Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSir George NEVILLE 5th Baron Bergavenny , 12694
MotherLady Alianore (Eleanor) PERCY , 6957 (1474-1530)
ChildrenHenry , 12718
Notes for Sir George NEVILLE 5th Baron Bergavenny
George Neville or Nevill, 5th and de jure 3rd Baron Bergavenny KG, PC (c.1469 – 1535/6) was an English courtier. He held the office of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.


George Neville was born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire,the son of George Neville, 4th Baron Bergavenny, by his first wife, Margaret Fenne (d. 28 September 1485), daughter of Hugh Fenne, sub-treasurer of England.[2] Margaret was born about 1444 at Scoulton Burdeleys in Norfolk.

He was an elder brother of Sir Thomas Neville, a trusted councillor of King Henry VIII and Speaker of the House of Commons, and the courtier Sir Edward Neville who was executed in 1540 on order of King Henry VIII, charged with devising to maintain, promote, and advance King Henry's cousin, Cardinal Reginald Pole, late Dean of Exeter, enemy of the King, beyond the sea, and to deprive the King.

Career[edit source |

Neville fought against the Cornish rebels on 17 June 1497 at the Battle of Blackheath.[3] At the coronation of King Henry VIII in 1509, he held the office of Chief Larderer.[4] On 18 December 1512, King Henry VIII granted him the castle and lands of Abergavenny.[5] From 1521 to 1522 he was imprisoned on suspicion of conspiring with his father-in-law, the Duke of Buckingham. At the coronation of Anne Boleyn in 1533, Nevill once again held the honour of Chief Larderer and was allowed to officiate.[3]

Neville was buried before 24 January 1536[citation needed] at Birling, Kent.[6] His heart was buried at Mereworth.[6]

Marriages and issue[edit source | editbeta]

Neville married firstly, before 1494,[citation needed] Joan Arundel (or FitzAlan), daughter of Thomas FitzAlan, 17th Earl of Arundel, by Margaret Woodville, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, and younger sister of queen consort Elizabeth Woodville), by whom he had two daughters,
Elizabeth, who married Henry Daubeney, 1st Earl of Bridgewater, and
Jane, who married Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu, elder brother of Cardinal Reginald Pole, executed in 1539.[7]
He married secondly, before 5 September 1513, Margaret Brent, the daughter of John Brent of Charing, Kent, and Anne Rosmoderes,[citation needed] by whom he had no issue.[8][9]
He married thirdly, about June 1519, Lady Mary Stafford, youngest daughter of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, by Lady Eleanor Percy, by whom he had three sons and five daughters,[8]
Henry Neville, 6th Baron Bergavenny,[8]
John Neville,[8]
Thomas Neville,[8]
Mary Neville, who married firstly Thomas Fiennes, 9th Baron Dacre,[8] who was executed after being found guilty of murder, secondly John Wotton, and thirdly Francis Thursby, esquire,
Katherine Neville, who married Sir John St. Leger, of Annery, Devon,[8]
Margaret Neville, who married firstly John Cheney, and secondly Henry Poole,[8]
Dorothy Neville (d. 1559), who married as his first wife William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham, by whom she had a daughter, Frances Brooke, who married firstly Thomas Coppinger (1546–1580), and secondly Edward Becher,[8][10]
Ursula Neville, who married Sir Warham St Leger.[11]
He married fourthly his servant, Mary Brooke alias Cobham, by whom he had a daughter whose name is unknown.[8]
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