Biography of Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491
Before 23 Mar 1437 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (32) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 were married
In 1453 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (48) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472
Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville
On 26 May 1465 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (28) was crowned as Queen Consort England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (47) at Westminster Abbey, Westminster. Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (23) attended. John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499, Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (25) and Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (11) were appointed Knight of the Bath. .
Execution of the Woodvilles
On 12 Aug 1469 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) and his son John Woodville 1445-1469 were beheaded at Kenilworth Castle.
On 30 May 1472 Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 died
On 25 Jun 1483 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (29) succeeded 3rd Earl Rivers (1C 1466)
In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) with Henry Tudor (26). Richard Haute -1487 took part. He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (29) was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (29) was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion.
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 was executed at Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon.
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde 1304-1363 escaped to Henry VII in Brittany. Walter Hungerford 1464-1516, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 took part. !The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford 1450-1506 and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke 1452-1502.
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne 1440-1483 was beheaded at Tower Hill.
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) 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 1435-1504 (48) as follows:
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond (40):
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 1453-1491 (31) 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 1486-1502 was christened at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire. Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (71) held held the child.
His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (51), William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (68), John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (44), Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (36), Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (49) and Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (32) was present.
Coronation of Elizabeth of York
On 25 Nov 1487 Elizabeth of York (21) was crowned as Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey. .
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508, Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (17), Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508, Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (34), William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (36) and Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (37), who carried the Rod and Dove, attended as did Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507. [
On 06 Mar 1491 Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (37) died
Funeral of Edward IV
On 17 Apr 1483, the coffin of Edward IV was carried to Westminster Abbey by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524, John Savage 1444-1544, Thomas Wortley 1433-1514, Thomas Molyneux 1445-1483, probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499, Walter Hungerford 1464-1516, Guy Wolston 1433-1490, John Sapcote 1448-1501, Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512, John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525, John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314.
Those in the procession included:
Thomas St Leger 1440-1483, widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr 1434-1483
John Astley 1373-1488
William Stonor 1450-1494
Henry Ferrers 1443-1500
James Radclyffe 1440-1484
George Browne 1440-1483
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.
John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London 1382-1489
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491
Edward Story Bishop Chichester -1503
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle -1496
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich -1499
William Dudley Bishop Durham 1425-1483
John Russell Bishop Rochester, Bishop Lincoln -1494
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury -1524 (as Bishop Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester -1492, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486, then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley 1476-1489
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495
Thomas Bourchier -1492
Thomas Bourchier -1533.
Paternal Family Tree: Woodville
Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858
Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272
Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093
Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180
Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137
Father: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469
GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441
Great GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403
GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448
Great GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-
Great GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-
Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396
Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp 1290-1338
Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonea Lisle 1293-1359
Mother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272
GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272
Great GrandFather: John Luxembourg 1370-1397 Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272
Great x 2 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny 1340-1371 Great x 8 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087
Great x 3 GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 7 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087
Great x 3 GrandMother: Alix Dampierre 1322-1346 Great x 7 Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087
Great x 2 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272
Great x 3 GrandFather: Jean Chatillon Count Saint-Pol 1292-1344 Great Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272
Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Fiennes 1307-1353 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
Great GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-
GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216
Great GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422
Great GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430 Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216
Great x 2 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216
Great x 3 GrandFather: Roberto Orsini Count 1295-1345 Great x 2 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216
Great x 3 GrandMother: Sueva del Balzo
Great x 2 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran