BIOGRAPHY OF EDMUND BEAUFORT 2ND DUKE SOMERSET 1406-1455

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou

EVENTS

In 1406 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was born to John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410 (33) and Margaret Holland 1385-1439 (21)

In 1428 Parliament Passes a Bill to Prevent Catherine of Valois Marrying without the consent of the King. The Bill appears to be in response to rumours that Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 (26) and Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (22) were having an affair, and were planning to marry.

On 11 Jun 1430 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456 was born to Owen Tudor 1400-1461 (30) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 (28) at Much Hadham Palace, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire(which belonged to the Bishops of London). There is speculation that the biological father was Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (24) with whom Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 (28) was rumoured to have had an affair. Interesting, perhaps, that he was named Edmund rather than Owen. Interesting that he took the Royal Arms of England differenced. Also interesting that his younger brother was named Jasper; a Persian name meaning 'Keeper of the Treasure.'

Around 1432 Eleanor Beaufort 1432-1501 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (26) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (23)

In 1433 Joan Beaufort 1433-1518 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (27) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (24)

In 1435 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (29) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (26) were married

In 1435 Anne Beaufort 1435-1496 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (29) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (26)

In 1436 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (30) was appointed 150th Knight Garter: Henry VI

On 26 Jan 1436 Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (30) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (27)

Around 1437 Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (31) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (28)

In 1439 Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (33) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (30)

In 1441 John Beaufort 1441-1471 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (35) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (32)

In 1442 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (36) was created 1st Marquess Dorset (2C 1442), 1st Earl Dorset (3C 1442)

In 1442 Thomas Beaufort 1442-1463 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (36) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (33)

In 1443 Elizabeth Beaufort 1443-1471 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (37) and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (34)

On 27 May 1444 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (38) succeeded 4th Earl Somerset (2C 1397)

On Mar 1448 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (42) succeeded 2nd Duke Somerset (2C 1448)

On Oct 1453 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (47) was imprisoned by Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales 1411-1460 (42) at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

On 13 Oct 1453 Edward Lancaster Prince Wales 1453-1471 was born to Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (23) at Westminster Palace, Westminster. When Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) recovered from his catatonic state, he greeted the child as a 'miracle'. There is some speculation as the child's actual father since Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (23) had been married for many years before the child was born. Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (47) has been suggested.

On Jan 1455 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (49) was released by Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (33)

On Jan 1455 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (49) was appointed as Captain Calais

On 22 May 1455 at the First Battle of St Albans. The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (49) , Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland 1393-1455 (62) , William Cotton -1455, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford 1414-1455 (41) and Richard Fortescue 1414-1455 (41) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 (52) was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (33) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (54) and Edmund Dudley 1425-1483 (30) were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 (19) was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (34) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (55) fought.

Mary Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468

ANCESTRY

Father: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410

GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399

1G GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377

2G GrandFather: Edward II King England 1284-1327

3G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England 1207-1272

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291

3G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon 1199-1252

4G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu 1220-1279

2G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358

3G GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona 1248-1271

3G GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre 1273-1305

4G GrandFather: Henry I King Navarre 1244-1274

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet 1248-1302

1G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369

2G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland 1286-1337

3G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland 1247-1304

4G GrandFather: John Hainault I Count Hainault 1218-1257

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Countholland 1230-1284

3G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg 1252-1311

4G GrandFather: Henry "Great" Luxembourg V Count Luxembourg, III Count Namur 1216-1281

4G GrandMother: Margaret Bar 1220-1275

2G GrandMother: Joan Valois 1294-1342

3G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 1270-1325

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona 1248-1271

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet 1273-1299

4G GrandFather: Charles II King Naples 1254-1309

4G GrandMother: Mary Unknown

GrandMother: Katherine Roet 1350-1403

1G GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380

Mother: Margaret Holland 1385-1439

GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397

1G GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent 1314-1360

2G GrandFather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holland 1283-1328

3G GrandFather: Robert de Holand of Upholland

2G GrandMother: Maud Zouche

3G GrandFather: Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby 1267-1314

4G GrandFather: Roger Zouche 1242-1285

4G GrandMother: Ela Longespée 1244-1276

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Segrave

4G GrandFather: Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave 1238-1295

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy

1G GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princess Wales 1328-1385

2G GrandFather: Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330

3G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England 1207-1272

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet 1279-1318

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

4G GrandMother: Maria Reginar 1256-1321

2G GrandMother: Margaret Wake 3rd Baroness Wake Liddell 1300-1349

3G GrandFather: John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell 1268-1300

4G GrandFather: Baldwin Wake

4G GrandMother: Hawise Quincy

3G GrandMother: Joan Fiennes -1309

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes 1245-1302

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont 1252-1302

GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan 1350-1416

1G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376

2G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326

3G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 1267-1302

4G GrandFather: John Fitzalan 7th Earl Arundel 1246-1272

4G GrandMother: Isabella Mortimer -1291

3G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

2G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

3G GrandFather: William Warenne -1286

4G GrandFather: John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304

4G GrandMother: Alice Lusignan 1224-1256

3G GrandMother: Joan Vere

4G GrandFather: Robert Vere 5th Earl Oxford 1240-1296

4G GrandMother: Alice Sandford

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet 1318-1372

2G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345

3G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster 1245-1296

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England 1207-1272

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291

3G GrandMother: Blanche Capet 1248-1302

4G GrandFather: Robert Capet 1216-

4G GrandMother: Matilda Reginar 1224-1288

2G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322

3G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1250-1283

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1218-1258

3G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp 1263-1306

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick 1237-1298

4G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn 1238-1301