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Duchess of Buckingham Catherine Woodville
17 generations from the origin. Great x 15 grandmother.
Birth: 1458, England;
Death: May 18, 1497; England;
Age: 39

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Catherine (or Katherine) Woodville (b. 1458 - d. 18 May 1497), was an English medieval noblewoman, best known for marrying a number of influential husbands and producing several illustrious children. She owed her position largely to her sister, Elizabeth Woodville, the queen of King Edward IV of England.

Catherine and her sister were the daughters of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. Catherine's dates of birth and death are unknown, but she was born before 1458. Her first husband was Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, who is thought to have been some years her junior; he was a boy of eleven when they married in February, 1466. It was not a successful marriage, even though they had four children, the first born in 1478. Following Buckingham's execution for treason, she married Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford, who died in 1495. Her third and last husband was Sir Richard Wingfield [a granduncle --ed], who outlived her.

She was mother to four children by her first husband:
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
Elizabeth Stafford, Countess of Sussex
Henry Stafford, 3rd Earl of Wiltshire
Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntingdon

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This ancestor - and thus all earlier ancestors - is both a "House" ancestor and a "Hacker" ancestor. Her son Edward is in the House line and her daughter Elizabeth is in the Hacker line.

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Earl Rivers Richard Woodville
1405 - Aug 12, 1469
Duchess of Bedford Jacquetta of Luxembourg
c. 1415 - May 30, 1472
Primary or Last Marriage:
Date: 1466, Place: , Status: Marriage, Note: Her husban was only 12 years old when they married; she was 24.
Duke of Buckingham Henry Stafford
Sep 4, 1454 - Nov 2, 1483
Duke of Buckingham Edward Stafford
Great x 14 grandfather
Feb. 3, 1478 - May 17, 1521
Countess of Sussex Elizabeth Stafford
Great x 14 grandmother
c. 1480 - May 1532
Countess Huntingdon Anne Stafford
Great x 14 grandmother
c. 1483 - 1544
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