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THE BLOOD ROYAL OF BRITAIN having been so favourably received,
the author has determined to continue his work, and in THE PLAN-
TAGENET ROLL OF THE BLOOD ROYAL to attempt to trace all the
living descendants of King Edward III. (131 2-1377) and his consort Queen
Philippa of Hainault (c. 1309-1369), and to show the number of descents which
each descendant has.

Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, and in her issue (1556) sole heir of King

Edward IV., who was himself both heir male and heir general of Edward III.,

married King Henry VII., founder of the Royal House of Tudor, and their

descendants having been given in " The Blood Royal of Britain," which for

^ the sake of distinction will be, in future, referred to as the Tudor Roll of

• " The Blood Royal of Britain," the present volume proceeds with the descend-

^ ants of George, Duke of Clarence, tne next brother of King Edward IV.

g^ The plan followed has been almost identical with that adopted in the

Tudor Roll of " The Blood Royal of Britain." The lines from Duke George

I are traced out in a series of Tables until about the middle of last century,

^ then in the body of the book the descendants of the various persons last

^T' named in the Tables are set out in the order of primogeniture, and here it is

^ that the plan of " The Blood Royal " has been slightly altered, for, instead of

* Xs.^*^"^^ numbers in columns before the names of each person, they are

^ F^given at the foot of each page and at the end of each section, and instead of

^^4 the relationship being shown after brackets at the end of each name, it is

I shown in the usual narrative form, the name and particulars of deceased

I descendants necessary to show the line of descent being in italics. The

j advantage of this has been that it has allowed the author to give much fuller

*;;> particulars of each descendant, including the full dates of birth, marriage,

\^ and death, and showing in the case of married persons the names of the

husband and the wife, &c.

In the Tables the dates of birth, marriage, and death are given whenever

f)ossible, but as the object of the writer has been merely to trace out the
iving descendants of Edward III., in order to keep the work within
bounds he has been obliged to omit (except in some few cases, where it has
been thought desirable to show the descent of a title) the names of persons
who died without issue, or whose issue subsequently failed, and also the
parentage of the wives.

In the case of a person having been married more than once, only the
name of the wife or wives (or husband or husbands) by whom he (or she) had
issue are given, the figure in round brackets immediately following the
marriage mark = signifying whether she (or he) is first, second, or third wife
(or husband). Similarly, it the figure precedes the marriage mark, it signifies
that he (or she) married as first or second wife (or husband) as the case may
be. Wherever the compiler has been able to give dates of birth and marriage,
he has considered this sufficient indication of whether the children are by the
first or second marriage ; but where these dates have not been obtainable
the figure before the names shows of which marriage they are the issue.



When a name in the Tables is in italics it signifies that they have a
previous descent which has been already shown.

In the Roll itself considerations of space have again rendered it necessary
to adopt the briefest possible description, and the words " and had issue "
must be held to refer only (with the exceptions mentioned above) to those
children who are now living or whose issue now survives, or those concerning
whose issue or possible issue the author has been unable to obtain particulars.

Each Section is headed by the name of the person last named in the
Tables, and their children are la, 2a, &c. The issue of the a's, grandchildren
of the head of the line, are 6's, and the children of these last, great-grand-
children of the head of the line, are similarly c's, and so on, the d'& being
children of the c's and great-great-grandchildren of the head of the line, &c.

The dates of birth and death immediately follow the names of the per-
sons to whom they refer. In the cases of births, marriages, and deaths
outside the United Kingdom, the author has endeavoured to give the place
as well as the date.'

A small shield has been placed before the names of those entitled to
quarter the Royal Arms in consequence of their descent from the Duke
of Clarence. It is of course understood that such right is only possessed by
those whose descent is through armigerous families. The surnames of
noblemen are given in round brackets after their Christian names, and
the nationality of their titles is indicated by the initials and names within
square brackets immediately following them."

George, Duke of Clarence, K.G., was killed in the Tower, 18 Feb. 1478,
having been, according to popular tradition, drowned in a butt of Malmsey.^
His wife, Isabel, was the elder daughter, and, in her issue, sole heir of
Richard (Nevill), Earl of Warwick and Salisbury, " the King Maker," and
his wife Anne, sister and sole heir of Henry (Beauchamp), King of the
Isle of Wight and Duke of Warwick, so that all those named in the present
volume are not only descended from Edward III., but are equally de-
scended from the famous King Maker, and all those entitled to qiiarter the
arms of George of Clarence are also entitled to quarter those of the Nevills
and the Beauchamps.

They had two surviving children, Edward, Earl of Warwick, the last
heir male of the Plantagenets, who was beheaded on Tower Hill, aged
about fifteen, 28 Nov. 1499, and Margaret, Countess of Salisbury, " the Blessed
Princess Margaret," and the " last of the Plantagenets," the common ances-
tress of all in this volume. She was born at Farley Castle, near Bath, in
1473, and was condemned to death unheard, 28 April 1539, imprisoned, and
two years subsequently beheaded on Tower Hill, 27 May 1541, aged nearly
seventy. By her husband. Sir Richard Pole, she had five children. Henry
Lord Montagu, the eldest son, was beheaded on Tower Hill, 9 Jan. 1539,
leaving two daughters and co-heirs, Katherine, Countess of Huntingdon,
the ancestress of Nos. 1 to 20851, pp. 71-471, and Winifred, wife of Sir
Thomas Barrington, ancestress of Nos. 20852 to 22807, pp. 472-533.
Arthur Pole, the second son, had also two daughters and co-heirs, but
nothing is known as to their issue. Sir Geofirey Pole, the thii'd son, had
five sons and six daughters, and it is probable that numerous descendants
of his still exist, but the author has been unable to trace them further than
the beginning of the eighteenth century, see pp. 535-536. Reginald, the

' See pp. 84, 361, 362, 522, 529, &c.

' The initials E., S., I., G.B., U.K.. F. (or Fr.), H.R.E., and P.S., standing for England, Scot-
land, Ireland, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, i'rance, the Holy Roman Empire, and the
Papal States.

' "And, on the 11th of March, after he had offered his own masse penie in the tower of
London, he made his ende in a vessell of Malmesey and was after buried at Tewksburie, by his
wife, sometime daughter to tlie Earle of Warwicke."— Stow's Annals, edition 1615.


youngest son, was the famous Cardinal Pole. Ursula Pole, the only
daughter, married Lord Staft'ord, and was ancestress of Nos. 22808 to
31936, pp. 537-646.

The present volume contains the names of some 17,625 living (or very
lately living) descendants of the Duke of Clarence,^ having between them
31,936 lines of descent, being an average of a little under two descents each.
It will thus be seen that the descendants of Duke George are much more
numerous than those of Edward IV., while the number of intermarriages
between his descendants have been considerably less. The great majority
have only one line of descent, while a few have eight and more. The
children of Herbert M. J. Stourton of Sunningdale appear to come first
with fifteen lines, ten being through their father and five through their
mother, a sister of Viscount Southwell. They were followed by those of
the Hon. Bernard Constable Maxwell and his wife, a daughter of the 15th
Lord Lovat, with thirteen, and those of Sir William and Lady (nde Weld)
Vavasour with twelve. Lord Granard and his brothers and sisters have
eleven, the children of Lord Petre and of his brothers and sisters have ten
each, while those of Lord and Lady (nSe Constable) Mowbray, Sir Henry
and Lady (nde Petre) Doughty-Tichborne, and of Edmund and the Hon.
Mrs. {nee Constable Maxwell) Maxwell-Stuart have nine. The Duke Gan-
dolfi's children have eight each, as have those of his cousin, Mr. Fitzherbert-
Brockholes of Claughton Hall.

Two hundred and ten peers are descended from Clarence, Lord Granard
coming first with eleven descents, and Lord Petre second with ten.

As would naturally be expected, the Clarence volume is chiefly con-
fined to persons of British race and nationality resident in every quarter of
the globe, but in it will also be found many Americans, French, Germans,
Spaniards, Swedes, &c., while a reference to p. 576 will show that the Blood
Royal of England has mingled with that of Barillas, late President of
Guatemala, in the latter's grandchildren. The same page also contains the
name of the only Greek descendant of Duke George, Jeanne Papoutso-

Like those of Edward IV., George of Clarence's descendants include
persons in every station of life, the marriage of Lady Maria Theresa Bruce,
daughter of the Earl of Ailesbury and Elgin, with the Prince of Homes, and
the marriage of their two daughters and co-heirs Avith the Princes of Salm-
Kyrburg and Stolberg-Guedem respectively, having carried his blood to the
Hapsburgs and Hohenzollerns, and it is interesting to note that now, 427
years after his death, a descendant of his is, for the first time, reigning in
Europe, King Charles of Roumania being descended from Lady Ursula

The Roumanian Royal House has, indeed, a peculiar interest for British
genealogists, for not only are the children of the Crown Prince the only
three persons in whose veins is united the blood of Charles I. and Queen
Victoria, but they are also the only descendants of the Duke of Clarence
who are descended as well from Queen Victoria.

Charles of Roumania is the only King descended from the Duke of
Clarence, but there is a lady living who would be reigning as a Queen
Consort but for wars and revolutions, and that is Bertha of Rohan, the wife
of Don Carlos : and in this connection it is curious to note that a descendant
of the Duke of Clarence, the wife of another exiled Charles, Louisa of Stol-

' Where, in consequence of an intermarriage between tlie descendants of Eiiward IV. and
Clarence, the lines have merged, the author has not, in the majority of cases, unless he was able
to give additional information, repeated the names, but has given a reference to the numbers in,
and the page of, the Tudor Roll. The index, hovs-ever, contains the names of all Clarence's
17,625 descendants, whether or not they are set out in full in the body of the work.

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berg, would, but for the Revolution of 1688, have been Queen of these
realms in fact, as she was in name.

The Duchess of Anhalt and the Countess of Flanders, the future Queen
of Belgium, are likewise descended from Duke George.

The FitzJames's, Dukes of Berwick and Alba, descendants of the famous
Marshal, Duke of Berwick, who followed his father James II. and VII. into
exile, will be found on the last two pages of this volume, and the author
believes that this is the first time that their pedigree, naturally of consider-
able interest to Britons, has been printed. The information here given has
been supplied from the private archives of the family by the present Duke.

Equally interesting are the descendants (pp. 518-533) of Susanna Everard
and her husband David Meade of Virginia, including as they do many of the
principal families of Virginia. Here too will be found the names of many
of the prominent actors in the American Revolutionary War.

In addition to the two hundred and ten British Peers and the Brito-Spanish
Duke of Berwick and Alba mentioned above, the Roll also includes the French
Dukes of Rohan (p. 643), La Tremoille (p. 641), and Maille (p. 429), and the
Marquis of La Tour du Pin and Gouvernet (p. 446), the Belgian Duke of
Croy and Count of Liedekii'ke-Beaufort, the Papal Duke Gandolfi, and
Counts de la Peer and Moore, &c. &c.i

Among recently deceased descendants of the Duke of Clarence too may
be mentioned the late Cardinal Vaughan, Charles Stewart Parnell, M.P., and
Charlotte M. Yonge, the novelist.

Summarising then the two volumes now published, it will be found that
they contain the names of over 20,000 living descendants of the two sons of
Richard, Duko of York, whose claim to the crown led to the Wars of the
Roses — while 68,671 lines of descent have been traced. And from the Table
at the end of the Preface it will be seen that 274 of our hereditary legislators
are descended from one or other of the brothers."

The next volume will deal with the descendants of their sisters, Lady
Anne Plantagenet, Duchess of Exeter, and her second husband Sir Thomas
St. Leger, and Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet, wife of John (de la Pole), Duke of
Suffolk, while future volumes will (leal with those of Lady Isabel Plan-
tagenet, wife of Henry (Bourchier), Count of Eu and Earl of Essex ; of Lady
Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry, Lord Percy, called " Hotspur " ; of John
(Plantagenet, called of Gaunt), Duke of Lancaster ; of Edmund (Plantagenet,
called of Langley), Duke of York ; of Thomas (Plantagenet, called of Wood-
stock), Duke of Gloucester ; and of the Lady Isabel Plantagenet, wife of Ingle-
ram (de Coucy), Earl of Bedford.

There are, of course, many who affect to laugh at any work treating of
Royal Descents, and a volume which is devoted to setting forth the individual
descent of various more or less obscure personages is naturally of purely
personal interest to those whose descent it sets forth, but the present series
approaches the subject from a totally different point, from the historical not
from the personal, and aims at treating in a fairly exhaustive manner of all
the descendants of, and descents from, the greatest of our Plantagenet kings.
While preparing this work the author has received some hundreds of letters

' With foreign titles tlie writer has endeavoared to give the date of creation, and he believes
that this is the first English work in whicli any attempt has been made to treat them in any
systematic manner. It should always be remembered that there is as much difference between
the Count de Maill(5 and Count Urbaia de Maille as there is between Lord Cecil and Lord
Robert Cecil.

