Name: John Neville
Birth: ABT 1431
Death: 14 APR 1471 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Burial: Bisham Priory, Berkshire, England
Occupation: Earl of Northumberland
Note: Northumberland, John Neville, Earl of, Lord Montagu
Note: b. between 1428 and 1435
Note: d. April 14, 1471, Barnet, Hertfordshire, Eng.
Note: also called (1470-71) 1ST MARQUESS OF MONTAGU, leading partisan in the English Wars of the Roses. He was the son of Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury, and the brother of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, the "Kingmaker."
Note: John Neville was a ringleader in the conflict between the Nevilles and Percys in 1453, which was the real beginning of the civil war called the Wars of the Roses. This rivalry, involving an ambition to control the Scottish march, dominated
Note: Neville's career. Despite close personal ties with Henry VI, Neville supported Edward IV and, as warden of the east march, beat down the last traces of Lancastrian resistance in 1464, notably at Hedgeley Moor (April) and Hexham (May). For this he
Note: was created, in May 1464, Earl of Northumberland, a title heretofore held by the Percy family.
Note: A hesitant man, he held aloof from Warwick's intrigues against Edward IV in the summer of 1470. But the king, suspicious of Neville, restored the earldom of Northumberland to Henry Percy (March 1470), creating Neville Marquess of Montagu, a title
Note: without lands. Neville joined the rebels, which was the immediate cause of Edward's flight abroad (October 1470), but did not attack him on his landing in Yorkshire in March 1471. However, he finally joined his brother at Coventry and was killed
Note: with him in battle at Barnet. (See Barnet, Battle of.)
Note: SOURCE: "Northumberland, John Neville, Earl of, Lord Montagu" Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Father: Richard Neville b: 1399 in Raby, Durham, England
Mother: Alice Montagu b: ABT 1408 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
- Lucy Neville b: ABT 1466 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England