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Elizabeth Neville (unknown), Dame Abergavenny

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Neville", "Elizabeth Bassett", "Elizabeth Stokker", "Elizabeth Naylor"
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Wife of Emme Bowyer; Private User; Robert Bassett, Sir, Lord Mayor of London; John Stokker and George Neville, 4th and de jure 2nd Baron Bergavenny
Mother of Alice Roberts; Joan Culpeper; Robert Naylor, Sr.; John Naylor; Thomasine Naylor and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Neville, Dame Abergavenny

See thepeerage.com for evidence that Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny & Elizabeth Beauchamp did not have a daughter Elizabeth.


Elizabeth, Dame Bergavenny

Elizabeth's 1st of four husbands was probably Richard Naylor, a Merchant Taylor and Alderman of London, they were the parents of John, Robert, Hugh, Thomazine, Alice, and Joan (who married Richard Culpeper). His will dated 18 July 1483 was probated on 22 August 1483. He was buried in a vault in the Chapel of Our Lady in the Church of St. Martin Outwiche, on the corner of Threadneedle Street and Bishopsgate, London, England.

Elizabeth was married three times after Richard, becoming before her death in 1500 the 2nd wife of her 4th husband, Sir George Neville, Lord Bergavenny (d. 1492), of which she had no children. In her will dated April 14, 1500 and proved 19th June, 1500 she requested to be buried with Richard at the Church of St. Martin Outwiche, in it she also names the six children of Richard Naylor and her other husbands. Elizabeth's 2nd husband was Robert Basset, Knt. (d.1484) Alderman, Sheriff & Lord Mayor of London, her 3rd was John Stokker (d.1485)


  • Elizabeth1,2
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  • Elizabeth married Sir Robert Basset, Alderman, Sheriff, & Lord Mayor of London circa 1470.1,2 Elizabeth married Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny, son of Sir Edward Neville, 1st Baron Abergavenny and Elizabeth Beauchamp, before 29 February 1488 at of London, Middlesex, England; She had been married 3 times before (Richard Naylor, Alderman of London; Sir Robert Bassett, Alderman, Sheriff & Lord Mayor of London; & John Stokker, Alderman of London).3,1,2 Elizabeth left a will on 14 April 1500; Requested burial in the Lady chapel of St. Martin's Outwich, London, where her 1st husband was buried.1
  • Family 1 Sir Robert Basset, Alderman, Sheriff, & Lord Mayor of London b. c 1445, d. 1484
  • Child
    • Elizabeth (Isabel) Basset+4,2 b. c 1471, d. b 1532
  • Family 2 Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny b. c 1440, d. 20 Sep 1492
  • Citations
  • 1.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 168-169.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 185.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 94.
  • 4.[S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 817.
  • From: http://www.our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1758.htm#i52825


  • Elizabeth (?)1
  • F, #659, d. 1500
  • Last Edited=19 Jun 2008
  • Elizabeth (?) married, firstly, Richard Naylor before 1482.1 She married, secondly, Sir John Bassett before 1483.1 She married, thirdly, John Stokker before 1484.1 She married, fourthly, Sir George Neville, 2nd Lord Abergavenny, son of Sir Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny and Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady Bergavenny, after 1485.1 She died in 1500.1 Her will (dated 14 April 1500) was proven (by probate) on 19 June 1500, in which she desccribes herself 'of Berghdenne, in the parish of Chartham, Kent'.1
  • From before 1482, her married name became Naylor.1 From before 1483, her married name became Bassett.1 From before 1484, her married name became Stokker.1 From after 1485, her married name became Nevill.1 As a result of her marriage, Elizabeth (?) was styled as Lady Bergavenny after 1485.
  • 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 I, page 31. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p66.htm#i659


  • Elizabeth Neville
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: 1500, England
  • Widow of Richard Naylor (died 1483), Sir Robert Basset Lord Mayor of London (died 1484), John Stokker of Eastcheap (died 1485 then second wife and widow of George Neville who died in 1492.
  • Family links:
  • Spouses:
  • George Neville (1440 - 1492)
  • Richard Naylor (____ - 1483)*
  • Children:
    • Alice Naylor Roberts*
  • Burial: St Martin Outwich, London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 107571626
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107571626


  • Testamenta vetusta: being illustrations from wills, of manners, customs, &c. as well as of the descents and possessions of many distinguished families. From the reign of Henry the Second to the accession of Queen Elizabeth; (1826)
  • http://archive.org/details/testamentavetus01nicogoog
  • http://archive.org/stream/testamentavetus01nicogoog#page/n64/mode/1up
  • Pg. 441
  • Elizabeth Nevill, Lady Bergdenne, of the parish of Chartham, in the county of Kent, widow1, April 14, 1500. My body to be buried in the Church of St. Martin Outwiche, Bishop's gate, London, in a vault in the Chapel of Our Lady there, where the body of Richard Naylor, my husband, resteth. My sons, John Naylor and Robert Naylor. I bequeath my lands in Chatham, Chilham, Perham, Sellinge, and Boughton under the Blore in Kent, to John Naylor, my son, and his heirs; with remainder to Hugh Naylor and Robert Naylor, brother to the said John, and to Thomaszine, Alize, and Joan, sisters to the said Hugh and Robert, respectively. I will that a priest be found to pray in the said Church of St. Martin for the souls of George Nevill Knight Lord Bergavenny, Richard Naylor, Robert Bassett, and John Stokker, my husbands. Proved 19th June, 1500


  • ELIZABETH NEVILLE (d.1500) (maiden name unknown)
  • This lady is usually referred to as Elizabeth Neville, Lady Bergavenny even though she had three other husbands prior to her marriage to George Neville, 4th baron Bergavenny (d. September 1492). Her origins are unknown. Her first husband was Sir Robert Bassett (d.c.1480), a salter who was Lord Mayor of London in 1475-6. He had a house in St. Mary Colchurch. After his death, his widow married Richard Naylor, whose will was probated in 1483. By Naylor she had at least one son, John, and was possibly also the mother of Robert Naylor. After Naylor's death, she married George Stoker or Stokker of St. George’s, Eastcheap. His will was probated in 1485. Her fourth husband, Lord Bergavenny, left her some personal items and forty marks. No doubt her marriage contract left her well provided for in the event of a fourth widowhood. In Elizabeth’s own will, written on April 14, 1500 and proved on June 19, 1500, she left her lands in Chatham, Chilham, Perham, Sellinge, and Boughton under Blore, Kent to her sons, John Naylor and Robert Naylor, but in leaving the "remainder" to Hugh, Thomasine, Alice, and Joan Naylor, she refers to Hugh and Robert as "brothers to the said John” and to the girls as "sisters to the said Hugh and Robert, respectively," confusing the issue of whether Robert was her son or stepson and implying that her second husband, Richard Naylor, had children by two previous wives before he married her. Elizabeth also specifies that she be buried with Naylor in the Church of St. Martin's Outwich, Bishopsgate, London.
  • From: http://kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenN.htm


  • Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ...
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=kjme027UeagC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Plantagenet+ancestry&hl=en&sa=X&ei=U8VLUYTME-boiALhroHwBw&ved=0CEcQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=andrew&f=false
  • Pg.241
  • .... etc.
  • 13. GEORGE NEVILLE, Knt., Lord Bergavenny, 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir by his father's 1st marriage, born at Raby Castle, Durham, and baptized at Staindrop, Durham about 1440 (aged 36 in 1476). He was co-heiress in 1449 to his cousin, Anne Beauchamp, suo jure Countess of Warwick, by which he inherited a 1/2 share in the barony of Burghersh. He married (1st) before 1 May 1471 (date of enfeoffment) MARGARET AT[TE] FENNE, daughter and heiress of Hugh at[te] Fenne, Esq., of Sculton Burdeleys, Herringby, and Swaffham, Norfolk, and Braintree, Essex, Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI, Escheator of Norfolk and Suffolk. They had six sons, George, K.G., K.B., [Lord Bergavenny], John, William, Edward, Knt., Thomas Knt. [Speaker of the House of Commons, Secretary of State to King Henry VIII], and Richard, Knt., and one daughter Elizabeth. In 1457 he had license to have seisin of one-half of the entailed Despenser estates held by his late cousin, Anne Beauchamp, which grant was blocked by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, husband of the other co-heir, Anne Beauchamp. In 1461, after the ascession of King Edward IV, George obtained license to have seisin of all the estates of his cousin, Anne Beauchamp. In 1471 he conveyed his share of the manor of Medmenham, Buckinghamshire to
  • Pg.242
  • Geoffrey Pole, Esq., for annual rent of 10 marks. He was summoned to Parliament from 15 Nov. 1482 to 12 Aug. 1492, by writs directed Georgio Nevyle de Bergevenny ???. He was present at the Coronation of King Richard III of England in 1483. His wife, Margaret, died 28 Sept. 1485. He married (2nd) before 29 Feb. 1488/9 ELIZABETH ____ , widow successively of Richard Naylor (died 1483), Citizen and merchant tailor of London, Master of the Merchant Taylors Company, 1475, Alderman of London; Robert Bassett, Knt. (died 1484), of London, salter, M.P. for London, 1460-1, Alderman of London, 1461-84, Sheriff of London, 1463-4, Lord Mayor of London, 1475-6; and John Stokker (died 1486), of St. George's, Eastcheap, London, Master of the Drapers Company, Alderman of London, 1479-85. SIR GEORGE NEVILLE, Lord Bergavenny, died 20 Sept. 1492, and was buried at Lewes Priory, Sussex. He left a will proved Jan. 1496 (P.C.C. 8 Horne). He bequeathed 200 marks to the Prior of Lewes, to cause daily mass to be sung at the altar, near his place of burial, and to observe the anniversary of his death. His widow, Elizabeth, Lady Bergavenny, left a will dated 14 April 1500, proved 19 June 1500 (P.C.C. 8 Moore), requesting burial in the Lady chapel of St. Martin's Outwich, London where her 1st husband was interred.
  • .... etc.
  • Children of George Neville, Knt., by Margaret at[te] Fenne:
    • .... etc.


  • George Neville, or Nevill, 4th and de jure 2nd Baron Bergavenny (c.1440 – 20 September 1492) was an English nobleman.
  • George Neville was the son of Edward Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny and Elizabeth Beauchamp. He was knighted by Edward IV on 9 May 1471,[1] after fighting for the King at the Battle of Tewkesbury. He succeeded his father in 1476.
  • Neville married firstly, before 1 May 1471, Margaret Fenne (d. 28 September 1485), the daughter and heiress of Hugh Fenne, Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI, Escheator of Norfolk & Suffolk, by whom he had six sons and a daughter:[2][3]
    • George Neville, 5th Baron Bergavenny (c.1469–c.1535).[3]
    • John Neville.[4]
    • William Neville.[4]
    • Sir Edward Neville (1471–1538), who married, before 6 April 1529, Eleanor (née Windsor), widow of Ralph Scrope, 9th Baron Scrope (d. 17 September 1515), and daughter of Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsor.[3] He was the ancestor of George Washington through his granddaughter Catherine.[5]
    • Sir Thomas Neville (c.1484–1542), Speaker of the House of Commons, who married firstly Katherine Dacre, and secondly Elizabeth Bryce.[6]
    • Sir Richard Neville[6] (bef. 1485 – c.1515).
    • Elizabeth Neville, who married firstly Thomas Berkeley, esquire, of Avon, Hampshire, and secondly Richard Covert, esquire, of Slaugham, Sussex.[6]
  • He married secondly a wife named Elizabeth whose surname is unknown. She was the widow successively of Richard Naylor, Sir Robert Bassett, and John Stokker. There were no issue of his second marriage.[2][3]
  • Bergavenny was a captain in the English forces at Calais in 1490, and died in 1492.[1]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Nevill,_4th_Baron_Bergavenny


  • George NEVILLE (2° B. Abergavenny)
  • Born: 1440, Raby, Durham, England
  • Died: 20 Sep 1492, Sussex, England
  • Notes: He was invested as a Knight on 4 May 1471 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, by Edward IV. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Abergavenny on 18 Oct 1476. On 12 Jan 1476/7 he had livery of the lands of his parents, but he never had seizin of Abergavenny.
  • Father: Edward NEVILLE (1° B. Abergavenny)
  • Mother: Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP
  • Married 1: Margaret FENNE (d. 28 Sep 1485) (dau. of Sir Hugh Fenne) ABT 1466, Scoulton, Norfolk, England
  • Children:
    • 1. George NEVILLE (3° B. Abergavenny)
    • 2. John NEVILLE (b. ABT 1467)
    • 3. Edward NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 4. William NEVILLE (b. ABT 1473 - d. 9 Jan 1538 - d. 9 Jan 1537/8, in Sp)
    • 5. Thomas NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 6. Richard NEVILLE (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1477 - d. ABT 1515)
    • 7. Elizabeth NEVILLE
    • 8. Jane NEVILLE
  • Married 2: Elizabeth ? AFT 1485, London, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/NEVILLE4.htm#George NEVILLE (2° B. Abergavenny)


  • The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. Together with their paternal ancestry .. (1887)
  • http://archive.org/details/royallineageofou04fost
  • http://archive.org/stream/royallineageofou04fost#page/n51/mode/1up
  • Sir George Nevill, Lord Bergavenny; had livery of the lands of his father and mother, 12 Jan. (16 Edward IV.), 1476-7; one of the barons .... born at Raby Castle, co. Durham, 1440; died 20 Sept. 1492; buried at Lewes Priory, Sussex; will dated 1 July, 1491; proved 1492 (see Testamenta Vetusla, page 406); me married 1st, Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir Hugh Fenne, of Sculton Burdeleys, Norfolk, and of Braintree, Essex, treasurer of the household to Henry VI.; she died 28 Sept., 1485. His widow, Elizabeth, made her will 14 April (proved 19 June), 1500 describing herself as of Berghdenne, parish of Chartham, Kent, widow, and naming her 4 husbands; her 2nd was Richard Naylor, citizen of London, her 3rd Robert Bassett, and her last husband John Stokker, Lord Bergavenny had by his 1st wife with 3 daughters 5 sons.
    • .... etc.


  • Searches into the history of the family of Byne or Bine of Sussex (1913)
  • http://archive.org/details/searchesintohist00rens
  • http://archive.org/stream/searchesintohist00rens#page/20/mode/1up
  • .... He married with Alice, third daughter of Richard Culpeper, of Wakehurst in Ardingly, by Joan, daughter of Richard Naylor, Alderman of London, and Elizabeth his wife (a). William Byne had issue four sons, .... etc.
    • (a) 10 Suss. Arch. Coll., p. 154. Richard Culpeper, in his will dated 6 September, 1539, and proved 16 October, 1539, in P.C.C. (31 Dyngeley), stated that "I have payd to the mariage of Alice my daughter 20 marks." Richard Naylor, Merchant Taylor and Alderman, was buried in the Lady Chapel in the Church of St. Martin Outwitch (Seymour's Survey of London, Book ii, p. 380). His will, proved 1483, is in P.C.C. (7 Logge). His wife, who was also buried there, was remarried to George, Lord Bergavenny (New Peerage, by G. E. C., p. 18). Her will as Dame Elizabeth Neville, which mentions her daughter Joan, is dated 14 April, 1500 (Test. Vet., p. 441. P.C.C. 8 Moone). As Richard Naylor died 1483, leaving several children by her, and as Lord Bergavenny, who issue was by his first wife, who died 1485, himself died in 1492, it is clear, contrary to what the above authorities state, that Richard Naylor must have been her first husband.







  • (A)bergavenny, Baron (E, 1450 - abeyant 1762)
  • George [Nevill], 2nd and 4th Baron Bergavenny
  • born c. 1440
  • mar. (1) Margaret Fenne (d. 28 Sep 1485), dau. and hrss. of Sir Hugh Fenne, of Soulton Burdeleys, co. Norfolk, and Braintree, co. Essex, Under-Treasurer of England and Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI
  • children by his first wife .... etc.
  • mar. (2) as her fourth husband Elizabeth Stokker (widow of (1) Sir Robert Bassett, Lord Mayor of London, (2) Richard Naylor, of London, and (3) John Stokker, of London; d. 1500)
  • died 20 Sep 1492
  • suc. by son by first wife
  • note .... etc.
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/abergavenny1450.htm#ABERGAVENNY_1450_2




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Raby, Durham, England, United Kingdom
Age 21
Glassenbury, Kent, England
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Glassenbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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London, London, England, United Kingdom
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London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
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Glassenbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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London, City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom