Biography of Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby 1453-1499

Paternal Family Tree: Willoughby

Maternal Family Tree: Cecily Fleming 1424

1475 Welles' Rebellion and Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

1483 Coronation of Richard III

1487 Coronation of Elizabeth of York

Around 1453 Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby was born to Robert Willoughby (age 43) and Cecily Welles (age 23) at Knotishall, Suffolk.

Around 1465 [his mother] Cecily Welles (age 35) died.

On 30 May 1465 [his father] Robert Willoughby (age 55) died at Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire [Map]. He was buried at Campsey Nunnery, Campsey.

Welles' Rebellion and Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

Before 23 Jan 1475 Joan Welles 9th Baroness Willoughby of Eresby died.

Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 22) de jure 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. [his future wife] Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 15) by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.

King Edward IV of England (age 32) had father and son [his uncle] Richard Welles 7th Baron Welles, Baron Willoughby (age 47) and Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby 8th Baron Welles posthumously attainted some five years after the Welles' Rebellion to ensure Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby (age 42) would continue to enjoy the benefit of the Welles' estates; he was given a life interest in the estates on 23 Jan 1475. Another example of King Edward IV of England (age 32) being somewhat disingenuous with the legal system to his own advantage. He, Edward (age 32) was, in effect, disinheriting Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 22) who should have inherited Baron Willoughby de Eresby and [his uncle] John Welles 1st Viscount Welles (age 25) who should have inherited Baron Welles following Joan's death.

In 1481 [his son] Christopher Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 28) and [his future wife] Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 21).

In 1482 [his son] William Willoughby 11th Baron Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 29) and [his future wife] Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 22).

Before 28 Mar 1482 Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 29) and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 22) were married.

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 King Richard III of England (age 30) was crowned III King England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (age 65) at Westminster Abbey [Map]. Anne Neville Queen Consort England (age 27) by marriage Queen Consort England. Duke Gloucester merged with the Crown.

John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk (age 58) was appointed Lord High Steward. William Brandon (age 58), Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl of Arundel (age 33), Thomas St Leger (age 43), Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby (age 50), Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England (age 46), Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk (age 39), Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney (age 32) and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 59) attended.

Robert Dymoke (age 22) attended as the Kings' Champion.

Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent (age 66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (age 40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell (age 27) carried the Third Sword of State. John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 40) carried the Sceptre. John de la Pole 1st Earl Lincoln (age 21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham (age 28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (age 13) bore the Queen's Crown.

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland (age 34) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 30) was appointed Knight of the Bath.

Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 59) attended.

Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York (age 68) refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

In 1486 [his son] Thomas Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 33) and [his wife] Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 26).

Around 1487 [his daughter] Margaret Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 34) and [his wife] Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 27).

Coronation of Elizabeth of York

On 25 Nov 1487 Elizabeth of York (age 21) was crowned Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey [Map].

Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney (age 36), Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (age 17), Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 34), Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney (age 36), Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers (age 34), William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Huntingdon (age 36) and Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl of Arundel (age 37), who carried the Rod and Dove, attended as did Cecily York Viscountess Welles (age 18).

On 13 Jul 1499 Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 46) died at Campsey, Suffolk. He was buried at Campsey Nunnery, Campsey. His son [his son] William Willoughby 11th Baron Willoughby (age 17) succeeded 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby.

On 16 May 1515 [his former wife] Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby (age 55) died.

[his daughter] Isabel Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his daughter] Dorothy Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his son] John Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his son] Christopher Willoughby and Elizabeth Tailboys were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

[his son] Robert Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

Thomas Tyrrell and [his daughter] Margaret Willoughby were married.

[his son] Edward Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his son] Richard Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his daughter] Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Eure was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his son] Hugh Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his son] George Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his father] Robert Willoughby and [his mother] Cecily Welles were married. The difference in their ages was 20 years. They were fourth cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

[his daughter] Catherine Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

[his son] Charles Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby and Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby of Eresby.

Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby 1453-1499 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey 1318-1372

Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel 8th Earl of Surrey 1306-1376

Royal Ancestors of Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby 1453-1499

Kings Wessex: Great x 13 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

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

Kings Scotland: Great x 9 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

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

Kings France: Great x 7 Grand Son of Louis "Lion" VIII King France

Royal Descendants of Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby 1453-1499

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 1

Ancestors of Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby 1453-1499

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Roscelyn Baroness Willoughby and Latimer

Great x 2 Grandfather: Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk

Great x 3 Grandmother: Cecily Ufford Baroness Willoughby of Eresby

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Eudo Zouche 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Zouche 2nd Baron Zouche Harringworth 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby of Eresby 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Ros Baroness Zouche Harringworth 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros of Helmsley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: Thomas Willoughby of Parham 7 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Knockin 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Roger Strange 4th Baron Strange Knockin 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isolde Chaworth Baroness Strange Knockin

Great x 2 Grandfather: Roger Strange 5th Baron Strange Knockin 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Oliver Ightham

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Ightham Baroness Strange Knockin 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Zouche 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Lucy Strange Baroness Willoughby Eresby 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl of Arundel 3 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl of Arundel 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Saluzzo Countess Arundel 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Aline Fitzalan Baroness Strange Knockin 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Warenne

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Vere

Father: Robert Willoughby 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl of Arundel 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel 8th Earl of Surrey 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Fitzalan 1st Baron Arundel Baron Maltravers 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Chaworth

Great x 1 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Maltravers 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Milicent Berkeley 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Eleanor Maltravers 2nd Baroness Maltravers Baroness Arundel and Cobham 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Gwenllian Unknown

GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Adam Welles 3rd Baron Welles

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Welles 4th Baron Welles

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Bardolf Baroness Welles

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Welles 5th Baron Welles 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Ros Baroness Welles 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros of Helmsley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Eudo Welles 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Mowbray 3rd Baron Mowbray 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Mowbray 4th Baron Mowbray Baron Segrave 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Plantagenet Baroness Mowbray Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Eleanor Mowbray Countess Rockingham 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Segrave 4th Baron Segrave 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Segrave 5th Baroness Segrave Baroness Mowbray Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Plantagenet 2nd Countess Norfolk Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

GrandFather: Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke and Neville 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Fitzhenry of Ravensworth

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Fitzhenry Baroness Greystoke

Great x 1 Grandmother: Maud Greystoke 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Clifford 3rd Baron Clifford 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabel Berkeley Baroness Clifford Baroness Musgrave 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Catherine Clifford Baroness Greystoke 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Beauchamp Baroness Clifford 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Mother: Cecily Welles 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Waterton of Waterton in Lincolnshire

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Waterton

Great x 4 Grandfather: Roger Newmarch of Womersley

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Newmarch

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Waterton Constable

Great x 4 Grandfather: Piers Mauley

Great x 3 Grandfather: Piers Mauley

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Mauley

Great x 4 Grandfather: Peter Bruce

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Bruce

Great x 4 Grandmother: Hawise Lancaster

GrandMother: Joan or Cecily Waterton

Great x 2 Grandfather: Robert Fleming of Woodhall

Great x 1 Grandmother: Cecily Fleming