2 The Tudor Roll contained the names of 11,723 living descendants of Edward IV., while the
present volume gives those of 17,625 of the Duke of Clarence. A considerable number of
these, however, are also descendants of Edward IV. The writer has not had time to work out
the e-xact number, but a rough estimate gives about 8000 who are descended from both, leaving
a total of 20,000 as given above.



from persons in every quarter of the globe, descended not only from
Edward III., but in many cases our early Norman and Saxon Sovereigns,
requesting that their descents may be included, and surprise has in some
cases been expressed because the writer, while casting no doubt on the
genumeness of the particular descent, has been obliged to explain, either that
it did not come within the scope of his work, or else that a descent, from say
John of Gaunt, could not be included in the volume dealing with those from
George of Clarence. The author is always glad to receive copies of all Royal
Descents. They are all carefully arranged, and those couiing from Edward III.
will, if found correct, be duly included in their proper order. It is, however,
impossible for him to say oti'hand whether such and such a descent is
correct. The work is not an easy one to prepare, and it is absolutely necessary
for him to confine himself to the particular Une of descent upon which he may
for the moment be engaged.

Others say that a Royal Descent is of no interest since so many enjoy it,
but allowing that there are some 50,000 descendants of Edward III. now
living, what is that out of a total of say 100,000,000 persons of British descent,
and even if Edward I. may be justly termed the father of the British people,
it is quite a different thing to be able to trace the line. Let it be re-
membered that while a word from the King can put one in " the Peerage,"
or a successful financial speculation in the " Landed Gentry," birth alone
entitles one to a place in the Plantagenet Roll, for on one side at least there
must be a strain of gentle blood, through which it is possible to trace
ancestry ^ to the feudal and crusading days. Embracing as this work does
all classes from the sovereign to the peasant, it serves to unite all in a
common interest in the traditions of the past. Who studying history, or
visiting the tombs of the Edwards in Westminster Abbey, or reading
Lytton's " Last of the Barons," could fail to feel a better citizen, knowing
that step by step and link by link he is descended in a clear unbroken line
from those who built up the foundations of our mighty empire, and is
united by blood to our common sovereign.

Every effort has been made to make the Roll as complete as possible, and
to thoroughly revise and bring the particulars up to date, and for this purpose
proofs have been submitted to all those named therein, whose addresses the
writer was able to ascertain, and he desires to return his most grateful thanks
for the courtesy and assistance which have been extended to him on all hands.
It is sometimes invidious to particularise, but he must especially acknowledge
his indebtedness tu H. R. Hughes of Kinmel, Esq., the Rev. H. S. Butler
of Preston, Miss Poole, Ralph Assheton of Downham, Esq., Professor Burrows,
Lady Constance Leslie, Lord Aldenham, the Rev. W. G. D. Fletcher, Dr.
Fairbank, Miss Tyrwhitt, the Rev. H. M. Tyrwhitt, Sir Charles W. Strickland,
Bart., Major-Gen. Warren, Orby Shipley, Esq., M.A., Algernon Heber-Percy
of Hodnet, Esq., the Hon. Kathleen Ward, P. H. Bagenel, Esq., the Lord
Bishop of Sodor and Man, H. F. J. Vaughan, Esq., Dr. W. T. Law, the Hon.
Marshall Brooks, Major J. B. Barker, Walter G. Strickland, Esq., B. T. Fitz-
herbert of Swynnerton, Esq., Mrs. Cunliffe of Pelton Park, Major-Gen. T. B.
Tyler, A. Cary-Elwes, Esq., Count James Dillon, L. G. Dillon, Esq., the
Marquis of La Tour du Pin and Gouvernet, Thomasina Lady Hay, Charles
Lowndes, Esq., the Rev. L. C. Walford, M.A., Canon Tristram, J. Sumner
Marriner, Esq., B.A., the Rev. E. H. Fellowes, M.A., Miss Wilkinson, Major
A. S. Tyndale Biscoe, R.H.A., Miss Langton, Algernon Ashton, Esq., Major
Henry Brackenbury, G. E. Cokayne, Esq., Clarenceux King of Arms, W. G.
Maunsell, Esq., Miss O'Brien, Charles Dalton, Esq., F.R.G.S., the Rev. Henry

1 It should be remembered that any one wliose name occurs in this Roll can trace an ancestry
back in an unbroken line to William the Conqueror and Alfred the Great, to St. Louis and to
the Emperor Charlemagne.


