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John de Neville, Earl of Northumberland

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably Salisbury, Wilthsire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Cause of death: Killed in the Battle of Barnet
Place of Burial: Bisham Abbey, Bisham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu (Montacute), 5th Countess of Salisbury
Husband of Isabel Ingoldisthorpe
Father of George Neville, 1st and last Duke of Bedford; Ann Stonor; Lady Elizabeth Neville; John Neville, 1462; Lady Margaret Neville and 3 others
Brother of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick; Lady Catherine Baroness Harington; Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick; Countess of Worcester; Anne Neville; Alice de Neville, Baroness Fitz Hugh of Ravensworth and 7 others

Occupation: 1st Marquis Montague
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John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, alias John Mortimer, called the Captain of Kent (c. 1431 – 14 April 1471) was a Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses, best-known for eliminating Lancastrian resistance in the north of England during the early part of the reign of Edward IV of England.

Montagu was a younger son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu, Countess of Salisbury, and a brother of Warwick the Kingmaker.

He fought at the Battle of Blore Heath and was captured and imprisoned by the Lancastrians. After the Yorkist victory at Northampton he was released, but was captured again at the Second Battle of St Albans.

Following his second release from imprisonment, he led the Yorkist forces in the north of England, defeating the Lancastrians at Hedgeley Moor and again at Hexham (both 1464).

In reward for driving out the Lancastrians, Montagu was created Earl of Northumberland. This title had long been held by the Percy family, but they were in disgrace. However, when Henry Percy was rehabilitated in 1470, Montagu was forced to give up the earldom and many important offices in favour of his former foe.

He was in compensation created Marquess of Montagu, but without suitable estates to support such a dignity. Now set against Edward IV, he joined his brother Warwick the Kingmaker in the restoration of Henry VI. Montagu returned to high office in the north, but was killed at the Battle of Barnet.

He married Isabel Ingoldsthorpe (1441-1476) and had seven children:

   * Anne Neville, married Sir William Stonor
   * Isabelle Neville, married Sir William Huddleston, then Sir William Smythe
   * Elizabeth Neville, married Sir Henry Wentworth
   * John Neville, died sp bef. 1483(dead at birth)
   * Margaret Neville, married Sir John Mortimer, then Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
   * George Neville, Duke of Bedford (c. 1457–1483), died sp
   * Lucy Neville, married Sir Anthony Browne.

Lucy Neville was the Ancestor of President Franklin Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill.

Isabel married a year after his death, to Sir William Norreys. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Neville,_1st_Marquess_of_Montagu -------------------- John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, alias John Mortimer, called the Captain of Kent (c. 1431 – April 14, 1471) was a Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses, best-known for eliminating Lancastrian resistance in the north of England during the early part of the reign of Edward IV of England.

Montagu was a younger son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu, Countess of Salisbury, and a brother of Warwick the Kingmaker.

He fought at the Battle of Blore Heath and was captured and imprisoned by the Lancastrians. After the Yorkist victory at Northampton he was released, but was captured again at the Second Battle of St Albans.

Following his second release from imprisonment, he led the Yorkist forces in the north of England, defeating the Lancastrians at Hedgeley Moor and again at Hexham (both 1464).

In reward for driving out the Lancastrians, Montagu was created Earl of Northumberland. This title had long been held by the Percy family, but they were in disgrace. However, when Henry Percy was rehabilitated in 1470, Montagu was forced to give up the earldom and many important offices in favour of his former foe.

He was in compensation created Marquess of Montagu, but without suitable estates to support such a dignity. Now set against Edward IV, he joined his brother Warwick the Kingmaker in the restoration of Henry VI. Montagu returned to high office in the north, but was killed at the Battle of Barnet.

He married Isabel Ingoldsthorpe (1441-1476) and had seven children:

George Neville, Duke of Bedford (c. 1457–1483), died sp John Neville, died sp bef. 1483 Isabella Neville, married Sir William Huddleston, then Sir William Smythe Elizabeth Neville, married Sir Henry Wentworth Lucy Neville, married Sir Anthony Browne Ann Neville, married Sir William Stonor Margaret Neville, married Sir John Mortimer, then Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk His widow remarried, a year after his death, to Sir William Norreys -------------------- John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, alias John Mortimer, called the Captain of Kent (c. 1431 – April 14, 1471) was a Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses, best-known for eliminating Lancastrian resistance in the north of England during the early part of the reign of Edward IV of England.

Montagu was a younger son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu, Countess of Salisbury, and a brother of Warwick the Kingmaker.

He fought at the Battle of Blore Heath and was captured and imprisoned by the Lancastrians. After the Yorkist victory at Northampton he was released, but was captured again at the Second Battle of St Albans.

Following his second release from imprisonment, he led the Yorkist forces in the north of England, defeating the Lancastrians at Hedgeley Moor and again at Hexham (both 1464).

In reward for driving out the Lancastrians, Montagu was created Earl of Northumberland. This title had long been held by the Percy family, but they were in disgrace. However, when Henry Percy was rehabilitated in 1470, Montagu was forced to give up the earldom and many important offices in favour of his former foe.

He was in compensation created Marquess of Montagu, but without suitable estates to support such a dignity. Now set against Edward IV, he joined his brother Warwick the Kingmaker in the restoration of Henry VI. Montagu returned to high office in the north, but was killed at the Battle of Barnet.

He married Isabel Ingoldsthorpe (1441-1476) and had seven children:

George Neville, Duke of Bedford (c. 1457–1483), died sp John Neville, died sp bef. 1483 Isabella Neville, married Sir William Huddleston, then Sir William Smythe Elizabeth Neville, married Sir Henry Wentworth Lucy Neville, married Sir Anthony Browne Ann Neville, married Sir William Stonor Margaret Neville, married Sir John Mortimer, then Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk His widow remarried, a year after his death, to Sir William Norreys

-------------------- John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu (c. 1431 – 14 April 1471) was a Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses, best-known for eliminating Lancastrian resistance in the north of England during the early part of the reign of Edward IV of England.

Montagu was a younger son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu, Countess of Salisbury, and a brother of Warwick the Kingmaker.

He fought at the Battle of Blore Heath and was captured and imprisoned by the Lancastrians. After the Yorkist victory at Northampton he was released, but was captured again at the Second Battle of St Albans.

Following his second release from imprisonment, he led the Yorkist forces in the north of England, defeating the Lancastrians at Hedgeley Moor and again at Hexham (both 1464).

In reward for driving out the Lancastrians, Montagu was created Earl of Northumberland. This title had long been held by the Percy family, but they were in disgrace. However, when Henry Percy was rehabilitated in 1470, Montagu was forced to give up the earldom and many important offices in favour of his former foe.

He was in compensation created Marquess of Montagu, but without suitable estates to support such a dignity. Now set against Edward IV, he joined his brother Warwick the Kingmaker in the restoration of Henry VI. Montagu returned to high office in the north, but was killed at the Battle of Barnet.

He married Isabel Ingoldsthorpe (1441–1476) and had seven children:

   * Anne Neville, married Sir William Stonor-descendant of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk
   * Isabelle Neville, married Sir William Huddleston, then Sir William Smythe
   * Elizabeth Neville, married Sir Henry Wentworth
   * John Neville, died sp bef. 1483 (dead at birth)
   * Margaret Neville, married Sir John Mortimer, then Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
   * George Neville, Duke of Bedford (c. 1457–1483), died sp
   * Lucy Neville, married Sir Thomas FitzWilliam of Aldwark, then Sir Anthony Browne.

Lucy Neville was the Ancestor of President Franklin Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill.

Isabel married a year after his death, to Sir William Norreys. -------------------- Sir John Neville, 1st and last Marquess of Montagu was invested as a Knight on 25 December 1449 at Greenwich, London, England, by King Henry VI.

He fought in the Battle of Stamford Bridge in July 1456, fought as a result of the dispute between 1st Lord of Montagu and 1st Lord Egremont.

He fought in the Battle of Blore Heath on 23 September 1459, where he took part in the Yorkist victory, but was still captured by the Lancastrians.

On 20 November 1459 he was attainted.

On 10 July 1460 the attainder was reversed.

He held the office of Chamberlain to King Henry VI.

He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in January 1460/61.

He fought in the Second Battle of St. Albans on 17 February 1460/61, where he was again captured by the Lancastrians.

He was created 1st Lord Montagu [England] on 23 May 1461.

He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 21 March 1461/62.

He fought in the siege of Bamborough Castle on 24 December 1462, which surrendered to him.

He was Chief Steward of the Bishopric of Durham in 1463.

He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Durham in 1463.

He fought in the Battle of Alnwick Castle in January 1462/63.

He held the office of Warden of the East Marches towards Scotland between 26 May 1463 and July 1470.

He was a Commissioner to treat with the Scots for peace on 5 April 1464.

He fought in the Battle of Hedgeley Moor, Northumberland on 25 April 1464, where he lead the Yorkists to victory, and made possible a 15 year truce with the Scots (preventing the Lancastrians from operating north of the border).

He fought in the Battle of Hexham on 25 May 1464, where he finally destroyed the Lancastrians in the North at that stage of the War of the Roses.

He was created 1st Earl of Northumberland [England] on 27 May 1464, as a reward for his victories over the Lancastrians.

He held the office of Guardian of the truce with Scotland on 11 June 1464.

He held the office of Sheriff of Northumberland on 28 July 1466, for life.

He was created 1st Marquess of Montagu [England] on 25 March 1470, in compensation for the loss of the Earldom of Northumberland, although this new title did not come with any estates in support.

He resigned as Earl of Northumberland on 25 March 1470 in favour of Henry Percy, whose family customarily held this title.

He held the office of Warden of the East Marches between 22 October 1470 and 1471.

He held the office of Lieutenant in the North on 21 December 1470.

He fought in the Battle of Barnet on 14 April 1471. -------------------- House of Neville.

Born 1431.

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In SEP 1459 his father, Richard NEVILLE, Earl of Salisbury, born 1400, was expected to reach Ludlow, leading an armed force from the North to join forces with Richard PLANTAGENET, Duke of York, born 1411, and those soon to come from Calais under command of Richard NEVILLE, Earl of Warwick, born 1428. They were ambushed at a place called Blore Heath, to the north of Shrewsbury, by the Queen's [Marguerite d'ANJOU] army. He and his brother Thomas, were taken captive but his father was able to fight his way free and sent word ahead to warn the Duchess of York, and that he should reach Ludlow by the next night.

Source: The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon K. PENMAN issued by Macmillan, London.

Added by Y. DROST, 25 JUL 2011

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Sir John de Neville, Earl of Northumberland's Timeline

1431
1431
Probably Salisbury, Wilthsire, England, (Present UK)
1431
Boveney, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1457
April 25, 1457
Age 26
1457
Age 26
Abt. 1457
1458
1458
Age 27
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1462
1462
Age 31
Salisbury,Wiltshire,England
1464
1464
Age 33
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1466
1466
Age 35
Salisbury, Wiltshire, , England
1468
1468
Age 37
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1470
1470
Age 39
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom