John de Vere

Male 1516 - 1562  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name John de Vere 
    Born 0___ 1516  (Castle Hedingham, Essex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1562  [2
    Buried 31 Aug 1562  Castle Hedingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I43481  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2016 

    Father Sir John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford,   b. ~1482-1488, Castle Hedingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1540, Wakes Colne, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Trussell,   b. (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Apr 1509  Bentley, Rowley near Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F15784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dorothy Neville,   b. ~ 1523, (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1548  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1536  Holywell, Shoreditch, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Katherine de Vere,   b. 0___ 1538, (Castle Hedingham, Essex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1600  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F15782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margery Golding,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1568, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Aug 1548  Belchamp St Paul, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Sir Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford,   b. 12 Apr 1550, Castle Hedingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1604, Kings Place, Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Mary de Vere,   b. Castle Hedingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F15781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1516 - (Castle Hedingham, Essex, England) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jul 1536 - Holywell, Shoreditch, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Aug 1548 - Belchamp St Paul, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Aug 1562 - Castle Hedingham, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Career[edit]
      While never of consequence in the Tudor court,[1] the 16th Earl's support for Queen Mary was instrumental in her accession to the throne in 1553,[2] though he was given no preferment by her.[3] During her reign he was active as the principal magnate in Essex.[4]

      Family

      He married first Dorothy Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland in Holywell, Shoreditch, London on 3 July 1536, and second Margery Golding in Belchamp St Paul on 1 August 1548.[5] Dorothy Neville (died c. 6 January 1548),[6] His two marriages produced three children. With his first wife, Dorothy, he had Katherine de Vere, who married Edward Windsor, 3rd Baron Windsor. With Margery he had a son, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and a daughter, Mary de Vere. Margery died on 2 December 1568. After his death, he was buried in Castle Hedingham, Essex on 31 August 1562.

      Cultural pursuits

      The Earl was known as a sportsman, and like several noblemen of his day, he retained a company of actors. The troupe, known as Oxford's Men, was retained by the Earl from 1547 until his death in 1562.[7][8] His circle included the scholar and diplomat Sir Thomas Smith and his brothers-in-law, the poets Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and Edmund Sheffield, 1st Baron Sheffield, and the translator Arthur Golding.[9]

      References

      Jump up ^ Nelson, Alan H. (2003), Monstrous Adversary: the life of Edward de Vere,17th Earl of Oxford, Liverpool University Press, ISBN 978-0-85323-678-8, p. 33.
      Jump up ^ MacCulloch, Diarmaid (1984), The Vita Mariae Angliae Reginae of Robert Wingfield of Brantham, Royal Historical Society, pp. 2634, 266.
      Jump up ^ Loades, David (1989), Mary Tudor: A Life, Basil Blackwell, pp. 181184.
      Jump up ^ Nelson, 23.
      Jump up ^ Essex Record Office T/R 168/2
      Jump up ^ Nelson 2003, p. 15.
      Jump up ^ Chambers, E. K. The Elizabethan Stage, 4 vols. (Oxford, 1923) II: 99.
      Jump up ^ Nelson, pp. 13, 239.
      Jump up ^ Ward, Bernard M. (1928), The Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, 15501604: From Contemporary Documents, John Murray, p. 10. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7407] "Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (12 April 1550 - 24 June 1604)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_de_.

    2. [S7408] "John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford (1516 - 3 August 1562)" bigraphy, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Vere,_16th_Ea.

    3. [S7410] "John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford", biography, http://www.thepeerage.com/p1174.htm#i11723.