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Letitia / Lettice de Neville (Harcourt)

Also Known As: "Lettica Harcourt", "Lettice Harcourt", "Letitia Harcourt"
Birthplace: Of, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Died in Droitwich, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Harcourt and Anne Harcourt
Wife of Thomas "Lord of Mathon" Neville; Humphrey Pershale and Thomas Malthon de Neville
Mother of Eleanor Pershale; Jane Peshall; Ellen Neville; Elizabeth Neville and Miss Neville
Sister of Robert Harcourt; Elizabeth Gaynesford; Ellen Harcourt; Catherine Harcourt and William Harcourt

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About Letitia / Lettice de Neville

  • Lettice Harcourt1,2,3,4
  • F, b. circa 1468, d. after 1509
  • Father John Harcourt, Esq.2,5 b. c 1450, d. 26 Jun 1485
  • Mother Anne Norris2,5 b. c 1446, d. a 26 Jun 1485
  • Lettice Harcourt was born circa 1468 at of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.2 She married Humphrey Peshall, Esq., son of Richard Peshall, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire, circa 1487; They had 1 son (Richard) and 3 daughters (Eleanor, Joan, & Elizabeth).2,3,4 Lettice Harcourt married Thomas Neville, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire, son of Sir Henry Neville and Joan Bourchier, between 28 May 1498 and 19 March 1504; They had 3 daughters (including Ellen).2,4 Lettice Harcourt died after 1509.2
  • Family 1 Humphrey Peshall, Esq. d. 28 May 1498
  • Child
  • Eleanor Peshall+2 b. c 1488, d. a 2 Jul 1535
  • Family 2 Thomas Neville, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire b. c 1470, d. 1546
  • Child
  • Ellen Neville+ b. c 1504
  • Citations
  • 1.[S8205] Unknown author, Winslow Ancestry, American Genealogist, p. 171' Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p. 222.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 152.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 378.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 440.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 377-378.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p878.htm#i26358


  • Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=p_yzpuWi4sgC&pg=PA377&lpg=PA377&dq=john+harcourt+1450&source=bl&ots=RQBI4NY87a&sig=3gGyGH_c7rO6bK7HAVi2e4HUwYM&hl=en&ei=zdf2TLC3GcOB8gbj_bC5Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDQQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Harcourt&f=false
  • Pg.152
  • 12. Humphrey Pershale, Esq., of Tean and Blithewood (both in Checkley), Alstonefield, Cauldon, Hopton (in St. Mary's Stafford), Knightley (in Gnosall), Little Onn (in Church Eaton), and Waterfall, Staffordshire, justice of the peace for Staffordshire, commissioner of array for Staffordshire, son and heir. He married (1st) to an unknown wife. They had one son, Hugh, Knt. He married (2nd) Lettice Harcourt, daughter of John Harcourt, Esq., of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire (descendant of King John), by Anne daughter of John Norreys [see HARCOURT 11 for her ancestry]. She was born say 1470. They had one son, Richard (aged 3 in 1502), and three daughters, Eleanor, Joan, wife of Richard Sandforde, and Elizabeth, wife of Richard Alsop. Humphrey Peshale, Esq., died testate 28 May 1498. His widow, Lettice, married (2nd) before 19 Mar 1504 (as his 2nd wife) Thomas Neville, Esq. (died Staffordshire, 1511 and 1516, younger son of Henry (or Harry) Neville, Knt., of Isenhampstead, Berkshire, by Joan (or Jane), daughter of John Bourgchier, Knt., K. G., 1st Lord Berners [see LATIMER 12, ii]. They had three daughters, including Ellen (wife of Kenelm Bucke). Lettice was co-heiress in 1503-9 to her brother Robert Harcourt, Knt.


Lettice harcout was the daughter of John hartcourt Edsq. od Stanton Harcourtco.,Oxford. (decendant of king John) and Anne Norreys( se harcourt 11 for her ancestry.in Plantagnet Ancestry by Douglas Richardson) She was born 1470.

She married Humphrey pershale Esq, , son of Richard pershale Esq.

Children: Son Richard age 3 in 1502 an three daughter Eleanor,Joan and Elizabeth pershale. After her husband Humphrey pershale died in 1498 she re =married Thomas Neville,Esq,of Binholme(,in Pershore, )and Mathon,co,she was his 2nd wife,


  • Lettice HARCOURT
  • Born: 1494, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
  • Father: Robert HARCOURT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Agnes LYMERICK (LIMERISK)
  • Married 1: Humphrey PERSHALL (b. 1493) ABT 1520
  • Married 2: Thomas NEVILLE (Esq.) ABT 1511, Mathon, Worcestershire, England / Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
    • 1. Ellen NEVILLE
    • 2. Elizabeth NEVILLE
    • 3. Dau. NEVILLE (b. ABT 1516)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/HARCOURT.htm#Lettice HARCOURT1


  • The Parshall family, A.D. 870-1913 : a collection of historical records and notes to accompany the Parshall pedigree (1915)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/parshallfamilyad00pars#page/107/mode/2up/search/Harcourt
  • Richard's son, Humphrey Peshall of Knightley, was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1463, and owned, besides Knightley, the manors of Little Wyrley, Hopton, Teyne, Little Onn, Blythewood, Caldon and Waterfall, as well as other land and property in the town of Stafford. The Staffordshire property, he held in accordance with the custom of Borough English by which the inheritance passed to the youngest instead of the eldest son. This Humphrey Peshall was twice married. By his first wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir Robert Egerton of Wrynehill, Staff., he had an elder son, Hugh, who died before him in 1490, as related below. By his second wife, Letitia,1 daughter of Sir Robert Harcourt, who survived him, he had a younger son, Richard (born 1495), who, as youngest son, inherited the property in the town of Stafford, but of whom nothing further is known except that he died in 1520.
  • 1 Compare Burke's History of the Commoners, which states that 'Letitia, daughter of Sir Robert Harcourt (descended from the ancient house of Harcourt, from which sprang the Earls of Harcourt, extinct in 1830, and which deduces its pedigree from Bernard, a nobleman of the royal blood of Saxony, who acquired in 876, when Rollo, the Dane, made himself master of Normandy, the lordships of Harcourt, Caileville and Beauficel, in that Duchy) married Humphry Peshal.'



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Letitia / Lettice de Neville's Timeline

Of, Knightly, , England
Knightley, Staffordshire, England
Of, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England
Age 15
Age 28
Shenstone, Staffordshire, England
Age 41
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, , England
Age 42
Shenstone Park, Staffordshire, England
Age 46
Of, Shenstone Park, Staffordshire, England
Age 50
Droitwich, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England
June 8, 1932
Age 50