Katherine Neville, Duchess of Norfolk

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Lady Katherine Neville
Duchess of Norfolk
Countess Beaumont
Spouse John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk
Thomas Strangeways
John, Viscount Beaumont
John Woodville


John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk
Joan Strangeway
Catherine Strangeway
Noble family House of Neville
Father Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland
Mother Joan Beaufort
Born c. 1400
Died Aft. 1483

Katherine Neville or Catherine de Neville (born c. 1400 – died after 1483[1]) was the eldest daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (1364–1425), and Joan Beaufort (c. 1379-1440), daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, by his mistress (later, 3rd wife) Katherine Swynford.[2]

On 12 January 1412, Katherine was married at the age of 12 to John Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1392–1432). Their only known child was John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1415–1461).

Katherine married for a second time to Thomas Strangeways (c. 1395-before 1442) [3] - they had 2 daughters:

She married for a third time to John, Viscount Beaumont, who was killed in 1460.

Her fourth and last marriage was infamous, known by contemporaries as the "diabolical marriage"[1] - she married John Woodville, brother of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV. He was 19 years old at the time of their marriage - she was 65. Nonetheless, she survived even him; he was executed in 1469 during the brief period of time that her nephew Richard, Earl of Warwick, usurped the authority of the crown. Whether or not she was forced into this final marriage against her will is unclear. She was still alive in 1483, having survived all her children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Neville family
  2. ^ Green., 82
  3. ^ Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families, Genealogical Publishing Com, 2004
  4. ^ Bruce Harrison, The Family Forest Descendants of Lady Joan Beaufort, Millisecond Publishing Company, Inc, pp 15, 34
  5. ^ Descent of Herbert Clark Hoover from Edward III


  • thepeerage Accessed December 13, 2008
  • Neville family Accessed December 13, 2008
  • Green, Mary Anne Everett. Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain, From the Commencement of the Twelfth Century to the Close of the Reign of Queen Mary. London: H. Colburn, 1846. googlebooks Retrieved December 13, 2008
  • Oxford History of England, 1399–1485, 485ff.