Margaret BEAUFORT, Duchess Of Suffolk[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female 1443 - 1509  (66 years)


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  • Name Margaret BEAUFORT  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Suffix Duchess Of Suffolk 
    Born 31 May 1443  Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 10
    Gender Female 
    Duchess of Suffolk , , Suffolkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8, 11
    Died 29 Jun 1509  Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 10, 12
    Buried Abbot's House, Cheyney Gates, Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Person ID I7682  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Mother Margaret De BEAUCHAMP,   b. Abt 1412, Bletsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Jul 1482, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1442  2ND Husband 1St Wife Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 13
    Family ID F6887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John De LA POLE, 2nd Duke Of Suffolk,   b. 27 Sep 1442, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Oct 1492, Wingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Bef 7 Feb 1449-1450  1st Husband 1St Wife - Divorced By 24 Mar 1452/3 Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 14
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas STANLEY, Earl Of Derby,   b. 1435, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1504, Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Bef Nov 1482  [3, 4
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Margaret Beaufort, b. Apr 1441, d. 5 July 1509; m. (1) 1455 Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, d. 1 Nov 1456, son of Sir Owen Tudor & Katharine, Princess of France, Queen-Dowager of England & widow of Henry VI; m. (2) c 1459, Henry Stafford, dsp 1481, 3rd son of Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, KG; m. (3) 1482/3, as his 2nd wife, Thomas Stanley, d. 5 July 1509, Earl of Derby. [Magna Charta Sureties]

      Note: MCS chooses to ignore Margaret's 1st marriage; but that's OK, because she was divorced from it when she was only 9-10 years old. MCS also seems to have made a mistake on Thomas Stanley's death date, giving him the same death date as Margaret. Burke's Peerage, p. 816, states that Thomas Stanley died 29 July 1504. Both AR & Burke's Peerage seem to mix up Margaret & Thomas's death dates (see below).

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      Margaret [daughter of John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, dspm 27 May 1444, (his younger brother Edmund subsequently became Duke of Somerset under a different creation) by Margaret, daughter of John Beauchamp, of Bletso, by Edith, daughter of Sir John Stourton]; born 31 May 1443; married 1st between 28 Jan & 7 Feb 1449/50 (divorce by 24 Mar 1452/3), as his 1st wife, John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk of the 1448 creation; married 2nd 1455 Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond of the 1452 creation (died 3 Nov 1456), by whom she was mother of Henry VII; married 3rd by 1464 Sir Henry Stafford, 2nd son of 1st Duke of Buckingham of the 1444 creation; married 4th by Oct 1475 1st Earl of Derby [Thomas Stanley], and died 29 July 1504. [Burke's Peerage]

      Note: Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby died 29 July 1504, according to page 816. Also on page 816 is a death date of 29 Jun 1509 for Margaret Beaufort. The above text is misleading from page 220.

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      He [Thomas Stanley] m. 2ndly, in 1482 (before Nov), Margaret, widow of Sir Henry Stafford and before that of Edmund (Tudor), Earl of Richmond, daughter and heir of John (Beaufort), Duke of Somerset, by Margaret, daughter of John (Beauchamp), Lord Beauchamp (of Bleetsoe). He d. 29 July 1504, at Lathom, aged about 69, and was buried with his ancestors at Burscough Priory, co. Lancaster. Will dated 28 July, probated 9 Nov 1504. His widow, who was b. 31 May 1443, at Bletsoe, was the well-known founder of Christ's and St. John's Colleges, Cambridge. She d. 29 June 1509 (three months after the death of her son, Henry VII), in her 67th year, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Will, as "Countess of Richmond and Derby", probated 17 Oct 1512. [Complete Peerage, IV:205-207]

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      Also Note: Her first marriage & divorce with John de la Pole occurred before either of them were more than ten years old. Political alliances must have changed. I note that John's father was much in disgrace about 1450, when he was murdered/executed.

  • Sources 
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