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Henry Somerset (abt. 1496 - 1549)

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Henry "2nd Earl of Worcester" Somerset
Born about in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Gower, Glamorgan,
Descendants descendants
Died in Monmouth, Glamorganshire, Walesmap
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European Aristocracy
Henry Somerset is a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester (c.1496-26 Nov 1549) was the son of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Herbert, Baroness Herbert. He m.(1) Margaret Courtenay, daughter of William Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon and Catherine Plantagenet, c.15 June 1514, with a Papal dispensation (2) Elizabeth Browne, daughter of Sir Anthony Browne and Lady Lucy Neville, bf.1527.

He succeeded his mother as 4th Baron Herbert between 1507 and 21 March 1513. He succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Worcester on 15 April 1526.

He died on 26 November 1549 and was buried at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Children of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Browne

  1. Lady Anne Somerset d. 8 Sep 1591
  2. Lady Lucy Somerset d. 23 Feb 1582/83
  3. Lady Jane Somerset d. 16 Oct 1597
  4. William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester b. c 1527, d. 21 Feb 1588/89


  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013,Douglas Richardson Vol. II p. 336
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013, Douglas Richardson Vol. IV. p. 660
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013, D. Richardson 2013 Vol. V p. 468



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On 30 Sep 2017 at 00:37 GMT William Collins wrote:

Ellen Corey Brown was not his wife

On 30 Sep 2017 at 00:02 GMT William Collins wrote:

per Royal Ancestry V.IV,p.660 children of Henry and Elizabeth are:

4 sons: William, K.G., K.B. [3rd Earl of Worcester], Thomas, Charles, Knt., and Francis, and 4 daughters: Eleanor (wife of Roger Vaughan, Knt., and Henry Jones), Lucy, Anne (wife of Thomas Percy, K.G., Earl of Northumberland), and Joan (or Jane) (wife of Edward Mansel, Knt.).

On 1 Apr 2014 at 01:29 GMT Danielle Mc Donough wrote:

Beaufort-208 and Somerset-12 are not ready to be merged because: Hi

SORRY I Am unable to merge until I get the go ahead from wiki a few profiles I merged were wrong trying to sort it .this is the best I can do till then. regards DANIELLE

On 17 Nov 2012 at 15:58 GMT Lindsay (Stough) Coleman wrote:

Henry is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 16 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 22 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 14 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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