Richard 1st Earl Rivers WYDEVILL John Lord Ferrers of Groby GREY Edward IV King of England YORK Jacquette Baroness Strange WOODVILLE Jacquetta DE LUXEMBOURG Mini tree diagram

Elizabeth Queen of England WOODVILLE1,1,2

about 14371,2 - 8th Jun 14921,2

Life History

about 1437

Born in Grafton Regis, South Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England.1,2

about 1452

Married John Lord Ferrers of Groby GREY.1,2

17th Feb 1460/1

Death of John Lord Ferrers of Groby GREY in St Albans, England.1,3,2

1st May 1464

Married Edward IV King of England YORK.1,1

9th Apr 1483

Death of Edward IV King of England YORK in Westminster, London, England.1,3,4

8th Jun 1492

Died in Bermondsey Abbey, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England.1,2

after 8th Jun 1492

Buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England.2


  • Elizabeth Woodville
    b abt 1437 - d 8 June 1492
    Spouse 1 Sir John Grey mar abt 1452, died 1461
    Edward IV of England mar 1464,  died 1483
    Queen consort of England, Crowned 26 May 1465
    --  Read Tiger,

    The medieval spelling of the family name was Wydville.

    England, Extracted Parish and Court Records
    England, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Woodville, relict of SirJohn Grey, Queen Consort of King Edward 4th, Co-Founder of Queen'sCollege. Clar. 1465. (Engl. Worth. 535; Carter's Cambridge 175; MSS.)

    Elizabeth Wydville Woodville
    Birth 1437 Grafton Regis, South Northamptonshire Borough,Northamptonshire, England
    Death Jun 8, 1492 Bermondsey, London Borough of Southwark, GreaterLondon, England

    British monarch, Queen consort of King Edward IV. The eldest daughterof Sir Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. She married JohnGrey, a Lancastrian knight, in 1452. She had two sons by thismarriage. Grey was killed at St Albans in 1461. She secretly marriedEdward, the Yorkist claimant to the throne, on May 1, 1464. She wascrowned on 26 May 1465, the first commoner (though well-blooded) tobecome Queen. Elizabeth was beautiful, but selfish and calculating,demanding favors, grand marriages, and titles for her family members.She bore 10 children, 2 sons and 5 daughters survived to adulthood.

    When Edward died suddenly in 1483, all of their children were declaredillegitimate, their two sons were held in the Tower of London (thePrinces in the Tower), and Richard III took the throne. Elizabeth thenconspired with the Lancastrians, promising Henry Tudor her daughterElizabeth of York in marriage if he could take the throne fromRichard. When Henry VII became King, all of her children werelegitimized once more. Now simply Dame Elizabeth Grey, she retired toBermondsey Abbey, where she died at the age of 56.
    (bio by: Kristen Conrad)

    Richard Woodville (1405 - 1469)
    Jacquetta Luxembourg Woodville (1415 - 1472)
    John Grey (1432 - 1461)
    King Edward IV (1442 - 1483)

    Thomas de Grey (1456 - 1501)
    Richard Grey (1459 - 1483)
    Elizabeth of York (1465 - 1503)
    Mary Plantagenet (1467 - 1482)
    Cecilia Plantagenet (1469 - 1507)
    Edward V (1470 - 1483)
    Margaret Plantagenet (1472 - 1472)
    Richard of Shrewsbury Plantagenet (1473 - 1483)
    Perkin Warbeck (1473 - 1499)
    Anne Plantagenet Howard (1475 - 1511)
    George Plantagenet (1477 - 1479)
    Catherine Plantagenet Courtenay (1479 - 1527)
    Bridget Plantagenet (1480 - 1517)

    Jacquette Wydeville Lestrange (Half-sibling)
    Anne Wydville Grey (____ - 1489) (Half-sibling)
    Catherine Woodville (1458 - 1497) (Half-sibling)

    Burial St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead RoyalBorough, Berkshire, England, Plot Altar

    Maintained by Find A Grave, Originally Created by Kristen Conrad Feb12, 2004
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #8382021,


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