Biography of Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Woodville

EVENTS

In 1405 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 was born to Richard Woodville 1385-1441 (20) and Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448 (15) at Maidstone, Kent

In 1429 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (24) was appointed as Captain

In 1433 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (28) served at France

On 09 May 1435 a French force commanded by Étienne Vignolles -1443 heavily defeated an English force commanded by John Fitzalan 14th Earl Arundel 1408-1435 (27) at the Battle of Gerberoy at Gerberoy, Oise. John Fitzalan 14th Earl Arundel 1408-1435 (27) was killed. Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (30) fought.

Around 1437 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (32) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (22) at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

Before 23 Mar 1437 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 were married

Around 1440 Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (35) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (25)

Around 1445 John Woodville 1445-1469 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (40) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (30)

In 1447 Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (42) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (32) in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire.

On 09 May 1448 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (43) was created 1st Baron Rivers (2C 1448). Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (33) by marriage Baron Rivers (2C 1448).

In 1450 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (45) was appointed 169th Knight Garter: Henry VI

In 1453 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (48) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (38)

Around 1458 Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (53) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (43)

In 1459 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (54) was appointed as Warden of the Cinque Ports

In 1460 John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham 1433-1501 (27) captured Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (55) at Sandwich, Kent

On 15 Jan 1460 Yorkist forces commanded by John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham 1433-1501 (27) and Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (32) raided Sandwich capturing a number of Lancastrian ships. In addition, the Woodville family: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (55) , his wife Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (45) and their son Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (20) were captured.

On 29 Mar 1461 at the Battle of Towton those who fought for the Lancaster included William Tailboys 7th Baron Kyme 1415-1464 (46) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (60) , William Norreys 1441-1507 (20) , Thomas Grey -1461, Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 (30) , John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (12) , Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 (33) , Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (56) , James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40) , John Butler 6th Earl Ormonde 1448-1476 (12) , William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) and Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (41) . Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (41) was captured.

Before Mar 1466 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 was created 1st Earl Rivers (1C 1466)

On Mar 1466 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (61) was appointed as Lord Treasurer

On 24 Aug 1467 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (62) was appointed as Constable England

On 26 Jul 1469 the Yorkist army suffered a defeat against a Lancastrian army led by Robin of Redesdale. The Yorkist army was commanded by John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (34) and William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1423- (46) . Thomas Vaughan 1400-1469 (69) , John Wogan -1469, Henry Neville 1437-1469 (32) , John Conyers 1420-1469 (49) and Oliver Dudley 1437-1469 (32) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Earl Devon 1439-1469 (30) , John Conyers -1490 and William Parr 1434-1483 (35) fought. Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) and John Woodville 1445-1469 (24) were captured. Richard Herbert 1423-1469 (46) was executed.

On 12 Aug 1469 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) and his son John Woodville 1445-1469 (24) were beheaded at Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

After 12 Aug 1469 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 head was displayed at Coventry, Warwickshire

Lewis Woodville was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Anne Woodville was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

Mary Woodville Countess Pembroke was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Jacquetta Woodville Baroness Strange Knockin, Baroness Mohun Dunster was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Martha Woodville was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Eleanor Woodville was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Margaret Woodville Countess Arundel was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Edward Woodville -1488 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

ANCESTRY

Father: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

Mother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-

GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

1G GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396

2G GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp 1290-1338

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Beauchamp 1253-1317

4G GrandFather: Robert V Beauchamp 1217-1265

4G GrandMother: Alice Mohun 1228-1275

2G GrandMother: Idonea Lisle 1293-1359

3G GrandFather: William Lisle