Elizabeth Somerset (Browne), Countess of Worcester (c.1502 - 1565) MP

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Birthplace: Bechworth, Surrey, England
Death: Died
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About Elizabeth Somerset (Browne), Countess of Worcester

Elizabeth Browne, countess of Worcester (d. 1565) was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn and the main informant against her. She may have been a mistress of King Henry VIII.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Anthony Browne, a trusted courtier at the court of Henry VIII, and his wife Lucy Nevill, a daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu.

In some reports of the time, Elizabeth is described as a 'former mistress of the King's.'

She was the second wife of Henry Somerset, 2nd earl of Worcester. Their marriage produced ten surviving children:

  1. Anne Somerset, countess of Northumberland by marriage to Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (1538 - 1591 / 1596) Court gossip at the time of Anne's birth suggested that she was actually the daughter of Sir Thomas Cromwell.
  2. William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester (1527 - 21 Feb 1589)
  3. Lucy Somerset, Lady Latimer by marriage to John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer (d. 23 Feb 1583)
  4. Eleanor Somerset
  5. Thomas Somerset
  6. Charles Somerset
  7. Francis Somerset (d. 10 Sep 1547, in battle)
  8. Jane Somerset
  9. Henry Somerset
 10. Mary Somerset

-------------------- Elizabeth Somerset, countess of Worcester (died 1565) was a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn and the main informant against her. She may have been a mistress of King Henry VIII.[1]

Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Anthony Browne, a trusted courtier at the court of Henry VIII, and his wife Lucy Nevill, a daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu.

In some reports of the time, Elizabeth is described as a 'former mistress of the King's.'

She was the second wife of Henry Somerset, 2nd earl of Worcester. Their marriage produced ten surviving children:

  1. Anne Somerset, Countess of Northumberland by marriage to Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (1538 - 1591 / 1596)
  2. William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester (1527 - 21 Feb 1589)
  3. Lucy Somerset, Lady Latimer by marriage to John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer (d. 23 Feb 1583)
  4. Eleanor Somerset
  5. Thomas Somerset
  6. Charles Somerset
  7. Francis Somerset (d. 10 Sep 1547, in battle)
  8. Jane Somerset
  9. Henry Somerset
 10. Mary Somerset

-------------------- Elizabeth (née Browne) Somerset, countess of Worcester (died 1565) was a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn and the main informant against her. She may have been a mistress of King Henry VIII.[1]

Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Anthony Browne, a trusted courtier at the court of Henry VIII, and his wife Lady Lucy Neville, a daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu and Isobel Ingaldesthorpe.

About 1508, Elizabeth's sister, Anne Browne, married Sir Charles Brandon, later Duke of Suffolk. By that union, Elizabeth was aunt to Lady Anne Brandon, and her younger sister, Lady Mary Brandon.

She was the second wife of Henry Somerset, 2nd earl of Worcester. Henry's first wife, Lady Margaret, had died without issue.[2] It is Elizabeth who produced their surviving children:

   Lady Anne Somerset, married Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (1538 - 1591/1596)
   William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester (1527 - 21 February 1589)
   Lady Lucy Somerset, married John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer (died 23 February 1583)
   Lady Eleanor Somerset, married 1) Sir Roger Vaughan and 2) Henry Johns[citation needed]
   Thomas Somerset
   Charles Somerset
   Francis Somerset (died 10 September 1547, in battle)
   Lady Joan or "Jane" Somerset, married Sir Edward Mansel
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Elizabeth Somerset, Countess of Worcester (d. 1565)'s Timeline

1502
1502
Bechworth, Surrey, England
1523
1523
Age 21
Chepstow, Worcestershire, Wales, United Kingdom
1527
1527
Age 25
Chepstow,Monmouthshire,,England
1527
Age 25
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
1530
1530
Age 28
Chepston, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
1536
1536
Age 34
Rhaglan, Monmouthshire, Wales
1540
1540
Age 38
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
1565
April 20, 1565
Age 63
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