Biography of Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440

John Neville was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440


Cuthbert Neville was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440


Thomas Neville was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440


Henry Neville was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440


Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440


Robert Neville Bishop Salisbury, Bishop Durham was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440


Joan Neville was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440


In 1379 Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 was born illegitimately to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (38) and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403 (28) at Château de Beaufort


In 1391 Robert Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Wem 1373-1393 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (12) were married at Beaufort-en-Vallée.Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (12) by marriage Baroness Ferrers Wem.


In 1393 Elizabeth Ferrers Baroness Greystoke 1393-1434 was born to Robert Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Wem 1373-1393 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (14)


Before 29 Nov 1393 Robert Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Wem 1373-1393 died


In 1394 Mary or Margery Ferrers 1394-1457 was born to Robert Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Wem 1373-1393 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (15)


Before 29 Nov 1396 Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (32) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (17) were married.Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (17) by marriage Baroness Neville Raby (1C 1295).


Around 1397 Eleanor Neville Countess Northumberland 1397-1472 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (33) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (18)


Richard II Rewards his Supporters

On 29 Sep 1397 King Richard II (30) awarded his older maternal half-brothers Dukedoms for their part in the arrest, trial and execution of Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey, 11th Earl Arundel 1346-1397.
John Holland 1st Duke Exeter 1352-1400 (45) was created 1st Duke Exeter (1C 1397).Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter 1363-1426 (34) by marriage Duchess Exeter (1C 1397).
Thomas Holland (23) was created 1st Duke Surrey..
Richard also awarded Dukedoms to his key supporters:
Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk 1368-1399 (29) was created 1st Duke Norfolk (1C 1397) probably for arranging the murder of Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester 1355-1397.Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk 1366-1425 (31) by marriage Duchess Norfolk (1C 1397).
John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410 (24) was created 1st Marquess Somerset (2C 1397), 1st Marquess Dorset (1C 1397).Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439 (12) by marriage Marchioness Somerset (2C 1397).
Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 (24) was created 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale (2C 1397).Beatrice Burgundy Countess Rutland, Countess Cork 1373-1408 (24) by marriage Countess Rutland (1C 1390)
Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (33) was created 1st Earl Westmoreland (1C 1397).Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (18) by marriage Countess Westmoreland (1C 1397).


Death of John of Gaunt

On 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (58) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire. Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403 (48) was by his side. He was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral, Castle Baynard, City of London. Richard II King England 1367-1400 (32) witheld the future Henry IV's (31) inheritance from him giving Henry (31) reason to return to England to claim his lands and titles.


In 1400 Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (36) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (21)


Around 1400 Katherine Neville Duchess Norfolk 1400-1483 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (36) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (21)


On 10 May 1403 Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403 (52) died.She was buried in Lincoln Cathedral.


Around 1405 William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (41) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (26)


