Biography of Thomas Howard 5th Duke Norfolk 1627-1677
On 07 Mar 1626 [his father] Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel 5th Earl Surrey 2nd Earl Norfolk 1608-1652 (17) and Elizabeth Stewart Countess Arundel Countess Norfolk 1610-1674 (16) were married.
On 09 Mar 1627 Thomas Howard 5th Duke Norfolk 1627-1677 was born to [his father] Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel 5th Earl Surrey 2nd Earl Norfolk 1608-1652 (18) and Elizabeth Stewart Countess Arundel Countess Norfolk 1610-1674 (17).
John Evelyn's Diary 1641 September. 10 Sep 1641. I took waggon for Dort, to be present at the reception of the Queen-mother, Marie de Medicis (66), Dowager of France, widow of Henry the Great, and mother to the French King, Louis XIII (39), and the Queen of England (31), whence she newly arrived, tossed to and fro by the various fortune of her life. From this city, she designed for Cologne, conducted by the Earl of Arundel (14) and the Herr Van Bredrod. At this interview, I saw the Princess of Orange (39), and the lady her daughter (13), afterwards married to the House of Brandenburgh. There was little remarkable in this reception befitting the greatness of her person; but an universal discontent, which accompanied that unlucky woman wherever she went.
On 04 Oct 1646 Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel 4th Earl Surrey 1st Earl Norfolk 1585-1646 (61) died. His son [his father] Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel 5th Earl Surrey 2nd Earl Norfolk 1608-1652 (38) succeeded 22nd Earl Arundel Sussex, 5th Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 2nd Earl Norfolk 5C 1644, 12th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 12th Baron Arundel 1C 1377. Elizabeth Stewart Countess Arundel Countess Norfolk 1610-1674 (36) by marriage Countess Arundel Sussex, Earl Norfolk 5C 1644, Earl Norfolk 5C 1644.
Around 1652 [his brother] Henry Howard 6th Duke Norfolk 1628-1684 (23) and Anne Somerset Countess Norfolk 1631-1662 (21) were married.
On 17 Apr 1652 [his father] Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel 5th Earl Surrey 2nd Earl Norfolk 1608-1652 (43) died. His son Thomas Howard 5th Duke Norfolk 1627-1677 (25) succeeded 23rd Earl Arundel Sussex, 6th Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 3rd Earl Norfolk 5C 1644, 16th Baron Mowbray 1C 1283, 20th Baron Segrave 2C 1295, 13th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 13th Baron Arundel 1C 1377.
On 03 Jun 1654 Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel (69) died. Thomas Howard 5th Duke Norfolk 1627-1677 (27) succeeded 14th Baron Furnivall 1C 1295, 18th Baron Strange Blackmere 1C 1309, 15th Baron Talbot 1C 1331.
John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 15 Aug 1654. We passed next through Sherwood Forest, accounted the most extensive in England. Then, Paplewick, an incomparable vista with the pretty castle near it. Thence, we saw Newstead Abbey, belonging to the Lord Byron (48), situated much like Fontainebleau in France, capable of being made a noble seat, accommodated as it is with brave woods and streams; it has yet remaining the front of a glorious abbey church. Next, by Mansfield town; then Welbeck, the house of the Marquis of Newcastle (61), seated in a bottom in a park, and environed with woods, a noble yet melancholy seat. The palace is a handsome and stately building. Next to Worksop Abbey, almost demolished; the church has a double flat tower entire, and a pretty gate. The manor belongs to the Earl of Arundel (27), and has to it a fair house at the foot of a hill in a park that affords a delicate prospect. Tickel, a town and castle, has a very noble prospect. All these in Nottinghamshire.
John Evelyn's Diary 1661 December. 07 Dec 1661. I dined at Arundel House, the day when the great contest in Parliament was concerning the restoring the Duke of Norfolk (34); however, it was carried for him. I also presented my little trifle of Sumptuary Laws, entitled "Tyrannus" [or "The Mode"].
In 1672 [his brother] Henry Howard 6th Duke Norfolk 1628-1684 (43) was created 1st Earl Norwich 3C 1672.
Around 1675 [his brother] Henry Howard 6th Duke Norfolk 1628-1684 (46) and Jane Bickerton Duchess Norfolk 1643-1693 (32) were married. Jane Bickerton Duchess Norfolk 1643-1693 (32) by marriage Duchess Norfolk 3C 1483. The marriage being so unpopular with his family they went abroad for some time.
John Evelyn's Diary 1676 April. 28 Apr 1676. My wife (41) entertained her Majesty (45) at Deptford, for which the Queen (37) gave me thanks in the withdrawing room at Whitehall.
The University of Oxford presented me with the "Marmora Oxoniensia Arundeliana"; the Bishop of Oxford writing to desire that I would introduce Mr. Prideaux, the editor (a young man most learned in antiquities) to the Duke of Norfolk (49), to present another dedicated to his Grace (49), which I did, and we dined with the Duke (49) at Arundel House, and supped at the Bishop of Rochester's (51) with Isaac Vossius (58).
On 08 Aug 1677 [his nephew] Henry Howard 7th Duke Norfolk 1655-1701 (22) and Mary Mordaunt Duchess Norfolk 1659-1705 (18) were married.
On 13 Dec 1677 Thomas Howard 5th Duke Norfolk 1627-1677 (50) died in Padua.
John Evelyn's Diary 1678 January. 23 Jan 1678. Dined with the Duke of Norfolk (49), being the first time I had seen him since the death of his elder brother, who died at Padua in Italy, where he had resided above thirty years. The Duke (49) had now newly declared his marriage to his concubine (35), whom he promised me he never would marry. I went with him to see the Duke of Buckingham (49), thence to my Lord Sunderland (36), now Secretary of State, to show him that rare piece of Vosterman's (son of old Vosterman), which was a view, or landscape of my Lord's palace, etc., at Althorpe in Northamptonshire.
Paternal Family Tree: Howard
Father: Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel 5th Earl Surrey 2nd Earl Norfolk 1608-1652
GrandFather: Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel 4th Earl Surrey 1st Earl Norfolk 1585-1646
Great GrandFather: Philip Howard 20th Earl Arundel 1557-1595
Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572
Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Howard 1516-1547