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Agnes Blewett

Also Known As: "Agnes Beupine", "Agnes Blewitt"
Birthplace: Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Blewett, of Holcombe and Mary Grenville
Wife of King Henry VIII Tudor and William Edwards
Partner of Henry VIII, King of England
Mother of William Edwards; Christopher Edwardes; Henry Edwardes and Rev. Richard Edwardes
Sister of Anne Blewet; Jane Asbury; Roger Blewett, Sr., Sir, of North Petherton; Robert Blewett; Philippa Rowe and 3 others
Half sister of John St. Alban; William St. Aubyn, MP; Margaret Glyn; Elizabeth Vivyan; Thomas St. Aubyn, III and 1 other

Occupation: mistress to King Henry VIII, Kings Mistress
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About Agnes Blewett

Said to have been a mistress of Henry VIII, but no evidence. See the project Claimed as an Illegitimate Child of Henry VIII

From Van & Cathy Mason Family Heritage

The story says that Henry VIII is known to have had 6 wives and several mistresses during his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. One mistress is said to been Agnes Blewitt. King Henry the VIII is said to have fathered a son with her, who was born after her marriage to William Edwards. She and William named the son Richard Edwards. Agnes and William Edwards lived adjacent to the King's Hunting lodge in Somerset, England. The Edwards had other children with birth and baptism records stating William and Agnes as the parents, but there is no record for Richard.

Mistress of King Henry the VIII. Married to William Edwards and they named the son of Henry Richard Edwards. The other children of Agnes and William had birth and baptism records, there is no record for Richard. Discussed in "Edward's Legacy" by David Dean Edwards.
Likely mistress to King Henry VIII.

King Henry VIII probably didn't acknowledge Richard as his son possibly because of how poor and low-class Agnes was. But, Richard's education was paid for, most likely by Henry, because the Edwardes family wouldn't have been able to afford it. As well, Agnes was able to display the Tudor rose on her coat of arms.

It is believed Richard took the last name Edwardes out of shame.

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Agnes Blewett's Timeline

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
Age 12
Somerset, England
Age 13
October 1525
Age 16
North Petherton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Age 16
Somerset, England
Age 16
Somerset, England
Age 66
London, Middlesex, England