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Constance Of York was born circa 1374 to Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341-1402) and Isabella de Castilla (1355-1392) and died 28 November 1416 Reading, Berkshire, England of unspecified causes. She married Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1373-1400) 7 November 1379 JL . William I of England (1027-1087), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.


Children


Offspring of Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1373-1400) and Constance of York¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward le Despenser (c1395)
Richard le Despenser, Lord Le Despencer (1396-1414)
Elizabeth le Despenser (c1397-c1398)
Hugh le Despenser (c1399-1401)
Isabel le Despenser (1400-1439) 26 July 1400 1439 Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester (1394-1422)
Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick (1381-1439)


Offspring of Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (1383-1408) and Constance of York¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eleanor Holland (1406-1459) 1406 Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom 23 September 1459 Heleigh, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom James Touchet (1398-1459)


Constance Longeley: Constance of York, Countess of Gloucester

Also Known As:"Constance Plantagenet", "Constance of York"

Birthdate: 1374 

Birthplace: Cornisburgh Castle, Yorkshire, England 

Death: November 28, 1416 (41-42) Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England  Place of Burial: High Altar of Reading Abbey Immediate Family:  Daughter of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York and Isabella of Castile, Duchess consort of York.

Wife of Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester 

Wife - Partner of  Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent 

Mother of Eleanor Tuchet (de Holland), Baroness Audley; Sir Richard le Despencer, 4th Lord Burghersh; Edward le Despenser, Lord of Gloucester; Elizabeth le Despenser; Hugh le Despencer and 1 other 

Sister of Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York and Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge 

 




Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Her first marriage was at age 5. After the beheading of her husband, she became the mistress of Edmund, Earl of Kent.

Believed to be an ancestor (#180615) of Elvis Presley through her illegitimate daughter.

₪ Wedding
  • Genealogics says "Abt", and thePeerage is much less definite about the date.
¢ Children
2 Wedding 2
  • Mistress. The post may have given her an "evil reputation". But maybe it was her political history that did that.
  • Genealogics
¢2 Children 2
¶ Death
  • Buried at Reading Abbey.
  • Geni.com



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