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Richard de Neville (Latimer), Lord of Latymer

Also Known As: "Sir Richard Nevill of Latimer"
Birthplace: Isenhampstead Chenies, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Death: Died in Snape Castle, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Bedale, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Henry Neville of Latimer; Sir Henry Neville; Joan Bourchier and Joan Neville
Husband of Anne Neville, Baroness Latimer and Margaret Danby
Father of Sir John Neville; Margaret Gascoigne; Dorothy Neville; Catherine Neville; Susan Norton and 9 others
Brother of Joan Neville and Thomas de Neville, Lord of Mathom/Mathon

Occupation: Lord Latimer of Snape, Second Baron Latimer
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About Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer

Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer

Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer (c.1468 – c. 28 December 1530) of Snape, North Yorkshire, was an English soldier and peer. He fought at the battles of Stoke and Flodden.

Richard Neville was the eldest son of Sir Henry Neville, who was killed on 26 July 1469 at the Battle of Edgecote Moor, and Joan Bourchier (d. 7 October 1470), daughter of John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners, by Margery, daughter and heiress of Richard Berners, esquire. He had a brother, Thomas Neville, and a sister, Joan Neville, wife of Sir James Radcliffe.[1]

Neville's maternal grandfather, John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners, was the fourth son of William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu in Normandy, and his wife Anne of Gloucester, daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, youngest son of King Edward III. By her second husband, Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford, Anne of Gloucester was the mother of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.[2]

On his father's side, Richard Neville was the grandson of George Neville, 1st Baron Latimer (d. 30 or 31 December 1469), and Elizabeth Beauchamp, the daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick.[3]

When he was only a year old, Richard Neville inherited the barony together with lands in 24 counties, including Snape Castle in Richmondshire, at the death of his grandfather, George Neville, 1st Baron Latimer, on 30 or 31 December 1469. His wardship and marriage were purchased for £1000 in May 1470 by his great uncle, Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, while his lands remained in the hands of the crown. He was made a Knight of the Bath on 17 January 1478.[4]

Neville had livery of his lands without proof of age on 8 May 1491. From 12 August of that year until 3 November 1529 he was summoned to Parliament by writs directed to 'Ricardo Nevill de Latimer chivaler'. However in about 1494 his inheritance was contested by Robert Willoughby, 1st Baron Willoughby de Broke, who although summoned to the 1491 Parliament by writs directed to 'Roberto Willughby de Broke chivaler', nonetheless claimed that he was entitled to the Latimer barony and lands through his great-grandmother's brother, John Willoughby. Neville ultimately prevailed, and a herald recorded that 'the Lord Brooke had made a wrong claim'.[5]

Neville's father-in-law, Sir Humphrey Stafford (c.1426/7 – 8 July 1486) of Grafton, Worcestershire, was a staunch supporter of King Richard III. After Richard's defeat at Bosworth, Stafford and Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell, fled to sanctuary at Colchester. In April 1486 they attempted to stir up rebellion against the new King, Henry VII, with Stafford trying to raise forces in the West Midlands, and Lovell in Yorkshire. When the rebellion collapsed, on 11 May 1486 Stafford again fled to sanctuary, this time at Culham, but was not allowed to claim the privilege, and for his part in the insurrection was executed at Tyburn on 8 July 1486.[6]

In contrast, Neville appears to have supported the new regime. According to Ford, Neville's strengths were 'loyalty to the crown and military service'. On 16 June 1487 he fought at the Battle of Stoke with Henry VII's forces which put down the rising of the pretender, Lambert Simnel. He served with the army in the north after the Earl of Northumberland was assassinated in 1489, and was with the King's forces in Brittany in 1492. In 1499 he attended the trial of the pretender, Perkin Warbeck. In 1513 he was with the Earl of Surrey at the Battle of Flodden, where he fought in the vanguard. In September 1522 the Earl of Shrewsbury consulted him regarding war against the Duke of Albany.[7]

Neville also served in non-military capacities. He was appointed to a number of commissions, and is recorded as being in attendance at festivities at court in 1488 and 1499. In 1503 he was among those who escorted King Henry VII's daughter, Margaret Tudor, between Tadcaster and York on her journey to Scotland to wed James IV. In November 1515 he was among those present at Westminster Abbey when Thomas Wolsey was made Cardinal.[8]