1406.Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1. Letter XXXII. Joanna Counters of Westmoreland (27) to her brother Henry IV (38).
Most high and puissant prince, and most excellent sovereign lord,
I recommend myself to your royal and high lordship in the most obedient manner which, with my whole, entire, and simple heart, I can most humbly do, as she who desires to know of you, and of your most noble estate and most perfect health, such prosperity as your royal and most honourable heart can desire. And may it please your high nobleness to understand that I write now to your royal presence in behalf of your loyal liege and esquire, Christopher Standith, who, as he has certified me, has been in your service in Wales every time you have been there against your enemies, and besides, in all your most honourable journeys since your coronation, in which he has expended the substance that he could acquire of his own and of his friends, in such wise that, whereas he and my well beloved his wife Margaret (daughter to Mr. Thomas Fleming, who was chancellor and servant during his life to my most honoured and redoubted lord your father, whom God assoil) kept house and establishment, they have left it, and the said Margaret is lodged very uncomfortably with her children, of whom she has many, having one or two every year; and all this on account of the great charge which her said husband has incurred and still incurs in your service; to whom, of your gracious goodness and gentleness, you have aforetime promised guerdon of his labour, whenever he should spy out [something] from which [he could have a living] of 40 marks or of 40 pounds. And, most puissant and excellent prince and my most sovereign lord, he is the youngest [and his father has dismissed him from] his service, and that merely because he and his wife married each other for downright love, without thinking this time [what they should have to live upon. Wherefore 1) entreat your most high and puissant lordship to consider that the said Margaret should dwell [in some suitable place, or else with the queen your wife, whom God protect; and that she is come to me trusting that my [intercession] might avail her with you. May it please you to be gracious lord to her and her said husband, and of your guerdon [assist them] to support in their persons poor gentility, that their affiance may turn to good effect for them, and to my honour, if it please you, by their finding succour from your royal and most excellent nobility^ on account of this my most effectual supplication.
Most high and puissant prince and most excellent sovereign lord, I pray God to grant you a most honourable and long life, and preserve you in his most excellent keeping, and give entire joy and gladness as much as your gentle and most noble heart would choose or desire. !Written at the castle of Raby. Your most humble and obedient subject, if it please you, J. DB W.


Around 1407 George Neville 1st Baron Latimer Snape 1407-1469 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (43) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (28) at Raby, County Durham


Before 1414 Edward Neville 3rd Baron Bergavenny 1413-1476 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (49) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (34)


On 03 May 1415 Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (51) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (36) at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham


After 1425. Monument to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) and his wives Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (46) in St Mary's Church, Staindrop, County Durham. Early Plate Bascinet Period.


On 21 Oct 1425 Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) died.He was buried at St Mary's Church, Staindrop, County Durham


On 13 Nov 1440 Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (61) died at Howden, Yorkshire. She was buried at Lincoln Cathedral


Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Edward III King England 1312-1377

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 16 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings England: Grand Daughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 6 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 2 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son Edward III King England 1312-1377

John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Arms. England Edward III Arms a label three points ermine.


GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377 Son Edward II King England 1284-1327

Plantagenet Arms. Gules, lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure.


Great GrandFather: Edward II King England 1284-1327 Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Plantagenet Arms. Gules, lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure.


Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Son Henry III King England 1207-1272

Plantagenet Arms. Gules, lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry III King England 1207-1272 Son John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Plantagenet Arms. Gules, lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291

Provence Arms. Paly or and gules.


Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 Arms. Plantagenet Arms impaled Castile and León Arms.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon 1199-1252 Great Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Queen Consort Castile, Queen Consort Leon 1220-1279


Great GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 2 GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314 Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285 Great x 2 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona Queen Consort France 1248-1271


Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre 1273-1305 Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry I King Navarre 1244-1274 Great x 4 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

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Great x 3 GrandMother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 1248-1302 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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GrandMother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland 1286-1337 Great x 4 Grandson Stephen I King England 1094-1154

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Great x 2 GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland 1247-1304 Great x 3 Grandson Stephen I King England 1094-1154

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Great x 3 GrandFather: John Hainault I Count Hainault 1218-1257 Great x 4 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

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Great x 3 GrandMother: Adelaide Gerulfing Count Hainault 1230-1284 Great x 2 Granddaughter Stephen I King England 1094-1154


Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg Count Hainault, Count Holland 1252-1311 Great x 5 Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry "Great" Luxembourg V Count Luxembourg, III Count Namur 1216-1281


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Bar Count Luxembourg, Count Namur 1220-1275 Great x 4 Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great GrandMother: Joan Valois Count Zeeland, Count Holland, Count Avesnes, Count Hainault 1294-1342 Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 2 GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 1270-1325 Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Valois Arms. Capet Arms a bordure gules.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285 Great x 2 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona Queen Consort France 1248-1271


Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Capet Count Valois 1273-1299 Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles II King Naples 1254-1309 Great x 2 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary of Hungary Queen Consort Naples 1257-1323


Mother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

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GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380

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