Biography of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628

1553 Grey and Dudley Triple Wedding

1571 Triple Wedding

1600 Wedding of Henry Somerset and Anne Russell

1610 Tethy's Festival Masque

On 17 Oct 1549 [his grandfather] Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (53) died. William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (23) succeeded 3rd Earl Worcester 5C 1514.

Around 1574 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 Beaufort Arms with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Herbert Arms 3 Woodville Arms. The attribution here possibly incorrect since Charles Somerset was born in 1587 ie before the 1574 date when painted. A possible subject is William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 who has the same armoiral in another In 1569. Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589.

Before 1550 [his father] William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 and Christina North Countess Worcester -1558 were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III England. She by marriage Countess Worcester.

Around 1550 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 was born to [his father] William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (24) and Christina North Countess Worcester -1558.

1553 Grey and Dudley Triple Wedding

On 25 May 1553 a triple wedding was celebrated at Durham Place Strand, the London townhouse of John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (49), father of Guildford Dudley 1535-1554 (18) and Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon 1538-1620 (15) ...

Guildford Dudley 1535-1554 (18) and Lady Jane Grey (17) were married. They were third cousins once removed. She a great granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

[his future brother-in-law] Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon 1535-1595 (18) and Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon 1538-1620 (15) were married.

Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (15) and Catherine Grey Countess Hertford 1540-1568 (12) were married. They were fourth cousins. She a great granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Jane

Before 1558 [his step-father] Henry Scrope 9th Baron Scrope Bolton 1534-1592 and Christina North Countess Worcester -1558 were married. She by marriage Baroness Scrope Bolton.

Around 1558 [his mother] Christina North Countess Worcester -1558 died.

In or before 1560 [his future brother-in-law] George Hastings 4th Earl Huntingdon 1540-1604 (20) and Dorothy Port Countess Huntingdon -1607 were married. She by marriage Countess Huntingdon.

On 20 Jun 1560 Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1560 (46) died. Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon 1535-1595 (25) succeeded 3rd Earl Huntingdon 7C 1529, 5th Baron Hastings 2C 1430, 7th Baron Hungerford, 5th Baron Moleyns, 8th Baron Botreaux 1368. Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon 1538-1620 (22) by marriage Countess Huntingdon. He was buried at the Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouch.

1571 Triple Wedding

On 16 Dec 1571 a triple wedding was celebrated ...

Edward Dudley 4th Baron Dudley 1525-1586 (46) and Mary Howard Baroness Dudley 1548-1600 (23) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III England. She by marriage Baroness Dudley.

Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604 (21) and Anne Cecil Countess Oxford 1556-1588 (15) were married at Whitehall Palace. She by marriage Countess Oxford.

Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (21) and [his wife] Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (25) were married. They were third cousins once removed. [his wife] She by marriage Countess Worcester.

Around 1650 based on a work of 1575.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604.

In 1575 [his daughter] Anne Somerset 1575-1625 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (25) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (29).

In 1575 [his daughter] Katherine Somerset Baroness Petre 1575-1625 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (25) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (29).

In 1575 [his daughter] Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor 1575-1654 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (25) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (29).

In 1577 [his son] Henry Somerset 1st Marquess Worcester 1577-1646 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (27) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (31).

In 1579 [his son] Thomas Somerset 1st Viscount Somerset 1579-1651 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (29) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (33).

In 1587 [his son] Charles Somerset 1587-1665 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (37) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (41).

Around 1574 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 Beaufort Arms with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Herbert Arms 3 Woodville Arms. The attribution here possibly incorrect since Charles Somerset was born in 1587 ie before the 1574 date when painted. A possible subject is William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 who has the same armoiral in another

On 21 Feb 1589 [his father] William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (63) died at Hackney. He was buried at Church of St Cadoc Raglan. Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (39) succeeded 4th Earl Worcester 5C 1514.

Around 1590 [his daughter] Elizabeth Somerset 1590-1625 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (40) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (44).

In 1593 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (43) was appointed 379th Knight of the Garter by his third cousin once removed Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (59).

Around 1546. William Scrots Painter 1517-1553. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland before her accession painted for her father. Around 1570 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. In 1579 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. The Plimton Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1585 William Segar Painter 1554-1663. Ermine Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1592 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636. The Ditchley Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. After 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1563 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

On 11 Aug 1595 [his son-in-law] Edward Winter of Lyndsey 1556-1619 (39) and Anne Somerset 1575-1625 (20) were married.

