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Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester



Tomb of 2nd Earl and his wife Elizabeth Browne, St Mary's Church, Chepstow.
Photo 2010. See full size. From here.
See also here.


  
Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester (see here), born c.1496.
He mar 2ndly, pre-1527, to Elizabeth Browne [descendant of Edward III].
He died 1549, age c.53 yrs.
He was bur St Mary's Church, Chepstow, Wales.
Elizabeth died 1565.
She was bur at Chepstow with husband.
2nd Earl had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. Sir Charles Somerset,
    born 1535.

    Note: In an older version of this tree, I incorrectly had him as son of 4th Earl.
    This error came from GERARD in [Burkes Extinct] which incorrectly had him as son of "Edward, Earl of Worcester".






Tomb of 2nd Earl and his wife Elizabeth Browne, St Mary's Church, Chepstow.
Photo 2010. See full size. From here.
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The cuckold in the Plantagenet / Somerset line

  

Research into the DNA of Richard III has revealed that the Y chromosomes of the descendants of the 5th Duke of Beaufort do not match the Y chromosome of Richard III (as they should).
Hence at some point in the line above, one of the men was cuckolded and raised a son that was not his.
This could be at any point in the line. Maybe in the future more Y chromosome samples will narrow it down.
Graphic from Daily Mail.
Original in Supplementary Figures in Nature paper.
See tree by Ed Mann.





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