Biography of Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703
On 28 Feb 1627 Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 was born to [his father] Robert Vere 19th Earl Oxford 1575-1632 (51) and [his mother] Beatrice Van Hemmema Countess Oxford.
John Evelyn's Diary 1662 January. 09 Jan 1662. I saw acted "The Third Part of the Siege of Rhodes." In this acted the fair and famous comedian called Roxalana from the part she performed; and I think it was the last, she being taken to be the Earl of Oxford's (34) Miss [Note. Probably [his future wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719] (as at this time they began to call lewd women). It was in recitative music.
John Evelyn's Diary 1663 January. 21 Jan 1663. Dined at Mr. Treasurer's, of the Household, Sir Charles Berkeley's (33), where were the Earl of Oxford (35), Lord Bellassis (48), Lord Gerard, Sir Andrew Scrope, Sir William Coventry (35), Dr. Fraser, Mr. Windham, and others.
John Evelyn's Diary 1663 August. 20 Aug 1663. I dined at the Comptroller's [of the Household] with the Earl of Oxford (36) and Mr. Ashburnham; it was said it should be the last of the public diets, or tables, at Court, it being determined to put down the old hospitality, at which was great murmuring, considering his Majesty's (33) vast revenue and the plenty of the nation. Hence, I went to sit in a Committee, to consider about the regulation of the Mint at the Tower; in which some small progress was made.
John Evelyn's Diary 1666 October. 18 Oct 1666. To Court. It being the first time his Majesty (36) put himself solemnly into the Eastern fashion of vest, changing doublet, stiff collar, bands and cloak, into a comely dress, after the Persian mode, with girdles or straps, and shoestrings and garters into buckles, of which some were set with precious stones resolving never to alter it, and to leave the French mode, which had hitherto obtained to our great expense and reproach. Upon which, divers courtiers and gentlemen gave his Majesty (36) gold by way of wager that he would not persist in this resolution. I had sometime before presented an invective against that unconstancy, and our so much affecting the French fashion, to his Majesty (36); in which I took occasion to describe the comeliness and usefulness of the Persian clothing, in the very same manner his Majesty (36) now clad himself. This pamphlet I entitled "Tyrannus, or the Mode," and gave it to the King (36) to read. I do not impute to this discourse the change which soon happened, but it was an identity that I could not but take notice of.
This night was acted my Lord Broghill's (45) tragedy, called "Mustapha," before their Majesties (36) [Note. and Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 (27)] at Court, at which I was present; very seldom going to the public theatres for many reasons now, as they were abused to an atheistical liberty; foul and indecent women now (and never till now) permitted to appear and act, who inflaming several young noblemen and gallants, became their misses, and to some, their wives. Witness the Earl of Oxford (39), Sir R. Howard (40), Prince Rupert (46), the Earl of Dorset (44), and another greater person than any of them, who fell into their snares, to the reproach of their noble families, and ruin of both body and soul. I was invited by my Lord Chamberlain (21) to see this tragedy, exceedingly well written, though in my mind I did not approve of any such pastime in a time of such judgments and calamities.
John Evelyn's Diary 1670 August. 28 Aug 1670. One of the Canons preached; then followed the offering of the Knights of the Order, according to custom; first the poor Knights, in procession, then, the Canons in their formalities, the Dean and Chancellor, then his Majesty (40) (the Sovereign), the Duke of York (36), Prince Rupert (50); and, lastly, the Earl of Oxford (43), being all the Knights that were then at Court.
I dined with the Treasurer (40), and consulted with him what pieces I was to add; in the afternoon the King (40) took me aside into the balcony over the terrace, extremely pleased with what had been told him I had begun, in order to his commands, and enjoining me to proceed vigorously in it. He told me he had ordered the Secretaries of State to give me all necessary assistance of papers and particulars relating to it and enjoining me to make it a LITTLE KEEN, for that the Hollanders had very unhandsomely abused him in their pictures, books, and libels.
Windsor was now going to be repaired, being exceedingly ragged and ruinous. Prince Rupert (50), the Constable, had begun to trim up the keep or high round Tower, and handsomely adorned his hall with furniture of arms, which was very singular, by so disposing the pikes, muskets, pistols, bandoleers, holsters, drums, back, breast, and headpieces, as was very extraordinary. Thus, those huge steep stairs ascending to it had the walls invested with this martial furniture, all new and bright, so disposing the bandoleers, holsters, and drums, as to represent festoons, and that without any confusion, trophy-like. From the hall we went into his bedchamber, and ample rooms hung with tapestry, curious and effeminate pictures, so extremely different from the other, which presented nothing but war and horror.
The King (40) passed most of his time in hunting the stag, and walking in the park, which he was now planting with rows of trees.
On 12 Apr 1673 Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 (46) and [his wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719 were married. [his wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719 by marriage Countess Oxford 2C 1141.
On 12 Mar 1703 Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 (76) died.
In 1719 [his former wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719 died.
[his daughter] Henrietta Vere was born to Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 and [his former wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719.
[his daughter] Mary Vere was born to Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 and [his former wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719.
[his daughter] Charlotte Vere was born to Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 and [his former wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719.
[his son] Charles Vere was born to Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 and [his former wife] Diana Kirke Countess Oxford -1719.
[his father] Robert Vere 19th Earl Oxford 1575-1632 and [his mother] Beatrice Van Hemmema Countess Oxford were married. [his mother] Beatrice Van Hemmema Countess Oxford by marriage Countess Oxford 2C 1141.
Paternal Family Tree: Vere
Kings Wessex: Great x 23 Grand Son of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858
Kings Gwynedd: Great x 16 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170
Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 19 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth 880-950
Kings Powys: Great x 17 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132
Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214
Kings Franks: Great x 13 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180
Kings France: Great x 14 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137
Father: Robert Vere 19th Earl Oxford 1575-1632 8 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
GrandFather: Hugh Vere 7 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great GrandFather: Aubrey Vere 6 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 2 GrandFather: John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 5 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 3 GrandFather: John Vere 1433-1480 4 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Colbroke
Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford 11 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England
Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Trussell 1478-1499
Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Donne 1480- 10 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England
Great GrandMother: Margaret Spring
Great x 2 GrandFather: John Spring -1547
Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Spring 1474-1523
Great x 2 GrandMother: Dorothy Waldegrave
Great x 3 GrandFather: William Waldegrave
GrandMother: Eleanor Walsh
Mother: Beatrice Van Hemmema Countess Oxford