On 14 Dec 1595 [his former brother-in-law] Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon 1535-1595 (60) died at York. On 26 Apr 1596 [his former brother-in-law] Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon 1535-1595 (61) was buried at Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouch. George Hastings 4th Earl Huntingdon 1540-1604 (55) succeeded 4th Earl Huntingdon 7C 1529, 6th Baron Hastings 2C 1430, 8th Baron Hungerford, 6th Baron Moleyns, 9th Baron Botreaux 1368. Dorothy Port Countess Huntingdon -1607 by marriage Countess Huntingdon.

On 08 Nov 1596 a double marriage ceremony, both daughters of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (46) was held at Essex House. [his son-in-law] William Petre 2nd Baron Petre 1575-1637 (21) and Katherine Somerset Baroness Petre 1575-1625 (21) were married. Henry Guildford 1566- (30) and Elizabeth Somerset 1590-1625 (6) were married.

Wedding of Henry Somerset and Anne Russell

On 16 Jun 1600 [his son] Henry Somerset 1st Marquess Worcester 1577-1646 (23) and Anne Russell 2nd Marchioness Worcester 1578-1639 (22) were married.

Mary Fitton 1578-1647 (21) led a Masque in celebration at the Blackfriars residence of Henry Brooke 11th Baron Cobham 1564-1618 (35) with Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (66) and William Herbert 3rd Earl Pembroke 1580-1630 (20) attending. She, Mary soon afterwards became the mistress of William Herbert 3rd Earl Pembroke 1580-1630 (20) and soon became pregnant.

Around 1595. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Mary Fitton 1578-1647. 1592. Unknown Painter. Portrait of sisters Anne Fitton 1574-1587 aged eighteen and Mary Fitton 1578-1647 aged fifteen. Before 1630 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of William Herbert 3rd Earl Pembroke 1580-1630.

On 30 Dec 1604 [his former brother-in-law] George Hastings 4th Earl Huntingdon 1540-1604 (64) died. Henry Hastings 5th Earl Huntingdon 1586-1643 (18) succeeded 5th Earl Huntingdon 7C 1529, 7th Baron Hastings 2C 1430, 9th Baron Hungerford, 7th Baron Moleyns, 10th Baron Botreaux 1368.. Elizabeth Stanley Countess Huntingdon 1588-1633 (16) by marriage Countess Huntingdon.

In 1606 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (56) was appointed Keeper of the Great Park.

Gunpowder Plot The Effect Of the Indictment. On 27 Jan 1606 the trial of the conspirators took place at Westminster Hall.

The Commissioners were:.

Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (70).

Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626 (44).

Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (56).

Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire 1563-1606 (43).

Henry Howard 1st Earl of Northampton 1540-1614 (65).

Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612 (42).

John Popham Lord Chief Justice 1531-1607 (75).

Thomas Fleming Judge 1544-1613 (61).

Peter Warburton Judge 1540-1621 (66).

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The Effect of the Indictment.

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THAT whereas our Sovereign Lord the King (39) had, by the Advice and Assent of his Council, for divers weighty and urgent Occasions concerning, his Majesty, the State, and Defence of the Church and Kingdom of England, appointed a Parliament to be holden at his City of Westminster; That Henry Garnet (50), Superior of the Jesuits within the Realm of England, (called also by the several names of Wally, Darcy, Roberts, Farmer, and Henry Philips), Oswald Tesmond Jesuit (43), otherwise called Oswald Greenwell, John Gerrard Jesuit (41), (called also by the several names of Lee and Brooke), Robert Winter (38), Thomas Winter (35), Gentlemen, Guy Fawkes (35) Gent. otherwise called Guy Johnson, Robert Keyes Gent. and Thomas Bates Yeoman, late Servant to Robert Catesby Esquire; together with the said Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy Esquires, John Wright and Christopher Wright Gentlemen, in open Rebellion and Insurrection against his Majesty, lately slain, and Francis Tresham Esq; lately dead; as false Traitors against our said Sovereign Lord the King, did traitorously meet and assemble themselves together; and being so met, the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), and other Jesuits, did maliciously, falsly, and traitorously move and persuade as well the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christopher Wright, and Francis Tresham, That our said Sovereign Lord the King, the Nobility, Clergy, and whole Commonalty of the Realm of England, (Papists excepted) were Hereticks; and that all Hereticks were accursed and excommunicate; and that none Heretick could be a King; but that it was lawful and meritorious to kill our said Sovereign Lord the King, and all other Hereticks within this Realm of England, for the Advancing and Enlargement of the pretended and usurped Authority and Jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, and for the restoring of the superstitious Romish Religion within this Realm of England.

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To which traitorous Persuasions, the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christopher Wright, and Francis Tresham, traitorously did yield their Assents: And that thereupon the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), and divers other Jesuits; Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as also the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christopher Wright and Francis Tresham, traitorously amongst themselves did conclude and agree, with Gunpowder, as it were with one Blast, suddenly, traitorously and barbarously to blow up and tear in pieces our said Sovereign Lord the King, the excellent, virtuous and gracious Queen Anne, his dearest Wife, the most noble Prince Henry, their eldest Son, and future Hope and Joy of England; and the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, the Reverend Judges of the Realm, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses of Parliament, and divers other faithful Subjects and Servants of the King in the said Parliament, for the Causes aforesaid, to be assembled in the House of Parliament; and all them, without any respect of Majesty, Dignity, Degree, Sex, Age or Place, most barbarously, and more than beastly, traitorously and suddenly to destroy and swallow up.

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And further did most traitorously conspire and conclude among themselves, That not only the whole Royal Issue-Male of our said Sovereign Lord the King should be destroyed and rooted out; but that the Persons aforesaid, together with divers other false Traitors, traitorously with them to be assembled, should surprize the Persons of the most noble Ladies Elizabeth and Mary, Daughters of our said Sovereign Lord the King, and falsly and traitorously should proclaim the said Lady Elizabeth to be Queen of this Realm: And thereupon should publish a Proclamation in the name of the said Lady Elizabeth; wherein, as it was especially agreed by and between the said Conspirators, That no mention should be made at the first, of the alteration of Religion established within within this Realm of England; neither would the said false Traitors therein acknowledge themselves to be Authors, or Actors, or Devisers of the aforesaid most wicked and horrible Treasons, until they had got sufficient Power and Strength for the assured Execution and Accomplishment of their said Conspiracy and Treason; and that then they would avow and justify the said most wicked and horrible Treasons, as Actions that were in the number of those, Quae non laudantur, nisi peracta, which be not to be commended before they be done: but by the said feign'd and traitorous Proclamation they would publish, That all and singular Abuses and Grievances within this Realm of England, should, for satisfying of the People, be reform'd.

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And that as well for the better concealing, as for the more effectual accomplishing of the said horrible Treasons, as well the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christopher Wright, and Francis Tresham, by the traitorous Advice and Procurement of the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), and other Jesuits, traitorously did further conclude and agree, that as well the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christopher Wright, and Francis Tresham, thereupon severally and traitorously should receive several corporal Oaths upon the holy Evangelists, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist, That they the Treasons aforesaid would traitorously conceal and keep secret, and would not reveal them, directly or indirectly, by Words or Circumstances, nor ever would desist from the Execution and final Accomplishment of the said Treasons, without the consent of some three of the aforesaid false Traitors first in that behalf traitorously had: And that thereupon as well the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christ. Wright, and Francis Tresham, did traitorously take the said several corporal Oaths severally, and did receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist aforesaid, by the Hands of the said Henry Garnet (50), John Gerrard (41), Oswald Tesmond (43), and other Jesuits.

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And further, that the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35),Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, together with the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright,Christopher Wright, and Francis Tresham, by the like traitorous Advice and Counsel of the said Henry Garnet (50), John Gerrard (41), Oswald Tesmond (43), and other Jesuits, for the more effectual compassing and final execution of the said Treasons, did traitorously among themselves conclude and agree to dig a certain Mine under the said House of Parliament, and there secretly, under the said House, to bestow and place a great Quantity of Gunpowder; and that according to the said traitorous Conclusion, the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomes Bates, together with the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, and Christopher Wright, afterwards secretly, not without great labour and difficulty, did dig and make the said Mine unto the midst of the Foundation of the Wall of the said House of Parliament, the said Foundation being of the thickness of three yards, with a traitorous Intent to bestow and place a great Quantity of Gunpowder in the Mine aforesaid, so as aforesaid traitorously to be made for the traitorous accomplishing of their traitorous Purposes aforesaid.

