Name: Richard Neville
Suffix: 1st Earl of Salisbury, KG
Sex: M 1
Death: 31 DEC 1460
Burial: Pontefract, then Bisham Abbey, Berkshire
Note: Cr Earl: revival of his wife's family title
Occupation: Father of ?Warwick the Kingmaker?
Cause: Beheaded following capture at battle of Wakefield
MEM: Burghfield Church, Berks: alabaster effigy with worn or mutilated face
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Yorkist leader in War of Roses with his son Richard, Earl of Warwick.
Captured at Battle of Wakefield (Lancastrian victory) and beheaded Dec 1460.
For some unknown reason, Burghfield Church houses the superb alabaster effigy of Richard Neville, the Earl of Salisbury. Father of the all-powerful Warwick the Kingmaker, he fought for the Yorkist cause, during the War of the Roses, and was executed after the Battle of Wakefield (1460).
He was buried first at Pontefract, but his son transferred his body to the family mausoleum at Bisham Abbey in East Berkshire. This is where his effigy originated. It was supposedly dragged to Burghfield 'from Newbury' behind two wild horses sometime after the Dissolution of the Monasteries! The lady alongside him is not of the right date to be his wife, but she is, no doubt, one of the other Countesses of Salisbury buried at Bisham.
Father: Ralph Neville b: 1364 in Raby, co Durham
Mother: Joan Beaufort b: ABT 1379 in Chateau De Beauf, Meuse-Et-Loire, France
- John Neville b: 1431 in Salisbury, Wilts
- Richard ?The Kingmaker? Neville
- George Neville b: ABT 1432
- Thomas Neville
- Katherine Neville
- Eleanor Neville
- Margaret Neville
- Joan Neville
- Alice Neville
- Cecily Neville b: ABT 1426
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