On 13 July 1530 Neville was one of the signatories to the letter petitioning Pope Clement VII to grant Henry VIII a divorce from Catherine of Aragon. He died shortly before 28 December 1530 at Snape Castle, and was buried with his first wife, Anne Stafford, in the church of St. Michael at Well, North Yorkshire.[9]

Richard Neville married firstly, about 1490, Anne Stafford, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton, Worcestershire, and Katherine Fray (12 May 1482), the daughter of Sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by Agnes Danvers (d. June 1478), the daughter of Sir John Danvers (died c.1448), by whom he had six sons and six daughters:[10]

  • John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, who married firstly, Dorothy de Vere, daughter of Sir George Vere by Margaret Stafford, and sister and coheir of John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford; secondly, Elizabeth Musgrave; and thirdly, Catherine Parr, later Henry VIII's sixth Queen.[11]
  • William Neville (15 July 1497 – c.1545), author of The Castell of Pleasure, who married, before 1 April 1529, Elizabeth Greville, the daughter of Sir Giles Greville, by whom he had a son, Richard Neville of Penwyn and Wyke Sapie, Worcestershire, and two daughters, Mary and Susan.[12] After the death without male issue of John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer, William's son, Richard Neville (d. 27 May 1590), wrongfully assumed the title of Baron Latimer.[13]
  • Sir Thomas Neville of Piggotts Hall in Ardleigh, Essex, who married Mary Teye, the daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas Teye, by whom he had a son, Thomas.[14]
  • Marmaduke Neville of Marks Tey, who married Elizabeth Teye, the daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas Teye, by whom he had a son, Christopher, who died young, and a daughter, Alianore, who married Thomas Teye, esquire, of Layer de la Haye, Essex.[15]
  • George Neville, Archdeacon of Carlisle, (born 29 July 1509, buried 6 September 1567 at Well, North Yorkshire).[16]
  • Christopher Neville.[17]
  • Margaret Neville (born 9 March 1495), eldest daughter, who married, by papal dispensation dated 22 November 1505, Edward Willoughby (d. November 1517) of Alcester, Warwickshire, son of Robert Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke (d. 10 or 11 November 1521), by his first wife, Elizabeth Beauchamp, by whom she had three daughters, Elizabeth (buried 15 November 1562), who married Sir Fulke Greville (d. 10 November 1559), Anne (d. 1528) and Blanche (d. before 1543), who married Francis Dawtrey.[18] Elizabeth Willoughby and Sir Fulke Greville (d. 10 November 1559) were the grandparents of the courtier and author, Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke.[19]
  • Dorothy Neville, who married Sir John Dawney.[20]
  • Elizabeth Neville (born 28 April 1500), who married, before 1531, Sir Christopher Danby (c.1505 – 14 June 1571), of Farnley, North Yorkshire, only son of Sir Christopher Danby (d. 17 March 1518) and Margaret Scrope, daughter of Thomas Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Masham (d.1475). They had six sons, Sir Thomas Danby, Christopher Danby, John Danby, James Danby, Marmaduke Danby and William Danby, and eight daughters, Dorothy, who married Sir John Neville; Mary; Joan, who married Roger Meynell, esquire; Margaret, who married Christopher Hopton, esquire; Anne, who married Sir Walter Calverley; Elizabeth, who married Thomas Wentworth, esquire; Magdalen, who married Marmaduke Wyvill; and Margery, who married Christopher Mallory, esquire.[21] Anne Danby and Sir Walter Calverley were the grandparents of Walter Calverley (d.1605), whose murder of his children is dramatized in A Yorkshire Tragedy, attributed on the title page to William Shakespeare.[22] It seems likely that Anne's brother, William Danby, was the William Danby who served as coroner at the inquest into the death of Christopher Marlowe in 1593.
  • Katherine Neville.[23]
  • Susan Neville (1501 – c.1560), who married the rebel Richard Norton (d. 9 April 1585), esquire, the eldest son of John Norton (d. 1557) by Anne Radcliffe (d. before 1557).[24]
  • Joan Neville.[25]

By licence dated 5 July 1502 Richard Neville married secondly, Margaret (d. 16 December 1521), the widow of Sir James Strangways.[26]



  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40
  • Neville, Richard (1468-1530) by William Arthur Jobson Archbold
  • NEVILLE, RICHARD, second Baron Latimer (1468–1530), born in 1468, was son of Sir Henry Neville who was killed at the battle of Edgecote in 1469. His mother was Jane (d. 1471), daughter of John, first baron Berners [see under Bourchier, John second Baron Berners]. His grandfather, George Neville, brother of Richard, earl of Salisbury [q. v.], was created Baron Latimer in 1432, married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick [q. v.], and after some years of partial insanity died in 1469 [see Neville, Ralph, first Earl of Westmorland]. Richard succeeded him as Baron Latimer; but he was not summoned to parliament until 12 Aug. 1492. He held some command at the battle of Stoke in 1487, was a witness to the treaty with Portugal in 1487, and in 1492 obtained special livery of his lands; he subsequently served on the northern border under Surrey. He was distinguished as a soldier. After taking part in the relief of Norham and the battle of Flodden, he was in 1522 made lieutenant-general, and in 1525 a commissioner for the north. Under Henry VIII he was a prominent courtier, taking part in the ceremonial attending the reception of Wolsey's cardinal's hat in 1515. On 13 July 1530 he signed the petition to Clement VII, praying him to hasten his decision as to the divorce. He died before 28 Dec. 1530 (cf. Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, iv. iii. 6776). Latimer married Anne, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton, Worcestershire, who predeceased him. He contemplated marrying Mary, widow of Sir James Strangwishe, in July 1522 (ib. iii. ii. 2415). By his wife he had issue John, third baron Latimer [q. v.], William, Thomas, Marmaduke, George (see below), and Christopher, with four daughters. Susanna, one of the daughters, married Richard Norton [q. v.]
  • The son, George Neville (1509–1567), was born on 29 July 1509, graduated B.A. at Cambridge in 1524, and subsequently became D.D. He was appointed rector of Well, Richmondshire, and of Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, on 17 July 1552, receiving about the same time the mastership of the hospital at Well, which was in the gift of the family. In or before 1558 he was made archdeacon of Carlisle, and one of the queen's chaplains. He died in 1567, when he also held the livings of Spofford, Bolton, and Leake, Yorkshire; Rothbury, Northumberland; and Salkeld and Monland, Cumberland (cf. Cooper, Athenæ Cantabr.; Richmondshire Wills, Surtees Soc. xxvi. 20; Whitaker, Richmondshire, ii. 78–83; Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, 1529, 1537, 1547; Brydges, Northamptonshire, ed. Whalley; Dugdale, Mon. Angl. vi. 702; Journal of Yorkshire Archæol. and Topogr. Association, vol. ii.)
  • [Rowland's Family of Nevill; Materials for the Reign of Henry VII (Rolls Ser.), ii. 475; Burke's Extinct Peerage; Letters and Papers of Henry VIII; State Papers, iv. 393.]
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  • Sir Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16
  • M, #22065, b. circa 1468, d. 12 December 1530
  • Father Sir Henry Neville3,17,18 b. c 1438, d. 26 Jul 1469
  • Mother Joan Bourchier3,17,18 b. c 1442, d. 7 Oct 1470
  • Sir Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer was born circa 1468 at of Snape, Latimer, & Sinnington, Yorkshire, England; Age 1 in 1469.3,7,14 He married Anne Stafford, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford, Sheriff of Warwickshire and Katherine Fray, circa 1483 at of Grafton, Worcestershire, England; They had 6 sons (John, 3rd Lord Latimer; William; Sir Thomas; Marmaduke; George, Archdeacon of Carlisle; & Christopher) and 6 daughters (Margaret, wife of Edward Willoughby; Dorothy, wife of Sir John Dawnay; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Christopher Danby; Katherine; Susanna, wife of Richard Norton, Esq; & Joan).2,3,4,5,7,9,10,11,13,14,16 Sir Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer and Margaret obtained a marriage license on 5 July 1522.19,3,7,14 Sir Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer died on 12 December 1530 at Snape Castle, Snape, Yorkshire, England; Buried at Well, Yorkshire with his 1st wife.3,14
  • Family 1 Anne Stafford b. c 1472, d. b 2 Jul 1522
  • Children
    • Sir John Neville, 3rd Lord Latimer+ b. 17 Nov 1493, d. 2 Mar 1543
    • Margaret Neville+2,20,5,6,7,10,21,12,14 b. 9 Mar 1495
    • Dorothy Neville+ b. 27 Mar 1496, d. 23 Oct 1532
