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Biography of Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654

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1608 Masque of Beauty

1610 Tethy's Festival Masque


Family Trees

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Ancestry

In 1585 Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 was born to Gilbert Talbot 7th Earl Shrewsbury, 7th Earl Waterford 1552-1616 (32) and Mary Cavendish Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1556-1632 (28) at Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire

Before 1607 Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk 1586-1646 (20) and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (21) were married (he was her third-cousin). Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (21) by marriage Countess Arundel (Sussex) , Earl Surrey (3C 1483) .

In 1607 James Howard 1607-1624 was born to Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk 1586-1646 (20) and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (22) .

Masque of Beauty

On 10 Jan 1608 the Ben Johnson 1572-1637 Masque of Beauty was performed at the Banqueting House to celebrate the completion of its refurburbishment. James VI King Scotland I King England Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (41) attended.
The performers included:
Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland, England and Ireland 1574-1619 (33)
Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (23)
Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford 1580-1657 (28)
Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby 1575-1627 (32)
Susan Vere Countess Montgomery 1587-1628 (20)
Lettice Perrot Baroness Chichester 1560-1620 (48)
Audrey Shelton 1568-1624
Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor 1575-1654 (33)
Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (17)
Elizabeth Barkham Baronetess Garrard 1593-1632 (15)
Elizabeth Somerset 1590-1625 (18)
Elizabeth Cecil 1578-1646 (30)
Mary Neville 7th Baroness Bergavenny, 3rd Baroness Despencer 1554-1626 (54)
Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor 1575-1654 (33)
Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 (33)

On 15 Aug 1608 Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel, 5th Earl Surrey, 2nd Earl Norfolk 1608-1652 was born to Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk 1586-1646 (22) and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (23) .

Tethy's Festival Masque

On 05 Jun 1610 the Tethy's Festival Masque was performed at Whitehall Palace, Westminster to celebrate the the investiture of Prince Frederick (16) as Prince of Wales.The script was written by Samuel Daniel at the request of the Queen (35) , who appeared in person as Tethys a goddess of the sea. Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652 (36) designed the staging and scenery.
Prince Charles (9) took the part of Zephyrus,
Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia 1596-1662 (13) appeared as the companion or daughter of Tethys, the "Nymph of Thames",
Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 (35) took the part of the "Nymph of Trent",
Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (25) as "Nymph of Arun"
Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby 1575-1627 (34) as "Nymph of Derwent",
Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset 1590-1632 (20) as "Nymph of Lee",
Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (20) as "Nymph of Air",
Susan Vere Countess Montgomery 1587-1628 (23) as "Nymph of Severn",
Elizabeth Radclyffe -1618 as "Nymph of Rother",
Elizabeth Talbot Countess Kent 1582-1651 (28) as "Nymph of Medway",
Four sisters, daughters of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester 1550-1628 (60) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester 1546- , danced as the rivers of Monmouthshire:
Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor 1575-1654 (35) the "Nymph of Usk"
Katherine Somerset Baroness Petre 1575-1625 (35) the "Nymph of Olwy"
Elizabeth Somerset 1590-1625 (20) the "Nymph of Dulesse" (Dulas), and
Mary Wintour the "Nymph of Wye".

After 07 Feb 1612 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia 1596-1662 (15) .Elizabeth's standing collar of reticella is worked with the Royal coat of arms with its lion and unicorn supporters. She wears a gown of Italian silk brocade. The black armband is thought to be a sign of mourning for her brother Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (17) who died on 07 Feb 1612.

Around 1644 . William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (32) . Portrait of Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652 (70) .

Around 1757 William Hogarth 1697-1764 (59) . Portrait of Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652 . The portrait was commissioned by Edward Littleton MP 4th Baronet 1727-1812 (30) when he was refurbishing his house Teddesley Hall, Penkridge, Staffordshire .

On 30 Nov 1614 William Howard 1st Viscount Stafford 1614-1680 was born to Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk 1586-1646 (28) and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (29)

On 08 May 1616 Gilbert Talbot 7th Earl Shrewsbury, 7th Earl Waterford 1552-1616 (63) died . His daughter Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (31) succeeded as 13th Baron Furnivall (1C 1295) , 17th Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309) , 14th Baron Talbot (1C 1331) . His brother Edward Talbot 8th Earl Shrewsbury, 8th Earl Waterford 1561-1617 (55) succeeded as 8th Earl Shrewsbury (2C 1442) , 8th Earl Waterford .

On Apr 1632 Mary Cavendish Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1556-1632 (76) died .

In 1644 Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk 1586-1646 (57) was created 1st Earl Norfolk (5C 1644) . Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (59) by marriage Countess Norfolk (5C 1644) .

On 04 Oct 1646 Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk 1586-1646 (60) died . His son Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel, 5th Earl Surrey, 2nd Earl Norfolk 1608-1652 (38) succeeded as 22nd Earl Arundel (Sussex) , 5th Earl Surrey (3C 1483) , 2nd Earl Norfolk (5C 1644) , 12th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330) , 12th Baron Arundel (1C 1377) . Elizabeth Stewart Countess Arundel, Countess Norfolk 1610-1674 (36) by marriage Countess Arundel (Sussex) , Earl Norfolk (5C 1644) , Earl Norfolk (5C 1644) .

On 03 Jun 1654 Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey, Countess Norfolk 1585-1654 (69) died . Her grandson Thomas Howard 5th Duke Norfolk 1627-1677 (27) succeeded as 14th Baron Furnivall (1C 1295) , 18th Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309) , 15th Baron Talbot (1C 1331) .

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Talbot

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 22 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 13 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Gilbert Talbot 7th Earl Shrewsbury, 7th Earl Waterford 1552-1616 Great x 6 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


GrandFather: George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 Great x 5 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford 1500-1560 Great x 4 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 Great x 3 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 Great x 5 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Catherine Stafford Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford Great x 2 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Hastings Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford Great x 3 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 Great x 9 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings 1442-1503 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandMother: Mary Dacre 1502-1538 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 Great x 6 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 Great x 5 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Mabel Parr Baroness Dacre Gilsland -1508 Great x 8 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Greystoke Baroness Dacre Gilsland Great x 4 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Greystoke 1443-1483 Great x 3 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey 1448-1472 Great x 3 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


GrandMother: Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1525-1567 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 Great x 4 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: George Manners 11th Baron Ros Helmsley 1470-1513 Great x 6 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Manners 1447-1495


Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Ros Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne St Leger Baroness Ros Helmsley 1476-1526 Great x 3 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 Great x 6 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne York Duchess Exeter 1439-1476 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandMother: Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551


Great x 2 GrandFather: William Paston 1479-1554


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Paston 1444-1504


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margery Brewes -1495


Great x 2 GrandMother: Bridget Heydon 1485-1554


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Heydon 1440-1504


Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Boleyn 1440-1509


Mother: Mary Cavendish Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1556-1632


GrandFather: William Cavendish 1505-1557


Great GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish 1472-1524


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish 1430-1477


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Cavendish 1402-1433


Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Staventon


Great x 2 GrandMother: Catherine Scudamore 1434-1489


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Scudamore 1383-1434


Great GrandMother: Alice Smith 1478-1515


GrandMother: Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1527-1608


Great GrandFather: John Hardwick -1528


Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Leeke 1497-1556


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Leeke of Hasland 1458-1523


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Leeke of Lakeford 1418-1456


Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Vaux 1465-


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Vaux of Harrowden 1436-1471