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William Harvey (1510 - 1567)

William Harvey
Born in Somersetshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 56 in Thame, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 24 Jun 2022
19:45: Daniel Rushing added William Harvey (1510-1567) as spouse of Julyane (Baker) Harvey (1513-1576). [Thank Daniel for this]
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William Harvey was born in Jun 1510 in Ashill, Somersetshire, England[1] .He died on 27 Feb 1567 in Thame, Oxfordshire.[1][2]

Service to the Crown

1536 he was appointed Blue-mantle Pursuivant in ordinary. 1545 he was appointed Somerset Herald by King Henry VIII. In 1536 he was appointed Norry King of Arms by King Edward, at that time he traveled to Europe officially. In 1557 Queen Mary deputed him to go to France to declare War. In 1567 was appointed King of Arms at his death.[2]
  • About 1545 he was appinted by Henry VII to the office of Somerset Herald which had just been created by the King.[2]
  • 4 Feb 1550, William Harvey was appointed by Edward VI, Norroy King of Arms, and while holding this office he paid seven visits to Germany.[2]
  • 7 June 1557, Queen Mary deputed him to go to France to delare war[2]
  • 21 Nov 1557, he was appointed by the Queen Clarencieux King of Arms - the duties of which he performed until his death.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Harvey, Oscar Jewell The Harvey Book (E.B. Yordy & Company, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1899), pages 37-39.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed, Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 (London, England, Smith, Elder & Company, 1909), Google Books, page 93.


  • WikiTree profile Harvey-1571 created through the import of Perry Family Tree.ged on Dec 19, 2011 by Glen Perry.
  • WikiTree profile Harvey-1373 created through the import of Putnam2-1_2010-01-02_2011-02-16_2011-10-11.ged on Oct 12, 2011 by John Putnam.

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