Biography of Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset

Timeline

In 1500 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was born to John Seymour and Margery Wentworth.

In 1527 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Catherine Filliol were married.

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

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

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

On 12 Oct 1537 Edward Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset.

Christening Edward VI

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex, Philip Boteler, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and John Gage Lord Chamberlain attended. Mary Scrope carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried the canopy.
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter supported his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel carried the train of the Prince's robe. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton attended. .
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp.
Edward VI King England and Ireland was created as Duke Cornwall, Earl Chester (9C 1537).
Nicholas Carew KG, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet, Edward Neville, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley, Richard Long and John Wallop carried the canopy.

In 1538 Anne Seymour Viscountess Lisle was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset.

On 22 May 1539 Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset at Wulf Hall.

Around 1540 Henry Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset at Wulf Hall.

In 1540 Margaret Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset.

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

In 1541 Jane Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset.

On May 1544 Nicholas Poyntz sent by the Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset to burn at Kinghorn, Fife.

In 1544 Robert Constable was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset at Butterdean, Coldingham.

Capture of Edinburgh

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

Death of Henry VIII

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, Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland.
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury, Anthony Denny, John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland, William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke, Edward Montagu, Edward North 1st Baron North, William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert, William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester, John Russell 1st Earl Bedford, Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset, Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham, Edward Paternal, Nicholas Paternal and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton.

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

Battle of Pinkie Cleugh

On 10 Sep 1547 an English army commanded by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset defeated a Scottish army commanded by James Hamilton 1st Duke Châtellerault and Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh at Musselburgh. The English army included John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland, Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford and Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth. John Thynne and Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos were knighted. William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley accompanied Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset.
The Scottish army included John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland who commanded the Rearguard and Gilbert Kennedy 3rd Earl Cassilis. John Stewart, Robert Douglas, Malcolm Fleming 3rd Lord Fleming, John Livingston, Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield and Hugh Montgomerie were killed. John Hay 4th Lord Hay was captured but soon released.

In 1548 Edward Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset.

On 22 Jan 1552 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was beheaded at Tower Hill.

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

In 1552 Elizabeth Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset. She was born in the year in which her father was executed.

In 1552 Mary Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset.

1562 News Years Day Gift Giving

On 01 Jan 1562 the New Years Gift Giving was held. Those who gave gifts provide an interesting who's who of the Elizabethan Court soon after Elizabeth I's Coronation. Queen Elizabeth was present since a number are described as "With the Qene her Majestie. ".
For 'dimy' read 'demi' ie half-sovereigns.
Neweeyeur's Gyftes gevon to the Quene her Majestie by those Parsons whose Names hereafter ensue, the first of January, the Yere above wrytten.
By the Lady Margaret Strainge, a little round mounte of golde to conteyne a pomaunder in it. With the Qene her Majestie. Note. Lady Margaret Strange married Henry Stanley Lord Strange on 07 Feb 1555. In 1561 he had not succeeded to Earldom of Derby and was known by the courtesy title Lord Strange. She is listed first since she was one of the few remaining direct descendants of Henry VII, being a great-granddaughter by his daughter Mary Tudor. Margaret Clifford was first in line to succeed in 1568 but died in 1596 before Elizabeth I.
Dukes, Marquises and Earls
By the Duke of Norfolke, in a purse of purple silke and golde knit, in sundry coynes of golde £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Winchester, High Threasourer of Englande, in a purse of crymsen satten, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Northampton, in a purse of crymsen silke and gold knit, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Arundell, Lord Steward, in a paper, in angels, £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Shrewesburye, in a red silke purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Darbye, in a purse of crymsen satten, embraudered with golde, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Pembroke, in a purse of black silk and silver knit, in new angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Bedforde, in a purse of black silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Rutlande, in a purse of red silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraigns and angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Huntingdon, in a red silk purse, in angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Westmerlande, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Oxforde, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Thomas Percy 7th Earl NorthumberlandEarle of Northumberlande, in a purse of black silke and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d. With the Quene her Highness.
By the Earle of Warwike, a smocke wrought with black silk, a peire of slevis, and a partelett wrought with gold, silver, and black silke. Delivered to the Lady Cobham.
By the Viscounte Mountague, in a purse of cloth of golde, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Bishops. The list of Bishops ends with "With her said Majestie"; unclear whether this refers to all the Bishops listed.
By the Archbusshop of Caunterbury, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £40 0s 0d.
By the Archbusshop of York, in soveraigns £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Duresme, in a purse of crymson silk and gold knytt, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Ely, in a red vellat purse, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Wynchester, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt and set with pearles, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of London, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Salisbury, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Worcester, in a black vellat purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lyncoln, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chychester, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Norwich, in a blew silk purse £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Hereforde, in a green silk purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lychfield and Coventry, in a red satten purse, in angells £13 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Rochester, in a red purse, in gold £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Saint Davies, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Bathe, in a purse of red silk, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Exetour, in a blew silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Peterborowe, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chester, in a red purse, in angells and soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Duchesses and Countesses
By the Duchess of Norfolke, in a prse of crymsen silk and gold knyt, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Duchess of Somerset, in a purse of silver and black silk, in royalls and ducketts £14 0s 0d. Proably the Dowager Duchess of Somerset since her husband Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset had been executed in 1552, and their children disinherited as a result.
By the Frances Vere, in a purse of tawny silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Dowager since her husband Henry Howard 1516-1547, by courtesy Earl Surrey, had been executed in 1547.
By the Anne Talbot Countess Pembroke, in a cherry bag of crymsen satten, in new angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Bedford, in a purse of crymsen silk and silver knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Dorothy Howard Countess Derby, in a purse of crymson sattin embrodred with gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Oxford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Shrewisbury, Dowager, in a purse of black silk knytt, in dimy soveraignes £12 0s 0d.
By the Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford, in a red silk purse knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Huntingdon, Dowager, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon, in a red purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Anne Somerset Countess Northumberland, in a purse of black silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Rutland, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
Viscountesses
By the Vicountess Hereford, Dowager, six hankercheffes edged with gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Vicountess Mountague, in a purse of cloth of gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Lordes
By the Lorde Keeper of the Great Seale, Bacon, in a purse of silver knytt, in angells £13 6s 8d.
By the William Howard 1st Baron Howard, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d
By the Lorde Pagett, in a greene purse in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Clynton, Lord Admyrall, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Riche, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde North, in a purse of purple silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Lumley, in a paper, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Edward Hastings 1st Baron Hastings Loughborough, in a red silk purse, in French crowns £13 0s 0d.
By the Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Windsor, in a purse of crymsn silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By John Grey, a haunce pott of allabaster garnished with silver gilt. Delivered in charge to John Asteley, Esq. Master and Threasourer of her Highnes Jewels and Plate. Lord John Grey assumed to be a courtesy title his father being Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset.
By the Henry Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley, in a red purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Mountejoye, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Edward Neville 7th Baron Bergavenny, in a purse of red silke, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Scrowpe, in a purse of blak silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon, in a purse of crymsen silk, in double ducketts £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Strainge, in a purse of red silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Lord Strange being the courtesy title for the Earldom of Derby. He wouldn't inherit until 1572.
By the Lorde Darcey of Chichey, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes, £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shefild, in a red silk purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shandowes, in a blak silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Ladyes
By the Lady Howarde, in a purse of crymsen silk and knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Clinton, a peire of sleevis of gold, pulled out with lawne. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Pagett, in gold £6 13s 4d.
By the Katherine Howard Baroness Berkeley, Lord Barkeley's wife, in gold £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Mountejoye, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Abergavenny, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Caree of Hundesdon, in a blak purse knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Taylboyes, Sir Peter Carewe's wyfe, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Cobham, a partelett and a peire of sleeves of sypers wrought with silver and blak silke. Re-delivered to herself.
By the Lady Dakers, a warming ball of gold, per oz. 3 oz. dim. With her said Majestie.
By the Douglas Howard Baroness Sheffield, a paire of sleeves wrought with fringe of blak silk and lozeng of gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Scrope, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in angells £7 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Shandowes, a peire of sleeves and a partlett of gold and silver knytt, cawle fashion. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham
By the Catherine Carey, a feyne carpett of needleworke, theverende frienged and buttoned with gold and silk. Delivered to John Torneworth, Groom of the Privy Chamber.
By the Lady Butler, in a little white purse, in French crowns £6 0s 0d. With her said Majestie. Unclear as to who Lady Butler refers to.
By the Lady Raclyef, a peire of sleeves of cameryk, all over sett with purle, and two sweet bags. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.

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

John Constable was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Seymour

Maternal Family Tree: Eleanor Vitre Countess Salisbury

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, King Deheubarth

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

Ancestry

Father: John Seymour Great x 13 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandFather: John Seymour Great x 12 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great GrandFather: John Seymour Great x 11 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Seymour Great x 10 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Seymour Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Esturney

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabel Williams

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Coker

GrandMother: Elizabeth Darell

Mother: Margery Wentworth Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: Henry Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Philip Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Roger Wentworth

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Wentworth

Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnes Dronsfield

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer, Baroness Ros Helmsley Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Tiptoft Baroness Despencer Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Mary Clifford Baroness Despencer Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Clifford 7th Baron Clifford Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Clifford 6th Baron Clifford Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Ros Baroness Clifford Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Percy Countess Westmoreland Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry "Hotspur" Percy Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Camoys Great Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandMother: Anne Saye Baroness Despencer Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: John Saye Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Saye Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Saye Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Boteler Baroness Ferrers Wem Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Cheney

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Cockayne Chief Baron

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ida Grey Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England