Biography of Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

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


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


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


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


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


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


In 1405 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 was born to Richard Woodville 1385-1441 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.


Battle of Gerberoy

On 09 May 1435 a French force commanded by √Čtienne Vignolles -1443 heavily defeated an English force commanded by John Fitzalan 14th Earl Arundel 1408-1435 (27) at the Battle of Gerberoy.
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 of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (22) at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire


Before 23 Mar 1437 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (32) and Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (22) were married.


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


On 29 Nov 1441 Richard Woodville 1385-1441 died at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire.


Around 1445 John Woodville 1445-1469 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (40) and Jacquetta of 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 of 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 of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (33) by marriage Baroness Rivers (2C 1448).


On 17 Jul 1448 Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448 (58) died


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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 of 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 of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (43)


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


Battle of Sandwich

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 of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (45) and their son Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (20) were captured.


Battle of Towton

On 29 Mar 1461 the Battle of Towton was a decisive victory for Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) bringing to an end the first war of the Wars of the Roses.Said to be the bloodiest battle on English soil 28000 were killed mainly during the rout that followed the battle.
The Yorkist army was commanded by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) with John Mowbray 3rd Duke Norfolk 1415-1461 (45), Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter 1430-1475 (30), William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (56), William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (30) (knighted), Walter Blount 1st Baron Mountjoy 1416-1474, Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex 1404-1483 (57), John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (61).
The Lancastrian army suffered significant casualties including Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland 1421-1461, Richard Percy 1426-1461, Ralph Bigod 1410-1461, John Bigod -1461, Robert Cromwell 1390-1461, Ralph Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1412-1461, Ralph Eure 1412-1461, John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1410-1461, Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles 1406-1461, John Beaumont 1428-1461, Thomas Dethick 1400-1461 (61), Everard Simon Digby -1461, William Plumpton -1461 and William Welles 1410-1461 who were killed.
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, Thomas Grey 1st Baron Grey Richemont 1418-1461, Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464, John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (12), Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470, Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (56), James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40), John Butler 6th Earl Ormonde 1422-1476 (39), William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 and Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (41). Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (41) were captured.
On 03 Apr 1461 Thomas Courtenay 14th Earl Devon 1432-1461 (29) was beheaded at York, Yorkshire.
Robert Dethick 1375-1461 (86) was killed.
John Heron of Ford Castle Northumberland 1416-1461 (45) was killed.
Thomas Grey 1st Baron Grey Richemont 1418-1461 was executed


12 Dec 1461.Westminster.Patent Rolls.Edward IV.1461.Grant for life to Richard Wydevill (56), lord of Ryvers, of the office of chief rider of the king's forest of Saucy. co Northampton, with all trees and profits, viz dry trees, dead trees, blown down, old hedges or copice-hedges, boughs fallen without date, cahettels, waifs, strays, pannage of swine, 'derefall wode', 'draenes' brushwood and brambles, [erquisites of courts, swainmote and other issues within the forest, from the time when he had he same by letters patent of Henry VI.


Before Mar 1466 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (61) 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.


Battle of Edgecote Moor

On 26 Jul 1469 the Yorkist army suffered a defeat against a Lancastrian army led by Robin of Redesdale at the Battle of Edgecote Moor.The Yorkist army was commanded by John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (34) and William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1423-1469. Thomas Vaughan 1400-1469 (69), John Wogan -1469, Henry Neville 1437-1469, John Conyers 1420-1469 (49) and Oliver Dudley 1437-1469 were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Earl Devon 1439-1469 (30), John Conyers Sheriff of Yorkshire 1411-1490 (58) and William Parr KG 1434-1483 fought. Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) and John Woodville 1445-1469 were captured. Richard Herbert 1423-1469 was beheaded.


On 12 Aug 1469 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) and his son John Woodville 1445-1469 were beheaded at Kenilworth Castle by supporters of Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (41).


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


On 30 May 1472 Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (57) died


Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34). Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterley 1&4 Beaufort Arms with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 Woodville Arms his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469.


Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34). Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterley 1&4 Beaufort Arms with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 Woodville Arms his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Woodville

Maternal Family Tree: Joan Beauchamp

Ancestry

Father: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

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GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

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Mother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448


GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-


GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-

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Great GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396

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Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp 1290-1338

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Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Beauchamp 1253-1317

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Great x 2 GrandMother: Idonea Lisle 1293-1359

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Great x 3 GrandFather: William Lisle

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