Thomas de Vere, 8th Earl of Oxford

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Thomas de Vere, 8th Earl of Oxford
The keep, Hedingham Castle in winter.jpg
Hedingham Castle, Essex, seat of the Earls of Oxford
Bornc. 1335
Died12 – 18 September 1371
Great Bentley, Essex
Noble familyDe Vere
Spouse(s)Maud de Ufford
FatherJohn de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford
MotherMaud de Badlesmere

Thomas de Vere, 8th Earl of Oxford (c. 1336 – September 1371) was the second son of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford, and Maud de Badlesmere. He was predeceased by his elder brother, Sir John Vere of Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, who married Elizabeth de Courtenay, the daughter of Hugh de Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon, and died before 23 June 1350 without issue.[1]

Thomas took part in several of the military campaigns of Edward III. He married, probably about 24 July 1341, Maud de Ufford, daughter and heir of Sir Ralph de Ufford and Maud of Lancaster, the daughter of Henry of Lancaster, grandson of King Henry III.[1] After Thomas’s death, his widow was indicted for involvement in a plot against King Henry IV, but was later pardoned. When Thomas died in 1371, he was succeeded by his only son, Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford.


  1. ^ a b Richardson IV 2011, p. 268.


  • Cokayne, George Edward (1916). The Complete Peerage, edited by H.A. Doubleday. IV. London: St. Catherine Press.
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. IV (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1460992709

Peerage of England
Preceded by
John de Vere
Earl of Oxford
Succeeded by
Robert de Vere