Biography of William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643

1642 Battle of Edge Hill

1643 Battle of Camp Hill


Around 1587 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 was born.

In 1603 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (16) was educated at Queen's College.

In 1606 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (19) and [his wife] Susan Villiers Countess Denbigh 1583-1652 (23) were married.

In 1607 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (20) was knighted.

Around 1608 [his son] Basil Feilding 2nd Earl Denbigh 1608-1675 was born to William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (21).

In 1613 [his daughter] Mary Feilding Duchess Hamilton 1613-1638 was born to William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (26) and [his wife] Susan Villiers Countess Denbigh 1583-1652 (30).

Around 1614 [his son] George Feilding 1st Earl Desmond 1614-1665 was born to William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (27).

In 1620 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (33) was created 1st Viscount Feilding, 1st Baron Feilding. [his wife] Susan Villiers Countess Denbigh 1583-1652 (37) by marriage Viscountess Feilding.

In 1622 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (35) was appointed Custos Rotulorum Warwickshire (James I).

In 1622 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (35) was appointed Master of the Great Wardrobe to James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625 (55).

In 1622 [his son] George Feilding 1st Earl Desmond 1614-1665 (8) was created 1st Earl Desmond. Bridget Stanhope Countess Desmond 1615-1701 (7) by marriage Countess Desmond.

On 16 Jun 1622 James Hamilton 1st Duke Hamilton 1606-1649 and [his daughter] Mary Feilding Duchess Hamilton 1613-1638 (9) were married.

On 14 Sep 1622 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (35) was created 1st Earl Denbigh. [his wife] Susan Villiers Countess Denbigh 1583-1652 (39) by marriage Countess Denbigh.

Around 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641 (33). Portrait of William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (46).

In 1636 [his daughter] Anne Feilding Viscountess Campden -1636 died.

Before 10 May 1638 [his daughter] Mary Feilding Duchess Hamilton 1613-1638 died.

On 26 Dec 1639 Lewis Boyle 1st Viscount Boyle 1619-1642 (20) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Feilding Countess Guildford -1667 were married at the Chapel Royal, Whitehall Palace.

Battle of Edge Hill

On 23 Oct 1642 the Battle of Edge Hill was fought at Edge Hill. The Royal army was commanded by Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (41) (with his son Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (12) present), Prince Rupert Palatinate-Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland 1619-1682 (22) and Richard Spencer 1593-1661 (49) commanded the army that included Maurice Palatinate-Simmern 1621-1652 (21), Richard Byron 2nd Baron Byron 1606-1679 (36), Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland 1610-1643 (32), Charles Cavendish 1620-1643 (22), Spencer Compton 2nd Earl of Northampton 1601-1643 (41), Thomas Salusbury 2nd Baronet Salusbury Lleweni 1612-1643 (30), John Byron 1st Baron Byron 1599-1652 (43) and William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (55).
George Stewart 9th Seigneur D'Aubigny 1618-1642 (24) was killed.
Of the Parliamentary army [his son] Basil Feilding 2nd Earl Denbigh 1608-1675 (34) and Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex 1591-1646 (51). Oliver St John 5th Baron St John Bletso 1603-1642 (39) was wounded.
Samuel Sandys 1615-1685 (27) commanded a troop of horse at the Battle of Edgehill.
Richard Sandys 1616-1642 (26) was killed
Thomas Strickland 1621-1694 (20) was knighted on the field for his gallantry at the Battle of Edge Hill.
William Dugdale 1605-1686 (37) witnessed the battle and subsequently surveyed the battlefield.

Around 1763. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Northumberland House looking towards Strand. Note the Percy Lion; crest of the Duke Northumberland. And the statue of Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 which remains in situ on the corner of what is now the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (30). Portrait of the Prince Rupert Palatinate-Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland 1619-1682 (22), Colonel John Russell 1620-1687 (22) and Colonel William Murray.

Before 1656 Gerrit van Honthorst Painter 1592-1656. Portrait of Prince Rupert Palatinate-Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland 1619-1682.

Around 1680 Simon Pietersz Verelst Painter 1644-1710. Portrait of Prince Rupert Palatinate-Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland 1619-1682 (60).

Battle of Camp Hill

On 03 Apr 1643 a company of Parliamentarians from the Lichfield garrison with the support of some of the local townsmen, approximately 300 men, attempted to stop a detachment of 1,400 Royalists under the command of Prince Rupert (23) from passing through the unfortified parliamentary town of Birmingham.
William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (56) was wounded during the Battle of Camp Hill.

On 08 Apr 1643 William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 (56) died at Monks Kikby. His son [his son] Basil Feilding 2nd Earl Denbigh 1608-1675 (35) succeeded 2nd Earl Denbigh.

[his daughter] Anne Feilding Viscountess Campden -1636 was born to William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 and [his wife] Susan Villiers Countess Denbigh 1583-1652.

[his daughter] Elizabeth Feilding Countess Guildford -1667 was born to William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643 and [his wife] Susan Villiers Countess Denbigh 1583-1652.

[his daughter] Henrietta Marie Feilding was born to William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh 1587-1643.