Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
m. 3 Feb 1397
- Jane de Neville
- Lady Catherine de Neville
- Joan Neville
- Eleanor Neville
- Sir Richard de Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, K.G., P.C.
- Henry De Neville
- Anne Neville, Duchess of Buckingham
- Robert Neville, Bishop of Salisbury; Bishop of Durham
- Thomas De Neville, Baron St. Maur & Lovel
- William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent
- Edward Nevill, 3rd Baron Bergavenny
- Cuthbert De Neville
- Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
- John De Neville
- George Neville, 1st Baron Latymer
Facts and Events
||Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
||3 May 1415
||Raby Castle, Raby, Durham, EnglandHouse of Neville
||Bef 18 Oct 1424
||to Richard Plantagenent, 3rd Duke of York
||31 May 1495
||Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
||Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, England
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (3 May 1415 – 31 May 1495) was the wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and the mother of two Kings of England: Edward IV and Richard III.
Lady Cecily Neville was a daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. Her maternal grandparents were John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and Katherine Swynford. John of Gaunt was the fourth son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault.
She was the aunt of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, one of the leading peers and military commanders of his generation, and also the great-great-great-aunt of the queen consort Catherine Parr, sixth wife of her great-grandson, King Henry VIII.
Cecily was called "the Rose of Raby", because she was born at Raby Castle in Durham, and "Proud Cis", because of her pride and a temper that went with it. Historically she is also known for her piety. She herself signed her name "Cecylle".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Cecily Neville, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, c2004), p. 16 BEAUFORT:10.x, Primary quality.
- Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, c2004), p. xxix, Primary quality.
- Lady Cecily Neville, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
- Cecily Neville Plantagenet, in Find A Grave.