List of the Knights of the Garter

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Knights of the Garter, 1348-present

The dates are those of appointment or nomination (app), or investiture or installation (inv).

Ladies of the Garter, 1358-1488

Ladies appointed since 1901 are included in the main list above as supplementary entries.

  • 1358 PHILIPPA, QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of William, Count of Holland and Hainault. Married Edward III, King of England.
  • 1376 Isabella, Countess of Bedford. Daughter of Edward III. Married Enguerrand de Coucy, Earl of Bedford, K.G., afterwards Duke of Bedford.
  • 1378 Joan, Princess of Wales (the Fair Maid of Kent). Daughter and sole heiress of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent, K.G. Married 1st Thomas (Holland), Earl of Kent, K.G.; 2ndly Edward (the Black Prince), who died 1376. Mother of Richard II. Her marriage to William 2nd Earl of Salisbury, K.G., was declared by Pope Clement VI null and void.
  • 1378 Constance, Duchess of Lancaster. Daughter and heiress of Peter, King of Castile and Leon. Married, as his second wife, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, K.G.
  • 1378 Mary, Duchess of Brittany. Daughter of Edward III. Married John de Montfort, Duke of Brittany, K.G.
  • 1378 Maud, Lady Courtenay. Daughter of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Kent, K.G. Married 1st Hugh, Lord Courtenay, K.G.; 2ndly Waleran, Count of St. Paul.
  • 1378 Philippa, Queen Consort of Portugal. Daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, K.G. Married John I, King of Portugal, K.G.
  • 1378 Elizabeth, Duchess of Exeter. Daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, K.G. Married 1st John (Holland), Duke of Exeter, K.G.; 2ndly John (Cornwall), Lord Fanhope, K.G.
  • 1378 Philippa, Countess of Oxford. Daughter and heiress of Enguerrand de Coucy, Earl of Bedford, K.G., afterwards Duke of Bedford. Married Robert (de Vere), 9th Earl of Oxford, afterwards Duke of Ireland, K.G.
  • 1378 Isabel Countess of Cambridge. Daughter of Peter King of Castile and Leon. Married Edmund of Langley, Earl of Cambridge, K.G., afterwards Duke of York.
  • 1384 ANNE (OF BOHEMIA), QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of the Emperor Charles IV. Married, as his first wife, Richard II, King of England.
  • 1384 Eleanor, Countess of Buckingham. Daughter of Humphrey (de Bohun). Earl of Hereford, K.G. Married Thomas of Woodstock, Earl of Buckingham, K.G., afterwards Duke of Gloucester.
  • 1384 Anne, Countess of Pembroke. Daughter of Sir Walter Manny, K.G. Married, as his second wife, John (Hastings), 2nd Earl of Pembroke, K.G.
  • 1384 Elizabeth, Countess of Salisbury. Daughter of John Lord Mohun, K.G. Married William (de Montacute) 12nd Earl of Salisbury, K.G.
  • 1384 Catherine, of Lancaster. Daughter of John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster, K.G. She later married Henry, Prince of Asturias, who succeeded as Henry III, King of Castile and Leon.
  • 1384 Joan, Lady Mohun. Daughter of Sir Bartholomew Burghersh. Married John, Lord Mohun K.G.
  • 1386 Maud, Countess of Oxford. Daughter of Sir Ralph Ufford. Married Thomas (de Vere), 8th Earl of Oxford, who died 1371.
  • 1386 Elizabeth, Countess of Nottingham. Daughter of Richard, 4th Earl of Arundel, K.G. Married, as his second wife, Thomas (Mowbray), Earl of Nottingham, K.G., Earl Marshal.
  • 1386 Constance, Lady le Despencer. Daughter of Edmund. of Langley, Duke of York, K.G. Married Thomas, Lord le Despencer, afterwards Earl of Gloucester, K.G.
  • 1386 Elizabeth, Lady de Vere. Daughter of Hugh, Earl of Devon. Married 1st Sir Andrew Luttrell; 2ndly *Sir John de Vere.
  • 1386 Blanch, Lady Poynings. Daughter of - de Mowbray. Married 1st Thomas, 3rd Lord Poynings, who died 1375; 2ndly *Sir John Worth.
  • 1387 The Lady Gomeneys. Married John de Geaux, Sire de Gomeneys.
  • 1387 Katharine, Lady Swynford. Daughter of Sir Payne Roet. Married 1st Sir Hugh Swynford; 2ndly, as his third wife, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, K.G.
  • 1388 Alice, Countess of Kent. Daughter of Richard, 4th Earl of Arundel, K.G. Married Thomas (Holland), 2nd Earl of Kent, K.G.
  • 1388 Mary, Countess of Derby. Afterwards QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of Humphrey (de Bohun), Earl of Northampton, K.G. Married Henry (Plantagenet), Earl of Derby, K.G., afterwards Henry IV, King of England.
  • 1390 Lady (Elizabeth) Trivet. Daughter of Sir Philip Timbury. Married 1st Thomas Swinbourne; 2ndly Sir Thomas Trivet, who died 1388.
  • 1390 Lady Joan Beauchamp. Daughter of Richard, 4th Earl of Arundel, K.G. Married Sir William Beauchamp.
  • 1390 Joan, Lady Fitzwalter. Daughter of John, Lord Devereux, K.G. Married 1st Sir Walter Fitzwalter, afterwards Lord Fitzwalter; 2ndly as his third wife, Hugh, 2nd Lord Burnell, K.G.
  • 1397 Label QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of Charles VI, King of France. Married, as his second wife, Richard II, King of England.
  • 1399 Catherine, Duchess of Gueldres. Daughter of Albert, Count of Holland, K.G. Married William, Duke of Gueldres and Juliers, K.G.
