Sir John Seymour

Sir John Seymour

Death 21 Dec 1536 (aged 61–62)
Burial Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Plot Chancel
Memorial ID 102048585 · View Source
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Knight of Wolfhall in Savernake, Wiltshire, Sheriff of Wiltshire.

Son and heir to John Seymour of Wulfhall and Elizabeth Darrell, grandson of Sir John Seymour and Elizabeth Coker, Sir George Darell and Margaret Stourton.

Husband of Margery Wentworth, the daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say, daughter of sir John. They were married 22 Oct 1494 and had six sons and four daughters, including:
* Margery 1502-1520
* Sir John Seymour d 1510
* Sir Henry Seymour
* Dorothy, wife of Sir Clement Smyth & Thomas Levinthorpe
* Sir Edward, Earl of Hertford and Duke of Somerset Cenotaph
* Sir Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley, married Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII
* Jane Seymour, wife of King Henry VIII of England, Queen of England
* Elizabeth, wife of Lord Gregory Cromwell
* Anthony Seymour

Sir John also had an illegitimate son, Sir John Seymour, who married twice and had issue.

John was English gentry and a courtier to King Henry VIII. Sir John fought for Henry VII against the Cornish in 1497, knighted in the field after the battle. He wa at the Siege of Tournia in 1513, and at the Field of the Cloth of Gold as well, invested as Knight banneret, and High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1507, High Sheriff of Somerset and Knight of the Bath.

Sir John was buried at Easton Priory, and later removed to the chancel at Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire. His daughter, Queen Jane, did not attend the funeral, as it was 'royal custom' to stay away.

Bio by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens

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Gravesite Details Originally interred at Easton Priory, Wiltshire, his remains were reinterred in the chancel of the Church at Great Bedwyn on September 30, 1590.


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  • Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 11 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102048585
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir John Seymour (1474–21 Dec 1536), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102048585, citing St Mary Churchyard, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .