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Eleanor Beaufort

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Name  Eleanor Beaufort
Died  August 16, 1501

Children  Margaret Spencer
Grandchildren  William Carey
Eleanor Beaufort
Role  Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset's daughter
Parents  Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, Eleanor Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset
Siblings  Mary Beaufort, Elizabeth Beaufort, Anne Beaufort, Lady Joan Beaufort, Thomas Beaufort
Similar People  Edmund Beaufort - 2nd Duke, Eleanor Beauchamp - Duchess, John Beaufort - 1st Earl of, John Beaufort - 1st Duke, William Carey

Lady Eleanor Beaufort (1431 – 16 August 1501) was the daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset (1406-1455), KG, and was a sister of the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Somerset.



She was the daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, KG (1406-1455), by his wife, Lady Eleanor Beauchamp, daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick by his first wife, Elizabeth de Berkeley, daughter and heiress of Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley by his wife Margaret de Lisle, 3rd Baroness Lisle. Eleanor Beauchamp was an elder half-sister of Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick and Anne Neville, 16th Countess of Warwick.

Marriages & progeny

Eleanor Beaufort married twice:

  • Firstly in about April 1458 she married James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (d.1461), Lieutenant of Ireland in 1453. When civil conflict broke out, the lieutenant fought on the Lancastrian side. He was present at the first battle of St. Albans in 1455, Mortimer's Cross in 1461 and at the Battle of Towton. Ormond also held the post of councillor to the Lancastrian Prince of Wales. After Towton, he was a proscribed as a traitor and was captured in the same year at Cockermouth and executed there in 1461.
  • Secondly she married Sir Robert Spencer of Spencer Combe in the parish of Crediton, Devon, by whom she had two daughters and co-heiresses:
  • Margaret Spencer (1472-1536), (or Eleanor Spencer) wife of Thomas Carey of Chilton Foliot, Wiltshire, second son of Sir William Carey (1437-1471) of Cockington, Devon. She had two sons:
  • Sir John Carey (1491–1552) of Plashey, eldest son, ancestor to the Carey Viscounts Falkland.
  • William Carey, her 2nd son, the first husband of Anne Boleyn's sister Mary Boleyn and ancestor to the Carey Barons Hunsdon, Barons Carey of Leppington, Earls of Monmouth, Viscounts Rochford and Earls of Dover.
  • Catherine Spencer (1477–1542), wife of Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland and mother to Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland, an early love interest of Anne Boleyn.
  • References

    Eleanor Beaufort Wikipedia

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