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Richard Wydeville, 1st Earl of Rivers

Male 1412 - 1469  (57 years)


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  • Name Richard Wydeville 
    Suffix 1st Earl of Rivers 
    Born 1412  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 390151077805:1030:116238515 
    Died 12 Aug 1469 
    Person ID I371  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2013 

    Father Richard Wydeville\ Wydevill, Chamberlain Duke of Bedford,   b. 1385, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1441, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Joan Bedlisgate,   b. 1390, Bedlisgate, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1448, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F1967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacquetta of Luxembourg,   b. 1416, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1472  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1435 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Wydeville, Queen of England,   b. Abt 1437, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1492, Bermondsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Lewis Wydeville,   b. 1438,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anne Wydeville,   b. Abt 1438
     4. Anthony Wydeville, 2nd Earl of Rivers,   b. Abt 1440, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1483, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     5. Mary Woodville,   b. Abt 1443,   d. Bef 1481  (Age ~ 37 years)
     6. John Woodville,   b. 1444,   d. 12 Aug 1469  (Age 25 years)
     7. Jacquetta Woodville,   b. Abt 1444, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1509  (Age ~ 65 years)
     8. John Wydeville,   b. Abt 1445, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, 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 ~ 24 years)
     9. Lionel Woodville, Bishop of Salisbury,   b. Abt 1446,   d. 1484  (Age ~ 38 years)
     10. Joan Wydeville,   b. Abt 1447, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Thomas Wydeville,   b. 1450, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, 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 19 years)
     12. Anne Wydeville,   b. Abt 1451, North Fambridge, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1489, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     13. Eleanor Wydeville,   b. 1452,   d. 1512  (Age 60 years)
     14. Richard Wydeville,   b. 1453,   d. 1491  (Age 38 years)
     15. Margaret Woodville,   b. Abt 1454, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Mar 1490  (Age ~ 36 years)
     16. Edward Wydeville,   b. 1455,   d. 1488  (Age 33 years)
     17. Katherine Woodville,   b. Abt 1458, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Jul 1525  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F4225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Originally a mere squire from Grafton, Richard was considered "the handsomest man in England" and rose to become the squire of Henry V. At the Battle of Agincourt, he kept the king's lucky totem of a squirrel's tail tied to a lance "always within sight of the king" during the fighting, and was knighted afterwards.