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William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent
Facts and Events
Name William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent
Gender Male
Alt Birth[2] Abt 1405 of, Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Birth[1] ABT 1410 Raby, Durham, EnglandHouse of Neville
Alt Marriage Bef 28 Apr 1422 to Joan Fauconberge, Baroness Fauconberge
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Margaret de Holland
Marriage 28 Apr 1422 Raby, Durham, , Englandto Joan Fauconberge, Baroness Fauconberge
Military[1] 1460 Combatant of Northampton (1460)
Military[1] 29 March 1461 Combatant of Towton
Death[1][2] 9 Jan 1462/63 Alnwick, Northumberland, EnglandMost probably at Alnwick. Died without surviving male legitimate issue.
Ancestral File Number 8V6B-R1
Burial[2] Guisborough, Yorkshire, EnglandPriory

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William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent KG (c. 1405 – 9 January 1463) and jure uxoris 6th Baron Fauconberg, was an English nobleman and soldier. He fought during the latter part of the Hundred Years War, and during the English dynastic Wars of the Roses.

KINSHIP: 8th son, being 6th son by 2nd wife.

MILITARY: Appointments> Admiral of England. MILITARY: Battles and Wars> Commanded the vanguard of the Yorkist army at the battles of Northampton and Towton.

OFFICE: Keeper of Roxburgh Castle; joint keeper of Windsor Castle. Captain of Calais.

ASSIGNMENTS: Summoned to Parliament by writs, 1429-1461.

HONORS: Knighted. : [K.G.] Knight of the Order of the Garter.

TITLES: In right of wife, Lord Fauconberge. Created Earl of Kent, 1461.

RESIDENCE: Of Alnwick, Northumberland {Alnwick, Northumberland, England}.

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