Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bond 237664 & 237665

237664. Sir John Seymour & 237665. Margery Wentworth {Bond}

1476, John born in England, s/o 475328. John Seymour & 475329. Elizabeth Darell.

~1480, Margery born in England, 2nd d/o 475330. Henry Wentworth & 475331. Anne Saye.

1492, John age 16, succeeded his father.

John put in command of forces preparing for an invasion of Scotland.

6/17/1497, John a commander of forces at the battle of Blackheath in Kent; Knighted by the King Henry VII in the field of battle for his valor. Ill-armed Cornish men from Devon and Somerset were commanded by James Touchet, Lord Audeley of Heleigh. The small army chanced upon King Henry VII’s 10,000 men organized for an invasion of Scotland under Lord Daubeney. About 200 of the Cornish men were killed, many had already fled prior to the battle.

1498, John, Sheriff of Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.

9/18/1498, Grant by Richard Beauchamp, knight, lord of St. Amand's, Robert Wylloughby, knight, lord Broke, Walter Hungerford, knight, Thomas Blunte, knight, …, to Edward Darell, knight, and Joan his wife, of the manors of Litecote, Knyghton, and Thrope by Ramesbury. … Witnesses:- John Cheyne, knight, Christopher Wroughton, knight, John Seymour, knight, … (S) UKNA.

1508, John sheriff of Wiltshire.

1513, John part of the invasion forces of King Henry VIII landing at Calais.

1513, John participated in the siege of Therouanne.

8/16/1513, John at the battle of Guinegate in France, known as the Battle of Spurs because the French were completely routed. A French cavalry had been sent to the relief of the village. The French forces quickly retreated, leaving several notables including the famous knight Bayard as captives.

1513, after serving Henry VIII in wars in France and Flanders, John conferred a Knight-banneret for his gallantry.

1514, John returned with King Henry’s forces to England.

1516, John sheriff of Dorset and Somersetshire.

1518, John, a knight of the body of the King, granted the office of constable of Bristol castle.

1519 & 1525, John sheriff of Wiltshire.

1520, John attended the King on the interview with French King Francis I.

5/27/1522 at Cantebury, John appointed to attend the King at the visit of Emperor Charles V.

1531, John 1 of 5 of co. Wilts appointed to enquire into the possessions of Cardinal Wolsey.

1532, John attended the King as one of the “grooms of the chamber” on his trip to Boulogne to visit Francis I.

12/21/1536, John died, age 60; buried in the church of Easton priory [his body later moved in 1590 to the church of Great Bedwin, Wilts.]

10/1550, Margery died, son Henry executor of her will.

(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P149. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P554.

Family notes:
• Margery celebrated in the poetry of John Skelton.

Children of John and Margery: [6 sons, 4 daughters]

i. John Seymour, born ?.
7/15/1520, John died unmarried.

ii. Edward Seymour (118832), born ~1500 in England.

iii. Queen Jane Seymour, born 1508 in England.
[Her birth date is usually given as 1509, but at her funeral 29 women walked in succession indicating 1508.]
1532, Jane Maid of Honor to Queen Catherine.
5/30/1536, Jane, the 3rd wife of King Henry VIII. [10 days after the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn – never crowned.]
10/24/1537, Jane died 12 days after giving birth to her son prince Edward; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor castle. Her step daughter, future Queen Mary, was chief mourner.
King Edward VI, born 10/12/1537 at Hampton Court, Richmond on Thames.
1/28/1547, Edward became King of England.
7/6/1553, age 15, Edward died at Greenwich, buried in Westminster Abbey.

iv. Sir Henry Seymour, born 1514 in England.
1547, Henry made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Edward VI.
Henry married Bargara Morgan, d/o Thomas, Esq.
1550, Henry executor of his mother’s will.
1551, Henry in the King’s service had a yearly grant of £202, 6s, 9d.
1578, Henry died.

v. Baron Thomas Seymour, born ?.
2/16/1547, Thomas created Baron Seymour of Sudley, and soon after Admiral of England.
Thomas one of 12 executors of the will of Edward VI.
Thomas received the King’s approval to marry Catherine, Henry VIII’s last wife.
Catherine died under mysterious circumstances.
1/19/1548, Thomas arrested for conspiring against the government and sent to the Tower by his brother’s enemy John Sudley.
3/10/1548, Thomas was beheaded, leaving a child Mary who died as an infant.

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