Lady Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham

Female 1474 - 1530  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Percy 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Duchess of Buckingham 
    Born ~ 1474  Leconfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Feb 1530  (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I43436  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2016 

    Father Henry Percy, IX, 4th Earl of Northumberland,   b. 0___ 1449, Leconfield, East Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1489, Topcliffe, North Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Lady Maud Herbert, Countess of Northumberland,   b. ~ 1453, Llnfhngl Clcrnl, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1485  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married ~ 1474  Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F13748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham,   b. 3 Feb 1477, Brecon Castle, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1521, Tower Hill, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1490  (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Children 
     1. Katherine Stafford,   b. ~ 1497, (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1555, (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Lady Mary Stafford,   b. ~1500,   d. Bef 1532  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F15759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1474 - Leconfield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1490 - (Yorkshire) England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1530 - (Yorkshire) England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham (ca. 1474 13 February 1530), also known as Alianore, was the eldest daughter of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland by his wife, Lady Maud Herbert, daughter of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1468 creation). Eleanor Percy married Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, who was beheaded in 1521 on false charges of plotting to overthrow the king, Henry VIII. As a result, the Buckingham title and estates were forfeited, and her children lost their inheritance.

      Biography

      Eleanor Percy was born about 1474 in Leconfield, Yorkshire. On 14 December 1490, at about sixteen years of age, Eleanor married Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, who was five years old when his father, the rebellious 2nd Duke of Buckingham, was attainted and executed for high treason. Edward Stafford's mother, Catherine Woodville, went on to marry the first Duke of Bedford and thirdly, Richard Wingfield. Two years after his father's execution, when Henry VII ascended the throne, the attainder was reversed, and the title and estates of Edward's father were restored to him. At seven, Edward became the third Duke of Buckingham and also the ward of King Henry VII's mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort.

      After Edward's death, Eleanor remarried to John Audley. Her second marriage was childless.

      Children[edit]
      Eleanor Percy bore her husband, Edward Stafford, four children:

      Mary Stafford (born abt. 1495); married George Nevill, 5th Baron Bergavenny, parents of Mary Nevill, Baroness Dacre
      Elizabeth Stafford (1497 30 November 1558); married Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk.
      Catherine Stafford (born abt. 1499 14 May 1555); married Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland.
      Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford (18 September 1501 30 April 1563); married Ursula Pole, daughter of Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury. [2]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S7837] "Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham (~1474-1530)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Percy,_Duchess_of_B.

    3. [S7332] "Edward [Stafford], 3rd Duke of Buckingham, KG" biography, http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/buckingham14.

    4. [S51509] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I133312&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=9.

    5. [S11772] "Anne Devereux", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Devereux, revisited or retrieved, recorded & uploaded to.

    6. [S14355] "Lady Mary Neville formerly Stafford", Biography, Ancestors, Descendants & Sources, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Staffo.