Biography of Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456

Paternal Family Tree: Tudor

Maternal Family Tree: Tomasina Morosini

1420 Marriage of Henry V and Catherine of Valois

1430 Birth of Edmund Tudor

1437 Death of Dowager Queen Consort Catherine of Valois

1453 Knighting at Greenwich

1457 Birth of King Henry VII

1458 Margaret Beaufort marries Henry Stafford

1509 Death of Margaret Beaufort

Marriage of Henry V and Catherine of Valois

On 02 Jun 1420 Henry V (age 33) and [his mother] Catherine of Valois (age 18) were married at Troyes Cathedral [Map]. She the daughter of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 51) and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 50). He the son of King Henry IV of England and Mary Bohun. They were half third cousin once removed. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Around 1430 [his father] Owen Tudor (age 30) and [his mother] Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (age 28) were married. She the daughter of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 60). He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Birth of Edmund Tudor

On 11 Jun 1430 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond was born to Owen Tudor (age 30) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (age 28) at Much Hadham Palace, Hertfordshire (which belonged to the Bishops of London). There was speculation[Source Unknown?] that the biological father was Edmund Beaufort 1st or 2nd Duke of Somerset (age 24) with whom Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (age 28) 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'.

Death of Dowager Queen Consort Catherine of Valois

On 03 Jan 1437 [his mother] Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (age 35) died at Bermondsey Abbey [Map]. She had been married aged eighteen to King Henry V of England for two years three months. Their son was [his half-brother] King Henry VI of England and II of France (age 15).

After Henry V died she disappears somewhat from the records other than for Parliament to legislate against her marrying without permission, which she then duly did, to [his father] Owen Tudor (age 37), and had two sons, the elder of which was father to [his son] King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

Her children Edmund (age 6) and [his brother] Jasper (age 5) were subsequently placed in the care of Abbess Katherine Pole, then Abbess of Barking. Katherine's brother William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 40) had the wardship of Edmund's future wife [his future wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond.

On 15 Dec 1449 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond (age 19) was created 1st Earl Richmond by [his half-brother] King Henry VI of England and II of France (age 28).

Around Jan 1450 John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 7) and [his future wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 6) were married. The date subject to debate. Papal dispensation was granted on 18 August 1450. Margaret never recognised this marriage, and considered her next husband her first; as confirmed by her 1472 will. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 40). He the son of William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 53) and Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk (age 46). They were half third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Before 02 Apr 1450 William Zouche 5th Baron Zouche Harringworth (age 48) and [his future sister-in-law] Elizabeth St John Baroness Scrope Bolton Baroness Zouche Harringworth were married. She by marriage Baroness Zouche Harringworth. She the daughter of Oliver St John and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 40).

Calendars. 01 Feb 1452. Grant to Edmund, earl of Richemond (age 21), the king’s uterine brother, in tail male, of the remainder of the third part of the manor of Ludford, co. Lincoln, which Jacquetta, [dowager]duchess of Bedford (age 37), holds in dower for life of the inheritance of John, duke of Bedford, sometime her husband; grant also to him in tail male of the remaining two parts thereof from Michaelmas last. By K. ete.

Calendars. 01 May 1452. Grant to Edmund, earl of Richemond (age 21), and [his brother] Jasper, earl of Pembroke (age 20), and their heirs, of the manor and lordship of Hide, co. Hertford, with a messuage called "Hide,” 100 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow and 20 acres of wood in Langley Abbots, co. Hertford, worth 62s. 6d. a year, and of the manor and lordship of Bondby, co. Lincoln, worth 101. 12d., and of all appurtenant rents, services, customs, waters, knights’ fees, patronages, advowsons, and profits ; in lieu of a grant thereof to the same for a term of twelve years at the usual rent by letters patent dated 28 March last, surrendered. By K. etc.

Knighting at Greenwich

On 05 Jan 1453 brothers John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 22) and Thomas Neville (age 23), William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (age 30), brothers Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond (age 22) and [his brother] Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford (age 21) and Roger Lewknor were knighted by [his half-brother] King Henry VI (age 31) at Greenwich, Kent [Map].

In Feb 1453 John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 10) and [his future wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 9) marriage annulled.

Calendars. 01 Jul 1453. Grant to Edmund, earl of Richemond (age 23), and [his brother] Jasper, earl of Pembroke (age 21), and their heirs, of the manors or lordships of Solyhull and Sheldon, co. Warwick, and of a messuage called "le Hide,” 100 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow and 20 acres of wood in Langley Abbots, co. Hertford, with all their appurtenances; in lieu of a grant of the keeping of the said messuage and land to Bartholomew Halley, esquire, by letters patent dated 12 July, 29 Henry VI, and a grant of the keeping of the said messuage and manors to the said earls by letters patent dated 28 March last, surrendered. By K. etc.

Calendars. 24 Jul 145324 Jul 1453. Grant to Edmund, earl of Richmond (age 23), and [his brother] Jasper, earl of Pembroke (age 21), the king’s uterine brothers, and their heirs, of the manors of Maunsfeld and Lyndeby in Shirewood, co. Nottingham, the manor, lordship and town of Clypston in Shirewood, the castle and lordship of Horeston, the manor of Bollesouere, the office of bailiff of the wapentake of Morleyston and Lukehirch, co. Derby, the manor and Pordshi of Magour in South Wales, and 10/. a year which the abbot of Welbek renders from the farm of the mills of Retford, with all their appurtenances; in lieu of a grant to the former of the lordship and manor of Atherston, co. Warwick, and to the latter of the lordship and manor of Moresend, co. Northampton, by letters patent dated respectively 6 April last and 16 March last, surrendered. By K. eto.

