George NEVILLE

(3rd B. Abergavenny)

Born: 1469 / Jul 1483, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Acceeded: 1492

Died: 13 Jun 1535/6, Birling, Kentshire, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter.

Father: George NEVILLE (2 B. Abergavenny)

Mother: Margaret FENNE

Married 1: Joan FITZALAN (B. Abergavenny) ABT 1494, Arundel, Sussex, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth NEVILLE

2. Jane NEVILLE

Married 2: Margaret BRENT (B. Abergavenny) 1505, Charing, Kent, England

Married 3: Mary STAFFORD (B. Abergavenny) ABT Jun 1519, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Children:

3. Catherine NEVILLE

4. Margaret NEVILLE

5. John NEVILLE (b. ABT 1524)

6. Mary NEVILLE (B. Dacre of the South)

7. Dorothy NEVILLE

8. Ursula NEVILLE

9. Henry NEVILLE (4 B. Abergavenny)

10. Thomas NEVILLE (b. ABT 1532)

Married 4: Mary BROOKE (B. Abergavenny) ABT 1534, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales



Son of George Neville, second Lord of Abergavenny, by his wife, Margaret Fenne, dau. of Sir Hugh Fenne. Eldest brother of Sir Edward Neville of Addington, the great friend and favorite of Henry VIII.

He was invested as a Knight of the Bath on 4 Jul 1483, at the coronation of King Richard III. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Abergavenny on 20 Sep 1492.

A favourite of Henry VII for whom he fought against the Cornish rebels at Blackheath 17 Jun 1497. He held the office of Constable of Dover Castle. He held the office of Chief Larderer at the coronation of Henry VIII in 1509. On 18 Dec 1512 Henry VIII granted him the castle and lands of Abergavenny. He held the office of Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1513. He was invested as a Knight of the Garter on 23 Apr 1513. He held the office of Keeper of Ashdown Forest in 1515. He was invested as a Privy Councillor in 1516.

From 1521 to 1522 he was imprisoned on suspicion of conspiring with his father-in-law, the Duke of Buckingham. He held the office of Chief Larderer at the coronation of Anne Boleyn in 1533.

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He died circa 1535. He was buried at Birling, Kent, England, although his heart was buried at Mereworth. His will (dated 4 Jun 1535) was probated on 24 Jan 1535/6.

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