Jasper Tudor son of Owen Tudor and Katherine of Valois (widow of Henry V) and half brother of Henry VI. Brother of Edmund Tudor (father of the future Henry VII). Jasper played a major role on behalf of the Lancastians in the Wars of the Roses and was with
"OWEN TUDOR. WELSH HUSBAND OF QUEEN CATHERINE, DOWAGER QUEEN OF KING HENRY V. HE WAS EXECUTED AT HEREFORD IN 1461 FOLLOWING THE BATTLE OF MORTIMERS CROSS. GRANDFATHER OF KING HENRY VIII, FOUNDER OF THE TUDOR DYNASTY, HIS SEVERED HEAD IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE TOP STEP OF THE MARKET CROSS WHICH ONCE STOOD NEAR THIS SPOT".