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Henry Neville, 5th Earl of Westmorland (1525–Aug 1563) was an English peer, member of the House of Lords and Knight of the Garter.
He was born in 1525, the eldest son of Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland and his wife, Katherine Stafford. Katherine's father was Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham; her mother was Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham.
Henry Neville was knighted in 1544 and inherited the earldom from his father in 1550. He was made a member of the Privy Council around 1552 and ambassador to Scotland the same year. He became a Knight of the Garter and lord-lieutenant of Durham on 7 May 1552. Upon the death of Edward VI, Neville supported Mary and participated in her coronation ceremony.From January 1558 to December 1559 he was lieutenant-general of the north.
His first wife was Anne Manners, daughter of Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland. Their daughter Eleanor married William Pelham. His second wife was Jane, the daughter of Sir Roger Cholmeley; thirdly he married her sister Margaret, the widow of Sir Henry Gascoigne.
Henry Neville died in August 1563 and was succeeded by his son by Anne Manners, Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland.
Joan Beaufort, was the youngest of the four legitimised children and only daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, by his mistress, later wife, Katherine Swynford. She married Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and in her widowhood became a powerful landowner in the North of England.
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Earl of Westmorland is a title that has been created twice in the Peerage of England. The title was first created in 1397 for Ralph Neville. It was forfeited in 1571 by Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland for leading the Rising of the North. It was revived in 1624 in favour of Sir Francis Fane, whose mother, Mary Neville, was a descendant of a younger son of the first Earl. The first Earl of the first creation had already become Baron Neville de Raby, and that was a subsidiary title for his successors. The current Earl holds the subsidiary title Baron Burghersh (1624).
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