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John Seymour

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Birthplace: Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Seymour and Elizabeth Darrell
Husband of Lady Margery Seymour (Wentworth)
Father of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset; Sir Henry Seymour, MP; Margery Seymour; Anthony Seymour; Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Sudeley and 5 others
Brother of Margaret Wadham; Catherine Seymour; Elizabeth Crofte; George Seymour; Robert Seymour and 4 others
Half brother of Roger Seymour

Occupation: English Soldier and Courtier who served King Henry vii and King Henry viii, Knight, English Soldier and Courtier who served King Henry VIII
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About Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall

He was the High Sheriff of Somerset. Had a love affair with his daughter-in-law Catherine Fillol.

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Sir John Seymour (1474–1536)

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Sir John Seymour, KB (c. 1474 – December 21, 1536), a member of the English gentry and a courtier to Henry VIII, is best known for being the father of the king's third wife, Jane Seymour.

He was also descended from William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke.

Family

He was born to John Seymour (c.1450-1491) and Elizabeth Darrell. His paternal grandparents were John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire (born c.1425) and Elizabeth Coker (born c.1436). His maternal grandparents were Sir George Darrell (born c. 1451) and Margaret Stourton, daughter of John (born 1433), Baron Stourton of Stourton, Wiltshire, and Margery Wadham.

John was married to the famous beauty, Margery Wentworth, celebrated in the poetry of John Skelton, the daughter of Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suffolk, England, and by her had nine children:

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

Family activities and reputation

They lived in Wulfhall, outside Savernake Forest, in Wiltshire. Four of the Seymour children achieved prominence at the royal court— Edward, Thomas, Jane and Elizabeth.

Edward Seymour was briefly married to Catharine Fillol, but John embarked on a love affair with his new daughter-in-law. When it was discovered, the marriage was annulled, their children declared bastards (since their legal grandfather might be their biological father) and Catharine was imprisoned in a local convent. The scandal damaged the Seymour family's reputation for many years afterward. A proposed marriage between Jane Seymour and William Dormer was rejected by the Dormers partially due to the scandal and because of the family's less-than-noble pedigree: the Seymour family was of the gentry.

Jane Seymour, the eldest daughter, was a maid in the household of Henry's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and then later to his second queen, Anne Boleyn.

Henry VIII stayed at Wulfhall with Queen Anne in the summer of 1535 for a few days. Later, he embarked upon an affair with Jane as his marriage to Anne fell apart in early 1536. It has been said that the entire Seymour family were party to the plot to bring Anne to the scaffold, and left her daughter Elizabeth disinherited. This theory has never been proven.

After Jane became queen on 30 May 1536, her family scaled the social ranks, as was befitting the family of a monarch. Her brother, Edward Seymour, was later made an earl and briefly ruled England for his nephew Edward VI of England after 1547. His brother, Thomas Seymour, was made a baron and Lord High Admiral; he eloped with Henry VIII's widow Catherine Parr in 1547. Both these two of Seymour's sons were beheaded for treason, only a few years apart. John's daughter Elizabeth was married to Gregory Cromwell, son of Henry's new chief minister, Thomas Cromwell.

John died on December 21, 1536.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Seymour

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  • Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire, Constable of Bristol Castle1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • M, b. 1476, d. 21 December 1536
  • Father Sir John Seymour, Hereditary Warden of Savernake Forest8 b. c 1450, d. 26 Oct 1491
  • Mother Elizabeth Darrell1,8 b. c 1454, d. c 1479
  • Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire, Constable of Bristol Castle was born in 1476 at Wolf Hall, Savernake, Wiltshire, England.1,2,4 He married Margery Wentworth, daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth, 4th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Yorkshire and Anne Saye, circa 1498; They had 6 sons (John; Sir Edward, Viscount Beauchamp, Earl of Hertford, & 1st Duke of Somerset; Sir Henry; & Sir Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley; John; & Anthony) and 4 daughters (Jane, Queen of England; Elizabeth; Margery; & Dorothy, wife of Sir Clement Smith, & of Thomas Leventhorpe, Esq.).1,9,2,4,5,6,7 Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire, Constable of Bristol Castle died on 21 December 1536; Buried at Easton Priory, Wiltshire. His remains were later moved to the chancel at Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire.1,2,4
  • Family Margery Wentworth d. Oct 1550
  • Children
    • Sir Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, Viscount Beauchamp, Earl Hertford, Lord High Admiral, Great Chamberlain of England, Lord High Treasurer, Earl Marshal of England+10,11,4 b. c 1500, d. 22 Jan 1552
    • Sir Thomas Seymour, 1st Lord Seymour12,13,4 b. c 1508, d. 20 Mar 1549
    • Jane Seymour+1,2,14,4,7 b. c 1509, d. 24 Oct 1537
    • Elizabeth Seymour+3,4,6 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. 611.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 32-33.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 110.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 238.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 311.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 230-232.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 109-110.
  • 9.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 381.
  • 10.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 59-65.
  • 11.[S11583] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney, p., 702.
  • 12.[S11575] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. I, p. 33.
  • 13.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 484.
  • 14.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 728-730.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1753.htm#i52682

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  • Sir John Seymour1
  • M, #101505, b. circa 1474, d. 21 December 1536
  • Last Edited=21 Dec 2008
  • Sir John Seymour was born circa 1474. He was the son of John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell. He married Margaret Wentworth, daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say, before 1500. He died on 21 December 1536.
  • He was invested as a Knight Banneret.1 He lived at Wulfhall, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, England.
  • Child of Sir John Seymour
    • 1.Sir John Seymour2 d. b Aug 1599
  • Children of Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth
    • 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.[S35] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18th edition, 3 volumes (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), volume 1, page 581. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
  • 2.[S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10151.htm#i101505

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  • John SEYMOUR (Sir)
  • Born: ABT 1474, probably Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
  • Acceded: Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
  • Died: 21 Dec 1536
  • Notes: High Sheriff of Somerset. Embarked on a love affair with his daughter-in-law, Catherine Fillol. When it was discovered, the marriage was annulled, their children declared bastards, since their legal grandfather might be their biological father, and Catherine was imprisoned in a local convent. The scandal damaged the Seymour family's reputation for many years afterward. A proposed marriage between Jane Seymour and William Dormer was rejected by the Dormers partially due to the scandal and because of the family's less-than-noble pedigree.
  • Father: John SEYMOUR
  • Mother: Elizabeth DARRELL
  • Married: Margery WENTWORTH
  • 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
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SEYMOUR.htm#John SEYMOUR (Sir)1

