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Sunday, August 24, 2014

1.c.1.f.a.4 Maud/ Robert's, gdaughter Alianore, her dtr Ann de Mortimer m Richard of Conisburgh son Richard father of King Richard III

It is with this family that King Richard III shares his ancestors with ours.

Ann de Mortimer was the second eldest daughter of Alionore and Roger de Mortimer.

Anne de Mortimer, Countess of Cambridge (27 December 1390 – c. 21 September 1411) was the mother of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and the grandmother of King Edward IV and King Richard III.

Anne Mortimer was born at New Forest, Westmeath, one of her family's Irish estates, on 27 December 1390, the eldest of the four children of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, and Lady Eleanor Holland. She had two brothers, Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, and Roger (born 23 April 1393, died c.1413), and a sister, Eleanor, who married Sir Edward de Courtenay (d. 5 December 1419), and had no issue.

Anne Mortimer's mother was the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, and Lady Alice FitzAlan, the daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel, and his second wife, Eleanor, daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, grandson of King Henry III.

Thomas Holland was the grandson and senior heir to Joan of Kent.

County Westmeath (/wɛstˈmð/; Irish: Contae na hIarmhí) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Midlands Region and the province of Leinster. It is named after the ancient Kingdom of Meath (Old Irish: Mide). Westmeath County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 86,164 according to the 2011 census.

Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the territory of the Kingdom of Meath was subsumed into the Lordship of Meath and granted by King Henry II of England, in his capacity as Lord of Ireland, to Hugh de Lacy in 1172. Following the failure of male heirs, the Lordship was split between de Lacy's great-granddaughters. The western part was awarded to Margery and her husband, John de Verdun while the eastern part, centred on Trim, was awarded to Maud.

Anne Mortimer was thus a descendant of Edward I and Henry III through her mother, and more importantly, a descendant of King Edward III through her grandparents, Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, and Philippa of Clarence, daughter of King Edward III's second surviving son, Lionel of Antwerp.

Because King Richard II had no issue, Anne's father, Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, was heir presumptive during his lifetime, and at his death in Ireland on 20 July 1398 his claim to the crown passed to his eldest son, Edmund.

On 30 September 1399, the fortunes of Anne Mortimer and her brothers and sister changed entirely. Richard II was deposed by the Lancastrians led by Henry Bolingbroke, who became King Henry IV and had his own son, the future King Henry V, recognised as heir apparent at his first Parliament. Anne's brothers, Edmund and Roger, were kept in custody by the new King at Windsor and Berkhampstead castles, but were treated honourably, and for part of the time brought up with the King's own children, John and Philippa.

According to Griffiths, Edmund Mortimer's sisters, Anne and Eleanor, who were in the care of their mother until her death in 1405, were not well treated by Henry IV, and were described as 'destitute' after her death.

Marriage and children

In May 1406, Anne married Richard of Conisburgh, the second son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York and his first wife Infanta Isabel, the daughter and coheir of Pedro the Cruel, King of Castile and Leon. The marriage took place without parental consent, and was validated on 23 May 1408 by papal dispensation.

Anne Mortimer and Richard, Earl of Cambridge, had two sons and a daughter:
  • Henry of York.

Anne Mortimer died soon after the birth, on 22 September 1411, of her son, Richard. She was buried at Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, once the site of Kings Langley Palace, perhaps in the conventual church which houses the tombs of her husband's parents, Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, and Isabel of Castile.

After Anne Mortimer's death, Richard, Earl of Cambridge, married Maud Clifford, divorced wife of John Neville, 6th Baron Latimer, and daughter of Thomas de Clifford, 6th Baron de Clifford, but had no issue by her.

This Neville family are once again introduced into line of relatives.

  John de Neville, 5th/6th Lord Latimer (of Corby) was born in 1382. He was the son of John de Neville, 3rd Lord Neville and Elizabeth Latimer, Baroness Latimer (of Corby).

He married Matilda de Clifford, daughter of Thomas de Clifford, 6th Lord Clifford and Elizabeth de Ros, before 24 July 1406
He and Matilda de Clifford were divorced before 1414 due to his impotence ('causa frigiditatis ejusdem').

 Isabel married secondly, before 25 April 1426, the marriage being later validated by papal dispensation, Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex, by whom she had seven sons:

Wlliam was the son of Sir William Bourchier Earl of Ewe or Eu and Anne daughter of Thomas of Woodstok Duke of Gloucester and widow of Edmund Earl of Stafford.
 She is also part of our family having married Edmund de Mortimer and Sir John Holland!

 William                                     b  1433  d  1471
Sir Henry                                   b  1434     d   1458
Sir Humphrey Bourchier             b  1435  d.1471
John Bourchier                                        d   1495 Lord Ferrers of Groby
Sir Thomas,                                b  1440    d   1491
Edward                                      b  1442   d  1460
Fulk,                                          b  1446    d   1446
Isabel                                         b   1449   d    1450

Richard married Lady Cecily Neville  (that Neville family again)

They had the following children

Lady Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter      b 1439   Married Henry de Holland (3rd   Duke of Exeter) Mother of  Lady Ann Holland
King Edward IV


Edward IV King of England              b  1442   d   1483  Married Elizabeth Woodville and had 9 children including the famous Princes in the Tower

Edmund, Earl of Rutland                    b  1443   d   1460

Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk;  b  1444  married John la Pole                    250px-Elizabeth_of_Suffolk

Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy;   b  1446    married Charles (The Bold) of Burgundy de Valois

George, Duke of Clarence;                b  1449  married Isabel Neville

Richard III of England                        b  1452  d 1485  married  Anne Neville

Thomas   no details of these children at this time.

The Neville ladies were sisters.  Their father had 21 children to marry into the most highest of families

King Richard III is our 5th cousin 14 times removed.      

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