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Two Wives

On 21 Oct 1425 Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Staindrop. His grandson Ralph Neville 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1406-1484 (19) succeeded 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. Orle. Two Wives.

On 25 Feb 1559 Catherine Blount 1518-1559 (41) died. In 1585 Elizabeth Sands -1585 died. On 11 Aug 1581 Maurice Berkeley Standard Bearer 1506-1581 (75) died. Church of St Mary Bruton. Recumbent effigies of himself and two wives in an Easter sepulchre-type recess with double round arched front, Corinthian pilasters and strapwork panels. Ruff. Panel with quartered arms 1  2 probably , possibly Wotton Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 probably , possibly , overall a Crescent.

On 31 Aug 1565 George Vernon "King of the Peak" 1508-1565 (57) died. He was buried at All Saint's Church Bakewell. By his will of 18 Aug 1565 he bequeathed six Derbyshire manors and two in Staffordshire to his wife for life. His executors were to take the profits of his manor of Kibblestone, in Staffordshire, and two Cheshire manors for 16 years after his decease to pay his debts, funeral expenses and the fulfilment of his will, which included among numerous bequests the provision of one gold chain worth £20 to his godson, Gilbert Talbot (12), the future 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, ‘as a remembrance of my good will towards him’. His wife, his son-in-law John Manners (38), his brother-in-law Nicholas Longford (33) and his ‘loving neighbours and faithful friends Thomas Sutton and Richard Wennesley were each to receive £20 for their services as executors, while his ‘right worshipful friends’ (Sir) John Zouche II and Francis Leke (55) were each to have a horse.
Monument with both his wives Margaret Tailboys 1528-1565 and Maud aka Magdelan Longford -1596 each wearing a French Hood. Two Wives.