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Cecily Neville (1415-1495) Duchess of York

Great grand-daughter of Edward III and the common ancestor of all English monarchs from Henry VIII to the present day. Betrothed at the age of nine to Richard Plantagenet, her father’s 13-year-old ward, they were married in 1429 when she was just 14. She bore him 13 children of whom seven survived to adulthood, including…

Anne of York
(1439-1476)

At eight years old, she was married to Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, who sided with the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses. They had one daughter but separated in 1464 and divorced in 1472. Two years later she married Thomas St Leger, a loyal follower of Edward IV who rose up against Richard III as part of the Duke of Buckingham’s attempted rebellion. Anne died in 1476 giving birth to the couple’s only daughter...

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Anne St Leger (1476-1526)

In 1483 an Act of Parliament confirmed Anne as heiress to the estates of her father. About 1495, she married George Manners, Baron de Ros, who fought on behalf of Henry VII in Scotland and for Henry VIII in France. She bore him eleven children including...

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Catherine Manners (c.1500-c.1547)

She married Robert Constable in about 1520. He was a soldier who fought against the Scots for Henry VIII in the 1540s and subsequently became MP for Yorkshire and then Sheriff of Yorkshire. The couple had eleven children including...

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Barbara Constable (c.1525-c.1561)

The first wife of Sir William Babthorpe. Suspected of Catholicism, Babthorpe proved his loyalty to Elizabeth I by helping to quell the ‘Northern Rebellion’ of 1569 which attempted to place Mary Queen of Scots on the throne. Among the couple’s children was . . .

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Margaret Babthorpe (1550-1628)

A devout Roman Catholic, she married Sir Henry Cholmley in about 1575 and the couple converted to Protestantism in 1603. Their daughter was…

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Barbara Cholmley (c.1575-1619)

She married Thomas Belasyse, Viscount Fauconberg, an ardent Royalist during the Civil War. They had seven children including…

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Barbara Belasyse (1610-1641)

Her husband was Henry Slingsby, Baronet Scriven, a Royalist politician and soldier who fought at the Battle of Naseby and was beheaded in 1658 for his part in an attempt to restore the monarchy. The marriage in 1631 produced four children including…

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Barbara Slingsby (1633-?)

The second wife of Sir John Talbot, married in 1660, and mother of five children including…

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Barbara Talbot (c.1665-1763)

Married Henry Yelverton, Viscount Longueville, in 1689 and lived to the ripe old age of 98. She had seven children including…

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Barbara Yelverton (c.1692-1724)

In 1715 she married Reynolds Calthorpe, High Sheriff of Suffolk and a Whig MP in the Parliaments of William III and Queen Anne. They had one son and one daughter…

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Barbara Calthorpe (c.1716-1782)

Married Sir Henry Gough in 1741. They had six children including…

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Barbara Gough (c.1745-1826)

Also known as Barbara Gough-Calthorpe, a name adopted by her brother Henry in 1788. She married Isaac Spooner, a wealthy Birmingham businessman, in 1770 and they had ten children including Barbara, who married anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce, and…

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Anne Spooner (1780-1873)

Married Rev. Edward Vansittart-Neale, Rector of Taplow in Buckinghamshire, in 1809. They had eight children including Edward, one of the founders of the Co-Operative Society, and…

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Charlotte Vansittart Neale (1817-1881)

In 1841 she married Charles Frere, a barrister and parliamentary clerk, and bore him nine children including…

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Charlotte Vansittart Frere (1846-1916)

Married artist and writer A G Folliott-Stokes of St Ives, author of several important books on Cornwall, in 1882.

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Muriel Stokes (1884-1961)

In 1919 she married Orlando Moray Brown. They had three children including...

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Joy M Brown [Mrs Ibsen] (1926-2008)

In 1948, Joy and her mother sailed to Canada where Joy worked as a journalist and later married newspaper editor Norm Ibsen. The couple had three children including...

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Michael Ibsen

Michael Ibsen

  • Edward IV
    1442 - 1483
  • Edmund
    1443 - 1460
  • Elizabeth
    1444 - 1503
  • Margaret
    1446 - 1503
  • George
    1449 - 1478
  • Richard III
    1452 - 1485

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