Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


Our common ancestors - English Royal family - Contents

John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset

John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (see here),
born 1373.
Natural son of John of Gaunt. Though his parents later married in 1396.
He mar 1397 to Margaret Holland [descendant of Edward I and of Aoife Mac Murrough].
His legitimate half-brother Henry IV became King in 1399.
He died 1410.
1st Earl and Margaret had issue:

  1. John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset,
    born 1404,
    died 1444,
    title extinct, re-created for brother,
    had issue:

    1. Margaret Beaufort,
      mar 1455 to Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and had issue (House of Tudor).

  2. Joan Beaufort,
    born c.1404.
    She mar 1stly, 1424, to James I, King of Scotland and had issue.
    She mar 2ndly to Sir James Stewart and had issue.

  3. Edmund Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, born 1406.
    Title re-created 1448 after brother's death.

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