  • 1399 Joan, Duchess of York. Daughter of Thomas (Holland), 2nd Earl of Kent, K.G. Married 1st Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, K.G.; 2ndly William, Lord Willoughby de Eresby, K.G.; 3rdly Henry, Lord Scrope of Masham; 4thly Henry (Bromflete), Lord Vesey.
  • 1399 Margaret, Marchioness of Dorset. Daughter of Thomas (Holland), 2nd Earl of Kent, K.G. Married 1st John (Beaufort), Marquess of Dorset, K.G.; 2ndly Thomas (Plantagenet), Duke of Clarence, K.G.
  • 1399 Joan, Countess of Westmorland. Daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, K.G. Married 1st Sir Robert Ferrers; 2ndly Ralph (Nevill), 1st Earl of Westmorland, K.G.
  • 1399 Blanch Bradeston. Probably daughter of Sir Thomas Bradeston.
  • 1399 Lady (Agnes) Arundel. Married Sir William Arundel, K.G.
  • 1399 Margaret, Lady Roe of Hamlake. Daughter of John (Fitzalan), Lord Maltravers. Married William, 7th Lord Roe of Hamlake, K.G.
  • 1399 Lady (Margaret) de Courcy. Married Sir William de Courcy.
  • 1408 Joan, QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of Charles II, King of Navarre. Married 1st John IV, Duke of Brittany, K.G.; 2ndly Henry IV, King of England.
  • 1408 Philippa, Queen Consort of Denmark. Daughter of Henry IV, King of England. Married Eric IX, King of Denmark, K.G.
  • 1408 Margaret, Duchess of Holland. Daughter of Philip (the Bold), Duke of Burgundy, K.G. Married William of Bavaria, Duke of Holland and Count of Ostrevant, K.G.
  • 1408 Blanch, Duchess of Bavaria. Daughter of Henry IV, King of England. Married Lewis, Duke of Bavaria.
  • 1408 Philippa, Duchess of York. Daughter of John 2nd Lord Mohun, K.G. Married 1st as his second wife, Walter, 4th Lord Fitzwalter; 2ndly *Sir John Golafre; 3rdly Edward (Plantagenet), 2nd Duke of York, K.G.
  • 1408 Maud, Countess of Salisbury. Daughter of Sir Adam Francis. Married 1st Sir Alan Buxhull, K.G.; 2ndly John (Montacute), 3rd Earl of Salisbury, K.G.
  • 1408 Lady (Margaret) Waterton. Daughter of Thomas Clarell. Married Sir Robert Waterton.
  • 1408 Lady (Margaret) Beaufort. Daughter of Sir Thomas Nevill. Married Sir Thomas Beaufort, K.G., afterwards Earl of Dorset and Duke of Exeter.
  • 1408 Agnes or Anne, wife of William de Gomeneys, son of le sire de Gomeneys.
  • 1413 Beatrix, Countess of Arundel. Daughter of John I, King of Portugal and Donna Agnes Perez. Married 1st Thomas (Fitzalan), 5th Earl of Arundel, K.G.; 2ndly Gilbert, Lord Talbot, K.G.; 3rdly Thomas Fettiplace; 4thly John (Holland), Earl of Huntingdon, K.G.
  • 1415 KATHERINE, QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of Charles VI, King of France. Married Henry V, King of England.
  • 1432 Label Countess of Warwick. Daughter of Thomas (le Despencer), Earl of Gloucester, K.G. Married 1st Richard (Beauchamp), Earl of Worcester; 2ndly Richard (Beauchamp), 5th Earl of Warwick, K.G.
  • 1432 Alice, Countess of Suffolk. Daughter of Thomas Chaucer of Ewelme. Married 1st Thomas (Montacute), 4th Earl of Salisbury, K.G.; 2ndly William (de la Pole), 3rd Earl of Suffolk, K.G., afterwards 1st Duke of Suffolk. On her tomb in Ewelme church she is represented with a garter on her left arm.
  • 1436 Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester. Daughter of Reginald, Lord Cobham of Sterborough, K.G. Married, as his second wife, Humphrey (Plantagenet), Duke of Gloucester, K.G. Regent of England.
  • 1436 Jacqueline, Duchess of Bedford. Daughter of Peter, Count of St. Paul. Married 1st John (Plantagenet), Duke of Bedford, K. G.; 2ndly Sir Richard Wydville, K.G., afterwards 1st Earl Rivers.
  • 1448 MARGARET, QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of René, Duke of Anjou, titular King of Sicily, Naples, and Jerusalem. Married Henry VI, King of England.
  • 1448 Lady (Anne) Moleyns. Daughter of Sir John Whalesburgh. Married Sir William Moleyns, afterwards Lord Moleyns.
  • 1448 Emmeline, Lady Saye and Sele. Of the family of Sir William Cromer, Lord Mayor of London, 1413. Married James, 1st Lord Saye and Sele.
  • 1448 Margaret, Lady Beauchamp. Sister of Richard Ferrars. Married John, 1st Lord Beauchamp of Powyk, K.G.
  • 1448 Alice Norreys.
  • c.1468 Lady (Margaret) Harcourt. Daughter of Sir John Byron. Married Sir Robert Harcourt, K.G. On her tomb in Stanton Harcourt church she is represented with a garter on her left arm.
  • 1477 ELIZABETH, QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of Sir Richard Wydville, K.G., afterwards 1st Earl Rivers. Married 1st Sir John Grey of Groby; 2ndly Edward IV, King of England.
  • 1477 ELIZABETH, PRINCESS OF ENGLAND, afterwards QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND. Daughter of Edward IV. Married Henry VII, King of England.
  • 1477 Elizabeth, Duchess of Suffolk. Daughter of Richard (Plantagenet), 3rd Duke of York, K. G. Married John (de la Pole), 2nd Duke of Suffolk, K.G.
  • 1480 Cicely, Lady Welles. Daughter of Edward IV. Married 1st John, Lord Welles, K.G., afterwards Viscount Welles; 2ndly Thomas Kymbe.
  • 1480 Mary, Princess of England. Daughter of Edward IV. Unmarried.
  • 1488 Margaret, Countess of Richmond. Daughter of John (Beaufort), Duke of Somerset, K.G. Married Edmund (Tudor), Earl of Richmond, and was mother of Henry VII.

