Battle Ancestors Family Index

Battle Ancestors

The Conflicts, Wars and Battles that my ancestors were involved in

Schlacht_von_Azincourt

The Battle of Agincourt, 15th-century miniature

Below is an index of all the conflicts that my ancestors were involved in, this is not an exhaustive list and I will be adding more as information becomes available. Over the coming months I am hoping to write about most of these events and the ancestor related to them.

Many of these Battles are not just a part of British History, but very often a part of our families history

World War Two (1939 – 1945)

(i) Jan Kuta – (grandfather) – Spent duration of War in a labour camp
(ii) James Edward Plaskett – (1st cousin 3x removed) – Died at Sea

World War One ( 28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918)

(i) Edmund Lionel Plaskett – (2x great grandfather) – Active Service in the the Labour Corps
(ii) Ernest James Janes – (great grandfather) –  Active Service in the Norfolk Regiment
(iii) Albert Edward Baker – (1st cousin 3x removed)
(iv) Frederick Arthur Jay – (1st cousin 3x removed)

  • Second Battle of Ypres (21 April – 25 May 1915)

(i) John George Woods – (great grand uncle) – Died 3 days after the battle

The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902)

  • Relief of Ladysmith  (1 March 1900)

(i) Frank Bean – (2x great grandfather) – Active service in the Rifle Brigade

  • Napoleonic Wars (18 May 1803 – 20 November 1815)

(I) Edward Styles – (husband of 4th great grandmother)

Jacobite Rising of 1745 (1745–1746)

  • The Battle of Culloden (16 April 1746)

(i) James Gordon  – (7th great grand uncle)

Franco-Dutch War (1672–78)

(i) Lieutenant Lancelot Strother – (9th great grandfather)

English Civil War (22 August 1642 – 3 September 1651)

(i) Captain William Strother
(ii) lieutenant John Strother
(iii) Colonel William Strother

  • Battle of Worcester (3 September 1651)

(iv) Colonel Richard Newman – (husband of 10th great grand aunt)

The Spanish Armada (8 August 1588)

(i) Lawrence Eliot – (brother-in-law of 12th great grand uncle) – Master or Volunteer

French Wars of Religion (March 1562 – April 1598)

  • St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre (23 August 1572)

(i) Robard Plasquet – (11th great grandfather)

Wars of the Roses (1455–1487)

  • Battle of Stoke  Field (16 June 1487)

(i) Henry VII of England – (1st cousin 16x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(ii) Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford, 1st Earl of Pembroke – (15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iii) John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln – (2nd cousin 17x removed) –  Commander/Leader – House of York

  • Battle of Bosworth Field (22 August 1485)

(i) Richard III of England – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) Henry VII of England – (1st cousin 16x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iii)  Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford, 1st Earl of Pembroke – (15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster

  • Battle of Tewkesbury (4 May 1471)

(i) Edward IV of England – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) Richard III of England – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(iii) Margaret of Anjou – (wife of 15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iv) Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales – (1st cousin 16x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster

  • Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471)

(i) Richard “16th Earl of Warwick” NEVILLE – (1st cousin 18x removed) – died during battle

  • Battle of Losecote Field (12 Mar 1470)

(i) Edward IV of England – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York

  • Battle of Edgecote Moor (26 Jul 1469)

(i) Richard “16th Earl of Warwick” NEVILLE – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(ii) William Herbert, ‘the Black’ 1st Earl of Pembroke – (17th great grandfather) – House of York

  • Battle of Hexham   (15 May 1464)

(i) John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York

  •  Battle of Hedgeley Moor (25 Apr 1464)

(i) John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) Sir Ralph Percy – ( 17th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster

  • Battle  of Towton (29 Mar 1461)

(i)  Edward IV of England – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) William Herbert, ‘the Black’ 1st Earl of Pembroke – (17th great grandfather) – House of York

  • Battle of Ferrybridge (28 Mar 1461)

(i) Richard “16th Earl of Warwick” NEVILLE – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford – (husband of 1st cousin 17x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster

  • Battle of Mortimer’s Cross (28 Mar 1461)

(i) Edward IV of England – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford, 1st Earl of Pembroke – (15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iii) Sir Owen Tudor – (16th great grandfather) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster

  • Second Battle of St Albans (17 Feb 1461)

(i) Margaret of Anjou – (wife of 15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(ii) Richard “16th Earl of Warwick” NEVILLE – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York

  • Battle of Wakefield (2 Feb 1461)

(i) Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland – (17th great grandfather) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(ii) John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford – (husband of 1st cousin 17x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iii)  Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York – (husband of 17th great grand aunt) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(iv) Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury – (17th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of York

  • Battle of Northampton (10 Jul 1460)

(i) Richard “16th Earl of Warwick” NEVILLE – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) King Henry VI  – (15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iii) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iv) Thomas Percy, 1st Baron Egremont – (17th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster

  • Battle of Ludford Bridge (12  Oct 1459)

(i) Margaret of Anjou – (wife of 15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(ii) Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York – (husband of 17th great grand aunt) – Commander/Leader – House of York

