Book Owner: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

Engraving by Edward Harding, 1792

b. 1415- d. 1495

Title: Duchess of York

Motto: Unknown

Symbol: Unknown

Family Tree

Parents/Up one generation

  • Joan Beaufort, countess of Westmorland, Mother
  • Ralph Neville, Father
  • Same generation

  • Anne Neville (Stafford), duchess of Buckingham, Sister
  • Richard, Duke of York, Spouse
  • Children/Down one generation

  • Margaret of York, duchess of Burgundy, Daughter
  • Edward IV of England, Son
  • Richard III of England, Son
  • Elizabeth Woodville, queen consort of England, Daughter-in-law
  • Margaret Beaufort, countess of Richmond and Derby, Other
  • Grandchildren/Down two generations

  • Bridget of York, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth of York, queen consort of England, Granddaughter
  • Cecily of York, viscountess of Welles, Granddaughter
  • Anne de la Pole, Granddaughter
  • Cecily Neville's Locations


    Dublin (1449)

    Fotheringhay (1439)

    Fotheringhay (1452)

    Berkhamsted (1495)

    Durham (1415)

    Rouen (1443)

    London (1460)

    Cecily Neville's Library

    Book Count: 16


    Advocates Library, Abbotsford MS B3: Middle English Legenda Aurea (trans. Bokenham) and Saints Lives from Bokenham's Legends of Holy Women. Possible ownership c.1450-1495 by Will.

    BL Add. MS 11814: Claudian, On the Consulate of Stilicho. Possible ownership c.1445-1495? by Coat of Arms.

    BL Royal MS 16 G II: Les Quatre Fils Aimon (The Four Sons of Aymon). Possible ownership c.1440-1495 by Other.

    BL Royal MS 19 A XIX: Le Livre de la Cité des Dames (Book of the City of Ladies). Possible ownership c. 1440-1495 by Coat of Arms.

    BnF lat. 1158: Horae ad usum Parisiensem (Book of Hours of Paris Use). Possible ownership c.1440-1495 by Patron Portrait. Possible ownership c.1440-1495 by Coat of Arms.

    College of Arms MS Num Sch 3 16: The Clare Roll. Possible ownership c.1456-1495 by Other.