Cecily  (Neville) of York

Cecily (Neville) of York (1415 - 1495)

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Cecily "Duchess of York, Rose of Raby, Proud Cis" of York formerly Neville
Born in Raby Castle, Durham, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before in Conisbrough, West Riding, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Biography

Cecily of York, "the Rose of Raby"[1][2]
Duchess of York
Birth: 31 May 1415 Raby Castle, Durham

Death and burial

(Royal Ancestry) During the reign of her sons, Kings Edward IV and Richard III, she resided mainly at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire and Baynard's Castle, London. She died at Berkhamstead Castle, Hertfordshire 31 May 1495. She left a will dated 1 April 1495, proved 27 August 1495. Duke Richard and his wife were buried on the north side of the high altar in the church of Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire.

(Royal Tombs of Medieval England) On 21 June 1476 Edward IV had the bodies of his father Richard, Duke of York and brother Edmund, Earl of Rutland exhumed from the priory at Pontefract Yorkshire, and reinterred in the church at Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire. Duke Richard was buried in the choir of the church and Earl Edmund in the Lady Chapel. In 1496 Duke Richard's wife, Cecily Neville was buried at Fotheringhay beside her husband as instructed by her will made the same year. In 1538 Fotheringhay surrendered to the crown in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries and by the 1550s the choir was a ruin. In 1573 the choir was demolished, and the Yorkist remains reinterred beneath neo-classical monuments at the east end of the old nave. Richard, Duke of York and Cecily Neville lie north of the high altar, with Edmund, Earl of Rutland and Edward, Duke of York to the south.


Parents

Ralph NEVILLE, 1st Earl of Westmoreland and Joan BEAUFORT[1]

Marriage and Issue

m. Richard of York BEF 18 OCT 1424 YKS Issue:
  • Anne
  • Henry
  • Edward IV of England
  • Edmund
  • Elizabeth
  • Margaret
  • William
  • John
  • George, Duke of Clarence
  • Thomas
  • Richard III of England
  • Ursula

Sources

  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. V p. 452-460
  • Royal Tombs of Medieval England M. Duffy 2003 p. 241-242

References

Milner, E. (1904). Records of the Lumleys of Lumley Castle. Edith Benham, ed. London: George Bell & Sons. Google Books.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Milner, 1904, p.14
  2. Ancestral File Number: 8N4C-8X



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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Cecily by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Richard III (York) of England : Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c2c3, Mitosearch T227G
  • Michael Ibsen : Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c2c3, Mitosearch 3UNYB
  • Wendy Duldig : Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c2c3, Mitosearch 5FEB5

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