John Talbot, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury

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John Talbot, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl of Waterford, 9th Baron Talbot, KG (12 December 1448 – 28 June 1473) was an English nobleman. He also held the subsidiary titles of 12th Baron Strange of Blackmere and 8th Baron Furnival. Although a soldier and an administrator, he was described by William of Worcester as 'more devoted to literature and the muses, than to politics and arms'.

Family Origins[edit]

He was the son of John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury and Lady Elizabeth Butler.[1]

His maternal grandparents were James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde and Joan Beauchamp. Joan was a daughter of William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and Joan Arundel. The senior Joan was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth de Bohun. Elizabeth was a daughter of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton.

Career[edit]

John Talbot succeeded as Third Earl on 10 July 1460. He was knighted on 17 February 1460-1 after the Second Battle of St Albans. He fought at the Battle of Towton 1461.[2]

He was also an administrator. He was Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer for Yorkshire, Cumberland, Westmorland and the City of York in 1469 and of Shropshire in 1470. He was appointed chief justice of North Wales on 11 September 1471.

On 6 February 1471-2 he was made special commissioner to treat with Scotland, and again on 16 May 1473.[3]

Marriage and Family[edit]

John married Catherine Stafford, daughter of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Anne Neville.[4] Anne was a daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. They had three children:

John died on 28 June 1473 in Coventry and was buried in the Lady chapel at Worksop Priory in Nottingham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thepeerage.com/p1229.htm#i12286
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/johntalbot3.htm
  4. ^ http://www.rotherhamweb.co.uk/h/shrewsbury.htm
Political offices
Preceded by
The 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury
Lord High Steward of Ireland
1460–1473
Succeeded by
The 4th Earl of Shrewsbury
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Talbot
Earl of Shrewsbury
1460–1473
Succeeded by
George Talbot
Baron Talbot
1460–1473
Baron Strange of Blackmere
1460–1473
Baron Furnivall
1460–1473
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Talbot
Earl of Waterford
1460–1473
Succeeded by
George Talbot