BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN VERE 15TH EARL OXFORD 1471-1540

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Vere

Descent French Royalty: 12G Grandson Henry I King France

EVENTS

Around 1471 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 was born to John Vere 1433-1480 (38) and Alice Colbroke

Before 04 Nov 1498 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 and Christian Foderingay 1481-1498 were married

Before 1512 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 and Elizabeth Trussell were married

Around 1512 Elizabeth Vere 1512- was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (41) and Elizabeth Trussell

On 16 Aug 1513 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (22) fought at Thérouanne during the Battle of the Spurs. Henry's army included George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (45) (commanded), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (36) , Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham -1529, Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (42) and Anthony Wingfield 1487-1552 (25) . John "Tilbury Jack" Arundell 1495-1561 (18) , William Compton 1482-1528 (31) , John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford 1465-1537 (48) and William Hussey 1472-1531 (40) was knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West 1457-1525 (56) and Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor 1467-1543 (46) was created as Knight Banneret.

On 25 Sep 1513 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (42) was knighted by Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (22) at Tournai, Belgium

In 1516 John Vere 16th Earl Oxford 1516-1562 was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (45) and Elizabeth Trussell

Around 1517 Frances Vere 1517-1577 was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (46) and Elizabeth Trussell at Suffolk

Around 1520 Robert Vere 1520- was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (49) and Elizabeth Trussell

On Jun 1520 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (28) hosted Field of the Cloth of Gold at Balinghem. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (42) carried the Sword of State. John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (45) attended as Henry VIII's chaplain. Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye 1484-1539 (36) , Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1478-1521 (42) , Anthony Poyntz 1480-1533 (40) , William Coffin 1495-1538 (25) , William "Great" Courtenay 1477-1535 (43) , Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (37) , William Paston 1479-1554 (41) , William Denys 1470-1533 (50) , Richard Cecil 1495-1553 (25) , William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton 1483-1547 (37) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (22) , John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562 (40) , Henry Guildford 1489-1532 (31) , Marmaduke Constable 1480-1545 (40) , William Compton 1482-1528 (38) , William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 (42) , Thomas Cheney 1485-1558 (35) , Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (69) , John Rodney 1461-1528 (59) , John Marney 2nd Baron Marney 1484-1525 (35) , William Sidney 1482-1554 (38) , John Vere 14th Earl Oxford 1499-1526 (20) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (49) , Edmund Walsingham 1480-1550 (40) , Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West 1457-1525 (63) , Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer 1472-1521 (48) , Anthony Wingfield 1487-1552 (32) and Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham -1529 attended. William Carey 1500-1528 (20) jousted. Margaret Dymoke 1500-1545 (20) attended. William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne 1470-1540 (50) organised. Jane Parker 2nd Viscountess Rochford 1505-1542 (15) attended.

Around 1522 Anne Vere 1522-1572 was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (51) and Elizabeth Trussell

On May 1522 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (30) met with Charles Habsburg-Spain V Holy Roman Emperor 1500-1558 (22) at Dover, Kent. William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 (44) , William Compton 1482-1528 (40) , John Marney 2nd Baron Marney 1484-1525 (37) and John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (51) were present. Henry VIII Meeting with Charles V Holy Roman Emperor

On 14 Jul 1526 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (55) succeeded 15th Earl Oxford (2C 1141)

On 19 Dec 1526 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (55) was appointed as Lord Great Chamberlain

On 21 Oct 1527 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (56) was appointed 293rd Knight Garter: Henry VIII

Before 22 Mar 1531 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 was appointed as Privy Council

On 01 Jun 1533 the six months pregnant Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (32) was crowned Queen Consort England by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (43) at Westminster Abbey, Westminster. John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (62) bore the Crown. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (16) carried the Salt. Margaret Wotton 1487-1535 (46) rode in the procession. William Coffin 1495-1538 (38) was appointed as Master of the Horse. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (50) served as Lord Sewer. Henry Parker 1513-1552 (19) and William Coffin 1495-1538 (38) were knighted. Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley 1505-1534 (28) and Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle 1507-1560 (26) were created Knight of the Bath. Margaret Wotton 1487-1535 (46) rode in the procession. Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 (44) attended.

On 02 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (35) was charged with treason and accused of 'despising her marriage and entertaining malice against the King, and following daily her frail and carnal lust'. Elizabeth Browne 1502-1565 (34) was the principal witness. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (52) , Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 (24) , Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541 (21) , George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (49) , Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (44) , John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562 (56) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (38) , Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, 10th Baron Morley 1476-1556 (60) , Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (26) , Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle 1507-1560 (28) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (65) , Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth 1501-1551 (35) , Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (40) , Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527, Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh 1488-1550 (48) , Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (40) , William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (60) , Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (24) , Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (48) , Edward Powers Lord Powers, William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne 1470-1540 (66) , Thomas Ware, Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor 1467-1543 (69) and George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham 1497-1558 (39) were jurors at King's Hall, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (63) was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard 1516-1547 (20) attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu 1492-1539 (44) was one of the judges. .

On 02 Jul 1536 three weddings between the Neville, and Manners and Vere families, were celebrated at one mass at Holywell, Shoreditch, Hackney, Greater London. Those present included Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (48) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (63) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (52) , Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (19) , Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (40) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (65) and Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (38)

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (62) at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (64) and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (21) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex 1485-1540 (52) , Philip Boteler 1492-1545 (44) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (57) attended. Mary Scrope 1476-1548 (61) carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) carried the canopy. Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount 1503-1558 (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. The future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (4) carried the Chrisom. Christopher Barker -1550 proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 (48) attended. .

On 12 Nov 1537 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537 was buried at Henry VIII Vault, Quire, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire. Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (21) was Chief Mourner. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (60) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (53) , John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (58) , Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (20) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (64) , Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (45) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (39) , Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (41) attended.

In Nov 1538 the Exeter Conspiracy was an attempt to overthrow Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (47) and replace him with Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (42) . Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (50) presided. John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (67) sat in judgement. Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541 (23) was juror.

On 30 Jan 1540 Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England 1515-1557 (24) arrived at Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (23) carried the Sword of State. William Holles Lord Mayor 1471-1542 (69) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (56) , Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (57) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (69) , John Vere 16th Earl Oxford 1516-1562 (24) and Catherine Willoughby 12th Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1519-1580 (20) were present.

On 21 Mar 1540 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (69) died

Aubrey Vere was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 and Elizabeth Trussell

Geoffrey Vere was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 and Elizabeth Trussell

ANCESTRY

Father: John Vere 1433-1480

GrandFather: Robert Vere 1410-1461

1G GrandFather: Richard Vere 11th Earl Oxford 1385-1417

2G GrandFather: Aubrey Vere 10th Earl Oxford 1338-1400

3G GrandFather: John Vere 7th Earl Oxford 1312-1360

4G GrandFather: Alphonse Vere

4G GrandMother: Jane Foliot

3G GrandMother: Maud Badlesmere 1310-1366

4G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322

4G GrandMother: Margaret Clare 1287-1333

2G GrandMother: Alice Fitzwalter

1G GrandMother: Alice Sergeaux

GrandMother: Joan Courtenay

Mother: Alice Colbroke