GEOFFREY, 2nd Baron
b. 1423. Early exhibited signs of his Mother's Violent Disposition, and
Rebelled frequently against the Iron Rule of his Father. Quarrelled with
his brother Henry (q.v.) and Bitterly Resented County of Belremy being
bestowed on him. m. 1445. Alys, daughter of a Gentleman of Inferior
Lineage, thus enraging his Father. Soon became Permanently estranged
from Simon as a Consequence of Embracing the Yorkist Party. Steered a
Perilous and Intricate Course through the War of the Roses, and finally
Deserted the Yorkist Cause upon the Mysterious Demise of the Nephews of
Richard III, which event he felt needed an Explanation which was not
Forthcoming. Opened communications with Henry, Earl of Richmond, but
becoming Exasperated by the Cautious Policy of Henry, he retired from
Public Life, and spent the Remainder of his life upon his Estates. d.
1485, of the Sweating-Sickness.