Edward Seymour
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Edward Seymour (abt. 1500 - 1552)

Edward "1st Duke of Somerset" Seymour
Born about in Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before 1519 in Savernake, Wiltshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married before 9 Mar 1535 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Tower Hill, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 29 Oct 2020
15:27: Kirk Hess edited the Biography for Edward Seymour (abt.1500-1552). [Thank Kirk for this]
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Edward Seymour was a member of aristocracy in England.

Edward Seymour, was still married to his first wife until sometime between 1529 and 1532, when he and Dame Katherine, his wife petitioned for the examination of aged witnesses, [the said Sir John Rogers, and Thomas Scherlye and John Rowdon], to deeds relating to the manors of Harrynge and Sellinge by Monks Horton, to land there and in Lympne, Estrynghanger [Ostenhanger in Stanford], Horton, Burmarsh, West Hythe, Dymchurch and Aldington, and to the manor of Steeple, late of the said Dorothy. Subpoena ad testificandum. Kent, Essex.[1]


Edward Seymour; King Edward VI's uncle, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, ruled England in the name of his nephew as Lord Protector from 1547 to 1549


  1. The National Archives Website: Discovery: C 1/673/26, Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions, Short title: Seymer v Rogers. Plaintiffs: Edward Seymer, knight, and Dame Katherine, (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7478240 : accessed 22 February 2016).

"in October 1551 Seymour was sent to the Tower on an exaggerated charge of treason.[4] Instead, he was executed for felony (that of seeking a change of government) in January 1552 after scheming to overthrow Dudley's regime.[50] Edward noted his uncle's death in his Chronicle: "the duke of Somerset had his head cut off upon Tower Hill between eight and nine o'clock in the morning".[51] Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset was interred at St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London." Wikipedia

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Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol II, page 669.

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posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Seymour-1654 and Seymour-76 appear to represent the same person because: seymour-1664 is a very incomplete profile that needs to be merged into this one, seymour-76 which was created first. Thanks
posted by Cheyenne Boggioni