Biography of Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk

Timeline

In 1361 Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk was born to Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk and Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk.

On 05 Sep 1389 Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk succeeded 2nd Earl Suffolk (3C 1385).

Around 1390 Elizabeth Pole was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

Before 1394 Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk were married. Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk by marriage Countess Suffolk (3C 1385).

In 1394 Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

On 16 Oct 1396 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk at Cotton.

After 1397 Thomas Pole was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

Henry IV 2: 31 The Names of the Lords Present

After 07 Jan 1401. The names of the lords who were present at the said declaration are as follows:
Henry, prince of Wales
Edmund, duke of York
Edward, earl of Rutland
Thomas, earl of Arundel
John, earl of Somerset
Edmund, earl of Stafford
Henry, earl of Northumberland
Ralph, earl of Westmorland
Thomas, earl of Worcester
Michael, earl of Suffolk
Richard, Lord Grey of Codnor
Thomas, Lord Berkeley
John, Lord Charlton
Reginald, Lord Grey of Ruthin
Thomas, Lord Camoys
Thomas, Lord Furnivall
Robert, Lord Scales
John, Lord Beaumont
William, Lord Willoughby
Hugh, Lord Burnell
William, Lord Ferrers of Groby
William, Lord Bergavenny
John, Lord Lovell
Robert, Lord Harrington
Richard Lescrope.

On 06 Nov 1402 at Westminster. To the keepers, farmers or receivers for the time being of Rockingham Castle and of the stewardship of the forest and hundred between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford. Order to pay Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 47l 13s 4d a year during the life of Isabella Beauchamp Countess Suffolk, and the arrears since the date hereinafter mentioned; as the late King granted that yearly sum of the farm of 120 marks a year of the issues and profits of the said castle and stewardship during the life of the said Isabella Beauchamp Countess Suffolk to (the late) Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and to his heirs; and at the petition of the now earl Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk, being the son of the late earl, by letters patent of 05 December 1 Henry IV the King granted the same to him and his heirs from Easter then last during the life of the said Isabella Beauchamp Countess Suffolk. Er erat patens.
To the mayor and bailiffs of the City of Winchester for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, for payment of 29l a year of the fee farm of that city. Et erat patens. .

Siege of Harfleur

In Sep 1415 Henry V King England commenced his invasion of France by undertaking the Siege of Harfleur to provide himself with a port from which to supply future operations. John Mowbray 2nd Duke Norfolk, John Fastolf and Thomas Chaucer fought. William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk was wounded. Benedict Nichols Bishop St David's was present.
On 17 Sep 1415 Nicholas IV Longford died. Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk died of dysentery.

After 1419. Monument to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk in St Andrew's Church, Wingfield, Suffolkh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet).

After 1475. Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk. Wrist Garter in St Mary's Church. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. Arms from left to right . . .
1 Roet impaled Chaucer; Alice's paternal grandparents
2 De la Pole impaled Stafford; her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk
3 Montacute and Monthermer impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury
4 De la Pole quartered Chaucer
5 Roet impaled Chaucer
6 Chaucer
7 De la Pole
8 De la Pole impaled Royal Arms of England signifying Alice's son John's marriage to Elizabeth of York sister of Edward IV King England.
Detail of the North Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. Arms from left to right . . .
1 De la Pole quarterd Chaucer impaled Unknown
2 De la Pole; her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk
3 De la Pole quarted Chaucer; Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk
4 Chaucer; Alice's father Thomas Chaucer
5 Montacute and Monthermer quartering impaled Chaucer; Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury
6 Roet; Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet
7 Roet impaling Royal Arms of England probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet who married Geoffrey Chaucer
8 Roet impaling Chaucer; her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet.

John Pole was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

Alexander Pole was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

Katherine Pole Abbot Barking was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

Isabel Pole Baroness Marshal, Baroness Morley was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: De La Pole

Ancestry

Father: Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk

GrandFather: William Pole

Great GrandFather: William Pole

GrandMother: Katherine Norwich

Mother: Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk

GrandFather: John Wingfield

Great GrandFather: John Wingfield