Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick

For the Duchess of Warwick's aunt, see Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Lady Cecily Neville
Duchess of Warwick
Countess of Worcester
Bornc. 1425[1][2]
Died26 July 1450[3]
Noble familyHouse of Neville
Spouse(s)Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick
m. 1434; dec. 1446
John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester
m. 1449; wid. 1450
FatherRichard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury
MotherAlice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury

Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick, Countess of Worcester (c.1425 – 26 July 1450) was a daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury. Her siblings included Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick; John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu; George Neville, (Archbishop of York and Chancellor of England); Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings; and Alice Neville, Baroness FitzHugh.

She was most likely named after her paternal aunt, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York.[2] Her first cousins included Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter; Edmund, Earl of Rutland; Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk; Margaret of York; George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence; and Kings Edward IV and Richard III.

She first married Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick, and the only King of the Isle of Wight (as well as of Jersey and Guernsey). Their only daughter was Lady Anne Beauchamp, who was allowed to succeed as suo jure 15th Countess of Warwick. Upon the death of the 15th Countess, the title was inherited by her paternal aunt, also named Lady Anne. Lady Anne married Cecily's brother, Richard Neville, who would become jure uxoris 16th Earl of Warwick.

Her second husband was John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester. They had no children.

She is buried with her first husband, the Duke of Warwick, in Tewkesbury Abbey.[4]


Ancestors of Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick
16. Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby
8. John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby
17. Alice Audley
4. Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland
18. Henry de Percy, 2nd Baron Percy
9. Hon. Maud Percy
19. Idoine de Clifford
2. Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury
20. Edward III of England
10. John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
21. Philippa of Hainault
5. Lady Joan Beaufort
22. Payne Roet
11. Katherine Swynford
1. Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick
24. John de Montacute, 1st Baron Montacute
12. John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury
25. Margaret de Monthermer, 3rd Baroness de Monthermer
6. Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury
26. Sir Adam Francis
13. Maud Francis
27. Alice Champneis
3. Alice Neville, 5th Countess of Salisbury
28. Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent
14. Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent
29. Joan, Princess of Wales, 4th Countess of Kent
7. Lady Eleanor Holland
30. Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel
15. Lady Alice FitzAlan
31. Eleanor of Lancaster


  1. ^ The eldest child of the Salisbury's, Lady Joan (later Countess of Arundel) was born before 2 November 1424. Lady Cecily, the second child, was followed by Richard Neville (later, 16th Earl of Warwick) in 1428. Cecily is noted to be born shortly after Joan in Baldwin's The Kingmaker's Sisters.
  2. ^ a b David Baldwin. The Kingmaker’s Sisters: Six Powerful Women in the Wars of the Roses, The History Press; First Edition, 1 August 2009.
  3. ^ Michael Hicks. Warwick, the Kingmaker, John Wiley & Sons, 15 April 2008. pg 47.
  4. ^ G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 845.



Year 1450 (MCDL) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

1450s in England

Events from the 1450s in England.

Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury

Alice Montagu (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 Montagu, having succeeded to the titles in 1428. Her husband, Richard Neville became 5th Earl of Salisbury by right of his marriage to Alice.

Alice Neville

Alice Neville, Baroness FitzHugh (c. 1430 – after 22 November 1503) was the wife of Henry FitzHugh, 5th Baron FitzHugh. She is best known for being the great-grandmother of Queen consort Catherine Parr and her siblings, Anne and William, as well as one of the sisters of Warwick the 'Kingmaker'. Her family was one of the oldest and most powerful families of the North. They had a long-standing tradition of military service and a reputation for seeking power at the cost of the loyalty to the crown as was demonstrated by her brother, the Earl of Warwick.

John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester

John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester KG (8 May 1427 – 18 October 1470) was an English nobleman and scholar, Lord High Treasurer, Lord High Constable and Deputy Governor of Ireland. He was known as "the Butcher of England".

July 26

July 26 is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year.

Tewkesbury Abbey

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury, (commonly known as Tewkesbury Abbey), in the English county of Gloucestershire, is a parish church and a former Benedictine monastery. It is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain, and has probably the largest Romanesque crossing tower in Europe.

Tewkesbury had been a centre for worship since the 7th century, becoming a priory in the 10th. The present building was started in the early 12th century. It was unsuccessfully used as a sanctuary in the Wars of the Roses. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries it became the parish church for the town. George Gilbert Scott led Restoration in the late 19th century. The church and churchyard within the abbey precincts includes tombs and memorials to many of the aristocracy of the area.

Services have been high church but now include Parish Eucharist, choral Mass and Evensong. These are accompanied by one of the church's three organs and choirs. There is a ring of twelve bells, hung for change ringing.

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