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Catherine Throckmorton (Neville)

Birthplace: Addington Park, Kent, England
Death: Died in Haseley, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Neville, Sir and Eleanor Neville
Wife of Clement Throckmorton, M.P.
Mother of Katherine Harby (Throckmorton); Job Throckmorton, M.P.; Martha Neville Throckmorton; Ursula Bigg and Frances Throckmorton
Sister of Sir Edward Neville, 7th baron Abergavenny; Frances Neville; Sir Henry Neville, MP, of Billingbere; Mary Dingley; Anne Windsor Neville and 3 others
Half sister of Elizabeth Scrope and daughter Scrope

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About Catherine Throckmorton (Neville)

  • Katherine Neville1,2,3,4,5
  • F, #60750, b. circa 1517, d. after 30 April 1576
  • Father Sir Edward Neville, Constable of Leeds Castle, Justice of the Peace for Kent1,2,3,4,5 b. c 1471, d. 9 Jan 1539
  • Mother Eleanor Windsor1,2,3,4,5 b. c 1491, d. b 25 Mar 1531
  • Katherine Neville was born circa 1517 at of Addington Park, Kent, England.1 She married Clement Throckmorton, Esq., Sewer to the Queen, son of Sir George Throckmorton, Sheriff of Warwickshire & Leicestershire, High Steward of Evesham Abbey and Katherine Vaux, circa 1540; They had 6 sons (Job; Clement; Josias; Edward; Henry; & Kenelm) and 7 daughters (Frances, wife of Henry Medley; Martha, wife of George Linne; Katherine, wife of Thomas Harby, Esq. of George Dryden, Esq., & of John Wilmer; Amphyllis; Ursula, wife of Thomas Bigges; Susan; & Mary, wife of Giles Foster).1,2,3,4,5 Katherine Neville died after 30 April 1576.3,5
  • Family Clement Throckmorton, Esq., Sewer to the Queen d. 14 Dec 1573
  • Citations
  • [S4764] Unknown author, Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris., p. 212.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 562.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 292.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 323.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 298.
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  • Catherine Neville1
  • F, #1127
  • Last Edited=5 Feb 2013
  • Consanguinity Index=0.01%
  • Catherine Neville was the daughter of Sir Edward Neville and Eleanor Windsor.1 She married Clement Throckmorton, son of Sir George Throckmorton and Katherine Vaux.1
  • Her married name became Throckmorton.2 She was also known as Catherine Nevile.3
  • Citations
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 18. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • [S1281] Dr. Andrew Gray, "re: Sir Robert George Maxwell Throckmorton, 11th Bt.," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 28 February 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Robert George Maxwell Throckmorton."
  • [S34] BP1970 page 2643. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S34]
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  • Catherine NEVILLE
  • Born: ABT 1520, Addington Park, Kent, England
  • Father: Edward NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Eleanor WINDSOR
  • Married: Clement THROCKMORTON of Haseley ABT 1540, Haseley, Warwick, England
  • Children:
    • 2. Son THROCKMORTON (b. AFT 1545)
    • 3. Martha THROCKMORTON
    • 10. Catherine THROCKMORTON
  • From: NEVILLE4


  • Clement Throckmorton (ca. 1512 – 1573) was an English landowner and Member of Parliament in the middle years of the 16th century.
  • A member of a distinguished Warwickshire family, son of Sir George Throckmorton and the brother of the influential diplomat Sir Nicholas Throckmorton and Robert Throckmorton and cousin of Henry VIII's last Queen, Catherine Parr, Throckmorton sat in nine Parliaments between 1542 and 1572, representing Warwick four times and Warwickshire twice as well as three other scattered boroughs (Devizes, Sudbury and West Looe). He also had a successful military record, and was appointed Constable of Kenilworth Castle in 1553, a post he held until his death. He acquired the estate of Haseley in Warwickshire in 1554 from his uncle, who had himself acquired it from the Crown after the attainder of its previous owner, the Duke of Northumberland. He also enhanced his fortune through successful trading, and was a founder member of the Muscovy Company.
  • Throckmorton was a reliable but moderate Protestant, although one of his brothers remained a Catholic, which cast a shadow of doubt over Clement's allegiances, and he himself was loyal to Queen Mary while she was on the throne. However, his son, Job, was later one of the most active lay supporters of the Puritan opposition, and was deeply involved in the publication of the Marprelate Tracts. He married Katherine Neville, daughter of Sir Edward Neville of Addington and Eleanor Windsor, daughter of Sir Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsor.
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  • Sir Edward Neville (1471 – 8 December 1538) was an English courtier. He was born at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. He was the son of George Nevill, 4th Baron Bergavenny and Margaret Fenne. He married Eleanor Windsor, daughter of Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsor and Elizabeth Blount, before 6 April 1529. He was the brother of George Nevill, 5th Baron Bergavenny and the two of them became close to King Henry VIII (their distant cousin) and the Queen, Catherine of Aragon.[1]
  • .... etc.
  • Children of Sir Edward Neville and Eleanor.
    • Edward Neville, 5th Baron Abergavenny d. 10 Feb 1588/89
    • Sir Henry Neville d. 1593 (Ancestor of George Washington through his daughter Catherine)[4]
    • Katherine Neville, married Clement Throckmorton. Had issue.[5]
    • Elizabeth Neville
    • Mary Neville
    • Frances Neville, b. 1519, d. 18 Oct 1599
  • From:


  • THROCKMORTON, Clement (by 1515-73), of London; Claverdon and Haseley, Warws.
  • b. by 1515, 3rd s. of Sir George Throckmorton of Coughton, Warws. by Catherine, da. of Sir Nicholas Vaux, 1st Lord Vaux of Harrowden; bro. of Anthony†, George, John I, Kenelm Nicholas and Robert. educ. M. Temple. m. by 1545, Catherine, da. of Sir Edward Neville of Aldington, Kent, 6s. inc. Job† 7da.2
  • Offices Held
    • Receiver, lands formerly of Evesham abbey 15 Dec. 1540; servant of Sir Richard Rich by 1541; surveyor, ct. augmentations, Warws. by Apr. 1542-53, Exchequer 1553-67; cupbearer, household of Queen Catherine Parr by 1544-8; commr. chantries, Leics. and Warws. 1546, 1548, relief Warws. 1550, loan, Warws. 1557; particular receiver for Queen Catherine Parr, Leics. and Warws. by 1547-8; j.p. Warws. 1547-72, q. 1573; constable, Kenilworth castle, Warws. 19 Sept. 1553-d.; member, High Commission 1572.3
  • Clement Throckmorton’s upbringing and early life appear to have left little trace, but by 1541 he was in the service of Sir Richard Rich, with whom he had a family connexion through a great-grandmother, Catherine Rich. His activities during the years that followed were largely dictated by his master’s chancellorship of the augmentations: they involved much travel, particularly with a view to ensuring that houses designated for the King’s progresses were fit for the purpose. The work was evidently rewarding both materially and in terms of patronage: in 1545 Throckmorton made his first purchase of monastic lands and he continued to buy property regularly until his death, in 1552 receiving a legacy of £400 from his father for land purchases. His rapid ascendancy in Warwickshire owed as much to his family’s standing there and his surveyorship in the augmentations as to the marriage of his cousin Catherine Parr to Henry VIII, an appointment in her household and his own marriage into a noble family.4
  • Throckmorton’s election to the last but one of Henry VIII’s Parliaments he doubtless owed to his father, perhaps assisted by his master Rich; the town of Warwick was amenable to Sir George Throckmorton’s influence and a number of Rich’s dependants were returned on this occasion almost certainly to smooth the passage of measures relating to the royal estates. Throckmorton was to sit for Warwick again, but in the next Parliament it was his brother Kenelm who was elected there while he transferred to Devizes, which formed part of Catherine Parr’s jointure as Queen. In the first Parliament of the new reign another brother, Sir Nicholas, sat for Devizes and Clement returned to Warwick; he was to be re-elected there to the two following Parliaments, in March 1553 with his brother John. That this sequence of elections was broken in 1554 is probably to be attributed to Throckmorton’s Protestant leanings—in Mary’s first Parliament he was one of those who ‘stood for the true religion’—and to the implication of his brother Nicholas and kinsman John Throckmorton II in plots against the government, although the family’s hold on Warwick was strong enough for two other brothers, George and Kenelm, to be elected there in turn. Throckmorton himself remained loyal to Mary: in February 1554 he helped to arrest the fugitive Duke of Suffolk and then rode to court to announce the capture to the Queen. Retained on the bench and appointed constable of Kenilworth, he was an important figure at both Warwick and Coventry. In 1555 he was one of the founder members of the Russia Company and in the following year he undertook the rebuilding of his house at Haseley in a style befitting his wealth and position.5
  • With the accession of Elizabeth, Throckmorton resumed his career in the Commons, sitting in every Parliament summoned before his death. The adherence of his eldest brother Robert to Catholicism compromised the senior branch of the family and enhanced his own influence as one who was described in 1564 as ‘a favourer of true religion’. Throckmorton died on 14 Dec. 1573 and was buried at Haseley.6
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  • THROCKMORTON, Clement (by 1515-73), of Haseley and Claverdon, Warws.
  • b. by 1515, 3rd s. of Sir George Throckmorton†, and bro. of Anthony, George†, John I, Kenelm†, Sir Nicholas and Robert†. m. by 1545, Katherine, da. of Sir Edward Neville, 6s. inc. Job 7da.2
  • Offices Held
    • Receiver, lands formerly of Evesham abbey 15 Dec. 1540; servant of Sir Richard Rich† by 1541; surveyor, ct. of augmentations, Warws. by Apr. 1542-53, Exchequer 1553-67; cupbearer, household of Queen Catherine Parr by 1544-8; commr. chantries, Leics. and Warws. 1546, 1548, relief, Warws. 1550, loan, Warws. 1557; particular receiver for Queen Catherine Parr, Leics. and Warws. by 1547-8; j.p. Warws. 1547-72, q. 1573; constable, Kenilworth castle, Warws. from 19 Sept. 1553; member, high commission 1572.3
  • Favoured by powerful relatives, such as his cousin, Queen Catherine Parr, and advanced by his own diligence in crown service, Clement Throckmorton had, by 1558, established himself on a comfortable estate in Warwickshire. This consisted of four or five manors, and the usual amount of property which a reliable royal servant could hope to obtain on lease from the Crown. It centred on Haseley, which he had recently made his principal seat, and where he had rebuilt the old manor house in a style more befitting his new dignity.4
  • Elizabeth’s accession to the Crown saw the eclipse of the senior branch of the Throckmorton family, penalized for their adherence to the old religion, and Clement Throckmorton, in consequence, came into greater prominence. The Privy Council occasionally called upon his services in wider matters, but the last 15 years of his life were passed in the usual duties of a country gentleman. In the past he had acted as a friend and arbiter for the cities of Coventry and Warwick, and he still occasionally acted for them, even though Elizabeth’s grant of the borough of Warwick to the Earl of Warwick ended a period of at least two decades during which Throckmortons, or their relatives, had been provided with a seat at Warwick in most Parliaments.5
  • Before the grant of Warwick to the earl, Throckmorton himself had turned elsewhere for a seat, representing in 1559 the newly created duchy of Lancaster borough of Sudbury. He presumably owed the seat to Sir Ambrose Cave. He sat twice for the shire, and in 1571 was found a seat at West Looe by the and Earl of Bedford.
  • Throckmorton’s religious sympathies were puritan. He was a friend of Edward Underhill, the ‘hot gospeller’, took the education of the children of Thomas Hawkes the protestant martyr upon himself, and had ‘stood for the true religion’ in the first Parliament of Mary’s reign. In 1567 he was one of those incorporated by letters patent as ‘governors of the possessions and revenues of the preachers of the gospel in Warwickshire’. His puritanism, however, did not prevent him being appointed to the high commission.6
  • Throckmorton died on 14 Dec. 1573 and was buried in a magnificent tomb in Haseley church. His later years may have seen a decline in his fortunes, for at his death his debts totalled over £3,000, though the money was evidently paid off without undue difficulty. His lands had long since been settled in trust to provide his wife’s jointure. As she had also been granted a 20-year lease of other manors, Throckmorton was obliged to ask her assistance to enable him to bequeath Job, his heir, a £20 annuity, and 1,400 marks for the dowries of the three unmarried daughters.7
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  • Clement Throckmorton
  • Birth: unknown, England
  • Death: Dec. 14, 1573 Warwickshire, England
  • Esquire of Haseley, Knight of the Shire of Warwickshire, sewer to the Queen.
  • Third son of Sir George Throckmorton and Katherine Vaux. Grandson of Sir Nicholas Vaux and Elizabeth FitzHugh, Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton and Katherine Marrow, daughter of Sir William, Lord Mayor of London.
  • Husband of Katherine Neville, eldest daughter of Sir Edward Neville of Addlington Park and Eleanor Windsor, daughter of Sir Andrew, Lord Windsor. They had six sons and seven daughters:
  • Job, Clement, Josias, Edward, Henry, Kenelm, Frances (wife of Henry Medley), Martha (wife of George Linne), Katherine (wife of Thomas Harby), Amphyllis, Ursula (wife of Thomas Bigges), Susan and Mary (wife of Giles Foster).
  • Clement was a commander at the siege of Boulogne.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • George Throckmorton (____ - 1552)
  • Katherine Vaux Throckmorton (1488 - 1571)
  • Siblings:
  • Clement Throckmorton (____ - 1573)
  • Robert Throckmorton (1510 - 1581)*
  • Nicholas Throckmorton (1515 - 1571)*
  • Burial: St Mary Haseley, Haseley Knob, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 105510145
  • From:



  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 56
  • Throckmorton, Job by Sidney Lee
  • THROCKMORTON, JOB (1545–1601), puritan controversialist, born in 1545, was eldest son of Clement Throckmorton of Haseley, Warwickshire, third son of Sir George Throckmorton of Coughton, Warwickshire. He was thus nephew of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton [q. v.], and first cousin of Francis Throckmorton [q. v.] His mother, Catherine, was daughter of Sir Edward Neville, second son of George Neville, third baron Bergavenny [q. v.] The father, a well-to-do country gentleman, in youth served his maternal relative, Queen Catherine Parr, as a cupbearer; he was presented with the estate of Haseley in 1555 by his uncle, Michael Throckmorton, to whom it had been granted by Queen Mary in 1553 on the attainder of its former owner, John, duke of Northumberland [see under Throckmorton, Sir Nicholas]. He accepted protestantism and made provision for the son of the protestant Thomas Hawkes, who was burnt for heresy at Coggeshall during Queen Mary's reign in 1555 (Foxe, Acts and Monuments, vii. 118). Clement Throckmorton was elected member of parliament for Warwick in 1541, for Devizes in 1545, for Warwick again in 1547 and 1553, for Sudbury, Suffolk, in 1559, and for Warwickshire in 1562 and 1572, and, dying in 1573, was buried in Haseley church beneath a monument of Purbeck marble inlaid with brass.
  • .... etc.
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Catherine Neville was born 1522 in Addington Park, Kent, England and died after 23 Oct 1573. She is buried in Haseley church, Warwickshire, England. citation list: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Parents: Daughter of Edward Neville (b. abt. 1485-d. 1538/9) and Eleanor Windsor (b. abt. 1479-d.1531)


  1. on Jul 1536 in East Peckham, Kent, England to George Roydon (b. 1515-d.1573). He was the son of Thomas Roydon (b. 1481-d. 1557) and Margaret Whetenhall.
  2. on Sep 1541 in Haseley, Warwickshire, England to Clement Throckmorton, of Haseley (b. c. 1513-d. 1573). He was the son of George Throckmorton of Coughton, Sir Knight (b. bef. 1489-d. 1552) and Catherine Vaux (b. abt. 1490-)

1 child of Catherine Neville and George Roydon:

  1. Thomas Roydon 1 was born 1540 in East Peckham, Kent, England. He died 1551/1554 in Haseley, Warwickshire, England.

13 Children of Catherine Neville and Clement Throckmorton, all born in Haseley, Warwickshire, England:

see the attached image from tomb: there are 6 boys and 7 girls represented at the feet of Clement Throckmorton and Catherine Neville.

  1. Edward Throckmorton was born 31 May 1542
  2. Amphyllis Throckmorton was born 22 Jun 1544
  3. Job Throckmorton was born 28 Jan 1545 and died 1600/1601 in Ashby Canons, Northamptonshire, England. Buried 23 Feb 1600/1601 in Haseley, Warwickshire, England. He married Dorothy Vernon and was a religious pamphleteer.
  4. Frances Throckmorton was born 1548
  5. Katherine Throckmorton was born 1550 / 1559 and died after 1607. Married 1st, 1569, to Thomas Harby. Married 2nd, 1593, to George Dryden, Gentleman.
  6. Henry Throckmorton was born 9 Feb 1552
  7. Ursula Throckmorton was born 19 Nov 1554 and died 13 Aug 1601. Married, 1570, to Sir Thomas Bigges.
  8. Martha Throckmorton was born 1551 / 1564 ? and was buried 30 Dec 1600. She married George Lynne.
  9. Kenelm Throckmorton Born 25 May 1557 of Haseley, Warwickshire, England and died 26 Aug 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia.
  10. Josiah Throckmorton was born 10 Jun 1558
  11. Clement Throckmorton Knight was born 20 Dec 1561
  12. Susannah Throckmorton was born 1566
  13. Mary Throckmorton Born 2 Sep 1568 of Haseley, Warwickshire, England. She married Giles Foster abt 1594 in Haseley, Warwickshire, England.

Children are cited on the list under 1-5.



  1. Faris, David, Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999. [2nd Edition]), pp. 22, 263, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 F228 1999.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999.), pp. 94-14, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.273 W426 1999.
  3. Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005.), p. 68, Family History Library, 942 D5rdm.
  4. Saillot, Jacques, Cahiers de Saint-Louis (Angers: Jacques Saillot, 1976.), p. 947, Family History Library, 944 D22ds.
  5. Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004.), pp. 95, 562, Family History Library, 942 D5rd.
  6. Camden, William, The Visitation of the County of Warwick in the Year 1619 (London: Harleian Society, 1877.), pp. 88, 207, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 942.005 H284 v.12.
  7. Throckmorton, Charles Wickliffe, A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family in England and the United States (Richmond, Virginia: Old Dominion Press, 1930.), p. 165, Family History Library, 929.242 T416t.
  8. Rutter, John, Delineations of Fonthill and Its Abbey (London: Charles Knight and Co., 1823.), p. 117, UC Riverside Library, NA997.W9 R87.
  9. Howard, Joseph Jackson, The Visitation of London, Anno Domine 1633, 1634, and 1635 (London: Harleian Society, 1880-1883.), 1:346, Family History Library, 942 B4h v. 15.
  10. Sitherwood, Frances Grimes, Throckmorton Family History (Bloomington, Illinois: Pantagraph Printing & Stationary Co.,, 1929. FHL US/CAN Film #1,011,855 Item 3.), p. 34, Family History Library.
  11. Twisden, John Ramskill, The Family of Twysden and Twisden (London: John Murray, 1939.), Chart, Family History Library, 929.242 T946t.


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Addington Park, Kent, England
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