John Nevill, 4th Baron Latimer
|Spouse(s)||Lady Lucy Somerset|
|Katherine Neville |
|Noble family||House of Neville|
|Father||John Nevill, 3rd Baron Latymer|
|Mother||Dorothy de Vere|
|Died||22 April 1577|
John Nevill or Neville, 4th Baron Latimer or Latymer (c.1520 – 22 April 1577) was an English nobleman of the
Born about 1520 (he was 23 when his father died, 2 March 1543), he was the only son of
From the beginning of his father's marriage to Catherine, she tried to be a good step-mother to both children, but John proved to be difficult. There is some indication that Margaret, his sister, was their father's favorite. If that is true, it may explain the turbulence which would follow as John got older. As a "teenager", John proved to be a confident sulking, lying, and over-sensitive boy. Lord Latimer did not name his son as heir to his properties and made sure that his son could not meddle with his inheritance or father's legacy. In Lord Latimer's will, Catherine was named guardian of his daughter and was put in charge of Lord Latimer's affairs which were to be given over to his daughter at the age of her majority.
In January 1537, John, his sister Margaret, and step-mother Catherine, were held hostage at during the
In 1544, Nevill went to war in France where he took part in the siege of Abbeville. In 1545, he was involved with the siege of Scotland and it was there that he was knighted.
John became an emotionally unstable man later in life. In the summer of 1553, John was sent to
Marriage and issue
In 1545, Latimer married Lady
Together they had four daughters:
All of the first marriages above produced childten.
Lord Latimer died without sons in 1577; his four daughters became his joint heiresses. The barony became abeyant until 1913, when its abeyance was terminated in favour of Latimer's distant descendant
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