Biography of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634

1418 Siege of Rouen

1601 Essex Rebellion


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Siege of Rouen

On 29 Jul 1418 the English forces commenced the Siege of Rouen with the city being taken on 19 Jan 1419. Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1385-1452 (33) fought. John Blount 1388-1418 (30) died. William Harrington 1373-1440 (45), the King's Standard Bearer, was wounded.
Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford 1378-1449 (40) fought.
Henry Beaufort 2nd Earl Somerset 1401-1418. John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset 1403-1444 (15) succeeded 3rd Earl Somerset (2C 1397).
[her son] Walter Devereux -1418 were killed.

On 26 Apr 1540 [her father] Francis Knollys 1512-1596 (28) and [her mother] Catherine Carey 1524-1569 (16) were married.

On 08 Nov 1543 Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 was born to [her father] Francis Knollys 1512-1596 (31) and [her mother] Catherine Carey 1524-1569 (19).

After 1549 Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 was appointed Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

After 1585 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

On 04 Jun 1550 [her husband] Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (17) and Amy Robsart -1560 were married.

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (42).

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (42) wearing his Garter Collar.

Around 1561 [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (19) and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (17) were married. Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (17) by marriage Viscountess Hereford.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1572.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (33).

After 1561 [her daughter] Frances Devereux Duchess Somerset was born to [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634.

After 1561 [her son] Walter Devereux -1418 was born to [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634.

On Jan 1563 [her daughter] Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 was born to [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (21) and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (19) at Chartley Castle.

In 1564 [her husband] Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (31) was created 1st Earl of Leicester (3C 1564).

Around 1564 [her daughter] Dorothy Devereux Countess Northumberland 1564-1619 was born to [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (22) and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (20).

On 10 Nov 1565 [her son] Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 was born to [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (24) and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (22).

On 15 Jan 1569 [her mother] Catherine Carey 1524-1569 (45) died at Hampton Court Palace.

On 28 Jan 1571 Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier 1517-1571 (54) died at Benington. Her second-cousin once-removed [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (29) succeeded 8th Baron Bourchier. Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (27) by marriage Baroness Bourchier.

On 04 May 1572 [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (30) was created 1st Earl Essex (8C 1572). Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (28) by marriage Countess Essex (8C 1572).

On 22 Sep 1576 [her husband] Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (35) died. His son [her son] Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (10) succeeded 2nd Earl Essex (8C 1572), 3rd Viscount Hereford, 12th Baron Ferrers Chartley, 9th Baron Bourchier.

On 21 Sep 1578 [her husband] Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (46) and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (34) were married secretly much to the anguish of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (45) who developed a deep hatred of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (34). Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (34) by marriage 1st Earl of Leicester (3C 1564). Roger North 2nd Baron North 1530-1600 (48) was present.

On 10 Jan 1581 Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick 1559-1619 (21) and [her daughter] Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 (18) were married.

On 04 Sep 1588 [her husband] Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (56) died at Cornbury Park, Charlbury. He was buried at Beauchamp Chapel, St Mary's Church, Warwick.

Around Apr 1589 [her husband] Christopher Blount 1565-1601 and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (45) were married.

In 1590 [her son] Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (24) and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex 1567-1633 (23) were married. Frances Walsingham Countess Essex 1567-1633 (23) by marriage Countess Essex (8C 1572).

Around 1592 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (45) painted a portrait of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (48).

Before 1595 [her brother] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 and Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos, Baroness Knollys 1524-1605 were married.

Around 1595 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636 (33). Portrait believed to be of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (51).

Before 1596 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 with the with Elephant Crest on her right.

On 19 Jul 1596 [her father] Francis Knollys 1512-1596 (84) died.

Essex Rebellion

On 25 Feb 1601 [her son] Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) was beheaded at Tower Green, Tower of London during the Essex Rebellion.

On 18 Mar 1601 Charles Danvers 1568-1601 (33) and [her husband] Christopher Blount 1565-1601 was beheaded for their part in the Essex Rebellion.

In 1603 [her brother] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 (59) was created 1st Baron Knollys. Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos, Baroness Knollys 1524-1605 (79) by marriage Baroness Knollys.

On 23 Dec 1605 [her brother] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 (61) and Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury 1583-1658 (22) were married. Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury 1583-1658 (22) by marriage Baroness Knollys.

On 26 Dec 1605 Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire 1563-1606 (42) and [her daughter] Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 (42) were married (he was her third-cousin) at Wansted House, Wanstead, Redbridge during a service conducted by William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645 (32) (future). The marriage was regarded as uncanonical and resulted in the disgrace of both parties, who were banished from King James I's court circles. Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 (42) by marriage Countess Devonshire.

On 07 Jul 1607 [her daughter] Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 (44) died.

In 1616 [her brother] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 (72) was created 1st Viscount Wallingford. Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury 1583-1658 (33) by marriage Viscountess Wallingford.

On 03 Aug 1619 [her daughter] Dorothy Devereux Countess Northumberland 1564-1619 (55) died.

In 1626 [her brother] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 (82) was created 1st Earl Banbury. Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury 1583-1658 (43) by marriage Countess Banbury.

On 25 May 1632 [her brother] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 (88) died.

On 25 Dec 1634 Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (91) died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Knollys

Maternal Family Tree: Emma de Dinan 1136-1208

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 21 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 13 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 19 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Daughter of King Edward III England

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Francis Knollys 1512-1596

GrandFather: Robert Knollys -1521

Great GrandFather: Robert Knollys

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Knollys

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Doyley

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Troutbeck 1452-1485

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Troutbeck 1412-1459

Mother: Catherine Carey 1524-1569 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

GrandFather: William Carey 1500-1528 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Carey 1455-1500 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Carey 1437-1471 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip Carey -1437 3 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Carey -1431

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Courtenay 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Christiana Orchard

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Orchard

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anna Fulford

Great x 3 GrandFather: Baldwin Fulford

Great GrandMother: Margaret Spencer 1472-1536 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Spencer of Spencer Combe 1435-1510

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Beaufort Countess Ormonde 1432-1501 2 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, Dorset 1373-1410 Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 4 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Warwick 1386-1422 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandMother: Mary Boleyn 1499-1543 7 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 6 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Boleyn 1451-1505

Great x 3 GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor 1406-1463

Great x 4 GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn 1380-1440

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alice Unknown

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ann Hoo 1425-1484

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Hoo 1st Baron Hoo and Hastings 1396-1455

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Wychingham

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Butler 1465-1537 5 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Butler 7th Earl Ormonde 1426-1515 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: James "White Earl" Butler 4th Earl Ormonde 1393-1452 3 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp Countess Ormonde 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Hankford Countess Ormonde 1431-1485 4 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Hankford 1397-1431

Great x 4 GrandMother: Anne Montagu Duchess Exeter -1457 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde 1480-1538 6 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Howard 1385-1437 4 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Mowbray Baroness Grey Ruthyn 1388-1459 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns -1465

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Moleyns 1378-1425

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 8 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Frederick Tilney 1416-1445

Great x 4 GrandFather: Philip Tilney 1400-1453

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney 1422-1473 7 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney 1396-1461

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne 1394-1422 6 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216