Botetourt, John, first Lord Botetourt (d. 1324), admiral, emerged from obscurity in the 1280s and became a politically influential baron, an active soldier, and a prominent naval commander. For such a well-connected man Botetourt's origins and parentage are astonishingly obscure. An unsubstantiated reference in the ...
Carew, Sir Thomas (1368
Howard, Sir Edward (1476/7–1513), naval commander, was the second son of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk (1443–1524), and his first wife, Elizabeth Tilney (d. 1497).
Edward's father was wounded fighting for Richard III at Bosworth, and was subsequently deprived of his title of ...
Neville [Fauconberg], Thomas [called the Bastard of Fauconberg] (d. 1471), naval commander and rebel, was one of at least two illegitimate sons of the Yorkist commander William Neville, Lord Fauconberg (d. 1463) in right of his mad wife and, from 1461, earl of Kent...
Poyntz, Sir Anthony (c. 1480–1532/3), naval commander, was the eldest son of Sir Robert Poyntz (b. late 1440s, d. 1520) and Margaret, the illegitimate daughter of Anthony Woodville, second Earl Rivers. He was descended from a cadet branch of the family based at ...