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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles

Female 1469 - 1507  (38 years)


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  • Name Cecily of York 
    Suffix Viscountess Welles 
    Born 20 Mar 1469  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Aug 1507  Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9475  Dickinson
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2015 

    Father Edward IV, King of England,   b. 28 Apr 1442, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1483, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Wydeville, Queen Consort of England,   b. Abt 1437, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1492, Bermondsey Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married May 1464  Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • "A covert marriage must have seemed liked a policy to have very few serious risks and a number of positive advantages: this was a bride who could demonstrate Edward's commitment to evenhanded kingship, but whose family was not so grand or proud as to feel they had anything to gain by wrecking his trust." [3]
    Family ID F2561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ralph Scrope, 9th Baron Scrope of Masham,   d. ca. 1515 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F2615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles, KG,   b. ca. 1450, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1499, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Dec 1487  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Welles  [Birth]
     2. Robert Welles  [Birth]
     3. Anne Welles  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F2616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Thomas Kyme 
    Married ca. 1503 
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F4675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1469 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 123.

    2. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 215.
      March 1469.

    3. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 204.

    4. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 75-84.

    5. [S154] The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 259.

    6. [S155] Richard III: England's Black Legend, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 38.