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Table showing the heirs female in remainder to the Crown, named in
the Will of Henry VIII. and the Devise of Edward VI.

 

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Queen Elizabeth, when she died in 1603, in the 70th year of her age, was the survivor of all these ladies.

The duchess of Suffolk, having been remarried to her servant Adrian Stock esquire, died in 1559.

The fate of the lady Jane is detailed in the present volume.

Her sister the lady Katharine, having been rejected by her betrothed husband the lord Herbert of Cardiff, secretly united herself to the earl of Hertford in 1561, and died a state prisoner in 1567. Her eldest descendant and representative is the duke of Buckingham and Chandos.

The lady Mary (following rather the example of her mother's alliance with Adrian Stock than the apparently more hazardous steps of her sisters,) demeaned herself by a secret match with Thomas Keyes the queen's serjeant porter in 1565, but her punishment was no less, for she was also a prisoner so long as her husband lived, that is, until 1571; she died, without issue, in 1578.

The lady Margaret was married in 1555, with queen Mary's sanction, to Henry lord Strange, afterwards the fourth earl of Derby, and died in 1596. Her eldest heir of blood is believed to be the earl of Jersey -- See "Royal Descents, a Genealogical List of the several persons entitled to Quarter the Arms of the Royal Houses of England. 1845." 4to.

Of the descendants of Margaret queen of Scots there were living in 1553: 1. her granddaughter Mary queen of Scots, then in her 11th year, and affianced to the Dauphin of France; 2. her daughter Margaret countess of Lennox, then in her 38th year; and 3. Henry lord Derneley, the elder son of the countess (afterwards married to the queen of Scots), then in his 8th year.

The claim of the queen of Scots, as coming of the elder sister, was not forgotten by the emperor, who attributed the French king's favour towards the proceedings in England to the circumstance of "monsieur le Dolphin having the daughter of Scotland," and consequently wishing to set aside the daughters of Henry VIII. Letter of the Commissioners at Brussels, 20 July.