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Elizabeth de Beauchamp, Lady of Abergavenny

Also Known As: "Warwick de Beauchamp"
Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Coventry, Metropolitan Borough of Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester and Lady Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Worcester
Wife of William Ashenden and Edward Neville, 3rd Baron of Bergavenny
Mother of Joan Yates; Richard Neville; Catherine Iwerdby and George Neville, 4th and de jure 2nd Baron Bergavenny
Half sister of Henry de Beauchamp, 14th Earl and 1st Duke of Warwick and Anne de Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick

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Elizabeth de Beauchamp 1417-1480, daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, 1382-1439 and Elizabeth Berkely m1. George Neville, son of Ralph Neville and Joan Beaufort; m2. Thomas Wake

Elizabeth de Beauchamp 1415-1448, daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, Earl of Worcester, 1397 – 1422 and Isabel de Spencer m. Edward Neville, son of Ralph Neville and Joan Beaufort

Isabel de Spencer, mother of Elizabeth de Beauchamp of Worcester m2. Richard de Beauchamp of Warwick 1382-1439.

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Elizabeth de Beauchamp, Baroness Bergavenny

Elizabeth de Beauchamp, Baroness (A)bergavenny (16 September 1415, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England[1] – 18 June 1448[1]) was the only child and heiress of Richard de Beauchamp, Baron Abergavenny and 1st Earl of Worcester, by Isabel, daughter of Thomas le Despencer, Earl of Gloucester by Constance of York, granddaughter of Edward III.[1]

She inherited her father's estates upon his death in 1421 or 1422, and succeeded to the title of Lady Bergavenny [E., 1392] on 18 March 1421/22, suo jure.[1] She became the first wife of Edward Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny (d. 1476) before 18 October 1424.[1] He was a younger son of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmoreland, daughter of John of Gaunt and his third wife, Katherine Roët, aka Katherine Swynford.[1]

Elizabeth and Edward had several children including George Nevill, 4th Baron Bergavenny. She was buried in Coventry in the graveyard of the Carmelites.[1]

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_de_Beauchamp,_Baroness_Bergavenny


  • Elizabeth Beauchamp1,2,3,4,5,6
  • F, #22277, b. 16 September 1415, d. 18 June 1448
  • Father Sir Richard de Beauchamp, Earl Abergavenny & Winchester2,7,8 b. c 1397, d. 18 Mar 1422
  • Mother Isabel le Despenser2,7,8 b. 27 Jul 1400, d. 27 Dec 1439
  • Elizabeth Beauchamp was born on 16 September 1415 at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England; Age 18 in 1436.2,5 She married Sir Edward Neville, 1st Baron Abergavenny, son of Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl Westmoreland, 4th Baron Neville and Joan Beaufort, before 18 October 1424; They had 2 sons (Richard; & Sir George, Lord Bergavenny) and 2 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of Sir Thomas Grey; & Katherine, wife of Sir John Iwardby).2,9,3,4,5,6 Elizabeth Beauchamp and Sir Edward Neville, 1st Baron Abergavenny obtained a marriage license on 28 August 1428; Date of Dispensation, being related in 4th and 3rd degrees.2,3 Elizabeth Beauchamp died on 18 June 1448 at age 32; Buried at Carmelites, Coventry.2,3,5
  • Family Sir Edward Neville, 1st Baron Abergavenny b. c 1412, d. 18 Oct 1476
  • Children
    • Katherine Neville2 b. c 1437
    • Sir George Neville, Lord Abergavenny+10,3,5 b. c 1440, d. 20 Sep 1492
    • Elizabeth Neville2 b. c 1440
  • Citations
  • [S6877] Unknown author, Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Gerald Paget; Wallop Family, p. 585.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 93.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 167.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 249.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 320-321.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 236.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 166.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 319-320.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 540-544.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 93-94.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p742.htm#i22277


  • Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady Bergavenny1
  • F, #102724, b. 16 September 1415, d. 18 June 1448
  • Last Edited=18 Jan 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.66%
  • Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady Bergavenny was born on 16 September 1415 at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England.2 She was the daughter of Richard Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester and Isabel le Despenser.2,3 She married Sir Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny, son of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Lady Joan de Beaufort, before 18 October 1424.2 She died on 18 June 1448 at age 32.4 She was buried at the Carmelites, Coventry, Warwickshire, England.4
  • She succeeded to the title of Lady Bergavenny [E., 1392] on 18 March 1421/22, suo jure.2
  • Children of Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady Bergavenny and Sir Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny
    • Alice Neville5 b. bt 1435 - 1448
    • Richard Neville5 b. b 1439, d. b 1476
    • Sir George Neville, 2nd Lord Abergavenny+6 b. c 1440, d. 20 Sep 1492
    • Catherine Neville5 b. c 1444
  • 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 26. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 27.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 108. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 29.
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 17. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 30.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10273.htm#i102724


  • Elizabeth Beauchamp Neville
  • Birth: Sep. 16, 1415 Worcestershire, England
  • Death: Jun. 18, 1448 Warwickshire, England
  • Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady of Abergavenny, was born to Richard Beauchamp & Isabel de Despenser. She married Sir Edward Neville before 1424.(His 1st wife). Mother of Richard H. Neville, Sir George Neville, Alice Neville and Catherine Neville. She is buried in The Carmelites, Coventry, Warwickshire, ENG.
  • According to Peerage.com: "He, (Sir Ed) cohabited with 2nd wife Katherine during lifetime of his lst wife (Eliz)."
  • His wife, the only child of Richard (Beauchamp), Earl of Worcester (d. 1422), brought him the great estates which had come to her line with FitzAlan and Despencer heiresses, and in 1450 he was summoned as Lord Abergavenny, though not seized of that castle.)
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard de Beauchamp (1397 - 1422)
  • Isabel Despencer De Beauchamp (1400 - 1439)
  • Spouse:
  • Edward Neville (1412 - 1476)*
  • Children:
    • George Neville (1440 - 1492)*
    • Catherine Neville Tanfield (1455 - 1517)*
  • Siblings:
  • Elizabeth Beauchamp Neville (1415 - 1448)
  • Henry de Beauchamp (1424 - 1446)**
  • Anne de Beauchamp (1426 - 1492)**
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Coventry, White Friars, Coventry, Metropolitan Borough of Coventry, West Midlands, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 51808495
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51808495


  • 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.240
  • 12. ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP, daughter and heiress, born at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire 16 Sept. 1415 (aged 18 in 1436). She married by dispensation dated 28 Aug. 1428 (they being related in the 4th and 3rd degree of kindred) (as his 1st wife EDWARD NEVILLE, Knt., of Birling, Mereworth, etc., Kent, Cuckfield, Sussex, etc., Governor of Leeds Castle and Park, 1451, Privy Councillor, 1454, and, in right of his wife, of Allesley, Warwickshire, youngest son of Ralph Neville, K.G., 1st Earl of Westmorland, 4th Lord Neville of Raby (descendant of King John), by his 2nd wife, Joan Beaufort, legitimated daughter of John of Gaunt, K.G., Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, Earl of Derby, Lincoln, and Leicester (son of King Edward III) [see NEVILLE 9 for his ancestry]. They had two sons, Richard and George, Knt. [Lord Bergavenny], and two daughters, Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Grey, Knt.), and Katherine (wife of John Iwardby, K.B.). On the basis of an entail dated 1395/6, his wife, Elizabeth, was excluded from the Lordship and Castle of Abergavenny by her step-father, Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, and her half-brother, Henry Beauchamp Knt., Duke of Warwick. Edward presented to the church of Stouting, Kent in 1436, 1437, and 1438. he was made an honorary member of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of London in 1436-7 as "Edw. Nevyll, Lord Bergevenny." He was a legatee in the 1440 will of his father. Elizabeth was co-heir in 1447 to her cousin, Edmund Lenthall, Esq. His wife, Elizabeth, died 18 June 1448, and was buried at the Carmelites, Coventry, Warwickshire. Edward married (2nd) by dispensation dated 15 Oct. 1448 (she and his 1st wife being related in the 3rd degree of kindred) KATHERINE HOWARD, daughter of Robert Howard, Knt., of Stoke Nayland, Suffolk (descendant of King John), by Margaret, daughter of Thomas Mowbray, K.G., 1st Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, Earl of Nottingham (descendant of King Edward I) [see HOWARD 10 for her ancestry]. They had cohabited in the lifetime of his 1st wife, and were excommunicated, later absolved. They had two sons, Ralph and Edward, and three daughters, Margaret, Katherine, and Anne. Following the death of Anne, daughter of Henry Beauchamp, Knt., Duke of Warwick, in 1449, Edward Neville had license to enter and possess the Castle, lordship and manor of Abergavenny. He was summoned to Parliament from 5 Sept. 1450 to 19 Aug. 1472, by writs directed Edwardo Nevill domino de Bergevenny Militi. SIR EDWARD NEVILLE, Lord Bergavenny, died 18 Oct. 1476. His widow, Katherine was living 29 June 1478.
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.241
  • Child of Elizabeth Beauchamp, by Edward Neville, Knt.:
    • i. GEORGE NEVILLE, Knt., Lord Bergavenny [see next].
  • Children of Edward Neville, Knt., by Katherine Howard:
    • i. MARGARET NEVILLE, married JOHN BROOKE, Knt., 7th Lord Cobham [see WYATT 15].114
    • ii. KATHERINE NEVILLE, married ROBERT TANFIELD, Esq., of Gayton, Northamptonshire [see RANDOLPH 16].115
    • iii. ANNE NEVILLE, married JOHN STRANGE, Knt., 8th Lord Strange of Knockin, Lord Mohun [see STRANGE 13].
  • 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.