  • Battle of Blore Heath (23 Sep 1459)

(i) Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury – (17th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley – (18th great grandfather) – Commander/Leader – House of York

  • First Battle of St Albans (22 May 1455)

(i) Richard “Duke of York” “Protector of England” PLANTAGENET – (husband of 17th great grand aunt) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(ii) Richard “16th Earl of Warwick” NEVILLE – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of York
(iii) King Henry VI  – (15th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(iv) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(v) Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset – (1st Cousin 16x removed) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster
(vi) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland – (18th great grandfather) – Commander/Leader – House of Lancaster

The Glyndŵr Rising, Welsh Revolt (1400-1415)

  • Battle of Pwll Melyn (Spring 1405)

(i) Gruffudd ab Owain Glyndŵr – (21x great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Grosmont (1405)

(i) Owain Glyndŵr – (21st great grandfather) – Commander/Leader
(ii) Henry V of England – (Husband of 16x great grandmother) – Commander/Leader
(iii) John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Stalling Down (1403)

(i) Owain Glyndŵr – (21st great grandfather) – Commander/Leader
(ii) Henry IV of England – (19th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Shrewsbury – ( 21 July 1403)

(i) Henry IV of England – (19th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader
(ii) Henry V of England ‘prince Harry’ – (Husband of 16x great grandmother) – Commander/Leader
(iii) Henry Percy (Hotspur) – (19th great grandfather) – Commander/Leader
(iv) Sir Walter ‘of Barton’ le Blount – (20x great grandfather) – Died during battle
(v) Sir Richard de Venables – ( 21x great grandfather) – hanged, drawn and quartered in Shrewsbury after battle

  • Battle of Bryn Glas (22 June 1402)

(i) Owain Glyndŵr – (21st great grandfather) – Commander/Leader
(ii) Sir Edmund Mortimer – (19th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Tuthill (2 November 1401)

(i) Owain Glyndŵr – (21st great grandfather) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Mynydd Hyddgen (June 1401)

(i) Owain Glyndŵr – (21st great grandfather) – Commander/Leader

Third Fernandine War (1381-1382)

(i) Richard II of England – (1st Cousin 20x removed) – Commander/Leader
(ii) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster – (20x great grandfather) – Commander/Leader

Anglo-French Hundred Years’ War – The Lancastrian War/Phase (1415-1453)

  • Battle of Castillon (17 July 1453)

(i) John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Formigny (15 April 1450)

(i) John V “Duke of Brittany” de Montfort – (husband of 20th great grand aunt) – Commander/Leader
(ii) William Herbert, ‘the Black’ 1st Earl of Pembroke – (17th great grandfather) – House of York

  • Battle of Gerberoy (1435)

(i) ?????????

  • Siege of Compiegne (18 June 1430)

(i) ?????????

  • Siege of La Charité (24/5 December 1429)

(i) ??????????

  • Battle of Patay (18 June 1429)

(i) John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Beaugency (1429)

(i) John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Meung-sur-Loire (15 June 1429)

(i) John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Jargeau (11–12 June 1429)

(i) William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk) – (1st cousin 18 x removed) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of the Herrings (12 February 1429)

(i) ???????

  • Siege of Orleans (12 October 1428 – 8 May 1429)

(i) William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk) – (1st cousin 18 x removed) – Commander/Leader
(ii) John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Verneuil (17 August 1424)

(i) John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford – (1st cousin x 19x removed) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of La Brossinière (26 September 1423)

(i) (i) William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk) – (1st cousin 18 x removed) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Cravant (31 July 1423)

(i) ????????

  • Siege of Meaux (2 May 1422)

(i) Henry V of England ‘prince Harry’ – (Husband of 16x great grandmother) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Baugé (21 March 1421)

(i) Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence – (1st cousin x 19x removed) – Commander/Leader
(ii) Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader
(iii) John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset – (1st cousin 18x removed) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of La Rochelle (1419)

(i) ???????

  • Siege of Rouen (31 July 1418 – 19 January 1419)

(i) Henry V of England ‘prince Harry’ – (Husband of 16x great grandmother) – Commander/Leader

  • Battle of Agincourt – (25 October 1415)

(i) Henry V of England ‘prince Harry’ – (Husband of 16x great grandmother) – Commander/Leader
(ii) Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York – (1st cousin 20x removed) – Commander/Leader
(iii) Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester – (1st cousin 19x removed) – Commander/Leader
(iv) Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk – (18th great grand uncle) – Commander/Leader – Died at Battle
(v) Walter Hungerford – (18th great grandfather) – Soldier
(vi) Sir Leonard Hastings –  (husband of 18th great aunt) – Soldier
(vii) Sir Richard Harrington – (husband of 20th great grand aunt) – Soldier
(viii) Sir John Tyrrell – (18th great grandfather) – Soldier

  • Siege of Harfleur (18 August 1415 – 22 September 1415)

(i) Henry V of England ‘prince Harry’ – (Husband of 16x great grandmother) – Commander/Leader

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