Jane Seymour
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Jane Seymour (abt. 1508 - 1537)

Jane "Queen of England" Seymour
Born about in Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 30 May 1536 (to 24 Oct 1537) in Palace of Whitehall, Whitehall, Londonmap
Died in Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey, Englandmap
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Jane was born around 1508 or 1509, the daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wiltshire and Margery Wentworth. Her place of birth is unknown but is presumed to have been Wolf (or Wulf) Hall, Wiltshire.[1]

She was a Lady-in-Waiting to Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.[1]

She married Henry VIII on 30 May 1536, probably at the Palace of York Place, Westminster (formerly the London Palace of the Archbishops of York).[1][2]

At the beginning of the insurrection referred to as the Pilgrimage of Grace it was recorded that "the Queen threw herself on her knees before the King and begged him to restore the abbeys, but he told her, prudently enough, to get up, and he had often told her not to meddle with his affairs, referring to the late Queen, which was enough to frighten a woman who is not very secure."[3][4]

Jane's father died in December 1536 and Jane and her six brothers and three sisters are recorded on a memorial to her father at Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire.[5][6]

Jane gave birth to a son, Edward (the future Edward VI), on 12 Oct 1537 at Hampton Court Palace.[1][7]

She died "about midnight" on 24 Oct 1537 at Hampton Court Palace and was buried on 12 Nov 1537 in a vault in the choir of St. George's Chapel, Windsor.[1][8] Henry was later buried at her side.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Dictionary of National Biography. Vol X. Howard-Kenneth. Reprint 1922. Jane Seymour, p678-680 [1]
  2. 'Henry VIII: May 1536, 26-31', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 10, January-June 1536, ed. James Gairdner (London, 1887), pp. 402-420. Item 1000. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol10/pp402-420
  3. 'Henry VIII: October 1536, 21-25', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 11, July-December 1536, ed. James Gairdner (London, 1888), pp. 315-349. Item 860. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol11/pp315-349
  4. 'Henry VIII: December 1536, 1-5', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 11, July-December 1536, ed. James Gairdner (London, 1888), pp. 492-513. Item 1250. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol11/pp492-513
  5. Sir Thomas Phillipps. Monumental Inscriptions of Wiltshire 1822. Wiltshire Record Society Volume 53. Edited by Peter Sherlock. 2000, p171-172.
  6. Wiltshire. Topographical Collections of John Aubrey F.R.S. AD 1659-1670. Corrected and Enlarged by John Edward Jackson. Published by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Devizes, 1862, p375-376. [2]
  7. 'Henry VIII: October 1537, 11-15', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 2, June-December 1537, ed. James Gairdner (London, 1891), pp. 309-324. Item 889. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol12/no2/pp309-324
  8. 'Henry VIII: November 1537, 11-15', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 2, June-December 1537, ed. James Gairdner (London, 1891), pp. 370-386. Item 1060. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol12/no2/pp370-386
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  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry (2013) Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol IV, page 618, John Seymour and Margery Wentworth.
  • St. Maur, Richard Harold (1902) Annals of the Seymours : being a history of the Seymour family, from early times to within a few years of the present. London [3]
  • The Wardens of Savernake Forest. Part II: The Seymour Wardens. By the Earl of Cardigan. The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine. Vol LI., No. CLXXXVI, June 1947, pp.500-554.
  • Wikipedia: Jane Seymour
  • Ancestral File Number: 9G1Q-58. : User ID: 118F4AB7DC10E34F84A8C20324319987259C. Bwiki.ged on 03 April 2011.
  • Pedigree Resource File CD 49. Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. 2002. Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson.
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The song Lady Jane by The Rolling Stones is supposedly about Jane Seymour and her relationship with Henry VIII.
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documentary, some of this maybe of use to each of the wives and their children who are mentioned in this. there is also a painting shown of some of them. possibly a screen shot then cropping of each pic would be of use for some of those mentioned on their individual profiles.

documentary - Edward VI - The Boy King (British Monarchy Documentary) | Timeline,


posted by Arora (G) Anonymous
Since Jane was never crowned, she should be titled Queen Consort, not Queen of England.
posted by William Collins
"The Death of Queen Jane" is a traditional song about her last days. You can read the Bothy Band's version here, and there are links to two other recorded versions on that page.
posted by Deborah Shaw

Jane is 17 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 15 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 1 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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