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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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About tudorqueen6 (136 Articles)
I have been studying the genealogy and the history of the Parr family since 2007. I studied Women's Studies with an emphasis on English Women's History at the University of Maryland. My goal is to educate those who love Tudor History and to push aside the never ending myth that Queen Katherine Parr was nothing more than a nursemaid to King Henry VIII. I am planning on writing a book specifically on the family genealogy and relations which made Queen Katherine an important woman in her own right -- even before her own birth.

4 Comments on Marriage & the Nevills: Margaret Nevill & Richard Huddleston

  1. Will Glover // April 22, 2013 at 1:15 PM // Reply

    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

    • Oh just that of Margaret Neville, illegitimate daughter of Warwick.

      • Will Glover // April 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM //

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

      • 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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