    • William Neville b. 15 Jul 1497
    • Catherine Neville b. 17 Jan 1499
    • Elizabeth Neville+22,20,7,8,9,11,14,15,16 b. 28 Apr 1500
    • Susanna Neville+ b. 28 Apr 1501
    • Sir Thomas Neville b. 24 Dec 1502, d. 1550
    • Joan Neville b. 7 Mar 1504
    • Humphrey Neville23 b. 11 Aug 1505
    • Marmaduke Neville b. 31 Jan 1508, d. 28 May 1545
    • George Neville23 b. 29 Jul 1509, d. 1567
    • Christopher Neville23 b. 2 Oct 1511, d. b 3 May 1513
    • Christopher Neville23 b. 3 May 1513, d. a 1542
  • Family 2 Margaret b. c 1500, d. a 28 Dec 1530
  • Citations
  • [S6749] Unknown author, Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 1490; Royal Highness, Ancestry of the Royal Child, by Moncreiffe, p. 29.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 132.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 440.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 120.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 337.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 269.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 3.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 133.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 13.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 328.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 620-621.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 121-122.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 239.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 539-540.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 63.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 605.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 2.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 538-539.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 482.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 440-441.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 578.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 255.
  • [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
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  • Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latymer1
  • M, #16629, b. 1468, d. December 1530
  • Last Edited=9 Nov 2013
  • Consanguinity Index=0.52%
  • Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latymer was born in 1468.2 He was the son of Sir Henry Neville and Joanna Bourchier. He married, firstly, Anne Stafford, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford, circa 1490.2 He died in December 1530.1
  • He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Latymer [E., 1432] on 30 December 1469.2 He fought in the Battle of Stoke in 1487, in command of troops against Lambert Simmel's followers.2 In 1496 he helped suppress Perkin Walbeck's followers.2 He fought in the Battle of Flodden Field on 9 September 1513.2
  • Children of Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latymer and Anne Stafford
    • John Neville, 3rd Lord Latymer+1 b. 17 Nov 1493, d. 2 Mar 1542/43
    • Margaret Neville+2 b. 9 Mar 1494
    • Dorothy Neville+3 b. 29 Mar 1496
    • William Neville+2 b. 15 Jul 1497
    • Elizabeth Neville2 b. 28 Apr 1500
    • Susannah Neville+3 b. 28 Apr 1501
    • Thomas Neville2 b. 24 Dec 1502, d. 28 Oct 1544
    • Marmaduke Neville2 b. 1506, d. 28 May 1545
  • 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 XII/2, page 560. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2246. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • Richard NEVILLE (2º B. Latimer)
  • Born: ABT 1468, Latimer, Buckinghamshire / Sinnington, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: Dec 1530, Snape, Yorkshire, England
  • Buried: Well
  • Father: Henry NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Joan BOURCHIER
  • Married 1: Anne STAFFORD (B. Latimer) 1490, Grafton, Worcestershire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John NEVILLE (3° B. Latimer)
    • 2. Dorothy NEVILLE
    • 3. Elizabeth NEVILLE
    • 4. Margaret NEVILLE
    • 5. William NEVILLE
    • 6. Catherine NEVILLE (b. 17 Jan 1498/99)
    • 7. Susan NEVILLE
    • 8. Thomas NEVILLE (Sir)
    • 9. Joan NEVILLE (b. 7 Mar 1503/1504)
    • 10. Humphrey NEVILLE (b. 11 Aug 1505)
    • 11. Marmaduke NEVILLE (b. ABT 1506 - d. AFT 1542)
    • 12. Marmaduke NEVILLE
    • 13. George NEVILLE (Priest) (b. 29 Jul 1509 - d. 1567)
    • 14. Christopher NEVILLE (b. 2 Oct 1511 - d. in infancy)
    • 15. Christopher NEVILLE (b. 2 May 1513 - d. AFT 1542)
    • ¿16. Anne NEVILLE?
  • Married 2: Margaret DANBY (B. Latimer) AFT 5 Jul 1522, Farnley, Yorkshire, England
  • From: NEVILLE (2º B. Latimer)


  • George Neville, 1st Baron Latimer or (Latymer) (c. 1407 – 30 December 1469) was an English peer.
  • George Neville was the fifth son of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his second wife Lady Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster. He succeeded to the Latymer estates on the death of his half-uncle John Neville, 6th Baron Latimer, in 1430 (see Baron Latimer), and on 25 February 1432 he was summoned to Parliament as Baron Latimer.[1]
  • Lord Latimer later fought in Scotland in 1436,[1] was a Justice of the Peace for Cumberland in 1437 and admitted to the Privy Council in 1439.
  • In 1437, Lord Latimer married Lady Elizabeth (1417–1480), daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, by his first wife, Elizabeth Berkeley.[1] They had four children:
    • Katherine Neville, who died childless.
    • Sir Henry Neville (d. 26 July 1469), who married Joan Bourchier, daughter of John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners, and Marjorie Berners, and had:
      • Joan Neville, born ca 1464, Latimer, Buckinghamshire, England; she married Sir James Ratclyffe.[2]
      • Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer (Latimer, Buckinghamshire / Sinnington, North Riding of Yorkshire, ca. 1468 – Snape, North Yorkshire, December 1530, bur. Well, North Yorkshire), married in Grafton, Worcestershire, in 1490 to Anne Stafford (Grafton, Worcestershire, ca. 1471 – aft. 1513, bur. Well, North Yorkshire), daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton (Grafton, Worcestershire, ca. 1427 – executed by order of King Henry VII for siding with Richard III, Tyburn, 8 July 1486) and Catherine Fray (1437–1482), and had issue which included John Nevill, 3rd Baron Latimer.[3]
      • Thomas Neville (1468–1546) (Esq.), born in Shenstone, Staffordshire, England. He was Lord of Mathom; married Letitia Harcourt (1494–1520), daughter of Sir Robert Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt and Agnes Lymbrake and had issue.[4]
    • Thomas Neville, of Shenstone, Staffordshire.[1]
    • Jane Neville, who married Oliver Dudley.[citation needed]
  • George Neville appears to have suffered from some form of dementia in his later years, as he was described as an "idiot," and the guardianship of his lands was given to his nephew, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, the Kingmaker.[1] George Neville, Lord Latimer, died on 30 December 1469 and was succeeded in the barony by his grandson Richard, his eldest son Sir Henry Neville having predeceased him by several months, dying at the Battle of Edgecote Moor, 26 July 1469.[1]
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  • NEVILLE, Sir John I (1493-1543), of Snape, Yorks.
  • b. 17 Nov. 1493, 1st s. of Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer, by Anne, da. and h. of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton, Worcs. and Blatherwyk, Northants. m. (1) by 1520, Dorothy (d. 7 Feb. 1527), da. of Sir George Vere, sis. of John, 14th Earl of Oxford, at least 1s. 1da.; (2) lic. 20 June 1528, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Edward Musgrave of Hartley, Westmld. and Edenhall, Cumb.; (3) 1533, Catherine, da. of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal, Westmld., wid. of Sir Edward Burgh. Kntd. 14 Oct. 1513; suc. fa. as 3rd Lord Latimer Dec. 1530.2
  • .... etc.
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  • DANBY, Sir Christopher (1503-71), of Farnley, Masham and Thorpe Perrow, Yorks.; St. Paul's Cray, Kent; Kettleby, Lincs. and Neyland, Suff.
  • b. Jan./Oct. 1503, 1st s. of Sir Christopher Danby of Thorpe Perrow by Margaret, da. and event. coh. of Thomas, 5th Lord Scrope of Masham. m. by 1531, Elizabeth, da. of Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer 6s. 8da. suc. fa. 17 May 1518. Kntd. 25 May 1533.1
  • .... etc.
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  • The title Baron Latimer or Latymer has been created, by the definitions of modern peerage law, four times in the Peerage of England. Of these, one was restored from abeyance in 1913; one is forfeit; the other two are dormant, although their heir is well known.
  • .... etc.
  • Barons Latimer or Latymer (of Snape; 1432)
  • As said above, George Neville, a younger son of the first Earl of Westmorland, succeeded to the lands of his uncle, John Neville, 6th Baron Latimer, although he was not descended from the ancient Latimers. He was summoned to Parliament as Baron Latimer in 1432; by modern law, as decided in the 1490s, this was a new creation of a new Barony of Latimer. It descended as follows.
  • George Neville, 1st Baron Latimer (d. 1469)
  • Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer (1468–1530), grandson.
  • John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer (1493–1543), son.
  • Married three times. His first wife was Dorothy de Vere, sister and eventual co-heiress of John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford; his third wife - and widow - was Catherine Parr, later Queen of England.
  • John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer (1520–1577), only son (his mother was Dorothy de Vere).
  • These Barons Latimer held Snape Castle in Wensleydale.
  • John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer, had four daughters, all of whom had issue.
    • 1. Catherine Percy, Countess of Northumberland.
    • 2. Dorothy Cecil, afterward Countess of Exeter.
    • 3. Lucy Cornwallis.
    • 4. Elizabeth Danvers.
  • Tudor custom was divided on what happened in such a case; the style of Lord Latimer was claimed both by the Earls and Dukes of Northumberland, descendants of his eldest daughter, and by his cousin and heir male, another Richard Neville (d.1590), son of William Neville, younger brother of the 3rd Baron Latimer. Modern law, as worked out over the next century, was that the barony was divided into quarters among the four daughters and their heirs, a situation called abeyance. If three of the lines died out, the fourth would inherit; if not, the Crown might, at its pleasure, confer the title on any of the heirs - customarily, the one who petitioned for it.
  • .... etc.
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Sir Richard NEVILLE Lord Latimer [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17] was born 1466 in Isenhampstead, Berkshire, England. He died Dec 1530 in Snape, North Riding, Yorkshire, England.

Richard married [18] Anne STAFFORD on 1483 in Snape, North Riding, Yorkshire, England.


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According to the Celtic Casimir online family tree:

Richard NEVILLE Sir 2nd Lord Latimer 616,11702 Born: 1468, Latimer, Buckinghamshire, England Married (1): Abt 1490, Grafton, Worcestershire, England Married (3): Abt 1511, Of, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England Died: Dec 1530, Snape Castle, Snape, Yorkshire, England Buried: , Well, Yorkshire, ENG

General Notes: !NOTE: Cokayne, Complete Peerage, (London: St. Catherine Press, 1953) Vol. VII, pp. 481-482.

!BIRTH: Ibid. Age 1 year at the death of his grandfather. Also: Cornwall & Devonshire Inquisitions Post Mortem, 20 Ed IV File 77 (73), Elizabeth Latymer. Inquisition taken at Exeter 11 Jan 20 Ed. IV: "Next heir Richard Latymer, son of Henry, son of the said Elizabeth, aged 12."

Events: 1. Occupation. 2nd Lord Latimer

Marriage Information: Richard married Anne STAFFORD, daughter of Humphrey III STAFFORD Sir Kt. and Katherine FREY, about 1490 in Grafton, Worcestershire, England. (Anne STAFFORD was born about 1471 in Grafton, Worcestershire, England, died in 1513 and was buried in , Well, Yorkshire, ENG.)

Marriage Information: Richard also married Margaret.

Marriage Information: Richard also married Letitia HARCOURT about 1511 in Of, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England. (Letitia HARCOURT was born in 1482 in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.)

According to Cracroft's Peerage:

Richard [Nevill], 2nd Baron Latymer born c.1468 mar. c.1490 Anne Stafford, dau. of Sir Humphrey Stafford, of Grafton, co. Worcester, and Blatherwyck, co. Northampton died 1530 suc. by son


Ben notes: Richard's birthplace, Isenhampstead, present Chenies, is actually less than a mile away from Latimer (the next village over), so it's probably not too inaccurate to suggest Latimer as his birthplace. According to British History Online, from A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 3:

Isenhamstede (xii cent.); Iselhamstede Cheynes (xiii-xix cent.); Eastnamsted Cheynes (xvi-xix cent.); Chenies (xx cent.).

The parish of Chenies was originally known as Isenhampstead, but from the 13th century onwards (fn. 1) was spoken of as Isenhampstead Chenies from its connexion with the Cheyne family, who resided here for nearly 300 years. During the 19th century the old name was gradually dropped, and to-day the parish is universally known as Chenies.

It covers an area of 1,759 acres, of which 1,056 acres are arable land, 474 acres are permanent grass, and the rest is covered by woods and plantations, (fn. 2) while there are 10 acres covered by water. The soil is gravel, flint and chalk and produces crops of wheat and barley.

In the south the land attains a height of 407 ft. above ordnance datum at the small hill on which the church is placed. It falls away to under 300 ft. in the west and to 270 ft. in the extreme south-east near Chorley Wood station, where the Metropolitan railway enters the parish.

The village stands near the northern boundary on the brow of a hill. In the centre is the green with its well, sheltered by rows of tall elms and surrounded by red brick cottages, solid and well built with pointed gables and tall chimneys and good-sized gardens round the cottages. A road leads to the church on the west, behind which is Great Home Farm, while opposite stands the old manorhouse of the Cheynes, which for a long time has been used as a farm.

Leland, who visited Chenies a little later (than Richard Neville's birth), says: 'The olde House of the Cheyneis is so translated by my Lorde Russel that litle or nothing of it yn a maner remaynith untranslated: and a great deale of the House in ben newly set up made of Bricke and Timber: and fair logginges be new erected in the gardein. The House is within diverse Places richely painted with antique Workes of White and Blak. And there be about the House 2 Parkes, as I remember.' (fn. 3)

Only one wing now remains, but it is in a state of good preservation, due to the solid material used and to the good work put into its construction. Its high-gabled roofs with clusters of quaintly twisted and ornamented chimneys form a striking feature, which has been copied in the architecture of the cottages in the village. Some original glass remains, including a shield with arms and quarterings of Russell within a garter with a coronet above, also some old tiles and three fireplaces of Totternhoe stone.

A few yards north of the house is a cellar of two chambers, dating apparently from the 15th century, and probably part of a former house. The walls are of flint and chalk and both chambers have vaulted roofs.

Chenies House, the residence of Miss Russell, stands in pretty grounds north of the church, from whence a fine view can be obtained of the woods at Latimer.

The Village Green, Chenies

The country around is hilly and richly wooded and watered by the River Chess, which on the north turns the wheel of Chenies Mill and separates the parish from Hertfordshire. The Chess is here famous for its trout, and Mr. Froude has written many pages descriptive of the pleasure of trout-fishing at Chenies. (fn. 4) Woodside House, which lies between the woods and the river, is the residence of Adeline Duchess of Bedford. A road running parallel with the river leads west through park-land bordered by woods to Dell Farm, near which is the site of a fairly large Roman villa, (fn. 5) and from here footpaths lead south to Oldhouse Farm.

MANOR The manor of Isenhampstead, afterwards called ISENHAMPSTEAD CHENIES, is not mentioned in the Survey of 1086, but was doubtless included in the possessions of Manno the Breton, of whose descendants it was afterwards held as of their barony of Wolverton, (fn. 7) the last mention of the overlordship occurring in 1619. (fn. 8)

The first notice of Isenhampstead is found in 1165, when it was held for a knight's fee by Alexander de Isenhampstead. (fn. 9) ...

On Sir John Cheyne's death without issue in 1468 (fn. 33) his widow Agnes married Edmund Molyneux, who was sheriff of the county in 1475 (fn. 34) and presented to the church in 1479. (fn. 35) He died in 1484, (fn. 36) and Agnes survived him ten years.

By her will 20 November 1494 her first husband's greatgreat-nephew John Cheyne of Chesham Bois (q.v.) obtained Drayton Beauchamp, Grove and Cogenhoe Manors, but Chenies passed to Agnes Cheyne's niece Anne wife of David Philip. (fn. 37) Anne and David Philip, who was sheriff in 1498, (fn. 38) had some difficulty in inducing the trustees to hand over the manor, (fn. 39) but were in possession in 1500, when Chenies was settled on Anne and her issue. (fn. 40) She died seised of it in 1510, when it passed to her granddaughter Anne wife of John Broughton and daughter and heir of Guy Sapcote, son of Anne Philip by a former husband.



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Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer's Timeline

Raby, Durham, England, United Kingdom
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Age 22
Of, Grafton, Worcestershire, England
November 17, 1493
Age 25
Snape, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
March 9, 1494
Age 26
Latimer, Buckinghamshire, England
March 29, 1496
Age 28
York, North Yorkshire, England, UK
July 15, 1497
Age 29
York, North Yorkshire, England, UK
January 17, 1499
Age 31
Of Snape Hall, Snape, Yorkshire, England
April 28, 1501
Age 33
April 28, 1501
Age 33
Bedale, North Yorkshire, England