Biography of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester

Timeline

Around 1550 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester was born to William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester and Christina North Countess Worcester.

In 1561 Anne or Mary Somerset was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

On Dec 1571 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester were married. Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester by marriage Countess Worcester (5C 1514).

In 1575 Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

In 1575 Katherine Somerset was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

In 1577 Henry Somerset 1st Marquess Worcester was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

In 1579 Thomas Somerset 1st Viscount Somerset was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

In 1587 Charles Somerset was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

On 21 Feb 1589 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester succeeded 4th Earl Worcester (5C 1514).

Around 1590 Elizabeth Somerset was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

In 1593 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester was appointed 379th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I.

In 1606 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester was appointed as Keeper of the Great Park.

On 16 Sep 1607 Princess Mary Stewart died of pneumonia at the Stanwell Park home of Thomas Knyvet 1st Baron Knyvet in whose care she had been placed. As soon as Mary died, the Edward Somerset 4th Earl WorcesterEarl of Worcester, the Earl of Leicester and the Earl of Totnes went to Hampton Court Palace, to inform the Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland, England and IrelandQueen of her daughter's death. Seeing the three men before her, Queen Anne realized what had happened and spared the men the task of telling her.

Tethy's Festival Masque

On 05 Jun 1610 the Tethy's Festival Masque was performed at Whitehall Palace to celebrate the the investiture of Prince Frederick as Prince of Wales. The script was written by Samuel Daniel at the request of the Queen, who appeared in person as Tethys a goddess of the sea. Inigo Jones designed the staging and scenery.
Prince Charles took the part of Zephyrus,
Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia appeared as the companion or daughter of Tethys, the "Nymph of Thames",
Arbella Stewart took the part of the "Nymph of Trent",
Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk as "Nymph of Arun"
Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby as "Nymph of Derwent",
Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset as "Nymph of Lee",
Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke as "Nymph of Air",
Susan Vere Countess Montgomery as "Nymph of Severn",
Elizabeth Radclyffe as "Nymph of Rother",
Elizabeth Talbot Countess Kent as "Nymph of Medway",
Four sisters, daughters of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester, danced as the rivers of Monmouthshire:
Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor the "Nymph of Usk"
Katherine Somerset the "Nymph of Olwy"
Elizabeth Somerset the "Nymph of Dulesse" (Dulas), and
Mary Wintour the "Nymph of Wye".

In 1621 Gilbert Jackson. Portrait of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester.

In 1621 Gilbert Jackson 1595-1648. Portrait of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628.

On 03 Mar 1628 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester died.

After 03 Mar 1628 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester was buried at Church of St Cadoc.

Blanche Somerset Baroness Arundel Wardour was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

Frances Somerset was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 21 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 13 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 19 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 14 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 12 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Hill

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Herbert 3rd Baroness Herbert Raglan Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke Great x 9 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Devereux Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Woodville Countess Pembroke Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandMother: Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Anthony Browne Great x 6 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Browne Lord Treasurer, Lord Chancellor

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Fitzalan Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Fitzalan Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Moyns

Great GrandMother: Lucy Neville Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabel Ingaldsthorpe Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Ingaldsthorpe

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Tiptoft Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Mother: Christina North Countess Worcester

GrandFather: Edward North 1st Baron North