Click on coloured text: Biographies, Paternal Family Trees, Places, Dates, General, Work in Progress.

Hover over the Photos and Paintings for larger images.

Hover over the Burger top left for the Menu.

Events in ... 1453 ...

Before 1453 Robert Erskine -1453 and Elizabeth Lindsay 1407-1407 were married

Before 1453 Henry Wentworth 1429-1483 (23) and Elizabeth Howard 1421-1483 (34) were married .

In 1453 Walter Cromwell 1453-1510 was born to John Cromwell 1437-1480 (16) at Putney, Surrey .

In 1453 Anne Ferrers 1453-1516 was born to Thomas Ferrers 1438-1498 (15) and Anne Hastings 1423-1472 (30) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth, Staffordshire

Around 1453 Elizabeth Berkeley 1453-1504 was born to Thomas Berkeley 1413-1488 (40) and Petronella Brooksby

In 1453 John Berkeley 1453- was born to William Berkeley 1433- and Anne Stafford 1441-1502 (12)

Around 1453 Anne Constable 1453- was born to Robert Constable 1423-1488 (29) and Agnes Wentworth -1496 at Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding, Yorkshire

Around 1453 Anne Poyntz 1453- was born to John Poyntz -1466 and Alice Cox -1507

In 1453 Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley 1405-1459 (48) was elected as MP Lancashire

In 1453 Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (33) was appointed as MP Northamptonshire

Around 1453 Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512 was born to William Tyrrell -1471 and Eleanor Darcy 1431-1476 (22)

In 1453 Margaret Foljambe 1365-1453 (88) died at Cubley, Derbyshire .

In 1453 Margery Wentworth 1453-1540 was born to Henry Wentworth 1429-1483 (24) and Elizabeth Howard 1421-1483 (35) at Codham Hall, Brentwood, Essex .

In 1453 Dorothy Willoughby 1425-1453 (28) died .

Around 1453 Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 was born to Robert Willoughby 1410-1465 (43) and Cecily Welles at Knotishall, Suffolk .

In 1453 Edward Wingfield 1453-1485 was born to John Wingfield 1428-1481 (25) and Elizabeth Fitzlewis 1431-1500 (22)

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 .

In 1453 John Beaufort 1444-1453 (9) died .

Around 1453 Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon 1414-1458 (39) was imprisoned at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London .

Around 1453 John Bacon 1380-1453 (73) died .

In 1453 Edmund Bacon 1422-1453 (31) and Elizabeth Crofts 1425-1470 (28) were married .

In 1453 Edmund Bacon 1422-1453 (31) died in Drinkstone, Suffolk .

Around 1453 Celestine Campbell -1453 died

In 1453 Colin Campbell 1st Earl Argyll 1433-1493 (20) succeeded as 2nd Lord Campbell

Around 1453 Margaret Cheney 1453- was born to John Cheney 1415-1467 (38) at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent

In 1453 Robert Erskine -1453 died

In 1453 Mathieu Grailly Count Comminges -1453 died

In 1453 Thomasine Hankford 1423-1453 (30) died

Around 1453 John Home of Coldingknows 1453-1493 was born to Alexander Home 1st Lord Home 1407-1490 (46) .

In 1453 Edward Hull -1453 was appointed 172nd Knight Garter: Henry VI .

In 1453 Edward Hull -1453 died .

In 1453 Thomas Kynaston 1453-1513 was born to Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (20) and Elizabeth Cobham Baroness Strange Knockin, Baroness Mohun Dunster 1419-1454 (34) .

In 1453 Tiger Earl 4th Earl Crawford 1423-1453 (30) died . His son David Lindsay 1st Duke Montrose 1440-1495 (13) succeeded as 5th Earl Crawford .

In 1453 Isabella Metz Duchess Anjou, I Duchess Lorraine 1400-1453 (53) died

In 1453 Elizabeth Pembrugge 1415-1453 (38) died at Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

Around 1453 Robert Sherbourne Bishop St David's, Bishop Chichester 1453-1536 was born in Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire .

Around 1453 George Sinclair 1453- was born to William Sinclair 3rd Earl Orkney, 1st Earl Caithness 1410-1484 (43) and Marjory Sutherland Countess Orkney, Countess Caithness

In 1453 John Statham 1408-1453 (45) died

In 1453 William Clifton of Westby 1435-1537 was born to Robert Clifton 1433-

In 1453 William Filiol of Woodlands and Filiols Hall 1453-1527 was born to John Filiol 1409-1467 (44)

In 1453 William Hardwick -1453 died

In 1453 Elizabeth Heron Baroness Kyme 1453-1495 was born to John Heron of Ford Castle Northumberland 1416-1461 (37)

In 1453 Edward Stradling 1398-1453 (55) died in Jerusalem .

