Biography of Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers

Timeline

In 1453 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford.

Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

On 26 May 1465 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England was crowned as Queen Consort England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier at Westminster Abbey. Edward IV King England attended. John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne, Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers and Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers were appointed Knight of the Bath. .

On 25 Jun 1483 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers succeeded 3rd Earl Rivers (1C 1466).

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England with Henry Tudor. Richard Haute took part. He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion.
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger was executed at Exeter Castle.
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde escaped to Henry VII in Brittany. Walter Hungerford, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon took part. !The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke.
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne was beheaded at Tower Hill.
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement. Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby.
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond.
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.

On Mar 1485 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was pardoned in exchange for a bond of 1,000 marks and a pledge of good behavior.

Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales

On 24 Sep 1486 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales was christened at Winchester Cathedral. Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York held held the child. His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby, William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford, Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England and Cecily York Viscountess Welles. Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was present. ( Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales ).

Coronation of Elizabeth of York

On 25 Nov 1487 Elizabeth of York was crowned as Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey. .
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney, Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire, Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney, Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers, William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke and Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, who carried the Rod and Dove, attended as did Cecily York Viscountess Welles. [.

On 06 Mar 1491 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers died.

On 17 Apr 1483, the coffin of Edward IV was carried to Westminster Abbey by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle, John Savage, Thomas Wortley, Thomas Molyneux, probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne, Walter Hungerford, Guy Wolston, John Sapcote, Thomas Tyrrell, John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland, John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch.
Those in the procession included:
Thomas St Leger, widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr
John Astley
William Stonor
Henry Ferrers
James Radclyffe
George Browne
Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.
John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells
Edward Story Bishop Chichester
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich
William Dudley Bishop Durham
John Russell Bishop Rochester, Bishop Lincoln
Cardinal John Morton (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury (as Bishop Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier, then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby
Thomas Bourchier
Thomas Bourchier.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Woodville

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Henry III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France

Ancestry

Father: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great GrandFather: John Woodville

GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate

Great GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beauchamp

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp

Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonea Lisle

Mother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny Great x 8 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 7 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alix Dampierre Great x 7 Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Jean Chatillon Count Saint-Pol Great Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Fiennes Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

GrandMother: Margherita Baux Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria

Great GrandMother: Sueva Orsini Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roberto Orsini Count Great x 2 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sueva del Balzo

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran