Elizabeth of York

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth of York was born on 22 April 1444, in Rouen, Normandy, France, her father, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, was 32 and her mother, Cecily Neville, was 28. She married John de la Pole in 1459. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 3 May 1504, in Wingfield, Suffolk, England, at the age of 60, and was buried in Wingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John de la Pole
Elizabeth of York
Marriage: 1459
John de la Pole
Geoffrey de la Pole
Edward de la Pole
Elizabeth de la Pole
Dorothy de la Pole
Edmund de la Pole
Anne de la Pole
Sir Richard de la Pole
Humphrey de la Pole
Catharine de la Pole
Sir William de la Pole

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth Plantagenet of York De la Pole, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wikipedia-Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk
  • The Peerage

World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

German: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, from orfe, a species of freshwater fish. Alternatively, a habitational name from Urff near Kassel, formerly Orpha.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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