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Margery Seymour (Wentworth), Lady Seymour

Also Known As: "Margery Wentworth", "Margaret"
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Kent, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth, KB and Lady Anne Wentworth
Wife of Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall
Mother of John Seymour; Duke Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset; Henry Seymour, Sir, MP; Margery Seymour; Anthony Seymour and 6 others
Sister of Elizabeth Bourchier; Richard Wentworth, Sir; Dorothy Wentworth; Edward Wentworth and Jane Wentworth

Occupation: mother of Thomas Seymour and Queen Jane Seymour
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About Lady Margery Seymour (Wentworth)

Margery Wentworth

( Not to be confused with the American poet Marjory Wentworth. )

Margery Wentworth, also known as Margaret Wentworth (c. 1478[1] – 18 October 1550[2]) was the wife of Sir John Seymour and the mother of Queen Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII of England. She was the grandmother of King Edward VI of England.

Margery was born in about 1478, the daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say, daughter of Sir John Say and Elizabeth Cheney.[1][3]

Margery's first cousins, courtiers Elizabeth and Edmund Howard, were parents to an earlier and later royal wife than her daughter: Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, respectively.[4][5]

Elizabeth Cheney's first husband was Frederick Tylney, father of Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey.[3] This made Anne Say although not of peerage-level nobility herself, the half-sister of a countess.[6] Wentworth was also a descendant of King Edward III, this remote royal ancestry is partly why Henry VIII found Jane Seymour (her daughter) marriageable.[7]

Margery's father, Henry Wentworth, rose to be a critical component of Yorkshire and Suffolk politics: in 1489, during the Yorkshire uprising against Henry VII who had championed unity and married the female main claimant heir of increasingly irrelevant, dying dynasty, he left his home and was named the steward of Knaresborough, earning him the privilege to keep the peace in the name of the first Earl of Surrey. After this, he was awarded the title of the Sheriff of Yorkshire.[6]

The name Seymour comes from the Old English word "sae," which translates into sea, and "mere," meaning lake or pond. In the Anglo-Saxon community, "Seymour" originated in the Yorkshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk regions.[citation needed]

The Seymours were descendants of a companion of William the Conqueror, who took his name from St. Maur-sur-Loire in Touraine, and who was an ancestor of William de St. Maur.[1]

She was given a place in the household of her aunt, the Countess of Surrey, where she met the poet John Skelton, whose muse she became.[3] She was considered a great beauty by Skelton and others. In poetry dedicated to her he praised her demeanor. Skelton's poem, Garland of Laurel, in which ten women in addition to the Countess weave a crown of laurel for Skelton himself, portrays Margery as a shy, kind girl, and compares her to primrose and columbine. The other nine women from the poem are: Elizabeth Howard, Muriel Howard, Lady Anne Dacre of the South, Margaret Tynley, Jane Blenner-Haiset, Isabel Pennell, Margaret Hussey, Gertrude Statham, and Isabel Knyght.[6]

On October 22, 1494, Margery married Sir John Seymour (1476 – 21 December 1536)[8] of Wulfhall, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.[9] On the same day, her father Henry remarried Lady Elizabeth Scrope.[6]

Margery and her husband had nine children together:[9][10]

  • Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of Edward VI (c. 1500[11]/1506[1] – 22 Jan 1552)[12] married firstly Catherine, daughter of Sir William Filliol[1] and secondly Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Stanhope.[1]
  • Sir Henry Seymour (1503 – 1578) married Barbara, daughter of Morgan Wolfe[13]
  • Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (c. 1508 – 20 March 1549) married Catherine Parr, widow of Henry VIII.[14][15]
  • John Seymour (died young)[16]
  • Anthony Seymour (died c. 1528)[17][18]
  • Jane Seymour, (c. 1509 – 24 October 1537). queen Consort of Henry VIII and the mother of Edward VI.[9][19]
  • Elizabeth Seymour (c. 1518[20] – 19 Mar 1568[21]), married firstly Sir Anthony Ughtred. Married secondly Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell. Her third husband was John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester.[22]
  • Margery Seymour (died c. 1528)[17][18]
  • Dorothy Seymour[16] married firstly, Sir Clement Smith (c. 1507 – 26 August 1552) of Little Baddow, Essex[23][24] and secondly, Thomas Leventhorpe of Shingle Hall,[25] Hertfordshire.[16][26]

It is presumed that Margery and John had a good relationship in their marriage.[9] After her husband's death, instead of remarrying, she took a larger role in her children's education while running Wulfhall. Notably, her eldest daughter, Jane, was not schooled in a formal setting; Margery instead had her disciplined in more traditional roles that she deemed suitable.[27]

Her son Edward, a soldier and royal servant, would become the Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector. He was the eldest surviving child of the Seymour's.[11]

She died of natural causes on 18 October 1550,[2][28] in the presence of her family.



  • 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].
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  • Margaret Wentworth1,2,3
  • F, d. October 1550
  • Father Sir Henry Wentworth, 4th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Yorkshire1,2,3 b. c 1448
  • Mother Anne Saye1,2,3 b. c 1453, d. b 22 Oct 1494
  • Margaret Wentworth married Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire, son of Sir John Seymour and Elizabeth Darrell, circa 1498; They had 6 sons (including John, Edward, & Thomas) and 4 daughters (including Jane & Elizabeth).1,2,3 Margaret Wentworth died in October 1550.1,3
  • Family Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire b. 1476, d. 21 Dec 1536
  • Children
    • Sir Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, Earl Hertford+4,5 b. c 1500, d. 22 Jan 1552
    • Sir Thomas Seymour, 1st Lord Seymour6,7 b. c 1508, d. 20 Mar 1549
    • Jane Seymour+1,3,8 b. 1509, d. 24 Oct 1537
    • Elizabeth Seymour+ 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. 381.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 611.
  • 4.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 59-65.
  • 5.[S11583] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney, p., 702.
  • 6.[S11575] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. I, p. 33.
  • 7.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 484.
  • 8.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 728-730.
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  • Margaret Wentworth
  • F, #101506
  • Last Edited=21 Dec 2008
  • Margaret Wentworth was the daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say.1 She married Sir John Seymour, son of John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell, before 1500. She died in October 1550.
  • Margaret Wentworth was also known as Marjory Wentworth. From before 1500, her married name became Seymour.
  • Children of Margaret Wentworth and Sir John Seymour
    • 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.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 153. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
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  • Margery WENTWORTH
  • Born: ABT 1478
  • Died: ABT Oct 1550
  • Father: Henry WENTWORTH (Sheriff of Yorkshire)
  • Mother: Anne SAYE
  • Married: John SEYMOUR (Sir)
  • 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: WENTWORTH1


  • 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)
  • 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:
    • 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


  • Margery Wentworth Seymour
  • Birth: 1478, England
  • Death: Oct., 1550, England
  • Daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say, granddaughter of Sir Philip Wentworth and Mary Clifford, John Say and Elizabeth Cheyne.
  • Wife of Sir John Seymour, son of John Seymour of Wolfhall, Wiltshire and Elizabeth Darrell. 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
  • * 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
  • Margery was placed in the household of her aunt, Elizabeth Tilney, the Countess of Surrey, where Margaret me the poet John Skelton, and became his muse. John described Margery as a great beauty, and dedicated poems as he praised her demeanor. In his poem, "Garland of Laurel," he portrays Margery as a shy and kind girl, and compares her to primrose and columbine.
  • On the day of her marriage to John Seymour, her father married a second time to Lady Elizabeth Scrope, the daughter of Sir John Neville, widow of Lord Thomas Scrope.
  • After her husband's death, Margery did not remarry, but chose to devote herself to her children and running Wolfhall house, and raised her daughter Jane, the future Queen of England, in informal but highly traditional settings.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Henry Wentworth (1448 - 1499)
  • Spouse:
  • John Seymour (1474 - 1536)
  • Children:
    • Edward Seymour (1506 - 1552)*
    • Thomas Seymour (1508 - 1549)*
    • Jane Seymour (1509 - 1537)*
    • Elizabeth Seymour Paulet (1513 - 1653)*
  • Sibling:
  • Margery Wentworth Seymour (1478 - 1550)
  • Richard Wentworth (1480 - 1528)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 60740900
  • From:



  • 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 :,_Edward_(1506%3F-1552)_(DNB00)


  • 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:,_Thomas_(DNB00)


  • 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:,_1st_Duke_of_Somerset


  • 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]
  • .... etc.
  • 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]
      • .... etc.
  • 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]
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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.
  • .... etc.
  • 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:,_1st_Baron_Seymour_of_Sudeley


  • 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]
  • .... etc.
  • 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.
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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]
  • .... etc.
  • 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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Lady Margery Seymour (Wentworth)'s Timeline

July 22, 1478
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 21
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Age 22
Marchen, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 23
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Age 24
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, , England
Age 25
Wolf Hall,Savenake,Wiltshire,England
October 10, 1508
Age 30
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Age 29
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Age 34
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England