On 01 Nov 1455 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond (age 25) and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 12) were married at Bletsoe Castle [Map]. She by marriage Countess Richmond. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 45). He the son of Owen Tudor (age 55) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 03 Nov 1456 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond (age 26) died of plague at Carmarthen Castle [Map] leaving his twelve year old wife [his wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 13) pregnant with their child [his son] Henry Tudor, the future King Henry VII. His son Henry Tudor succeeded 2nd Earl Richmond.

Birth of King Henry VII

On 28 Jan 1457 [his son] King Henry VII of England and Ireland was born to the late Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and [his former wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 13) at Pembroke Castle [Map]. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Margaret Beaufort marries Henry Stafford

On 03 Jan 1458 Henry Stafford (age 33) and [his former wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 14) were married probably at Maxstoke Castle [Map]. Her third marriage (second if you don't include the one annulled) aged fourteen and already the mother of the future [his son] King Henry VII. She had no further issue. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 48). He the son of Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham (age 55) and Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham (age 50). They were second cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Calendars. 24 Mar 1458. Westminster. Grant to Edmund de Hadham, earl of Richmond, and [his brother] Jasper de Hathefeld (age 26), earl of Pembroke, the king's uterine brothers, of the keeping of all possessions in the king’s hands by the death of John, duke of Somerset, and by reason of the minority of [his former wife] Margaret (age 14), his daughter and heir, with the marriage of the heir, to hold during her minority, and so from heir to heir. By ps. etc.

Note. Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 14) were married in 1455.

Around 12 Jun 1472 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 37) and [his former wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 29) were married. She by marriage Queen Mann, Baroness Stanley. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 62). They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Death of Margaret Beaufort

On 29 Jun 1509 [his former wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 66) died in the Deanery, Westminster Abbey [Map]. She had lived to see the Coronation of her son King Henry VII of England and Ireland and her grandson King Henry VIII of England and Ireland (age 18).

She was buried at the King Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey [Map]. Her tomb was created by Pietro Torrigiano (age 36). 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.

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John St John and Alice Bradshaigh were married. He the son of Oliver St John and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset.

Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King John "The Good" II of France 1319-1364

Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 1315-1349

Royal Ancestors of Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456

Kings Wessex: Great x 13 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Son of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn King Gwynedd King Powys

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 13 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 8 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 5 Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Grand Son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France

Royal Descendants of Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456

King Henry VII of England and Ireland x 1

Ancestors of Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456

Great x 4 Grandfather: Goronwy ab Ednyfed Tudor

Great x 3 Grandfather: Tudur "Hen aka Elder" Tudor

Great x 2 Grandfather: Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor

Great x 1 Grandfather: Tudur ap Goronwy Tudor

Great x 4 Grandfather: Iorwerth ap Madog Hendwr

Great x 3 Grandfather: Madog ab Iorwerth Hendwr

Great x 2 Grandmother: Gwerfyl verch Madog Hendwr

GrandFather: Maredudd Tudor 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Owain ap Meredudd

Great x 3 Grandfather: Llewelyn ap Owen

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas ap Llywelyn Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry of Bar III Count of Bar 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor of Bar Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Plantagenet Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Marged verch Thomas 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Father: Owen Tudor 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Valois 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King John "The Good" II of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert II Duke Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Capet Duchess Burgundy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: King Charles V of France 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King John I of Bohemia 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Brabant Countess Luxemburg and Namur

Great x 2 Grandmother: Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia

Great x 4 Grandmother: Queen Judith of Bohemia and Poland

GrandFather: Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Bourbon 1st Count Clermont 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Bourbon I Duke Bourbon 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Beatrice Burgundy 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Hainault II Count Hainault II Count Holland 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary Hainault Duchess Bourbon 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Philippa Luxemburg Countess Hainault and Holland 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Isabella Valois Duchess Bourbon 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Guy Chatillon IV Count Saint Pol 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mahaut Chatillon Countess Valois Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Marie Capet Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Mother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis "Strict" Wittelsbach II Duke Upper Bavaria 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Matilda Habsburg Duchess Bavaria

Great x 2 Grandfather: Stephen Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Beatrix Świdnica Holy Roman Empress

Great x 1 Grandfather: Stephen "Magnificient Fop" Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Peter III King Aragon

Great x 3 Grandfather: Frederick III King Sicily

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elisabeth Barcelona Duchess Bavaria 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles II King Naples 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Capet 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary of Hungary Queen Consort Naples

GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Matteo I Visconti

Great x 3 Grandfather: Stephano Visconti

Great x 4 Grandmother: Bonacossa Borri

Great x 2 Grandfather: Bernabò Visconti

Great x 3 Grandmother: Valentina Doria

Great x 1 Grandmother: Taddea Visconti Duchess Bavaria

Great x 3 Grandfather: Mastino II della Scala

Great x 2 Grandmother: Beatrice Regina della Scala

Great x 4 Grandfather: Jacopo I da Carrara

Great x 3 Grandmother: Taddea da Carrara

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anna Gradenigo