Sources

This list merges two sources:

  1. A list of all knights from 1348 to 1939, adapted from Edmund H. Fellowes: The Knights of the Garter 1348-1939, which is a catalogue of the stall-plates in St. George's chapel, Windsor. Fellowes book lists the knights by stall, and that listing by stall can by found here with Fellowes' original annotations (many of which relate to the monuments visible in the chapel). I have rearranged it into a chronological listing and edited errors. Fellowes's sources are Beltz and Shaw. I chose this source because it was convenient for me to scan.
  2. A list of all knights from 1904 to the present, provided in April 1999 by Christopher Buyers in a post to the newsgroup alt.talk.royalty. I have edited his list for compatibility, paring down the styles. I have also modified it to conform with the listing in the most recent book on the Order, Begent and Chesshyre (1999).

Other lists of the knights of the Garter can be found:

  • Beltz, George Frederick: Memorials of the Order of the Garter, from its foundation to the present time. Including the history of the order; biographical notices of the knights in the reigns of Edward III. and Richard II., the chronological succession of the members. London, W. Pickering, 1841. [reprint: New York, AMS Press, 1973]
    Includes a list of all knights from 1344 to 1841 on p. cxlix-ccxviii. Beltz's list is the same as that of Shaw (infra), except that he counts Edward III as no. 1 and the Black Prince as no. 2.
  • Shaw, William Arthur: The knights of England; a complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of knights bachelors, by Wm. A. Shaw. Incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland, compiled by G. D. Burtchaell. London, Printed and published for the Central chancery of the orders of knighthood, Sherratt and Hughes, 1906. [reprint: Baltimore, Geneological Publishing Co., 1970, 1995.]
    Shaw and all others do not count Edward III, since he appointed 25 knights beside himself, the "founders".
  • Cokayne, George Edward: The Complete Peerage. 2nd ed., London, St. Catherine Press, 1910-59. vol. 2, appendix B.
    Complete list up to 1911, derived independently from Beltz and Shaw. It has dates of nomination, investiture and installation, and indicates for which deceased member each appointed member replaced. It also lists degradations ands "missions" (sent to invest foreign nominees).
  • Holmes, Grace: The Order of the Garter, Its Knights and Stallplates 1348-1984. Windsor, 1984.
  • Begent, Peter J., and Hubert Chesshyre: The Most Noble Order of the Garter, 650 Years. London, Spink, 1999.
    A list is in Appendix A, pp. 309-330, with names, dates of nomination and year of death. There is also list of degradations and removals p. 277-278.

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