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Biography of Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698

1644 Battle of Cropredy Bridge


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After 1598 Edward Coke 1552-1634 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire were married.

Before 1634 Gilbert Jackson 1595-1648. Portrait of Edward Coke 1552-1634.

In 1614 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (26) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire were married.

On 29 Sep 1617 John Villiers 1st Viscount Purbeck 1591-1658 (26) and Frances Coke Viscountess Purbeck 1602-1645 (15) were married.

In 1623 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt 1566-1641 (56). Portrait of Frances Coke Viscountess Purbeck 1602-1645 (20).

In 1621 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (33) was created 1st Baron Howard Charlton Wiltshire. Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire by marriage Baroness Howard Charlton Wiltshire.

In 1625 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (37) was appointed 422nd Knight Garter: Charles I.

On Jan 1626 Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 was born to Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (38) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire.

On 07 Feb 1626 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (38) was created 1st Earl Berkshire (2C 1626). Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire by marriage Countess Berkshire (2C 1626).

Battle of Cropredy Bridge

On 29 Jun 1644 the Battle of Cropredy Bridge was fought near Banbury.
Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 (18) fought.

On 04 Jun 1645 Frances Coke Viscountess Purbeck 1602-1645 (42) died.

On 08 Feb 1650 Conyers Darcy 2nd Earl Holderness 1622-1692 (28) and Frances Howard 1627-1670 (23) were married.

Before 1658. Robert Walker 1599-1658. Portrait of Conyers Darcy 2nd Earl Holderness 1622-1692.

In 1658 Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 (31) was imprisoned at Windsor Castle.

Before 16 Jun 1659 Henry Winchcombe 1st Baronet Winchcombe 1642-1667 and Frances Howard Baronetess Winchcombe -1707 were married. Frances Howard Baronetess Winchcombe -1707 by marriage Lady Winchcombe of Bucklebury in Berkshire.

On 16 Jul 1669 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (81) died. His Son Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire 1615-1679 (54) succeeded 2nd Earl Berkshire (2C 1626). Dorothy Savage Countess Berkshire by marriage Countess Berkshire (2C 1626).

In 1670 Frances Howard 1627-1670 (43) died.

In 1671 Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 (44) was appointed Secretary to the Treasury.

In 1673 Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 (46) was appointed Auditor of the Exchequer.

In 1674 Frances Villiers 1624-1674 (49) died at Calais.

In 1679 Mary Howard 1616-1679 (63) died.

On 04 Feb 1679 Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 (53) was elected MP Castle Rising which seat he represented until Jun 1698 bar 1685.

On Apr 1679 Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire 1615-1679 (64) died. His Brother Thomas Howard 3rd Earl Berkshire 1619-1706 (59) succeeded 3rd Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).

On 19 Sep 1682 Anne Howard 1650-1682 (32) died.

John Evelyn's Diary 1684 May. 10 May 1684. I went to visite my brother in Surrey. Call'd by the way at Ashtead, where Sr Rob Howard (58) (Auditor of the Exchequer) entertain'd me very civilly at his new built house, which stands in a Park on the Downe, the avenue South ; tho' downe hill to the house, which is not greate, but with the outhouses very convenient. The stairecase is painted by Verrio (48) with the storie of Astrea; amongst other figures is the Picture of the Painter himselfe, and not unlike him ; the rest is well done, onely the columns did not at all please me ; there is also Sir Robert's own Picture in an oval ; the whole in fresca. The place has this greate defect, that there is no water but what is drawn up by horses from a very deepe well.

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 Feb. 16 Feb 1685. I din'd at Sr' Rob' Howard's (59), Auditor of the Exchequer, a gentleman pretending to all manner of arts and sciences, for which he had ben the subject of Comedy, under the name of Sir Positive; not ill-natur'd, but insufferably boasting. He was sonn to the late Earl of Berkshire.

In 1689 John Darcy 1659-1689 (30) died.

Around 1670 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (65). Portrait of either John Darcy 1659-1689 (11) or Robert Darcy 3rd Earl Holderness 1681-1721.

In 1689 Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 (62) was appointed Privy Council.

On 03 Sep 1698 Robert Howard Playwright 1626-1698 (72) died. He was buried at Westminster Abbey.

Around 1747. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. View across the River Thames to Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall.

1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster Abbey with a procession of Knights of the Bath. St Margaret's Church adjacent with the flag.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster from near the Terrace of Somerset House, Strand In the distance the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Bridge.

Around 1801. Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820 (62). Milkmaids in St James' Park, St James' with Westminster Abbey Beyond.

In 1701 Dorothy Howard 1651-1701 (50) died.

On 12 Apr 1706 Thomas Howard 3rd Earl Berkshire 1619-1706 (86) died. His Great-Nephew Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire, 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 (20) succeeded 4th Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).

In 1707 Charles Howard 1681-1707 (26) died.

On 22 Dec 1707 Frances Howard Baronetess Winchcombe -1707 died.

In 1713 Diana Howard 1636-1713 (77) died.

In 1714 Elizabeth Howard 1638-1714 (76) died.

On Sep 1717 Philip Howard 1629-1717 (88) died.

In 1720 Ann Howard 1653-1720 (67) died.

In 1722 James Howard 1679-1722 (43) died.

On 07 Mar 1779 Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk, 5th Earl Berkshire 1739-1779 (39) died at Bath. He was buried at All Saints Church, Charlton. His Son Henry Howard 13th Earl Suffolk, 6th Earl Berkshire 1779-1779 succeeded 13th Earl Suffolk (4C 1603), 6th Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).
On 07 Jun 1700 Craven Howard 1649-1700 (51) died.
On 21 May 1757 Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire, 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 (71) died. He was buried at All Saints Church, Charlton. His Grandson Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk, 5th Earl Berkshire 1739-1779 (39) succeeded 12th Earl Suffolk (4C 1603), 5th Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).
Monument in St Peter's Church, Elford.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Howard

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 24 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 15 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

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

Kings Powys: Great x 16 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of King Edward III England

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 14 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 8 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Howard Arms

GrandFather: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626 7 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Howard Arms

Great GrandFather: Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572 7 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Howard Arms

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Howard 1516-1547 6 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Henry Howard 1516-1547 Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 6 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Howard Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Howard Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 8 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 Tilney Arms

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Stafford Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Stafford Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 4 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Percy Arms

Great x 2 GrandMother: Frances Vere 1517-1577 6 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Vere Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Vere Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Vere 1433-1480 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Vere Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alice Colbroke

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford 11 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edward Trussell 1478-1499

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Donne 1480- 10 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great GrandMother: Margaret Audley Duchess Norfolk 1540-1564 6 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Audley Arms

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 Audley Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: Geoffrey Audley 1450-1504 Audley Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Audley 1420-1485 Audley Arms

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Audley Waldon -1564 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Grey Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Grey Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 6 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Grey Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset 1460-1529 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Bonville Arms

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 Wotton Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Wotton of Boughton Malherbe 1455-1524 Wotton Arms

GrandMother: Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk 1564-1638 9 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Henry Knyvet 1540-1598 8 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire 1510-1547 7 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Knyvet 1485-1512 9 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edmund Knyvet 1461-1504 8 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Muriel Howard Viscountess Lisle 6 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Howard Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Howard Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 8 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 Tilney Arms

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Pickering

Great x 3 GrandFather: Christopher Pickering

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Stumpe

Mother: Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 8 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Cecil Arms

GrandFather: William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 1566-1640 7 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Cecil Arms

Great GrandFather: Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 Cecil Arms

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 Cecil Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Cecil 1495-1553 Cecil Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: David Cecil 1460-1540 Cecil Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alice Dicons

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jane Heckington -1587

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Heckington

Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Cheke -1543

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter Cheke

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Cheke

Great GrandMother: Dorothy Neville Countess Exeter 1548-1609 6 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Neville Arms

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Neville 4th Baron Latimer Snape 1520-1577 5 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Neville Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer Snape 1493-1543 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Neville Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape 1468-1530 3 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Neville Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Anne Stafford 1471- 13 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England Stafford Arms

Great x 3 GrandMother: Thomas Kyriell KG 1396-1461 7 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 Vere Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: George Vere 1428-1503 6 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 Vere Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Stafford 1450-1530 8 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 Stafford Arms

Great x 2 GrandMother: Lucy Somerset Baroness Latimer Snape 1524-1583 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 3 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Herbert 3rd Baroness Herbert Raglan 1476-1507 7 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272 Herbert Arms

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester 1502-1565 4 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Browne Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Anthony Browne 1443-1506 6 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272 Browne Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Lucy Neville 1468-1534 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Neville Arms

GrandMother: Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 7 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Manners Arms

Great GrandFather: Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 6 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Manners Arms

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 5 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Manners Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Manners Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: George Manners 11th Baron Ros Helmsley 1470-1513 6 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 Manners Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Anne St Leger Baroness Ros Helmsley 1476-1526 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England St Leger Arms

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Paston 1479-1554

Great x 4 GrandMother: Bridget Heydon 1485-1554

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Neville -1559 6 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Neville Arms

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 5 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Neville Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Neville -1498 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Neville Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Edith Sandys Baroness Darcy Darcy Templehurst -1529

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Stafford Countess Westmoreland 1499-1555 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Stafford Arms

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England Stafford Arms

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 4 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England Percy Arms

Great GrandMother: Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Holcroft 1505-1558

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Holcroft 1470-