Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameEdward NEVILLE 3rd Baron Bergavenny
Birth1414
Death1476
SpouseElizabeth de BEAUCHAMP 3rd Baroness Bergavenny
Birth1415
Death1448
MotherLady Isabel Le DESPENSER (1400-1439)
Children
Notes for Edward NEVILLE 3rd Baron Bergavenny
Edward Nevill, de facto 3rd (de jure 1st) Baron Bergavenny (bef. 1414 – 18 October 1476) was an English peer.
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Family

He was the 7th. son 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 (d. 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 bef. (1439 – bef. 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 (b.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] His daughter Margaret (b.bef. 1476-1506), married John Brooke, 7th Baron Cobham. Daughter Anne (b.bef 1476-1480/81) did not long survive her father.

Career

Neville was knighted sometime after 1426.

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

He was a captain in the embattled Duchy of Normandy in 1449.[5] 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[5]
Notes for Elizabeth de BEAUCHAMP 3rd Baroness Bergavenny
Elizabeth de Beauchamp (16 September 1415 Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England[1] – 18 June 1448[1]) was the only child and heiress of Richard de Beauchamp, Baron Abergavenny and 1st Earl of Worcester, by Isabel, daughter of Thomas le Despencer, Earl of Gloucester by Constance of York, granddaughter of Edward III.

She inherited her father's estates upon his death (1421/2) and succeeded to the title of Lady Bergavenny [E., 1392] on 18 March 1421/22, suo jure.[1] She became the first wife of Edward Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny (d.1476) before 18 October 1424.[1] He was a younger son of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmoreland, daughter of John of Gaunt and his third wife, Katherine Roët, aka Katherine Swynford.

Elizabeth and Edward had several children including George Neville, 4th Baron Bergavenny.

She was buried at the Carmelites, Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
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