Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester


Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester

Infobox Person
name = Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester


image_size = 200px
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birth_date = before 1568
birth_place =
death_date = March 3, 1628
death_place =
spouse = Elizabeth Hastings
parents = William Somerset (3rd Earl of Worcester) Christian North
children = Henry
Thomas
Catherine
Blanche
Frances
plus ten others

Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester KG (bef. 1568 – 3 March 1628) was the only son of three children born to the 3rd Earl of Worcester and Christian North. On February 21 1589, he succeeded his father as Earl of Worcester, and in 1593 he was made a Knight of the Garter. He was an important adviser to King James I, serving as Lord Privy Seal.

In 1606 he was appointed Keeper of the Great Park, a park which was created for hunting by Henry VIII around Nonsuch Palace of which Worcester Park was a part. The residence Worcester Park House was built in 1607 He married Lady Elizabeth Hastings. She was a daughter of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon and Catherine Pole. Catherine was a daughter of Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu and Jane Neville. Jane was in turn a daughter of George Nevill, 4th Baron Bergavenny and Margaret Fenne. They had fifteen children among whom are:
*Henry Somerset, 5th Earl of Worcester, his heir and successor, who was later created the 1st Marquess of Worcester;
*Thomas Somerset, 1st Viscount Somerset (Peerage of Ireland), who was born in 1579, died in 1649; he was created "Viscount Somerset" on December 8 1626; in 1616 he married Helen Barry - her third marriage -, with whom he had one daughter:
**Elizabeth Somerset, who might have died young, but that is unsure;
*Lady Catherine or Katherine Somerset, who died on November 6 1654 and, before January 14 1607, married Thomas Windsor, 6th Baron Windsor, with whom she had no issue; and
*Lady Blanche Somerset, who died October 28 1649, and married Thomas Arundell, 2nd Baron Arundell of Wardour, with whom she had one son and two daughters, his only children; the settlement for this marriage was on May 11, 1607.
*Lady Frances Somerset, wife of William Morgan, 1st Baronet Of Llantarnam to be his daughter. [John Burke and John Bernard Burke., Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, pp. 369-370]

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