de Vere (family name)

Dictionary of National Biography lists de Veres, Earls of Oxford from 1142 to 1703; family name deriv. Ver, nr. Bayeux; fnd. in England by Aubrey (Albericus) de Vere, taking estates of Wulfwine in Essex; seat at Castle Hedingham; blue boar [verres]; Vero nil verius.

Aubrey de Vere (d.1141)

Aubrey de Vere, 1st Earl of Oxford (d.1194), supported Queen Maud and created Earl of Oxford.

Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford (1362-1392), bosom friend of Richard II, created Duke of Ireland, Marquis of Dublin, 1385, and Duke of Dublin, 1386; excercised regal powers through Sir John Stanley 1385-88; divorced, later annulled; charged with treason, 1387; marched on London and deserted by trioops at Whitney, escaped to Paris and setled at Louvain, 1389; died in boar-hunt; rebur. by Richard at Earl’s Colne, essex, 1395.

Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl (?1340-1400); accom. Black Prince to Acquitaine.

John de Vere, 12th Earl (?1408-1462), executed for part in Lancastrian rising.

John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford (1443-1513), helped restore Henry VI, fought at Bosworth Field, and entertained henry VII at Castle Hedingham.

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), quarrelled with Sir Philip Sydney and disgraced at court for his temper.

Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford (1593-1625)

Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl (1626-1703)

Aubrey de Vere, 1626-1703.

Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford (d.1703), last of the line, fought at the Boyne for William.

Sir Aubrey de Vere [also Vere], 2nd Baronet (1788-1846), published historical dramas and The Song of Faith (1842).

Sir Francis Vere (1560-1609), soldier in Holland; and his br. Sir Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury, governor of Utrecht, 1618, seige of Maastricht, &c.

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