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Biography of Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672

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On 13 Aug 1582 [her future husband] Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 (30) and Bridget Paston -1598 were married.

In Jan 1589 [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 1566-1640 (23) and Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 (14) were married at Newark Castle.

After 1591 [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 1566-1640 and [her mother] Elizabeth Drury Countess Buchan 1578-1658 were married (he was her third cousin once removed).

In 1596 Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 was born to [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 1566-1640 (30) and [her mother] Elizabeth Drury Countess Buchan 1578-1658 (17).

After 1598 [her future husband] Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 were married.

Before 02 Sep 1602 [her daughter] Frances Coke Viscountess Purbeck 1602-1645 was born to [her future husband] Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672.

In 1614 [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (26) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (18) were married (he was her fourth cousin).

In 1615 [her son] Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire 1615-1679 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (27) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (19).

In 1616 [her daughter] Mary Howard 1616-1679 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (28) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (20).

On 14 Nov 1619 [her son] Thomas Howard 3rd Earl Berkshire 1619-1706 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (32) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (23).

In 1621 [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (33) was created 1st Baron Howard Charlton Wiltshire. Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (25) by marriage Baroness Howard Charlton Wiltshire.

Before 1622 Henry Grey 1st Earl Stamford 1599-1673 and [her sister] Anne Cecil Countess Stamford 1596-1676 were married (he was her fourth cousin). [her sister] Anne Cecil Countess Stamford 1596-1676 by marriage Baroness Grey Groby.

In 1622 [her son] William Howard 1622-1698 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (34) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (26).

On 08 Feb 1623 Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 (80) died. He was buried at Chapel of St John the Baptist Chapels Westminster Abbey. His son [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 1566-1640 (57) succeeded 2nd Earl Exeter, 3rd Baron Burghley. [her mother] Elizabeth Drury Countess Buchan 1578-1658 (45) by marriage Countess Buchan 3C 1469.

Before 1623. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623.

On 01 Jan 1624 Henry Vere 18th Earl Oxford 1593-1625 (30) and [her sister] Diana Cecil Countess Oxford Countess Elgin 1596-1654 (28) were married. [her sister] Diana Cecil Countess Oxford Countess Elgin 1596-1654 (28) by marriage Countess Oxford 2C 1141.

Around 1625 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry Vere 18th Earl Oxford 1593-1625 (31).

In Jan 1626 [her son] Robert Howard Playwright Politician 1626-1698 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (38) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (30).

On 07 Feb 1626 [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (38) was created 1st Earl Berkshire 2C 1626. Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (30) by marriage Countess Berkshire 2C 1626.

Around 1627 [her daughter] Frances Howard 1627-1670 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (39) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (31).

On 05 Mar 1629 [her son] Philip Howard 1629-1717 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (41) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (33).

On 12 Nov 1629 Thomas Bruce 1st Earl Elgin 1599-1663 (30) and [her sister] Diana Cecil Countess Oxford Countess Elgin 1596-1654 (33) were married.

Around 1638 Cornelius Johnson Painter 1593-1661 (44). Portrait of Thomas Bruce 1st Earl Elgin 1599-1663 (39). Kenwood House.

On 03 Sep 1634 [her husband] Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 (82) died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin Tittleshall. Simple sarcophagus on pedestal with lying effigy. Pair of flanking Tuscan columns supporting a full entablature with putti on frieze and broken segmental pediment. Carved and painted achievement in and above tympanum flanked by four reclining figures of the Virtues on pediment extrados.
Above. Quarterly of eight: , Crispin, Folkard, Sparham, Nerford, Yarmouth,  and Pawe. The crest is broken. Farrer says it was: On a chapeau Azure, turned up Ermine, an ostrich Argent, holding in its mouth a horseshoe Or. The motto reads Prudens qui Patiens.
The effigy was carved by John Hargrave, the rest of the memorial was made by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (47).
Below the effigy are three shields. Left  implaling . His first wife Bridget Paston -1598. Middle . Right  impaling ; his second wife Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (38).

In 1636 [her daughter] Diana Howard 1636-1713 was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (48) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (40).

On 10 Apr 1637 [her son] Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire 1615-1679 (22) and Dorothy Savage Countess Berkshire were married (he was her third cousin once removed).

On 06 Jul 1640 [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 1566-1640 (74) died. His nephew David Cecil 3rd Earl Exeter 1600-1643 (40) succeeded 3rd Earl Exeter, 4th Baron Burghley. Elizabeth Egerton Countess Exeter -1688 by marriage Countess Exeter.

On 16 Feb 1645 Robert Bruce 2nd Earl Elgin 1st Earl Ailesbury 1626-1685 (18) and [her niece] Diana Grey Countess Elgin Countess Ailesbury 1630-1689 (14) were married.

Before 01 Jan 1701 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of Robert Bruce 2nd Earl Elgin 1st Earl Ailesbury 1626-1685.

On 26 Feb 1658 [her sister] Diana Cecil Countess Oxford Countess Elgin 1596-1654 (62) died.

On 26 Feb 1658 [her mother] Elizabeth Drury Countess Buchan 1578-1658 (80) died.

On 16 Jul 1669 [her husband] 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 1672 Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (76) died.

[her son] Algernon Howard was born to [her former husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672.

[her son] Edward Howard was born to [her former husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672.

[her son] James Howard -1702 was born to [her former husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672.

[her daughter] Elizabeth Howard was born to [her former husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672.

[her son] Henry Howard was born to [her former husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Cecil

Maternal Family Tree: María González Henestrosa Lady Villagera 1356

Royal Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 23 Grand Daughter of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 15 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 16 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of King Edward III England

Kings Scotland: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

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

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 1566-1640 7 x great grandson of King Edward III England

GrandFather: Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Cecil 1495-1553

Great x 3 GrandFather: David Cecil 1460-1540

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Dicons

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jane Heckington -1587

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Heckington

Great GrandMother: Mary Cheke -1543

Great x 2 GrandFather: Peter Cheke

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Cheke

GrandMother: Dorothy Neville Countess Exeter 1548-1609 6 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer Snape 1493-1543 4 x great grandson of King Edward III England

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

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Stafford 1471- 13 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Thomas Kyriell KG 1396-1461 7 x great granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: George Vere 1428-1503 6 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Stafford 1450-1530 8 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Lucy Somerset Baroness Latimer Snape 1524-1583 5 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 4 x great grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 3 x great grandson of King Edward III England

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

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester 1502-1565 4 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Anthony Browne 1443-1506 6 x great grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandMother: Lucy Neville 1468-1534 3 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Mother: Elizabeth Drury Countess Buchan 1578-1658 7 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

GrandFather: William Drury 1550-1590 13 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: Robert Drury 1524-1557 12 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Drury 1500-1558 11 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Drury 1454-1536

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Calthorpe -1558 10 x great granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Sothill 1505-1575

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Sothill 1470-1506

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Empson 1480-1510

Great GrandMother: Audrey Rich

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Rich 1st Baron Rich Leez 1497-1567

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Rich 1470-1503

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Dinley 1472-1567

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Jenks Baroness Rich Leez 1510-1558

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Jenks 1484-1571

GrandMother: Elizabeth Stafford 1546-1599 6 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: William Stafford 1500-1556 14 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1461-1545 13 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1426-1486 12 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Catherine Fray

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Fogge

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fogge 1417-1490

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Haute

Great GrandMother: Dorothy Stafford 1526-1604 5 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1501-1563 5 x great grandson of King Edward III England

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

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 4 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Ursula Pole 1504-1570 4 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Pole 1462-1504 8 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541 3 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England