Birthca 1440
Death25 Jun 1483, Beheaded at Pontefract, Northants by Rich III
General2nd earl. dspl. KG 199: 27 Apr 1466, N 17.
MotherJacquetta de Luxemburg (1415-1472)
ChildrenMargaret (-<1520)
Birthbef 1436
Death2 Sep 1473
General8th baron. Sole heir. dsp.
FatherThomas de Scales Lord Scales (ca1400-1460)
Notes for Anthony Wydevill Earl Rivers
m. (1) Elizabeth, baroness Scales and Neucelles (Newcells), (2) Mary, daughter and coheir of Sir Henry Fitz-Lewis. No issue with either wife.

Had issue with Gwenllian Stradling.

ODNB: the noblest and most accomplished of all Richard III's victims.
Will notes for Anthony Wydevill Earl Rivers
In his will, dated June 23d 1483, he lists:
Lady Scales his first wife,
His brother Sir Edward Woodville,
Thomas Scales, brother to his wife.
Armorial Blazon notes for Anthony Wydevill Earl Rivers
Quarterly of six: 1. Argent a fess and a quarter Gules Wydeville), 2. Gules a gryphon Or (Redvers), 3 Argent a lion Gules, 4. Vair (Beauchamp), 5. Gules an eagle displayed Or (Prowes), 6. Gules, a sun in splendour (with seventeen rays) Argent.
Blazon source notes for Anthony Wydevill Earl Rivers
His stall plate in St George's Chapel, Windsor and checked by me; see "Illustrated Catalogue of Stall Plates" pub by The Dean and Canons of Windsor, 2014. The Wydevile quarter is in Dean of St George, Windsor’s tables, as illustrated in Garter Armorials CDROM pub by Heraldry Society 2015. The quarters are identified from his father's arms in St John Hope (KG 169).
Last Modified 23 Mar 2016Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe