John Woodville, Knight (c.1445 - 1469) MP

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Nicknames: "John Wydevill"
Birthplace: Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, , England
Death: Died in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, , England
Cause of death: Beheaded / executed
Occupation: Knight
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About John Woodville, Knight

Sir John Woodville (1444? – 12 August 1469) was the second son, and fourth child, of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.

In January 1465, John's sister Elizabeth, Queen Consort to Edward IV, procured his marriage to Catherine Neville, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, who was aunt to the powerful Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick. As the Duchess was about 68 years of age at the time and John was only 20, the marriage was seen by all, particularly Warwick, as an indecent grasp for money and power by the Woodville family.

Unsurprisingly, there was no issue from the marriage of John Woodville and Catherine Neville.

From Woodville - the 1st part of Henry Vl

"Hence in 1469 Earl Rivers was among the royal favourites whom Warwick, Archbishop Neville, and Clarence determined to destroy as the essential preliminary to their recovery of power. They supported a manifesto denouncing evil government and the king's upstart favourites supposedly issued by the Yorkshire rebel Robin of Redesdale, whose defeat of Pembroke's army at Edgcote (27 July) led to Warwick's capture of the king and hence of the government. Rivers was not at Edgcote, but he and his son Sir John Woodville were seized at Chepstow, taken to Kenilworth, and executed there on 12 August 1469. Charges of sorcery against the Duchess Jacquetta were withdrawn after Edward IV's recovery of power."

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10742.htm#i107420

Sir John Woodville was born circa 1445.1 He was the son of Richard Wydevill, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta de Luxembourg.2 He married Lady Katherine Neville, daughter of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Lady Joan de Beaufort, circa 1465.3 He died on 12 August 1469 at Edgecote, England, beheaded after capture.

Sir John Woodville was also known as John Wydville. He fought in the Battle of Edgecote on 12 August 1469.

Citations

  1. 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 II, page 62. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 108. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  3. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 17. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

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Married at age 20 to 80 yr. old Catherine Neville.

Blood royal: issue of the kings and queens of medieval England, 1066-1399 ... By Thelma Anna Leese Pg.249

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Sir John Woodville (1444? – 12 August 1469) was the second son, and fourth child, of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.

In January 1465, John's sister Elizabeth, Queen Consort to Edward IV, procured his marriage to Catherine Neville, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, who was aunt to the powerful Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick. As the Duchess was about 68 years of age at the time and John was only 20, the marriage was seen by all, particularly Warwick, as an indecent grasp for money and power by the Woodville family.

In 1469, John and his father accompanied King Edward on a march north, to put down what was thought to be a minor rebellion supporting Edward's brother the Duke of Clarence as the legitimate king. Before they met the rebels both Clarence and Warwick had announced their support for the rebellion; by the time Edward met the rebels, the rebel force was far stronger than his. In a parley, the rebels told Edward that they had no fight with Edward but advised him to distance himself from the Woodvilles. In no position to argue, Edward sent the Woodville party away. John and Rivers went first to the Rivers' house at Grafton and from there made their way westwards towards Wales. They were captured by Warwick's men on the western bank of the Severn and taken to Warwick in Coventry. Before leaving Calais to support the uprising, Warwick had published a manifesto citing the Woodvilles in general, and the Earl and John specifically, as his reason for supporting Clarence against the king. The publication of this manifesto was deemed, by Warwick, to justify the execution of Rivers and his son. They were beheaded on 12 August and their heads placed on spikes above the gates of Coventry. Unsurprisingly, there was no issue from the marriage of John Woodville and the Catherine Neville.

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Sir John Woodville1 M, #107420, b. circa 1445, d. 12 August 1469 Last Edited=23 May 2004

    Sir John Woodville was born circa 1445.1 He was the son of Richard Wydevill, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta de Luxembourg.2 He married Lady Katherine Neville, daughter of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Lady Joan de Beaufort, circa 1465.3 He died on 12 August 1469 at Edgecote, England, beheaded after capture.
    He was also known as John Wydville. He fought in the Battle of Edgecote on 12 August 1469.

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 II, page 62. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
   [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 108. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
   [S8] Volume 1, page 17. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
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Sir John Woodville's Timeline

1445
1445
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, , England
1469
August 12, 1469
Age 24
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, , England
August 12, 1469
Age 24
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1937
February 15, 1937
Age 24
June 8, 1937
Age 24
ARIZO - Mesa Arizona
1995
November 11, 1995
Age 24
1996
February 1, 1996
Age 24
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