Biography of Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558

Timeline

Around 1497 William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 and Elizabeth Saye Baroness Mountjoy were married. Elizabeth Saye Baroness Mountjoy by marriage Baroness Mountjoy.

Before 1504 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 was born to William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 and Elizabeth Saye Baroness Mountjoy

On Jul 1509 William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 and Inez Venegas Baroness Mountjoy were married. Inez Venegas Baroness Mountjoy by marriage Baroness Mountjoy.

On Feb 1515 William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 and Alice Keble Baroness Mountjoy were married. Alice Keble Baroness Mountjoy by marriage Baroness Mountjoy.

On 25 Oct 1519 Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (23) and Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (15) were married. Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (15) by marriage as Countess Devon (4C 1511).

On 29 Jul 1523 William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 and Dorothy Grey Baroness Mountjoy, Baroness Willoughby Broke, Baroness Latimer 1480-1552 were married. Dorothy Grey Baroness Mountjoy, Baroness Willoughby Broke, Baroness Latimer 1480-1552 by marriage Baroness Mountjoy.

In 1525 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (21) by marriage 1st Marchioness Exeter (1C 1525)

Before 1527 Henry Courtenay 1526- was born to Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (30) and Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (23)

Around 1527 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1527-1556 was born to Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (31) and Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (23)

Birth and Christening of Elizabeth I

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth I was christened at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.
Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (29), Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (44) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (15) carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (36) carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk 1477-1545 (56) carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (37) carried a taper of virgin wax.
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (24), Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (56), Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent 1495-1562 (38) and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford 1503-1536 supported the train of the mantle.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (59), William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 (23) and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford 1465-1537 carried the canopy.

On 08 Nov 1534 William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 died.

Birth and Christening Edward VI

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (62) at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (63) and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (21) 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 (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex 1485-1540, Philip Boteler 1492-1545 (44), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) 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 (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. Christopher Barker -1550 proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 (48) attended. .
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (37) 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 KG 1496-1539, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne 1500-1548 and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (52) surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire 1510-1547, Edward Neville 1471-1538, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (28), Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) and John Wallop 1490-1551 (47) carried the canopy.

In Nov 1538 Margaret Pole Countess Salsbury (65), her son Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu 1492-1539, his son Henry Pole 1520-1542, and other Pole family members, and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (42), his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (34), their son Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1527-1556 (11) and Edward Neville 1471-1538 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, Tower Hill, City of London.

Exeter Conspiracy

On 09 Jan 1539 Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu 1492-1539 and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (43) were beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London.

In 1540 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (36) was released.

In 1540 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (36) was released

Exeter Conspiracy

On 03 Aug 1553 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1527-1556 (26) was finally released from imprisonment after fifteen years by Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (37) who was a close friend of his mother Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (49).

On 25 Sep 1558 Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (54) died

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Blount

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 21 Grand Daughter of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks 778-840

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137

Ancestry

Father: William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534 Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

GrandFather: John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy 1450-1485 Great x 11 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great GrandFather: Walter Blount 1st Baron Mountjoy 1416-1474 Great x 10 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Blount 1390-1456 Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Blount 1348-1403 Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sancha Toledo

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Gresley 1393-1456

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Gresley 1367-1445

Great GrandMother: Helena Byron Baroness Mountjoy

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Byron 1371-1465

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Byron 1329-1397

GrandMother: Lora Berkeley Countess Ormonde Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: Edward Berkeley 1434-1506 Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 1397-1460 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Berkeley 1352-1428 Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bettershorne

Great x 2 GrandMother: Lora Fitzhugh Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh 1358-1425

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Fitzhugh -1427 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Mother: Elizabeth Saye Baroness Mountjoy Great x 9 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

GrandFather: William Saye 1452-1529 Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: John Saye 1430-1478 Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Saye 1380-1468 Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Saye 1343-1382 Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Boteler Baroness Ferrers Wem 1345-1411 Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney 1422-1473 Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney 1396-1461

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Cheney 1368-1399

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne 1394-1422 Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Cockayne Chief Baron 1360-1429

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ida Grey 1368-1426 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216