Marriage & the Nevills: Margaret Nevill & Richard Huddleston

Arms of Warwick, the Kingmaker.

Arms of Warwick, the Kingmaker.

An interesting blog on the illegitimate daughter of Lord Warwick; she would have been cousin to Elizabeth FitzHugh, grandmother of Queen Katherine. What is interesting in this post is the account of Neville’s son, named Richard; his kidnapping by Mabel Parr, Lady Dacre (great-aunt to Queen Katherine) to marry her daughter. We then find other connections between the two families as Sir John Huddleston married Lady Parr’s (Elizabeth FitzHugh) sister, Joan. Lady Huddleston’s brother-in-law, William, married a niece of Warwick, Isabel, daughter of Montacute and yet another cousin of Lady Parr.

A Nevill Feast

The Feast’s first ever guest post! I’m feeling almost like a real blogger.

Will Glover has contributed many interesting comments to my initial post on Margaret Nevill, Warwick’s illegitimate daughter, and has very kindly agreed to be my first guest blogger. Thanks, Will!

Margaret Nevill (c. 1440 – 1499)

What can be written about Margaret Nevill?  Was she not merely an obscure footnote in the grand volume of Warwick’s life; little more and perhaps much less than a cardboard cutout?

I first learned of Margaret from one of the Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds’ Visitations of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland made by Richard St. George, Norroy, King of Arms in 1615, and by William Dugdale, Norroy, King of Arms in 1666.  The 1615 visitation of ‘Hudleston of Millom’, found at page 44, mentioned ‘Margaret, base daughter of … Nevill, Earl of Warwick, died 14 H. VII’, who…

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8 thoughts on “Marriage & the Nevills: Margaret Nevill & Richard Huddleston

  1. Hello, I am wondering if l have a family connection. My mother’s maiden name was Nevill and her Great Great Grandfather was Francis Nevill who is listed in the 1871 Census as a Gentleman living at Huddleston House near. Lichfield Staffordshire.

      • Thank you for responding so quickly, some years ago l visited the Lichfield records office to see if l could trace my mother’s family further back than the 1871 Census. A lot of the hand written records show the surname as Neville as well as Nevill, so things get confusing. So l was wondering about the Huddlesford connection to the hamlet of Huddlesford and Huddlesford House.
        Kind regards Bob.

  2. Whose descendants are you attempting to trace?
    I make use of a number of primary and secondary sources as to the families of the northern counties. I might be able to help.
    Will Glover

      • I have traced quite a number of Margaret Neville’s descendants. I have posted the results, with sources, on in ‘Porter Family Tree’.

      • Oh ok. I don’t have a subscription anymore to Ancestry, just two trees on there. I traced only a few of her male descendants which seem to end shortly after; however I don’t have the females. I think I read only one had descendants? I should email you.

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