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Sir Edward Neville, 1st and 3rd Barron Abergavenny[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1418 - 18 Oct,1476


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  • Name Edward Neville 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 1st and 3rd Barron Abergavenny 
    Born 1412-1418  Raby Castle, Staindrop, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    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.

    Career[edit]
    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] 
    History Sir Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny, was son of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Lady Joan de Beaufort. He lst married Elizabeth Beauchamp, Lady Abergavenny the daughter of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Worcester and Isabel le Despenser before 18 October 1424. Children of Lady Abergavenny and Sir Edward Neville, 1st Lord Abergavenny were: Richard Neville b. b 1439, d. 1476; Sir George Neville, 2nd Lord Abergavenny b. c 1440, d.Sep 1492; Alice Neville b. b 1448 and Catherine Neville b. b 1448.
    He second Wife: CATHERINE \"Baroness Of Abergavenny\" Howard 1414 – 1478 CHILDRENE: Edward Neville b. 1449; Ralph Neville b. 1451; MARGARET \"Baroness Cobham\" Neville 1455 –1506; Anne Neville1 1457–1481; Catherine Neville b. 1459; Edward Neville b.1461. According to Peerage.com: \"He, (Sir Ed) cohabited with 2nd wife Katherine during lifetime of his lst wife (Eliz).\" His wife, the only child of Richard (Beauchamp), Earl of Worcester (d. 1422), had brought him the great estates which had come to her line with FitzAlan and Despencer heiresses, and in 1450 he was summoned as Lord Abergavenny, though not seized of that castle.)
    Burial at the Priory Church of St Mary Abergavenny.  [6
    Died 18 Oct,1476  Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Priory Church of St. Mary Abergavenny, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I155  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 

    Father Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland,   b. 1364, Staindrop, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct, 1425, Staindrop, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    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) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, of Abergavenny,   b. 16 Sep 1415, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1448  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 1436 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    Family 3 Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, of Abergavenny,   b. 16 Sep 1415, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1448  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Bef 18 Oct 1424 
    Children 
    +1. George Neville, 2nd & 4th Baron Abergavenny,   b. 1440, Raby Castle, Staindrip, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep, 1492, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
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    2. [S12] Wikipedia.

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    4. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/pedigree.php?personID=I00001692&tree=LEO.

    5. [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.

    6. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52136345/edward-neville.