Elizabeth <I>Plantagenet</I> Lumley

Elizabeth Plantagenet Lumley

Death unknown
Durham, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Burial Chester-Le-Street, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Memorial ID 138637843 · View Source
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Elizabeth was the natural daughter of Edward IV King of England and Wayte Lacy. She married Sir Thomas Lumley of Durham, Lumley Castle, Durham. about 1476 in Yorkshire. Elizabeth was the mother of four sons, Richard, John, George and Roger and the mother of three daughters Ann who married Robert Ogle of Bothal, Northumberland, Sibill who married Baron William Hilton of Bishopwearmouth Hillton Castle, Yorkshire and Elizabeth who married William or Robert Creswell of Northumberland.

The name of Thomas Lumley's wife, who was an illegitimate daughter of Edward IV, was Margaret.

In his post of 26 Oct 2013, to Society of Genealogy, renowned scholar Brad Verity stated:

“…historian Michael Hicks, in his 2003 book _Edward V: The Prince in the Tower_, cites a document in the National Archive:

‘And the Margaret (not Elizabeth, as wrongly reported from the 1530s on), natural daughter of Edward IV, who was married to Sir Thomas Lumley by 1480, when “our most excellent and dread prince and lord King Edward IV” induced Bishop Dudley to grant them a licence (PRO DURH3/54/22 m.8; _John Leland's Itinerary_, ed. J. Chandler (Stroud, 1993), 337; R. Surtees, _History & Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham_, 4 vols (1816-40), ii. 141; Byrne, _Lisle Letters_, 140n, 141n.

On 29 Oct 2013, eminent genealogist, Douglas Richardson, quoted from that very document in the National Archive in his post to Society Genealogy Medieval:

“That the given name of his wife was actually Margaret, not Elizabeth, is proven by a contemporary license recorded on Membrane 8 of Roll 1 of William Dudley, Bishop of Durham.  An abstract of this record was published many years ago in Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper 35 (1874): 134.  Mention of this record was made by the historian, Michael Hicks, in his book, Edward V: The Prince in the Tower (2003).  My attention to this record was directed by Brad Verity and Matthew Tompkins, whose help is gratefully acknowledged.
The published abstract reads as follows:

‘Date: Year 3 of Pontificate

’William Bille and William Blenkarne have licence to convey their manors or “dominie” of Hesilden and Morton to Thomas Lumle, knight, “dominus” of Lumle, for his life, with remainders over, and the manor of “dominium” of Bewtrove to Thomas Lumle, esquire (son of George Lumle, knight, the son of Thomas Lumle, knight) and Margaret wife of the said Thomas Lumle, esquire, for their lives, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Thomas Lumle, esquire.’"

Confirming his earlier post to Society Genealogy Medieval, the renowned scholar Brad Verity, just posted on 23 Sep 2017:
“…the first name of Thomas Lumley's wife was indeed “Margaret” not “Elizabeth” (an error which seems to have originated with herald Thomas Tonge in his 1530 _Visitation of the North_).”

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September 25, 2017

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  • Created by: Robert DeVowe
  • Added: 11 Nov 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 138637843
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Plantagenet Lumley (1464–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial no. 138637843, citing St Mary and St Cuthbert Churchyard, Chester-Le-Street, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England ; Maintained by Robert DeVowe (contributor 48224154) .