John Seymour was born circa 1474 to John Seymour (c1450-1491) and Elizabeth Darrell (c1451-) and died 21 December 1536 of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Wentworth (c1478-1550) 22 October 1494 JL in England.


Wentworth Family Life

On October 22, 1494, Margery married Sir John Seymour (1476 – 21 December 1536) of Wulfhall, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire. On the same day, her father, Henry remarried Lady Elizabeth Scrope.

It is presumed that Margery and John had a good relationship in their marriage. After her husband's death, instead of remarrying, she took a larger role in her children's education while running Wulfhall. Notably, her eldest daughter, Jane, was not schooled in a formal setting; Margery instead had her disciplined in more traditional roles that she deemed suitable.

Margery and her husband had ten children together:

  1. John Seymour (died 15 July 1510)
  2. Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (c1506-1552) - Lord Protector of Edward VI (c. 1500[13]/1506[1] – 22 Jan 1552)[14] married firstly Catherine, daughter of Sir William Filliol and secondly Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Stanhope. A soldier and royal servant, would become the Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector. He was the eldest surviving child of the Seymour's.
  3. Henry Seymour (1503-1578) - married Barbara, daughter of Morgan Wolfe
  4. Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (c1508-1549) - (c. 1508 – 20 March 1549) married Catherine Parr (1512-1548) , widow of Henry VIII.
  5. John Seymour (died young)
  6. Anthony Seymour (died c. 1528)
  7. Jane Seymour (c1509-1537) - (c. 1509 – 24 October 1537). queen Consort of Henry VIII of England (1491-1547) and the mother of Edward VI of England (1537-1553).
  8. Elizabeth Seymour (c1518-1568) - (c. 1518[21] – 19 Mar 1568), married firstly Sir Anthony Ughtred. Married secondly Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell. Her third husband was John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester.
  9. Margery Seymour (-1528) - (died c. 1528)
  10. Dorothy Seymour = married firstly, Sir Clement Smith (c. 1507 – 26 August 1552) of Little Baddow, Essex and secondly, Thomas Leventhorpe of Shingle Hall, Hertfordshire.


Offspring of John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth (c1478-1550)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Margery Seymour (1502-1520)
John Seymour (-1510)
Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (c1506-1552) 1506 22 January 1552 Catherine Fillol (c1507-c1535) Catherine Fillol (c1507-c1535) Anne Stanhope (c1510-1587)
Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (c1508-1549) 1508 20 March 1549 Catherine Parr (1512-1548)
Jane Seymour (c1509-1537) 1508 Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom 24 October 1537 Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom Henry VIII of England (1491-1547)
Elizabeth Seymour (c1511-aft1561)
Henry Seymour (c1514-aft1568)

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