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Biography of Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499

CONTENT

1461 Battle of Towton

1485 Battle of Bosworth


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Around 1456 Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 was born to John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1410-1461 (46) and Anne Holland Countess Douglas, Countess Avondale -1486

Battle of Towton

On 29 Mar 1461 the Battle of Towton was a decisive victory for Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) bringing to an end the first war of the Wars of the Roses.Said to be the bloodiest battle on English soil 28000 were killed mainly during the rout that followed the battle.
The Yorkist army was commanded by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) with John Mowbray 3rd Duke Norfolk 1415-1461 (45) , Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter 1430-1475 (30) , William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (56) , William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (30) (knighted), Walter Blount 1st Baron Mountjoy 1416-1474 (45) , Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex 1404-1483 (57) , John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 (23) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (61) .
The Lancastrian army suffered significant casualties including Richard Percy 1426-1461 (35) , Ralph Bigod 1410-1461 (50) , John Bigod -1461 , Robert Cromwell 1390-1461 (71) , Ralph Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1412-1461 (49) , Ralph Eure 1412-1461 (49) , John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1410-1461 (51) , John Beaumont 1428-1461 (33) , Thomas Dethick 1400-1461 (61) , Everard Simon Digby -1461 , William Plumpton -1461 and William Welles 1410-1461 (51) who were killed .
Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland 1421-1461 (39) was killed . His son Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland 1449-1489 (12) succeeded as 4th Earl Northumberland (1C 1377) . Maud Herbert Countess Northumberland 1458-1485 (3) by marriage Countess Northumberland (1C 1377) .
Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles 1406-1461 (55) was killed . His son Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 (33) succeeded as 7th Baron Welles .
Those who fought for the Lancaster included William Tailboys 7th Baron Kyme 1415-1464 (46) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (60) , William Norreys 1441-1507 (20) , Thomas Grey 1st Baron Grey Richemont 1418-1461 (43) , Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 (30) , John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (12) , Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 (33) , Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (56) , James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40) , John Butler 6th Earl Ormonde 1422-1476 (39) , William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) and Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (41) . Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (41) were captured.
On 03 Apr 1461 Thomas Courtenay 14th Earl Devon 1432-1461 (29) was beheaded at York, Yorkshire . His brother John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (26) succeeded as 15th Earl Devon (2C Courtenay) . Laura Bourchier Countess Devon 1440- by marriage as Earl Devon (2C Courtenay) .
Robert Dethick 1375-1461 (86) was killed .
John Heron of Ford Castle Northumberland 1416-1461 (45) was killed .
Thomas Grey 1st Baron Grey Richemont 1418-1461 (43) was executed

Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34) . Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665 (-13) . Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 .

On 04 Nov 1472 Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (16) was restored 2nd Baron Neville Raby (1C 1459)

On 20 Feb 1473 Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (17) and Isabel Booth Countess Westmoreland 1457-1478 (16) were married . Isabel Booth Countess Westmoreland 1457-1478 (16) by marriage Baroness Neville Raby (1C 1459) .

On 18 Apr 1475 Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (19) was appointed as Knight of the Bath

In 1478 Isabel Booth Countess Westmoreland 1457-1478 (21) died at Brancepeth, County Durham

On 03 Nov 1484 Ralph Neville 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1406-1484 (78) died . He was buried at St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, County Durham . On 03 Nov 1484 His nephew Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (28) succeeded as 3rd Earl Westmoreland (1C 1397) . Isabel Booth Countess Westmoreland 1457-1478 by marriage Countess Westmoreland (1C 1397) .

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 Aug 1485 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (32) was killed during the Battle of Bosworth . His second-cousin once-removed Henry Tudor (28) succeeded as VII King England and Ireland: Tudor .
Those supporting Henry Tudor included:
John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy 1450-1485 (35)
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (43)
Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (35)
Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (20)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50)
John Wingfield -1509
Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509
Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1449-1525 (36)
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53)
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (47)
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (34)
William Stanley Lord Chamberlain 1435-1495 (50)
Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (52)
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney 1447-1523 (38)
William Brandon 1456-1485 (29) was killed
James Harrington 1430-1485 (55) was killed
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (60) was killed . His son Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (42) succeeded as 13th Baron Mowbray (1C 1283) , 14th Baron Segrave (1C 1295) . Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 (40) by marriage Baroness Mowbray (1C 1283) , Baron Segrave (1C 1295) .
John Sacheverell 1400-1485 (85) was killed
Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath -1486 ,
William Norreys 1441-1507 (44) , Gilbert Talbot 1452-1517 (33) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (42) and John Savage 1444-1492 commanded,
Robert Poyntz 1450-1520 (35) was knighted.
Those who fought for Richard III included:
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (47)
John Conyers Sheriff of Yorkshire 1411-1490 (74)
Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (17)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (59)
Richard Fitzhugh 6th Baron Fitzhugh 1457-1487 (28)
John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 (48)
Thomas Scrope 6th Baron Scrope Masham 1459-1493 (26)
Henry Grey 7th Baron Grey Codnor 1435-1496 (50)
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (68)
Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (29)
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (23)
Humphrey Stafford 1426-1486 (59)
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (17)
Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (42) was wounded.
Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (29) fought and escaped.
John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1459-1526 (26) was captured.
John Babington 1423-1485 (62) , William Alington 1420-1485 (65) , Robert Mortimer 1442-1485 (43) , Robert Brackenbury -1485 , Richard Ratclyffe 1430-1485 (55) and Richard Bagot 1412-1485 (73) were killed .

On 26 Dec 1486 Anne Holland Countess Douglas, Countess Avondale -1486 died

On 06 Feb 1499 Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (43) died at Hornby Castle, Hornby, Yorkshire . His grandson Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 succeeded as 4th Earl Westmoreland (1C 1397) .

Anne Neville Baroness Conyers was born to Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 and Isabel Booth Countess Westmoreland 1457-1478

Ralph Neville -1498 was born to Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 and Isabel Booth Countess Westmoreland 1457-1478 .

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Neville

Maternal Family Tree: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke Countess Buckingham 1145-1188

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England 1312-1377

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

Ancestry

Father: John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1410-1461 Great x 3 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


GrandFather: John Neville 1387-1420 Great x 4 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 Great x 5 Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 Great x 4 Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 Great x 4 Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke, Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 Great x 3 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby Great x 5 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy 1299-1352 Great x 5 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonia Clifford Baroness Percy 1303-1365 Great x 4 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great GrandMother: Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 Great x 3 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 Great x 2 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 Great x 7 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- Great x 5 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 Great x 6 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 Great x 4 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


GrandMother: Elizabeth Holland Great x 2 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397 1350-1397 Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent 1314-1360 Great x 4 Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holand 1283-1328


Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Zouche Baroness Holand Great x 3 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princess Wales 1328-1385 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Wake Countess Kent 1297-1349 Great x 3 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent 1350-1416 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 Great x 5 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326 Great x 4 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel


Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322


Mother: Anne Holland Countess Douglas, Countess Avondale -1486 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


GrandFather: John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter 1395-1447 Great Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: John Holland 1st Duke Exeter 1352-1400 Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent 1314-1360 Great x 4 Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holand 1283-1328


Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Zouche Baroness Holand Great x 3 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princess Wales 1328-1385 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Wake Countess Kent 1297-1349 Great x 3 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter 1363-1426 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377 Son of Edward II King England 1284-1327


Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Stephen I King England 1094-1154


Great x 2 GrandMother: Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster 1320-1361 Great x 4 Granddaughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


GrandMother: Anne Stafford Duchess Exeter -1432 Great Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 Great x 3 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 Great x 2 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 Great x 7 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- Great x 5 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 Great x 6 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 Great x 4 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu, Countess Stafford 1383-1438 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester 1355-1397 Son of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377 Son of Edward II King England 1284-1327


Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Stephen I King England 1094-1154


Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess Gloucester 1366-1399 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton 1341-1373 Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex, Countess Hereford, Countess Northampton 1347-1419 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272