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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Author: tudorqueen6

Meg McGath is the author behind the articles on tudorqueen6; she has been studying the history and genealogy of the Parr family since 2007. Now, a decade later, she is still writing about her favorite Tudor queen, Kateryn Parr. Meg studied Women's Studies with an emphasis on English Women's History at the University of Maryland. One of her goals is to end the myth that Kateryn Parr was nothing more than a nursemaid to the aging King Henry VIII. "It simply isn't true, she did so much more for the Royal Family and her country," says Meg. And, of course, to educate Tudor enthusiasts on the prestigious lineage and connections of the Parr family. "Kateryn was related to everyone at court by blood or marriage. She was a descendant of the Beaufort line of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, and Katherine Swynford. She shared this line with two of her husbands, Lord Latimer and the King," Meg states. A book is always her end game with Parr, but Meg has yet to put all the information together and send it to a publisher. "I've been told by many, including Professors, that I am a good writer..." says Meg. "The book, would focus on the generations before the Queen and how the Parr family became courtiers and relatives of The Crown." Meg has also done extensive research on the massive jewels and tiara collection of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty's collection was built starting with Queen consort Charlotte of Mecklenberg, wife of King George III, and grandmother of Queen Victoria. Meg is now putting together a separate blog that coincides with her Tudor Wiki contributions which started in 2007.

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

  1. 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

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

      2. 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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