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18 MAY 1497

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Death of Katherine Woodville, sister of Elizabeth Woodville.  She was first married to Henry Stafford, second duke of Buckingham.  Her second husband was Jasper Tudor.  Her marriage to her third husband,  Richard Wingfield, in 1496 was not licenced by the king and her eldest son had to pay her fine after her death.  Wingfield  requested in his will of 1525 masses for Katherine’s soul.  According to the ODNB, Jasper Tudor had not mention her at all in his will, but this is incorrect.

Source: ODNB on Henry Stafford, Henry, second duke of Buckingham

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Susan Higginbotham
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Actually, although the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography does state that Jasper didn’t mention Katherine in his will, it’s wrong on that score. I had the will transcribed for me a couple of years ago, and Jasper asks that “my Lady my wife and all other persons have such dues as shall be thought to them appertaining by right law and conscience.”

May 18th, 2011 at 0:25
Dorothea Preis
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Thank you for that, Susan. It seemed rather unusual for a medieval nobleman not to mention his wife in his will. Glad to know this was not the case.

May 18th, 2011 at 8:04

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