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Robert Spencer

M, b. June 30, 1430, d. March 13, 1502


Family: Eleanor Beaufort (b. 1431, d. August 16, 1501)


  • Birth: Robert Spencer was born on June 30, 1430 in Devonshire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Eleanor Beaufort were married in April 1458.
  • Death: Robert Spencer died on March 13, 1502, at age 71, in Devonshire, England.

Isabella Lincoln

F, b. 1394, d. 1462

Family: Henry G Spencer (b. 1392, d. August 1477)


  • Birth: Isabella Lincoln was born in 1394 in Badby, Northamptonshire, England.
  • Death: She died in 1462, at age ~68, in Badby, Northamptonshire, England.

Henry G Spencer

M, b. 1392, d. August 1477

Family: Isabella Lincoln (b. 1394, d. 1462)


  • Birth: Henry G Spencer was born in 1392 in Badby, Northamptonshire, England.
  • Death: He died in August 1477, at age ~85, in Badby, Northamptonshire, England.

Catherine de Roet

F, b. November 25, 1350, d. May 10, 1403


Family: John Plantagenet of Gaunt (b. March 6, 1340, d. February 3, 1399)


  • Birth: Catherine de Roet was born on November 25, 1350 in Somme, Picardie, France.
  • Marriage: She and John Plantagenet of Gaunt were married in January 1396 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.
  • Death: Catherine de Roet died on May 10, 1403, at age 52, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

Paon de Roet

M, b. circa 1310, d. 1380



  • Birth: Paon de Roet was born circa 1310 in Hainaut, Walloon, Belgium.
  • Death: He died in 1380 in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium.

Eleanor Beauchamp

F, b. September 10, 1408, d. March 4, 1467


Family: Edmund Beaufort (b. March 25, 1406, d. May 22, 1455)


  • Birth: Eleanor Beauchamp was born on September 10, 1408 in Warwickshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and Edmund Beaufort were married.
  • Death: Eleanor Beauchamp died on March 4, 1467, at age 58, in London, Middlesex, England.

Edmund Beaufort

M, b. March 25, 1406, d. May 22, 1455


Family: Eleanor Beauchamp (b. September 10, 1408, d. March 4, 1467)


  • Birth: Edmund Beaufort was born on March 25, 1406 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England.
  • Marriage: He and Eleanor Beauchamp were married.
  • Death: Edmund Beaufort died on May 22, 1455, at age 49, in Hertfordshire, England.
  • Note: Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, Born 1406 and died 22 May 1455 sometimes styled 1st Duke of Somerset, was an English nobleman and an important figure in the Wars of the Roses and in the Hundred Years' War. He also succeeded in the title of 4th Earl of Somerset and was created 1st Earl of Dorset and 1st Marquess of Dorset (previously held by his father and later forfeited), and Count of Mortain. He was known for his deadly rivalry with Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York. Edmund Beaufort was the third surviving son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and Margaret Holland. His paternal grandparents were John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and Catherine de Roet. His maternal grandparents were Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent and Alice FitzAlan. Alice was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster. Although he was the head of one of the greatest families in England, his inheritance was worth only 300 pounds. By contrast his rival, Richard, Duke of York, had a net worth of 5,800 pounds. His cousin King Henry VI's efforts to compensate Somerset with offices worth 3,000 pounds only served to offend many of the nobles and as his quarrel with York grew more personal, the dynastic situation got worse. Another quarrel with the Earl of Warwick over the lordships of Glamorgan and Morgannwg may have forced the leader of the younger Nevilles into York's camp. His brothers were taken captive at the Battle of Baugé in 1421, but Edmund was too young at the time to fight. He acquired much military experience while his brothers were prisoners.

