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Sir Edward Nevill, 3rd Barron Abergavenny

Sir Edward Nevill, 3rd Barron Abergavenny[1, 2]

Male 1418 - 18 Oct,1476

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  • Name Edward Nevill 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 3rd Barron Abergavenny 
    Born 1414-1418  [3
    Gender Male 
    History He was the 7th son [2] of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland, daughter of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford).

    In 1436 he married Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp (died 18 June 1448), daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester, and the former Lady Isabel le Despenser, who later succeeded as de jure 3rd Baroness Bergavenny. They had four children. Their two sons were Richard Nevill (before 1439 – before 1476) and Sir George Nevill (c.?1440–1492), who would become 4th and 2nd Baron Bergavenny upon his father's death. Through George Nevill, Edward Neville is an ancestor to Mary Ball, mother of George Washington.[3] His daughters Alice and Catherine (born c.?1444) married Sir Thomas Grey and John Iwardby respectively.

    Shortly after his first wife's death, in the summer or fall of 1448, he married Katherine Howard, daughter of Robert Howard and sister of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk. His second wife bore him three additional daughters. Catherine Nevill (b. c. 1452/bef. 1473) married Robert Tanfield (b. 1461), son of Robert Tanfield and Elizabeth Brooke, daughter of Edward Brooke, 6th Baron Cobham, and Elizabeth Touchet, born c. 1433, and had children. Their son William was ancestor of Thomas Jefferson.[4][5] His daughter Margaret (b.bef. 1476-1506), married John Brooke, 7th Baron Cobham. John and Margaret are the grandparents of Elizabeth Brooke, Lady Wyatt. Daughter Anne (b.bef 1476-1480/81) did not long survive her father.

    Neville was knighted sometime after 1426.[6]

    In 1438, Bergavenny, as he was now styled, was a justice of the peace for Durham.[6]

    He was a captain in the embattled Duchy of Normandy in 1449.[6] His eldest son Richard was one of the hostages given to the French when the English surrendered the city of Rouen in that year.

    After the death of his first wife, he was summoned to Parliament in 1450 as "Edwardo Nevyll de Bergavenny", by which he is held to have become Baron Bergavenny. At the time, however, this was considered to be a summons by right of his wife, and so he was considered the 3rd, rather than the 1st, Baron.

    In 1454, he was appointed to the Privy Council assembled by the Duke of York as Lord Protector, along with his more prominent Neville kinsmen. He was a commissioner of array in Kent in 1461, and was a captain in Edward IV's army in the North the following year. He was again a commissioner of array in 1470, remaining loyal to Edward IV, unlike his nephew, the Earl of Warwick[6] 
    Died 18 Oct,1476 
    Person ID I155  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland,   b. 1364,   d. 1425  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Joan de Beaufort,   b. 1379, Château de Beaufort, Goudet, Haute-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov, 1440, Howden, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Katherine Howard,   b. 1428,   d. 29 Jun,1478 
    Married 15 Oct, 1448 
    +1. Catherine Nevill
     2. Catherine Nevill,   b. 1452,   d. 1473  (Age 21 years)
     3. Margaret Nevill,   b. <1476,   d. 1506  (Age ~ 29 years)
     4. Ralph Neville
     5. Edward Neville
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp 
    Married 1436 
     1. Richard Nevill,   b. <1439,   d. <1476  (Age ~ 37 years)
     2. George Nevill,   b. 1440, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1492, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Alice Nevill
     4. Catherine Nevill,   b. 1444
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Barron Edward Nevill
    Barron Edward Nevill

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] If Legends are True.

    2. [S12] Wikipedia.

    3. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm), http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm.