Biography of John Vere 15th Earl Oxford

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Around 1471 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford was born to John Vere and Alice Colbroke.

Before 04 Nov 1498 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Christian Foderingay Countess Oxford were married.

Before 1512 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford were married. Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford by marriage Countess Oxford (2C 1141).

Around 1512 Elizabeth Vere Baroness Darcy Chiche was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford.

Battle of the Spurs

On 16 Aug 1513 Henry VIII fought at Thérouanne during the Battle of the Spurs. Henry's army included George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford (commanded), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Anthony Wingfield. John "Tilbury Jack" Arundell, William Compton, John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford and William Hussey was knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West and Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor was created as Knight Banneret.

On 25 Sep 1513 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford was knighted by Henry VIII at Tournai.

In 1516 John Vere 16th Earl Oxford was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford.

Around 1517 Frances Vere was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford at Suffolk.

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.

Around 1520 Robert Vere was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford.

Around 1522 Anne Vere Baroness Montagu was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford.

Henry VIII Meeting with Charles V Holy Roman Emperor

On May 1522 Henry VIII met with Charles Habsburg-Spain V Holy Roman Emperor at Dover. William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy, William Compton, John Marney 2nd Baron Marney and John Vere 15th Earl Oxford were present. Henry VIII Meeting with Charles V Holy Roman Emperor.

On 14 Jul 1526 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford succeeded 15th Earl Oxford (2C 1141). Christian Foderingay Countess Oxford by marriage Countess Oxford (2C 1141).

On 19 Dec 1526 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford was appointed as Lord Great Chamberlain.

On 21 Oct 1527 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford was appointed 293rd Knight Garter: Henry VIII.

Before 22 Mar 1531 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford was appointed as Privy Council.

Coronation of Anne Boleyn

On 01 Jun 1533 the six months pregnant Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was crowned Queen Consort England by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury at Westminster Abbey. See Coronation of Anne Boleyn.
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford bore the Crown. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk carried the Salt. Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset rode in the procession. William Coffin Master was appointed as Master of the Horse. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex served as Lord Sewer. Henry Parker and William Coffin Master were knighted. Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle were created Knight of the Bath. Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset rode in the procession. Arthur Hopton attended.

Trial of Anne Boleyn

On 15 May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn tried at the King's Hall in the Tower of London. .
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu was one of the judges. Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester was the principal witness.
The jurors were:
Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk,
Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln,
Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon,
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland,
John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt,
Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland,
Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, 10th Baron Morley,
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby,
Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle,
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford,
Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth,
Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester,
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland,
Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh,
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter,
William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel,
Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel,
Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon,
Edward Powers Lord Powers,
William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne,
Thomas Ware,
Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor, and
George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham.

Neville Triple Wedding

On 02 Jul 1536 three weddings between the Neville, and Manners and Vere families, were celebrated at one mass at Holywell. Those present included Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk, Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland.
Henry Neville 5th Earl Westmoreland and Anne Manners were married,
Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland and Margaret Neville were married, and
John Vere 16th Earl Oxford and Dorothy Neville were married.

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, Edward Neville, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley, Richard Long and John Wallop carried the canopy.

Funeral of Jane Seymour

On 12 Nov 1537 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England was buried in the Henry VIII Vault in St George's Chapel in Windsor.
Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland was Chief Mourner.
Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, John Gage Lord Chamberlain, Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland, Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland, Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter attended. .

Exeter Conspiracy

Before Aug 1538 the Exeter Conspiracy was an attempt to overthrow Henry VIII and replace him with Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter, grandson of Edward VI, Henry's first cousin. Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon presided. John Vere 15th Earl Oxford sat in judgement. Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland was juror.
The Exeter Conspiracy was an attack by Henry VIII on Cardinal Reginald Pole. He, Cardinal Pole, was safe in Rome. Instead Henry destroyed mnost of the Pole family in England.

Anne of Cleves Arrival at London

On 30 Jan 1540 Anne of Cleves arrived at Blackheath. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk carried the Sword of State. William Holles Lord Mayor, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford, John Vere 16th Earl Oxford and Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk were present. .

On 21 Mar 1540 John Vere 15th Earl Oxford died.

Aubrey Vere was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford.

Geoffrey Vere was born to John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Vere

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 13 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Llywelyn ap Seisyll King Gwynedd, King Powys, King Deheubarth

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 20 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 12 Grand Son of Henry I King France

Ancestry

Father: John Vere Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

GrandFather: Robert Vere Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandFather: Richard Vere 11th Earl Oxford Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Aubrey Vere 10th Earl Oxford Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Vere 7th Earl Oxford

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Badlesmere Countess Oxford Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alice Fitzwalter Countess Oxford

Great GrandMother: Alice Sergeaux Countess Oxford

GrandMother: Joan Courtenay

Mother: Alice Colbroke