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Biography of Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491

CONTENT

1465 Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

1469 Execution of the Woodvilles

1483 Execution of the Woodvilles and their Affinity

1483 Buckingham's Rebellion

1483 Funeral of Edward IV

1486 Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales

1487 Coronation of Elizabeth of York


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

In 1453 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (48) and Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (38)

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 .

Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

On 26 May 1465 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (28) was crowned as Queen Consort England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (47) at Westminster Abbey . Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (23) attended. John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (23) , Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (25) and Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (12) were appointed Knight of the Bath . .

Execution of the Woodvilles

On 12 Aug 1469 Woodvilles father and son were beheaded at Kenilworth Castle by supporters of Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (41) ...
Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) was beheaded . His son Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (29) succeeded as 2nd Earl Rivers (1C 1466) .
John Woodville 1445-1469 (24) was beheaded .

On 30 May 1472 Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (57) died .

Funeral of Edward IV

On 17 Apr 1483 the coffin of Edward IV was carried to Westminster Abbey by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 (21) , John Savage 1444-1492 , Thomas Wortley 1433-1514 (50) , Thomas Molyneux 1445-1483 (38) , probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 (33) who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (41) , Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Guy Wolston 1433-1490 (50) , John Sapcote 1448-1501 (35) , Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512 (30) , John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (15) , John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314 .
Those in the procession included:
Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr KG 1434-1483
John Astley 1373-1488
William Stonor 1450-1494 (33)
Henry Ferrers 1443-1500 (40)
James Radclyffe 1440-1484 (43)
George Browne 1440-1483 (43)
Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.
John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London 1390-1489 (93)
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (83) (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63)
Edward Story Bishop Chichester -1503
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle -1496
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich -1499
William Dudley Bishop of Durham 1425-1483 (58)
John Russell Bishop of Rochester, Bishop Lincoln -1494
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Tuchet Bishop of Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury 1443-1524 (40) (as Bishop of Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester -1492 , and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484 (36)
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (59) brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) , then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52)
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28)
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (57)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48)
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (68)
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (82)
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (43)
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (57)
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 (51)
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley 1476-1489 (7)
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30)
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (35)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (45)
Thomas Bourchier -1492
Thomas Bourchier -1533 .

Execution of the Woodvilles and their Affinity

On 25 Jun 1483 supporters of the Woodviles were executed at Pontefract Castle ...
Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (43) was beheaded . His brother Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30) succeeded as 3rd Earl Rivers (1C 1466) .
Richard Grey 1457-1483 (26) and Thomas Vaughan (73) were beheaded .

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) with Henry Tudor (26) . Richard Haute -1487 took part.He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30) was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (29) was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion. His son Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (5) succeeded as 8th Earl Stafford (1C 1351) , 9th Baron Stafford (1C 1299) .
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) was executed at Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon .
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde 1304-1363 escaped to Henry VII in Brittany . Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 took part.!The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (33) and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke 1452-1502 (31) .
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne 1440-1483 (43) was beheaded at Tower Hill .
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement.Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) as follows:
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond (40) :
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) . Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge, St John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire .Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (40) . Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window.She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets . On 29 Mar 2019 , St John's College, Cambridge , which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

On Mar 1485 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (32) was pardoned in exchange for a bond of 1,000 marks and a pledge of good behavior.

Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales

On 24 Sep 1486 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 was christened at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire . Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (71) held held the child.
His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (51) , William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (68) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (44) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (36) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (49) and Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 (17) .
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (33) was present.

Coronation of Elizabeth of York

On 25 Nov 1487 Elizabeth of York (21) was crowned as Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey .
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (36) , Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (17) , Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 (34) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (36) , Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (34) , William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (36) and Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (37) , who carried the Rod and Dove, attended as did Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 (18) .

On 06 Mar 1491 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (38) died

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Woodville

Maternal Family Tree: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430

Descendants Family Trees:

Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Descent

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

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137

Ancestry

Father: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469


GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441


Great GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403


GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448


Great GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-


Great GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396


Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp 1290-1338


Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonea Lisle 1293-1359


Mother: Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 Great x 4 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great GrandFather: John Luxembourg 1370-1397 Great x 3 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 2 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny 1340-1371 Great x 8 Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 7 Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandMother: Alix Dampierre 1322-1346 Great x 7 Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 2 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandFather: Jean Chatillon Count Saint-Pol 1292-1344 Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Fiennes 1307-1353 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-


GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 Great x 5 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422


Great GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430 Great x 4 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 2 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count 1331-1399 Great x 3 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Roberto Orsini Count 1295-1345 Great x 2 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandMother: Sueva del Balzo


Great x 2 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran