Birthca 1471
Death13 Jun 1535
BurialBody at Birling, heart at Mereworth, both Kent
General1st s. 5th baron. KB: 5 July 1483. Granted (back) castle of Abergavenny. Military general.
MotherMargaret Fenne (1444-1485)
Notes for George Neville Lord Abergavenny
In August 2002, Douglas Richardson came up with the remarkable finding that this George Nevill, rather than his father, was the father of Jane Neville who married Henry Poole. He cited the following evidence:
1. A dispensation, dated 1531 in the epsicopal register of Stephen Gardiner, bishop of Winchester, for Jane's daughter Katherine to marry Francis Hastings even though they were related in the third degree - through a common descent from Richard Wydvil, 1st earl Rivers. (The dispensation uses the name "Poole".)
2. The Hastings pedigree in the 1619 Visitation of Leics, though it does not specifiy which George Neville was her father.
3. The will of the yougner George Nevill in which he mentions "Henry lord Mountagewe and Jane the wife of the said Henry daughter to me." He also names "Henry Poole kt. Lord Montague" as one of his executors (note the spelling of Poole, again).
In addition, in Oct 2002, I found a categorical confirmation in the Kent 1530-1 Visitation, p. 15.

TFPL, Aug 2011: The final confirmation is in the marriage agreement of 1515-6, shown on The National Archive’s site as:

Reference: E 41/206
Description: Indenture between Margaret countess of Salisbury and Henry Pole knight, lord Montague, her son and heir of the one part, and George Nevile knight, lord Abergavenny (Bergevenny) of the other part: Agreement to a marriage between Henry Pole aforesaid and Jane Nevile, one of the daughters and heirs of lord Abergavenny, and settlement therefor.
Note: (not sealed)
Date: 8 July 7 Hen VIII (i.e. 8 July 1515)
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record

The only “George Neville, kt, lord Abergavenny” in 1515-6 was this man who lived from c.1471 to 1535.

Note that Jane is described as one of George’s daughters and heirs, and so she remained until George’s first son was born in 1527.

He was a baron in the king’s retinue at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.
Arms Generally notes for George Neville Lord Abergavenny
Burke's Armory of 1842: Gules on a saltire argent a rose of the first, seeded or, barbed vert.
Last Modified 8 Feb 2016Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe