Biography of William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463

CONTENT

Battle of Northampton 1460

1461 Battle of Towton

1461 Battles of Ferrybridge


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Around 1405 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (41) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (26).

Before 1422 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (16) was appointed 6th Baron Fauconberg.

Before 1422 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (16) and Joan Fauconberg 1406-1490 (15) were married.

On 21 Oct 1425 Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Staindrop, County Durham. His grandson Ralph Neville 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1406-1484 (19) succeeded as 2nd Earl Westmoreland (1C 1397). Elizabeth Percy Countess Westmoreland 1395-1436 (30) by marriage Countess Westmoreland (1C 1397).
Monument to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) and his wives Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (46). Early Plate Bascinet Period.

On May 1426 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (21) was knighted.

In 1429 Thomas "Bastard of Fauconberg" Neville 1429-1471 was born illegitimately to William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (24).

Around 1433 Joan Neville 1433- was born to William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (28) and Joan Fauconberg 1406-1490 (26).

In 1435 Elizabeth Neville 1435-1490 was born to William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (30) and Joan Fauconberg 1406-1490 (28).

Around 1437 Alice Neville 1437-1490 was born to William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (32) and Joan Fauconberg 1406-1490 (30).

In 1440 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (35) was appointed 155th Knight Garter: Henry VI.

On 13 Nov 1440 Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (61) died at Howden, Yorkshire. She was buried at Lincoln Cathedral.

On 07 Mar 1443 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (38) took custody at Roxburgh Castle, Roxburgh.

Battle of Northampton 1460

On 10 Jul 1460 the Yorkist army led by the future Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) and including Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (32), George Neville Archbishop York 1432-1476 (28), William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (55), Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (43), Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham 1415-1464 (45) and John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 (22) defeated the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Northampton 1460.
Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (38) was captured.
Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 (57) was killed. His grandson Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (5) succeeded as 2nd Duke Buckingham (1C 1444), 7th Earl Stafford (1C 1351), 8th Baron Stafford (1C 1299).
John Talbot 2nd Earl Shrewsbury, 2nd Earl Waterford 1417-1460 (42) was killed. His son John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (11) succeeded as 3rd Earl Shrewsbury (2C 1442), 3rd Earl Waterford, 8th Baron Furnivall (1C 1295), 12th Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309), 9th Baron Talbot (1C 1331)
Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (37) was killed.
John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont 1409-1460 (50) was killed. His son William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) succeeded as 2nd Viscount Beaumont.
Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (40) fought.
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) and William Norreys 1441-1507 (19) were knighted.
Thomas "Bastard of Exeter" Holland -1460 was executed following the battle..

Battles of Ferrybridge

On 27 Mar 1461 Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (33) fought at Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire at the with John Radclyffe 1426-1461 (35) capturing the bridge.
On 28 Mar 1461 a further skirmish occurred near Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (33) fought. John Radclyffe 1426-1461 (35) was killed.For Lancaster John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford 1435-1461 (25) and John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1410-1461 (51).
On 28 Mar 1461 John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford 1435-1461 (25) was killed at Dintingdale, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire during a skirmish. William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (56) fought for York. His son Henry "Shepherd Lord" Clifford 10th Baron Clifford 1454-1523 (7) succeeded as 10th Baron Clifford, 10th Lord Skipton.

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 01 Nov 1461 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (56) was created 1st Earl Kent (7C 1461).

On Jul 1462 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (57) was appointed as Lord High Admiral.

On 09 Jan 1463 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (58) died. He was buried at Guisborough Priory, Guisborough, Yorkshire.

On 11 Dec 1490 Joan Fauconberg 1406-1490 (84) died.

Anthony Neville was born to William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 and Joan Fauconberg 1406-1490.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Neville

Maternal Family Tree: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

King Edward III England

Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 16 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 8 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 9 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Kings Scotland: Great x 9 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 7 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

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


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


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


Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1262-1331


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Neville 1237-1271


Great x 2 GrandMother: Euphemia Clavering Baroness Neville Raby 1267-1329 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Fitzroger 5th Baron Warkworth 1240-1310


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Zouche Baroness Warkworth 1251-1329 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


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


Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley 1267-1347 2 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: James Audley 1225-1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Ela Longespée 1217-1298 Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 2 GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer 1269-1328 3 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 2 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes 1269- 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


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


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


Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 7th Baron Percy Topcliffe -1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Warenne Baroness Percy Topcliffe


Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Fitzalan Baroness Percy 4 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 1267-1302 3 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo Countess Arundel -1292 6 x Great Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


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


Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 7 x Great Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Clifford 1243-1282


Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Vipont 1254-1292 6 x Great Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Clare Baroness Clifford, Baroness Welles 1276-1327 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Clare 1245-1287 5 x Great Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald 1266-1300 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Mother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great GrandFather: King Edward III England Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: King Edward II of England Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314 3 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre 1273-1305 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


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


Great x 2 GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland 1286-1337 4 x Great Grandson of Stephen I King England 1094-1154


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland 1247-1304 3 x Great Grandson of Stephen I King England 1094-1154


Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg Count Hainault, Count Holland 1252-1311 5 x Great Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Valois Count Zeeland, Count Holland, Count Avesnes, Count Hainault 1294-1342 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 1270-1325 3 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Capet Count Valois 1273-1299 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403


Great GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380