Margaret Watson Plantagenet 1479 - 1528

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I am researching a family tree and it has led to Margaret but it then says that she is the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville but it can't be because their daughter Margaret died in infancy.  Does anyone know who her parents actually were?  I am stumped at this point.  She is supposed to have been married first to Thomas Stoughton  and then John Watson but even those dates seem to conflict.

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My line also came to same people. I saw that Edward IV daughter died too. was hoping you found out the truth.

Hi, I found this while trying to sort out the history.  If it helps in any way please let me know.  There are so many questions and not enough answers. It even conflicts on this info.   Good luck.


Margaret Woodville Wydeville Watson (born Watson Plantagenet), 1479 - 1528

Margaret Woodville Wydeville Watson (born Watson Plantagenet) was born in 1479, at birth place, to Edward IV Plantagenet King of England and Elizabeth Plantagenet King of England (born Wydeville Queen Consort of England).

Edward was born on April 28 1442, in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.

Elizabeth was born on February 3 1437, in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England.

Margaret had 13 siblings: Richard of Shrewsbury 1st Duke of York and 1st Duke of Norfolk, Edward V York and 11 other siblings.

Margaret married John Watson.

John was born in 1475, in Holme On Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England.

They had 6 children: Thomas Watson, Margaret Watson and 4 other children.

Margaret passed away in 1528, at age 49 at death place.


Margaret Stoughton (born Watson Plantagenet), 1471 - 1528

Margaret Stoughton (born Watson Plantagenet) was born in 1471, at birth place, to Edward Iv King of England Plantagenet and Elizabeth Concubine Plantagenet (born Waite).

Edward was born on April 28 1442, in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.

Elizabeth was born in 1464, in Northamptonshire, England.

Margaret had 17 siblings: Margaret of England, Edward V England Plantagenet and 15 other siblings.

Margaret married Thomas Stoughton in 1493, at age 22.

Thomas was born in 1467, in St.Nicholas, Cle Abby, England.

They had 4 sons: Edward Sloughton and 3 other children.

Margaret married John Watson in 1499, at age 28 at marriage place.

John was born in 1475, in Holme Upon Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England.

They had 5 children: John Watson, Margaret Watson and 3 other children.

Margaret passed away in 1528, at age 57 at death place.



I found she's the daughter if Edward and Elizabeth as well and I also only want to .are my tree accurate for future generations, so of you have did this for 40 years can you tell us who her parents are if not them? Thank you!!

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My area of study for forty plus years has been the descendents of British nobility and medieval history.  There is NO Plantagenet female, including acknowledged bastards who have married men named Watson or Stoughton. These surnames are not linked to the Plantagenet dynasty in Debrett's or Burke's Peerage,nor in the studies of historian J. Rounds.Official biographical entries for the Reverend Thomas Stoughton list Margaret with no known surname.I will continue searching through my various references but have little hope of identifying Margaret's true lineage.   C Evans
This Margaret Woodville Watson Plantagent has come up on my tree.  I am hoping someone may tell me where it has come from or started.  I am trying to find out exactly who she is and as you have said she does not come up on any official writing.  On saying that google the name and so many people have recorded her on their tree as the daughter of Edward VII.  I now also have my doubts.  For myself If I could get back to the being of this woman's recording there maybe something else that can link me to the correct family. I hope someone can help me.


Note:  I am not worried about finding nobility as I already have connect to them via my Balfour, Montgomerie, Byron and West family.  I just like to add her whoever she is

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