Lady Katherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham

Female 1458 - 1497  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Katherine Woodville 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Duchess of Buckingham 
    Born ~ 1458  (Maidstone, Kent, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 May 1497  [2, 3
    Person ID I47478  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Father Sir Richard Woodville, Knight, 1st Earl Rivers,   b. 1405-1412, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1469, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers,   b. 1415-1416, Palace of Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1472  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Bef 23 Mar 1437  Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Residence (Family) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F17137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sir Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham,   b. 4 Sep 1455, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1483, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. Lady Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntingdon,   b. ~ 1483,   d. 1544  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F17428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sir Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford,   b. 0Nov 1431, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1495, Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 6
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F17569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sir Richard Wingfield,   b. (England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1525, (England) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F17570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Catherine Woodville (or Wydeville; c. 1458[1] 18 May 1497[2]) was an English medieval noblewoman. She was the sister-in-law of King Edward IV of England and gave birth to several illustrious children. Catherine was the daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. When her sister Elizabeth married King Edward IV, the King elevated and promoted many members of the Woodville family. Elizabeth Woodville's household records for 1466/67 indicate that Catherine was being raised in the queen's household.

      Sometime before the coronation of Elizabeth in May 1465, Catherine was married to Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham; both were still children. A contemporary description of Elizabeth Woodville's coronation relates that Catherine and her husband were carried on squires' shoulders due to their youth. According to Dominic Mancini, Buckingham resented his marriage to a woman of inferior birth. However, the couple had four children:

      Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (3 February 1478 17 May 1521)
      Elizabeth Stafford, Countess of Sussex (ca. 1479 11 May 1532)
      Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (c. 1479 6 April 1523)
      Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntingdon (c. 14831544)
      In 1483, Buckingham first allied himself to the Richard, Duke of Gloucester, helping him succeed to the throne as Richard III, and then to Henry Tudor, leading an unsuccessful rebellion in his name. Buckingham was executed for treason on 2 November 1483.

      After Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor at Bosworth in 1485, Catherine married the new king's uncle Jasper Tudor on 7 November 1485.

      After Jasper's death in 1495 - not later than 24 February 1496,[3] - Catherine married Richard Wingfield, who outlived her.

      Depiction in fiction

      Catherine is the main protagonist in Susan Higginbotham's 2010 historical novel The Stolen Crown. She is briefly mentioned in Philippa Gregory's historical novels The White Queen (2009), The Red Queen (2010), and The White Princess (2013).

      end of biography [3]
    • Catherine Woodville was born in 1458. She died on 18 May 1497. She married Henry Stafford, son of Humphrey Stafford and Margaret Beaufort (a different Margaret Beaufort than the mother of Henry VII). Henry Stafford was born on 04 Sep 1455. He was executed for treason by Richard III on 02 Nov 1483.

      Catherine Woodville and Henry Stafford had four children, two sons and two daughters.

      Catherine Woodville then married Jasper Tudor, son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (and half-brother to Henry VI).

      She then married Richard Wingfield, son of John Wingfield and Elizabeth FitzLewis. He died on 22 Jul 1525.

      end of biography [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10401] "George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.

    2. [S10009] "Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers" biography, accessed & downloaded Monday, November 21st, 2016 by David A. Hennessee,.

    3. [S10527] "Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, February.

    4. [S10004] "Elizabeth Woodville" biography, accessed & downloaded Sunday, November 20th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wik.

    5. [S10143] "Jacquetta of Luxembourg" biography, abstracted, downloaded & published Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by David A. Hennes.

    6. [S11756] "Family Tree of Elizabeth Woodville", https://www.thoughtco.com/family-tree-elizabeth-woodville-3528162, forwarded Thur.

    7. [S14020] "Richard (Wydeville) Woodville of Grafton (abt. 1310 - aft. 1378)", Profile & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki.

    8. [S10402] "Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntingdon" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 b.