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Biography of Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627

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In 1580 Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 was born to [her father] John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 (40) and Anne Keilway Baroness Harington 1554-1620 (26).

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 (50).

On 28 Jul 1585 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford 1527-1585 (58) died. His grandson [her future husband] Edward Russell 3rd Earl Bedford 1572-1627 (12) succeeded 3rd Earl Bedford 3C 1551.

Before 1592 [her father] John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 and Anne Keilway Baroness Harington 1554-1620 were married.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 (50).

On 12 Dec 1594 [her husband] Edward Russell 3rd Earl Bedford 1572-1627 (21) and Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (14) were married. Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (14) by marriage Countess Bedford 3C 1551. She brought an enormous dowry of £10000 and the estate of Minster Lovell Witney.

In Jul 1603 [her father] John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 (63) was created 1st Baron Harington of Exton. Anne Keilway Baroness Harington 1554-1620 (49) by marriage Baroness Harington of Exton.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 (50).

In 1605 Cecily Bulstrode 1584-1609 (20) was a member of the household of her cousin Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (25).

Masque of Blackness

On 06 Jan 1605, Twelfth Night, the Ben Johnson Playwright 1572-1637 Masque of Blackness was performed at the Banqueting House. The performers included:.
Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland England and Ireland 1574-1619 (30).
Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (25).
Baroness Herbert.
Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby 1575-1627 (29).
Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 (42).
Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk 1564-1638 (41).
Frances Knyvet 1566-1605 (39).
Katherine Carey Countess Nottingham 1550-1603.
Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury 1583-1658 (22).
Susan Vere Countess Montgomery 1587-1628 (17).
Mary Sidney 1587-1653 (18).
Audrey Shelton 1568-1624.

Around 1606 John Critz Painter 1551-1642 (55). Portrait of Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (26).

1612. Studio of Isaac Oliver Painter 1565-1617 (47). Miniature Portrait of (probably) Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (32). Oliver painted the woman's pearl earrings using Nicholas Hilliard's jewelling technique, which involved laying a raised blob of white lead paint with some shadowing to one side. This form was then crowned with a rounded touch of real silver that was burnished with, to quote Hilliard, "a pretty little tooth of some ferret or stoat or other wild little beast." This technique brought the silver to a sparkling highlight, while actual gold is used to paint the pearl's gold setting. Silver tarnishes with age, therefore, the pearl earrings now appear black.

1612. Studio of Isaac Oliver Painter 1565-1617 (47). Miniature Portrait of (probably) Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (32). Oliver painted the woman's pearl earrings using Nicholas Hilliard's jewelling technique, which involved laying a raised blob of white lead paint with some shadowing to one side. This form was then crowned with a rounded touch of real silver that was burnished with, to quote Hilliard, "a pretty little tooth of some ferret or stoat or other wild little beast." This technique brought the silver to a sparkling highlight, while actual gold is used to paint the pearl's gold setting. Silver tarnishes with age, therefore, the pearl earrings now appear black.

On 23 Aug 1613 [her father] John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 (73) died. On 23 Aug 1613 His son [her brother] John Harrington 2nd Baron Harington 1592-1614 (21) succeeded 2nd Baron Harington of Exton.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613 (50).

Around 1615 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619 (33). Portrait of Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (35).

In 1627 Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (47) died.

On 03 May 1627 [her former husband] Edward Russell 3rd Earl Bedford 1572-1627 (54) died at Moor Park. His half first cousin Francis Russell 4th Earl Bedford 1593-1641 (34) succeeded 4th Earl Bedford 3C 1551. Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford 1580-1657 (47) by marriage Countess Bedford 3C 1551.

Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Harrington

Ancestry

Father: John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613

GrandFather: James Harrington 1511-1592

Great GrandFather: John Alexander Harrington 1497-1553

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Harrington 1480-1524

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Harrington 1465-1501