Biography of Henry Guildford
In 1489 Henry Guildford was born to Richard Guildford and Joan Vaux.
In May 1512 Henry Guildford and Margaret Bryan were married.
On 06 Nov 1515 Henry Guildford was appointed as Master of the Horse.
Field of the Cloth of Gold
On Jun 1520 Henry VIII hosted Field of the Cloth of Gold at Balinghem. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset carried the Sword of State. John Stokesley Bishop London attended as Henry VIII's chaplain. Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye, Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth, Anthony Poyntz, William Coffin Master, William "Great" Courtenay, Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex, William Paston, William Denys, Richard Cecil, William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton, Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland, John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt, Henry Guildford, Marmaduke Constable, William Compton, William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy, Thomas Cheney, Henry Willoughby, John Rodney, John Marney 2nd Baron Marney, William Sidney, John Vere 14th Earl Oxford, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford, Edmund Walsingham, Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West, Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer, Anthony Wingfield and Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham attended. William Carey jousted. Margaret Dymoke attended. William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne organised. Jane Parker Viscountess Rochford attended.
Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham
In Apr 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was arrested and imprisoned at Tower of London. He was accused of listening to prophecies of the King's death and intending to kill the King. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk presided at his trial. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Henry Guildford acted as judges. Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Anthony Poyntz and Edmund Walsingham as jurors. .
In 1525 Henry Guildford was appointed as Chamberlain of the Exchequer.
In 1526 Henry Guildford was appointed 291st Knight Garter: Henry VIII.
In 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Henry Guildford wearing the Garter and Inter-twined Knots Collar with St George Pendant. Standing three-quarter length, richly dressed in velvet, fur and cloth-of-gold. Holbein has meticulously shown the varied texture of his cloth-of-gold double which is woven into a pomegranate pattern with a variety of different weaves including loops of gold thread. Similarly, he has carefully articulated the band of black satin running down Guildford’s arm against the richer black of the velvet of his sleeve. A lavish use of both shell-gold paint and gold leaf (which has been used to emulate the highlights of the gold thread in the material) emphasises the luxuriousness of the sitter’s dress and his high status. In his right hand he holds the Comptroller of the Household Staff of Office.
In 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Mary Wooton when she was thirty-two commissioned with that of her husband Henry Guildford possibly to celebrate their marriage. Hung with gold chains and embellished with pearls, Lady Guildford embodies worldly prosperity, and with her prayer book she is also the very image of propriety.
Around 1527 Henry Guildford and Mary Wotton were married.
On May 1532 Henry Guildford died.
Paternal Family Tree: Guildford
Father: Richard Guildford
GrandFather: John Guildford
Mother: Joan Vaux