BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD SEYMOUR 1ST DUKE SOMERSET 1500-1552

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: SEYMOUR

Descent English Royalty: 6G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 8G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 14G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

In 1500 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was born to John Seymour (26) and Margery Wentworth

In 1527 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (27) and Catherine Filliol were married

In 1527 John Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (27) and Catherine Filliol at Wulf Hall

In 1529 Edward Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (29) and Catherine Filliol at Wulf Hall

Before 09 Mar 1535 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope were married

On 12 Oct 1537 Edward Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (37) and Anne Stanhope (40)

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London (62) at the Chapel Royal. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury (48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (64) and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland (21) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex (52) , Philip Boteler (44) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain (57) attended. Mary Scrope (61) carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (54) carried the canopy. Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. The future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland (4) carried the Chrisom. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. [Christening Edward VI].

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (37) was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp at the Christening Edward VI.

In 1538 Anne Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (38) and Anne Stanhope (41)

On 22 May 1539 Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (39) and Anne Stanhope (42) at Wulf Hall

Around 1540 Henry Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (40) and Anne Stanhope (43) at Wulf Hall

In 1540 Margaret Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (40) and Anne Stanhope (43)

In 1541 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (41) was appointed 306th Knight Garter: Henry VIII

In 1541 Jane Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (41) and Anne Stanhope (44)

In 1544 Robert Constable (49) was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (44) at Butterdean

In 1544 Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln (32) was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (44) at Edinburgh during the Capture of Edinburgh

On May 1544 Nicholas Poyntz (34) sent by the Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (44) to burn at Kinghorn

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (55) made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly. The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland (9) , Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland (30) and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland (13) . The will appointed sixteen executors: (16) , Anthony Browne (46) , Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury (57) , Anthony Denny (45) , John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (42) , William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (45) , Edward Montagu (61) , Edward North 1st Baron North (50) , William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert (40) , William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester (63) , John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (61) , Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (46) , Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham (72) , Edward Wotton (57) , Nicholas Wotton (49) and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton (41) .

In 1547 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (47) was created 1st Duke Somerset (4C 1547)

On 10 Sep 1547 an English army commanded by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (47) defeated a Scottish army commanded by James Hamilton 1st Duke Châtellerault (31) and Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus (58) at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh at Musselburgh. The English army included John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (43) , Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford (47) and Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth (22) . John Thynne (32) and Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos were knighted. William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley (26) accompanied Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (47) .

In 1548 Edward Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (48) and Anne Stanhope (51)

In 1552 Mary Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (52) and Anne Stanhope (55)

In 1552 Elizabeth Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (52) and Anne Stanhope (55)

On 22 Jan 1552 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (52) was beheaded at Tower Hill

After 22 Jan 1552 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church

John Constable was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset

Catherine Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope

ANCESTRY

Father: John Seymour (13G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

GrandFather: John Seymour (12G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandFather: John Seymour (11G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John Seymour (10G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Roger Seymour (9G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Seymour (8G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Maud Esturney

2G GrandMother: Isabel Williams

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Coker

GrandMother: Elizabeth Darrell

Mother: Margery Wentworth (5G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

GrandFather: Henry Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer (4G Grandson Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: Philip Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer (8G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: Roger Wentworth

3G GrandFather: John Wentworth

4G GrandFather: John Wentworth

4G GrandMother: Joan Tyas

3G GrandMother: Agnes Dronsfield

2G GrandMother: Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer (7G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Philip Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer (8G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip Despencer 1st Baron Despencer (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Unknown

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Tiptoft (6G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Robert Tiptoft 3rd Baron Tibetot (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Deincourt (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandMother: Mary Clifford (3G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: John Clifford 7th Baron Clifford (4G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Clifford 6th Baron Clifford (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Ros (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Stafford (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Percy (2G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry "Hotspur" Percy (3G Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Earl Northumberland (2G Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Neville (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Mortimer (1G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, 5th Earl Ulster (6G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Philippa Plantagenet 5th Countess Ulster (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

GrandMother: Anne Saye (8G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandFather: John Saye (8G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John Saye (7G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Saye (6G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Saye 2nd Baron Say

4G GrandMother: Maud Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Boteler (6G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Boteler 3rd Baron Wem and Oversley (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney (7G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney

3G GrandFather: William Cheney

4G GrandFather: John Henry Cheney

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne (6G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Cockayne Chief Baron

4G GrandFather: John Cockayne

4G GrandMother: Cecilia Vernon

3G GrandMother: Ida Grey (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Reginald Grey 2nd Baron Grey Ruthyn (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Alianore Strange (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)