Lady Eleanor Beaufort, Countess of Ormonde

Female 1431 - 1501  (70 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Beaufort 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Countess of Ormonde 
    Born 1431  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Aug 1501  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Person ID I37239  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2019 

    Father Edmund Beaufort, Knight, 2nd Duke of Somerset,   b. 0___ 1406, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1455, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset,   b. 0Sep 1408, Wedgenock, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1467, Baynard's Castle, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 1431-1433  (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID F15807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Spencer,   b. ~1430, Spencer Combe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1510  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married ~1465  Crediton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10
    Children 
     1. Margaret Spencer,   b. ~1471, Spencer Combe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1536  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Catherine Spencer, Countess of Northumberland,   b. 1477, Spencer Combe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1542  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F13750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1431 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Origins

      She was the daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, KG (1406-1455), by his wife, Lady Eleanor Beauchamp daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick by his first wife, Elizabeth de Berkeley, daughter and heiress of Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley by his wife Margaret de Lisle, 3rd Baroness Lisle. Eleanor Beauchamp was an elder half-sister of Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick and Anne Neville, 16th Countess of Warwick.

      Marriages & progeny

      Eleanor Beaufort married twice:

      Firstly in about April 1458[1] she married James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (d.1461), Lieutenant of Ireland in 1453. When civil conflict broke out, the lieutenant fought on the Lancastrian side. He was present at the first battle of St. Albans in 1455, Mortimer's Cross in 1461 and at the Battle of Towton. Ormond also held the post of councillor to the Lancastrian Prince of Wales. After Towton, he was a proscribed as a traitor and was captured in the same year at Cockermouth and executed there in 1461.[citation needed]

      Secondly she married Sir Robert Spencer[2] of Spencer Combe in the parish of Crediton, Devon,[3] by whom she had two daughters and co-heiresses:
      Margaret Spencer (1472-1536), (or Eleanor Spencer[4]) wife of Thomas Cary of Chilton Foliot, Wiltshire, second son of Sir William Cary (1437-1471) of Cockington, Devon.[5] She had two sons:
      Sir John Cary (14911552) of Plashey, eldest son, ancestor to the Cary Viscounts Falkland.[6]
      William Cary, her 2nd son, the first husband of Anne Boleyn's sister Mary Boleyn and ancestor to the Cary Barons Hunsdon, Barons Cary of Leppington, Earls of Monmouth, Viscounts Rochford and Earls of Dover.[7]
      Catherine Spencer (14771542), wife of Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland and mother to Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland, an early love interest of Anne Boleyn. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S51509] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I133312&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=9.

    2. [S51529] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I16718&tree=00.

    3. [S7457] "Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, KG (1406 - 22 May 1455)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Beaufor.

    4. [S7458] "Lady Eleanor Beaufort (1431 - 16 August 1501)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Beaufort.

    5. [S9759] "Edward Cary" 9-Generation Ahnentafel, http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I16536&tree=00&parentse.

    6. [S10614] "Sir William Cary (1437-1471)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Da.

    7. [S7454] "Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, Count of Aumale, KG (25 or 28 January 1382[1] - 30 April 1439)" biography,.

    8. [S8922] "Lady Eleanor Beauchamp (~1407-~1468)" profile, http://www.thepeerage.com/p10273.htm#i102723, abstracted January 16, 201.

    9. [S12241] "Eleanor Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Beauchamp,_Duchess_of_Somerse.

    10. [S7453] "Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clifford,_1st_Earl_of_Cumberland.