Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey is in Westminster Abbey.
Wriothesley's Chronicle Henry VII. 1503. This yeare, in Februarie, died Queene Elizabeth (36) at the Towre of London, lyeinge in childebedd of a daughter named Katherine (the 8th day after her birth), and was buried at Westminster; and on Passion Sundaye a peace made betwene the Emperoure (43) and the Kinge (45) duringe their lyves, solemnized upon a great oathe at the highe aulter in Paules queere.
Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic Henry VIII April 1509. Apr 1509. Will of Henry VII (52):
At his manor of Richmond March 24 Hen. VII., the King (52) makes his last will, commending his soul to the Redeemer with the words he has used since his first "years of discretion," Domine Jesu Christe, qui me ex nichilo creasti, fecisti, redemisti et predestinasti ad hoc quod sum, Tu scis quid de me facere vis, fac de me secundum voluntatem Tuam cum misericordia, trusting in the grace of His Blessed Mother in whom, after Him, has been all his (testator's) trust, by whom in all his adversities he has had special comfort, and to whom he now makes his prayer (recited), as also to all the company of Heaven and especially his "accustumed avoures" St. Michael, St. John Baptist, St. John Evangelist, St. George, St. Anthony, St. Edward, St. Vincent, St. Anne, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Barbara, to defend him at the hour of death and be intercessors for the remission of his sins and salvation of his soul.
Desires to be buried at Westminster, where he was crowned, where lie buried many of his progenitors, especially his granddame Katharine wife to Henry V and daughter to Charles of France, and whereto he means shortly to translate the remains of Henry IV in the chapel which he has begun to build (giving full directions for the placing and making of his tomb and finishing of the said chapel according to the plan which he has "in picture delivered" to the prior of St. Bartholomew's beside Smithfield, master of the works for the same); and he has delivered beforehand to the abbot, &c., of Westminster, 5,000l., by indenture dated Richmond, 13 April 23 Hen VII, towards the cost.
His executors shall cause 10,000 masses in honor of the Trinity, the Five Wounds, the Five Joys of Our Lady, the Nine Orders of Angels, the Patriarchs, the Twelve Apostles and All Saints (numbers to each object specified) to be said within one month after his decease, at 6d. each, making in all 250l, and shall distribute 2,000l. in alms; and to ensure payment he has left 2,250l. with the abbot, &c., of West-minster, by indenture dated (blank) day of (blank) in the (blank) year of his reign.
His debts are then to be paid and reparation for wrongs made by his executors at the discretion of the following persons, by whom all complaints shall be tenderly weighed, viz, the abp of Canterbury (59), Richard bp of Winchester (61), the bps of London and Rochester (39), Thomas Earl of Surrey (66), Treasurer General, George Earl of Shrewsbury (41), Steward of the House, Sir Charles Somerset Lord Herbert (49), Chamberlain, the two Chief Justices, Mr. John Yong (44), Master of the Rolls, Sir Thos. Lovell (31), Treasurer of the House, Mr. Thomas Routhall, secretary, Sir Ric Emson (59), Chancellor of the Duchy, Edm. Dudley (47), the King's attorney at the time of his decease, and his confessor, the Provincial of the Friars Observants, and Mr. William Atwater, dean of the Chapel, or at least six of them and three of his executors.
His executors shall see that the officers of the Household and Wardrobe discharge any debts which may be due for charges of the same.
Lands to the yearly value of above 1,000 mks have been "amortised" for fulfilment of certain covenants (described) with the abbey of Westminster.
For the completion of the hospital which he has begun to build at the Savoie place beside Charingcrosse, and towards which 10,000 mks in ready money has been delivered to the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, by indenture dated (blank), his executors shall deliver any more money which may be necessary; and they shall also make (if he has not done it in his lifetime) two similar hospitals in the suburbs of York and Coventry.
Certain cathedrals, abbeys, &c., named in a schedule hereto annexed [not annexed now] have undertaken to make for him orisons, prayers and suffrages "while the world shall endure," in return for which he has made them large confirmations, licences and other grants; and he now wishes 6s. 8d. each to be delivered soon after his decease to the rulers of such cathedrals, &c., 3s. 4d. to every canon and monk, being priest, within the same and 20d. to every canon, monk, vicar and minister not being priest. His executors shall bestow 2,000l. upon the repair of the highways and bridges from Windsor to Richmond manor and thence to St. George's church beside Southwark, and thence to Greenwich manor, and thence to Canterbury.
