Martha Bromley (Woodville) (c.1450 - 1500) MP

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Nicknames: "Wydeville"
Birthplace: Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
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About Martha Bromley (Woodville)

Woodville, Martha – (c1449 – after 1500) English Yorkist noblewoman Lady Martha Woodville (Wydeville) was one of the younger daughters of Sir Richard Woodville, first Earl of Rivers and his wife Jacquetta of Luxemburg, the widow of Prince John, Duke of Bedford the younger brother to King Henry V (1413 – 1422). Through her mother she was a descendant of the Emperor Charlemagne (800 – 814). Martha was probably born at the family estate of Grafton Regis, in Northamptonshire, and was raised there. Her eldest sister Elizabeth Woodville became the wife (1464) of King Edward IV, which subsequently raised the fortunes of the family. The fact that Martha became the wife of Sir John Bromley, of Bartomley and Hextall in Shropshire, a mere knight, rather than to peers like most of her sisters, indicates that her marriage took place (c1463), before her sister’s elevation to the throne. Lady Bromley was still living (1500) during the reign of her nephew Henry VII, but died sometime prior to the accession of Henry VIII (1509).

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Martha Bromley's Timeline

1447
1447
Barthomley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
1450
1450
Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, England
1470
1470
Age 20
Cheshire, England
1500
1500
Age 50
Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1500
Age 50