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Edward Neville
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ABT 1471 Abergavenny
Margaret FENNE
Eleanor Windsor ABT 1516 Stanwell, Middlesex, ENG
Katherine Neville
Born: ABT 1522
Died: 1592
8 DEC 1538 Tower Hill, London, ENG; beheaded aged 67
3rd son; knight 1513; of Addington Park, Kent; Sewer (official overseer's service) of King Henry VIII's household; beheaded; DNB. Gentleman of the Chamber and Master of the Buckhounds 1516; King's Standard Bearer 1531; Constable of Leeds Castle 1534; convicted of high treason for promoting the interests of his cousin Cardinal Reginald Pole.

He was charged with "devising to maintain, promote, and advance one Reginald Pole, late Dean of Exeter, enemy of the King, beyond the sea, and to deprive the King". (Reginald Pole was a Catholic exile and a second cousin once removed of Nevill who wrote a treatise condemning Henry VIII and his divorce of Katherine of Aragon. Reginald Pole was later to become Archbishop of Canterbury under Mary I).

The people beheaded for maintaining treasonable connections with Cardinal Reginald Pole, who had left the country were Edward Neville, Henry Courtenay, Marquis of Exeter and Henry Pole, Baron Montague (Reginald's brother), (beheaded in 1538), Nicholas Carew, Adrian Fortescue and Thomas Dingley in 1539, and Reginald Pole's mother, Margaret Pole, the Countess of Salisbury, was executed barbarously in 1541. Reginald's other brother, Geffrey, and Courtenay's wife, Gertrude, originally condemned with the others, were later released.

1. "The Life and Raigne of King Henry the Eighth". Written By the Right Honourable Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury. (London, Printed by E.G. for Thomas Whitaker, and are to be sold at his shop, at the Kings Arms in Pauls Church-yard. 1649, fol., pp. 10+575+7.)


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