Anne of York

Female 1439 - 1476  (36 years)


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  • Name Anne of York 
    Born 10 Aug 1439  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Jan 1476  [1, 2
    Buried 1 Feb 1476  St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Anne died and was buried on 1 February 1476 in the St Leger Chantry, forming the northern transept of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, founded in 1481 by her husband,[7] "with two priests singing forevermore". It was later named the Rutland Chantry in honour of her son-in-law George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros (whose effigy, with that of his wife Anne St Leger, is situated in the chantry), father of Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland. A Monumental brass in memory of Anne of York and her husband Sir Thomas St Leger survives on the east wall of the St Leger Chantry inscribed as follows:

      "Wythin thys Chappell lyethe beryed Anne Duchess of Exetur suster unto the noble kyng Edward the forte. And also the body of syr Thomas Sellynger knyght her husband which hathe funde within thys College a Chauntre with too prestys sy’gyng for ev’more. On whose soule god have mercy. The wych Anne duchess dyed in the yere of oure lorde M Thowsande CCCCl xxv"
    Person ID I45270  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2016 

    Father Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York,   b. 21 Sep 1411, Conisborough Castle, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Dec 1460, Wakefield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Cecily Neville, Duchess of York,   b. 3 May 1415, Raby Castle, Staindrop, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1495, Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 0___ 1424  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F13840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry Holland, Knight, 3rd Duke of Exeter,   b. 0___ 1430,   d. 0___ 1475  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 0___ 1447  [2, 3
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F16505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas St. Leger,   b. ~ 1440,   d. 8 Nov 1483, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married ~ 1474  [1, 2, 3, 8
    Children 
     1. Anne St. Leger, Baroness de Ros,   b. 14 Jan 1476,   d. 21 Apr 1526  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F16503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Feb 1476 - St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter (10 August 1439 – 14 January 1476) was the first child and eldest surviving daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. She was thus the eldest sister of Kings Edward IV (1461-1483) and Richard III (1483-1485); and of Edmund, Earl of Rutland, Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk, Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy and of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence.

      Second marriage

      Arms of St Leger: Azure fretty argent, a chief or[3]
      Anne married secondly in about 1474 to Thomas St. Leger (c.1440-1483), a loyal follower of his brother-in-law King Edward IV (1461-1483). He took part in the Duke of Buckingham's attempted rebellion against King Edward's younger brother and eventual successor King Richard III (1483-1485), on the failure of which he was executed in 1483. King Edward IV had however in 1467 extended the remainder of most of the former Duke of Exeter's lands to his sister Anne and to any heirs of her body. Thus, if she remarried any future children could inherit them.

      Progeny of 2nd marriage

      Anne died giving birth to her only daughter by Thomas, Anne St. Leger (14 January 1476 – 21 April 1526), who due to the special remainder was heiress to the estates of her mother's first husband Henry Holland.[4] She married George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros, and was mother of the royal favourite Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9003] "Barbara Constable (1530-1561)" pedigree chart,.

    2. [S9004] "Richard of York" biography, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_of_York,_3rd_Duke_of_York, updated February 3, 2016 by.

    3. [S9005] "Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter (10 August 1439 - 14 January 1476)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Yo.

    4. [S51651] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_IV_of_England.

    5. [S6258] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecily_Neville,_Duchess_of_York.

    6. [S7023] Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40.

    7. [S7086] "Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland (c. 1379 - 1440)",.

    8. [S11800] "Sir Thomas St Leger KB (c. 1440 - executed 8 November 1483)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_St._Leger.