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Families covered: Wydeville (Wideville or Woodville) of Grafton, Earl Rivers

                               
Baker identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, a fess and canton Gules".
William de Wivill or Wydeville of Grafton (a temp Henry 2 who r. 1154-1189)
m. Emma
1. Hugh de Wivill or Wydeville of Grafton (a temp John who r. 1199-1216)
  A. Robert de Wivill or Wydeville of Grafton (a 1206, dsp?)
  B. William de Wivill or Wydeville of Grafton
  i. ?? de Wivill or Wydeville of Grafton
  a. Walter de Wydeville of Grafton (a 1235, 1240)
  (1) Sir John de Wydeville of Grafton (a 1297)
  m. Alice de Passenham (dau/coheir of Henry de Passenham of Passenham)
  (A) John de Wydeville of Grafton (a 1329, 1342)
  (i) Richard de Wydville of Grafton, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b c1310, d c1378) - continued below Y
  m. Elizabeth Lyons (dau of Sir John Lyons of Warkworth) Y
  b.+ other issue (a 1246) - William, Thomas, Richard
2. ??
  A. issue - Richard (a 1206), Robert

 

 

Richard de Wydville of Grafton, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b c1310, d c1378) - continued above
m. Elizabeth Lyons (a 1371, dau of Sir John Lyons of Warkworth, widow of Sir Nicholas Chetwode of Chetwode))
1. John de Wydeville of Grafton, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (d after 08.09.1403)
  m1. Katharine (probably dau of Sir John Fermband of Biddenham)
  A. Thomas de Wydeville of Grafton, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (dsp 1435)
  m1. Elizabeth
  m2. Alice
  m2. (before 1379) Isabel (widow of Robert Passelaw of Drayton Parslow)
C. Richard de Wydeville of Grafton, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (d c12.1441, Constable of the Tower of London)
  Baker identifies Richard's wife (and mother of his children) as Joan Beauchamp of Somerset (a 1442). TCP confirms that his widow was Joan. Provisionally, we assume that he married twice and that the mother of his children was the following Elizabeth, identified by BE1883.
  m1. Elizabeth Bedelgate (dau of John Bedelgate or Bedlisgate by dau of William Beauchamp of Wellington, Somerset)
  i. Sir Richard de Wydeville of Grafton, 1st Earl Rivers (b c1405, d 12.08.1469, Governor of the Tower of London)
  m. (06.02.1435) Jacquette of Luxembourg (b 1415/6, d 30.05.1472, dau of Count Pierre I, widow of John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford)
  a. Anthony Wydeville of Grafton, 2nd Earl Rivers (b c1440, dspl 25.06.1483)
  m1. (before 22.12.1462) Elizabeth Scales (dsp 02.09.1473, dau of Thomas de Scales, 7th Lord, widow of Henry Bourchier)
m2. (before 10.1480) Mary FitzLewis (dau of Sir Henry FitzLewis of Horndon (by Elizabeth Beaufort), m2. Sir George Neville)
  partner unknown
  (1) Margaret Woodville (d before 1520)
  m. Sir Robert Poyntz of Iron Acton, Sheriff of Gloucester (b c1450, d 04.11.1520)
  b. Sir John Wydeville (d 12.08.1469, 4th son)
  m. Catherine Nevill (dau of Ralph Nevill, 1st Earl of Westmorland)
  c. Lionel Wydeville, Bishop of Salisbury (d 1485)
  partner unknown
  (1) Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester
  d. Richard Wydeville, 3rd Earl Rivers (dsp 06.03.1490/1, youngest son)
e. Elizabeth Wydeville (b c1437, d 08.06.1492) Y
  m1. (before 1460) Sir John Grey, 2nd Lord of Groby (7th Lord Ferrers of Groby) (b 1435, d St. Albans 17.02.1461)
  m2. (01.05.1464) Edward Plantagenet, King Edward IV of England (b 28.04.1441. d 09.04.1483) Y
  f. Margaret Wydeville (b c1439)
  m. (1464) Thomas FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel (d 1524)
  g. Anne Wydeville (d 30.07.1489)
  m1. William of Essex, Lord Bourchier (dvp)
  m2. Sir Edward (not Anthony) Wingfield
m3. George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent (5th Lord) (d 25.12.1503)
  h. Jacquetta Wydeville (d 15.10.1477)
  m. (by 27.03.1450) John le Strange, 8th Lord of Knokyn (d 16.10.1479)
  i. Mary Wydeville (d 1481)
  m. (1466) William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Huntingdon (d 1491)
  k. Katherine Wydeville
m1. Henry de Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (d 02.11.1483)
  m2. (sp) Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford (d 21.12.1495)
  m3. (sp) Sir Richard Wingfield of Kimbolton Castle (b 1460, d 22.07.1525)
  k. Martha Wydeville
  m. Sir John Bromley (d 1488-9)
  l.+ other issue - Lewis (d young), John (d young), Sir Edward (dsp 1490)
  ii. Sir Edward Wydeville, 'Lord Wideville' (dsp St. Albin 1488)
  iii. Joan or Matilda Wydeville
  m. (1429) William Haute of Ightam (Waddenhall), Sheriff of Kent (d 1462)
m2. Joan
2. Thomas de Wydvil or Wydeville or Woodville of Grafton
  m1. Alice
  A. Thomas Wydeville 'of Grafton' (dsp)
  B. Catharine Wydeville
  m. John Pashley
  C. Agnes Wydeville
  m. William Holt
  D. Elizabeth Wydeville (Woodville)
  m. Sir Reginald Ragon of East Haddon (a 1417)
  m2. Elizabeth
  E. Richard Wydeville
3. Elizabeth de Wydvil
  m. John Pashley of Kent
4. Margaret de Wydvil
  m. William Hawe of Bourne

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 13.10.19) : 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 2, 1841, 'Wideville or Wydeville Earl Rivers', p166)
(2) For lower section (launched 'Early', reviewed 13.10.19) : 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 2, 1841, 'Wideville or Wydeville Earl Rivers', p166), BE1883 ('Widvile or Wydevile, Earl Rivers') with some support from TCP ('Rivers')
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