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Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour[1]

Female Abt 1505 - 1537  (~ 32 years)

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  • Name Jane Seymour 
    Born Abt 1505  Wolf Hall, Savernake, Wilts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Oct 1537  Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: died in childbirth 
    Buried 12 Nov 1537  St.George's Chapel, Windor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Some say married 30 May, others say 20th day after Anne was executed some say died 14th oct. She died in childbirth.
      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal00851

      See her Biography
      http://tudorhistory.org/seymour/index.html


      http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/seymour.html
      «b»Henry VIII had six wives but only one gave him a son. Jane Seymour fulfilled her most important duty as queen, but she was never crowned and died just twelve days after the long and arduous birth. She was Henry's third wife and seems never to have made much of an impression upon anyone except the king. Her meek and circumspect manner was in distinct contrast to Henry's second wife, the sharp-tongued Anne Boleyn. Jane had served as lady-in-waiting to Anne and she supplanted her in much the same way Anne had replaced Katharine of Aragon in Henry's affections. We will never know if Jane sought the king's favor or was a frightened pawn of her family and the king's desire. But we do know that she bravely sought pardons for those involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace revolt in 1536. Rebuked by the king, and mindful of the fates of his first two wives, she retired into a quiet and decorous role. The triumphant birth of her son Edward allowed her two ambitious brothers into the king's inner circle; however, both would be executed during Edward's reign.«/b»
    Person ID I13221  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2009 

    Father Sir John Seymour,   b. Abt 1474, probably Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1536  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Margery Wentworth,   b. Abt 1478,   d. Oct 1550  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Family ID F6188  Group Sheet

    Family Henry VIII Tudor, King of England,   b. 28 Jun 1491, Greenwich Palace, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1547, Whitehall Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 20 May 1536  York Place, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward VI Tudor, King of England,   b. 12 Oct 1537, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1553, Greenwich Palace, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F6190  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jane Seymour
    Jane Seymour
    Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum-A painting of Queen Jane by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) Oil on wood
    'Jane the Quene'
    'Jane the Quene'
    Jane Seymour's signature
    Various documents
    The Badge of Jane Seymour
    The Badge of Jane Seymour
    Weidenfeld and Nicolson Archive
    Jane Seymour
    Jane Seymour
    A sketch of Jane by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543)
    The Royal Library at Windsor
    HenryVIIIfamily1.jpg
    HenryVIIIfamily1.jpg
    The Dynasty Portrait or The Whitehall Mural
    The original by Hans Holbein was destroyed in the fire at Whitehall
    This copy was made by Remigius van Leemput for Charles II in 1698
    Left to right:
    Henry VIII, Henry VII, Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour
    Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    HenryVIIIfamily.jpg
    HenryVIIIfamily.jpg
    The Dynasty Portrait or The Whitehall Mural
    The original by Hans Holbein was destroyed in the fire at Whitehall
    This copy was made by Remigius van Leemput for Charles II in 1698
    Left to right:
    Henry VIII, Henry VII, Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour
    Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    seymourhorenbout1.jpg
    seymourhorenbout1.jpg
    miniature portrait of Jane Seymour by Lucas Horenbout

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England(B.C.Tompsett@dcs.hull.ac.uk), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).