Lady Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset

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Lady Anne Seymour (Stanhope), Duchess of Somerset

Also Known As: "Annie", "Newdigate"
Birthplace: Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Death: April 16, 1587 (72-81)
Hanworth, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Edward Stanhope, of Rampton & Houghton, Kt. and Elizabeth Page
Wife of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and Francis Newdigate, MP, of Hanworth
Mother of Anne Seymour, Countess of Warwick; Lord Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford; Lord Henry Seymour; Katherine Farwell; Margaret Seymour and 6 others
Half sister of Richard Stanhope, of Rampton; Sir Michael Stanhope of Rampton; John Stanhope; Elizabeth Stanhope; Marianne Stanhope and 2 others

Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Lady Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset

"Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset (née Stanhope) (c. 1510 – 16 April 1587) was the second wife of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, who held the office of Lord Protector during the first part of the reign of his nephew King Edward VI, through whom Anne was briefly the most powerful woman in England. She claimed (without success or entitlement) precedence over the Dowager Queen Catherine Parr."





1. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 65. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

3. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 41. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

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Lady Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset's Timeline

Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, , England
May 22, 1539
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Raynham Martyne, Norfolk, England
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, , England
August 30, 1548
London, England