Catherine Parr

Catherine Parr (abt. 1512 - 1548)

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Catherine "Queen of England" Parr aka Seymour, Gainsborough, Neville
Born about in Kendal Castle, Westmorelandmap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married 1529 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Wife of — married 1533 in Englandmap
Wife of — married 12 Jul 1543 (to 28 Jan 1547) in Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, Londonmap
Wife of — married 3 Mar 1546 [location unknown]
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Died in Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Catherine Parr[1] was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She is remembered for administrative skill, and handling the logistics of Henry's wars while he was abroad.

Born in 1512, she was the first child of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal, and Maud, daughter of Sir Thomas Green, then seventeen years old.[2] [3]

She and Henry le Scrope were engaged in 1524.[4]

Katharine Parr married Sir Edward Burgh after 1525.5 Katharine Parr married Sir John Neville, 3rd Lord Latimer, son of Sir Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer and Anne Stafford, in 1533.[5]

Katharine Parr married Henry VIII Tudor, King of England, Duke of York & Cornwall, Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester, son of Henry VII Tudor, King of England, 2nd Earl of Richmond and Elizabeth Plantagenet, on 12 July 1543 at Hampton Court, Twickenham, Middlesex, England; They had no issue.[6]

Katharine Parr married Sir Thomas Seymour, 1st Lord Seymour, Lord High Admiral, son of Sir John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire, Constable of Bristol Castle and Margery Wentworth, before 30 May 1547; They had 1 daughter (Mary, b. 29 August 1548; may have died in infancy).[7]

Catherine Parr. [8][9][10]


Sir Thomas Parr d. 12 Nov 1518


Maud Greene b. 1493, d. 1 Dec 1531


London, Middlesex, England. [11][12][10]


5 September 1548.
Sudeley Manor, Gloucestershire, England. [13][14][10]


St Mary's Chapel at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire[15]
Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England.[10]
Find A Grave: Memorial #6942094


  1. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 111.
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 230-232.
  4. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XI, p. 547.
  5. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 728-730
  6. The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. I, p. 33.
  7. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 210-212.
  8. Source: #S1659598983
  9. Source: #S1663053740 Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed.; London, England: Oxford University Press; Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22; Volume: Vol 03; Page: 1217
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Web: International, Find A Grave Index, Publication: Operations, Inc. URL=
  11. Source: #S1659598983
  12. Source: #S1663053740 Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed.; London, England: Oxford University Press; Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22; Volume: Vol 03; Page: 1217
  13. Source: #S1659598983
  14. Source: #S1663053740 Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed.; London, England: Oxford University Press; Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22; Volume: Vol 03; Page: 1217
  15. Royal Genealogies Part 19. paf910.ged on Sep 16, 2011 by Theresa Reynolds.

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did she really die the same day that her last husband was executed?
posted by Mark Harrison
Through my grand-mother's family line Maud Greene is a cousin. I am excited to learn more about this connection.
posted by Patty Loehn
It was once thought that Catherine Parr had been born at Kendal Castle in Westmorland. However, at the time of her birth, Kendal Castle was already in a bad condition, and by 1512 it had become derelict.[5] During her pregnancy, Maud Parr was at court attending the Queen, and by necessity the Parr family was living in their town house at Blackfriars. Historians now consider it unlikely that Catherine's father, Sir Thomas Parr, would take his pregnant wife on an arduous two-week journey north over bad roads to give birth in a crumbling castle in which neither of them seemed to spend much time.[6][7] Her father died when she was young, and Catherine was close to her mother as she grew up.[Robin, Larsen & Levin 2007, p. 289.]-from Wikipedia on Catherine Parr. Thanks to Ed Poor for the ref. b
posted by Brent Bowen

Catherine is 21 degrees from Danielle Liard, 15 degrees from Jack London and 1 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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