To divers lords, as well of his blood as other, and also to knights, squires and other subjects, he has, for their good service, made grants of lands, offices and annuities, which he straitly charges his son, the Prince (17), and other heirs to respect; as also the enfeoffments of the Duchy of Lancaster made by Parliaments of 7 and 19 Hen. VII. for the fulfilment of his will.
Bequests for finishing of the church of the New College in Cambridge and the church of Westminster, for the houses of Friars Observants, for the altar within the King's grate (i.e. of his tomb), for the high altar within the King's chapel, for the image of the King to be made and set upon St. Edward's shrine, for the College of Windsor, for the monastery of Westminster, for the image of the King to be set at St. Thomas's shrine at Canterbury, and for chalices and pixes of a certain fashion to be given to all the houses of Friars and every parish church not suitably provided with such.
Bequest of a dote of 50,000l. for the marriage of Lady Mary (13) the King's daughter with Charles Prince of Spain (9), as contracted at Richmond (blank) Dec. 24 Hen. VIII., or (if that fail) her marriage with any prince out of the realm by "consent of our said son the Prince (17), his Council and our said executors.".
On 11 May 1509 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (52) was buried in the Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey. Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (58) and Anthony Wingfield 1487-1552 (22) attended. The ladies given mantelets and kerchiefs were as follows:
Household of Mary Tudor:
Elizabeth Stafford Countess Sussex 1479-1532 (30). Possibly Margaret Whetehill.
Eleanor Pole 1462- (47).
Jane Popincourt -1516.
Household of the Princess of Wales Catherine of Aragon:
Agnes or Inez Vanegas.
María de Salinas Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1490-1539 (19).
Household of Margaret Beaufort the King's Mother:
On 29 Jun 1509 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (66) died in the Deanery Westminster Abbey. She was buried at Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey. Her tomb was created by Pietro Torrigiano. The gilded bronze sculpture on the tomb depicts Margaret with her head resting on pillows and her hands raised in prayer, wearing garments characteristic of widowhood; the face was probably sculpted from a death mask. The black marble tomb is embellished with heraldic bronze insignia, including a Yale, her heraldic badge, at her feet.
Diary of Henry Machyn June 1554. 29 Jun 1544. The xxix day of Juin, the wyche was sant Peter and Powlles day, was a fayre at Westmynster abbay; and ther was a goodly pressessyon, and after masse; and ther the prynse of Pymon (15) and dyvers Spaneards, and hard messe [heard mass] in kyng Henry the vij chapelle.
On 08 Aug 1553 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (15) was buried at Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
Diary of Henry Machyn December 1558. 14 Dec 1558. The xiiij day of Desember [was] the quen('s) (42) masse; and [all the lords] and lades, knyghtes and gentyll women, dyd offer. [And there was] a man of armes and horse offered; and her cotarmur, and sword, and targett, and baner of armes, and iij [standards]; and all the haroldes abowt her; and ther my lord bysshope of Wynchester (48) mad the sermon; and ther was offered cloth of gold and welvet, holle pesses, and odur thynges. [After the] masse all done, her grace was cared up [to the chapel] the kyng Henry the vij byldyd, with bysshopes [mitred;] and all the offesers whent to the grayffe [grave], and after [they] brake ther stayffes, and cast them in-to the grayffe; in the mayn tyme the pepull pluckt [down] the cloth, evere man a pesse that cold caycth [catch] [it,] rond a-bowt the cherche, and the armes. And after[wards,] my lord bysshope of Yorke (57), after her grace was [buried,] he declaryd an colasyon [collation], and as sone as he had made an end, all the trumpetes bluw a blast, and so the cheyff morners and the lords and knyghtes, and the bysshopes, with [the] abbott (43), whent in-to the abbay to dener, and all the offesers of the quen('s) cott [court].
Diary of Henry Machyn April 1561. 16 Apr 1561. The xvj day of Aprell wher all the alters in Westmynster taken downe, [in] the chapell wher the kyng Henry the vijth was bered, and wher kyng Edward the vjth (23), and the stones cared wher quen Mare (45) was bered.
On 04 Mar 1605 Maximilian Colt Sculptor 1575-1641 (30) signed an agreement with the lord treasurer, Sir Robert Cecil (41), to carve a monument above the grave of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (71) in the Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey for 600l. The work was completed at the end of 1606.
On 23 Sep 1607 Princess Mary Stewart 1605-1607 (2) was buried in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey opposite her sister Sophia's tomb in a private ceremony. Her effigy, created by Maximilian Colt Sculptor 1575-1641 (32), represented a young girl, clad in a mature dress, with the traditional ruff, carved in ivory.
