeth was co-heir in 1447 to her cousin, Edmund Lenthall, Esq. His wife, Elizabeth, died 18 June 1448, and was buried at the Carmelites, Coventry, Warwickshire. Edward married (2nd) by dispensation dated 15 Oct. 1448 (she and his 1st wife being related in the 3rd degree of kindred) KATHERINE HOWARD, daughter of Robert Howard, Knt., of Stoke Nayland, Suffolk (descendant of King John), by Margaret, daughter of Thomas Mowbray, K.G., 1st Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, Earl of Nottingham (descendant of King Edward I) [see HOWARD 10 for her ancestry]. They had cohabited in the lifetime of his 1st wife, and were excommunicated, later absolved. They had two sons, Ralph and Edward, and three daughters, Margaret, Katherine, and Anne. Following the death of Anne, daughter of Henry Beauchamp, Knt., Duke of Warwick, in 1449, Edward Neville had license to enter and possess the Castle, lordship and manor of Abergavenny. He was summoned to Parliament from 5 Sept. 1450 to 19 Aug. 1472, by writs directed Edwardo Nevill domino de Bergevenny Militi. SIR EDWARD NEVILLE, Lord Bergavenny, died 18 Oct. 1476. His widow, Katherine was living 29 June 1478.
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.241
  • Child of Elizabeth Beauchamp, by Edward Neville, Knt.:
    • i. GEORGE NEVILLE, Knt., Lord Bergavenny [see next].
  • Children of Edward Neville, Knt., by Katherine Howard:
    • i. MARGARET NEVILLE, married JOHN BROOKE, Knt., 7th Lord Cobham [see WYATT 15].114
    • ii. KATHERINE NEVILLE, married ROBERT TANFIELD, Esq., of Gayton, Northamptonshire [see RANDOLPH 16].115
    • iii. ANNE NEVILLE, married JOHN STRANGE, Knt., 8th Lord Strange of Knockin, Lord Mohun [see STRANGE 13].
  • 13. GEORGE NEVILLE, Knt., Lord Bergavenny, 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir by his father's 1st marriage, born at Raby Castle, Durham, and baptized at Staindrop, Durham about 1440 (aged 36 in 1476). He was co-heiress in 1449 to his cousin, Anne Beauchamp, suo jure Countess of Warwick, by which he inherited a 1/2 share in the barony of Burghersh. He married (1st) before 1 May 1471 (date of enfeoffment) MARGARET AT[TE] FENNE, daughter and heiress of Hugh at[te] Fenne, Esq., of Sculton Burdeleys, Herringby, and Swaffham, Norfolk, and Braintree, Essex, Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI, Escheator of Norfolk and Suffolk. They had six sons, George, K.G., K.B., [Lord Bergavenny], John, William, Edward, Knt., Thomas Knt. [Speaker of the House of Commons, Secretary of State to King Henry VIII], and Richard, Knt., and one daughter Elizabeth. In 1457 he had license to have seisin of one-half of the entailed Despenser estates held by his late cousin, Anne Beauchamp, which grant was blocked by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, husband of the other co-heir, Anne Beauchamp. In 1461, after the ascession of King Edward IV, George obtained license to have seisin of all the estates of his cousin, Anne Beauchamp. In 1471 he conveyed his share of the manor of Medmenham, Buckinghamshire to
  • Pg.242
  • Geoffrey Pole, Esq., for annual rent of 10 marks. He was summoned to Parliament from 15 Nov. 1482 to 12 Aug. 1492, by writs directed Georgio Nevyle de Bergevenny ???. He was present at the Coronation of King Richard III of England in 1483. His wife, Margaret, died 28 Sept. 1485. He married (2nd) before 29 Feb. 1488/9 ELIZABETH ____ , widow successively of Richard Naylor (died 1483), Citizen and merchant tailor of London, Master of the Merchant Taylors Company, 1475, Alderman of London; Robert Bassett, Knt. (died 1484), of London, salter, M.P. for London, 1460-1, Alderman of London, 1461-84, Sheriff of London, 1463-4, Lord Mayor of London, 1475-6; and John Stokker (died 1486), of St. George's, Eastcheap, London, Master of the Drapers Company, Alderman of London, 1479-85. SIR GEORGE NEVILLE, Lord Bergavenny, died 20 Sept. 1492, and was buried at Lewes Priory, Sussex. He left a will proved Jan. 1496 (P.C.C. 8 Horne). He bequeathed 200 marks to the Prior of Lewes, to cause daily mass to be sung at the altar, near his place of burial, and to observe the anniversary of his death. His widow, Elizabeth, Lady Bergavenny, left a will dated 14 April 1500, proved 19 June 1500 (P.C.C. 8 Moore), requesting burial in the Lady chapel of St. Martin's Outwich, London where her 1st husband was interred.
  • .... etc.
  • Children of George Neville, Knt., by Margaret at[te] Fenne:
    • i. GEORGE NEVILLE, K.G., K.B., Lord Bergavenny [see next].
    • ii. EDWARD NEVILLE, Knt., of Addington Park, Kent, Esquire of the King's Body, Constable of Leeds Castle, 4th son. He married before 6 April 1529 ELEANOR WINDSOR, widow of Ralph Scrope, Knt., 9th Lord Scrope (of Masham or Upsall) (died 17 Sept. 1515), and daughter of Andrew Windsor, K.B., 1st Lord Windsor (descendant of King Edward I), by Elizabeth (descendant of King Henry III), daughter of William Blount, Esq. [see LUDLOW 15. iii for her ancestry]. They had two sons, Edward, Esq. [Lord Bergavenny] and Henry, Knt. [Master of the Harriers], and five daughters, Katherine, Mary (wife of Henry Dyneley), Frances (wife of Edward Waldegrave, Knt.), Gertrude, and Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Eymes, Esq.). In the period 1518-29, he and his wife, Eleanor, executrix and late the wife of Ralph Scrope, Lord Scrope of Upsall, sued James Strangeways, Esq., Marmaduke Wyvell, and others, heirs in co-parcenry of the said Lord Scrope, in Chancery regarding the manors of Upsall, Over Stylton, Kilvington, Thornborough, Driffield, Sough Thoresby, Masham,
    • Pg.243
    • Ecclesall, Ainderby; Carlton Scrope, West Allington, Huton; Whalton; Muckham; Harborough, Bowdon; Nayland; Fyfield; Paul's Cray and Dryvyle, assigned as the jointure of the said Eleanor. He was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. He was one of the principal commanders in France, 1523-4. His wife, Eleanor, died before 25 March 1531. SIR EDWARD NEVILLE was implicated in the plot of his niece's husband, Henry Pole, Lord Montagu, tried at Westminster, attainted of treason 4 Dec. 1538, and beheaded 9 Jan. 1538/9. .... etc.
    • Child of Edward Neville, Knt., by Eleanor Windsor:
      • KATHERINE NEVILLE, married CLEMENT THROCKMORTON, Esq., of Haseley, Warwickshire [see OXENBRIDGE 16].116
    • ELIZABETH NEVILLE, married (1st) THOMAS BERKELEY, Esq., of Avon (in Sopley), Hampshire [see FISHER 12];117 (2nd) RICHARD COVERT, of Slaugham, Sussex [see FISHER 12].
  • 14. GEORGE NEVILLE, K.G., K.B., Lord Bergavenny, of Birling, West Peckham, Mereworth, etc., Kent, Abergavenny House, London, etc., Keeper of Southfrith Park, Kent, 1499-1508, Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports, c. 1512-15, Keeper of Ashdown Forest, Kent, 1515, Privy Councillor, 1515-21, son and heir, born about 1469 (aged 16 in 1485). He married (1st) JOAN ARUNDEL, daughter of Thomas Arundel, K.G., K.B., 17th Earl of Arundel (descendant of King Edward III), by Margaret (descendant of King Henry III) daughter of Richard Wydeville, K.G., 1st Earl Rivers, Constable of England, Lord High Treasurer [see ARUNDEL 14 for her ancestry]. They had two daughters, Elizabeth (wife of Henry Daubeney, K.B., Earl of Bridgwater) and Jane. He was summoned to Parliament from 16 Jan. 1496/7 to 5 Jan 1533/4. He served in the wars against France, and was in the Battle of Blackheath in 1497 against the Cornish rebels. In 1506 he was indicted for keeping unlawful retainers, for which crime he was fined the enormous sum of £50,000; he was sentenced in the King's Bench in Michaelmas term 1507. His wife, Joan, died 14 Nov. 1508. In 1509 the king cancelled the debt and allowed him to retain men lawfully for the king's service. He was Chief Larderer at the Coronation of Henry VIII in 1509, and again at that of Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort, in 1533. He was granted the castle and lands of Abergavenny by King Henry VIII in 1512. He married (2nd) before 5 Sept. 1513 (date of fine) MARGARET BRENT, daughter of John Brent, Gent., of Charing, Kent. They had no issue. In 1513 he and his wife, Margaret, sold the manor of Speenhamland (in Speen), Berkshire. She was living in 1515. In 1517 Wolsey threatened to prosecute him for having too many men in his livery. George Married (3rd) about June 1519 [LADY] MARY STAFFORD, youngest daughter of Edward Stafford, K.G., K.B., 3rd Duke of Buckingham (descendant of King Edward III), by Eleanor, daughter of Henry Percy, K.G., 4th Earl of Northumberland (descendant of King Edward III) [see STAFFORD 14 for her ancestry]. They had three sons, Henry (or Harry), K.B., [Lord
  • Pg.244
  • Bergavenny], John, and Thomas, and five daughters, Mary (wife of Thomas Fiennes, 9th Lord Dacre, John Wotton, and Francis Thursby, Esq.), Katherine (wife of John St. Leger, Knt.), Margaret (wife of John Cheney and Henry Poole, Esq.), Dorothy (wife of William Brooke, 10th Lord Cobham), and Ursula. He and his wife attended the king at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. He was imprisoned c.May 1521, and pardoned for misprision of treason 29 March 1522. He was captain of the army in France in 1523. He married (4th) MARY BROOKE (otherwise COBHAM), formerly his servant. They had one daughter. SIR GEORGE NEVILLE, Lord Bergavenny, left a will dated 4 Jun 1535, prove 24 Jan. 1535/6 (P.C.C. 35 Hogen), and was buried in Birling, Kent.
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40
  • Neville, Edward (d.1538) by William Arthur Jobson Archbold
  • NEVILLE, Sir EDWARD (d. 1538), courtier, was third but second surviving son of George, second baron Bergavenny, by his first wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir Hugh Fenne, under-treasurer of England. His brothers George, third lord Bergavenny [q. v.], and Sir Thomas Neville [q. v.] of Mereworth, speaker of the House of Commons, are separately noticed. Edward Neville was prominent at the court when Henry VIII came to the throne. He held the offices of sewer of the household and squire of the king's body, and from time to time received grants from the crown. He took part in the expeditions made into France in 1512 and 1513, in the latter year serving in the king's guard, in a division to which Lord Bergavenny and John Neville were also attached. On 25 Sept. 1513 he was knighted at Tournay. On 20 Oct. 1514 he landed at Calais, in disguise, with Charles Brandon [q. v.], then viscount Lisle, and afterwards duke of Suffolk, and Sir William Sydney, all three going to Paris for the coronation of the Princess Mary, who had married Louis XII. In 1516 he was a gentleman of the privy chamber and master of the buckhounds. He was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. He was of the party of the Duke of Buckingham, who is said to have relied upon him to counteract the influence of Lord Bergavenny at court, and gave him in 1521 a doublet of silver cloth. Although in 1521 he was forbidden the court for a time, he was soon restored to favour, and acted as ‘herbeger’ at Charles V's visit in 1522. In 1523 he held a command in the army in France (State Papers, vi. 170). In 1524 he was a commissioner for the collection of the subsidy in Kent, and in 1526 he had a grant of privilege to export a large quantity of wood from Kent and Sussex, which was afterwards rather oddly revoked. In 1531 he was the king's standard-bearer; he took an official part in the coronation of Anne Boleyn in 1533, and on 27 June 1534 was made constable of Leeds Castle in Kent. At the baptism of Prince Edward in 1537 Neville was one of those who bore the canopy.
  • Suddenly, in 1538, Neville was found to be concerned in the conspiracy of the Poles. Early in November he was sent to the Tower with Exeter and Montagu [see Pole, Henry, 1492–1539]. He was tried in Westminster Hall on 4 Dec., and beheaded on Tower Hill on 8 Dec. 1538. He lived chiefly at Aldington, Kent, was reputed a fine soldier, and was a handsome courtier. But the rumour as to his being a son of Henry VIII, whom he resembled (Notes and Queries, 1st ser. ii. 307), is obviously refuted by the probable dates of their respective births, though it was revived as a joke by Queen Elizabeth.
  • Neville married Eleanor, daughter of Andrew, lord Windsor, and widow of Ralph, lord Scrope of Upsall, and left several children. Of his sons, Edward of Newton St. Loe, on the death of Henry, fourth lord Bergavenny, in 1587, claimed the barony, but died 10 Feb. 1589 before he was summoned to parliament. He left, however, by Catherine, daughter of Sir John Brome, a son, also called Edward, who was summoned to parliament as sixth Lord Bergavenny on 25 May 1604. Sir Edward Neville had a second son, Sir Henry Neville of Billingbear [q. v.], who is separately noticed, and through him he was grandfather of Sir Henry Neville (d. 1615) [q. v.] His four daughters were all married.
  • [Rowland's Account of the Family of Nevill, 1830; Letters and Papers Henry VIII, 1509–37; Doyle's Official Baronage, i. 5; Hasted's Kent, ii. 198 seq.; Wriothesley's Chron. (Camd. Soc.), i. 91, 92; Chron. of Calais (Camd. Soc.); Cranmer's Works, ii. 64, Zurich Letters, iii. 625, in the Parker Soc.; Rutland Papers (Camd. Soc.)]
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  • The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. Together with their paternal ancestry .. (1887)
  • Sir George Nevill, Lord Bergavenny; had livery of the lands of his father and mother, 12 Jan. (16 Edward IV.), 1476-7; one of the barons .... born at Raby Castle, co. Durham, 1440; died 20 Sept. 1492; buried at Lewes Priory, Sussex; will dated 1 July, 1491; proved 1492 (see Testamenta Vetusla, page 406); He married 1st, Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir Hugh Fenne, of Sculton Burdeleys, Norfolk, and of Braintree, Essex, treasurer of the household to Henry VI.; she died 28 Sept., 1485. His widow, Elizabeth, made her will 14 April (proved 19 June), 1500 describing herself as of Berghdenne, parish of Chartham, Kent, widow, and naming her 4 husbands; her 2nd was Richard Naylor, citizen of London, her 3rd Robert Bassett, and her last husband John Stokker, Lord Bergavenny had by his 1st wife with 3 daughters 5 sons.
    • .... etc.


  • Testamenta vetusta: being illustrations from wills, of manners, customs, &c. as well as of the descents and possessions of many distinguished families. From the reign of Henry the Second to the accession of Queen Elizabeth; (1826)
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  • Elizabeth Nevill, Lady Bergdenne, of the parish of Chartham, in the county of Kent, widow1, April 14, 1500. My body to be buried in the Church of St. Martin Outwiche, Bishop's gate, London, in a vault in the Chapel of Our Lady there, where the body of Richard Naylor, my husband, resteth. My sons, John Naylor and Robert Naylor. I bequeath my lands in Chatham, Chilham, Perham, Sellinge, and Boughton under the Blore in Kent, to John Naylor, my son, and his heirs; with remainder to Hugh Naylor and Robert Naylor, brother to the said John, and to Thomaszine, Alize, and Joan, sisters to the said Hugh and Robert, respectively. I will that a priest be found to pray in the said Church of St. Martin for the souls of George Nevill Knight Lord Bergavenny, Richard Naylor, Robert Bassett, and John Stokker, my husbands. Proved 19th June, 1500


  • ELIZABETH NEVILLE (d.1500) (maiden name unknown)
  • This lady is usually referred to as Elizabeth Neville, Lady Bergavenny even though she had three other husbands prior to her marriage to George Neville, 4th baron Bergavenny (d. September 1492). Her origins are unknown. Her first husband was Sir Robert Bassett (d.c.1480), a salter who was Lord Mayor of London in 1475-6. He had a house in St. Mary Colchurch. After his death, his widow married Richard Naylor, whose will was probated in 1483. By Naylor she had at least one son, John, and was possibly also the mother of Robert Naylor. After Naylor's death, she married George Stoker or Stokker of St. George’s, Eastcheap. His will was probated in 1485. Her fourth husband, Lord Bergavenny, left her some personal items and forty marks. No doubt her marriage contract left her well provided for in the event of a fourth widowhood. In Elizabeth’s own will, written on April 14, 1500 and proved on June 19, 1500, she left her lands in Chatham, Chilham, Perham, Sellinge, and Boughton under Blore, Kent to her sons, John Naylor and Robert Naylor, but in leaving the "remainder" to Hugh, Thomasine, Alice, and Joan Naylor, she refers to Hugh and Robert as "brothers to the said John” and to the girls as "sisters to the said Hugh and Robert, respectively," confusing the issue of whether Robert was her son or stepson and implying that her second husband, Richard Naylor, had children by two previous wives before he married her. Elizabeth also specifies that she be buried with Naylor in the Church of St. Martin's Outwich, Bishopsgate, London.
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  • (A)bergavenny, Baron (E, 1450 - abeyant 1762)
  • George [Nevill], 2nd and 4th Baron Bergavenny
  • born c. 1440
  • mar. (1) Margaret Fenne (d. 28 Sep 1485), dau. and hrss. of Sir Hugh Fenne, of Soulton Burdeleys, co. Norfolk, and Braintree, co. Essex, Under-Treasurer of England and Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI
  • children by his first wife .... etc.
  • mar. (2) as her fourth husband Elizabeth Stokker (widow of (1) Sir Robert Bassett, Lord Mayor of London, (2) Richard Naylor, of London, and (3) John Stokker, of London; d. 1500)
  • died 20 Sep 1492
  • suc. by son by first wife
  • note .... etc.
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property notes

From 'Parishes: Ashley', in A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4, ed. William Page (London, 1911), pp. 440-442 [accessed 9 September 2015].

There is no mention of the manor of ASHLEY in the Domesday Survey, but as in the 13th century it was held partly of the Talemaches as of their manor of Upper Somborne and partly of the Walerans as of their manor of Little Somborne, (fn. 4) it was in 1086 probably included in the lands held by William de Ow (fn. 5) and by Waleran the Huntsman (fn. 6) in the hundred of King's Somborne. ...

... Anne [Warwick], his only child, died an infant in 1448–9, (fn. 43) and the manor then apparently passed to George Nevill Lord Abergavenny, son of Sir Edward Nevill by Elizabeth only daughter and heir of Richard Beauchamp Earl of Worcester by Isabel le Despenser. (fn. 44) On his death in 1492 he was succeeded by his son George Nevill Lord Abergavenny, (fn. 45) who died seised of the manor of Ashley in 1535, leaving a son and heir Henry Nevill Lord Abergavenny.


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George Neville, 4th and de jure 2nd Baron Bergavenny's Timeline

Raby Castle, Durham, England
Age 26
Scoulton, Norfolk, , England
Age 27
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, England
Age 29
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Age 30
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Age 31
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 33
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, England
Age 35
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Age 37
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, England
Age 45