Richard 1st Earl Rivers WYDEVILL Elizabeth Queen of England WOODVILLE John 8th Lord of Knockin LE STRANGE Joan 9th Lady Strange of Knockin LE STRANGE Jacquetta DE LUXEMBOURG Mini tree diagram

Jacquette Baroness Strange WOODVILLE4,5,6,1,2,3

about 14451,2 - 15091,2

Life History

about 1445

Born in Grafton, Northamptonshire, England.1,2

27th Mar 1450

Married John 8th Lord of Knockin LE STRANGE.4,2,6

about 1463

Birth of daughter Joan 9th Lady Strange of Knockin LE STRANGE.7,3

16th Oct 1479

Death of John 8th Lord of Knockin LE STRANGE.4




Buried in St John the Baptist Church, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England.2,3


  • "Jacquetta Woodville (1445-1509), married John le Strange, 8th BaronStrange of Knockin."
    --  Wikiedia,

    The French form, which would be favored by the Plantagenet line, wasJaquette.

    Jaquetta's mother was Jaquetta of Luxembourg.  Her father wasJaquetta's second husband, after her first husband died befre they hadany children.  Jaquetta of Luxembourg married Sir Richard de Wydeville(Woodville).

    First marriage
    On 22 April 1433 at age 17, Jacquetta married John of Lancaster, 1stDuke of Bedford at Therouenne. The Duke was the third son of KingHenry IV of England and Mary de Bohun, and thus the grandson of Johnof Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, himself the third son of Edward III.

    Jacquetta was a fourth cousin, twice removed of Sigismund ofLuxembourg, the reigning Holy Roman Emperor, and King of Bohemia andHungary.

    The marriage was childless and the Duke died on 15 September 1435 atRouen. In Philippa Gregory's novel The White Queen Jacquetta isreferred to as 'Jaquetta Rivers' but in fact and as was customary atthe time, after her second marriage Jacquetta retained the title ofher first husband and was always known as the Duchess of Bedford, thisbeing a higher title to that of countess.

    Second marriage
    Sir Richard Woodville, son of Sir Richard Wydevill who had served asthe late Duke's chamberlain, was commissioned by Henry VI of Englandto bring the young widow to England. During the journey, the couplefell in love and married in secret (before 23 March 1437), withoutseeking the king's permission. Jacquetta had been granted dower landsfollowing her first husband's death on condition that she did notre-marry without a royal licence. On learning of the marriage, HenryVI refused to see them but was mollified by the payment of a fine of£1000. The marriage was long and very fruitful: Jacquetta and Richardhad fourteen children, including the future Queen Consort ElizabethWoodville. She lost her first-born son Lewis to a fever when he was 12years old.

    By the mid-1440s, the Woodvilles were in a powerful position.Jacquetta was related to both King Henry and Queen Margaret bymarriage. Her sister, Isabelle de Saint Pol, married Margaret's uncleCharles du Maine while Jacquetta was the widow of Henry VI's uncle.She outranked all ladies at Court with the exception of the Queen.  Asa personal favourite, she also enjoyed special privileges andinfluence at court.  Margaret influenced Henry to create RichardWoodville Baron Rivers in 1448, and he was a prominent partisan of theHouse of Lancaster as the Wars of the Roses began.

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Jacquetta Wydvile
    Gender Female
    Spouse Name John Strange

    About Jacquetta Woodville, Baroness Strange

    Jacquetta Woodville was born in 1444/45.1 She was the daughter ofRichard Wydevill, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta de Luxembourg.1 Shemarried John IX Lestrange, 8th Lord Strange (of Knokyn), son ofRichard Lestrange, on 27 March 1450.3 She died in 1509.

    Child of Jacquetta Woodville and John IX Lestrange, 8th Lord Strange(of Knokyn):
    Joan Lestrange, Baroness Strange+ b. c 1463, d. 20 Mar 1513/14.Married Sir George Stanley, Lord Strange (of Knokyn)

    Jacquetta Woodville, Baroness Strange's Timeline
    1444 Birth of Jacquetta Grafton, Nrthamptonshire, England
    April 1463, Age 19 Birth of Joan Stanley, 10th Baroness Strange ofKnockin, Knockin, Shropshire, England
    1509 Death of Jacquetta 1509, Age 65
    Burial of Jacquetta Hillingdon, Middlesex, England

    Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London,U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 124.
    Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to DarrylRoger Lundy, 2 December 2008.
    [S37] Volume 3, page 3474. See link for full details for this source:
    --  "Jacquetta Woodville, Baroness Strange (c.1444 - 1509),"

    Lady Jacquette Wydeville Lestrange
    Birth unknown
    Death unknown

    Richard Woodville (1405 - 1469)
    Jacquette De Luxembourg Woodville (1416 - 1472)
    Spouse John Lestrange (1444 - 1479)
    Daughter Joan Lestrange Stanley (1463 - 1514)
    Anne Wydville Grey (____ - 1489)
    Elizabeth Wydville Woodville (1437 - 1492) (Half-sibling)
    Catherine Woodville (1458 - 1497)

    Sub hac tumba jacet nobilis Joannes Dominus Le Strange, Dominus deKnocking, Mohun, Wasset, Warnell et Lacy, et Dominus de Colham; unacum pictura Jagnettae quondam uxoris suae, quae quidem Jagnetta suitsoror Elizabethae Reginae Angliae quondam uxoris Edwardi Quarti, quiquidem Joannes obiit 15 die Octobris, anno Regni Edwardi Quarti 17;quam quidem tumbam Johanna Domina Le Strange, una cum picturaJagnettae ex sumptibus suis propriis sieri fecit, 1509.
    Note: Monumental Brass

    Burial St John the Baptist Churchyard, Hillingdon, London Borough ofHillingdon,Greater London, England, in the Chancel

    Created by Todd Whitesides Jan 18, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #103742650,


  • 1. Wikipedia
  • 2. Geni
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. Le Strange Family Genealogy -- TudorPlace
  • 5. Le Strange Website - No Longer Online
  • 6. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • 7. Le Strange Website - No Longer Online
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