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Margaret Lewis (Gamage)

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Birthplace: Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, United Kingdom
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Daughter of Robert Gamage, of Coity Castle and Jane Champernon, of Dartington
Wife of Thomas Lewis and Thomas Lewis, MP
Mother of Edward Lewis; Edward Lewis; Edmund Lewis; Ann Lewis; Mary Matthew and 4 others
Half sister of Henry Denny; Sir Edward Denny, MP; Arthur Denny; Douglas Denny; Mary Denny and 1 other

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About Margaret Lewis

Source: http://gen.reimert.org/database/b196.htm#P9682

Margaret GAMAGE was born about 1536 in Wales.

Parents: Robert GAMAGE and Joan CHAMPERNON.

Spouse: Thomas LEWIS. Thomas LEWIS and Margaret GAMAGE were married before 1560 in Wales.

-------------------- from: [http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenG.htm

Margaret Gamage was the daughter of Sir Thomas Gamage (c.1484-1515+) and Margaret St. John (b.c.1486). She was a maid of honor to Queen Anne Boleyn. She married William Howard (1510-January 21,1573), who was created Baron Howard of Effingham in 1554. According to one source, to celebrate their wedding, on June 29, 1533 in the chapel at Whitehall, King Henry VIII mounted a small battle on the Thames for entertainment. One man drowned and two more broke their legs while jousting. Since other sources give April 23, 1535 as the date of death of Katherine Broughton, first wife of William Howard, the 1533 date seems to be an error for 1535. According to Eric Ives in his biography of Anne Boleyn, it was during the late summer progress of 1535 that Lady Howard, one of Anne ladies who had not gone with the reduced court, was a ringleader in a demonstration at Greenwich in support of Mary Tudor. He says the matter was hushed up but that Lady Howard was sent to the Tower. This is highly speculative. The only evidence is a report by the Bishop of Tarbes to the Bailly of Troyes in October of 1535, which states that "citizens' wives and others, unknown to their husbands" protested Princess Mary's removal from Greenwich and some were placed in the Tower. A handwritten note in the margin says only "Millor de Rochesfort et Millord de Guillaume." Margaret was again at court at Easter 1536, when Lady Margaret Douglas confided in her that she had secretly agreed to marry Lord Thomas Howard. In November, Lady Margaret was sent to Syon and Lord Thomas to the Tower. Nothing appears to have been done to Lady William. Later, she was one of Queen Catherine Howard's ladies. When Catherine was arrested, both Margaret and her husband were arrested for misprision of treason. They were tried and found guilty of concealing her unchastity and later pardoned. Howard was Lord Chamberlain under both Mary and Elizabeth and Margaret was listed among the ladies of honor in 1558/9. In 1578/9, she took delivery of New Year's gifts for the queen. Her name is sometimes written as "Lady Haward." The Howard children, according to a variety of lists, were Charles (1536-December 14, 1624), Mary (d.August 21, 1600), William (c.1540-1609), Margaret (b.c.1544), Douglas (1545-December 11, 1608), Katherine (c.1546-1598), Edward (b.c. 1550), Henry (b.c.1552), Frances (c.1554-May 14, 1598), possibly a twin for Frances named Martha, Thomas (b.c.1556), Dorothy (b.c.1558), Anne (b.c.1560), Elizabeth (b.c.1562), and Richard (b.c.1564). Portraits: there was a portrait of Margaret Gamage, Lady Howard in the Pembroke collection in 1561.

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Margaret Lewis's Timeline

1525
1525
Van, , , Wales
1536
1536
Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, United Kingdom
1560
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Age 24
Machen, Monmouth, Wales
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Of Van, Montgomery, Wales
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Llystalbont, Glamorganshire, Wales
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