Biography of George Neville 1st Duke Bedford

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Neville

Maternal Family Tree: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

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

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

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of Edward III King 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 5 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Timeline

Around 1461 George Neville 1st Duke Bedford was born to John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe

On 27 Mar 1470 George Neville 1st Duke Bedford was created 1st Duke Bedford (3C 1470) in preparation for his marriage to Elizabeth York Queen Consort England which didn't, in the end, take place.

Anne Neville declared Legally Dead

In 1474 Parliament declared Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick legally dead (she lived until 1492) so that Edward IV King England two younger brothers George York 1st Duke Clarence and the Richard III King England, who had married Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick daughters, Isabel Neville and Anne Neville Queen Consort England respectively, could enjoy the significant Beauchamp inheritance after her husband Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick had been killed at the Battle of Barnet in 1471.!Some of the inhertance should have been given to George Neville 1st Duke Bedford but he was only thirteen at the time; his father John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu, younger brother of Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, had also been killed at the Battle of Barnet.He, George Neville 1st Duke Bedford, died in 1483 aged twenty-one somewhat conveniently after the death of Edward IV King England and before Richard III King England acceded to the throne.Curiously the Act of Parliament described Richard III King England enjoying the inheritance as long as there were Neville living heirs male.Upon the death of George Neville 1st Duke Bedford the Neville heir male was Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape born 1468 whose wardship was held by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier.

In 1478 George Neville 1st Duke Bedford denied his Dukedom by an Act of Parliament ostensibly for lack of money to maintain the style of a duke but more likely to ensure he didn't make claim on his inheritance.

Death of George Neville

On 04 May 1483 George Neville 1st Duke Bedford died.He being the son of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu, the nephew of Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471[Warwick the Kingmaker} who should, perhaps, have inherited the Earldoms of Warwick and Salisbury from his mother that had been appropriated by George Neville 1st Duke Bedford and Richard III King England.The timing somewhat suspicious.The future Richard III would now enjoy the whole of the Warwick inheritance.

Ancestry

Father: John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu

GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury

Great GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland

Great Great GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby

Great Great GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby

Great GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland

Great Great GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

Great Great GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury

Great GrandFather: Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche

Great Great GrandFather: John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury

Great Great GrandMother: Maud Francis Countess Salisbury

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Holland

Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent

Great Great GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent

Mother: Isabel Ingaldsthorpe

GrandFather: Edmund Ingaldsthorpe

Great GrandFather: Thomas Ingaldsthorpe

Great Great GrandFather: John Ingaldsthorpe

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Burgh

Great GrandMother: Margaret Pole

Great Great GrandFather: Walter Pole

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Bradeston

GrandMother: Joan Tiptoft

Great GrandFather: John Tiptoft 1st Baron Tiptoft

Great Great GrandFather: Pain Tiptoft

Great Great GrandMother: Agnes Wrothe

Great GrandMother: Joyce Charleton Baroness Tiptoft

Great Great GrandFather: Edward Charleton 5th Baron Cherleton

Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Holland Countess March