Biography of Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond

Timeline

Birth of Edmund Tudor

On 11 Jun 1430 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond was born to Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England at Much Hadham Palace (which belonged to the Bishops of London). There is speculation that the biological father was Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset with whom Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England was rumoured to have had an affair. Interesting, perhaps, that he was named Edmund rather than Owen. Interesting that he took the Royal Arms of England differenced. Also interesting that his younger brother was named Jasper; a Persian name meaning 'Keeper of the Treasure. '.

On 15 Dec 1449 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond was created 1st Earl Richmond (7C 1452).

Knighting at Greenwich

On 05 Jan 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu, Thomas Neville, William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke, brothers Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford and Roger Lewkenor were knighted by King Henry VI at Greenwich.

On 01 Nov 1455 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond were married at Bletsoe Castle. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond by marriage 1st Countess Richmond (7C 1452).

On 03 Nov 1456 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond died of plague at Carmarthen Castle leaving his twelve year old wife Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond pregnant with their child Henry VII King England and Ireland.

On 28 Jan 1457 Henry VII King England and Ireland was born to the late Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond at Pembroke Castle.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Tudor

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 8 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 13 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 8 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

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

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Grand Son of Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France

Ancestry

Father: Owen Tudor

GrandFather: Maredudd Tudor

Great GrandFather: Tudur ap Goronwy Tudor

Great x 2 GrandFather: Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor

Great x 3 GrandFather: Tudur "Hen aka Elder" Tudor

Great x 2 GrandMother: Gwerfyl verch Madog Hendwr

Great x 3 GrandFather: Madog ab Iorwerth Hendwr

Great GrandMother: Marged verch Tomos Unknown

Mother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandFather: Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: Charles V King France Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John "The Good" II King France Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip "Fortunate" VI King France Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Bonne Luxembourg Queen Consort France Great x 7 Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John I King Bohemia Great x 6 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohemia Queen Bohemia

Great GrandMother: Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Louis Bourbon I Duke Bourbon Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary Hainault Duchess Bourbon Great x 4 Granddaughter Stephen I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabella Valois Duchess Bourbon Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mahaut Chatillon Count Valois Great Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandFather: Stephen "Magnificient, Fop" Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Stephen Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Beatrix Świdnica Holy Roman Empress

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elisabeth Barcelona Duchess Bavaria Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Frederick III King Sicily

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Capet Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Taddea Visconti Duchess Bavaria

Great x 2 GrandFather: Bernabò Visconti

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beatrice Scala