F, b. circa 1250
- Birth: Eleanor Fitzpiers was born circa 1250 in Wales, United Kingdom.
Joane de Ferrers
F, b. circa 1228, d. 1267
- Birth: Joane de Ferrers was born circa 1228 in Derbyshire, England.
- Death: She died in 1267.
F, b. 1204, d. April 27, 1245
- Birth: Sibyl Marshall was born in 1204 in Pembroke, Wales.
- Death: She died on April 27, 1245, at age ~41, in Derbyshire, England.
M, b. 1210, d. May 5, 1286
- Birth: Reginald Fitzpiers was born in 1210 in Blaen Llyfni, Brecknockshire, Wales.
- Marriage: He and Alice of Stanford were married in 1245.
- Death: Reginald Fitzpiers died on May 5, 1286, at age ~76, in Somerset, Lydiard, England.
Alice of Stanford
F, b. circa 1208, d. 1264
- Birth: Alice of Stanford was born circa 1208.
- Marriage: She and Reginald Fitzpiers were married in 1245.
- Death: Alice of Stanford died in 1264.
William of Stanford
M, b. circa 1180
- Birth: William of Stanford was born circa 1180.
Elizabeth de Verdun
F, b. 1304
- Birth: Elizabeth de Verdun was born in 1304 in Alton, Staffordshire, England.
M, b. circa 1290, d. August 3, 1355
- Birth: Bartholomew Burghersh was born circa 1290 in Burghersh, Sussex, England.
- Death: He died on August 3, 1355 in Dover Castle, Kent, England.
- Note: Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh (d. August 3, 1355, Dover), English nobleman and soldier, was a younger son of Robert de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh and Maud de Badlesmere. Bartholomew was born some time between 1287 and 1296. Before June 11, 1320, he married Elizabeth de Verdon, daughter and coheir of Theobald de Verdon, 2nd Baron Verdon. Bartholomew de Burghersh served in the Scottish wars, and assisted his uncle Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere, who was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1320. Uncle and nephew both joined the rebellious Earl of Lancaster at the Battle of Boroughbridge (March 16, 1321/2), but were captured after the defeat there. Badlesmere was hanged, but Burghersh was pardoned by Queen Isabella.
He was himself made Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle in 1327, holding the office until 1330. In 1329, he was created Baron Burghersh by writ of summons. From 1335 until 1343, he was one of the Justices in Eyre, responsible for enforcing forest law. In 1340, he inherited some of the lands of his brother, Bishop Henry Burghersh. He was made a Knight Banneret in 1341, and was sent as part of an embassy to the Pope in August 1343. He would later become Lord Chamberlain of the Household, Admiral of the West, and Seneschal and Custos of Ponthieu and Montreuil.
He fought at the Battle of Crécy in the King's division, and was present at the Siege of Calais. He was again appointed Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1348, and was made Constable of the Tower of London on June 27, 1355. He fell ill while at Dover Castle and died there on August 3, 1355. He and Elizabeth had five children. (Wikipedia.)
M, b. circa 1254, d. 1306
- Birth: Robert Burghersh was born circa 1254 in Burghersh, Sussex, England.
- Death: He died in 1306.
- Note: Robert de Burghersh, grandfather of the founder, married Maud de Badlesmere (sister of Bartholemew de Badlesmere, who married Lady Margaret de Clare. daughter of Guncelin de Badlesmere and his wife Joan, daughter of Ralph Fitz Bernard. He died 1306. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 380)
Sir Robert de Burghersh, Lord Burghersh, was born between 1252-6, at Burghersh, in Sussex, England, and died in 1306. He married Maud de Badlesmere (b bet. 1260-70; d 1306), of Kent, England, the daughter of Guncelin de Badlesmere, Justiciar of Kent, around about the year 1282. Sir Robert de Burghersh was the son and heir of Reynold de Burghersh, and was Constable of Dover Castle, and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1299 until his death. (1306) He was summoned to Parliament from November 12, 1303 until July 13, 1305, 'whereby he is held to have become Lord Burghersh'. The son of Robert de Burghersh and Maud de Badlesmere Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh, Lord Burghersh, was born about 1296, and died on August 3, 1355. He had married Elizabeth before the 11th of June in 1320, Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Theobald de Verdun, Lord Verdun, (Justiciar of Ireland) by Maud de Mortimer. (Wikipedia.)
