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Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick; Countess of Worcester

Also Known As: "Cecily Neville", "1st Duchess of Warwick", "1st Countess of Worcester"
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire , England (United Kingdom)
Death: July 28, 1450 (21-30)
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Lady Chapel, Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu (Montacute), 5th Countess of Salisbury
Wife of Henry de Beauchamp, 14th Earl and 1st Duke of Warwick and John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester
Mother of Anne de Beauchamp, 15th Countess of Warwick
Sister of Richard Neville, "the Kingmaker," 16th Earl of Warwick; Sir John de Neville, Earl of Northumberland; Alice Fitzhugh; George Neville, Archbishop of York; Joan Neville, Countess of Arundel and 7 others

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About Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick; Countess of Worcester

Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick

Cecily Neville, 1st Duchess of Warwick, 1st Countess of Worcester (c.1425 – 26 July 1450) was a daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury. Her siblings included Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick; John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu; George Neville, (Archbishop of York and Chancellor of England); Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings; and Alice Neville, Baroness FitzHugh.

She was most likely named after her paternal aunt, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York.[2] Her first cousins included Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter; Edmund, Earl of Rutland; Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk; Margaret of York; George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence; and Kings Edward IV and Richard III.

She first married Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick and the only King of the Isle of Wight (as well as of Jersey and Guernsey). Their only daughter was Lady Anne Beauchamp, who was allowed to succeed as suo jure 15th Countess of Warwick. Upon the death of the 15th Countess, the title was inherited by her paternal aunt, also named Lady Anne. Lady Anne married Cecily's brother, Richard Neville, who would become jure uxoris 16th Earl of Warwick.

Her second husband was John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester. They had no children.

She is buried with her first husband, the Duke of Warwick, in Tewkesbury Abbey.[4]

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecily_Neville,_Duchess_of_Warwick


