Edward IV, King of England

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Edward IV, King of England, son of Sir Richard Plantagenet, K.G., 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville, was born at Rouen, Normandy, France, 28 April 1442.1,2,3 He died at Westminster, London, England, 9 April 1483.4,2

Edward married, as her 2nd husband, Elizabeth Wydeville, whose ancestry is not traced here, at the manor house of the bride's father, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England, 1 May 1464.4,2

Edward also had a number of mistresses: known, unknown, or suspected. Among those named are:
     Alice and/or Elizabeth Wayte
     Maud Fitzlewis
     Katherine Clavenger

Edward Edward apparently never acknowledged his illegitimate children. Given the uncertainty, their mothers are not assigned. Other than Margaret and Arthur (proven by other records), the remaining children are alleged.5,6

For more information about Edward IV, King of England, please see this Wikipedia article.

Family 1

  • Sir Arthur Plantagenet, K.G., 6th Viscount Lisle6 d. 3 Mar 1541/42
  • Elizabeth (…)6
  • Grace (…)6
  • Isabel Mylbery6
  • Mary (…)6
  • Margaret Plantagenet+7 b. abt. 1462

Family 2

Elizabeth Wydeville b. abt. 1437, d. 8 Jun 1492
  • Elizabeth Plantagenet8 b. 11 Feb 1465/66, d. 11 Feb 1503
  • Mary Plantagenet8 b. Aug 1467, d. 23 May 1482
  • Lady Cecily Plantagenet8 b. 20 Mar 1468/69, d. 24 Aug 1507
  • Edward V, King of England8 b. 4 Nov 1470, d. aft. 1483
  • Margaret Plantagenet8 b. 19 Apr 1472, d. 11 Dec 1472
  • Sir Richard Plantagenet, K.G., K.B.8 b. 17 Aug 1473, d. aft. 1483
  • Lady Anne Plantagenet8 b. 2 Nov 1475, d. 23 Nov 1511
  • George Plantagenet8 b. Mar 1477, d. Mar 1477
  • Lady Katherine Plantagenet8 b. abt. 14 Aug 1479, d. 15 Nov 1527
  • Lady Bridget Plantagenet8 b. 10 Nov 1480, d. bef. 1513
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  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 5:459 (York 13), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S1972] Neil D. Thompson and Charles M. Hansen, The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage [Twelve Generations] (Saline, Michigan: McNaughton & Gunn, 2012), #142, further cited as Thompson and Hansen, The Ancestry of Charles II.
  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), 12(2):909, further cited as CP.
  4. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:460 (York 13).
  5. [S748] Brad Verity, "Identifying Mistresses: Just Who Slept With Edward IV?", soc.genealogy.medieval, newsgroup, 6 Nov 2013, https://groups.google.com/g/soc.genealogy.medieval, accessed Feb 2019.
  6. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:467-470 (York 13).
  7. [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."
  8. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 5:461-467 (York 13.i-x).