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Somersets in England

Somersets in England

Posted: 9 Sep 2006 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Somerset & Vaughan
I have traced my line back to Watkin (or William) Vaughan in Glamorgan, England. Since I live in the US I am having a difficult time determining who his mother was and whom he married. I have found conflicting information regarding the role that Eleanor and Henry Somerset played in his life. Some sources have Eleanor as his mother and others as his wife (with no issue).

Watkin married Joan Ychan (verch Evan ap Gwilym) and had a child, William (who later was knighted). William Vaughan married Catharine Harvard (verch Jenkin Harvard) and they had many children, including Catharine Vaughan (who married David Evans, Sheriff of Glamorgan).

Since this is the Somerset board I am hoping someone would have information on Eleanor and Henry Somerset. I know the Henry is the son of Charles Beaufort Somerset and Elizabeth Herbert. Charles was the Earl of Worcester.

Thank you very much,
Laura Belleville

Re: Somersets in England

Posted: 7 Nov 2008 1:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, in replyto your message. My great grandfather x 13 was Sir Charles Somerset (1st Earl of Worcester). He was married to Elizabeth Herbert. His son Sir Henry Somerset was my Great Grandfather x 12 who was the 2nd Earl of Worcester. He was married to Elizabeth Browne. The only Eleanor I see in my line is Lady Eleanor Beauchamp who was married to Sir Edmund Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset (he was my Great grandfather x 15).

If you need further help, please advise I may be able to help. Are you a descendant of the Somersets?
D-J Somerset

Re: Somersets in England

Posted: 7 Jan 2009 5:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I am a descendant of the Somersets. Catharine Evans, my 14th Great grandmother, was a great-great granddaughter of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester. I am looking to fill in the gaps between Catharine Evans, Henry Somerset, and Henry Somerset, and Henry Plantaganet Beaufort, and Henry Beaufort and King Edward III, his great-great grandson. Can anyone offer any assistance? Thanks!

Holly Allen

Re: Somersets in England

Posted: 7 Jan 2009 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
To Holly
With regard to your query, my family descend from Sir Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester who married (1)Margaret Courtney and (2)Elizabeth Browne - their children were, Anne Somerset, Lady Jane Somerset, Sir William Somerset (3rd Earl of Worcester- my ancestor).

Henry Somerset's family were (going backwards):
Father Sir Charles Somerset 1st Earl of Worcester
Mother Elizabeth Herbert

Henry Beaufort 2nd Duke of Somerset
Joan Hill

Sir Edmund Beaufort 1st Duke of Beaufort
Lady Eleanor Beauchamp

Sir John de Beaufort 1st Earl of Somerset
Lady Margaret de Holand

John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster
Katherine Roet

Edward III King of England
Phillipe de Hainault

Edward II King of England
Isabelle de France

Edward I King of England
Eleanor de Castilla

Henry III King of England
Eleanor de Provence

I will look at family tree to see if I can locate which child of Henry Somerset is related to Catharine Evans. Otherwise you might find info in Burkes Peerage or Debrett available at Libraries.

D. Somerset

Re: Somersets in England

Posted: 7 Jan 2009 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you! Catharine Evans is an ancestor of John Bevan, of Treverigg, Glamorganshire, Wales. This ancestry back to King Edward III is supposedly well-known, a book has been written about it, but I can't get a copy of the book, and can't fill in the gap between Catharine Evans and her great-great grandfather, Henry Somerset. All of the people mentioned are my ancestors, including John Bevan. Any information you or anyone else may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all!

Holly Allen

Re: Somersets in England

Posted: 8 Jan 2009 10:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Re Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester. He had a daughter Lucy Somerset and 5 other children. No issue from first wife and I have checked ancestry for the 4 children I know of - found no connections to a Catharine Evans or John Bevan.

D. Somerset

Re: Somersets in England

Posted: 8 Jan 2009 10:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Re Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester. He had a daughter Lucy Somerset and 5 other children. No issue from first wife and I have checked ancestry for the 4 children I know of - found no connections to a Catharine Evans or John Bevan.

D. Somerset
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