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  • SEYMOUR, Sir John (1473/74-1536), of Wolf Hall, Wilts.
  • Family and Education
  • b. 1473/74, 1st s. of John Seymour of Wolf Hall by Elizabeth, da. of Sir George Darrell of Littlecote; bro. of Robert. m. Margery, da. of Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suff., 6s. inc. Sir Henry and Sir Thomas II 4da. suc. fa. 26 Oct. 1491. Kntd. 17 June 1497, banneret 1513.1
  • Offices Held
    • Warden, Savernake forest, Wilts. Oct. 1491; sheriff, Wilts. 1498-9, 1507-8, 1518-19, 1524-Jan. 1526, Som. and Dorset 1515-16, 1526-7; j.p. Wilts. 1499-d.; steward, 3rd Duke of Buckingham’s lands, Wilts. by 1503; knight of the body by 1509; constable and door-ward, Bristol castle, Glos. Aug. 1509, jt. (with s. Edward) July 1517; under captain, Dragon of Greenwich 1512; commr. subsidy, Wilts. 1512, 1514, 1515, Wilts. and Salisbury 1523, musters, Wilts. 1513, loan 1524; other commissions 1502-d.; steward, manor of Kingston Lisle, Berks. bef. 1513; forester, Grovely, Wilts. Feb. 1526; groom of the bedchamber 1532.2
  • Biography
  • Although the Seymours were already of some substance in Wiltshire, it was a combination of timely demise, good fortune and royal favour which established them early in the 16th century as one of the leading families in the shire. Sir John Seymour’s great-grandfather and namesake had inherited both the Seymour-Beauchamp fortunes and a great part of the lands of Sir William Sturmy; it was also he who secured Wolf Hall.3
  • By its size and provenance the Seymour inheritance was bound to provoke rivalry and litigation. Even Wolf Hall was not free from dispute: at some time between 1518 and 1529 one Thomas Bruyn petitioned in Chancery for half of the manor as ‘cousin and heir’ of Sturmy’s elder daughter Agnes. The impression of Seymour as lawless and overbearing given by one plaintiff in 1502 is confirmed by litigation over Easton priory and Grafton manor. In 1514 Seymour himself complained that the bishop of Salisbury’s servants had killed deer in Savernake forest, which the bishop denied.4
  • Seymour’s behaviour does not seem to have impaired his relations with the crown. He was regularly employed as a royal official in Wiltshire, was a knight of the body and groom of the chamber to Henry VIII, and in 1535 and 1536 entertained that monarch at his houses in Hampshire and Wiltshire. He attended the funeral of Henry VII in 1509 and that of Prince Henry two years later, and took part in Henry VIII’s meetings with Francis I and Charles V and other state occasions. According to one pedigree he was knighted ‘on account of his gallant and conspicuous conduct at the Battle of Blackheath’, and after the battle of the Spurs in 1513 he was made knight banneret. Nine years later he was again in the field, this time with Suffolk’s army of invasion in France.5
  • As a leading figure in Wiltshire Seymour may well have sat in one or more of Henry VIII’s early Parliaments, for which the names of the Members are lost. He was certainly an obvious choice in 1529 and he could perhaps think himself unlucky to yield to Sir Edward Darrell (his brother-in-law) and Sir Edward Baynton for the knighthood of the shire. As it was, he and his brother Robert were returned for Heytesbury. This was not a borough which lay within the family’s sphere of influence and the appropriation of both seats was something of an achievement: perhaps Seymour’s role as a feoffee in the conveyance by Walter Hungerford of the manor of Heytesbury to Thomas Westley on 2 Oct. 1529, shortly after the election, reflects his standing there. Of his part in the proceedings of the Commons nothing is known. It is likely, however, that he was re-elected in 1536, in accordance with the King’s request for the return of the previous Members.6
  • By then it was clear that the King intended to marry Seymour’s daughter Jane, with whom he had been dallying for nearly two years. The marriage took place on 30 May, nine days before the opening of the Parliament which attainted the dead Anne Boleyn and revised the succession to the throne. That Seymour himself, unlike his elder sons, appears to have received no mark of royal favour may or may not be indicative of his feelings in the matter. He was not to live to see the marriage vindicated, and his daughter sacrificed, by the birth of his royal grandson, for he died on 21 Dec. 1536. Buried in Easton priory, he was to be reinterred by his grandson, when half-a-century later that church lay derelict, in his own parish church of Great Bedwyn. In the absence of a will or an inquisition post mortem, the disposition of his property cannot be established, but it is known that his heir, the future Protector, inherited lands to the annual value of £275.7
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/seymour-sir-john-147374-1536

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  • Sir John Seymour
  • Birth: 1474, England
  • Death: Dec. 21, 1536, England
  • Knight of Wolfhall in Savernake, Wiltshire, Sheriff of Wiltshire.
  • Son and heir to John Seymour of Wulfhall and Elizabeth Darrell, grandson of Sir John Seymour and Elizabeth Coker, Sir George Darell and Margaret Stourton.
  • Husband of Margery Wentworth, the daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say, daughter of sir John. They were married 22 Oct 1494 and had six sons and four daughters, including:
    • Margery 1502-1520
    • Sir John Seymour d 1510
    • Sir Henry Seymour
    • Dorothy, wife of Sir Clement Smyth & Thomas Levinthorpe
    • Sir Edward, Earl of Hertford and Duke of Somerset Cenotaph
    • Sir Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley, married Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII
    • Jane Seymour, wife of King Henry VIII of England, Queen of England
    • Elizabeth, wife of Lord Gregory Cromwell
    • Anthony Seymour
  • Sir John also had an illegitimate son, Sir John Seymour, who married twice and had issue.
  • John was English gentry and a courtier to King Henry VIII. Sir John fought for Henry VII against the Cornish in 1497, knighted in the field after the battle. He wa at the Siege of Tournia in 1513, and at the Field of the Cloth of Gold as well, invested as Knight banneret, and High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1507, High Sheriff of Somerset and Knight of the Bath.
  • Sir John was buried at Easton Priory, and later removed to the chancel at Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire. His daughter, Queen Jane, did not attend the funeral, as it was 'royal custom' to stay away.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Margery Wentworth Seymour (1478 - 1550)*
  • Children:
    • Edward Seymour (1506 - 1552)*
    • Thomas Seymour (1508 - 1549)*
    • Jane Seymour (1509 - 1537)*
    • Elizabeth Seymour Paulet (1513 - 1653)*
  • Burial: St. Mary Parish Church, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
  • Plot: Chancel
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 58458962
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58458962

