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Margery Wentworth, Lady Seymour

Also Known As: "Margery Wentworth", "Margaret"
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Kent, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth, Knight of the Order of the Bath and Lady Anne Wentworth
Wife of Sir John Seymour, of Wulfhall and Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall
Mother of Jane Seymour; Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset; Sir Henry Seymour, MP; Margery Seymour; Anthony Seymour and 7 others
Sister of Edward Wentworth; Elizabeth Bourchier; Sir Richard Wentworth; Dorothy Wentworth and Jane Wentworth
Half sister of Elizabeth Darcy

Occupation: mother of Thomas Seymour and Queen Jane Seymour
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About Lady Margery Seymour (Wentworth)


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Margery Wentworth was the wife of Sir John Seymour and is notable as the mother of Queen Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII of England and the grandmother of King Edward VI of England. She was also known as a muse for the poet, John Skelton.

Her daughters included Queen Jane, Elizabeth Seymour, Marchioness of Winchester, who married Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, son of Henry VIII's minister, Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex and later William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester. Her sons included Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, who became prominent during the latter half of his brother-in-law's reign and became Lord Protector of England from 1547 to 1549, at the beginning of the minority of Edward VI, Seymour's nephew. Seymour had annulled his marriage to his first wife after discovering that she had been conducting an affair with his father.[1] Edward Seymour was overthrown and executed, months after the execution of his brother, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley. Thomas had made almost as grand a marriage as his sister, marrying the Dowager Queen, Henry VIII's sixth wife and widow, Catherine Parr. There were rumours that he was attempting to seduce the future Elizabeth I during her teenage years and thus she was removed from her stepmother's care. He was also linked to Mary FitzRoy, Duchess of Richmond and Somerset, allegedly a mistress of the King's.

In her teen years she was considered a prominent English beauty.


John Seymour (d. 15 July, 1510).

Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (c.1506-1552).

Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (c.1508-1549).

Jane Seymour, queen of England (c.1509-1537).

Elizabeth Seymour, Marchioness of Winchester (c.1513-1563).

Sir Henry Seymour (c.1514 - after 1568).

