Biography of William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589

1553 Coronation of Mary I

1571 Triple Wedding

1586 Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

On 15 Jun 1514 [his father] Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (18) and Margaret Courtenay Countess Worcester 1499-1525 (15) were married. They were second cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III England. She a granddaughter of King Edward IV of England 1442-1483. She by marriage Countess Worcester.

Before 1526 [his father] Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 and Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester 1502-1565 were married. They were fourth cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III England. She by marriage Countess Worcester.

In 1526 William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 was born to [his father] Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (30) and Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester 1502-1565 (24).

On 15 Mar 1526 [his grandfather] Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 (66) died. He was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (30) succeeded 2nd Earl Worcester 5C 1514.

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

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

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

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

Around 1551 [his daughter] Elizabeth Somerset 1551- was born to William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (25) and Christina North Countess Worcester -1558.

After 1551 William Windsor 1551- and Elizabeth Somerset 1551- were married.

Coronation of Mary I

Diary of Henry Machyn September 1553. 30 Sep 1553. The xxx day of September the Qwuyen('s) (37) grace cam from the Towre thrugh London, rydyng in a charett gorgusly be-sene unto Westmynster; by the way at Fanche-chyrche a goodly pagant, with iiij grett gyants, and with goodly speches, the geneways mad yt; at Grache-chyrche a-nodur goodly pajant of esterlyngs makyng; and at Ledyne-hall was nodur pagant hangyd with cloth of gold, and the goodlyst playng with all maner of musyssoners, and ther was on blohyng of a trumpet all the day longe; at the conduyt in Cornhyll a-nodur of the sete; and (at) the grett condutt a-nodur goodly on, and the standard pentyd and gyldyd, and the crosse pentyd; and (at) the lytyll conduyt a goodly pagant; in Powlles chyrche-yerde ij pagants; and ij scaffolds on Powlles stepull with stremars; andt Ludgat pentyd; at the conduyd in Flett-stret a goodly pajant and pentyd .... holy] water-stokes and sensers and copes ... Westmynster chyrche, and ther her grace hard masse, and was crounyd a-pon a he stage, and after [she was] a-nontyd Qwene, the forst day of October. [When all] was don, her grace cam to Westmynster hall .... yt was iiij of the cloke or she whent to dener [or pa]st; and ther the duke of Norffoke rod up and done the hall, my lord the yerle of Darbe (44) he constabull, the yerle of Arundell (41) he boteler, and my lord of Borgane cheyff larderer, master Dymmoke (45) the qwyen('s) champyon; and ther was [great me]lode; and the erle of Devonshyre (26) bare the sword, and the yerle of Westmorland (28) bare the cape of mantenans, and the erle of Shrowsbery (53) bare the crowne, and the duke of Norffoke (80) [was earl] marshall, and the yerle of Arundell (41) lord stuard, and the erle of Surray (17) was doer under the duke ys grandshyr, and the erle of Woseter (27) was her grace('s) carver that day at dener, my lord Wyndsore (54) was (blank); and at the end of the tabull dynyd my lade Elisabeth (20) and my lade Anne of Cleyff (38); and so yt was candyll-lyght or her grace or she had dynyd, and so [anon] her grace toke barge.

Around 1554 Antonis Mor Painter 1517-1577. Portrait of Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558. Around 1556 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558. Around 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572. In 1550 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 with the motto Invidia Torquet Autorem meaning Let envy torment its author. Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Anglo-Netherlandish. Portrait of Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580. Around 1555. Attributed Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564 of the English School. Portrait of Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1527-1556. In 1563 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572. 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. Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Anne of Cleves.

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Before 29 Dec 1556 [his step-daughter] Mary Scrope -1556 died.

Between 1557 and 1587. Unknown Painter. The Almain Armourers' Album. Armour of William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (31).

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

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

On 22 Jun 1558 Thomas Percy 7th Earl of Northumberland 1528-1572 (30) and [his sister] Anne Somerset Countess Northumberland 1538-1596 (20) were married. They were third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III England. [his sister] She by marriage Countess of Northumberland.

In 1565 [his mother] Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester 1502-1565 (63) died.

In 1569. Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (43).

In 1570 William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (44) was appointed 353rd Knight of the Garter by his third cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (36).

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.

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

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

Around 1574 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (34). Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 Beaufort with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Herbert 3 Woodville. 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 (48) who has the same armoiral in another

Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

On 14 Oct 1586 Henry Compton 1st Baron Compton 1544-1589 (42), Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt 1538-1601 (48), Henry Wentworth 3rd Baron Wentworth 1558-1593 (28), Christopher Wray Chief Justice 1524-1592 (62), John Stourton 9th Baron Stourton 1553-1588 (33) and Edward Zouche 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1556-1625 (30) sat in judgement on Mary Queen of Scots (43) in the Presence Chamber of Fotheringay Castle.

Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (57), George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (28), Henry Clinton 2nd Earl Lincoln 1539-1616 (47), Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (45), Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 (37), Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593 (55), Ambrose Dudley 3rd Earl Warwick 1530-1590 (56), George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (58), Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604 (36), William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (60), William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (66), Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (48) and Thomas Bromley Lord Chancellor 1530-1587 (56) were present on the side of the Presence Chamber of Fotheringay Castle.

John St John 2nd Baron St John Bletso 1535-1596 (51) was present on the left side of the Presence Chamber of Fotheringay Castle.

John Stourton 9th Baron Stourton 1553-1588 (33) was a juror.

Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 (37) was a commissioner.

In 1582 Seventtenth Century copy.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Christopher Wray Chief Justice 1524-1592. Around 1559 François Clouet Painter 1510-1572. Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots. Around 1576 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots. In 1576. After Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619. Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots. Around 1575. Adrian Vanson -1602. Portrait of George Seton 5th Lord Seton -1513. Wearing the clothes he wore at the wedding of Mary Queen of Scots and the French Dauphin on 24 Apr 1558. In 1559 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 wearing a Garter Collar and St George Pendant. Around 1590 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619. Portrait of George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605. Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Unknown Man. Possibly George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605. Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593. Around 1590 Isaac Oliver Painter 1565-1617. Portrait of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593. In 1582 Unknown Painter. Portrait of George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590. After 1585 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636 (attributed). Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. After 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His left-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

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

[his son] Lucy Somerset was born to William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 and Christina North Countess Worcester -1558.