Biography of Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset

Family Trees

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Descendants Family Trees:

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Timeline

In 1500 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 was born to John Seymour 1474-1536 and Margery Wentworth_0000013887

In 1527 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Catherine Filliol were married

In 1527 John Seymour 1527-1552 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Catherine Filliol at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

In 1529 Edward Seymour 1529-1593 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Catherine Filliol at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Before 09 Mar 1535 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587 were married

On 12 Oct 1537 Edward Seymour 1537-1539 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long 1494-1546 was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex 1485-1540, Philip Boteler 1492-1545, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 and John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 attended. Mary Scrope 1476-1548 carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 carried the canopy.
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 supported his wife Gertrude Blount Countess Devon 1503-1558 to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 carried the train of the Prince's robe.Christopher Barker -1550 proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 attended..
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp.
Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was created as Duke Cornwall, Earl Chester (9C 1537).
Nicholas Carew, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne 1500-1548 and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet 1510-1547, Edward Neville Master 1471-1538, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549, Richard Long 1494-1546 and John Wallop 1490-1551 carried the canopy.

In 1538 Anne Seymour Viscountess Lisle 1538-1588 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

On 22 May 1539 Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford 1539-1621 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587 at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

In 1540 Margaret Seymour 1540- was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

Around 1540 Henry Seymour 1540-1588 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587 at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

In 1541 Jane Seymour 1541-1561 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

In 1541 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 was appointed 306th Knight Garter: Henry VIII

In 1544 Robert Constable 1494-1558 was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 at Butterdean, Coldingham

Capture of Edinburgh

In 1544 Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 at Edinburgh during the Capture of Edinburgh

On May 1544 Nicholas Poyntz 1510-1556 sent by the Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 to burn at Kinghorn, Fife

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII 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 1537-1553, Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne 1500-1548, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556, Anthony Denny 1501-1549, John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553, William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570, Edward Montagu 1485-1557, Edward North 1st Baron North 1496-1564, William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563, William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572, John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555, Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552, Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham 1474-1559, Edward Paternal 1489-1551, Nicholas Paternal 1497-1567 and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550.

In 1547 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 was created 1st Duke Somerset (4C 1547). Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587 by marriage Duke Somerset (4C 1547).

Battle of Pinkie Cleugh

On 10 Sep 1547 an English army commanded by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 defeated a Scottish army commanded by James Hamilton 1st Duke Ch√Ętellerault 1516-1575 and Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus 1489-1557 at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh at Musselburgh.The English army included John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553, Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford 1500-1560 and Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth 1525-1584. John Thynne 1515-1580 and Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos -1573 were knighted. William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- accompanied Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552.
The Scottish army included John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 who commanded the Rearguard and Gilbert Kennedy 3rd Earl Cassilis 1515-1558. John Stewart -1547, Robert Douglas 1505-1547, Malcolm Fleming 3rd Lord Fleming 1494-1547, John Livingston -1547, Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield -1547 and Hugh Montgomerie -1547 were killed. John Hay 4th Lord Hay -1556 was captured but soon released.

In 1548 Edward Seymour 1548-1574 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

In 1552 Mary Seymour 1552- was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

In 1552 Elizabeth Seymour 1552-1602 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

On 22 Jan 1552 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 was beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London

After 22 Jan 1552 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

Catherine Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587

John Constable 1491-1555 was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552

Ancestry

Father: John Seymour

Mother: Margery Wentworth