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  • 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].
  • From: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20Kings%201066-1603.htm#HenryVIIIdied1547B

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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)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n107/mode/2up
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n174/mode/1up
  • 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:
      • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n176/mode/1up
      • 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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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 51
  • Seymour, Edward (1506?-1552) by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • SEYMOUR, EDWARD, first Earl of Hertford and Duke of Somerset (1506?–1552), the Protector, was the eldest surviving son of Sir John Seymour (1476?–1536) of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire. The Seymours claimed descent from a companion of William the Conqueror, who took his name from St. Maur-sur-Loire in Touraine, and was ancestor of William de St. Maur, who in 1240 held the manors of Penhow and Woundy in Monmouthshire (cf. J. R. Planché in Journ. Archæol. Assoc. xiii. 327–8). William's great-grandson, Sir Roger de St. Maur, had two sons: John, whose granddaughter conveyed these manors by marriage into the family of Bowlay of Penhow, who bore the Seymour arms; and Sir Roger (fl. 1360), who married Cicely, eldest sister and heir of John de Beauchamp, baron Beauchamp de Somerset (d. 1361); she brought to the Seymours the manor of Hache, Somerset, and her grandson, Roger Seymour, by his marriage with Maud, daughter and heir of Sir William Esturmi or Sturmy, acquired Wolf Hall in Wiltshire. The Protector's father, Sir John, was great-great-grandson of this last Roger. Born about 1476, he succeeded his father in 1492, was knighted by Henry VII for his services against the Cornish rebels at Blackheath in 1497, and was sheriff of Wiltshire in 1508. He was present at the sieges of Tournay and Therouenne in 1513, at the two interviews between Henry VIII and Francis in 1520 and 1532, and died on 21 Dec. 1536. He married Margaret (d. 1550), eldest daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlested, Suffolk; her grandfather, Sir Philip Wentworth, had married Mary, daughter of John, seventh lord Clifford, whose mother Elizabeth was daughter of Henry Percy (‘Hotspur’) and great-great-granddaughter of Edward III (Notes and Queries, 1st ser. viii. 51–2; Harl. MS. 6177). Sir John Seymour had ten children, of whom, John, the eldest, died unmarried on 15 July 1520, as did two other sons, John and Anthony, and a daughter Margery; Edward the Protector; Henry, who took no part in politics, was executor to his mother in 1550, and died in 1578, leaving three sons from whom there is no issue remaining, and seven daughters, from one of whom, Jane, are descended the barons Rodney; Thomas, baron Seymour of Sudeley [q. v.]; Jane Seymour [see Jane]; Elizabeth, who married, first, Sir Anthony Ughtred, secondly, in August 1537, Cromwell's son Gregory, and thirdly William Paulet, first marquis of Winchester [q. v.]; and Dorothy who married Sir Clement Smith (inscription in Bedwyn Magna Church printed in Aubrey, pp. 375–6).
  • .... etc.
  • From : http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Seymour,_Edward_(1506%3F-1552)_(DNB00)

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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 51
  • Seymour, Thomas by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • SEYMOUR, THOMAS, Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508?–1549), born about 1508, was the fourth son of Sir John Seymour (d. 1536) of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, by his wife Margery (d. 1551), daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlested. Edward Seymour, first duke of Somerset [q. v.], was his elder brother. He must be distinguished from Sir Thomas Seymour who was sheriff of London on ‘evil May day’ 1516, was lord mayor of London in 1526 and 1530, was mayor of the Staple at Westminster, was employed by Henry VIII on various commercial negotiations, and died on 11 Dec. 1532 (cf. Letters and Papers, vol. iv. passim; Greyfriars' Chron. pp. 30, 33; Ellis, Shoreditch, p. 54). The future lord high admiral first came into notice in 1530 .... etc.
  • There seems to have been some intention of making him governor of the king (Greyfriars' Chron. p. 54; Lit. Remains of Edward VI, p. cxiv), but it was not carried out. Seymour's ambition was not satisfied with his subordination to his brother, the Protector, and he began almost at once to intrigue for a share in his authority. Immediately after Henry's death he sought the hand of the Princess Elizabeth (Wood, Letters of Royal and Illustr. Ladies, iii. 191–2), and, according to the French ambassador, De Selve, he also made advances to the Princess Mary and Anne of Cleves (Corr. Pol. pp. 154–5); but being refused, he secretly married the queen dowager, Catherine Parr, two or three months later [see Catherine Parr]. When the news leaked out the Protector was ‘much offended’ (Lit. Rem. Edward VI, p. 215), and there were frequent disputes between the two brothers as to the precedence of their respective wives. .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Seymour,_Thomas_(DNB00)

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  • Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, KG, (c. 1500[2] – 22 January 1552) was Lord Protector of England during the minority of his nephew King Edward VI (1547–1553), in the period between the death of King Henry VIII in 1547 and his own indictment in 1549.
  • Edward Seymour was born circa 1500, the son of Sir John Seymour (1474-1536) by his wife Margery Wentworth. In 1514 aged about 14 he received an appointment in the household of Mary Tudor.
  • When Edward's sister Jane Seymour married King Henry VIII in 1536, he was created Viscount Beauchamp on 5 June 1536, and Earl of Hertford on 15 October 1537. He became Warden of the Scottish Marches and continued in royal favour after his sister's death on 24 October 1537.
  • .... etc.
  • Edward Seymour married twice:
  • Firstly in about 1527, to Catherine Fillol, (or Filliol) (c.1507-1535) a daughter and co-heiress of Sir William Fillol (1453-1527), of Fillol's Hall, Essex and Woodlands, Horton, Dorset.[54] By Catherine he had two sons:
    • John Seymour (1527 – 19 December 1552)
    • Lord Edward Seymour (1529–1593)[55] of Berry Pomeroy, Devon, Sheriff of Devon.[56]
  • Secondly, before 9 March 1535, to Anne Stanhope (c.1510-1587), only child and sole heiress of Sir Edward Stanhope (1462-1511) by his wife Elizabeth Bourchier (c.1473-1557), daughter of Fulk Bourchier, 10th Baron FitzWarin (1445-1479). Seymour's suspicions about the fathering of Catherine Fillol's sons led him to pass an Act of Parliament in 1540, entailing his estates away from the children of his first wife in favour of the children of Anne Stanhope.[57] By Anne, he had ten children:
    • Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp of Hache (12 October 1537 – 1539)
    • Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford (second creation of that title) (22 May 1539 – 1621), who married thrice: firstly in November 1560, Lady Catherine Grey, by whom he had two sons; secondly in 1582 to Frances Howard; thirdly in 1601 to Frances Prannell.
    • Lady Anne Seymour (1538–1588), who married twice: firstly to John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick; secondly to Sir Edward Unton, MP, by whom she had issue.
    • Lord Henry Seymour (1540–?) married Lady Joan Percy, daughter of Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland
    • Lady Margaret Seymour (1540 - ?) a noted Elizabethan author
    • Lady Jane Seymour (1541–1561) Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth I, also a noted Elizabethan author
    • Lady Catherine Seymour
    • Lord Edward Seymour (1548–1574), died unmarried and without issue
    • Lady Mary Seymour (born 1552) married thrice: firstly to Andrew Rogers, of Bryanstone, Dorset; secondly to Sir Henry Peyton; thirdly to General Francis Cosbie.
    • Lady Elizabeth Seymour (1552 – 3 June 1602), who married Sir Richard Knightley, of Fawsley, Northamptonshire
  • The line of Edward Seymour and Anne Stanhope died out with the seventh Duke of Somerset in 1750, when the descendants of Edward Seymour by his first wife, Catherine Fillol, inherited the Somerset dukedom in accordance with the Private Act of 1541.[57]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Seymour,_1st_Duke_of_Somerset

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  • Sir Henry Seymour (c. 1503 – 5 April 1578)[1] was an English landowner and MP, the brother of Jane Seymour, queen consort of Henry VIII, and consequently uncle to Edward VI.[1] He was created a Knight of the Bath after his nephew's coronation.[2]
  • Sir Henry Seymour was born around 1503, probably at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.[3] He was the third son of Sir John Seymour (c.1474[4][5] – 21 December 1536.[6]) and Margery Wentworth (c. 1478[7] – 18 October 1550[8]). His family rose to prominence following his sister Jane's marriage to the King in 1536.[1] As well as Queen Jane, Henry Seymour's siblings included Elizabeth Seymour, Lady Cromwell, the daughter-in-law of Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell; Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, who was Lord Protector of England during the minority of their nephew; and Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, the fourth husband of Catherine Parr, and stepfather to the future Elizabeth I.[7]
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  • Henry Seymour married Barbara (born c. 1515), the daughter of Morgan Wolfe, and by her had three sons and seven daughters:[1][14]
    • Sir John Seymour married Susan, youngest daughter of lord Chidiock Powlett, third son of William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester, by his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Capel, Lord Mayor of London. They had three sons:[15]
      • .... etc.
    • Jane Seymour (died February 1634) married Sir John Rodney (c. 1551–died 6 August 1612) of Stoke Rodney, Somersetshire. They had sixteen children, of whom four sons and three daughters survived:[16]
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  • Seymour died at home in Winchester 5 April 1578. He had made his will a week earlier. He was succeeded by his son and heir, John.[1]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Seymour_(16th-century_MP)

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  • Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, KG (c. 1508[1] – 20 March 1549[1]) was the brother of the English queen Jane Seymour who was the third wife of King Henry VIII and mother of King Edward VI. He was also the fourth husband of Catherine Parr who was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. However, he is probably best known for his influence in the life of the future Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Thomas was the son of Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth. He grew up at Wulfhall, the Seymour family home, in Wiltshire, a county in southwest England. The Seymours were a family of country gentry, who, like most holders of manorial rights, traced their ancestry to a Norman origin.[2] To his contemporaries, he was forceful and reckless, and also, very attractive to women. Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, a boyhood friend of King Edward, described Thomas Seymour as "hardy, wise and liberal ... fierce in courage, courtly in fashion, in personage stately, in voice magnificent, but somewhat empty of matter."[3] And though ambitious, his brother, Edward Seymour, far surpassed and out-distanced him in their rivalry over control of their nephew, Edward Tudor, and for power.[4] He was executed for treason.
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  • Although his name had been linked to Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond, he was still unmarried at the time of the King's death. He had previously shown some interest in marrying either of Henry’s daughters, Elizabeth or Mary; however, within weeks of Henry’s death, Thomas had rekindled the affair with Catherine Parr, and they were secretly married in April or May of 1547, too soon after the king's death, to suit many.[9] Anne Stanhope, Somerset's proud wife, disliked Catherine and Thomas and began to turn many people in court against them. .... etc.
  • .... etc. In September 1548, Catherine gave birth to a daughter. In the following days, she became uncharacteristically hostile and delusional. Thomas laid in bed with her to quiet her, but she did not get better, and died of complications due to childbirth, .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Seymour,_1st_Baron_Seymour_of_Sudeley

