Dear Adalbertus Magna (nice nick by the way) ~
Thank you for your good post.
Below is a copy of the information on Elizabeth Plantagenet, wife of
John de la Pole, K.G., 2nd Duke of Suffolk, found in the manuscript of
my forthcoming book, Plantagenet Ancestry. For your interest, I've
provided all my sources.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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ELIZABETH PLANTAGENET, born at Rouen, Normandy 22 April 1444, baptized
there 22 Sept. 1444. She married before 1 Feb. 1458 (as his 2nd wife)
JOHN DE LA POLE, K.G., 2nd Duke of Suffolk, 2nd Marquess of Suffolk,
Lord De La Pole, Constable of Wallingford Castle, High Steward of
Oxford University, Lieutenant of Ireland, son and heir of William de
la Pole, K.G., 1st Duke of Suffolk, 1st Marquess of Suffolk, Earl of
Pembroke, by his 2nd wife, Alice, daughter and heir of Thomas Chaucer,
of Ewelme, co. Oxford [see STONOR 12]. They had six sons, John, K.B.
[Earl of Lincoln], Edward (clerk) [Canon of Salisbury], Edmund, K.B.,
K.G. [3rd Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquess of Suffolk], Humphrey (clerk),
William, Knt., and Richard, and four daughters, Elizabeth (wife of
Henry Lovel, Knt., 8th Lord Morley), Anne (nun), Katherine (wife of
William Stourton, K.B., 5th Lord Stourton), and Dorothy. He fought as
a Yorkist at the Battles of St. Albans, Ferrybridge, and presumably
Towton, all in 1461. He was Lord High Steward for the Coronation of
his brother-in-law, King Edward IV, in 1461. He took part in the
King's expedition to France in 1475. He was present at the Coronation
of King Richard III in 1483. SIR JOHN DE LA POLE, 2nd Duke of
Suffolk, 2nd Marquess of Suffolk, died between 29 Oct. 1491 and 27
Oct. 1492. His widow, Elizabeth, died between 7 Jan. 1502/3 and 3 May
1504. They were buried at Wingfield, Suffolk. No living descendants.
References: T. Rymer, Fdera 11(1727): 401 (John [de la Pole], Duke
of Suffolk, styled "kinsman" by King Henry VI of England). J.
Dallaway, Hist. of the Western Div. of Sussex 2 Pt. 1 (1832): 150151.
Coll. Top. et Gen. 1 (1834): 297. G.F. Beltz, Memorials of the Most
Noble Order of the Garter (1841): clviii, clxiv, clxix. H.A. Napier,
Hist. Notices of the Parishes of Swyncombe & Ewelme (1858): 108197.
C. de R. de Beaurepaire, Fondations pieuses du duc de Bedford à Rouen
(Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes 34) (1873): 6. J.B. Burke,
Genealogical Hist. of Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct
Peerages (1883): 440442 (sub Pole). C.P.R. 14671477 (1900): 261,
312 (instances of Elizabeth, wife of John, Duke of Suffolk, styled
"king's sister"); 417 (John, Duke of Suffolk, and his mother, Alice,
Duchess of Suffolk, styled "king's kinsfolk"). Papal Regs.: Letters
10 (1915): 472473; 13 Pt. 1 (1955): 272 (son Edward called "nephew"
by Richard III, King of England); 13 Pt. 2 (1955): 714 (son Edward
called "nephew of Edward IV, King of England"). Complete Peerage, 4
(1916): 19, footnote f; 7 (1929): 688690 (sub Lincoln); 9 (1936): 220
(sub Morley); 10 (1945): 567 (sub Pole); 12 Pt. 1 (1953): 304 (sub
Stourton), 448454 (sub Suffolk), Appendix I: 2125. VCH Berkshire 4
(1924): 9192, 461. W. Harvey et al., Vis. of the North 3 (Surtees
Soc. 144) (1930): 25 ("Elizabeth nupta Iohanni duci Suffolcij").
E.A.G. Lamborn, Armorial Glass of the Oxford Diocese 12501850 (1949):
134135. Camden 4th ser. 9 (1972): 209, 224225. Speculum 54 (1979):
528529. R.A. Griffiths, Reign of Henry VI (1981): 679, 707, 841.
The Ricardian 7 (1985): 1825.
Post by Adalbertus Magnus
I encountered a problem with the children of the 2d Duke of Suffolk
and Elizabeth Plantagenet. So far I counted eleven with differing
5)an unnamed son
If anyone has any information on their birth order, their spouses,
titles or the dates of their birth and/or death, I would greatly, greatly