    In 1427 it is believed that Edmund Beaufort may have embarked on an affair with Catherine of Valois—the widow of Henry V. The liaison prompted a parliamentary statute regulating the remarriage of queens of England. The historian G. L. Harriss surmised that it was possible that another of its consequences was Catherine's son Edmund Tudor and that Catherine, to avoid the penalties of breaking the statute of 1427–8, secretly married Owen Tudor. He wrote: "By its very nature the evidence for Edmund ‘Tudor's’ parentage is less than conclusive, but such facts as can be assembled permit the agreeable possibility that Edmund ‘Tudor’ and Margaret Beaufort were first cousins and that the royal house of ‘Tudor’ sprang in fact from Beauforts on both sides. Edmund became a commander in the English army in 1431. After his recapture of Harfleur and his lifting of the Burgundian siege of Calais, he was named a Knight of the Garter in 1436. After subsequent successes he was created Earl of Dorset in 1442 and the following year Marquis of Dorset. During the five-year truce from 1444 to 1449 he served as Lieutenant of France. In March 1448 he was created Duke of Somerset. As the title had previously been held by his brother, he is usually called the second duke. Somerset was appointed to replace York as commander in France in 1448. Fighting began in Normandy in August 1449. Somerset's subsequent military failures left him vulnerable to criticism from York's allies. Somerset was supposed to be paid £20,000. He failed to repulse French attacks, and by the summer of 1450 nearly all the English possessions in northern France were lost. By 1453 all the English possessions in the south of France were also lost, and the Battle of Castillon ended the Hundred Years War. Power had rested with Somerset from 1451 and he virtually monopolized it, with Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, as one of his principal allies. Edmund had an extra-marital affair with Margaret. After giving birth to a son in October 1453, Margaret took great pains to quash rumors that Somerset might be his father. During her pregnancy, Henry had suffered a mental breakdown, leaving him in a withdrawn and unresponsive state that lasted for one and a half years. This medical condition, untreatable either by court physicians or by exorcism, plagued him throughout his life. During Henry's illness, the child was baptized Edward, Prince of Wales, with Somerset as godfather; if the King could be persuaded, he would become legal heir to the throne. Somerset's fortunes soon changed when his rival York assumed power as Lord Protector and imprisoned him in the Tower of London. Somerset's life was saved only by the King's seeming recovery late in 1454, which forced York to surrender his office. Henry agreed to recognize Edward as his heir, putting rest to concerns about a successor prompted by his known aversion to physical contact; subsequently he came to view Edward's birth as a miracle. By now York was determined to depose Somerset by one means or another, and in May 1455 he raised an army. He confronted Somerset and the King in an engagement known as the First Battle of St Albans which marked the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Somerset was killed in a last wild charge from the house where he had been sheltering. His son, Henry, never forgave York and Warwick for his father's death, and he spent the next nine years attempting to restore his family's honor. Edmund married about 1435 Eleanor, daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and his first wife, Elizabeth, (daughter and heiress of Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley), and the widow of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros. Eleanor was an older half-sister of Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick and Anne Neville, 16th Countess of Warwick. Their unlicensed marriage was later pardoned on 7 March 1438, and they had the following children: Eleanor Beaufort, Countess of Ormonde, married firstly James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormonde and secondly Sir Robert Spencer. Elizabeth Beaufort (d. before 1472), married Sir Henry FitzLewis.

John de Beaufort

M, b. circa 1373, d. March 16, 1410


Family: Margaret of Holland (b. December 30, 1385, d. December 30, 1439)


  • Birth: John de Beaufort was born circa 1373.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret of Holland were married on September 28, 1397 in England.
  • Death: John de Beaufort died on March 16, 1410 in London, Middlesex, England.

Margaret of Holland

F, b. December 30, 1385, d. December 30, 1439


Family: John de Beaufort (b. circa 1373, d. March 16, 1410)


  • Birth: Margaret of Holland was born on December 30, 1385 in Upholland, Lancashire, England.
  • Marriage: She and John de Beaufort were married on September 28, 1397 in England.
  • Death: Margaret of Holland died on December 30, 1439, at age 54, in Surrey, England.

Richard de Beauchamp

M, b. January 28, 1382, d. April 30, 1439


Family: Elizabeth de Berkeley (b. April 1386, d. December 20, 1422)


  • Birth: Richard de Beauchamp was born on January 28, 1382 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England.
  • Death: He died on April 30, 1439, at age 57, in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.

Elizabeth de Berkeley

F, b. April 1386, d. December 20, 1422

Family: Richard de Beauchamp (b. January 28, 1382, d. April 30, 1439)


  • Birth: Elizabeth de Berkeley was born in April 1386 in Abergavenny, Monmouth, Wales.
  • Death: She died on December 20, 1422, at age 36, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.

