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Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester
(c. 1496 – 26 November 1549) was an English nobleman, son of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester
Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester was the legitimised son of Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset and Joan Hill.-Biography:He was born around 1460 to Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset and Joan Hill...
and Elizabeth Herbert, 3rd Baroness Herbert
Elizabeth Somerset, 3rd Baroness Herbert was the sole heir and daughter of William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and his first wife, Mary Woodville....
. On his father's death on 15 April 1526, he succeeded as the second Earl of Worcester
Earl of Worcester is a title that has been created five times in the Peerage of England. The first creation came in 1138 in favour of the Norman noble Waleran de Beaumont. He was the son of Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Elizabeth of Vermandois, and the twin brother of Robert de...
. From his mother, he inherited the title of Baron Herbert
Baron Herbert is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created by writ in 1461 for William Herbert, who was later made Earl of Pembroke. The second Earl of Pembroke surrendered his earldom in return for another earldom, Huntingdon. The barony, however, passed to his daughter Elizabeth, who...
He married twice:
- Firstly, by papal dispensation dated 15 June 1514, to Lady Margaret Courtenay, daughter of William Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon
William Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon was the son of Sir Edward Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon and Elizabeth Courtenay....
, by Catherine of York
Catherine or Katherine of York was the ninth child and sixth daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville. From birth to death, she was daughter to Edward IV, sister to Edward V, niece to Richard III, sister-in-law to Henry VII and aunt to Henry VIII.-Early life:She was born in Eltham...
, daughter of Edward IV, King of England. Margaret died before 15 April 1526. The union produced no children.
- Secondly, before 1527, to Elizabeth Browne, daughter of Anthony Browne
Sir Anthony Browne was the son of Sir Thomas Browne, Sheriff of Kent and his wife Eleanor FitzAlan, the daughter of Sir Thomas FitzAlan of Beechwood at Betchworth.He is to be associated with the Brownes of Betchworth in Surrey....
, Knt., by Lucy, daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu
John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu KG was a Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses, best-known for eliminating Lancastrian resistance in the north of England during the early part of the reign of Edward IV of England....
. Somerset died on 26 November 1549. The children of Henry Somerset and Elizabeth Browne were:
- William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester
William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester, KG was born before 1526 to Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester and his second wife Elizabeth Browne....
(d. 21 February 1589). Heir and successor of his father.
- Lady Lucy Somerset
Lady Lucy Somerset, Baroness Latimer was an English noblewoman and the daughter of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester by his second wife, Elizabeth Browne. She served as a Maid of Honour to Queen consort Catherine Howard...
(1524- 23 February 1583), who married John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer.
- Francis Somerset (d. 10 September 1547).
- Charles Somerset.
- Thomas Somerset
Thomas Somerset was an English Roman Catholic layman, kept imprisoned for long periods by Elizabeth I of England.-Life:...
- Lady Anne Somerset
Anne Somerset, Countess of Northumberland was an English noblewoman and one of the instigators of the Northern Rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I of England...
(d. 17 October 1596), married Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland
Blessed Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, 1st Baron Percy, KG , led the Rising of the North and was executed for treason. He was later beatified by the Catholic Church.-Early life:...
. Her husband was beheaded on 22 August 1572. They had four daughters and one son (died young).
- Lady Eleanor Somerset, married first Sir Roger Vaughan and secondly Henry Johns.
- Lady Joan or "Jane" Somerset married Sir Edward Mansel.