The Tudor Family Tree
Written and researched by Margaret [Knight] Sypniewska

Tudor Fychan of Pemmynyid (d. 1367),
son of Goronwy ap Tudor (e. 1331). Tudor married
Margaret, Daughter of Thomas ap Llewellyn, Lord of Iscoed.
Maredudd (Meredith) ap Tudor marrried
Margaret Fychan, daughter of David Fychan,
Lord of Anglesey and Nest.
Owem Tudor's Coat of Arms

Owen Tudor (Owain ap Meredith) (b. 1400) was
executed on February 2, 1461, after his imprisonment
in Newgate Prison. Owen was married twice.
His second wife was Queen Catherine of
France (House of Valois). Catherine was the widow
of Henry V (1413-1422), and daughter
of Charles VI, the King of France. This is the
first "royal" connection in the Tudor family.
Edmund Tudor (1430-1456)was the Earl of Richmond,
married (2) Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443-1509),
daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Somerset (1403-1444),
grand-daughter of Edward III (1327-1377).
and Margaret (d. 1482), daughter of John Beauchamp
Henry VII was born July 28, 1457, and died
April 22, 1509.
HENRY VII, king of England, was the founder of the
Tudor dynasty.
On his motherís side Henry belonged to the illegitimate
branch of the house of Lancaster, being descended from
John of Gaunt and Catherine Swineford, and it was only in
the absence of nearer heirs that he was accepted as the
representative of that house. Henry was the King of England
(1485-1509), and the Earl of Richmond. He married
Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), daughter of
Edward IV (142-1483).
Their Children of were:

1. Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Arthur was born
on September 20, 1486. Arthur married Catherine of Aragon,
in 1501. Catherine was born December 16, 1485, and died
January 6, 1536. This marriage had no issue.

2. Margaret Tudor (1489-1541) married (1) James IV.
James was born March 17, 1472. His parents were James III
(146-1488) and Margaret of Denmark. His maternal
grand-father was Christian I of Denmark. James IV died,
on September 9, 1513, at the Battle of Flodden.
He was King of the Scots. They had a son James V (1512-1542)
of Scotland. They divorced in 1527. Margaret then married
(2) Archibald Douglas (d. 1557), Sixth Earl
of Angus. They had a daughter Margaret Douglas.

3. Edmund Tudor was born February 20, 1498, and died in
January 1499.

4. Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491. and died in 1547.
After the death of his brother Arthur, Henry became the new Prince of
Wales, Duke of York, King of Ireland, King of England.

5. Elizabeth Tudor was born n July 2, 1492, and died September 14,

6. Mary Tudor (1496-1533)was married, in 1514, to Louis XII (1462-1515).
Louis became King of France in 1498. Mary married (2) Charles
, Duke of Suffolk (1485-1545). Mary died June 26, 1533.
Charles died August 14, 1545. Charles and Mary had a daughter
Frances Brandon.


Henry VIII (1509-1547), Prince of Wales, Duke of
York, King of Ireland, King of England.Henry married:

.....(1)Catharine of Aragon (1485-1536), his brother's widow,
on June 11, 1509. Catharine was the daughter of Ferdinand and
Isabella of Spain. Henry and Catharine had one daughter -
Mary Tudor (Mary I).

Catherine and Henry divorced on May 23, 1533 .

.....(2)Anne Boleyn (1501-1536), was the daughter of Thomas
Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard. Henry married Anne on January 25,

Anne and Henry had two living children:

......a son was born and died on January 29, 1535/6.
......Elizabeth Tudor (Elizabeth I).

Anne was beheaded for adultery on May 19, 1536. Many
historians think this was Anne's birthday.

......(3)Jane Seymour (1508-1537), the daughter of Sir John Seymour,
married Henry on May 20, 1536. Only one day after Anne's murder.
Jane and Henry had one child - Edward Tudor/Edward VI (1537-1553).
Jane died in childbirth. Some say this marriage was cursed because of
Henry's ill treatment of Anne and Catherine, thus Jane's death and
her son's early death at age sixteen (16) years of age.

......(4)Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, married Henry VIII on January 6, 1539. Their marriage was annulled. Mostly because Henry did not like her appearance. Forgetting full-well that he was not much of a prize by this time himself. Many historians think that Anne of Cleves purposely made herself unappealing, because she did not want to be beheaded by the known tyrant Henry VIII. In fact, many women would not marry him after he beheaded Anne Boleyn, thus the two years to re-marry.

....................(5)Catherine Howard (1525-1542) was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard. Catherine and Henry married on August 8, 1540. Katherine was Anne Boleyn's cousin. Catherine was beheaded for adultery at age seventeen (17), on February 13, 1542.

....................(6)Katherine Paar (1512-1548)was the daughter of Sir Thomas Paar. Katherine married two old men before Henry. Katherine and Henry married on JUly 12, 1543. She was extremely licky to have outlived Henry VIII. Katherine Paar helped raise his children. They had no issue.

The Children of Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII:

...............James was born on February 21, 1501, and died February 27, 1507/8.

...............Arthur was born October 20, 1509, and died on July 14, 1510.

...............James V, King of Scotland (1512-1542) was born on April 10, 1512, and died December 14, 1542. James V married (1) Madeline de Valois (1520- 1537), on January 1, 1537. Madeline was the daughter of Francis I (1499-1547), King of France. Madeline died of tuberculosis in July 1537, at age 16. There was no issue of this marriage. James V's second wife (2) was Mary of Guise (1515-1560), daughter of Claude I of Guise, Lorraine, and Duke of Aumale; and Antoinette de Bourbon, and widow of Louis of Orleans, Duke of Longueville (d. 1537).

...............Margaret Douglas (1515-1578), daughter of Margaret Tudor and Archibald Douglas (b. 1489), married Matthew Stewart, the earl of Lennox (1516-1571). Matthew was murdered in 1571.

The Children of Henry VIII Tudor:

...............(1)Mary Tudor/Mary I (1526-1558) married Phillip II (1527-1598), King of Spain in 1556, and King of Portugal in 1580. Phillip was the son of Charles I (1550-1588), who became the King of Spain in 1516. There was no issue of this marriage. Philip had a son by his first wife (Charles (1545-1568); his third wife (Isabella (1566-1633). Philip's fourth wife gave him three sons: Ferdinand (1571-1578), Diego (1575-1582), and Phillip III (1578-1621).

...............(2)Elizabeth Tudor/Elizabeth I (1533-1603). Never married.

...............(3)Edward Tudor/Edward VI (1539-1553). Never married.

The Children of Mary Tudor:

...............Henry, Earl of Lincoln, was born on March 11, 1516, and died March 8, 1534.

...............Frances Brandon (1517-1559) was born on July 16, 1517, and died November 21, 1559. Frances married Henry Grey, 3rd Marquess of Dorset, and later duke of Suffolk (1517-1554). Henry was beheaded on February 23, 1554. Then Frances married Adrian Stokes.
...............Eleanor (1520-1547) married Henry Clifford (d. 1569), the Earl of Cumberland.

The Children of Lady Margaret Douglas and Matthew Stewart:

...............(1)Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley (1545-1567), Duke of Albany. Henry was murdered in 1567.

...............(3)Charles Stuart, 5th Earl of Lennox (1555-1576) married Elizabeth (d. 1582), daughter of William Cavendish. Their daughter was Arabella Stewart (1575-1615), who married William Seymour (1588-1660), the Duke of Somerset.

The Children of James V:

...............James was born May 22, 1540, and died in 1540.

...............Arthur was born and died in 1541. He lived only a few days after his birth.

...............Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1589), was born on December 7/8, 1542. Mary was the daughter of James V (1542-1567) and Mary of Guise (1515-1560). Mary married her cousin Francis II (1544-1560) on April 29, 1558. There were no children by their marriage. She then married Henry Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany and Earl of Ross, on July 29, 1565. Their son was James I of England. Mary was queen at age 6 days, and Mary was the only legitimate heir of her father. Darnley was murdered on February 10, 1566. Mary married (3) the 4th Earl of Bothwell on May 15, 1567. He was then created the Duke of Orkney (1536-1578). Mary, the Queen of Scots abdicated her throne on July 24, 1567, and she was executed by order of Elizabeth I for being a conspirator in the murder of Henry Lord Darnley.

...............Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney was born to a mistress of James V.

...............John Stewart, was the son of James V's mistress, Elizabeth Carmichael.

...............James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, was son of Elizabeth Carmichael.

The Children of Frances Brandon:

...............Lady Jane Grey was born in October 1537. She was Queen of England after the death of Edward VI, in 1553. She was deposed on July 19, 1553, and beheaded on February 12, 1553. Her only crime was that she was a Protestant. Her cousin Mary I had her murdered, even though Jane Grey's grand-mother was Mary Tudor, sister of Mary's father, Henry VIII. Lady Jane was forced to marry Lord Guilford Dudley (1536-1554). They were both executed by Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

...............Katherine Grey, Jane's sister, married (1) Henry Lord Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pambroke, on May 21, 1553. Her (2) husband was Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford. They were married on December 2, 1560. Katherine died in the Tower of London on January 26, 1567. Her only heir was Lady Kinloss.

...............Mary Grey married in August 1565 to Thomas Keyes. From their line came the Lord Keyes.


James I was born on June 19, 1566, and died March 27, 1625. He was King of Scotland (as James IV) from June 24, 1567; and King of England (as James I) from March 24, 1603. James I/James IV was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry, Lord Darnley. James married Anne of Denmark (1574-1618), the daughter of Frederick II of Denmark and Norway.

The Children of James I and his wife Anne were:

............Henry Frederick (1594-1612)

............Charles I (1600-executed in 1649) married Henrietta Maria (1609-1660), daughter of Henry IV of France and Navarre, and Mary Medici (1573-1642). Her maternal grand-father was Francis, Grand Duke of Tuscany.


............a son

............Elizabeth married Frederick V, Elector of Palatinate and King of Bohemia. Elizabeth is the mother of the English Hanoverian line.




The Children of Charles I (1639-1685) were:

.............Charles II, King of England in 1660, married Catherine (1638-1705), daughter of John IV, King of Portugal.

.............Mary (1631-1660) married William II (1626-1630), Prince of Orange.

.............James III (1633-1701), King of England in 1685, and deposed in 1689. James married (1) Mary Hyde (1637-1671), daughter of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, in 1639. (2) Mary d' Este (1658-1718), daughter of Alfonso IV, Duke of Modena.

.............Henry (1640-1660), Duke of Gloucester.

.............Henrietta (1644-1670) married Philip (1640-1701), the Duke of Orleans In 1661.

Charles II (1660-1685)son of Charles I, married Catherine of Braganza (d. 1705), a Catholic. This is the Jacobite Catholic Line. They had no children.


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