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Catherine D'Oyley (Neville)

Birthplace: Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire , England
Death: of, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Henry Neville, Kt., MP, of Billingbere and Elizabeth Neville
Wife of Edmund D'Oyley
Mother of Elizabeth Vesey; William Doyley; Henry Doyley; Charles Doyley; Robert Doyley and 3 others
Sister of Sir Henry Neville, MP and Edward Neville, M.P.

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About Catherine D'Oyley

Edmund Doyley married Catherine Neville (daughter of Henry Neville and Elizabeth Gresham), who was born in 1570, as his second wife.

She was christened 7 May 1570 Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire




  1. Edmund D'OYLEY b: May 1555 in Shottesham, Norfolk Married: 3 Jun 1585 in Waltham, St. Lawrence, Berkshire. He was the son of Henry D'Oyley and Anne White.


  1. Henry D'OYLEY b: ABT 1586 in Shottesham, Norfolk c: 19 Jun 1586 in Hadleigh, Suffolk
  2. Edmund D'OYLEY b: in Shottesham, Norfolk c: 3 Oct 1587 in Hadleigh, Suffolk
  3. William D'OYLEY b: in Shottesham, Norfolk c: 12 Dec 1588 in Hadleigh, Suffolk
  4. Charles D'OYLEY b: in Shottesham, Norfolk c: 9 Jun 1590 in Hadleigh, Suffolk
  5. Elizabeth D'OYLEY b: in Shottesham, Norfolk c: 13 Jun 1591 in St. Mary, Hadleigh, Suffolk
  6. Alice D'OYLEY b: ABT 1592 in Shottesham, Norfolk
  7. John D'OYLEY b: ABT 1592 in Shottesham, Norfolk
  8. Anne D'OYLEY c: 6 Mar 1594 in Hadleigh, Suffolk
  9. Mary D'OYLEY c: 25 Feb 1595 in Hadleigh, Suffolk
  10. Robert D'OYLEY b: ABT 1594/1596 in Shottesham, Norfolk
  11. Charles D'OYLEY b: ABT 1603 in St. Mary, Hadleigh, Suffolk



The Nevilles were descendants of the Lords of Abergavenny and hence the great Neville family of County Durham. They lived at Billingbear House just within the southern parish boundary. It had been granted to Henry Neville, a gentleman of the Royal bedchamber, by King Edward VI. He became Sheriff of Berkshire and was highly favoured by Queen Elizabeth I. Henry built a magnificent mansion at Billingbear in 1567. It was of the usual E-shape of the time and survived to "transport one's mind to the days of Merry England" until it was ruthlessly demolished after a bad fire in 1924! Surely one of the greatest losses to the Berkshire landscape. Henry's fine figured memorial can still be seen in the parish church. His successors became Lords Braybrooke.


Billingbear Park Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire

Billingbear was a manor owned by the Bishops of Winchester and then the Crown, until 1549 when King Edward VI granted it to Sir Henry Neville, a younger brother of the 5th Lord Bervagenny. He was unable to take possession until 1567 and instantly set about building himself a fine red brick Tudor mansion. He was buried in the church at Waltham St. Lawrence where there is a large figured monument to his memory. Sir Henry’s son and namesake was Ambassador to France, so spent a number of years away from Billingbear. He was implicated in the plot against Elizabeth I with the Earl of Essex and imprisoned in the Tower.


Last updated Aug 2017

This profile was once

  • Catherine Neville
  • Birth: circa 1450
  • Raby Castle, Staindrop, County Durham, United Kingdom
  • Death: 1504 (50-58)
  • Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Unfortunately she acquired the children of Catherine Neville b 1570 too long ago to undo, so the earlier Catherine will be recreated.

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Catherine D'Oyley's Timeline

Shottisham, Norfolk, England
May 7, 1570
Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire , England
May 7, 1570
Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire , England
Age 15
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Shotesham, Norfolk, UK
Age 21
Norfolk, England
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