  • Edward NEVILLE (1° B. Abergavenny)
  • Born: ABT 1412/1417, Raby, Durham, England
  • Died: 18 Oct 1476
  • Buried: Priory Church, Abergavenny, Monmouth, England
  • Notes: he inherited her first wife family title. He cohabited with his second wife, Catherine, during the lifetime of his first, Elizabeth. He was created 1st Lord Abergavenny on 5 Sep 1450.
  • Father: Ralph NEVILLE (1° E. Westmoreland)
  • Mother: Joan BEAUFORT (C. Westmoreland)
  • Married 1: Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP (b. 1415 - d. 18 Jun 1447) (descendant of Edward III) BEF 18 Oct 1424
  • Children:
    • 1. Alice NEVILLE
    • 2. Richard NEVILLE
    • 3. Elizabeth NEVILLE
    • 4. George NEVILLE (2° B. Abergavenny)
    • 5. Henry NEVILLE (b. ABT 1444)
  • Married 2: Catherine HOWARD 15 Oct 1448 in Dispensation
  • Children:
    • 6. Margaret NEVILLE (B. Cobham)
    • 7. Catherine NEVILLE
    • 8. Anne NEVILLE (B. Strange of Knockin)
    • 9. Henry NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 10. William NEVILLE
    • 11. Edward NEVILLE
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/NEVILLE4.htm#Edward NEVILLE (1° B. Abergavenny)


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40
  • Neville, Edward (d.1476) by James Tait
  • NEVILLE, EDWARD (d. 1476), Baron of Bergavenny or Abergavenny (a form which appeared in the sixteenth century and was not definitely adopted until 1730), was the sixth and youngest son of Ralph Neville, first earl of Westmoreland [q. v.], by his second wife, Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. His father had arranged, before his death in 1425, the match which made his youngest son the founder of the house which alone among the Neville branches has been continued in the male line to our own day, and is now represented by the Marquis of Abergavenny (Wills and Inventories, Surtees Soc. i. 71). The lady was Elizabeth Beauchamp, only child and heiress of Richard, earl of Worcester, who died in April 1422 of wounds received at the siege of Meaux. Worcester's father, William Beauchamp, fourth son of Thomas Beauchamp, earl of Warwick (d. 1369), by Catherine, daughter of Roger Mortimer, first earl of March [q. v.], inherited the castle and lands of Bergavenny or Abergavenny on Usk on the death of the last Hastings, earl of Pembroke, whose father, being on the maternal side a nephew of William Beauchamp's mother, had (15 April 1372) placed his cousin next in the entail (Nicolas, Historic Peerage, ed. Courthope; Complete Peerage, ed. G. E. C. p. 14). In 1392 he was summoned to parliament as a baron, under the title either of Lord Bergavenny or (perhaps more probably) of Lord Beauchamp of Bergavenny. Elizabeth Beauchamp's mother was Isabel le Despenser, daughter, and eventually sole heir, of Thomas, sixth baron le Despenser, lord of Glamorgan and Morgannoc, and for a moment earl of Gloucester, whose dignities were forfeited by rebellion in 1400. Worcester married her in July 1411, two months after his father's death, when he was still simply Richard Beauchamp, lord Bergavenny or Beauchamp of Bergavenny, and Elizabeth was born at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, on 16 Dec. 1415 (Dugdale, Baronage, i. 242). On the death of her mother, who held them in jointure, Edward Neville in 1436 obtained possession of her father's lands, with the exception of the castle and lordship of Abergavenny, which was occupied, under an entail created in 1396 by Worcester's father, by his cousin Richard, earl of Warwick (d. 1439), who also by papal dispensation married his cousin's widow, Isabel. But Neville was known as lord of Bergavenny, and when, after the death of Henry, duke of Warwick, son of Richard, earl of Warwick, and Isabel le Despenser in 1445, the Warwick inheritance devolved upon his infant daughter, Anne Beauchamp, who was a ward of the crown, Neville and his wife forcibly entered on the castles and lands, but were driven out (Complete Peerage, p. 16). It was not until after the death of Anne Beauchamp on 3 June 1449 that Neville obtained the royal license (14 July 1449) to enter on the lands, &c., of Abergavenny (Doyle, Official Baronage; Ord. Privy Council, v. 283; Dugdale, i. 309). Nevertheless he did not get possession of them, for they passed into the hands of his nephew, Richard Neville, who succeeded to the Warwick estates in right of his wife, Anne Beauchamp, sister of Henry, duke of Warwick, and called himself Lord of Bergavenny (Dugdale, i. 307). Edward Neville was summoned to parliament as baron of Bergavenny in September 1450, but it was not until the time of his grandson that the castle and lord- ship were definitely acquired by the holder of the title (Swallow, De Nova Villa, pp. 229–30; Historic Peerage, p. 16; Inq. post mortem, iv. 406). Henry VIII restored them to George Neville, third baron Bergavenny. The history of the barony of Abergavenny is marked by more than one anomaly, but, if those were right who have maintained that it was held by the tenure of the castle, this would be the greatest.
  • Edward Neville was the first person who was undoubtedly summoned to parliament under the express style of ‘Lord of Bergavenny,’ and Sir Harris Nicolas was inclined to think that he ought to be considered the first holder of the Abergavenny barony (Historic Peerage). He made very little figure in the stormy times in which some of his brothers and nephews were so prominent. In 1449 he had seen some military service in Normandy, and his son had been one of the hostages for the performance of the conditions on which the English were allowed to march out of Rouen in October of that year (Stevenson, Wars in France, ii. 611–12, 628). In the civil strife he followed the lead of the heads of his family. When, in 1454, his brother-in-law, the Duke of York, became protector of the kingdom, and his eldest brother, the Earl of Salisbury, chancellor, Abergavenny, with other Neville peers, sat pretty regularly in the privy council (Ord. Privy Council, vol. v.). Northampton is the only battle of the civil war in which his presence is mentioned (Chron. ed. Davies). When Edward IV became king, Abergavenny served in the north under his nephews against the Lancastrians in the autumn of 1462, and more than once occurs as a commissioner