Biography of William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542

CONTENT

1509 Death of Henry VII

1539 Anne of Cleves Arrival at Calais


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Around 1490 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 was born to Thomas Fitzwilliam 1448-1495 (41) and Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (22) at Aldwark, North Riding, Yorkshire.

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

On 29 May 1495 Thomas Fitzwilliam 1448-1495 (47) died.

Around 1509 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was appointed as King's Cupbearer.

Around 1509 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was appointed as Gentleman Usher.

Death of Henry VII

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

On 25 Sep 1513 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (23) was knighted.

On Nov 1513 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (23) and Mabel Clifford Countess Southampton were married.

In 1525 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (35) was appointed as Treasurer of the Royal Household to Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (33).

In 1526 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (36) was appointed 290th Knight Garter: Henry VIII.

In 1529 Henry Owen 1500-1535 (29) sold Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst, Sussex to William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (39).

After 30 Apr 1530 George Tailboys 2nd Baron Tailboys 1523-1540 (7) wardship granted to William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (40).

In 1533 Henry VIII (41) granted William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (43) to inpark 600 acres of meadow, pasture and wood and build fortifications at Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst, Sussex.

Around 27 Mar 1534 Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (66) died at Bagshot Manor, Bagshot, Surrey.

In 1537 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (47) was created 1st Earl Southampton (1C 1537). Mabel Clifford Countess Southampton by marriage Countess Southampton (1C 1537).

Anne of Cleves Arrival at Calais

On 13 Dec 1539 Anne of Cleves (24) arrived at Calais.She was met by George Tailboys 2nd Baron Tailboys 1523-1540 (16), Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (31) and William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (49).

Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (42). Portrait of Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England 1515-1557 (23).

In 1540 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (50) was appointed as Lord Privy Seal.

On 15 Oct 1542 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (52) died at Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland. Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (42) inherited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst, Sussex.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Fitzwilliam

Maternal Family Tree: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke Countess Buckingham 1145-1188

Descendants Family Trees:

Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of King Edward III England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Fitzwilliam 1448-1495 12 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England


GrandFather: Richard Fitzwilliam 1415-1478 11 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England


Great GrandFather: Edmund Fitzwilliam 1386-1465 10 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England


Great x 2 GrandFather: Edmund Fitzwilliam 1370-1430 9 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzwilliam 1328-1385 8 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England


Mother: Lucy Neville 1468-1534 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England


GrandFather: John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 2 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England


Great GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 Great Grandson of King Edward III England


Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 5 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 4 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby 5 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter of King Edward III England


Great x 3 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son of King Edward III England


Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403


Great GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury 1407-1462 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 3 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 2 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424


Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Holland 1386-1413 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397 1350-1397 Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent 1350-1416 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


GrandMother: Isabel Ingaldsthorpe 1441-1476 5 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great GrandFather: Edmund Ingaldsthorpe 1410-1456


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Ingaldsthorpe 1380-


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Ingaldsthorpe 1361-1420


Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Burgh 1360-1421


Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Pole 1388-1426


Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Pole 1371-1434


Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bradeston 1373-1428


Great GrandMother: Joan Tiptoft 1425-1494 4 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Tiptoft 1st Baron Tiptoft -1443


Great x 3 GrandFather: Pain Tiptoft -1413


Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnes Wrothe


Great x 2 GrandMother: Joyce Charleton Baroness Tiptoft 1404-1446 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Charleton 5th Baron Cherleton 1370-1421 3 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Holland Countess March, Countess Ulster 1370-1405 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307