Sir John Neville, Baron Neville

Male 1420 - 1461  (41 years)


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  • Name John Neville 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Baron Neville 
    Born 1410-1420  Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Constable of Middleham Castle  [2
    Occupation Sheriff Hutton Castle  [4
    Military Battle of Ferrybridge  [2
    Military Battle of Towton  [2
    Died 29 Mar 1461  Battle of Towton, Saxton, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I41178  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2015 

    Father Sir John Neville, II, Knight,   b. Abt 1387, Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Mar 1420, (Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Holland,   b. 0___ 1388, Upholland, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1424  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1394  Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F14877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Holland,   d. 26 Dec 1486 
    Married Bef 5 Sep 1442  Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Sir Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland,   b. 0___ 1456, Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hornby Castle, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8LA, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F14874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1410-1420 - Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 5 Sep 1442 - Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1461 - Battle of Towton, Saxton, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Neville was born about 1410,[1] the second son of Sir John Neville (d.1420) and Elizabeth Holland (c.1388 -3 or 4 January 1423), the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, and Alice FitzAlan (d.17 March 1416).[2]

      He had two brothers, Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, and Sir Thomas Neville (died c. 1461) of Brancepeth, Durham, and one sister, Margaret, who married Sir William Lucy of Woodcroft, Bedfordshire.[3]

      Sometime before 5 February 1442 Neville married Anne Holland, widow of his nephew, Sir John Neville (d. shortly before 16 March 1450), the son of Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland and his first wife, Lady Elizabeth Percy. Anne Holland was the daughter of John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter by his first wife, Anne Stafford, the daughter of Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford and the widow of Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March .[4] John Neville and Anne Holland had one son, Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland.[5]

      According to Cokayne, John Neville was summoned to Parliament 20 November 1459 and 30 July 1460 by special writs directed to Iohanni Nevill, Domino de Nevill, whereby he is held to have become Lord Neville. In another writ of 20 January 1461, attested only by the Council, he is referred to as 'Sir John Neville of Neville'. He was absent from the Parliament at which Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, proclaimed himself King.[6]

      Originally a supporter of the Duke of York, Neville went over to the Lancastrian side just before the Battle of Wakefield. York gave battle, thinking Neville would arrive to reinforce him, but being attacked instead was defeated and slain.[7] Neville's half-uncle, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, was killed shortly after the battle, and by his testament[citation needed] Neville became Constable of Middleham Castle and Sheriff Hutton Castle.

      He was one of the Lancastrian commanders at the Battle of Ferrybridge,[citation needed] and was slain shortly thereafter at the Battle of Towton. The barony was forfeited by attainder on 4 November 1461, and Neville's lands escheated to the crown, leaving his widow, according to Cokayne, 'sadly unprovided for'.[8] Neville's son and heir, Ralph Neville, obtained a reversal of the attainder on 6 October 1472.[9]

      After Neville's death his widow, Anne, married James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas (d. shortly after 22 May 1491), but had no issue by him. She died 26 December 1486, and was buried at St. Anne's in the Blackfriars, London.[10] [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I92721&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=9.

    2. [S7024] John Neville, Baron Neville (c.1410 - 29 March 1461), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Neville,_Baron_Neville.

    3. [S7143] http://www.royalblood.co.uk/D630/I630009.html.

    4. [S7447] "John Neville, Baron Neville (c.1410 - 29 March 1461)", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Neville,_Baron_Ne.

    5. [S7023] Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40.

    6. [S7141] http://www.royalblood.co.uk/D668/I668550.html.

    7. [S7025] Thomas Holland (also known as de Holland), [1] 2nd Earl of Kent, 3rd Baron Holand KG (1350/1354 - 25 April 1397), https:.