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About Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers

Jacquetta of Luxembourg

Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers (1415/1416 – 30 May 1472) was the eldest daughter of Peter I of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, Conversano and Brienne and his wife Margaret of Baux (Margherita del Balzo of Andria). She was a prominent, though often overlooked, figure in the Wars of the Roses. Through her short-lived first marriage to the Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V, she was firmly allied to the House of Lancaster. However, following the emphatic Lancastrian defeat at the Battle of Towton, she and her second husband Richard Woodville sided closely with the House of York. Three years after the battle and the accession of Edward IV of England, Jacquetta's eldest daughter Elizabeth Woodville married him and became Queen consort of England. Jacquetta bore Woodville 14 children and stood trial on charges of witchcraft, for which she was exonerated.

Her father Peter of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, was also the hereditary Count of Brienne from 1397 until his death in 1433.

Peter had succeeded his father John of Luxembourg, Lord of Beauvoir, and mother Marguerite of Enghien. They had co-reigned as Count and Countess of Brienne from 1394 to her death in 1397. John had been a fourth-generation descendant of Waleran I of Luxembourg, Lord of Ligny, second son of Henry V of Luxembourg and Margaret of Bar. This cadet line of the House of Luxembourg reigned in Ligny-en-Barrois.

Jacquetta's paternal great-grandmother, Mahaut of Châtillon, was descended from Beatrice of England, daughter of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence.[1] Jacquetta's mother, Margherita del Balzo, was a daughter of Francesco del Balzo, 1st Duke of Andria, and Sueva Orsini.[2] Sueva descended from Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. and Eleanor of England, the youngest child of King John of England and Isabella of Angoulême.[2]

The Luxembourgs claimed to be descended from the water deity Melusine through their ancestor Siegfried of Luxembourg (AD 922-998).[3] Jacquetta was a fourth cousin twice removed of Sigismund of Luxembourg, the reigning Holy Roman Emperor and king of Bohemia and Hungary.

Most of Jacquetta's early life is a mystery. She was born as the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years War began. Her uncle, John II of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny, was the head of the military company that captured Joan of Arc. John held Joan prisoner at Beauvoir and later sold her to the English.

On 22 April 1433 at age 17, Jacquetta married John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford at Therouenne. The Duke was the third son of King Henry IV of England and Mary de Bohun, and thus the grandson of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, himself the third son of Edward III. The marriage was childless and the Duke died on 15 September 1435 at Rouen. As was customary at the time, after her second marriage Jacquetta retained the title of her first husband and was always known as the Duchess of Bedford, this being a higher title than that of countess. Jacquetta inherited one-third of the Duke's main estates as her widow's share.[4]

Sir Richard Woodville, son of Sir Richard Wydevill who had served as the late Duke's chamberlain, was commissioned by Henry VI of England to bring Bedford's young widow to England. During the journey, the couple fell in love and married in secret (before 23 March 1437), without seeking the king's permission. Jacquetta had been granted dower lands following her first husband's death on condition that she did not remarry without a royal licence. On learning of the marriage, Henry VI refused to see them, but was mollified by the payment of a fine of £1000. The marriage was long and very fruitful: Jacquetta and Richard had fourteen children, including the future Queen Consort Elizabeth Woodville. She lost her first-born son Lewis to a fever when he was 12 years old.

By the mid-1440s, the Woodvilles were in a powerful position. Jacquetta was related to both King Henry and Queen Margaret by marriage. Her sister, Isabelle de Saint Pol, married Margaret's uncle Charles du Maine while Jacquetta was the widow of Henry VI's uncle. She outranked all ladies at court with the exception of the queen. As a personal favourite, she also enjoyed special privileges and influence at court. Margaret influenced Henry to create Richard Woodville Baron Rivers in 1448, and he was a prominent partisan of the House of Lancaster as the Wars of the Roses began.[3]

The Yorkists crushed the Lancastrians at the Battle of Towton on 29 March 1461, and Edward IV, the first king from the House of York, took the throne. The husband of Jacquetta's oldest daughter Elizabeth (Sir John Grey) had been killed a month before at the Second Battle of St. Albans, a Lancastrian victory under the command of Margaret of Anjou. At Towton, however, the tables turned in favour of the Yorkists.

Edward IV met and soon married the widowed Elizabeth Woodville in secret; though the date is not accepted as exactly accurate, it is traditionally said to have taken place (with only Jacquetta and two ladies in attendance) at the Woodvile family home in Northamptonshire on 1 May 1464.[5] Elizabeth was crowned queen on 26 May 1465, the Sunday after Ascension Day. The marriage, once revealed, ruined the plans of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, Edward's cousin, who had been negotiating a much-needed alliance with France via a political marriage for Edward.

With Elizabeth now Queen of England, the Woodvilles rose to great prominence and power. Jacquetta's husband Richard was created Earl Rivers and appointed Lord High Treasurer in March 1466. Jacquetta found rich and influential spouses for her children and helped her grandchildren achieve high posts.[6] She arranged for her 20-year-old son, John, to marry the widowed and very rich Katherine Neville, Duchess of Norfolk, who was at least 45 years older than John. The rise of the Woodvilles created widespread hostility among the Yorkists, including Warwick and the king's brothers George and Richard, who were being displaced in the king's favour by the former Lancastrians.

In 1469, Warwick openly broke with Edward IV and temporarily deposed him. Earl Rivers and his son John were captured and executed by Warwick on 12 August at Kenilworth. Jacquetta survived her husband by three years and died in 1472, at about 56 years of age.

Shortly after her husband's execution by Warwick, Thomas Wake, a follower of Warwick’s, accused Jacquetta of witchcraft. Wake brought to Warwick Castle a lead image “made like a man of arms . . . broken in the middle and made fast with a wire,“ and alleged that Jacquetta had fashioned it to use for witchcraft and sorcery. He claimed that John Daunger, a parish clerk in Northampton, could attest that Jacquetta had made two other images, one for the king and one for the queen. The case fell apart when Warwick released Edward IV from custody, and Jacquetta was cleared by the king’s great council of the charges on February 21, 1470.[7] In 1484 Richard III in the act known as Titulus Regius[8] revived the allegations of witchcraft against Jacquetta when he claimed that she and Elizabeth had procured Elizabeth's marriage to Edward IV through witchcraft; however, Richard never offered any proof to support his assertions.

Through her daughter Elizabeth, Jacquetta was the maternal grandmother of Elizabeth of York, wife and queen of Henry VII.

Children

  • Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England (c. 1437 – 8 Jun. 1492), married first Sir John Grey, second Edward IV of England.
  • Lewis Woodville (c. 1438), died in childhood.
  • Anne Woodville (1438/9 – 30 Jul. 1489). Married first William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier, second Sir Edward Wingfield, third George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent.
  • Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers (c. 1440 – 25 Jun. 1483), married Elizabeth Scales, 8th Baroness Scales, second to Mary Fitzlewis, not married to Gwentlian Stradling, the mother of Margaret.
  • John Woodville (c. 1444 – 12 Aug. 1469), married Catherine Neville, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.
  • Jacquetta Woodville (1445–1509), married John le Strange, 8th Baron Strange of Knockin.
  • Lionel Woodville, Bishop of Salisbury (c. 1446 – Jun. 1484).
  • Eleanor Woodville (d. c. 1512), married Sir Anthony Grey.
  • Margaret Woodville (c. 1450 – 1490/1), married Thomas Fitzalan, 17th Earl of Arundel.
  • Martha Woodville (d. c. 1500), married Sir John Bromley.
  • Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers (1453 – Mar. 1491).
  • Edward Woodville, Lord Scales (1454/8 – 28 Jul. 1488).
  • Mary Woodville (c. 1456 – 1481), married William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.
  • Catherine Woodville (c. 1458 – 18 May 1497), married first Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, second Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford.[9]

Jacquetta is a main character in Philippa Gregory's 2009 novel The White Queen, a fictionalized account of the life of her eldest daughter Elizabeth.[10] In the novel, Jacquetta is portrayed as having indeed dabbled quite a bit in witchcraft, displaying what would seem to be actual power. She is also the main protagonist in Gregory's 2011 prequel novel The Lady of the Rivers.[11] Gregory's works explore the historical claim by Jacquetta's family that they were descended from the water deity Melusine. Gregory uses Jacquetta's tenuous ties to Melusine and Joan of Arc to further her potential ties to witchcraft. In the 2013 BBC One/Starz television series adaptation The White Queen, Jacquetta is portrayed by actress Janet McTeer.[12]

Jacquetta is also an important character in Margaret Frazer's fifth "Player Joliffe" novel, A Play of Treachery (2009). The story is set in 1435–6, after the death of her first husband, John, Duke of Bedford. This historical novel tells a tale regarding her marriage to Sir Richard Woodville. There is no mention of witchcraft in this novel.

Jacquetta is also a prominent character in The Last of the Barons (1843), a novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873). The book's title is a reference to Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacquetta_of_Luxembourg

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  • Jacquetta (Jacqueline) of Luxembourg1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29
  • F, #16417, b. 1416, d. 30 May 1472
  • Father Sir Pierre of Luxembourg, Count of St. Pol, Conversano, & Brienne, Seigneur d'Enghien2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,30,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,31,28,29 b. 1390, d. 31 Aug 1433
  • Mother Marguerite de Baux2,3,4,11,30,31 b. 1394, d. 15 Nov 1469
  • Jacquetta (Jacqueline) of Luxembourg was born in 1416.32,4,18,27 She married Sir John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford & Anjou, Earl of Richmond, Harcourt, & Kendal, Count of Maine, Constable of England, Admiral of England, Ireland, & Aquitaine, son of Henry IV Plantagenet, King of England, Earl of Derby, Hereford, & Northampton, Lord of Brecon & Hay and Mary de Bohun, on 20 April 1433 at Théroueanne, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France; They had no issue.2,32,4,11,18,27 Jacquetta (Jacqueline) of Luxembourg married Sir Richard Wydeville, 1st Earl Rivers, Constable of England, Lord High Treasurer, son of Richard Wydeville, Esq., Seneschal of Normandy, Constable of the Tower of London, Lt. of Calais, Seigneur de Préaux & Dangu and Joan Bodulgate, before 23 March 1437; They had 8 sons (Sir Anthony, 2nd Earl Rivers; Richard; Lewis; John; Sir John; Lionel, Bishop of Salisbury; Sir Edward; & Sir Richard, 3rd Earl Rivers) and 7 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Grey, & of Edward IV, King of England; Margaret, wife of Sir Thomas Arundel, 17th Earl of Arundel; Anne, wife of Sir William Bourchier, Lord Bourchier, & of Sir George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent; Jacquette, wife of Sir John Strange, 8th Lord Strange of Knockin, Lord Mohun; Mary, wife of Sir William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Huntingdon, Lord Herbert; Katherine, wife of Sir Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, & of Sir Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford, & of Sir Richard Wingfield; & Joan, wife of Sir Anthony Grey).2,32,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29 Jacquetta (Jacqueline) of Luxembourg died on 30 May 1472.2,32,4,11,18
  • Family 1 Sir John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford & Anjou, Earl of Richmond, Harcourt, & Kendal, Count of Maine, Constable of England, Admiral of England, Ireland, & Aquitaine b. 20 Jun 1389, d. 15 Sep 1435
  • Family 2 Sir Richard Wydeville, 1st Earl Rivers, Constable of England, Lord High Treasurer b. b 1408, d. 12 Aug 1469
  • Children
    • Jacquetta Wydeville+33,34,15,26,27
    • Joan Wydeville35,34,8,36,27
    • Anne Wydeville+34,7,17,37,20,27,29 d. 30 Jul 1489
    • Margaret Wydeville+38,39,34,5,19,27 d. bt 24 Sep 1485 - 4 Aug 1492
    • Sir Richard Wydville, 3rd Earl Rivers40,27 d. 6 Mar 1491
    • Elizabeth Wydeville+41,34,42,9,16,21,27,28 b. c 1437, d. 8 Jun 1492
    • Sir Anthony Wydeville, 2nd Earl Rivers, 8th Lord Scales, Lord of the Isle of Wight, Governor of Portsmouth, Sheriff of Caernarvonshire+34,13,18,24,27 b. c 1442, d. 25 Jun 1483
    • Sir John Wydeville, Master of the Queen's Horse43,6,12,44,23,27 b. c 1445, d. 12 Aug 1469
    • Mary Wydeville+45,34,10,46,27 b. c 1456, d. c 1481
    • Katherine Wydeville+47,34,14,22,25,27 b. c 1458, d. 18 May 1497
  • Citations
  • [S4695] Unknown author, Europaische Stammtafeln by Isenburg, chart 28; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 7.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 432.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 782-783.
  • [S2] Detlev Schwennicke, Europaische Stammtafeln, New Series, Vol. I/2, Tafel 231.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 37.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 161.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 280-281.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 280.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 303-304.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 389.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 548.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 211-212.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 48.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 82-83.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 126-127.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 411-412.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 402-403.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 539-540.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 156-157.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 132-133.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 160.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 515-516.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 191-192.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 652-653.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 19-21.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 67.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 423-424.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 459-460.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 450.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 538.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 422-423.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 783.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 694.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 783-784.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 166.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 132.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 109.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. I, p. 250.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 43.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XI, p. 24-25.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 359.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 798.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 62.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 314-315.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 396.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 279.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 675.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p546.htm#i16417

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  • Jacquetta de Luxembourg1
  • F, #101969, b. circa 1416, d. 30 May 1472
  • Last Edited=17 Feb 2012
  • Consanguinity Index=0.0%
  • Jacquetta de Luxembourg was born circa 1416.2 She was the daughter of Pierre I de Luxembourg, Comte de St. Pol, Brienne et Conservan and Margherita del Balzo.1,2 She married, firstly, John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, son of Henry IV, King of England and Lady Mary de Bohun, on 22 April 1433 at Bishops Palace, Thérouanne, Flanders, France.2 She married Richard Wydevill, 1st Earl Rivers, son of Richard Wydevill and Joan Bedlisgate, between 16 September 1435 and 23 March 1436.2 She died on 30 May 1472.3
  • She was also known as Jacquetta zu St. Pol. She was invested as a Lady Companion, Order of the Garter (L.G.) in 1435.3 From circa 1436, her married name became Wydevill. As a result of her marriage, Jacquetta de Luxembourg was styled as Duchess of Bedford.
  • Children of Jacquetta de Luxembourg and Richard Wydevill, 1st Earl Rivers
    • Sir Edward Woodville2 d. 1488
    • Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers2 d. 1491
    • Thomas Woodville3
    • John Woodville3
    • Lewis Woodville3
    • Eleanor Woodville3
    • Martha Woodville3
    • Elizabeth Wydevill+ b. c 1437, d. 8 Jun 1492
    • Lady Anne Woodville+4 b. c 1438, d. 30 Jul 1489
    • Lady Margaret Woodville+2 b. c 1439, d. b 6 Mar 1490/91
    • Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers+2 b. bt 1440 - 1442, d. 26 Jun 1483
    • Katherine Woodville+5 b. c 1442, d. b 1513
    • Mary Wydeville+2 b. c 1443, d. b 1481
    • Sir John Woodville6 b. c 1445, d. 12 Aug 1469
    • Jacquetta Woodville+2 b. 1444/45, d. 1509
    • Lionel Woodville2 b. c 1446, d. 1484
  • Citations
  • [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 250. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 124. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, page 125.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, page 111.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, page 105.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, page 108.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10197.htm#i101969

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  • Jacquetta Luxembourg Woodville
  • Birth: 1415, France
  • Death: May 30, 1472 Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
  • Jacquetta of Luxembourg was born in 1415 in St Pol, Artois, France. She was the daughter of Peter I of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, Conversano and Brienne (1390-1433) and Margaret of Baux (1394-1469).
  • On 22 April 1433 at age 17, Jacquetta married John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford at Therouenne. The Duke was the third son of King Henry IV of England and Mary de Bohun, and thus the grandson of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, himself the third son of Edward III.
  • Jacquetta was a fourth cousin, twice removed of Sigismund of Luxembourg, the reigning Holy Roman Emperor, and King of Bohemia and Hungary.
  • The marriage was childless and the Duke died on 15 September 1435 at Rouen. In Philippa Gregory's novel The White Queen Jacquetta is referred to as 'Jaquetta Rivers' but in fact and as was customary at the time, after her second marriage Jacquetta retained the title of her first husband and was always known as the Duchess of Bedford, this being a higher title to that of countess.
  • Sir Richard Woodville, son of Sir Richard Wydevill who had served as the late Duke's chamberlain, was commissioned by Henry VI of England to bring the young widow to England. During the journey, the couple fell in love and married in secret (before 23 March 1437), without seeking the king's permission. The marriage was long and very fruitful: Jacquetta and Richard had fourteen children, including the future Queen Consort Elizabeth Woodville. She lost her first-born son Lewis to a fever when he was 12 years old.
  • Sir Richard and Jacquetta Woodville were the parents of the following known children: Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England, Lewis Woodville, Anne Woodville, Viscountess Bourchier, Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, Mary Woodville, Countess of Pembroke, Jacquetta Woodville, Lady Strange, Sir John Woodville, Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers, Martha Woodville, Lady Bromley, Eleanor Woodville, Lady Grey, Lionel Woodville, Bishop of Salisbury, Margaret Woodville, Countess of Arundel, Sir Edward Woodville and Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham and Bedford.
  • Through her daughter, Queen Elizabeth, Jacquetta was the maternal grandmother of Elizabeth of York, Queen and wife of Henry VII. As such, she is an ancestress of all subsequent English and British monarchs, including Elizabeth II, and seven other present-day European monarchs.
  • Jacquetta died on 30 May 1472 in Grafton, Northamptonshire, England. She was 57 years old.
  • More information at this Wikipedia article about Jacquetta and many links to many in her family: *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacquetta_of_Luxembourg
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Pierre de Luxembourg-Saint Pol (1390 - 1433)
  • Margherita del Balzo (1394 - 1469)
  • Siblings:
  • Jacquetta Luxembourg Woodville (1415 - 1472)
  • Jacquette De Luxembourg Woodville (1416 - 1472)*
  • Thibaut de Luxemburg (1418 - 1477)*
  • Jacques de Luxembourg-Ligny (1420 - 1487)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 132424498
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132424498

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  • Jacquette De Luxembourg Woodville
  • Birth: 1416, Luxembourg
  • Death: 1472, England
  • Duchess of Bedford, Lady Rivers. Lady at Court to Henry VI. In charge of examining Joan of Arc in prison to determine if she had been raped. Her brother Jean had arrested Joan of Arc. Married first,at age 17, to Prince John of Lancaster, son of King Henry IV. They had no children After his death married second Earl Rivers Richard Woodville. She bore Richard 16 children. Her daughter Elizabeth married King Edward IV.
  • Husband Richard was illegally beheaded in 1469. He was the love of her life. Jacquette mourned his death and died just 3 years later in obscurity. her burial place is unknown.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Pierre de Luxembourg-Saint Pol (1390 - 1433)
  • Margherita del Balzo (1394 - 1469)
  • Spouse:
  • Richard Woodville (1405 - 1469)
  • Children:
    • Jacquette Wydeville Lestrange*
    • Anne Wydville Grey (____ - 1489)*
    • Elizabeth Wydville Woodville (1437 - 1492)*
    • Catherine Woodville (1458 - 1497)*
  • Siblings:
  • Jacquetta Luxembourg Woodville (1415 - 1472)*
  • Jacquette De Luxembourg Woodville (1416 - 1472)
  • Thibaut de Luxemburg (1418 - 1477)*
  • Jacques de Luxembourg-Ligny (1420 - 1487)*
  • Burial: Body lost or destroyed
  • Specifically: no burial records have been found
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 111143241
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111143241

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  • John PLANTAGENET (1º D. Bedford)
  • Born: 20 Jun 1389
  • Aceeded: 16 May 1414
  • Died: 15 Sep 1435, Joyeux Repos, Rouen, France
  • Buried: Cathedral of Notre Dame, Rouen, Normandy, France
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. In 1403 he was appointed Warden of he East Marches and Captain of Berwick, an office that he filled until 1414. On 10 Sep 1403 he was made Constable of England and was confirmed in that office for life in 1410. He was joint Ambassador to Scotland in 1411 and on 16 May 1414 his brother Henry V created him Earl of Kendal and Duke of Bedford for life. These honours were later surrendered and regranted to him and the male heirs of his body on 8 Jul 1433. He was further created Earl of Richmond on 24 Nov 1414. When Henry V left on his French expedition in 1415, Bedford was appointed Guardian of the Realm, filling the same position in 1424 he commanded the English and Burgundian forces at the bvattle of Verneuil, in which 7000 French and 2500 Scots were said to have been killed. He defeated the French in several battles but in 1429 an army under Joan of Arc forced him onto the defensive. He ordered the execution of Joan Of Arc. Bedford saw his nephew Henry VI crowned as King of France at Paris on 7 Sep 1432. "Brewer's British Royalty", p. 44, by David Williamson.
  • Father: HENRY IV PLANTAGENET (King of England)
  • Mother: Mary De BOHUN (C. Derby)
  • Associated with: ¿?
  • Children:
    • 1. Richard PLANTAGENET (b. ABT 1415)
  • Married 1: Anne De VALOIS (d. 14 Nov 1432) (dau. John of Bourgogne, D. Burgundy, and Margaret of Bavaria) Jun 1423, Troyes, Aube, France
  • Children:
    • 2. Unmd. Son PLANTAGENET (d. 14 Nov 1432)
  • Married 2: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford) (b. ABT 1416 - d. 30 May 1472) (dau. of Pierre of Luxembourg, C. St. Pol, and Marguerite Balzo) (m.2 Richard Woodville, 1º E. Rivers) 20 Apr 1433, Therouenne, France
  • Children:
    • 3. Mary PLANTAGENET
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/PLANTAGENET2.htm#John PLANTAGENET (1º D. Bedford)

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  • Richard WOODVILLE (1º E. Rivers)
  • Born: ABT 1405 / 1413, La Mote, Maidstone, Kent, England
  • Died: 26 Jul / 12 Aug 1469, Northamptonshire, England
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. In command of the forces during the French wars. Lord High Constable. Treasurer of the Exchequer. Richard was assigned to accompany Jacquetta, the beautiful young widow of the Duke of Bedford, on a voyage to England from Rouen, where the Duke had died. Woodville later married the widow. The marriage did not meet with universal approval and the young couple had to pay a fine of £1000 for marrying without the King's permission. Woodville was a loyal servant of King Henry and was rewarded with the Rivers Barony in 1448. His wife was high in Queen Margaret's favour. Beheaded 1469.
  • Father: Richard WOODVILLE (Esq.)
  • Mother: Joan BEDLISGATE
  • Married: Jacquetta Zu St. POL of Luxembourg (D. Bedford) (b. ABT 1416 - d. 30 May 1472) (dau. of Pierre of Luxembourg, C. St. Pol, and Marguerite Balzo) (w. of John Plantagenet, D. Bedford) 16 Sep 1435, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth WOODVILLE (Queen of England)
    • 2. Anne WOODVILLE (V. Bourchier/C. Kent)
    • 3. Lewis WOODVILLE (b. ABT 1438)
    • 4. Margaret WOODVILLE (C. Arundel)
    • 5. Anthony WOODVILLE (2º E. Rivers)
    • 6. Eleanor (Joan) WOODVILLE (B. Grey of Ruthin)
    • 7. Jacquetta WOODVILLE (B. Strange of Knockyn)
    • 8. John WOODVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 9. Martha WOODVILLE
    • 10. Lionel WOODVILLE (Bishop of Salisbury)
    • 11. Thomas WOODVILLE (b. ABT 1452)
    • 12. Richard WOODVILLE (3º E. Rivers)
    • 13. Edward WOODVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 14. Mary WOODVILLE (C. Pembroke)
    • 15. Catherine WOODVILLE (D. Buckingham/D. Bedford)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WOODVILLE.htm#Richard WOODVILLE (1º E. Rivers)

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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 62
  • Woodville, Richard by James Tait
  • WOODVILLE or WYDVILLE, RICHARD, first Earl Rivers (d. 1469), was son of Richard Woodville of the Mote, near Maidstone in Kent, and (after the death of his elder brother Thomas) of Grafton, Northamptonshire. The Woodvilles had been settled at Grafton as early as the reign of Henry II, but the manorial rights were first acquired by Woodville's uncle Thomas. His mother was Joan Beauchamp, heiress of a Somersetshire family (Baker, ii. 166; Hist. MSS. Comm. 9th Rep. p. 113; but cf. Genealogist, vi. 199). Richard Woodville the elder, whom Dugdale failed to distinguish from his son, was a trusted servant of Henry V and the regent Bedford in the French wars. He held a command in the expeditions of 1415 and 1417, and in 1420 became esquire of the body to Henry V and seneschal of Normandy (Gesta Henrici V, pp. 9, 277; Dugdale, ii. 230). The king bestowed upon him in 1418 the Norman seigniories of Préaux and Dangu (Longnon, p. 106). Bedford, on becoming regent for Henry VI in France, made Woodville his chamberlain, and rewarded his ‘grans notables et aggreables services’ with further grants of confiscated estates (ib. pp. 105–6; Monstrelet, iv. 138). His connection with Bedford induced Beaufort and the council to entrust the Tower to his keeping when Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, attempted a coup d'état with the help of the Londoners in 1425 (Ord. Privy Council, iii. 167; Ramsay, i. 361). He returned with the regent to France in the spring of 1427 to take up in July 1429 the post of lieutenant of Calais, where the marriage arranged between his daughter Joan and William Haute, an esquire of Kent, was apparently solemnised (Dugdale, ii. 230; Ord. Privy Council, iii. 245, 329; Excerpta Historica, p. 249). He still held this position in 1435, though in 1431 he seems to have been detached for a time to serve on the council of Henry VI while in France (Fœdera, x. 605; Doyle; Ord. Privy Council, iv. 82). There is some difficulty, however, during these years in distinguishing him from his son. He probably settled down at Grafton after the death of his elder brother (who made his will on 12 Oct. 1434), was sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1438, and died between 1440 and 1442 (Baker, ii. 166).
  • Richard Woodville the younger was knighted by Henry VI at Leicester on 19 May 1426 (Leland, ii. 491). It was probably he who commanded a troop in France in 1429 and conveyed the wages of the Duke of Burgundy's forces to Lille in the following year (Doyle; Fœdera, x. 454). He is said to have been taken prisoner in the attack upon Gerberoi in May 1435, but must have soon obtained his release, as he served under Suffolk in 1435–6 (Wavrin, p. 64; Dugdale, ii. 230). The foundation of his fortunes was his surreptitious marriage, apparently in 1436, with Jacquetta of Luxemburg, the young widowed Duchess of Bedford. She had to pay (23 March 1437) a fine of 1,000l. for marrying without the royal license (Rot. Parl. iv. 498; Devon, p. 436). Woodville received a pardon on 24 Oct. following (Fœdera, x. 677). The mésalliance gave great offence to Jacquetta's relatives (Wavrin, p. 207). The statement afterwards made (ib. p. 455) that Woodville and Jacquetta had two children before marriage is doubtless a mere calumny.
  • Woodville served under Somerset and Talbot in the attempt to relieve Meaux in 1439 (ib. p. 257; Doyle). His reputation as an accomplished knight caused him to be selected to ‘deliver’ the redoubtable Pedro Vasque de Saavedra, chamberlain of the Duke of Burgundy, who came to London in 1440 to ‘run a course with a sharp spear for his sovereign lady's sake’ (Fœdera, x. 828; Paston Letters, i. 41; Chastellain, iii. 455). They met in lists at Westminster on 26 Nov., but the king stopped the combat after the third stroke (Stow). In June 1441 Woodville once more went to France, in the train of the Duke of York, and helped to relieve Pontoise (Ramsay, ii. 37). He became a knight banneret and captain of Alençon (25 Sept. 1442). On 9 May (Dugdale gives 29th) 1448 he was raised to the peerage by letters patent as Baron Rivers. His choice of title is puzzling. Dugdale thought he took the name of the old family of Redvers or De Ripariis, earls of Devon; and his addition to his arms of an inescutcheon bearing a griffin segreant, which was part at least of their device, has been held to confirm this hypothesis (Complete Peerage, vi. 371). But the inclusion among the seigniories granted him in support of his new dignity of a barony of Rivers and a casual reference (in a letter of 1475) to his son under the name of Lord Anthony Angre suggest a connection with the barony of Rivers or De Ripariis of Aungre (Ongar) in Essex, which had been for some time in abeyance (ib. v. 398; Dugdale, ii. 230; Cal. State Papers, Ven. i. 136). No connection with either family seems to have been discovered by genealogists.
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Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers's Timeline

1416
1416
St. Pol, Artois, France
1437
February 3, 1437
Age 21
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
1438
1438
Age 22
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, , England
1440
1440
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Grafton, Northamptonshire, England
1444
1444
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Abt. 1444 Of Grafton, Nrthamptonshire, England
1445
1445
Age 29
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, , England
1446
1446
Age 30
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
1447
1447
Age 31
Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, England