Edmund Bedingfield, KB (c.1479 - 1552)

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Birthplace: Of, Oxborough, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Holme Hale, Norfolk, England
Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy, Vol. Curator
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About Edmund Bedingfield, KB


Sir Edmund Bedingfield or Bedingfeld (1479/1480 – 1553), Knight of the Bath.

In 1523 Bedingfield was knighted by Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk for demonstrating bravery in the French Wars. In 1539 he inherited from his brother Robert the great estate of Oxburgh Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

He married Grace Marney (d. in or after 1553), the daughter of Henry Marney, 1st Baron Marney.

Sir Edmund Bedingfield was entrusted with the care of Katherine of Aragon, at Kimbolton Castle, following the proceedings of 18 June 1529, concerning King Henry VIII's Great Matter (divorce).

His first son Sir Henry Bedingfield (1510-1583), succeeded to his estate. --------------------

  • Knighted by Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, 1523, for services during the French Wars.
  • Custodian of Katherine of Aragon at Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdon.
  • Responsible for Katherine of Aragon's funeral procession from Kimbolton Castle to Peterborough, 1536.
  • Inherits Oxburgh from his brother Robert, 1539.
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