Thomas XII de Beauchamp

M, b. March 16, 1338, d. April 8, 1401


Family: Margaret Ferrers (b. 1347, d. January 22, 1406)


  • Birth: Thomas XII de Beauchamp was born on March 16, 1338.
  • Death: He died on April 8, 1401, at age 63.

Margaret Ferrers

F, b. 1347, d. January 22, 1406


Family: Thomas XII de Beauchamp (b. March 16, 1338, d. April 8, 1401)


  • Birth: Margaret Ferrers was born in 1347 in Groby, Leicestershire, England.
  • Death: She died on January 22, 1406, at age ~59, in Warwick, Warwickshire, England.

John Williston

M, b. circa 1650

Family: Abigail Salisbury (b. circa 1651, d. August 14, 1736)


  • Birth: John Williston was born circa 1650 in Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Marriage: He and Abigail Salisbury were married on June 9, 1676 in Milton, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.

Abigail Salisbury

F, b. circa 1651, d. August 14, 1736


Family: John Williston (b. circa 1650)


  • Birth: Abigail Salisbury was born circa 1651 in Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and John Williston were married on June 9, 1676 in Milton, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Abigail Salisbury died on August 14, 1736 in Little Compton, Newport Co, Rhode Island.

William Salisbury

M, b. May 12, 1622, d. June 24, 1675


Family: Susannah Abigail Cotten (b. 1624, d. September 16, 1684)


  • Birth: William Salisbury was born on May 12, 1622 in Denbighshire, Wales.
  • Marriage: He and Susannah Abigail Cotten were married.
  • Death: William Salisbury died on June 24, 1675, at age 53, in Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts.

Susannah Abigail Cotten

F, b. 1624, d. September 16, 1684

Family: William Salisbury (b. May 12, 1622, d. June 24, 1675)


  • Birth: Susannah Abigail Cotten was born in 1624 in Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and William Salisbury were married.
  • Death: Susannah Abigail Cotten died on September 16, 1684, at age ~60, in Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts.

Thomas Salisbury

M, b. 1589, d. 1616


Family: Ann Warren (b. 1597)


  • Birth: Thomas Salisbury was born in 1589 in Cranfield, Bedford, England.
  • Marriage: He and Ann Warren were married on January 25, 1618 in Canterbury, Kent, England.
  • Death: Thomas Salisbury died in 1616, at age ~27, in Cranfield, Bedford, England.

Ann Warren

F, b. 1597

Family: Thomas Salisbury (b. 1589, d. 1616)


  • Birth: Ann Warren was born in 1597 in Canterbury, Kent, England.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Salisbury were married on January 25, 1618 in Canterbury, Kent, England.

John Salisbury

M, b. circa 1540, d. 1613


Family: Ursula Stanley (b. 1560, d. November 3, 1602)


  • Birth: John Salisbury was born circa 1540 in Wales, United Kingdom.
  • Death: He died in 1613.

Ursula Stanley

F, b. 1560, d. November 3, 1602


Family: John Salisbury (b. circa 1540, d. 1613)


  • Birth: Ursula Stanley was born in 1560 in Lancashire, England.
  • Death: She died on November 3, 1602, at age ~42, in Denbighshire, Wales.

David Salusbury

M, b. circa 1525


Family: Marsli Lloyd (b. circa 1530)


  • Birth: David Salusbury was born circa 1525 in Denbighshire, Wales.
  • Marriage: He and Marsli Lloyd were married.

Marsli Lloyd

F, b. circa 1530

Family: David Salusbury (b. circa 1525)


  • Birth: Marsli Lloyd was born circa 1530 in Denbighshire, Wales.
  • Marriage: She and David Salusbury were married.

Henry Salusbury

M, b. circa 1485


Family: Lucy ap Griffith (b. circa 1515)


  • Birth: Henry Salusbury was born circa 1485 in Denbighshire, Wales.
  • Marriage: He and Lucy ap Griffith were married.

Lucy ap Griffith

F, b. circa 1515

Family: Henry Salusbury (b. circa 1485)


  • Birth: Lucy ap Griffith was born circa 1515 in Wales, United Kingdom.
  • Marriage: She and Henry Salusbury were married.