Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk

Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk

Infobox British Royalty|royal

name =Elizabeth of York
title =Duchess of Suffolk

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spouse =John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk
issue =John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln
Geoffrey de la Pole
Edward de la Pole
Elizabeth de la Pole
Edmund de la Pole
Dorothy de la Pole
Humphrey de la Pole
Anne de la Pole
Katherine de la Pole
William de la Pole
Richard de la Pole
titles =The Duchess of Suffolk
Lady Elizabeth of York
royal house =House of York
father =Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
mother =Cecily Neville
date of birth = birth date|1444|4|22|df=yes
place of birth = Rouen, Normandy
date of death = January 1503 (aged 59)
place of death = Wingfield, Suffolk|

Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk (April 22, 1444, Rouen – after January, 1503, Wingfield, Suffolk) was the sixth child and third daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville.

She was a younger sister of Anne of York, Edward IV of England and Edmund, Earl of Rutland. She was also an older sister of Margaret of York, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence and Richard III of England.


Sometime before February 1458, Elizabeth was married to John de la Pole. John was the eldest son of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk and Alice Chaucer. His maternal grandparents were Thomas Chaucer and Maud Burghersh.

Her father-in-law had served as the principal power behind the throne for Henry VI of England from 1447 to 1450. His three years in this position saw the near-complete loss of the English possessions in northern France, towards the end of Hundred Years' War. Suffolk could not avoid taking the fall for the failure. He had been imprisoned in the Tower of London and had been attainted. Consequently John had not succeeded to his titles when his father was executed on 2 May 1450.

Her older brother Edward IV of England restored his brother-in-law to the title of Duke of Suffolk in 1463. She remainer the Duchess of Suffolk until his death in 1491/1492. They were settled in Wingfield Suffolk.

She survived her husband by almost a decade. She is last mentioned alive in January, 1503. She was mentioned being deceased by May, 1504. Her death is placed in the sixteen months in between the two reports.


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1= 1. Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk
2= 2. Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York
3= 3. Cecily Neville
4= 4. Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge
5= 5. Anne de Mortimer
6= 6. Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland
7= 7. Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland
8= 8. Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York
9= 9. Isabella of Castile, Duchess of York
10= 10. Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March
11= 11. Alianore de Holland
12= 12. John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby
13= 13. Maud Percy
14= 14. John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
15= 15. Katherine Swynford
16= 16. Edward III of England
17= 17. Philippa of Hainault
18= 18. Peter of Castile
19= 19. María de Padilla
20= 20. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March
21= 21. Philippa Plantagenet, 5th Countess of Ulster
22= 22. Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent
23= 23. Alice FitzAlan
24= 24. Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby
25= 25. Alice de Audley
26= 26. Henry de Percy, 2nd Baron Percy
27= 27. Idoine de Clifford
28= 28. = 16. Edward III of England
29= 29. = 17. Philippa of Hainault
30= 30. Paen de Roet


In 1460, she married Suffolk. They were parents of the following children:
*John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (c.1462 - June 16 1487). Designated heir to his maternal uncle Richard III of England. He married Lady Margaret FitzAlan. No issue.
*Geoffrey de la Pole (b. 1464), died young.
*Edward de la Pole (1466-1485). Archdeacon of Richmond.
*Elizabeth de la Pole (c.1468 - 1489), married to Henry Lovel, Lord Morley. No issue. [cite web |url=http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I17266|publisher= Ancestry.com|title= Elizabeth de la Pole|accessdate=2008-03-21 ]
*Edmund de la Pole, 6th Earl of Suffolk, (1471 - April 30 1513), (beheaded).
*Dorothy de la Pole (b.1472), died young.
*Humphrey de la Pole (1474-1513), in Holy Orders.
*Anne de la Pole (1476-1495), Nun.
*Katherine de la Pole (c.1477 - 1513), married to William, 5th Lord Stourton. No issue. [cite web |url=http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I17264|publisher= Ancestry.com|title= Katherine de la Pole|accessdate=2008-03-21 ]
*William de la Pole, Knt., of Wingfield, (1478-1539). William was kept in the Tower of London, his date of death is generally regarded as being during late 1539, either October or November. Married Katherine de Stourton, no issue. [cite web |url=http://www.links.org/links-cgi/readged?/home/ben/camilla-genealogy/current+c-pole37071+2-2-0-1|publisher= Links.org|title= William de la Pole|accessdate=2008-03-21 ] [cite web |url=http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I17261|publisher= Ancestry.com|title= William de la Pole|accessdate=2008-03-21 ]
*Richard de la Pole (1480-February 24 1525), at the battle of Pavia, 'Pretender' for the English Crown.


External links

* [http://www.e-familytree.net/f12990.htm#f9654 A listing of the children of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York]

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