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Katherine Carew

Female Abt 1500 - 1565  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Katherine Carew  [1
    Born Abt 1500  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Jul 1565  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I27829  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2020 

    Father Edmund Carew,   b. Between 1461 and 1464, of Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1513, Thérouanne, Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Katherine Huddesfield,   d. Aft 9 Jun 1528 
    Married Bef 16 Jan 1479  [1
    Family ID F4028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Philip Champernoun,   b. Abt 1479,   d. 2 Aug 1545, Modbury, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Joan Champernoun,   d. 15 May 1553
    +2. Katherine Champernoun,   d. 1594
     3. Jane Champernoun
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F16613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Astley,   b. of Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jul 1595 
    Married Abt 1545  [2, 3
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F16916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Many sources, including the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, have her as a daughter of Philip Champernoun, but Brice Claggett (citation details below) and Neil P. Thompson argued convincingly that he has to have been, instead, her first husband, after whom she married John Astley.

      As "Kat" Champernoun she was governess to the young Lady Elizabeth and, in the words of Brice Clagett (citation details below), "is credited with providing her with the foundation of her excellent education. On Elizabeth's accession in 1558 Kat, now Mrs. Astley, became chief gentlewoman of the privy chamber, and was one of the Queen's closest confidantes until her death in 1565."

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    2. [S4046] Brice Clagett, 25 Oct 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    4. [S4046] Brice Clagett, 25 Oct 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., year only.