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Jane Guildford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Halesowen Manor, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 15, 1555 (45-46)
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Edward Guildford, Kt., MP and Eleanor West
Wife of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, 1st Earl of Warwick
Mother of Sir Henry Dudley, Kt.; Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick; John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick; Lady Mary Dudley; Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester and 8 others
Sister of Richard Guildford

Occupation: lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn
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About Jane Guildford, Duchess of Northumberland

Jane Guildford, Dutchess of NORTHUMBERLAND

Father: Edward GULDEFORD , Knt 1513

Mother: Eleanor WEST

Birth: 1509, Of England

Death: BEF 20 Nov 1555, Of Halesowen Manor, England

Partnership with: John Dudley, Duke of NORTHUMBERLAND 1551-3

Marriage: BEF 1530

Child: John DUDLEY Birth: 1520/1554

Child: Henry DUDLEY Birth: 1520/1554

Child: Jane DUDLEY Birth: 1520/1554

Child: Ambrose Dudley, Earl of WARWICK 1579-90 Birth: ABT 1529

Child: Guildford DUDLEY Birth: ABT 1532

Child: Robert Dudley, Earl of LEICESTER 1564-88 Birth: ABT 1532, Of England

Child: Mary DUDLEY Birth: EST 1535, eldest daughter

Child: Catherine DUDLEY Birth: 1544/1545, Of Englandwww.findagrave.com

Lady Jane Guilford Dudley Birth 1509 Kent, England Death 15 Jan 1555 (aged 45–46) Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England Burial All Saints Churchyard Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England Memorial ID 75092970

Duchess of Northumberland

Daughter of Sir Edward Guilford of Rolvenden and Halden, Kent, and Lady Eleanor West. Paternal granddaughter of Sir Richard Guilford, KG, and Anne de Pympe. Maternal granddaughter of Thomas West, 8th Baron de la Warr, and Elizabeth Mortimer.

She was the wife of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, with whom she was married in 1525.

Together they had thirteen children, including: John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester Guilford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey Katherine Dudley Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon

Jane served as a Lady-in-Waiting to both Anne Boleyn and Anne of Cleves. She became Viscountess Lisle in 1542 when her husband was raised to that peerage, and as such was in the marriage procession of Henry VIII's last queen Catherine Parr at their wedding.

She became Countess of Warwick in the reign of Edward VI, and Duchess of Northumberland in October 1551.

When her husband and sons were arrested by Mary I on charges of treason, she did all in her power to save them from execution. She was unsuccessful in the case of her husband and son Guilford Dudley, but her other sons were released in 1554. Her eldest son, John Dudley, died in Kent soon after his release.

Jane was allowed to live in her Chelsea home following the fall of her family, which is where she died. Her monument lies at the east end of More's Chapel in Chelsea Old Church.

Family Members Spouse


John Dudley 1502–1553 Children

John Dudley 1527–1554


Ambrose Dudley 1528–1590


Robert Dudley 1533–1588


Guildford Dudley 1536–1554


Katherine Dudley Hastings 1538–1620

Mary Dudley Sydney

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Jane Guildford, Duchess of Northumberland's Timeline

1509
1509
Halesowen Manor, England
1526
1526
Northumberland, England
1526
Of Staffordshire, England
1528
1528
Ely Place, London, Middlesex, England
1529
1529
Northumberland, England
1531
1531
Cranfield, Bedfordshire , England
1532
June 24, 1532
1532
1536
1536
London, Middlesex, England