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Montagu, Marquess of (E, 1470 - degraded 1478)


Creation: let.pat. 25 Mar 1470


Degraded: Mar 1477/8


Family name: Neville




Garter stall plate of John [Neville], 1st Marquess of Montagu, KG

Lord Montagu bears on his stall plate his father's arms differenced by a gimmel ring, with an escutcheon

of pretence of the arms of his wife, Isabel, daughter and heir of Sir Edmund Ingaldesthorpe, of Borough Green,

co. Cambridge. Sir Edmund was son and heir of Sir Thomas Ingaldesthorpe by Margaret, daughter and heir of

Sir Walter de la Pole by Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Bradestone, who married Adela de Burgh.

The four quarters of the escutcheon are thus accounted for.


(Plate LXVIII from W H St John Hope: The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter 1348-1485)



Quarterly: 1st and 4th, sub-quarterly, i and iv, Argent three Fusils in fess Gules (Montacute); ii and iii, Or an Eagle displayed Vert beaked and legged Gules (Monthermer); 2nd and 3rd, Gules a Saltire Argent a Label gobonny Argent and Azure (Neville); on an escutcheon of pretence: Quarterly: 1st, Argent a Quarter Or thereon a Rose Gules (Bradestone); 2nd, Gules a Cross engrailed Argent (Ingaldesthorpe); 3rd, Azure on a Fess between three Leopards' Faces Or a Ring Azure for difference (de la Pole); 4th, Argent on a Fess dancetty Sable three Bezants (de Burgh); in the upper part of the shield a Gimmel Ring Argent and Azure for difference


Within a Ducal Coronet a Griffin sejeant with wings displayed Or holding in the beak a Gimmel Ring Argent and Azure for difference



John [Neville], 1st Baron Montagu later 1st Earl of Northumberland later 1st Marquess of Montagu, KG

3rd son of Richard [Neville], jure uxoris 5th Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Alice Montacute, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, only child by his first wife of Thomas [Montacute], 4th Earl of Salisbury


c. 1431


25 Apr 1457 Isabel/Elizabeth Ingaldesthorpe (mar. (2) 25 Apr 1472 Sir William Norreys;  d. 20 May 1476; bur. with her first husband at Bisham Abbey), dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edmund Ingaldesthorpe, of Borough Green, co. Cambridge, by his wife Joan Tiptoft, sister and cohrss. in her issue of John [Tiptoft], 1st Earl of Worcester, and 2nd dau. by his second wife of John [Tiptoft], 1st Baron Tiptoft


1. George Neville, later 1st Duke of Bedford later 2nd Marquess of Montagu

2. John Neville (bur. at Salston, co. Cambridge)

1. Lady Anne Neville, mar. Sir William Stonor, of Stonor, co. Oxford, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Neville (dsps. Sep 1517; bur. with her first husband in the Church of the Black Friars by Ludgate, London), mar. (1) bef. 1447 Thomas [le Scrope], 6th Baron Scrope of Masham, and (2) after 22 Oct 1494 as his second wife Sir Henry Wentworth, de jure 4th Baron le Despencer, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Margaret Neville, mar. (1) Sir John Mortimer, and (2) bef. 7 Feb 1506/7 (declared void c. 1507) Charles [Brandon], 1st Duke of Suffolk

4. Lady Lucy Neville, mar. (1) Sir Thomas FitzWilliam, of Aldwarke, co. York, and (2) Sir Anthony Browne, of Cowdray Park, co. Sussex, Standard Bearer to King Henry VII, and had issue by both husbands

5. Lady Isabel Neville, mar. Sir William Huddleston, of Salston, co. Cambridge, and had issue


14 Apr 1471 (bur. at Bisham Abbey)


by writ 23 May 1461 Baron Montagu

27 May 1464 Earl of Northumberland (resigned 25 Mar 1470)

25 Mar 1470 Marquess of Montagu

suc. by





George [Neville], 1st Duke of Bedford later 2nd Marquess of Montagu


c. 1461


4 May 1483


v.p. 5 Jan 1469/70 Duke of Bedford


he was created Duke of Bedford in anticipation of his betrothal to the Lady Elizabeth, eldest daughter of King Edward IV; he was degraded from all his peerage honours by Act of Parliament Mar 1477/8 on the grounds that he lacked the estate to support the dignity of a Peer of the Realm


On the degradation of the Duke of Bedford all his peerage titles became extinct


 First written 11 Jun 2010



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