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And that the said Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, together with the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, and Christopher Wright, finding and perceiving the said Work to be of great difficulty, by reason of the Hardness and thickness of the said Wall; and understanding a certain Cellar under the said House of Parliament, and adjoining to a certain House of the said Thomas Percy, then to be letten to farm for a yearly Rent, the said Thomas Percy, by the traitorous Procurement, as well of the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), and other Jesuits, Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as of the said Robert Catesby, John Wright, and Christopher Wright, traitorously did hire the Cellar aforesaid for a certain yearly Rent and Term: and then those Traitors did remove twenty Barrels full of Gunpowder out of the said House of the said Thomas Percy, and secretly and traitorously did bestow and place them in the Cellar aforesaid, under the said House of Parliament, for the traitorous effecting of the Treason, and traitorous Purposes aforesaid.

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And that afterwards the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), and other Jesuits, Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes and Thomas Bates, together with the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, and Christopher Wright traitorously did meet with Robert Winter (38), John Grant, and Ambrose Rookwood, and Francis Tresham, Esquires; and traitorously did impart to the said Robert Winter (38), John Grant, Ambrose Rookwood, and Francis Tresham, the Treasons, traitorous Intentions and Purposes aforesaid; and did require the said Robert Winter (38), John Grant, Ambrose Rookwood, and Francis Tresham, to join themselves as well with the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as with the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, and Christopher Wright, in the Treasons, traitorous Intentions and Purposes aforesaid; and traitorously to provide Horse, Armour, and other Necessaries, for the better Accomplishment and effecting of the said Treasons.

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To which traitorous Motion and Request, the said Robert Winter (38), John Grant, Ambrose Rookwood, and Francis Tresham, did traitorously yield their Assents, and as well with the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), Robert Winter (38), Thomas Winter (35), Guy Fawkes (35), Robert Keyes, and Thomas Bates, as with the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christopher Wright, and Francis Tresham, in the said Treasons, traitorous Intentions and Purposes aforesaid, traitorously did adhere and unite themselves: And thereupon several corporal Oaths, in form abovesaid, traitorously did take, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist, by the hands of the said Jesuits did receive, to such intent and Purpose, as is aforesaid; and Horses, Armour, and other Necessaries for the better effecting of the said Treasons, according to their traitorous Assents aforesaid, traitorously did provide.

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And that afterwards all the said false Traitors did traitorously provide, and bring into the Cellar aforesaid ten other Barrels full of Gunpowder, newly bought, fearing lest the former Gunpowder, so as aforesaid bestow'd and placed there, was become dankish; and the said several Quantities of: Gunpowder aforesaid, with Billets and Faggots, lest they should be spy'd, secretly and traitorously did cover.

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And that afterwards the said false Traitors traitorously provided, and brought into the Cellar aforesaid, four Hogsheads full of Gunpowder, and laid divers great Iron Bars and Stones upon the said four Hogsheads, and the aforesaid other Quantities of Gunpowder: And the said Quantities of Gunpowder, Bars, and Stones, with Billets and Faggots, lest they should be espy'd, secretly and traitorously did likewise cover.

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And that the said Guy Fawkes (35), afterwards, for a full and final Accomplishment of the said Treasons, traitorous Intentions and Purposes aforesaid, by the traitorous Procurement, as well of the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), and other Jesuits, Robert Winter (38), Thomas Winter (35), Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, John Grant, and Ambrose Rookwood, as of the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, Christopher Wright, and Francis Tresham, traitorously had prepared, and had upon his Person Touchwood and Match, therewith traitorously to give fire to the several Barrels, Hogsheads, and Quantities of Gunpowder aforesaid, at the time appointed for the Execution of the said horrible Treasons.

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And further, that after the said horrible Treasons were, by the great Favour and Mercy of God, in a wonderful manner discover'd, not many hours before it should have been executed, as well the said Henry Garnet (50), Oswald Tesmond (43), John Gerrard (41), Robert Winter (38), Thomas Winter (35), Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, John Grant, and Ambrose Rookwood, as the said Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright, and Christopher Wright, traitorously did fly and withdraw themselves, to the intent traitorously to stir up and procure such Popish Persons, as they could, to join with them in actual, publick and open Rebellion against our said Sovereign Lord the King; and to that end did publish divers feigned and false Rumours, that the Papists Throats should have been cut; and that thereupon divers Papists were in Arms, and in open, publick, and actual Rebellion against our said Sovereign Lord the King, in divers Parts of this Realm of England.

1576. Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619. Miniature Portrait of Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624. Around 1620 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624. In 1598 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626. 1624. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry Howard 1st Earl of Northampton 1540-1614. Around 1602 John Critz Painter 1551-1642. Portrait of Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612. Around 1600 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 painted the portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. Around 1605 John Critz Painter 1551-1642. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625 with Garter Collar and Leg Garter. In 1621 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625 wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter. Around 1632 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. In 1583 Pieter Bronckhorst Painter -1583. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. 1623. Adam de Colone 1572-1651. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625. 1580. Adrian Vanson -1602. Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625.

