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John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles KG (c. 1450 - 09 February 1499 London) was an English Lancastrian Nobleman who was made a Knight of the Garter.

John was born about 1450 to Lionel de Welles and Margaret Beauchamp. He was a maternal half-brother of Margaret Beaufort, and thus an uncle of the half-blood of Henry VII.

Some time in December 1487 John married Princess Cecily of York the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, making him a member of the Royal Family. John and Cecily had at least two children, both whom died young, and a possible third.

  • Elizabeth Welles (c. 1489-1498)
  • Anne Welles (c. 1491-c. 1499)

And Possibly

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Peerage of England
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