Margaret (Plantagenet) Pole
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Margaret (Plantagenet) Pole (1473 - 1541)

Margaret "Countess of Salisbury" Pole formerly Plantagenet aka of Clarence, of York
Born in Farleigh Castle, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married Nov 1487 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Tower Green, Tower Hill, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Aug 2012
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Margaret (Plantagenet) Pole was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.



The House of York crest.
Margaret (Plantagenet) Pole is a member of the House of York.

Margaret, Countess of Salisbury (14 Aug 1473 - 27 May 1541) was beheaded.[1]


  • Governess of Mary Tudor's dau. of Henry VIII[2]


  • Tower of London[3]


  • Source: Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol II page 399.

Alice Langford, married John Stradling. They had one son, Edward, Esq., and one daughter Anne. John Stradling died in 1471. Alice, married (2nd) before 28 June 1483 (as his 1st wife) Richard Pole (or Poole), K.G. They had no known issue. Richard Pole, son and heir of Geoffrey Pole, Esq., by Edith, daughter of Oliver Saint John, Knt. He married (2nd) in or about Nov. 1487 Margaret Plantagenet, daughter of George Plantagenet, K.G., K.B., by Isabel, elder daughter and co-heiress of Richard Neville, K.G. Sir Richard Pole died shortly before 15 Nov. 1504.

  • Bell, H.N. (1821). "Chapter IV." The Huntingdon Peerage, pp.54. Google Books.
"Francis [HASTINGS] married Catharine, eldest daughter and co-heir of Henry POLE, Lord Montacute, (brother of Cardinal Pole, and son and heir of Sir Richard Pole, KG and Margaret, Countess of Salisbury (Father: George, Duke of Clarence; heiress of her brother, Edward, Earl of Warwick ... last heir male of the house of Plantagenet; beheaded in 1499, by Henry the Seventh)."

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I was researching a manor mentioned in the profile of Joan (Bohun) de Lisle and found this tidbit:

It's apparently now haunted by Margaret Pole. (See Connection Finder* for the connection between Joan and Margaret).

Cheers, Liz

* sorry - link should show the connection but it just goes to Special:Connection. You'll need to enter Plantagenet-1593 & Bohun-152 once there.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Woops, of course.
posted by C. Mackinnon
It's fine to remove the 8th, because technically she was the 1st, but she was definitely Countess of Salisbury in her own right not as the wife of Richard Pole.
posted by John Atkinson
Wives of nobles did not have a number, there were more wives than nobles. Removing 8th in Countess of Northumberland.
posted by C. Mackinnon
I'm not able to read a word of this. I hope other people are
posted by Kathy (Brown) Lamm
See British History online: Warblington. Margaret was arrested at Warblington on 12 November 1538 and taken to Cowdray Park. Source Information supplied in Warblington Churh
posted by C. Mackinnon
For a full scholarly and up to date bio see

Hazel Pierce, ‘Pole, Margaret, suo jure countess of Salisbury (1473–1541)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2015 accessed 28 Sept 2017

posted by C. Mackinnon