Sir Arthur Plantagenet

Sir Arthur Plantagenet

Calais, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death 3 Mar 1542 (aged 81–82)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
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Sir Arthur Plantagenet was the Illegitimate son of King Edward IV, and Lady Elizabeth Wayte(She Married Sir William Lucy; however, it is unclear if she was his Widow,and that she married the King after his death, or if she married Sir William, after the birth of her children with the King, and their annulment). He lived with his mother who had several other children by King Edward IV; before, he married Elizabeth Woodville-Grey.

He had gone by his mother's maiden name, Wayte, but at some point during his childhood around the age of 3, he was brought to live with his father King Edward IV in his Castle, and was given his father's Sir name. From that moment on he was called, Arthur Plantagenet, and stayed in the Royal Nursery. He grew up living with his Father, King Edward IV, and with his Father's new family, after the King, married Elizabeth Wydville-Grey; until, his father's death.

Sir Arthur Plantagenet then lived with his half sister, Elizabeth, the Queen Consort to Henry VII, and their son, his nephew, Henry VIII. Therefore, he lived with his sister, and her family; after, the death of their father, King Edward IV; until, the death of his half sister, Queen Elizabeth Plantagenet-Tudor.

When Arthur's half sister, Queen Elizabeth, died he remained living with, her husband, King Henry VII Tudor and their son, his nephew, Henry Tudor VIII who became the next English Monarch, Known as Henry VIII

Arthur became very close to his nephew Henry, so it was natural that when Henry VIII became King of England, he had Arthur knighted into the Order of the Garter, and made him his, Royal Councilor. Then a year later, King Henry VIII who was Sir Arthur's nephew, appointed him, the Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy.

After all of the years not being married, Sir Arthur married , Lady Elizabeth Grey, 6th baroness Lisle. When he married, Elizabeth Grey, Sir Arthur Plantagenet, was given the Title Viscount Lisle. Then King Henry VIII, gifted them both with large land holdings in Sussex and Wiltshire. Henry then added all of the above titles, and Summoned Sir Arthur Plantagenet, as a peer to the upper house of parliament. This is all recorded in the following documents:

1. Holinshead, Vol.III,p.686 Complete Peerage(Lond.,1893,pp.117,118).

2. Chron.of Calais,p.32.

3.Brewer's Hist. of Henry VIII., Vol. I, p. 477.

4 Complete Peerage(Lond.,1893),p. 118.

5. Anstis's Register of the Knights of the Garter,p. 366.

6.Dictionary of Nat. Biography, Art.,Plantagenet.

However, there did come a time when King Henry VIII had, Sir Arthur Plantagenet, imprisoned, for Treason, and he spent his time in prison, in the Tower of London. This was very painful for Sir Arthur Plantagenet, and when he was told that he was finally to be released, he died, from a heart attack, just two days after becoming free. Sir Arthur Plantagenet was buried at the, Tower of London.

It must have been, very hard growing up, knowing, that your Father chose to marry someone else, other than your own, mother. In addition, not growing up in the same house with your, full siblings, but with your, half siblings; after, your Father, had married another woman, yet, never yours, making you, and your siblings, illegitimate. Then having your nephew, whom you adored accuse you of, treason, when you, yourself knew, that you were not guilty.

Marrying Elizabeth Grey-Dudley, and having his 3 daughters, must have been the high-light of his life. There is not much to find, written, about Sir Arthur's personal life with his family, but if you can imagine, you can see that he was loved by his dear wife, and daughters.

by Darla S. Hudson

Children of Sir Arthur Plantagenet, and Lady Elizabeth Grey-Dudley-Plantagenet, 6th baroness Lisle, are as follows:

1. Elizabeth Plantagenet (1514-) m. Sir Thomas Lumley
She was known to have gone to the funeral of her,
step mother's, Queen Elizabeth Wydville-Grey-Plantagenet.

2. Bridget Plantagenet(1517-)M.John Tuchet, 6th baron Audley

3. Frances Plantagenet (1519-) m. Sir John Bassett V(1518-)

Sir Arthur Plantagenet, married for a second time to, Honor Grenville, although they never had children together; they did have children from their previous marriages. Therefore, before his imprisonment, he must have had a wonderful family life.

This makes me happy to think that at some point in Sir Arthur Plantagenet's life, he was loved, and cared for. Since he is my 14th Great Grandfather.

Sir Arthur's, Father, Married Elizabeth Woodville-Grey,
who was the Widow of Sir John Grey. She had a set of twin boys with Sir John Grey, and had gone before the King for help; after, his death.

Sir Arthur Plantagenet, married, Elizabeth Grey-Dudley 6th Baroness of Lisle, who was the widow of Sir Edmund Dudley, and they had three daughters. Their daughters were Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet, Lady Bridget Plantagenet, and Lady Frances Plantagenet, who married Sir John Bassett V.

Lady Frances Plantagenet, and Sir John Bassett III, are the parents of Sir Arthur Bassett who married Eleanor Chichester, and they had Margaret Bassett. Margaret Bassett married, Sir Richard Duke III, of Otterton, and they are the parents of Thomas Duke who married Mary Barham, and they came to America.

They are the beginning line of the Duke Family here in, America, and they are the parents of Colonel Henry Duke Sr. Esq. who was Born: in 1642, in James City, Royal British Colony of Virginia. Colonel Henry Duke Sr. then married Elizabeth Soane, and they are the parents of Captain Henry Duke Jr. who married Elizabeth Taylor. Captain Henry Duke and Elizabeth Taylor, are the parents, of John Taylor Duke Sr. who married Jane Anderson, and they had John Taylor Duke Jr...

Captain Henry Duke Jr. was in the American Revolutionary War, and his son, John Taylor Duke Sr. and grandson, John Taylor Duke Jr. were in the American Revolutionary war, as well.

by Darla S. Hudson



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