of array in Kent, where he probably resided at his first wife's manor of Birling, close to Maidstone (Doyle; Swallow, p. 287). Abergavenny did not change his king with his nephew Warwick, died on 18 Oct. 1476, and apparently was buried in the priory church at Abergavenny, where there is a monument of a warrior, at whose feet is a bull, the crest of Neville (ib. p. 230). By his first wife, Elizabeth Beauchamp, he had two sons and three daughters. The eldest son, Richard, died during his father's lifetime, and was buried in Staindrop Church, the ancient Neville mausoleum by the gates of Raby Castle (Surtees, iv. 130; cf. Dugdale, i. 309). Raby was now in the hands of the elder family of Ralph, earl of Westmorland, which was, by 1440, on the worst of terms with the younger. But George, the second son who succeeded his father as baron of Abergavenny, is said to have been born at Raby. The direct male line of Edward Neville ended with his great-grandson, Henry Neville, who died in 1587, leaving only a daughter, married to Sir Thomas Fane. Henry Neville's cousin, Edward Neville (d. 1589), obtained the castle and lordship of Abergavenny under an entail created by Henry's father. Edward Neville's son and namesake claimed the barony in 1598 as heir male, but a counter-claim was raised by Lady Fane as heir-general. The matter was settled by a compromise in 1604, when Lady Fane was allowed the barony of Le Despenser and the barony of Abergavenny was confirmed to Edward Neville, whose male descendant in the ninth generation now holds the dignity. The arrangement was a most anomalous one. According to all modern peerage law the writ of 1604 must have created a new barony. The four subsequent occasions on which the barony has been allowed to go to heirs male would in strictness equally constitute new creations (Complete Peerage, pp. 20–4). The present Marquis of Abergavenny is the fourteenth holder of the barony (which has twice gone to cousins) from Edward Neville, who died in 1622 (Historic Peerage). He also represents an unbroken Neville descent in the male line of twenty-one generations, from Geoffrey de Neville in the reign of Henry III, and a still longer one through Geoffrey's father, Robert Fitz-Maldred, a pedigree without parallel among English noble families [see under Neville, Robert de, d. 1282].
  • Abergavenny's second wife was Catherine Howard, daughter of Sir Robert Howard, and sister of John Howard, first duke of Norfolk. His first wife is said to have died on 18 June 1448 (Doyle; Swallow, p. 231), and he then married Catherine Howard. But he was excommunicated for doing so on the ground that they had had illicit relations during his wife's lifetime, and were within the third degree of consanguinity. Pope Nicholas V was, however, persuaded to grant a dispensation for the marriage. Dugdale gives 15 Oct. 1448 as the date of the bull, which, supposing the date of Elizabeth Beauchamp's death to be correct, does not leave much time for the intermediate proceedings. Both dates are irreconcileable with the age (twenty-six) which Dugdale (from the Escheat Roll) gives to her second son at his father's death in 1476. Sir Harris Nicolas gives thirty-six as his age, and, if this is a correction and not an error, it will remove the worst difficulty. It is certainly most unlikely that George Neville should have been born at Raby Castle in 1450 (cf. Paston Letters, i. 397).
  • The children of the second marriage were two sons, Ralph and Edward, who died without issue, and three daughters: Margaret, who married John Brooke, baron Cobham (d. 1506); Anne, who married Lord Strange (d. 1497), father of the second Earl of Derby; and Catherine, who married Robert Tanfield. Besides his manors in Kent, Abergavenny left lands in Sussex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and other counties. The family now own about fifteen thousand acres in Sussex, about six thousand in Kent, and about seven thousand in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Monmouthshire, and Herefordshire (Complete Peerage).
  • [Inquisitiones post mortem, ed. Record Commission; Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council, ed. Nicolas; Stevenson's Wars of the English in France (Rolls Ser.); English Chron. 1377–1461, ed. Davies for Camd. Soc.; Mathieu d'Escouchy, ed. Beaucourt for Société de l'Histoire de France; Dugdale's Baronage; Harris Nicolas's Historic Peerage, ed. Courthope; Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, &c., ed. by G. E. C[ockayne]; Doyle's Official Baronage; Rowland's Account of the Family of Nevill, 1830; Surtees's History of Durham; Swallow's De Nova Villa, Newcastle, 1885.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Neville,_Edward_(d.1476)_(DNB00)







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Elizabeth de Beauchamp, Lady of Abergavenny's Timeline

September 16, 1415
Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England
Age 20
Raby, Durham, England
Age 21
Staindrop, Durham, England
Age 24
Raby Castle, Durham, England
June 18, 1448
Age 32
Warwickshire, England
Age 32
Buckland, Berkshire, England