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Catherine (Neville) Mowbray (1399 - 1478)

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Catherine "Duchess of Norfolk, Countess Beaumont" Mowbray formerly Neville aka Wydeville, Strangeways
Born in Raby, Durham, Englandmap
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Died in Raby, Durham, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Apr 2011 | Last significant change: 6 Jun 2019
06:06: Michael Cayley edited the Biography for Catherine (Neville) Mowbray (1399-1478). (Added contemporary comment on her last marriage) [Thank Michael for this]
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Katherine (Neville) Mowbray, Strangeways, Beaumont, Woodville (b. 1397)

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  • Duchess of Norfolk
  • Countess Beaumont


Ralph de Neville (1364 - 1425) and Joan Beaufort Neville (1375 - 1440). Issue:

  • Phillippa Neville Dacre*
  • William de Neville (d.1463)
  • John de Neville (1387 - 1420)*
  • Elizabeth Ferrers Greystoke (1393 - 1434)*
  • Margaret Neville Scrope (1396 - 1463)*
  • Katherine Neville Mowbray Strangeways Beaumont Woodville (b.1397)
  • Eleanor de Neville de Percy (1398 - 1472)
  • Richard Neville (1400 - 1460)
  • Robert de Neville (1404 - 1457)
  • George Neville, Lord Latimer (1407 - 1469)
  • Anne de Neville Stafford (1411 - 1480)
  • Edward Neville (1412 - 1476)
  • Cecily de Neville Plantagenet (1415 - 1495)
Legend: *Half-sibling


m.1 1412 John de Mowbray (1392 - 1432). Issue: * John de Mowbray (1415 - 1461)*

m.2 after 1433 to Thomas Strangeways (1395-1442)

m.3 ante 1460 John Beaumont (1409-1460)

m.4 1465 Sir John Woodville (1444-1469)[1] He was some 60 years younger than her, and a contemporary chronicler described their union as "maritagium diabolicum", a diabolic marriage.[2]


  1. bros. of Queen Elizabeth Woodville
  2. K B McFarlane. The Nobility of Later Medieval England, Clarendon Press, 1973, p. 11, citing annals attributed to William of Worcester
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013, Douglas Richardson Vol. II. page 618
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013, Douglas Richardson Vol. IV, page 192

JOHN MOWBRAY, K.G., Earl of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, Earl of Nottingham, Lord Mowbray and Segrave, Marshal of England, Privy Councilor, Captain of Gournay, Neufchatel, and Pontoise 1419, Councillor of Regency, 1422, Chief Captain of the Forces in the Marches of the Isle of France, 1430, 2nd son, born at Calais 3 August 1390, and baptized in St. Mary's church there 9 August following. He married at Raby, co. Durham by license dated 12 Jan. 1411/2 KATHERINE NEVILLE, daughter of Ralph Neville, K.G., 1st Earl of Westmorland, 4th Lord Neville of Raby, by his 2nd wife, Joan Beaufort, legitimated daughter of John of Gaunt, K.G., Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, Earl of Derby, Lincoln, and Leicester (son of King Edward III) [see NEVILLE 13 for her ancestry]. They had one son, John, K.G. [3rd Duke of Norfolk]. SIR JOHN MOWBRAY, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, Earl of Nottingham, died at Epworth, Lincolnshire 19 October 1432, proved 14 Feb. 1432/3. Katherine married (2nd) THOMAS STRANGEWAYS (or STRANGWAYS), Esq., younger son of Henry Strangeways, of Strangwyche, Lancashire. They had one son, Thomas, and two daughters, Katherine and Joan (or Jane). THOMAS STRANGEWAYS, Esq., was living 21 March 1441/2. His widow, Katherine, married (3rd) before 1 October 1443 (as his 2nd wife) JOHN BEAUMONT, K.G., K.B., 1st Viscount Beaumont, 6th Lord Beaumont [see BEAUMONT 11.i]. They had no issue. SIR JOHN BEAUMONT, 1st Viscount Beaumont, was slain at the Battle of Northampton 10 July 1460. In 1460-1 his widow, Katherine, Duchess of Norfolk, granted to William Plumpton, Knt., the office of chief warden and master of the chace and warren within the honor and lordship of Kirkby Malzeard and Niderdale, Yorkshire for life. She married (4th) JOHN WYDEVILLE, Knt. [see WYDEVILLE], King's knight, Master of the Queen's horse, younger son of Richard Wydeville. K.G., 1st Earl Rivers, Constable of England, Lord High Treasurer, by Jacquette, daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol (in Artois) and Brienne (in Chanmpagne) [see WYDEVILLE 13 for his ancestry]. He was the brother of Queen Elizabeth Wydeville, wife of King Edward IV of England. They had no issue. SIR JOHN WYDEVILLE was executed with his father after the Battle of Edgecote without trail outside Coventry, Warwickshire 12 August 1469. In the period, c.1469-75, his widow and executrix, Katherine, sued Humphrey Gentille, merchant of Lucca, regarding money claimed from the said Sir John. Katherine, Duchess of Norfolk, was living in July 1483, but died shortly before March 1484, when the king granted various manors which formed part of her dower lands to William Berkeley, Earl of Nottingham.

  • ROYAL ANCESTRY by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV, page 237

KATHERINE NEVILLE, married (1st) JOHN MOWBRAY, K.G., Earl of Nottingham, Earl Marshal, Lord Mowbray and Segrave [see MOWBRAY 8]; (2nd) THOMAS STRANGEWAYS, Esq. [see MOWBRAY 8]; (3rd) JOHN BEAUMONT, K.G., K.B., 1st Viscount Beaumont, 6th Lord Beaumont [see BEAUMONT 11.i.]; (4th) JOHN WYDEWILLE, Knt. [see WYDEVILLE 13. vi].

  • Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley, Editor-in-Chief, 1999.
  • Dallaway, J. (1830). "Pedigree of Mowbray." A history of the western division of the county of Sussex, Volume 2, Part 2, (pp.181). T. Bensley. Google Books.
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On 18 May 2019 at 18:41 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Marriage licence: Test. Ebor. 3, ed. Raine, p. 321, 1411/2 Jan 12.

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