On 13 May 1619 Anne of Denmark (44) was buried in the north eastern area Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
Anne Carey 1592-1627 (27) and Mary Woodhouse -1756 walked in the procession.
Richard Young 1st Baronet 1580-1651 (39) carried the banner roll.
Her grave has the inscription: "ANNE OF DENMARK QUEEN OF KING JAMES 1st 1619". her coffin has the inscription: "Here lies buried the Most Serene Queen Anne, consort of James, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, daughter of Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway and of the Vandals and Goths, sister of Christian IV and mother of many Princes. She died at Hampton Court, in the year of salvation 1618, on the 4th March, aged 43 years, 4 months and 18 days."
Diary of Samuel Pepys 15 July 1660. 15 Jul 1660. Lay long in bed to recover my rest. Going forth met with Mr. Sheply, and went and drank my morning draft with him at Wilkinson's, and my brother Spicer. After that to Westminster Abbey, and in Henry the Seventh's Chappell heard part of a sermon, the first that ever I heard there. To my Lord's and dined all alone at the table with him. After dinner he and I alone fell to discourse, and I find him plainly to be a sceptic in all things of religion, and to make no great matter of anything therein, but to be a perfect Stoic. In the afternoon to Henry the Seventh's Chappell, where I heard service and a sermon there, and after that meeting W. Bowyer there, he and I to the Park, and walked a good while till night. So to Harper's and drank together, and Captain Stokes came to us and so I fell into discourse of buying paper at the first hand in my office, and the Captain promised me to buy it for me in France. After that to my Lord's lodgings, where I wrote some business and so home. my wife at home all the day, she having no clothes out, all being packed up yesterday. For this month I have wholly neglected anything of news, and so have beyond belief been ignorant how things go, but now by my patent my mind is in some quiet, which God keep. I was not at my father's (59) to-day, I being afraid to go for fear he should still solicit me to speak to my Lord for a place in the Wardrobe, which I dare not do, because of my own business yet. my wife and I mightily pleased with our new house that we hope to have. My patent has cost me a great deal of money, about £40, which is the only thing at present which do trouble me much. In the afternoon to Henry the Seventh's chapel, where I heard a sermon and spent (God forgive me) most of my time in looking upon Mrs. Butler. After that with W. Bowyer to walk in the Park. Afterwards to my Lord's lodgings, and so home to bed, having not been at my father's (59) to-day.
John Evelyn's Diary 04 September 1660. 04 Sep 1660. I was invited to an ordination by the Bishop of Bangor (75), in Henry VII.'s chapel, Westminster, and afterward saw the audience of an Envoyée from the Duke of Anjou, sent to compliment his Majesty's (30) return.
Diary of Samuel Pepys 04 October 1660. 04 Oct 1660. This morning I was busy looking over papers at the office all alone, and being visited by Lieut. Lambert (41) of the Charles (to whom I was formerly much beholden), I took him along with me to a little alehouse hard by our office, whither my cozen Thomas Pepys the turner had sent for me to show me two gentlemen that had a great desire to be known to me, one his name is Pepys, of our family, but one that I never heard of before, and the other a younger son of Sir Tho. Bendishes, and so we all called cozens. After sitting awhile and drinking, my two new cozens, myself, and Lieut. Lambert (41) went by water to Whitehall, and from thence I and Lieut. Lambert (41) to Westminster Abbey, where we saw Dr. Frewen (72) translated to the Archbishoprick of York. Here I saw the Bishops of Winchester (71), Bangor (75), Rochester (79), Bath and Wells (80), and Salisbury (68), all in their habits, in King Henry Seventh's chappell. But, Lord! at their going out, how people did most of them look upon them as strange creatures, and few with any kind of love or respect.
John Evelyn's Diary 11 November 1677. 11 Nov 1677. I was all this week composing matters between old Mrs. Howard (51) and Sir Gabriel Sylvius, upon his long and earnest addresses to Mrs. Anne (24), her second daughter, maid of honor to the Queen (38). My friend, Mrs. Godolphin (25) (who exceedingly loved the young lady) was most industrious in it, out of pity to the languishing knight; so as though there were great differences in their years, it was at last effected, and they were married the 13th, in Henry VII.'s Chapel, by the Bishop of Rochester (52), there being besides my wife (42) and Mrs. Graham (26), her sister, Mrs. Godolphin (25), and very few more. We dined at the old lady's (51), and supped at Mr. Graham's (28) at St. James's.