  • Cecily Neville1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • F, #46799, b. circa 1426, d. 28 July 1450
  • Father Sir Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Lord Monthermer, Constable of Pontefract Castle & Portchester Castle, Great Chamberlain of England, Joint Chamberlain of the Exchequer, Lord Chancellor2,3,4,5,10,7,8,11 b. c 1401, d. 31 Dec 1460
  • Mother Alice Montagu1,2,3,4,5,10,7,8,11 b. c 1406, d. bt 3 Apr 1462 - 9 Dec 1462
  • Cecily Neville was born circa 1426 at of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.4 She married Sir Henry Beauchamp, 1st Duke & 14th Earl of Warwick, Count of Aumale, Sheriff of Worcester, Lord of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, & Sark, King of the Isle of Wight, son of Sir Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl Warwick, Earl of Albemarle & Worcester, Lord Abergavenny, Sheriff of Worcestershire and Isabel le Despenser, in 1434; They had 1 daughter, Anne who lived to be only 5 years old.12,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Cecily Neville and Sir John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, 2nd Lord Tiptoft, Lord High Treasurer, Constable of England & the Tower of London obtained a marriage license on 3 April 1449; Date of royal license. No issue.1,2,3,4,5,13,6,7,8,9 Cecily Neville and Sir John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, 2nd Lord Tiptoft, Lord High Treasurer, Constable of England & the Tower of London obtained a marriage license on 13 May 1449; Date of Dispensation for being related in the 3rd and 3rd degrees of kindred.2,3,5,13,7,8 Cecily Neville died on 28 July 1450.1,2,3,5,7,8 She was buried on 31 July 1450 at Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.1,5,8
  • Family 1 Sir Henry Beauchamp, 1st Duke & 14th Earl of Warwick, Count of Aumale, Sheriff of Worcester, Lord of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, & Sark, King of the Isle of Wight b. 22 Mar 1425, d. 11 Jun 1446
  • Family 2 Sir John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, 2nd Lord Tiptoft, Lord High Treasurer, Constable of England & the Tower of London b. 8 May 1427, d. 18 Oct 1470
  • Citations
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/2, p. 845.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 75.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 200.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 510-511.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 149.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 163.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 301.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 391.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 125.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 161-162.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 123-124.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/2, p. 384.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 451.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1557.htm#... __________________________
  • Cicely Neville1
  • F, #14213, d. 28 July 1450
  • Last Edited=18 Jan 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.42%
  • Cicely Neville was the daughter of Richard de Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu, Countess of Salisbury.1 She married, firstly, Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Beauchamp, son of Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and Isabel le Despenser, in 1434.2 She and John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester obtained a marriage license on 3 April 1449.2 She died on 28 July 1450.2 She was buried on 31 July 1450 at Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.1
  • From 1434, her married name became de Beauchamp.2 She held the office of Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1449.2 From 3 April 1449, her married name became Tiptoft.2 As a result of her marriage, Cicely Neville was styled as Countess of Worcester on 16 July 1449.
  • Child of Cicely Neville and Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Beauchamp
    • Anne Beauchamp3 d. 3 Jan 1448/49
  • Citations
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 845. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 17. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 428.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p1422.htm#i14213 _______________________
  • Cecily NEVILLE (D. Warwick/C. Worcester)
  • Born: ABT 1426, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Died: 28 Jul 1450
  • Buried: Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England
  • Father: Richard NEVILLE (1° E. Salisbury)
  • Mother: Alice MONTAGUE (C. Salisbury)
  • Married 1: Henry De BEAUCHAMP (D. Warwick) 1434, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne BEAUCHAMP (C. Warwick) (ABT Feb 1442/43 - 3 Jan 1447/48)
  • Married 2: John TIPTOFT (E. Worcester) 3 Apr 1449, Raby, Durham, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/NEVILLE2.htm#Cecily NEVILLE (D. Warwick/C. Worcester) ___________________
  • Cicely de Neville Beauchamp Tiptoft
  • Birth: 1424, England
  • Death: Jul. 28, 1450, England
  • Cecily de Neville de Beauchamp Tiptoft, Countess of Worcester