Dorothy Seymour

Anthony Seymour

Margery Seymour

Margery Wentworth

1474 - 1551

Birth Abt 1474 Nettlestead, Suffolk, England

Gender Female

Died 1551

Father Henry Wentworth, b. Abt 1444, Nettlestead, Suffolk, England , d. Aug 1499

Mother Anne Say, b. 1448, Broxburn, Hertfordshire, England , d. 1478

Family John Seymour, b. Abt 1470, , , England , d. Yes, date unknown

Married Abt 1491 , , England


  • HENRY VIII 1509-1547, EDWARD VI 1547-1553, MARY I 1553-1558, ELIZABETH I 1558-1603
  • HENRY, son of HENRY VII King of England & his wife Elizabeth of York (Greenwich Palace, Kent 28 Jun 1491-Whitehall Palace, London 28 Jan 1547, bur St George's Chapel, Windsor). A manuscript calendar records the birth “IV Kal Jul” in 1491 of “Henricus 2us fi Henrici vii qui p´ea creatus e pinceps Wallie”[799]. Created Duke of York 31 Oct 1494. He succeeded his brother as Duke of Cornwall 2 Apr 1502. Created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester 18 Feb 1504. He succeeded his father 22 Apr 1509 as HENRY VIII King of England. Crowned 24 Jun 1509 at Westminster Abbey. King of Ireland from 1542. A manuscript calendar records the death “V Kal Feb” in 1546 (O.S.) of “the noble Prynce Henry the eight”[800]. ..............
  • m thirdly (Whitehall Palace, London 30 May 1536) JANE Seymour, daughter of 'Sir JOHN Seymour & his wife Margaret Wentworth' ([Wulfhall, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire] [1509/10]-Hampton Court Palace in childbirth 24 Oct 1537, bur St George’s Chapel, Windsor). A manuscript calendar records the death “xxiv Oct” in 1537 of “Quene Jane the wife of kinge Henry the viii”[801].
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  • 'The Wentworth genealogy, comprising the origin of the name, the family in England, and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth, the emigrant, and of his descendants (1870)
  • The direct line was continued by
  • (15) Sir Philip Wentworth, Kt., of Nettlestead, who married Mary, daughter of John, Lord Clifford, of Westmoreland, and had issue as follows:--
    • (16) Sir Henry Wentworth, Kt., High Sheriff of Yorkshire, 5 or 7, Henry VII., whose will is dated 17 August, 1499, and proved 27 February, 1500-1. He married twice. By his 2d wife, Lady Elizabeth Scroope, who survived him, he had no issue. By his 1st wife, Anne, daughter of Sir John Say, Kt., he had issue as follows:
      • 1. Sir Richard, of whom hereafter.
      • 2. Edward, who inherited Hawston, Co. Cambridge, and was living, 17 August, 1499.
      • 3. Jane, living, 1499, unmarried.
      • 4. Dorothy, unmarried, in 1499; bur subsequently married Sir Robert Broughton, Kt.
      • 5. Elizabeth, who married, 1st Sir Robert Darcy, Kt., of Danbury, Co. Essex; and 2d, Sir Thomas Wyndham, Kt., of Felbrigg, Co. Norfolk.
      • '6. Margery, who married Sir John Seymour, Kt., of Wolf Hall, Co. Wilts. He died in 1536, and she in 1550. Of their children, Edward Seymour became Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, and was beheaded 22 Janurary, 1552; and Jane became the third wife of King Henry VIII., and was the mother of King Edward VI.
      • The line was continued by
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  • 'Margaret Wentworth1,2,3
  • 'F, d. October 1550
  • Father Sir Henry Wentworth, 4th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Yorkshire1,2,3 b. c 1448
  • Mother Anne Saye1,2,3 b. c 1453, d. b 22 Oct 1494
  • ' Margaret Wentworth married Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire, son of Sir John Seymour and Elizabeth Darrell, circa 1498; They had 6 sons (including John, Edward, & Thomas) and 4 daughters (including Jane & Elizabeth).1,2,3 Margaret Wentworth died in October 1550.1,3
  • 'Family Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire b. 1476, d. 21 Dec 1536
  • Children
    • Sir Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, Earl Hertford+4,5 b. c 1500, d. 22 Jan 1552
    • Sir Thomas Seymour, 1st Lord Seymour6,7 b. c 1508, d. 20 Mar 1549
    • Jane Seymour+1,3,8 b. 1509, d. 24 Oct 1537
    • Elizabeth Seymour+ b. c 1511, d. bt 13 Apr 1562 - 9 Jun 1563
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11575] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. I, p. 92.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 381.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 611.
  • 4.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 59-65.
  • 5.[S11583] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney, p., 702.
  • 6.[S11575] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. I, p. 33.
  • 7.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 484.
  • 8.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 728-730.
  • _________
  • 'Margery WENTWORTH
  • 'Born: ABT 1478
  • 'Died: ABT Oct 1550
  • Father: Henry WENTWORTH (Sheriff of Yorkshire)
  • Mother: Anne SAYE
  • 'Married: John SEYMOUR (Sir)
  • Children:
    • 1. Edward SEYMOUR (1° D. Somerset)
    • 2. Elizabeth SEYMOUR (B. Cromwell of Oakham)
    • 3. Jane SEYMOUR (Queen of England)
    • 4. Thomas SEYMOUR (1° B. Seymour of Sudeley)
    • 5. Henry SEYMOUR (Sir Knight)
    • 6. John SEYMOUR
    • 7. Dorothy SEYMOUR
    • 8. Anthony SEYMOUR
    • 9. Margery SEYMOUR
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  • 'Margaret Wentworth
  • F, #101506
  • Last Edited=21 Dec 2008
  • ' Margaret Wentworth was the daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say.1 She married Sir John Seymour, son of John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell, before 1500. She died in October 1550.
  • ' Margaret Wentworth was also known as Marjory Wentworth. From before 1500, her married name became Seymour.
  • 'Children of Margaret Wentworth and Sir John Seymour
    • 1.Sir Henry Seymour
    • 2.Dorothy Seymour+
    • 3.Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset+ b. c 1500, d. 22 Jan 1552
    • 4.Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley+ b. c 1508, d. 1549
    • 5.Jane Seymour+ b. 1509/10, d. 24 Oct 1537
    • 6.Elizabeth Seymour+ b. 1511, d. 1563
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 153. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
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Lady Margery Seymour (Wentworth)'s Timeline

July 22, 1478
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 2
Age 21
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Age 22
Marchen, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 23
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Age 24
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, , England
Age 25
Wolf Hall,Savenake,Wiltshire,England
October 10, 1508
Age 30
Wiltshire, England
October 10, 1508
Age 30
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Age 29
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England