Constance of York (c1374-1416)

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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 in Reading, Berkshire, England of unspecified causes. She married Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1373-1400) 7 November 1379 JL . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Belarus, Italy, Turkey.


Offspring of Constance of York and Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1373-1400)  ¢
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 Constance of York and Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (1383-1408)  ¢
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)

Common ancestors of Constance of York (c1374-1416) and Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (1383-1408)

  1. Edward I of England (1239-1307)
  2. Philippe III Capet (1245-1285)

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.


  Robin Patterson

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