Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury

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Lady Alice Montacute
5th Countess of Salisbury
Spouse(s) Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury

Issue

Joan Neville, Countess of Arundel
Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
Alice Neville, Baroness FitzHugh
John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu
George Neville, archbishop of York
Eleanor Neville, Countess of Derby
Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings
Thomas Neville
Margaret Neville, Countess of Oxford
Noble family Montacute (by birth)
Neville (by marriage)
Father Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury
Mother Eleanor Holland
Born 1407
England
Died Before 9 December 1462
Buried Bisham Abbey

Alice Montacute (1407 – bef. 9 December 1462) was an English noblewoman and the suo jure 5th Countess of Salisbury, 6th Baroness Monthermer, and 7th and 4th Baroness Montacute, having succeeded to the titles in 1428. Her husband, Richard Neville became 5th Earl of Salisbury by right of his marriage to Alice.

Marriage and children[edit]

Alice was born in 1407, the daughter and only legitimate child, of Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, and Eleanor Holland, who was the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, and Lady Alice FitzAlan. The latter was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, and Eleanor of Lancaster.

In 1420, she married Richard Neville, who became the 5th Earl of Salisbury by right of his wife on the death of her father Thomas Montacute in 1428. Alice was thereafter styled as Countess of Salisbury.

The principal seat of the family was at Bisham Manor in Berkshire although their lands lay chiefly around Christchurch in Hampshire and Wiltshire.

She died some time before 9 December 1462 and was buried in the Montacute Mausoleum at Bisham Abbey.

Alice and Richard had ten children who survived infancy:[1]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Baldwin. The Kingmaker's Sisters: Six Powerful Women in the Wars of the Roses, History Press, 1 August 2009.
  2. ^ Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families, Genealogical Publishing, 2005. pg 341. Google eBooks
  3. ^ a b Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry, Genealogical Publishing, 2005. pg xxxii, 402, 576, 815.

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Montacute
Baroness Montagu
1428-1462
Succeeded by
Richard Neville
Preceded by
Thomas Montacute
Baroness Monthermer
1428-1462
Succeeded by
Richard Neville
Preceded by
Thomas Montacute
Countess of Salisbury
1428-1462
Succeeded by
Richard Neville