John Seymour 1474 – 1536

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John Seymour

 

Father – John Seymour
Mother – Elizabeth Darrell
Spouse – Margery Wentworth
Children – John, Edward, Henry, Thomas, John, Anthony, Jane, Elizabeth, Dorothy

 

 

1474 (around)
John Seymour was born to John Seymour and Elizabeth Darrell at Wulfhall, Wiltshire. He was the couple’s first son, his sisters Margaret, Jane and Elizabeth had been born earlier.
1478 (around)
John’s brother, William was born to Sir John Seymour and Elizabeth Darrell probably at the family residence of Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1491 (October)
John Seymour was appointed Warden of Savernake Forest in Wiltshire.
1491 (26th October)
John’s father, John Seymour, died. As eldest son, John took over as head of the family.
1494 (22nd October)
John married Margery Wentworth, daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth and his wife, Anne Say.
1497 (around)
A son, John, was born to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth probably at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1497 (17th June)
John Seymour was knighted for commanding forces that helped to defeat Perkin Warbeck.
1498 (during)
John Seymour was appointed Sheriff of Wiltshire for a 12 month period.
1500 (around)
A son, Edward, was born to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth probably at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1503 (during)
Seymour was employed as steward over the lands belonging to Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham.
1503 (during)
A son, Henry, was born to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth probably at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1507 (around)
A daughter, Jane, was born to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth probably at the family residence of Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1507 (during)
Seymour was appointed Sheriff of Wiltshire for the second time. The appointment was for a 12 month period.
1508 (around)
A son, Thomas, was born to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1509 (21st April)
King Henry VII died. He was succeeded by his son Henry who became King Henry VIII.
1509 (11th May)
John Seymour attended the funeral of Henry VII.
1510 (15th July)
John Seymour’s eldest son, John died.
1511 (February)
Seymour attended the funeral of Henry VIII’s baby son, Henry.
1513 (during)
John was made a Knight Banneret by King Henry VIII.
1513 (mid June)
John left England for France with King Henry VIII. He was one of the commanders of the English army in France.
1513 (August)
John played a part in the siege of Therouanne.
1513 (16th August)
Battle of the Spurs
John Seymour took part in this decisive battle which resulted in the fall of Therouanne.
1513 (22nd October)
John Seymour returned to England having helped to defeat the French at Tournai.
1515 (during)
Seymour was appointed Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. The appointment was for a 12 month period.
1516 (around)
A daughter, Margery, was born to John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1518 (around)
A daughter, Elizabeth, was born to John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1518 (during)
John Seymour was appointed Sheriff of Wiltshire for the third time. The appointment was for a 12 month period.
1519 (around)
A daughter, Dorothy, was born to John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulfhall, Wiltshire.
1520 (June)
John Seymour sailed to Calais for the Field of the Cloth of Gold summit meeting between King Henry VIII and Francis I of France.
1524 (during)
Seymour was appointed Sheriff of Wiltshire for the fourth time. The appointment was for a 12 month period.
1526 (during)
John Seymour was appointed Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset for the second time. The appointment was for a 12 month period.
1526 (around)
Seymour’s son, Edward, married Catherine Filliol.
1527 (during)
John Seymour may have begun an affair with his daughter-in-law, Catherine Filliol.</div

1528 (during)
John Seymour’s daughter, Margery died.
1529 (around)
John Seymour’s eldest daughter, Jane, may have served as a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon.
1531 (January)
John’s daughter, Elizabeth, married Sir Anthony Ughtred of Yorkshire.
1533 (25th January)
King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn who was pregnant with his child.
1533 (May)
Seymour’s daughter, Jane, became a member of Anne Boleyn’s household.
1533 (July)
John Seymour’s daughter, Jane, went with Anne Boleyn to Hampton Court where Anne was to rest in preparation for the birth of her child in September.
1533 (7th September)
A daughter, Elizabeth was born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
1535 (4th September)
The royal progress visited the Seymour family home, Wulfhall in Wiltshire.
1535 (November)
King Henry VIII began to take an interest in John Seymour’s eldest daughter, Jane.
1536 (24th January)
King Henry fell from his horse during a joust and was unconscious for two hours. The fall caused a head injury that left him more bad tempered than before and also opened up an old wound on his leg that would cause him problems for the rest of his life.
1536 (29th January)
Anne Boleyn miscarried of a son four months into her pregnancy. She blamed the miscarriage on concern following Henry’s fall and Henry’s interest in Jane Seymour.
1536 (February)
King Henry began spent a lot more time with Jane Seymour. She was chaperoned by her elder brother, Edward.
1536 (3rd March)
Seymour’s son, Edward, was appointed a Gentleman of the King’s Privy Chamber.
1536 (Spring)
Anne Boleyn was charged with treason for committing adultery with a number of men.
1536 (April)
Jane Seymour was sent home to Wulfhall. Henry did not want her at court while a case was being made against Anne Boleyn.
1536 (4th May)
Seymour’s daughter, Jane, took up residence at Beddington Park in Surrey so that Henry could visit her in secret.
1536 (6th May)
King Henry VIII had moved to Hampton Court and began making preparations for his marriage to Jane Seymour.
1536 (15th May)
Anne Boleyn was tried by 26 peers of the realm including her uncle, the Duke of Norfolk, who presided over the trial. Although Anne argued her innocence she was found guilty and sentenced to die by burning or beheading whichever the King chose.
1536 (18th May)
Thomas Cranmer found that Henry’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null and void due to Henry’s earlier affair with Mary Boleyn.
1536 (19th May)
Anne Boleyn was executed by beheading with a single stroke of the sword. She was buried in the choir of the royal chapel of St Peter ad Vincula.
1536 (20th May)
Henry VIII was formally betrothed to Seymour’s eldest daughter, Jane, at Hampton Court.
1536 (30th May)
Henry VIII married Jane Seymour in the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall.
1536 (4th June)
John’s daughter, Jane Seymour, was proclaimed Queen of England at a ceremony at Greenwich.
1536 (5th June)
Seymour’s eldest son, Edward, was created Viscount Beauchamp.
1536 (7th June)
John’s daughter, Queen Jane, made her official state entry into London accompanied by Henry. Crowds of people lined the streets and many cheered as she went past.
1536 (July)
Act of Succession
This act cancelled the two previous acts of succession and registered the invalidity of Henry’s first two marriages. Elizabeth was now given the same status as Mary and the succession was settled on the children of Henry and Jane Seymour.
1536 (21st December)
John Seymour died at Wulfhall. He was buried at Easton Priory.

 

Published Jun 22, 2019 @ 7:10 pm – Updated – Sep 21, 2019 @ 9:35 am

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2019). John Seymour 1474 – 1536. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/john-seymour-1474-1536 Last accessed October 23rd, 2019

 

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