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Margaret de la Pole (Peverel)

Birthplace: Castle Ashby, Ashby, Northamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Edmund Peverel and Elizabeth Peverell
Wife of William de la Pole, “the Younger”
Mother of Sir John de la Pole
Sister of John Peverell

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About Margaret de la Pole

Margaret Peverel was born about 1331 [1] In 1349, aged 18 years, she was heiress to her brother John Peverel, who had died 15 November 1349.


The eldest brother, Sir Richard de la Pole (d 1345), was, in 1319, attorney for the king's butler at Hull, and a mainpernor for certain merchants of Lubeck. He was collector of the customs at Hull in 1320, as was M.P. for that town in the parliaments of May 1322 and September 1327. Through the influence of Roger Mortimer he became the king's chief butler in 1327, and, in conjunction with his brother William, obtained the office of gauger of wines throughout the realm for life on 22 May 1329, and a similar grant of the customs of Hull, on 9 May 1330. The two brothers are frequently mentioned as advancing money for the king. After the fall of Mortimer they lost the post of granger of wines, but Sir Richard continued to be chief butler until 1338. He was a guardian of the peace for Derbyshire, and served on a commission of oyer and terminer in Leicestershire in 1332. About 1333 he seems to have moved to London, and in his will and elsewhere is styled a citizen of London. He was knighted in 1340 and, dying on 1 Aug 1345 at his manor of Milton, Northamptonshire, was buried in the Trinity Chapel at Hull. His will is printed in 'Testamenta Everacensin.'

By his wive Joan he had two sons, William and John, and three daughters: Joan, wife of Ralph Basset of Weldon, Northampshire; Elizabeth a nun; and Margaret. His son William (1316), who is carefully to be distinguished from his uncle, married Margaret daughter of Edmund Peverel, and held propberty at Brington and Ashby, Northamptonshire. He died on 26 June 1366, leaving a son John, who married Joan, daughter of John lord Cobham; by her he was father of Joan, baroness Cobham and wife of Sir John Oldcastle.

The armes of this branch of the family were azure, two bars wavy, or.


  • Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, p.414. GoogleBooks
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Castle Ashby, Ashby, Northamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)
Castle Ashby, Northampton & Chrishall, Essex, England
England (United Kingdom)