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Sir Owen Tudor

Sir Owen Tudor[1]

Male - 1461

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  • Name Owen Tudor 
    Prefix Sir 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1461 
    Cause: beheaded 
    Notes 
    • See Europäisch Stammtafeln Band II tafel 63.
      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal01352

      «b»Founder of the Tudor Family«/b»

      http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/TUDOR.htm#Owen%20TUDOR%20(Sir)

      a Welsh soldier and courtier, directly descended from the «b»Lord Rhys«/b» but remembered only because of his role in founding the Tudor dynasty and for his relationship with «b»Catherine of Valois«/b», widow of «b»King Henry V of England«/b». He was assigned to her service after the «b»King«/b»'s death, when «b»Catherine«/b», being French and therefore distrusted, was removed from court and denied any part in the upbringing of her son, the infant «b»King Henry VI«/b». She and «b»Owen«/b» are sometimes said to have been secretly married, though there is no documentary evidence of this. They certainly had at least five children, including «b»Jasper«/b» and «b»Edmund Tudor«/b», who would father the future «u»«b»King Henry VII <http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/aboutHenryVII.htm>«/u»«/b». As a man of advanced years, Owen fought for the Lancastrians at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross, following which he was beheaded along with other prisoners. It is said that he expected a reprieve because of his relationship with the former royal family, and that he did not believe he would die until the collar was ripped off his doublet by the executioner - at which point he is alleged to have said that "«i»the head which used to lie in Queen Catherine's lap, would now lie in the executioner's basket«/i»".
    Person ID I13223  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2007 

    Father Maredudd (Meredith) ap Tudor,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Vychan,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6192  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Catherine de Valois de France, Queen of England,   b. 27 Oct 1401, Hôtel de St Pol, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1437, Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1429 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Tudor, Monk at Westminster,   b. 6 Nov 1429,   d. 1501, Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond,   b. 1430,   d. 3 Nov 1456, Carmarthen Castle, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Jasper Tudor, Duke Bedford,   b. Abt 1431, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1495  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Tacinda Tudor,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Daughter Tudor, Nun,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret (Catherine) Tudor,   b. Jan 1437, Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1437, Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F6191  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sir David Owen,   b. 1459, Pembroke Castle, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 20 Feb 1528 and 1542  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F551610724  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jasper TUDOR Duke Bedford, arms
    Jasper TUDOR Duke Bedford, arms

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