Biography of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553

Birth and Christening Edward VI

On 12 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was born to Henry VIII (46) and Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537 (28) at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey.


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 (64) 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 (53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex 1485-1540 (52), Philip Boteler 1492-1545 (44), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (57) attended. Mary Scrope 1476-1548 carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) 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 (29), Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) and John Wallop 1490-1551 (47) carried the canopy.


On 24 Oct 1537 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537 (28) died at Hampton Court Palace at two in the morning as a result of complications arising childbirth.


Around 1540 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (43). Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (2)


Around 1546 Unknown Artist. After William Scrots 1517-1553 (29). Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (8).


On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII (55) made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly.The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9), Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (30) and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (13).
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne 1500-1548, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (57), Anthony Denny 1501-1549, John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (42), William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 (45), Edward Montagu 1485-1557, Edward North 1st Baron North 1496-1564, William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (40), William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 (63), John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (61), Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (46), Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham 1474-1559 (72), Edward Paternal 1489-1551, Nicholas Paternal 1497-1567 and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 (41).


In 1547 John Carey 1491-1552 was knighted by Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9).


Around 1547 Master JohnWorkshop.Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9).


On 28 Jan 1547 Henry VIII (55) died at Whitehall Palace.


On 28 Jan 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) succeeded VI King England and Ireland: Tudor


On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey.
John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (62) was appointed as Lord High Steward. Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (34) was appointed as Lord High Constable.
Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (18) and William Sharington 1495-1553 (52) were created Knight of the Bath.
Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (33), Edward Courtenay 1385-1418, William Sharington 1495-1553 (52),John Shelton 1503-1558 (44) and Walter Buckler -1556 were knighted.


On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey


11 Oct 1551, the day before his fourteenth birthday, King Edward VI (13) celebrated at Hampton Court Palace by rewarding his guardians; it may have been a case of his guardians rewarding themselves.
John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (47), leader of the Council, was created 1st Duke Northumberland (1C 1551). !His son Henry Dudley 1517-1568 was knighted.
Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (34) was created 1st Duke Suffolk (3C 1551) for having married King Edward VI's (13) first cousin Frances Brandon Marchioness Dorset 1517-1559 (34).
William Paulet (68), Master of the Kings Wards, was created 1st Marquess Winchester. His wife Elizabeth Capell Marchioness Winchester -1558 by marriage Marchioness Winchester.
William Herbert (50), his guardian, was created 1st Earl Pembroke (10C 1551). His wife Anne Parr Countess Pembroke 1515-1552 (36) by marriage Countess Pembroke (10C 1551).
The King's (13) uncle Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (51) attended.


On 22 Jan 1552 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (52) was beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London.He was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London. His nephew King Edward VI (14) noted in his diary ... "the duke of Somerset had his head cut off upon Tower Hill between eight and nine o'clock in the morning".
On 26 Feb 1552 Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle 1502-1552 and Michael Stanhope 1507-1552 were beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London for plotting to assassinate John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (48).Both men protested their innocence to the end.
Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle 1502-1552 was was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.


In Jul 1552 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (14) visited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst, Sussex.


Death of Edward VI

On 06 Jul 1553 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (15) died at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.


After 06 Jul 1553 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was buried at Henry VII Chapel, Chapels, Westminster Abbey.


Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Tudor

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509

Edward IV King England 1442-1483

Descent

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

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd 1055-1137

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Son of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France 1368-1422

Ancestry

Father: Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 Son Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509


GrandFather: Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456 Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: Owen Tudor 1400-1461 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Maredudd Tudor 1360-1406 Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandMother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Valois Arms. Capet Arms a bordure gules.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France 1368-1422 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Valois Arms. Capet Arms a bordure gules.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France 1370-1435 Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Beaufort Arms. Plantagenet Arms, a bordure compony.


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset 1403-1444 Great Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Beaufort Arms. Plantagenet Arms, a bordure compony.


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Beaufort Arms. Plantagenet Arms, a bordure compony.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Holland Arms. Plantagenet Arms, a bordure argent.


Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1410-1482 Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Beauchamp Arms. Gules a Fess or between six crosslets or.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Beauchamp 3rd Baron Beauchamp Bletsoe 1362-1413 Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Beauchamp Arms. Gules a Fess or between six crosslets or.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Edith Stourton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe 1390-1441 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Stourton Arms. Sable, a bend or between six fountains.


GrandMother: Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 Daughter Edward IV King England 1442-1483

York Arms. England Edward III Arms a label three points argent, on each point three torteax.


Great GrandFather: Edward IV King England 1442-1483 Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

York Arms. England Edward III Arms a label three points argent, on each point three torteax.


Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard 3rd Duke York 1411-1460 Great Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

York Arms. England Edward III Arms a label three points argent, on each point three torteax.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard York 1st Earl Cambridge 1385-1415 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

York Arms. England Edward III Arms a label three points argent, on each point three torteax.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Mortimer Countess Cambridge 1390-1411 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Mortimer Arms. Barry or and azure, on a chief of the first two pallets between two base esquires of the second over all an inescutcheon argent.


Great x 2 GrandMother: Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 Great Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Neville Arms. Gules, a saltire argent.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Neville Arms. Gules, a saltire argent.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Beaufort Arms. Plantagenet Arms, a bordure compony.


Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Woodville Arms. Argent, a Fess and a canton conjoined gules.


Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

Woodville Arms. Argent, a Fess and a canton conjoined gules.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

Woodville Arms. Argent, a Fess and a canton conjoined gules.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448


Great x 2 GrandMother: Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Baux Arms. Gules, an estoile argent.


Mother: Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537 Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Seymour Arms. Gules two wings conjoined in lure.


GrandFather: John Seymour 1474-1536 Great x 13 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Seymour Arms. Gules two wings conjoined in lure.


Great GrandFather: John Seymour 1450-1491 Great x 12 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Seymour Arms. Gules two wings conjoined in lure.


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Seymour 1425-1463 Great x 11 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Seymour Arms. Gules two wings conjoined in lure.


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Seymour 1400-1464 Great x 10 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Seymour Arms. Gules two wings conjoined in lure.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Williams


Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Coker


Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Darell


GrandMother: Margery Wentworth Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Wentworth Arms. Sable, a chevron or three leopard's faces or.


Great GrandFather: Henry Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer 1448-1501 Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Wentworth Arms. Sable, a chevron or three leopard's faces or.


Great x 2 GrandFather: Philip Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer 1424-1464 Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Wentworth Arms. Sable, a chevron or three leopard's faces or.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Wentworth 1395-1462

Wentworth Arms. Sable, a chevron or three leopard's faces or.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer, Baroness Ros Helmsley Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Despencer Arms. Quarterly 1&4: Argent, 2&3: Gules, a fret or, over all a bend sable.


Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Clifford Baroness Despencer 1422-1464 Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Clifford Arms. Chequy or and azure, a Fess gules.


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Clifford 7th Baron Clifford 1389-1422 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Clifford Arms. Chequy or and azure, a Fess gules.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Percy Countess Westmoreland 1395-1436 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Percy Arms. Or, a lion rampant azure.


Great GrandMother: Anne Saye Baroness Despencer Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Saye Arms. Quarterly, or and gules.


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Saye 1430-1478 Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Saye Arms. Quarterly, or and gules.


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Saye 1380-1468 Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Saye Arms. Quarterly, or and gules.


Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney 1422-1473 Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney 1396-1461


Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne 1394-1422 Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Cockayne Arms. Argent 3 cocks gules with legs, beaks, etc. sable.