Name: Cecily Neville
Birth: 3 MAY 1415 in Raby Castle, Durham, England
Death: 31 MAY 1495 in Berkhamsted Castle
Burial: Collegiate Church of Fotheringhay
ALIA: "the Rose of Raby"
Occupation: Duchess of York
Note: Cecily Neville (3 May 1415 – 31 May 1495), Duchess of York, was called "the Rose of Raby" (because she was born at Raby Castle in Durham, England) and "Proud Cis" (because of her pride and a temper that went with it). She was daughter to Ralph
Note: Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Joan Beaufort. Her mother was a grand-daughter of Edward III of England. In 1437, Cecily married Richard, Duke of York, the leader of the House of York in the Wars of the Roses, and two of their sons became
Note: kings: Edward IV of England and Richard III of England. She was known for her piety as well as her pride.
Note: To this day a rumor surfaces that Cecily's son Edward was illegitimate and that his father was most likely an archer by the name of Blaybourne. This originally surfaced during Edward's reign and is usually attributed to his brother, George, Duke
Note: of Clarence, who was attempting to take the throne for himself. There are no credible sources for Edward's illegitimacy, and his closeness to and support from his father Richard, Duke of York tends also to discredit the story.
Note: While the most notable woman named Cecily Neville was the mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, she was not the only historical figure to bear that name.
Note: Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (known as "the Kingmaker") had a sister born Cecily Neville whose first husband, Henry Beauchamp, became 1st Duke of Warwick in 1445 and the only King of the Isle of Wight (as well as of Jersey and Guernsey). Her
Note: second husband, John Tiptoft, became 1st Earl of Worcester (in 1449). Little more is known of her.
Note: SOURCE: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecily_Neville"
Note: Died a Nun.
Father: Ralph Neville b: 1364 in Raby, Durham, England
Mother: Joan of Beaufort b: 29 Jan 1395/1396 in Chateau de Beaufort, Meuse-et-Loire, France
Richard Plantagenet b: 21 SEP 1411
- Edward IV of England b: 28 APR 1442 in Rouen, France
- George Plantagenet b: 21 OCT 1449
- Richard III of England b: 2 OCT 1452 in Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, England