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On 11 May 1607 [his son-in-law] Thomas Arundell 2nd Baron Arundel Wardour 1586-1643 (21) and Blanche Somerset Baroness Arundel Wardour -1649 were married. They were third cousins once removed. She by marriage Baroness Arundel Wardour in Wiltshire.

On 16 Sep 1607 Princess Mary Stewart 1605-1607 (2) died of pneumonia at the Stanwell Park Stanwell home of Thomas Knyvet 1st Baron Knyvet 1545-1622 (62) in whose care she had been placed. As soon as Mary died, the Earl of Worcester (57), the Earl of Leicester (43) and the Earl of Totnes (52) went to Hampton Court Palace, to inform the Queen (32) 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.

Around 1588 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Sidney 1st Earl of Leicester 1563-1626. Around 1605 John Critz Painter 1551-1642. Portrait of Anne of Denmark. 1595. Circle of Adrian Vanson -1602. Portrait of Anne of Denmark.

Before 14 Jan 1608 [his son-in-law] Thomas Windsor 6th Baron Windsor 1591-1642 and Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor 1575-1654 were married. She by marriage Baroness Windsor.

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 (16) as Prince of Wales. The script was written by Samuel Daniel at the request of the Queen (35), who appeared in person as Tethys a goddess of the sea. Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652 (36) designed the staging and scenery.

Prince Charles (9) took the part of Zephyrus,.

Princess Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia 1596-1662 (13) appeared as the companion or daughter of Tethys, the "Nymph of Thames",.

Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 (35) took the part of the "Nymph of Trent",.

Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey and Norfolk 1585-1654 (25) as "Nymph of Arun".

Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby 1575-1627 (34) as "Nymph of Derwent",.

Frances Howard Countess Essex and Somerset 1590-1632 (20) as "Nymph of Lee",.

Anne Clifford Countess Dorset and Pembroke 1590-1676 (20) as "Nymph of Air",.

Susan Vere Countess Montgomery 1587-1628 (23) as "Nymph of Severn",.

Elizabeth Radclyffe Viscountess Haddington -1618 as "Nymph of Rother",.

Elizabeth Talbot Countess Kent 1582-1651 (28) as "Nymph of Medway",.

Four sisters, daughters of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (60) and [his former wife] Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (64), danced as the rivers of Monmouthshire:

[his daughter] Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor 1575-1654 (35) the "Nymph of Usk".

[his daughter] Katherine Somerset Baroness Petre 1575-1625 (35) the "Nymph of Olwy".

[his daughter] Elizabeth Somerset 1590-1625 (20) the "Nymph of Dulesse" (Dulas), and.

Mary Wintour the "Nymph of Wye".

Before 1619 Robert After 07 Feb 1612 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Princess Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia 1596-1662. Elizabeth's standing collar of reticella is worked with the Royal coat of arms with its lion and unicorn supporters. She wears a gown of Italian silk brocade. The black armband is thought to be a sign of mourning for her brother Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales who died on 07 Feb 1612. Around 1644. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652. Around 1757 William Hogarth Painter 1697-1764. Portrait of Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652. The portrait was commissioned by Edward Littleton MP 4th Baronet Pillaton Hall 1727-1812 when he was refurbishing his house Teddesley Hall. In 1611 Robert In 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 known as Charles I with M.De St Antoine. Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649. In 1610 Robert In 1642 Gerrit van Honthorst Painter 1592-1656. Portrait of Princess Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia 1596-1662. After 07 Feb 1612 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Princess Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia 1596-1662. Elizabeth's standing collar of reticella is worked with the Royal coat of arms with its lion and unicorn supporters. She wears a gown of Italian silk brocade. The black armband is thought to be a sign of mourning for her brother Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales who died on 07 Feb 1612. In 1605 Robert Around 1615 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619. Portrait of Frances Howard Countess Essex and Somerset 1590-1632. Around 1616 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619. Portrait of Anne Clifford Countess Dorset and Pembroke 1590-1676.

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Letters of the Court of James I 1613 Reverend Thomas Lorkin Sir Thomas Puckering Baronet 08 Jul 1613. 08 Jul 1613. London. Reverend Thomas Lorkin to Thomas Puckering 1st Baronet 1592-1637 (21).

