Biography of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553
Paternal Family Tree: Tudor
Descendants Family Trees:
Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509
Edward IV King England 1442-1483
Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex
Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd
Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth
Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys
Kings England: Son of Henry VIII King England and Ireland
Kings Scotland: Great x 14 Grand Son of Duncan "The Sick" I King Scotland
Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks
Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France
On 12 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was born to Henry VIII and Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537 at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey
Christening Edward VI
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.
Around 1540 Hans "The Younger" Holbein 1497-. Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553
Around 1546 Unknown ArtistAfter William Scrots. Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553.
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.
Around 1547 Master JohnWorkshop. Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553.
In 1547 John Carey 1491-1552 was knighted by Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553.
On 28 Jan 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 succeeded VI King England and Ireland: Tudor
On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey, Westminster
Coronation Edward VI
On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey, Westminster.
John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 was appointed as Lord High Steward. Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 was appointed as Lord High Constable. Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 and William Sharington 1495-1553 were created Knight of the Bath. Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561, Edward Courtenay 1385-1418, William Sharington 1495-1553 and Walter Buckler -1556 were knighted. Edward Dymoke 1508-1566 attended as the King's Champion.
In Jul 1552 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 visited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst, Sussex.
After 06 Jul 1553 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was buried at Henry VII Chapel, Chapels, Westminster Abbey, Westminster
Death of Edward VI
On 06 Jul 1553 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 died at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.
Father: Henry VIII King England and Ireland
GrandFather: Henry VII King England and Ireland
Great GrandFather: Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond
Great Great GrandFather: Owen Tudor
Great Great GrandMother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England
Great GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk
Great Great GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset
Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset
GrandMother: Elizabeth York Queen Consort England
Great GrandFather: Edward IV King England
Great Great GrandFather: Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales
Great Great GrandMother: Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York
Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England
Great Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers
Great Great GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford
Mother: Jane Seymour Queen Consort England
GrandFather: John Seymour
Great GrandFather: John Seymour
Great Great GrandFather: John Seymour
Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Coker
Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Darell
GrandMother: Margery Wentworth
Great GrandFather: Henry Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer
Great Great GrandFather: Philip Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer
Great Great GrandMother: Mary Clifford Baroness Despencer
Great GrandMother: Anne Saye Baroness Despencer
Great Great GrandFather: John Saye
Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney