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Sir Charles Somerset

Tomb of Sir Charles Somerset, St.James' church, Bristol.
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Sir Charles Somerset (see biography and here), born 1535,
male-line descendant of Edward III (and hence of Henry II and the House of Plantagenet),
educ St. John's college, Cambridge, entered 1548,
mar 1570-72 to Eme Brayne [dau of Henry Brayne, widow of Giles Morgan],
knighted 1573,
she died 1590,
he died Mar 1599 [using [NJ] date format, note that at the time this was regarded as the end of 1598], age 64 yrs,
both bur St.James' church, Bristol,
had issue:

  1. Elizabeth Somerset, born est c.1572,
    mar Ratcliffe Gerard and had issue.

Description of tomb of Sir Charles Somerset, St.James' church, Bristol.
The inscription confirms the link to Gerard.
From The Archaeological Magazine of Bristol, Bath, South-Wales, and the South-western Counties, Vol.1, No.1, 1 May 1843, p.19.
See also p.180 and p.181 of A Popular History of Bristol by George Pryce, 1861.
See also p.180 of The history of Bristol by John Corry, 1816.

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