In 1453 John Roper of Well Hall 1453-1524 was born to John Roper 1405-1488 (48)

In 1453 Alice Booth 1414-1453 (39) died at Church of St Barlok, Norbury, Staffordshire .She was buried at Church of St Barlok, Norbury, Staffordshire

Around 1453 John Egerton 1453-1518 was born to Hugh Egerton 1426-1505 (27)

In 1453 John Gresley 1418-1486 (34) and Anne Stanley 1420-1487 (33) were married

In 1453 Thomas Jermyn 1453-1504 was born to Thomas Jermyn 1425-1480 (28)

Around 1453 John Skipwith of South Ormsby 1453-1518 was born to William Skipwith of Ormsby 1417-1482 (36)

In 1453 Margaret Hay 1453-1500 was born to William Hay 1st Earl Erroll 1423-1462 (30) and Beatrice Douglas Countess Erroll .

Jan 1453

02 Jan 1453

On 02 Jan 1453 Thomas Billing -1481 was appointed as Serjeant at Law .

05 Jan 1453

Knighting at Greenwich

On 05 Jan 1453 brothers John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (22) and Thomas Neville 1430-1460 (22) , William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1423-1469 (30) , brothers Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456 (22) and Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (21) and Roger Lewkenor were knighted by King Henry VI (31) at Greenwich, Kent

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Feb 1453

On Feb 1453 John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (10) and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (9) were divorced .

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.

May 1453

01 May 1453

13 May 1453

On 13 May 1453 Adolph Marck and Beatrice Aviz 1435-1462 (18) were married

On 13 May 1453 Mary Stewart Countess Arran 1453-1488 was born to James II King Scotland 1430-1460 (22) and Mary Egmont Queen Consort Scotland 1434-1463 (19) at Stirling Castle, Stirling

24 May 1453

Battle of Heworth Moor

On 24 May 1453 Thomas Neville 1430-1460 (22) and Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell, Baroness Willoughby Eresby -1497 were married . Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell, Baroness Willoughby Eresby -1497 was the niece and heiress of Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell 1403-1456 (50) meaning traditional Percy lands would become Neville lands. The Percy's, being the older family, especially Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (30) , took umbrage.
John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (22) was ambushed at Heworth Moor, York, Yorkshire by Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (30) leading a force of 700 or more men when returning with his brother's wedding party from Tattershall Castle, Tattershall, Lincolnshire to Sheriff Hutton, Yorkshire .

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Aug 1453

On Aug 1453 Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) suffered a mental breakdown

Henry VI's first Illness

In Aug 1453 Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) suffered his first bout of illness; a mental breakdown. He was unresponsive for a year. His paternal grand-father Charles VI of France suffered a similar illness; his sobriquet "Mad".

10 Aug 1453

Around 10 Aug 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (22) summoned with Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (30) to appear before a Royal Council; he ignored it.

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

12 Aug 1453

On 12 Aug 1453 Duncan Campbell 1st Lord Campbell -1453 died

24 Aug 1453

Sep 1453

On Sep 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (22) ransacked the manor of Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (30) breaking windows and tiles.

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Oct 1453

On Oct 1453 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (47) was imprisoned by Richard 3rd Duke York 1411-1460 (42) at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London .

13 Oct 1453

Birth of Edward of Westminster

On 13 Oct 1453 Edward Lancaster Prince Wales 1453-1471 was born to Henry VI (31) and Margaret of Anjou (23) at Westminster Palace . When King Henry (31) recovered from his catatonic state, he greeted the child as a 'miracle'. There is some speculation as the child's actual father since King Henry (31) and Queen Margaret (23) had been married for eight years before the birth. Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (47) was suggested at the time.

20 Oct 1453

On 20 Oct 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (22) , and his brothers Thomas Neville 1430-1460 (22) and Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (25) , met with Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland 1393-1455 (60) and to negotiate peace.

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

31 Oct 1453

On 31 Oct 1453 Philip Tilney 1400-1453 (53) died at Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Nov 1453

17 Nov 1453

On 17 Nov 1453 Alfonso Trastámara 1453-1468 was born to John II King Castile 1405-1454 (48) and Isabella Aviz Queen Consort Castile 1428-1496 (25)