Biography of Owen Tudor


Around 1400 Owen Tudor was born to Maredudd Tudor.

Battle of Agincourt

On 25 Oct 1415 Henry V King England defeated the French army at the Battle of Agincourt. Henry V King England commanded the Main Battle. Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys commanded the Rearguard.
Richard Vere 11th Earl Oxford commanded. Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester was wounded, and was protected by his brother Henry V King England. Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York, commander of the Vanguard, was killed; the most senior English casualty. John Fortescue, Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk, Dafydd Gam Brecon and Edward Burnell, were killed.
The English included: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick, William Botreaux 3rd Baron Botreaux, William Bourchier 1st Count Eu, John Cornwall 1st Baron Fanhope, 1st Baron Milbroke, Edward Courtenay, Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell, Thomas Dutton, Edmund Ferrers 5th Baron Ferrers Chartley, Roger Fiennes, Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh, John Grey, John Grey 1st Earl Tankerville, William Harrington as the King's Standard Bearer, Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford, Piers Legh (wounded), Alfred Longford, Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury, Thomas Morley 6th Baron Marshal, 5th Baron Morley, John Rodney, Richard Scrope 3rd Baron Scrope Bolton, Robert Strelley, James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley Heighley, Robert Umfraville, Thomas West 2nd Baron West, Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby. Thomas Erpingham commanded the archers. Thomas Rempston was present. Thomas Strickland carried the Banner of St George.
The Welsh included: William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert, Walter Sais, Roger Vaughan and his son Roger Vaughan. Owen Tudor is believed to have been present as a squire.
The French army suffered significant casualties. Charles Albret, Robert Bar Count Soissons, Count Marle, Edward Bar III Duke Bar, Anthony Valois-Burgundy Duke Brabant, Philip Valois-Burgundy II Count Nevers, John Valois-Alençon I Duke Alençon, John Bar, Jacques Chatillon, Frederick Metz I Count Vaudémont, David Rambures and his three sons: Jean Rambures, Hugues Rambures and Philippe Rambures, Waleran Luxembourg were killed. Charles Valois Duke Orléans, John Bourbon I Duke Bourbon and Charles Artois Count Eu were captured.

Around 1430 Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England were married.

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. '.

Around Nov 1431 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford was born to Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England at Bishop's Hatfield.

Around 1459 David Owen was born to Owen Tudor at Pembroke Castle.

After 1461. Memorial to Owen Tudor in the Market Place.

Battle of Mortimer's Cross

On 02 Feb 1461 at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross at Wigmore the future Edward IV King England commanded the Yorkist forces including William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings, John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock, John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet, John Savage and Roger Vaughan. In the Lancastrian army Owen Tudor (captured by Roger Vaughan ) and his son Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford fought as well as James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde. Gruffydd ap Nicholas Deheubarth was killed.
Following the battle Owen Tudor was beheaded in the Market Place. He was buried thereafter in Greyfriars Church in a tomb paid for by his son David Owen.

Edward or Owen Tudor was born to Owen Tudor at Pembroke Castle.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Tudor


Kings Gwynedd: Great x 7 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 12 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 7 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys


Father: Maredudd Tudor

GrandFather: Tudur ap Goronwy Tudor

Great GrandFather: Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor

Great x 2 GrandFather: Tudur "Hen aka Elder" Tudor

Great x 3 GrandFather: Goronwy ab Ednyfed Tudor

Great GrandMother: Gwerfyl verch Madog Hendwr

Great x 2 GrandFather: Madog ab Iorwerth Hendwr

Great x 3 GrandFather: Iorwerth ap Madog Hendwr

GrandMother: Marged verch Tomos Unknown