Margery Golding

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Margery Golding, Countess of Oxford, (c. 1526 – 2 December 1568) was the second wife of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford, the mother of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and the half-sister of Arthur Golding, the English translator.


Her mother died on 27 November 1527, and her father remarried Ursula Marston (d. 1564), the daughter of William Marston of Horton, Epsom, Surrey leading to seven younger half-siblings. Among these was Arthur Golding, a useful translator of the late Renaissance of otherwise Latin-only Classical texts.[1]

She was born circa 1526, in Belchamp St Paul, the third child and the first daughter to Sir John Golding and his first wife, Elizabeth Tonge/Hammond, the daughter of Thomas Tonge and the widow of Reginald Hammond.