  • Daughter of Richard de Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu. Wife of Henry de Beauchamp married 1434 and mother of Anne de Beauchamp who die din infancy. Secondly, wife of John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, married in 1449, no issue.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Neville (1400 - 1460)
  • Alice Montagu Neville (1406 - 1462)
  • Spouses:
  • Henry de Beauchamp (1424 - 1446)
  • John Tiptoft (1427 - 1470)*
  • Siblings:
  • Thomas Neville (____ - 1460)*
  • Joan Nevill Fitzalan (____ - 1462)*
  • Cicely de Neville Beauchamp Tiptoft (1424 - 1450)
  • Richard Neville (1428 - 1471)**
  • John De Neville (1431 - 1471)*
  • Eleanor de Neville Stanley (1438 - 1464)*
  • Katherine de Neville Hastings (1442 - 1504)*
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 86547202
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86547202 ______________________
  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 56
  • Tiptoft, John (1427?-1470) by William Hunt
  • TIPTOFT or TIBETOT, JOHN, Earl of Worcester (1427?–1470), son of John, baron Tiptoft [q.v.] , and his second wife Joyce, was born at Everton in Bedfordshire in or about 1427, for he is said to have been sixteen at his father's death in 1443 (Dugdale). He was educated, according to information received by Leland (ut ego accepi), at Balliol College, Oxford. On 27 Jan. 1443 he succeeded to his father's honours and large estates, being styled Lord Tiptoft and Powys, and on 1 July 1449 he was created Earl of Worcester by patent. He was appointed a commissioner for oyer and terminer for Surrey and other counties in 1451. Being one of the party of Richard, duke of York [q. v.], whose duchess, Cicely, was aunt of Tiptoft's first wife, Cicely, daughter of Richard Neville, earl of Salisbury [q.v.] , and widow of Henry de Beauchamp, duke of Warwick [q. v.], he was on 15 April 1452, immediately after the pacification between the court and the Duke of York, appointed treasurer of the exchequer, and, as one of the privy council, on 24 Oct. 1453 signed the minutes for the attendance of York at the great council for the settlement of the regency. During York's protectorate, on 3 April 1454, Worcester was appointed a joint-commissioner to keep guard by sea for three years, the expenses of the commissioners being provided for from the receipts of tonnage and poundage (Rot. Parl. v. 244). In 1456–7 he was deputy of Ireland. On 5 Aug. 1457 he was nominated to carry the king's profession of obedience to Calixtus III (Fœdera, xi. 403), and in 1459 as ambassador to Pius II and to the council of Mantua (Acts of Privy Council, vi. 302). It seems probable that Worcester's journey to Jerusalem and his residence in Italy, noticed later, took place about this time. Of the embassy of 1457 no further notice has been found, and he does not appear to have visited Rome twice. No English embassy appeared at the council of Mantua, save two priests sent by Henry VI, bearing his excuses (Pius, Commentarii, p. 88). Worcester, however, did go to Rome, and made an oration before Pius II, then apparently pope, who was crowned on 3 Sept. 1458, and he was in Italy some time before the death of Guarino da Verona in 1460. This is contrary to the assertion of Vespasiano da Bisticci that the earl's tour, which is said to have lasted three years, took place after the cessation of the civil war in England, though the assertion would be fairly correct if Worcester did not return to England until the spring of 1461.
  • The accession of Edward IV opened Worcester's way to high offices. On 25 Nov. 1461 he was appointed chief justice for life of North Wales, a little later constable of the Tower of London, and on 7 Feb. 1462 constable of England, which office he held until 24 Aug. 1467. A few days after his appointment as constable he tried and sentenced to death in his court at Westminster John de Vere, earl of Oxford, his eldest son Aubrey, Sir Thomas Tuddenham, and others. Their sentences are said by Warkworth (p. 5) to have been ‘by law padowe,’ which seems an angry reference to the constable's late residence at Padua. He was rewarded by the Garter on 21 March, and was appointed treasurer on 14 April, which office he held for fourteen months. He accompanied the king on his expedition to the north in November, and was present at the sieges of Bamborough and Dunstanborough. In 1463 he was appointed lord steward of the king's household, and in August received a commission to keep guard by sea in order to prevent the escape of Queen Margaret, whom Edward designed to crush by a fresh campaign. The queen escaped, the money spent on Worcester's ships was wasted, and his operations are described as a lamentable failure (Three Fifteenth-Century Chronicles, p. 177; Gregory, p. 221). On 31 Jan. 1464 he was appointed chancellor of Ireland. He was with the king in Yorkshire in the spring and summer, and as constable tried and condemned to death Sir Ralph Grey, and doubtless also the rest of the large number of the Lancastrian party executed at that time (Ramsay, ii. 304). At the serjeants' feast in that year the earl was given precedence of the mayor of London, though the dinner was held within the city; the mayor in consequence left the hall with his officers, and an apology was made to him (Gregory, p. 222). On 12 Aug. he was appointed commissioner to treat with the Duke of Brittany (Fœdera, xi. 531). In 1467, during the lieutenancy of the Duke of Clarence, he was appointed deputy of Ireland in place of Thomas Fitzgerald, eighth earl of Desmond [q. v.] He held a parliament at Drogheda in which Desmond and Thomas Fitzgerald, seventh earl of Kildare [q. v.], were attainted. Desmond was executed, and Worcester is accused of having cruelly put to death two of his infant sons; though this has, with some reason, been doubted [see Fitzgerald, Thomas, eighth Earl of Desmond], the truth of the charge seems established by the reference to it in the account of Worcester's death given by his contemporary, Vespasiano. In revenge for Desmond's death the Fitzgeralds of Munster ravaged Meath and Kildare. The Earl of Kildare was respited, and his pardon was ratified by Worcester's second parliament. In return Kildare joined Worcester and his countess in founding a chantry in the church of St. Secundinus at Dunslaughlin, Meath. Worcester received the island of Lambay by vote of the Irish parliament, to fortify it against Breton, French, and Spanish plunderers (Gilbert). He returned to England before the end of 1468.
  • The Lincolnshire rising of 1470 brought a fresh crop of executions. Worcester, who was with the king in his campaign, was again appointed constable on 14 March at Stamford (Fœdera, xi. 654), and at once resumed his old work of carrying out the royal vengeance. On the 23rd he received the lieutenancy of Ireland, of which Clarence was deprived. He marched south with the king, and twenty of the party of Clarence and the Earl of Warwick, who were then escaping to France, having been taken in a naval engagement at Southampton, Worcester, at the king's command, judged and condemned them, and after they were hanged, drawn, and quartered, caused their heads and bodies to be impaled, ‘for the whiche the peple of the londe were gretely displesyd, and evere afterwarde the Erle of Wurcestre was gretely behatede emonge the peple, for ther dysordinate deth that he used contrarye to the lawe of the lond’ (Warkeworth, p. 9). On 30 April he was appointed chamberlain of the exchequer. In October Edward fled from England, and Henry was restored. It is said that Worcester took refuge among some herdsmen in the forest of Weybridge, Huntingdonshire, and disguised himself as one of them; that he sent a countryman to buy him food with a larger piece of money than such a man would generally have, and that this led to the discovery of his hiding-place (Vespasiano). The soldiers sent after him found him concealed in a high tree. He was lodged in the Tower, and taken thence to Westminster, where on the 15th he was tried in the constable's court, John de Vere, thirteenth earl of Oxford [q. v.], whose father and brother he had sentenced to death, being appointed constable specially for his trial. His execution was to take place on Monday the 17th, but as he was being led from Westminster to Tower Hill so great a crowd pressed round to see him that the sheriffs were forced to lodge him in the Fleet prison until the next day (Fabyan). Several ecclesiastics are said to have accompanied him to his death in the afternoon of the 18th, and among them an Italian friar, who reproached him for his cruelties, and specially for the deaths of two youths, evidently the young Fitzgeralds. He met his death with patience and dignity, and is said to have bidden the headsman strike him three blows in honour of the Trinity. He was buried in the Blackfriars church, and, according to Fabyan, in a chapel that he had himself built, though Leland, probably more correctly, says that the chapel was built by one of his sisters, between two columns on the south side. Hated for his cruelty, he was called ‘the butcher of England,’ and is described as ‘the fierce executioner and beheader of men.’ Though his master was primarily responsible for most of his cruelties, Worcester was evidently a willing instrument of Edward's bloodthirsty vengeance; it is said that the king disapproved of the execution of Desmond; the slaughter of Desmond's two sons, and the impalements, which specially shocked public sentiment, were probably his unprompted acts. Some part of the popular hatred of him may have arisen from an abhorrence of the abuses of the constable's court over which he presided; for he seems to have been regarded as the introducer of a foreign and tyrannical system contrary to the laws and liberties of the kingdom, which was bitterly called Paduan law (Warkworth; Vespasiano). The remembrance of his cruelties long remained fresh in the minds of his fellow-countrymen (Mirror for Magistrates, ii. 199, ed. Haslewood).
