Biography of Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter

Timeline

Before 1504 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter was born to William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy and Elizabeth Saye Baroness Mountjoy.

On 25 Oct 1519 Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter and Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter were married. Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter by marriage as Countess Devon (4C 1511).

In 1525 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter by marriage 1st Marchioness Exeter (1C 1525).

Before 1527 Henry Courtenay was born to Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter and Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter.

Around 1527 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon was born to Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter and Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter.

Christening of Elizabeth I

On 10 Sep 1533 the future the future Elizabeth I was christened at the Palace of Placentia.
Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter, Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter carried a taper of virgin wax.
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby, Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford supported the train of the mantle.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, William Howard 1st Baron Howard and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford carried the canopy. .

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, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire, Edward Neville, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley, Richard Long and John Wallop carried the canopy.

In Nov 1538 Margaret Pole Countess Salsbury, her son Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu, his son Henry Pole, and other Pole family members, and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter, his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter, their son Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon and Edward Neville wre arrested and imprisoned on charges of treason. Cromwell had previously written that they had "little offended save that he [Reginald Pole] is of their kin". They were committed to the Tower of London.

In 1540 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter was released.

In 1540 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter was released.

Exeter Conspiracy

On 03 Aug 1553 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon was finally released from imprisonment after fifteen years by Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland who was a close friend of his mother Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter. .

On 25 Sep 1558 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Blount

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 21 Grand Daughter of Egbert King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

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

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of John "Lackland" I King England

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

Kings Franks: Great x 21 Grand Daughter of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Louis "Fat" VI King France

Ancestry

Father: William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

GrandFather: John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy Great x 11 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great GrandFather: Walter Blount 1st Baron Mountjoy Great x 10 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Blount Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Blount Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sancha Toledo

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Gresley

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Gresley

Great GrandMother: Helena Byron Baroness Mountjoy

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Byron

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Byron

GrandMother: Lora Berkeley Countess Ormonde Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: Edward Berkeley Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Berkeley Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bettershorne

Great x 2 GrandMother: Lora Fitzhugh Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Fitzhugh Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Mother: Elizabeth Saye Baroness Mountjoy Great x 9 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

GrandFather: William Saye Great x 8 Grandson 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