SOMERSET FAMILY

Charles SOMERSET (1 E. Worcester)

Born: ABT 1460

Acceded: 1514

Died: 15 Apr 1526/7

Buried: St. George, Windsor

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry BEAUFORT (3 D. Somerset)

Mother: Joan HILL

Married 1: Elizabeth HERBERT (C. Worcester) Thursday 2 Jun 1492

Children:

1. Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

2. Elizabeth SOMERSET

Married 2: Elizabeth WEST (C. Worcester)

Children:

3. Mary SOMERSET (B. Grey of Wilton)

4. Charles SOMERSET

5. George SOMERSET of Bedmonsfield

Married 3: Eleanor SUTTON (C. Worcester)


Elizabeth SOMERSET

Died: 1545

Buried: Savage Chapel, St. Michael's Church, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Father: Charles SOMERSET (1 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HERBERT (C. Worcester)

Married 1: John SAVAGE of Clifton (Sir)

Children:

1. John SAVAGE of Rocksavage (Sir)

2. Margaret SAVAGE

3. Henry SAVAGE

4. Mary SAVAGE

Married 2: William BRERETON


Mary SOMERSET (B. Grey of Wilton)

Born: ABT 1513

Father: Charles SOMERSET (1 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth WEST (C. Worcester)

Married 1: William GREY (13 B. Grey of Wilton) ABT 1535

Children:

1. Arthur GREY (14 B. Grey of Wilton)

2. Honora GREY

3. William GREY

Married 2: Robert CARR


George SOMERSET of Bedmonsfield

Father: Charles SOMERSET (1 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth WEST (C. Worcester)

Married: Mary BOWLAYS


Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Born: ABT 1499

Died: 26 Nov 1548/9

Father: Charles SOMERSET (1 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HERBERT (C. Worcester)

Married 1: Margaret COURTENAY 15 Jun 1514/Jun 1520

Married 2: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester) BEF 1527

Children:

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1. Anne SOMERSET (C. Northumberland)

2. William SOMERSET (3 E. Worcester)

3. Lucy SOMERSET (B. Latimer)

4. Eleanor SOMERSET

5. Thomas SOMERSET (d. 1586)

6. Charles SOMERSET

7. Francis SOMERSET (d. 10 Sep 1547, in battle)

8. Jane SOMERSET

9. Mary SOMERSET

10. Henry SOMERSET?


Anne SOMERSET (C. Northumberland)

Born: 1538

Died: 8 Sep 1591 / 17 Oct 1596, Namur

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Married: Thomas PERCY (7 E. Northumberland) 12 Jun 1558

Children:

1. Elizabeth PERCY

2. Thomas PERCY (b. 1560 - d. 1560)

3. Lucy PERCY

4. Joan PERCY

5. Mary PERCY


Lucy SOMERSET (B. Latimer)

Born: ABT 1524

Died: 23 Feb 1582/3

Buried: Hackney

Notes: the 'daughter' of the mysterious 'Madam Albart' of a letter of Ambassador Chapuys to Carlos V in 1542, naming her as one of three young ladies in whom King Henry VIII was showing a marked interest. Queen Catherine Howard was at that time in the Tower, facing execution, and the King was known to be looking for a sixth bride. Lucy was the daughter of Henry Somerset, 2nd E. of Worcester and Lord Herbert of Ragland. She may have been styled Lady Lucy Herbert and Chapuys’s 'Albart' would be typical of his misspellings of English names. Lucy’s mother was Elizabeth Browne, the sister of Sir Anthony Browne, thus explaining Chapuys’s further identification of her as Browne’s niece. Lucy was a maid of honor to Catherine Howard and in 1545 married Queen Catherine Parr’s stepson, John Neville, 4th baron Latimer, and was part of Catherine’s household as Lady Latimer.

Father: Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Married: John NEVILLE (4 B. Latimer) 1545

Children:

1. Catherine NEVILLE (C. Northumberland)

2. Margaret NEVILLE (D. Atholl)

3. Dorothy NEVILLE (C. Exeter)

4. Lucy NEVILLE

5. Elizabeth NEVILLE


Eleanor SOMERSET

Father: Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Married 1: Roger VAUGHN of Porthaml (son of Roger  Vaughan and Denise Vaughan)

Children:

1. Elizabeth VAUGHN

Married 2: Henry JOHNS


Jane SOMERSET

Born: 1535

Died: 16 Oct 1597

Father: Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Married: Edward MANSELL (Sir)

Children:

1. Thomas MANSELL (1 Bt.) (m.1 Mary Mordaunt - m.2 Jane Pole)

2. Robert MANSELL (Sir) (b. 1573 - d. 1656) (m.1 Elizabeth Bacon - m.2 Anne Roper)


Henry SOMERSET

Father: Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Married: Joan WYLLEY 1570


Mary SOMERSET

Died: AFT 1578

Father: Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Married: Edward DALE


William SOMERSET (3 E. Worcester)

Born: 1527

Died: 21 Feb 1589, St. John's, near London (Hackney)

Buried: Raglan Church, Wales

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry SOMERSET (2 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Married 1: Christian NORTH (C. Worcester) ABT 29 Jan 1549/50

Children:

1. Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

2. Elizabeth SOMERSET

3. Lucy SOMERSET

Married 2: Teophila NEWTON (C. Worcester) (dau. of Sir John Newton of Hawtrey and Margaret Poyntz)


Lucy SOMERSET

Born: ABT 1554

Died: 18 Jan 1603/4

Father: William SOMERSET (3 E. Worcester)

Mother: Christian NORTH (C. Worcester)

Married: Henry HERBERT (Sheriff)

Children:

1. William HERBERT (d. young)

2. Elizabeth HERBERT

3. Eleanor HERBERT

4. Christian HERBERT

5. Joan HERBERT


Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Born: ABT 1550

Died: 3 Mar 1627/28, Worcester House

Notes: Knight of the Garter.

Father: William SOMERSET (3 E. Worcester)

Mother: Christian NORTH (C. Worcester)

Married: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester) ABT Dec 1571, Monmouthshire, England

Children:

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1. Henry SOMERSET (1 M. Worcester)

2. Anne SOMERSET

3. Catherine SOMERSET (B. Petre of Writtle)

4. Elizabeth SOMERSET

5. William SOMERSET (B. Herbert)

6. Blanche SOMERSET (B. Arundell of Wardour)

7. Frances SOMERSET

8. Catherine SOMERSET (B. Windsor of Bradenham)

9. Thomas SOMERSET (1 V. Cashel)

10. Francis SOMERSET (d. young)

11. Mary SOMERSET

13. Charles SOMERSET

14. Christopher SOMERSET

15. Edward SOMERSET


Anne SOMERSET

Notes: Third daughter of the Earl of Worcester.

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: Edward WYNTER (Sir)

Children:

1. Robert WYNTER

2. Edward WYNTER

3. William WYNTER

4. Elizabeth WYNTER

5. Anne WYNTER

6. Mary WYNTER

7. John WYNTER (b. 1600)


Catherine SOMERSET (B. Petre of Writtle)

Born: ABT 1575

Died: 30 Oct 1624, West Horndon

Buried: Ingatestone

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: William PETRE (2 B. Petre of Writtle) 8 Nov 1596, Essex House

Children:

1. Mary PETRE

2. Robert PETRE (3 B. Petre of Writtle)

3. William PETRE

4. Edward PETRE

5. Thomas PETRE

6. Henry PETRE

7. George PETRE

8. Catherine PETRE


Elizabeth SOMERSET

Born: ABT 1590

Died: AFT 1625

Notes: with her sister Catherine went to court in 1593 as Maids of Honor to the Queen Elizabeth and were married in a double wedding on 8 Nov 1596 for which the poet Edmund Spenser wrote his Prothalamion.

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: Henry GUILDFORD 8 Nov 1596, Essex House

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William SOMERSET (B. Herbert)

Born: ABT 1576

Died: BEF 21 Jan 1598

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)


Blanche SOMERSET (B. Arundell of Wardour)

Born: ABT 1583

Died: 28 Oct 1649, Winchester

Buried: Tisbury

Notes: she was one of the young women who danced at her brother’s wedding to Anne Russell in 1600. In 1607, she married Thomas Arundell, 2nd baron Arundell of Wardour. In the absence of her husband and her son, Henry , during the Civil War, Blanche was called upon to defend their home, Wardour Castle, Wiltshire. She held out from 2 May until 8 May, at which point the castle was ransacked and she was taken prisoner. She was already ill when she was taken from Wardour to Doncaster. With Blanche at Wardour were her daughter-in-law, Cecily Compton, and her three grandchildren. They were separated after the castle fell. Blanche was released before the end of May and went to Salisbury. It was there that she was finally told that her husband had died from wounds suffered in battle while she was a prisoner. That Sep, Blanche’s son laid siege to Wardour Castle and retook it the following Mar. Two months later, his children were released in a prisoner exchange.

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: Thomas ARUNDELL HOWARD (2 B. Arundell of Wardour) 11 May 1607

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Children:

1. Henry ARUNDELL HOWARD (3 B. Arundell of Wardour) (b. Feb 1608 - d. 1694) (m. Cecily Compton)


Frances SOMERSET

Born: ABT 1571

Died: ABT 1633

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: William MORGAN


Charles SOMERSET (Sir)

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: Elizabeth POWELL (dau. of Sir William Powell)

Sir Charles Somerset

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Catherine SOMERSET (B. Windsor of Bradenham)

Born: ABT 1591

Died: 6 Nov 1654

Buried: 8 Nov 1654, Tardebigg, Worcestershire, England

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: Thomas WINDSOR (6 B. Windsor of Bradenham) BEF 14 Jan 1607/8


Thomas SOMERSET (1 V. Cashel)

Born: 1579

Acceded: 8 Dec 1626, Cashel

Died: 13 May 1649 / 24 Jun 1649

Buried: Raglan

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpI,p.90-91.

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

Married: Helen BARRY (dau. of David FitzJames Barry, Viscount Buttevant and Ellen Roche) 1616

Children:

1. Elizabeth SOMERSET


Elizabeth SOMERSET

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpI,p.91,note b.

Father: Thomas SOMERSET (1 V. Somerset)

Mother: Helen BARRY


Henry SOMERSET (1 M. Worcester)

Born: 1576/77, Herefordshire, England

Died: 18 Dec 1646, Covent Gardens, London, England (in prison)

Buried: 25 Dec 1646, St.George's, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Notes: Attended the Middle Temple 1598/99. Succeeded to earldom, 1628. For his supporting of King Charles II in his restoration, he was created 1st Marquiss of Worcester on 2 Nov 1642.

Father: Edward SOMERSET (4 E. Worcester)

Mother: Elizabeth HASTINGS (C. Worcester)

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Married: Anne RUSSELL (C. Worcester) 16 Jun 1600, Ludgate, St.Martin's

Children:

1. Edward SOMERSET (2 M. Worcester)

2. Elizabeth SOMERSET (V. Montague)

Associated with: ?

Children:

3. John SOMERSET


Elizabeth SOMERSET (V. Montague)

Died: BEF 9 May 1684

Father: Henry SOMERSET (1 M. Worcester)

Mother: Anne RUSSELL (C. Worcester)

Married: Francis BROWNE (3 V. Montague) 6 Jul 1637, London


Edward SOMERSET (2 M. Worcester)

Born: BEF 9 Mar 1603, Raglan Castle

Died: 3 Apr 1667, Worcester House

Buried: Raglan

Notes: Sent on a secret political mission to Ireland by Charles I. He also left behind a literary work entitled "A century of the names and scantlings of such inventions as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected which (my former notes being lost) I have, at the instance of a powerful friend, endeavored now, in the year 1655, to set these down in such a way, as may sufficiently instruct me to put any of them to practice". In this work the power and applications of the steam engine is clearly described.

Father: Henry SOMERSET (1 M. Worcester)

Mother: Anne RUSSELL (C. Worcester)

Married: Elizabeth DORMER 1628

Children:

1. Henry SOMERSET (1 D. Beaufort)

2. Anne SOMERSET (D. Norfolk)

3. Elizabeth SOMERSET (M. Powis) (b. ABT 1634 - d. 11 May 1691, St.Germain-en-Laye - bur. St.Germain-en-Laye) (m. William Herbert, 1 M. Powis, Jul 1654 London)

Married 2: Margaret O'BRIEN (M. Worcester) (d. ABT 26 Jul 1681) (dau. of Henry O'Brien, 5th Earl  of Thomond and Mary Brereton) Aug 1639

4. Mary SOMERSET


John SOMERSET

Died: 1630

Father: Henry SOMERSET (1 M. Worcester)

Mother: ?

Married: Mary ARUNDELL HOWARD

Children:

1. Charles SOMERSET (d. BET 1705/12)


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