Margaret Plantagenet

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Margaret Plantagenet illegitimate daughter of Edward IV, King of England, was born probably about 1462.1

Margaret married Thomas Lumley, Esq., M.P., son of Sir George Lumley, Knt., M.P., 3rd Lord Lumley and Elizabeth Thornton, before 1477.2,3,4,5

Commonly seen as Elizabeth, Richardson explains that her name was Margaret.

Verity shows that Margaret's mother is unknown, and not the traditional "Elizabeth Wayt" of whom there appear to be no contemporary records. Two likely candidates are an Alice Wayte, mother of Margaret's brother or half-brother, Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle, or perhaps Margaret (Fitzlewis) Lucy, widow of Sir William Lucy, Knt.5,6


Thomas Lumley, Esq., M.P. b. abt. 1458, d. bef. 1503
  • Roger Lumley4
  • Richard Lumley, Lord Lumley7 b. abt. 1477, d. 26 May 1510
  • John Lumley7 b. aft. 1477
  • George Lumley7 b. aft. 1477
  • Anne Lumley7 b. aft. 1477
  • Elizabeth Lumley7 b. aft. 1477
  • Sybil Lumley+4,7 b. bt 1480 - 1490, d. aft. 25 May 1512
This person was last edited on24 Nov 2021


  1. [S1330] Estimated from estimated birth of first known child (1478--age 30 or more at his grandfather's IPM in 1508).
  2. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 5:467 (York 13.i), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  3. [S2054] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage: Or a History of the House of Lords and All Its Members From the Earliest Times: Revised and Much Enlarged (13 in 14 vols., London, England: The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1940), 7:30 (Hylton), further cited as CP.
  4. [S1794] Christopher Challender Child, "A Gratifying Discovery: Connecting Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Bt. of Horden, Durham," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 35-36, further cited as Child, "A Gratifying Discovery."
  5. [S748] Douglas Richardson, "C.P. Correction/Addition: Thomas Lumley, Esquire (died 1502-3), and his wife, Margaret Plantagenet", soc.genealogy.medieval, newsgroup, 30 Oct 2013,, accessed Feb 2019.
  6. [S748] Brad Verity, "Identifying Mistresses: Just Who Slept With Edward IV?", soc.genealogy.medieval, 6 Nov 2013, accessed Feb 2019.
  7. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:468 (York 13.i).