Catherine of York
Catherine or Katherine of York (14 August 1479 – 15 November 1527) was the ninth child and sixth daughter of King Edward IV by his wife Elizabeth Woodville. From birth to death, she was daughter to Edward IV, sister to Edward V, niece to Richard III, sister-in-law to Henry VII and aunt to Henry VIII.
|Catherine of York|
|Countess of Devon|
|Born||14 August 1479|
Eltham Palace, Greenwich, England
|Died||15 November 1527 48) (aged|
Tiverton Castle, Devon, England
|Burial||3 December 1527|
|Spouse||William Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon|
|Issue||Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter|
|House of York|
- Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter (c. 1496 – 9 January 1539)
- Edward Courtenay (c. 1497 – 12/13 July 1502);
- Margaret Courtenay (c. 1499 – bef. 1526) married Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester
In 1500, Catherine and William Courtenay moved to their home on Warwick Lane. After this point, the couple was regularly at court.
Catherine was the chief mourner at the funeral of her sister, Elizabeth of York, in 1503.
In 1504, William Courtenay was charged with treason in relation to his dealings with Edmund de la Pole. Catherine remained at court. William Courtenay was pardoned in 1509 and restored by Henry VIII in 1511.
For the rest of her life, Catherine remained in the favour of Henry VIII. She was godmother to his daughter Mary.
The arms of Catherine were her husband's arms impaling her own paternal arms: Baron: Quarterly, first and fourth: or, three torteaux (Courtenay); second and third: or, a lion rampant azure (de Redverd); Femme: quarterly, first: France modern and England, second and third: or, a cross gules (de Burgh), fourth (Mortimer). These arms may be seen, exposed to the elements and thus very worn, sculpted above the south porch of St Peter's Church, Tiverton, Devon.
|Ancestors of Catherine of York|
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- Edited by Todd Gray, Margery Rowe and Audrey Erskine (1992). Tudor and Stuart Devon: The Common Estate and Government. Published by University of Exeter Press. p. 13.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)