Maud de Badlesmere
F, b. circa 1265, d. 1306
- Birth: Maud de Badlesmere was born circa 1265.
- Death: She died in 1306.
M, b. circa 1230
- Birth: Reynold Burghersh was born circa 1230 in Burghersh, Sussex, England.
Gunselm de Badlesmere
M, b. 1301
- Birth: Gunselm de Badlesmere was born in 1301 in Badlesmere, Kent, England.
- Note: GUNCELINE DE BADLESMERE, a great rebel to Henry III, for which he was excommunicated but afterwards, returning to his obedience, was constituted Justice of Chester and so continued to 9 Edward I (1281); served in the wars of Gasgoigne and Wales; died 29 Edward I (1301), being then seized of the manor of Badlesmere; married Joan, daughter of Ralph Fitz Bernard, Lord of Kingsdowne, Kent, and heiress of Thomas, Lord Fitz Bernard. (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 152.)
F, b. circa 1300
- Birth: Joan Fitzbarnard was born circa 1300.
Gilis de Bradlesmere
M, b. 1248
- Birth: Gilis de Bradlesmere was born in 1248.
- Note: GILIS DE BADLESMERE who 32 Henry III was slain in a skirmish with the Welsh. (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 152.)
William de Badlesmere
M, b. circa 1220
- Birth: William de Badlesmere was born circa 1220.
- Note: WILLIAM DE BADLESMERE who, the latter part of John's reign adhering to the rebel barons, was taken prisoner in Rochester and did not obtain his liberty until 6 Henry III (1222). (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 152.)
Bartholomew de Badlesmere
M, b. circa 1190
- Birth: Bartholomew de Badlesmere was born circa 1190.
M, b. circa 1275
- Birth: Ralph Fitzbernard was born circa 1275.
Matilda de Mortimer
F, b. circa 1286, d. 1315
- Birth: Matilda de Mortimer was born circa 1286 in Wigmore, Hereford, England.
- Marriage: She and Theobald De Verdun were married on July 29, 1302 in Wigmore, Hereford, England.
- Death: Matilda de Mortimer died in 1315.
Theobald de Verdun
M, b. 1248, d. August 24, 1309
- Birth: Theobald de Verdun was born in 1248 in Alton, Staffordshire, England.
- Death: He died on August 24, 1309, at age ~61, in Alton, Staffordshire, England.
- Note: Lord High Constable of Ireland Lord of the Moiety of Meath in Ireland Theobald de Verdon, third son, was Lord of the Moiety of Meath in Ireland, had, in 3rd of Edward III, on doing homage, livery of his lands, paying œ100 for his relief. At this period he held office of Constable of Ireland. For some years subsequently this eminent person seems to have enjoyed the favour of the Crown, and to have received several immunities, but in 19th of Edward III we find him arraigned for treason and divers other misdemeanors before the King and Council at Bergavenny and condemned to imprisonment and conflscation. The King, however, taking into consideration the good services of his ancestors, and his own submission, freed him for a fine of 500 marks and he was soon afterwards summoned to Parliament as Baron Verdon. In 29th of same reign his lordship was one of the barons in the Parliament of Lincoln, who, by public instrument, under their seals, sent to Pope Boniface VIII, asserted the right of King Edward, as superior lord of the whole of Scotland. He died 1309. By Margery or Eleanor, his wife, he had John, d. v. p. sp. in 1297, and Theobald. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 421.)
F, b. circa 1254
- Birth: Margery Elizabeth was born circa 1254 in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England.
M, b. circa 1310
- Birth: Reginald Cobham was born circa 1310.
M, b. 1412, d. July 26, 1469
- Birth: Richard Woodville was born in 1412 in Maidstone, Kent, England.
- Death: He died on July 26, 1469, at age ~57, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.
- Note: Knight of the Garter Seneschal of Aquitaine Baron Rivers Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers (d. 1469) was an English nobleman, best remembered as the father of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV. He was the son of another Sir Richard Woodville, chamberlain to the Duke of Bedford. After the duke died the younger Richard married the widowed duchess, Jacquetta of Luxembourg. He was created Baron Rivers by Henry VI in 1448. Initially he was on the Lancastrian side in the Wars of the Roses, but he later switched and became a Yorkist. After the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to Edward IV, he was created Earl Rivers (1466) and appointed Lord Treasurer by his new son-in-law. Lord Rivers was executed by the Lancastrians after the Battle of Edgecote Moor (26 July 1469) . His eldest son, Anthony succeeded him as earl. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Sir Richard de Wydevile, of Grafton, was in 3rd of Henry VI Governor of the Tower of London, and the next year he received the honour of knighthood from the King at Leicester. Soon after this we find him Lieutenant of Calais, under the Duke of Bedford, and residing there. From that period for several succeeding years he was constantly engaged in the wars of France. In the interval he married, without license, Jaqueline or Jacquetta of Luxembourgh, daughter of Peter, Comte de St. Pol and Brienne, Chevalier de la Toison d'Or, and widow of his late commander, the King's uncle, the Duke of Bedford; for which transgression, and for the livery of the castles, manors and lands constituting her grace's dower, he paid a fine of œ1000. He served afterwards under Richard, Duke of York, and was elevated to the Peerage by letters patent dated May 9, 1448, as Baron Rivers. His Lordship was further rewarded by grants from the crown, amongst which was the Manor of Westhall, County Essex. He was likewise made Knight of the Garter, and appointed Seneschal of Aquitaine. In the contest between the Houses of Lancaster and York, Lord Rivers was a staunch supporter of the latter, until his daughter became the consort of Edward IV, and then of course he veered to the new order of affairs. His Lancastrian predilections were forgotten by his royal son-in-law, and he was raised to high honours and entrusted with high offices. His Lordship was first made Treasurer of the Exchequer, and afterwards Lord High Constable of England for life, with remainder to his son, Anthony, Lord Scales, also for life. He was also advanced in the peerage to the dignity of Earl Rivers, by letters patent May 24, 1466; but the next year he was taken out of his manor house at Grafton by Robin of Risdale, at the head of the revolting Lancastrians, and carried to Northampton, where his head was cut off. Stow gives a different version of the manner of his lordship's death. He states that, being defeated in battle by Robin of Risdale, near Banbury, the earl, flying from the field, was made a prisoner in the forest of Whittlebury and conveyed to Northampton, where he was beheaded by the Duke of Clarence and the Earl of Warwick, then in hostility to King Edward IV. Jacqueline of Luxembourg, his wife, died 1472, and the melancholy death of the gallant and accomplished Lord Rivers occurred 1469. They had five sons: Anthony, John, Lionel, Edward and Richard, and six daughters: Elizabeth Wydevile, who married 1st Sir John Gray, and married 2nd Edward IV, King of England, and had a daughter Elizabeth who married Henry, of Lancaster, thus uniting the warring houses of Lancaster and York; Margaret, Anne, Jacquette and Katherine, and also Mary. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 796-797.)
Jacquetta of Luxembourg
F, b. circa 1415, d. May 30, 1472
- Birth: Jacquetta of Luxembourg was born circa 1415.
- Death: She died on May 30, 1472.
- Note: Jacquetta de Luxembourg (1415/1416 – May 30, 1472) was the elder daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg, Comte de Saint Pol, Conversano et Brienne and his wife Margaret de Baux (Margherita del Balzo of Andria).
On April 22, 1433 at 17 years of age, Jacquetta married John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford at Therouenne. The Duke was a son of King Henry IV of England and Mary de Bohun. Sigismund of Luxembourg was Jacquetta's cousin, the reigning Holy Roman Emperor, and King of Bohemia and Hungary. The marriage was meant to strengthen England's ties with the Imperial family and to increase English influence in Continental affairs. Through her mother, Jacquetta could trace her ancestry back to Guy de Montfort, the only child of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester and his wife, Princess Eleanor of England. Through her father, Jacquetta was also descended from the Byzantine Emperor Isaac II Angelus, Louis VI of France, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and Henry III of England.
The marriage was childless and the Duke died on the night of September 14/15, 1435 at Rouen. Sir Richard Woodville, the son of the late Duke's chamberlein, was commissioned by Henry VI to bring the young widow to England. During the rough journey, the couple fell in love and married in secret (before March 23, 1436/1437), without seeking the king's permission. Enraged, Henry VI refused to see them but was mollified by the payment of a fine.
By the mid-1440s, the Woodvilles were in ascendency. Queen Marguerite influenced her husband to create Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers in 1448. Jacquetta was related to both the Queen and the King. Her sister, Isabelle de Saint Pol, married the brother of Queen Marguerite, while Jacquetta was herself the erstwhile widow of the uncle of Henry VI. As royalty, she outranked all ladies at Court with the exception of the Queen herself. As a personal favourite and close relative of the Queen, she also enjoyed special previleges and influence at court. Happily married to the love of her life, Jacquetta bore Richard sixteen children, among them Elizabeth Woodville who was to become the wife of King Edward IV of England, and mother of Elizabeth of York (in her turn mother of King Henry VIII, thus making Jacquetta his great-grandmother).
The death of her son-in-law John Grey (Elizabeth's husband) in the second battle of St. Albans against King Edward IV brought out the strong calculating and manipulative mind in Jacquetta. Following her mother's directives, in 1464, Elizabeth (with her two minor sons) accosted Edward (out on a hunt) at Whittlebury Forest near the family home and pleaded with the King to return the confiscated estates of her husband to her sons. Thoroughly bewitched by her beauty, Edward offered to make her his mistress, but she held out for marriage. A desperate Edward married Elizabeth in secret, but the marriage was not disclosed as it would mean difficulty for the House of York. Once it became common knowledge, however, the alliance displeased Warwick, the King's most trusted ally, and his friends.
With Elizabeth as Queen of England, Jacquetta managed to find rich and influential spouses for all her children and helped her grandchildren achieve high posts. Devoid of scruples, she arranged for her 20-yr-old son, John Woodville, to marry the widowed and very rich dowager Duchess of Norfolk, Catherine Neville. The bride was 85 yrs old at the time of the wedding. The marriage caused a furore and earned the Woodvilles considerable unpopularity. Catherine Neville's son, the Duke of Norfolk, especially, turned against the Queen and her family and vowed vengence against the Yorkist allies for the slur on his family honour.
Sadly, the Woodvilles' luck soon ran out. The Lancastrian side (on which the Woodvilles found themselves) was the losing side in the the War of the Roses. In 1466, Richard Woodville was captured by Warwick and executed subsequently in 1469. A broken hearted Jacquetta survived her beloved husband by six years and died in 1472, at about 56 years of age.
Jacquetta was as influential in death as she was in life. She is credited with being the ancestress of most of present day European monarchs. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
M, b. circa 1385
- Birth: Richard Woodville was born circa 1385.
- Note: Sir Richard Woodville Richard de Wydevile, younger son, of Grafton, Esquire of the body of Henry V and Constable of the Tower. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Bedelgate and Mary, daughter of William de Beauchamp, of Wellington, and had Richard, Edward and Joan. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 796)
Sir Richard Wydevill, chamberlain to the Duke of Bedford. (Wikipedia.)
F, b. 1390
- Birth: Joan Bedlisgate was born in 1390.