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  • Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was Queen of England from 1536 to 1537 as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. She was the only wife of Henry VIII whose son survived infancy.
  • Jane Seymour was likely born at Wulfhall, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, the daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth. Through her maternal grandfather, she was a descendant of King Edward III of England through Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence.[1] Because of this, she and King Henry VIII were fifth cousins. She was a half-second cousin to her predecessor Anne Boleyn, sharing a great-grandmother, Elizabeth Cheney.[2]
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  • King Henry VIII was betrothed to Jane on 20 May 1536, just one day after Anne Boleyn's execution. The couple married at the Palace of Whitehall, Whitehall, London, in the Queen's closet by Bishop Gardiner[8] on 30 May 1536. As a wedding gift the King made her a grant of 104 manors .... etc.
  • .... She went into confinement in September 1537 and gave birth to the coveted male heir, the future King Edward VI, at two o'clock in the morning[15] on 12 October 1537 at Hampton Court Palace.[16] Edward was christened on 15 October 1537, without his mother in attendance, as was the custom .... etc.
  • .... Jane Seymour died on 24 October 1537 at Hampton Court Palace at Kingston upon Thames. .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Seymour

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  • Elizabeth Seymour (c. 1518 – 19 March 1568[2]) was the daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall, Wiltshire and Margery Wentworth.[4] Elizabeth and her sister Jane, served in the household of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII.[5][6] .... etc.
  • Elizabeth lived under four Tudor monarchs and was married three times. In 1531, she married Sir Anthony Ughtred, Governor of Jersey, who died in 1534. She then married Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, the son of Thomas Cromwell, chief minister to Henry VIII in 1537, who died in 1551. She married her third and last husband, John Paulet, lord St John, the son of William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester in 1554.[14]
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  • Elizabeth Seymour was probably born at Wulfhall around 1518. Details of her early life and education are scarce; however, there is evidence that Elizabeth was an intelligent woman, who could read and write proficiently,[31] and was skilled in needlework.[32] She played a brief, but prominent role in the 1530s and 1540s during the rise to power of her father-in-law, Thomas Cromwell and of her brother, Edward.[33] Elizabeth and her sister, Jane, served in the household of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, their second cousin.[34][35] Elizabeth Seymour married three times and by her first two marriages had seven children. She is best known as the wife of Gregory Cromwell.
  • In January 1531,[36] Elizabeth married, as his second wife,[37] Sir Anthony Ughtred, of Kexby, Yorkshire.[14] The couple had two children:
    • Henry Ughtred, (c. 1533[38] – c. 1598), born at Mont Orgueil, Jersey,[39] married Elizabeth, daughter to John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester and his first wife Elizabeth Willoughby and the widow of Sir William Courtenay.[40] After his wife's death in 1576,[41] Henry remarried, however the identity of his second wife is not recorded.[40]
    • Margery Ughtred, (c. 1535 – ) married William Hungate of Burnby,Yorkshire.[42]
  • In the same month, Henry VIII granted the couple the manors of Lepington and Kexby, Yorkshire, that were previously held by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.[36] Elizabeth was well-placed at court, in the service of Anne Boleyn, to support her husband's interests.[32][35] In August 1532, when the pro-Boleyn Sir Anthony Ughtred was appointed captain and Governor of Jersey, it was almost certainly due to the influence of Anne Boleyn.[35][39] He served in person, and remained in the post until his death.[39]
  • Sir Anthony Ughtred died 6 October 1534 on the island of Jersey, and was buried in the chapel of St George, in the castle of Mont Orgueil.[43] After her husband's death, Elizabeth returned to Kexby, Yorkshire where her daughter, Margery was probably born.[42] Her one-year-old son, Henry, remained on the island for a time, in the care of Helier de Carteret, Bailiff of Jersey.
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  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Seymour,_Lady_Cromwell

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Sir John Seymour was born circa 1474. He was the son of John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell. He married Margaret Wentworth, daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say, before 1500. He died on 21 December 1536.

He was invested as a Knight Banneret.1 He lived at Wulfhall, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, England.

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Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, Knight banneret was an English soldier and a courtier who served both Henry VII and Henry VIII. Born into a prominent gentry family, he is best known as the father of the Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour.

The Seymours were descendants of a companion of William the Conqueror, who took his name from St. Maur-sur-Loire in Touraine, and was an ancestor of William de St. Maur.

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Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall's Timeline

1476
1476
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
1481
1481
Age 5
1500
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Age 24
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
1501
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Age 25
Marchen, Monmouthshire, Wales
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Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
1503
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Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, , England
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Wolf Hall,Savenake,Wiltshire,England
1508
October 10, 1508
Age 32
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
1508
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Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
1513
1513
Age 37
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England