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Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux

2nd Baron Vaux.
Portrait c. 1535-40 by Hans Holbein the Younger.
See full size. From here.
The original portrait was later cut to this irregular shape.
See detail and full size from here.
See other version from Tudor Place.

Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden (see here),
born 25th Apr 1509,
mar 1523 [her age 18, him age 14, the year his father died and he succeeded]
to Elizabeth Cheyne (or Cheney) [born 1505, descendant of Edward III, dau of his step-sister, no blood relation],
poet, author of The Aged Lover Renounceth Love (pub 1557),
bur Oct 1556, age 47 yrs,
had issue:

  1. William Vaux, 3rd Baron Vaux of Harrowden,
    born shortly before 14th Aug 1535.

2nd Baron Vaux.
Portrait c. 1536 by Hans Holbein the Younger.
(Left) From Tudor Place.
(Right) From here.

Elizabeth Cheyne (or Cheney).
Portrait c. 1536 by Hans Holbein the Younger.
From Tudor Place.
See other version from here.

Elizabeth Cheyne (or Cheney).
From Tudor Place.

"The harbinger of death,
To me I see him ride;
The cough, the cold, the gasping breath,
Doth bid me to provide
My keepers knit the knot
That youth did laugh to scorn,
Of me that clean shall be forgot
As I had not been born."

- The 2nd Baron Vaux, ensuring that he would not be forgotten.

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