Winnifred Blincowe

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Winnifred Blincowe (Dudley)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Sutton, Esq., of Yeanwith and Grace Sutton
Wife of Anthony Blincowe
Mother of George Blincowe, MP; Anthony Blincowe; Richard Blincowe and Joan Tolson
Sister of Richard Dudley, of Yeanwith; John Dudley, MP; Thomas Dudley, MP; Elizabeth Allen and Lucy Featherstonehaugh

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About Winnifred Blincowe


"Winifred was the second cousin of Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey who became Queen of England for 9 days in July 1553 .On the eve of her execution in 1554, Lady Jane wrote to her sister the words Vivere mori, mori vitae ( roughly translated as “live to die, dying is living” or “Live still to die, that you may by death purchase eternal life.”This quote has become the Blencowe motto. Lord Guildford Dudley was beheaded alongside Jane at the Tower of London."