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Sir Michael De La Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1362 - 1415  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Michael De La Pole 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix 2nd Earl of Suffolk 
    Birth Abt 1362 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 2nd Earl of Suffolk 
    Death 18 Sep 1415  Siege Of Harfleur Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1245  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Michael De La Pole, 1St Earl Of Suffolk,   b. Abt 1330   d. 1388-1389, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Katherine Wingfield   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Stafford   d. 8 Apr 1419 
    Marriage 1383 
    +1. Sir Thomas De La Pole   bur. Bewley Priory. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

  • Headstones
    Michael de la Pole
    Michael de la Pole

  • Notes 
    • The photo we have is of the tomb of Michael de la Pole second Earl of Suffolk and his wife Katharine, daughter of the Earl of Stafford.  He died at Harfleur in 1415. This is a rare example of a wooden tomb which may be found on the south side of the Sanctuary of St. Andrew's Church Wingfield. The village of Wingfield lies in the northern part of Suffolk, not very far from the Norfolk border. It covers some 2400 acres, but the houses (and there are many medieval houses) are widely scattered and the population is consequently small.  From:

      Michael de la Pole was the son of Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk who had married Katherine de Wingfield, only daughter of Sir John de Wingfield.

      The 2nd Earl married Katherine, daughter of Hugh, Earl of Stafford. He accompanied Henry V on his expedition to France but died of a fever at the Siege of Harfleur in 1415 just before the Battle of Agincourt where his eldest son, also Michael, was killed. William, his brother became the 1st Duke of Suffolk.

      The effigies are in wood, this is rare and no more wooden effigies were made after the 14th century. Round it are thirteen niches, eight on the south side, four at the west end and one on the north side, some of which formerly contained images of their children. At one time their names could been seen over some of the niches, An, Johane, Alexander, Thomas, Philippus, but the only one now decipherable is Thoma.

      Round the monument are the wings of the de la Poles and the Stafford knots. The figures were originally coloured. from:

      Sir Michael DE LA POLE (Second Earl of Suffolk) died in 1415. Parents: Michael DE LA POLE (Created Earl of Suffolk) and Katherine WINGFIELD.  Children were: Sir Thomas DE LA POLE. From:

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] John S. Howell, Jr., JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom.

    2. [S725] Charles Perrin, Charles Perrin, (

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (