Joan Vaux, Lady Guildford

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Joan Vaux

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Great Harrowden, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
Death: September 4, 1538 (72-80)
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Place of Burial: Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Vaux, of Great Harrowden and Catherine Penistone
Wife of Sir Richard Guildford and Sir Anthony Poyntz
Mother of Sir Henry Guildford, KG, MP
Sister of Nicholas Vaux, 1st Baron Vaux of Harrowden and William Fox
Half sister of Margaret Fox of Chesterfield

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About Joan Vaux, Lady Guildford

oan Vaux, Lady Guildford (c. 1463 – 4 September 1538), also known as Mother Guildford, was an English aristocratic woman who was the Lady Governess to the Princesses Margaret Tudor and Mary Tudor, and accompanied the latter to France when she married King Louis XII in 1514.[1] She had been a lady-in-waiting and protégée of Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, and afterwards entered the household of Elizabeth of York, Queen consort of the Countess's son, King Henry VII of England. While at court, she met the scholar and philosopher Erasmus, who was favourably impressed by Joan.[2] Her first husband was Sir Richard Guildford, by whom she had her only child, Sir Henry Guildford. Her second husband was Anthony Poyntz. When King Henry VIII was attempting to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Boleyn, Joan gave a deposition, concerning whether or not Catherine's marriage to Arthur, Prince of Wales had been consummated, in which she confirmed that Prince Arthur and Catherine had lain together "as man and wife all alone five or six nights after the said marriage".[3]

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Joan Vaux, Lady Guildford's Timeline

Great Harrowden, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
Age 27
September 4, 1538
Age 76
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
September 9, 1538
Age 76
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, UK