Painters and poets may lie by privilege; but such as undertake to make relation of things that pass, should tell naught but truth. Pardon me, therefore, if I must now revoke what in my last letters I writ for certain, touching the swearing of Sir David Murray and Sir Robert Carr (35) in his highness's bedchamber. I received it very confidently from Sir John Harrington's (73) mouth. But I have found since, by my inquiry, that they only procured the king's warrant, which met with afterwards that opposition from the lords, as it rests yet doubtful whether and when it shall take effect. The prince's household is not yet settled; yesterday the council sat about it, and the opinion was that the king would then sign the book.

My Lord Stanhope's (64)1 son (20) is lately fallen lunatic; and the little hope that is conceived of his recovery makes divers of your friends think that it was your hard fortune to be no more forward in embracing those offers which were formerly made you out of that house.

You have heard long since, I suppose, of the great difference between my Lord of Essex (22) and his lady (23), who hath most earnestly sued for a divorce, pretending the only cause to be of her husband's insufficiency; who confesseth it towards her, though he esteems himself well enough provided for any other. It was expected that a nullity of marriage should have been pronounced by my Lord of Canterbury (50) at the end of last term, but the sentence is deferred to the term following; which, if it be given in favour of her, it is generally believed that a match shall be concluded between my Lord of Rochester (26) and her (23): thereby to reconcile him and the house of Howard together, who are now far enough asunder.

The news of the great entertainment at the Palatine's I court is but newly arrived here. It consists chiefly in matter of good cheer, after the fashion of the country. They talk of I know not how many hundred tables which should be every day prepared; but you will easily proportion them out yourself, when you shall hear of the number of mouths, which were no fewer, every meal, than 6000. The same messenger brings tidings that her grace is with child, and that there wants not the concurrence of all sach tokens and probabilities as are usually observed in women in that state and condition.

The Duke of Lennox (38)2 arrived in Paris on Saturday last, as we are informed here, having made that the way of his return home from Heidelberg. He pretends the occasion of his stay there to be, the seeking to obtain the command of the company of horse which our Prince Charles had, when he was but Duke of York. But, though made an absolute refusal of it before his coming, he having employed himself in that business by commission from our king, the true cause of his stay is thought to be a treaty of marriage between Prince Charles and Madame Christine, which, having been long time negociated by Sir Thomas Edraondes, is thought shall receive its final conclusion from him.

Sir Thomas Waller (44), governor of Dover Castle, is lately dead. His place is already disposed of; but I cannot say certainly how. [his son] Sir Thomas Somerset (34)3 inquires very kindly after you, and you shall do well to omit no good means of entertaining his good opinion still.

Note 1. John (64), created an English baron by the title of Lord Stanhope of Harrington, May 4, 1605. He died March 9, 1621, leaving issue one daughter only. [Note. He left issue Charles Stanhope 2nd Baron Stanhope 1593-1675 (20), Elizabeth Stanhope Lady Talmash and Catherine Stanhope Countess Leinster]

Note 2. Lodovick Stuart. He was high chamberlain and admiral of Scotland, and in 1601 was Bent by James ambassador to the court of France. In October, 1613, he was created Baron Setrington and Earl of Richmond. He filled the offices of master of the hoasehold, first gentleman of the bedchamber, was invested with the garter, and appointed commissioner to the parliament; and, in 1623, was further advanced to the dignities of the Earl of Newcastle and Duke of Richmond. Though twice married, the Duke of Lennox died without issue, in February. 1624.

Note 3. [his son] Third son (34) of Edward, Earl of Worcester (63). He was afterwards created Viscount Somerset of Cassel (Cashel) in Ireland.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of John Harington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613. Around 1628 John Hoskins Painter 1590-1664 (copy from original). Portrait of Robert Carr 1st Earl Somerset 1587-1645. Around 1620 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of Ludovic Stewart 2nd Duke Lennox 1st Duke Richmond 1574-1624.

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In 1621 Gilbert Jackson Painter 1595-1648 (26). Portrait of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (71).

On 24 Aug 1621 [his former wife] Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621 (75) died.

On 03 Mar 1628 Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (78) died. He was buried at Church of St Cadoc Raglan. [his son] Henry Somerset 1st Marquess Worcester 1577-1646 (51) succeeded 5th Earl Worcester 5C 1514.

[his daughter] Frances Somerset was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621.

[his daughter] Blanche Somerset Baroness Arundel Wardour -1649 was born to Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546-1621.