Saturday, June 02, 2007

Question from Ron - Info on a Lady-in-Waiting

Like Carolyn I also have an ancestor reputed to have been a "Lady-in-Waiting" in the 15th Century.
Her name is Anna Margaretta Regina Pedissiqua who married Thomas Berry at Berrynarbor, North Devon circa 1480/ 1483.
Any information will be most welcome and I will be happy to swap info with interested parties.


Anonymous said...

Was she a lady-in-waiting for Elizabeth Woodville, the wife of Edward IV or Anne Neville, the wife of Richard III or Elizabeth of York, the wife of Henry VII?

If she was a lady-in-waiting for Elizabeth of York, there might possibly be some information that can be gleaned from the book, "The Privy Purse Expenses of Elizbeth of York." This title can be accessed for online viewing from the Internet Archive Text Archive website at


Anonymous said...

Not sure of her Queen but think it worth checking the book you recommend. Will do.
Many thanks for your suggestion.

Ron said...

Hi anonymous,
Thanks for your input, I have just discovered Anna Margaretta Regina Pedissiqua was Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI. I have not been able to find anything more although I have searched extensively everywhere I know. Any ideas would be helpful.

Bruce said...

Ron, I and others of the Berry family in Canada and Australia are researching Thomas Berry, whom we believe was our ancestor through the Devon,Welsh and later Irish Berry's. The primary researcher is Patrick Berry who has established an excellent website on the family.

I would very much appreciate any information on the Berrynarbour family particularly in the 1600's

serendipity said...

Hi All, I have recently connected to this woman too, surely it would be Elizabeth Woodville? Due to when she was born and died?