Elizabeth (York) de la Pole

Elizabeth (York) de la Pole (1444 - bef. 1504)

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Elizabeth "Duchess of Suffolk" de la Pole formerly York
Born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Wingfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Wingfield, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk

Elizabeth (22 Apr 1444 – c.1503) was the sixth child and third daughter of Richard, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville. She was younger than Anne, Duchess of Exeter, Edward IV, and Edmund, Earl of Rutland; And older than Margaret of York, George, 1st Duke of Clarence, and Richard III.


m. John de la Pole before Feb 1458

John de la Pole was the eldest son of the imprisoned William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (d. 02 May 1450) and Alice Chaucer.[1] Consequently, John had no title when his father was executed.[2]
Edward IV, restored John as Duke of Suffolk in 1463. So Elizabeth remained Duchess of Suffolk until her husband died in 1491/1492. She survived him for almost a decade, and was living in January 1503. She reportedly died by May 1504.


  • John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (c.1462-16 Jun 1487)[3] m. Margaret FitzAlan.[4]
  • Geoffrey de la Pole (c.1464 -d. young)
  • Edward de la Pole (1466–1485). Archdeacon of Richmond.[5]
  • Elizabeth (c. 1468-1489) m. Henry Lovel, 8th Baron Morley (1466–1489), no issue.
  • Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk (1471-30 Apr 1513).[6]
  • Dorothy (b.1472 -d.Young)
  • Humphrey de la Pole (1474–1513). Holy Orders.
  • Anne (1476–1495). Nun.
  • Catherine (c. 1477-1513) m. William, 5th Baron Stourton. No issue.
  • Sir William de la Pole, knt. of Wingfield Castle (1478 - Oct/Nov 1539).[7]
  • Richard de la Pole (1480-24 Feb 1525).[8]

Death and burial of John de la Pole and his wife Elizabeth

(Royal Ancestry) Sir John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, 2nd Marquess of Suffolk, died shortly before 24 July 1492. His widow, Elizabeth, Duchess of Suffolk, died between 7 Jan. 1502/3 and 3 May 1504. Both were buried at Wingfield, Suffolk.

(Royal Tombs of Medieval England) Elizabeth, Duchess of Suffolk died in 1503 and was buried beside her husband at Wingfield, the collegiate church founded by Sir John Wingfield in 1362. Their double tomb stands in a canopied wall-niche north of the Wingfield high altar and features alabaster effigies and a paneled heraldic tomb-chest. The duke's effigy is 6ft 2in long and that of the duchess 5ft 9in. Elizabeth is shown in widow's attire, together with a coronet denoting her ducal status. The effigy arms are broken. The duke is shown wearing armor, ducal coronet, and mantle bearing the arms of the Order of the Garter.


  1. From 1447 to 1450, William was the power behind Henry V. He saw near-complete loss of the English possessions in northern France towards the end of Hundred Years' War. He was blamed, imprisoned in the Tower of London, and attainted.
  2. John's maternal grandparents were Thomas Chaucer and Maud Burghersh.
  3. Also heir to maternal uncle Richard III.
  4. Possible issue: Edward de la Pole (d.Young)
  5. Wikipedia: Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven
  6. Yorkist pretender in succession to brother John. Beheaded by Henry VIII.
  7. Kept in Tower of London. Death generally regarded Oct or Nov 1539; m. Katherine Stourton. no issue.
  8. Yorkist pretender in succession to Edmund. Killed at Battle of Pavia.
  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. II pp. 424-430, Vol. V p. 457
  • Royal Tombs of Medieval England M. Duffy 2003 pp. 271-272
  • S562 Mac 14Febxx.FTW. 26 May 2003
  • S648 Eileen McKinnon-Suggs (suggs1@msn.com). Our Kingdom Come. updated Oct 10, 2004. Accessed Dec 2, 2005. One World Tree. Ancestry.com
  • Elizabeth of York text. Ancestry.com
  • Elizabeth of York: image. Elizabeth of York

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