  • Along with his cruelties, Worcester is famous for his scholarship and his interest in learning (on the combination of cruelty with culture among the Italians of the Renaissance see Symonds, Renaissance in Italy, i. 413–14; Worcester may perhaps be regarded as an early specimen of the Italianised Englishman who, according to a later proverb, was un diavolo incarnato). He was an accomplished latinist, an eager student, a friend and patron of learned men, and a traveller of cultivated taste. He sailed to Italy probably about 1457 or 1458 with a large company of attendants, landed at Venice, and apparently at once took ship again for Palestine, where he visited Jerusalem and other holy places. Returning to Venice, he went thence to Padua, where he resided for some time studying Latin. There he met with John Free or Phreas [q.v.] and other students and men of learning. He became a friend of Guarino, the most famous teacher in Italy, then residing at the court of Ferrara, and of Lodovico Carbo, who both esteemed him highly, and he seems to have been regarded by the Italian humanists as a kind of Mæcenas. Being anxious when at Florence to see the city thoroughly, he walked about unattended and examined everything carefully. He heard the lectures of John Argyropoulos, who began to teach Greek in Florence in 1456. He visited Rome, where he made an oration before Pius II and the cardinals, and the pope is said to have been moved to tears by his eloquence and the beauty of his latinity. He bought so many books that he was said to have spoiled the libraries of Italy to enrich England, and the famous bookseller Vespasiano, who probably knew him when at Florence, speaks of the largeness of his purchases. Worcester is said to have written ‘Orationes ad Pium II, ad Cardinales, et ad Patavinos,’ though this is perhaps merely a deduction from the facts of his life. Of his letters, four exist in the Lincoln Cathedral library. He translated Cicero's ‘De Amicitia,’ and the ‘Declaration of Nobleness’ by Buonaccorso. These were printed by Caxton in 1481, along with a translation of the ‘De Senectute,’ wrongly ascribed by Leland to Worcester (Blades). He is also said to have been the author of Cæsar's ‘Commentaryes newly translated owte of latin in to Englyshe as much as concernyth thys realm of England,’ printed 1530 (Brit. Mus.; Dibdin). The ‘ordinances for justes of peace royal’ noted by Warton (iii. 337) are his ‘ordinances for justes and triumphes’ made by him as constable in 8 Edward IV, 1466, to be found in Cottonian MS., Tib. E. viii. f. 126 [258]; they were commanded to be observed in 1562, and are printed in Harington's ‘Nugæ Antiquæ,’ i. l, with a heading of that date. In the same Cottonian MS., f. 117 [149], are ‘Orders for the placing of nobility’ by Tiptoft, also made in 1466. Dibdin erroneously follows Fuller in attributing to Worcester a petition against the lollards; Fuller confuses the earl with his father. Caxton wrote an impassioned lament for and high eulogy of him as an epilogue to the ‘Declamation’ (Blades; see also the prologue to the translation of the ‘De Amicitia’); he says that from the earl's death all might learn to die, and as he speaks of him as superior to all the other temporal lords of the kingdom in moral virtue, as well as in science, we may believe that he had some good qualities besides his love of learning; he seems at least to have been faithful to the Yorkist party. He gave books of the value of 500 marks to the university of Oxford, which had not received his gift at his death; but the suggestion that it never obtained the books is mistaken, for Hearne recognised one of them in the university library, a ‘Commentarius Latinus in Juvenalem.’ He is said to have intended to present books to Cambridge also. He founded a fraternity in All Hallows' church, Barking.
  • Worcester was thrice married: (1) to Cicely, widow of Henry de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, who died on 28 July 1450; (2) to Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Greyndour, by whom he had a son who died in infancy; and (3) to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hopton, and widow of Sir Roger Corbet of Moreton-Corbet, Shropshire, by whom he had a son Edward. As the earl was not attainted, this Edward succeeded de jure to the earldom at his father's death, being then two years of age. On his death, without issue, on 12 Aug. 1485, this earldom became extinct; his heirs were his three aunts, the sisters of his father [see under Tiptoft, John, Baron Tiptoft]. There is an effigy of John, earl of Worcester, on a tomb in Ely Cathedral, probably erected by him for himself and his wives; an engraving from it is given in Doyle's ‘Official Baronage.’
  • [Three Fifteenth-Cent. Chron. pp. 157, 159, 177, 182–3; Gregory's Chron. pp. 221–2; Warkworth's Chron. pp. 5, 9, 13, 38 (all Camden Soc.); Worcester Ann. pp. 476, 492, 495, ed. Hearne; Fabyan's Chron. p. 659, ed. 1811; Stow's Ann. p. 423, and Survey of London, p. 374, ed. 1633; Hall's Chron. p. 286, ed. 1809; Paston Letters, ii. 121, 412, ed. Gairdner; Fœdera, xi. 403 post, ed. 1710; Cal. Rot. Pat. ii. 301 post; Rot. Parl. v. 244; Acts of P. Council, vi. 165; Leland's Collect. iii. 60, ed. 1770, and Itin. vi. 81, ed. 1745; Ramsay's Lanc. and York, ii. 152, 167, 292, 334, 352, 361; Gilbert's Viceroys of Ireland, pp. 385–91; Dugdale's Baronage, ii. 38; Doyle's Off. Baronage, iii. 718; Nicolas's Hist. Peerage, p. 519, ed. Courthope; Bentham's Hist. of Ely, p. 287, and Stevenson's Supplement, p. 140. For Tiptoft as a humanist and traveller see Vespasiano da Bisticci's Vite di Uomini Illustri del sec. xv. ‘Duca di Worcestri,’ i. 322–6, with an account of the earl's capture and death, ap. Opere inedite o rare nella prov. dell' Emilia, Bologna; Leland's De Scriptt. p. 475; Bale's Scriptt. Cat. Cent. viii. 46; Savage's Balliofergus, p. 103; Blades's Caxton, i. 79, ii. 93; Ames's Typogr. Antiq. i. 124–9, ed. Dibdin; Warton's Hist. of Engl. Poetry, iii. 337, 555; Maxwell-Lyte's Univ. of Oxford, pp. 322, 385–6; Wood's Antiq. of Oxford, ii. 917–18, ed. Gutch; Fuller's Worthies, p. 155, ed. 1662; Hearne's Collect. iii. 211, ed. Doble (Oxford Hist. Soc.)]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Tiptoft,_John_(1427%3F-1470)_(DNB00) ________________________
  • TIPTOFT, Sir John (d.1443), of Burwell, Cambs.
  • s. and h. of Sir Payn Tiptoft*. m. (1) bef. May 1407, Philippa (c.1367-2 May 1417),1 da. of Sir John Talbot, sis. and coh. of John Talbot (d.1388) of Richards Castle, Herefs., wid. of Sir Robert Assheton (d.1384), warden of the Cinque Ports, and of Sir Matthew Gournay (d.1406) of Farrington Gurney, Som., s.p.; (2) by contract bef. 8 July 1421 and licence 28 Feb. 1422, Joyce (c.1403-22 Sept. 1446), yr. da. and coh. of Edward, Lord Charlton of Powis (d.1421), by his 1st w. Eleanor, da. of Thomas Holand, earl of Kent, coh. of her uncle Edmund Holand, earl of Kent (d.1408), 1s. 3da. Kntd. 11 Oct. 1399; cr. Lord Tiptoft 7 Jan. 1426.
  • .... etc.
  • In the course of his life Tiptoft had come into close contact with many of the outstanding figures of his day, in particular with fellow members of the Council. He acted as a feoffee for Lord Hungerford (and helped him raise money for his son’s ransom), for Ralph, Lord Cromwell, and for Edmund, earl of March. Philippa, the dowager duchess of York, asked him to be a trustee of her estates and overseer of her will, and he took on the executorship of the wills of Bishop Morgan of Ely and Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick. Among his acquaintances was Dr. Adam Moleyns, in all but name the King’s secretary, whom he presented to the rectory of Cory Malet. Tiptoft’s own feoffees included Archbishop Kemp, Bishop Alnwick and the Lords Hungerford and Cromwell, and he arranged the marriage of his third daughter, Joyce, to the eldest son of another royal councillor, John, Lord Dudley. Lord John apparently employed his leisure in composing the commonplace book of English history now known as ‘Tiptoft’s Chronicle’ which provides evidence of a literary habit of mind and an interest in past and contemporary affairs, attributes which, no doubt, he transmitted to his son, John, afterwards earl of Worcester, who became a polished humanist and discriminating patron of letters. The last pages of the chronicle deal with the troubles of Henry IV in Wales and the later triangular relationships between England, France and Burgundy, matters which Tiptoft was pre-eminently qualified to discuss.8
  • Gloucester had evidently been expecting Tiptoft’s early demise in July 1437, when he secured the reversion of the forestership of Weybridge and Sapley, but he lived on until January 1443. The inquisitions post mortem conducted in the counties where he held estates give different dates of death: 30 or 31 Jan., or 1 Feb., but the most likely is 30 Jan.9 Tiptoft had made provision for a foundation of a chantry for the souls of himself and his wives in Ely cathedral, and it was probably there that he was buried. His advowson of the priory of Spinney was shortly afterwards (presumably in accordance with his wishes) absorbed by the cathedral authorities. Despite his position at the centre of government, he had been unable to obtain full payment at the Exchequer for his wages of war (in 1440 he was still owed over £430 for the expedition of ten years earlier), but in 1452 the administrators of his will (which has not survived) were allowed by the King certain sums owing to his estate for wines bought by the Household and for other outstanding items, in consideration of ‘the good and trewe service that he did unto us all the termes of his lyf’10 On Tiptoft’s death the Gournay estates reverted to the Crown and were granted to Cardinal Beaufort’s nephew, Edmund, marquess of Dorset. Beaufort himself briefly enjoyed the issues of the rest of the Tiptoft estates during the minority of Lord John’s son and heir, but after the death of Tiptoft’s widow in 1446 the wardship and marriage of the latter were granted to Henry VI’s collegiate foundations at Eton and Cambridge. How far in importance, social and political, the first Lord Tiptoft had brought his family was soon made clear in the career of the second. He married Cecily, daughter of Richard, earl of Salisbury, and widow of Henry Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, and having barely attained his majority was created earl of Worcester in 1449.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/ti... _______________________
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Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick; Countess of Worcester's Timeline

Salisbury, Wiltshire , England (United Kingdom)
February 1443
Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom)
July 28, 1450
Age 26
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
July 31, 1450
Age 26
Lady Chapel, Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England
July 29, 1935
Age 26
July 29, 1935
Age 26
July 29, 1935
Age 26
July 29, 1935
Age 26