Person:William Somerset (4)

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William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester
m. 1527
  1. Lady Lucy Somerset1523 - 1581/2
  2. William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester1527 - 1589
  3. Thomas Somerset1530 - 1587
  4. Joan Somerset - 1597
  5. Charles Somerset
  6. Anne Somerset, Countess of Northumberland1538 - 1596
  7. Francis Somerset - 1547
  8. Lady Eleanor Somerset - bef 1586
  • HWilliam Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester1527 - 1589
  • WChristiana North1528 - aft 1563/4
m. 29 Jan 1550
  1. Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcesterbef 1568 - 1627/28
Facts and Events
Name William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester
Gender Male
Birth? 1527 Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Marriage 29 Jan 1550 to Christiana North
Death? 21 Feb 1589 London, London, EnglandHouse By St John?
Burial[1] Church of St Cadoc, Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales


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William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester, KG (c. 1526 – 21 February 1589) was born before 1526 to Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester and his second wife Elizabeth Browne.

On 26 November 1549, he succeeded his father and became the 3rd Earl of Worcester. Before 19 May 1550, Worcester married Christian North. She was a daughter of Edward North, 1st Baron North and his wife Alice Squire. They were parents to three children:

Worcester supported Lady Jane Grey in 1553. He was invested as Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1570. William Somerset died at his house Hackney on 21 February 1589 and was buried in the Church of St Cadoc, Raglan, Monmouthshire.

He was a patron of the arts, and sponsored - among others - the eminent Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn.

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References
  1. William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.