LawraucB, M.A., Capt. C. V. C. Hobart, D.S.O., Lord Hawkesbury, the
Countess of Rosse, Lady Constance Barne, B. Griffith-Boscawen, Esq., Sir
Arthur Vicars, K.C.V.O., Ulster Kuag of Arms, F. de H. Larpent, Esq., H.
Murray Lane, Esq., Chester Herald, A. C. Fox-Davies, Esq., the Duke of
Berwick and Alba, and many others who have not only assisted him with
particulars concerning their own families, but have gone to considerable
trouble in assistmg him to trace out other lines of descent, in searching
parish registers, and in obtainkig dates.

In compiling this work the author can truthfully say that he has made
every effort to make it as complete as possible — each descent is treated on its
own merits, and no distinction is made, whether it be that of the peer or the
yeoman — and absolutely no charge or condition has been made for the in-
sertion of any name or descent in this hook.

There are, of course, many lines which the writer has been unable to trace,
the very magnitude of the task making all the conclusions arrived at of a
more or less tentative nature — and he is only too fullj' aware of the number
of other errors and imperfections, which must, almost of necessity, occur in a
tirst attempt of this kind ; but he asks for the kind indulgence of his readers
— and he will be most grateful to all those who will point out to him
omissions or other errors which may come under their notice. They will all
be included in a supplementary volume with which the series will close.

Finally, the author much regrets the delay that there has been over the
issue of this volume, but the index,^ containing as it does over 17,600 names
and (31,936 numbers, took much longer than was expected.

Cheetsey, May 1905.

1 The author is sorry that he has been unable to adopt the suggestion made by the
reviewer of the Tudor Roll in the The Standard that there should also be an index of the names
that occur in the Tables and in the lines of descent, &c. It may, perhaps, be possible to give one
in a supplement.


Name of Peer.

No. of
{ Edward

No. of ]
Descents '
from I .
Duke of
Clarence. I

Baroness Kinloss [S.] .
5th Earl Temple [U.K.] .
'2nd Lord Leigh [U.K.] . .
6th Duke of Buccleuch, 8th

Duko of Queensberry [S.]
1st Lord Montagu [U.K.]
10th Marquis of Lotliian


5th Earl of C'ourtowu [I.]
4th Earl of Romney [G.B.]
12th Earl of Home [S.]. .
6th Lord Kensington [I.] .
21st Lord Clinton [E.] . .
4th Earl Howe [U.K.] . .
9th Duke of Beaufort [E.]
6th Marquis of Waterford


13th Earl of Westmorland


5th Marquis of Bath [G.B.]
4th Marquis of Headfort


3rd Earl Cawdor [U.K.] .
6th Marquis of Downshire


5thEarlof Desart[L] . .
3rd Earl of Ellesmere


5th Earl of Harewood


2nd Lord Hillingdon [U.K.]
6th Earl of Sliannon [I.] .
5th Earl of Carnarvon


5th Earl Spencer [G.B.] .
8th Viscount Cobham


9th Earl of Carlisle [E.] .
3rd Lord Cheshani [U.K.]
4th Lord Bagot [G.B.] .
4th Duke of Sutherland


Countess of Cromartie


9th Duke of Argyll [S.] .
6th Duke of Leinster [I.] .
2nd Duke of Westminster


8th Duke of Devonshire


No. uf I No. of ,
Descents Descents
from I from
King I George,
Edward | Duke of
IV. iClarence.

3rd Earl Granville [U.K.] .
10th Duke of Leeds [E.] .
7th Earl of Bessborough


Lord Bishop of Worcester
4th Earl of Powis [U.K.] .
3rd Lord de Mauley [U.K.]
8th Lord Howard de
Walden [E.] ....
6th Duke of Portland [E.]
14th Lord Petre [E.] .
8th Earl of Granard [I.]
4th Earl of Bandon [I.]
24th Lord de Ros [E.] .
3rd Earl Cowley [U.K.]
5th Earl of Clancarty [1.]
3rd Lord Ashtown [I.] .
6th Earl of Carrick [I.] .
11th Lord Farnliam [I.]
5th Viscount Bangor [I.]
4th Earl of Belmore [I.]
1st Lord Rowton [U.K.]
14th Viscount Mount

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