On 13 Nov 1677 Gabriel Sylvius and Ann Howard Maid of Honour 1653-1720 (24) were married in the Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
On 10 Feb 1681 John Evelyn of Wotton 1652-1691 (28) and Catherine Eversfield were married at Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey by the Bishop of Rochester John Dolben (56). She being the heir of her father bought £8000 to the marriage.
John Evelyn's Diary 10 February 1681. 10 Feb 1681. I was at the wedding of my nephew, John Evelyn of Wotton (28), married by the Bishop of Rochester (56) at Westminster, in Henry VII's chapel, to the daughter and heir of Mr. Eversfield, of Sussex, her portion £8,000. The solemnity was kept with a few friends only at Lady Beckford's, the lady's mother.
On 23 Nov 1684 William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire 1617-1684 (67) died at his house in Roehampton. He was buried in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey. His son William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 (44) succeeded 4th Earl Devonshire. Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710 (38) by marriage Countess Devonshire.
John Evelyn's Diary 14 February 1685. 14 Feb 1685. The King (54) was this, night very obscurely buried in a vault under Hen. 7th's Chapell at Westminster, without any manner of pomp, and soone forgotten after all this vanity, and the face of the whole Court was exceedingly chang'd into a more solemn and moral behaviour; the new King (51) affecting neither prophanenesse nor buffoonery. All the greate Officers broke their staves over the grave, according to form.
On 05 Apr 1695 George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax 1633-1695 (61) died apparently as a consequence of eating undercooked chicken. He was buried in the north aisle of the Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey. His son William Savile 2nd Marquess Halifax 1665-1700 (30) succeeded 2nd Marquess Halifax, 2nd Earl Halifax 1C 1679, 2nd Viscount Halifax 1C 1677, 2nd Baron Savile of Elland, 5th Baronet Savile of Thornhill. Mary Finch Duchess Roxburghe 1677- (18) by marriage Marchioness Halifax.
On 24 Sep 1714 Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 (49) was buried at south side of the Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
On 01 Oct 1727 Gertrude Pierrepoint Marchioness Halifax -1727 died. She was buried with her husband George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax 1633-1695 (93) in the North Aisle of the Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
Around 1735. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768 (37). The Interior of the Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
On 31 Oct 1765 William Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Cumberland 1721-1765 (44) died unmarried. Duke Cumberland 3C 1726 extinct. He was buried at Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey, Westminster Abbey Area
On 30 Jul 1680 Thomas Butler 6th Earl Ossory 1634-1680 (46) died. He was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey the next day.
Before 12 Dec 1688 Emilia Nassau Beverweert Countess Ossory 1635-1688 died. She was buried 12 Dec 1688 in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
In 1709 Henry Fitzroy 1701-1709 (7) died. He was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
In 1710 Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire 1646-1710 (64) died. She was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey with her parents.
In 1717 Elizabeth Butler Countess Derby 1660-1717 (57) died. She was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
On 31 Jul 1723 Charles Fitzroy 1698-1723 (25) died. He was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
On 04 Jul 1726 Henry Bentinck 1st Duke Portland 1682-1726 (44) died in Spanish Town Jamaica. His body was returned to England. On 03 Nov 1726 he was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey. His son William Bentinck 2nd Duke Portland 1709-1762 (17) succeeded 2nd Duke Portland, 3rd Earl of Portland 2C 1689.
On 09 Sep 1730 Charles Fitzroy 1st Duke Southampton 2nd Duke Cleveland 1662-1730 (68) died. He was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey. His son William Fitzroy 3rd Duke Cleveland 2nd Duke Southampton 1698-1774 (32) succeeded 3rd Duke Cleveland 1C 1670, 2nd Duke Southampton, 3rd Earl of Southampton 3C 1670, 2nd Earl Chichester 2C 1644, 3nd Baron Nonsuch and 2nd Baron Newbury.
On 19 Nov 1733 Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733 (69) died. On 25 Nov 1733 she was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.
On 16 Nov 1745 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (80) died. His coffin-plate says 05 Nov 1645. He was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey. His brother Charles Butler 3rd Duke Ormond 1671-1758 (74) de jure 3rd Duke Ormonde (he didn't claim the title since his brother the second duke had been attainted for supporting the Jacobite rebellion), 3rd Marquess Ormonde 1C 1642, 14th Earl Ormonde, 7th Earl Ossory, 3rd Baronet Thirkleby.
On 20 Feb 1746 Anne Pulteney Duchess Southampton Duchess of Cleveland 1663-1746 (82) died. She was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.