Christian North, Countess of Worcester

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Christian North, Countess of Worcester

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Birthplace: Cathladge,,Cambridgeshire,England
Death: Died in Kirtling,Cambridge,,England
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Daughter of Sir Edward North, 1st Baron North and Alice Squire
Wife of William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester
Mother of Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Somerset; Lucy Somerset; Edmund Beaufort and Elizabeth Somerset
Sister of Sir Roger North 2nd Lord; Sir Thomas North and Mary North
Half sister of John Brigandine

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About Christian North, Countess of Worcester

CHRISTIAN or CHRISTIANA NORTH (c.1529-March 20, 1564)

From http://www.thepeerage.com/p2464.htm#i24638

Christian North was the daughter of Edward North, 1st Lord North and Alice Squire.1,2 She married William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester, son of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Browne, before 19 May 1550.1 She died after 20 March 1563/64.1 As a result of her marriage, Christian North was styled as Countess of Worcester before 19 May 1550. Her married name became Somerset.

Child of Christian North and William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester

  1. Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester+2 b. c 1550, d. 3 Mar 1627/28

biography

From http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenN.htm

Christian or Christiana North was the daughter of Edward North, 1st baron North (1496-December 32, 1564) and Alice Squire (c.1500-1560). She married William Somerset, 3rd earl of Worcester (1527-February 21, 1589) on January 29, 1549/50. Their children were Edward (c.1550-March 3, 1628), Elizabeth, and Lucy (c.1554-January 18, 1603/4). Lady Worcester was at court in 1558/9. According to All the Queen's Women: The Changing Place and Perception of Aristocratic Women in Elizabethan England 1558-1620 (1987) by Joan Barbara Greenbaum Goldsmith, Christian separated from her husband during the 1560s. In November 1563 their estrangement was noticed by Queen Elizabeth and the separation was formalized in December. Worcester was to pay her £100/year and, after his mother’s death, £333 6s.8d. In the event, however, his mother outlived his wife.


Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 853. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/2, page 854.
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Christian North, Countess of Worcester's Timeline

1528
1528
Cathladge,,Cambridgeshire,England
1553
1553
Age 25
Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales
1554
1554
Age 26
United Kingdom
1560
1560
Age 32
Greater London, United Kingdom
1563
1563
Age 35
Kirtling,Cambridge,,England
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January 29
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