Biography of Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys 1524-1605

1529 Henry VIII Creates New Peerages

1562 News Years Day Gift Giving

On 21 Feb 1497 [her father] Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye (age 13) and [her mother] Jane Halwell Baroness Bray were married. She by marriage Baroness Braye.

Around 1524 Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys was born to Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye (age 40) and Jane Halwell Baroness Bray at Eaton Bray.

Henry VIII Creates New Peerages

On 01 Dec 1529 ...

Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor (age 62) was created 1st Baron Windsor of Stanwell in Buckinghamshire. Elizabeth Blount Baroness Windsor (age 60) by marriage Baroness Windsor of Stanwell in Buckinghamshire.

John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford (age 64) was created 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford. Anne Grey Baroness Hussey Sleaford by marriage Baroness Hussey of Sleaford.


On 02 Dec 1529 ...

Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth (age 28) was created 1st Baron Wentworth. Margaret Fortescue Baroness Wentworth (age 27) by marriage Baroness Wentworth.

Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham 5th Baron Strabolgi 1st Baron Burgh (age 41) was created 1st Baron Burgh. Agnes Tyrwhitt Baroness Cobham, Strabolgi and Burgh (age 48) by marriage Baroness Burgh. This is regarded as a new creation rather than a continuation of the previous creation Baron Burgh since Thomas's father was never summoned to Parliament due to his insanity. Some sources refer to Thomas as the 3rd Baron Burgh.


On 04 Dec 1529 [her father] Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye (age 45) was created 1st Baron Braye.

On 18 Oct 1539 [her father] Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye (age 55) died. His son [her brother] John Braye 2nd Baron Braye succeeded 2nd Baron Braye. As a minor he was placed under the wardship of Francis Talbot 5th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 39). He would later marry Talbot's daughter Anne Talbot Baroness Braye and Wharton (age 15).

22 Jan 1543. Once William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 31) and Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier (age 26) did live together both commenced affairs. She with John Lyngfield, prior of St. James's Church [Map], in Tanbridge, Surrey [Source. Wikipedia. However, there is no church of St James in Tandbridge?], by whom she had an illegitimate child named John Parr. He with Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 19). To protect the interest of his subsequent children Parr (age 31) pursued legislation to disinherit her child.

In 1546 Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos (age 24) and Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 22) were married.

Before 1548 [her future brother-in-law] Robert Knollys and Catherine Vaughan were married.

Around 1548 [her son] Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos was born to [her husband] Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos (age 26) and Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 24) at Sudeley Castle [Map].

Around 1552 [her son] William Brydges 4th Baron Chandos was born to [her husband] Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos (age 30) and Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 28).

Around 1555 [her daughter] Katharine Brydges was born to [her husband] Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos (age 33) and Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 31).

On 12 Apr 1557 [her father-in-law] John Brydges 1st Baron Chandos (age 65) died at Sudeley Castle [Map]. His son [her husband] Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos (age 35) succeeded 2nd Baron Chandos of Sudeley. Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 33) by marriage Baroness Chandos of Sudeley.

On 24 Oct 1558 [her mother] Jane Halwell Baroness Bray died.

Around 1559 [her brother-in-law] Charles Brydges (age 33) and Jane Carne were married.

1562 News Years Day Gift Giving

On 01 Jan 1562 the New Years Gift Giving was held. Those who gave gifts provide an interesting who's who of the Elizabethan Court soon after Elizabeth I's Coronation. Queen Elizabeth (age 28) was present since a number are described as "With the Qene her Majestie."

For 'dimy' read 'demi' ie half-sovereigns.

Neweeyeur's Gyftes gevon to the Quene her Majestie by those Parsons whose Names hereafter ensue, the first of January, the Yere above wrytten.

By the Lady Margaret Strainge (age 22), a little round mounte of golde to conteyne a pomaunder in it. With the Qene her Majestie. Note. Lady Margaret Strange married Henry Stanley Lord Strange (age 30) on 07 Feb 1555. In 1561 he had not succeeded to Earldom of Derby and was known by the courtesy title Lord Strange. She is listed first since she was one of the few remaining direct descendants of Henry VII, being a great-granddaughter by his daughter Mary Tudor. Margaret Clifford (age 22) was first in line to succeed in 1568 but died in 1596 before Elizabeth I.

Dukes, Marquises and Earls.

By the Duke of Norfolke (age 25), in a purse of purple silke and golde knit, in sundry coynes of golde £20 0s 0d.

By the Marquis of Winchester (age 79), High Threasourer of Englande, in a purse of crymsen satten, in angells £20 0s 0d.

By the Marquis of Northampton (age 50), in a purse of crymsen silke and gold knit, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Arundell (age 49), Lord Steward, in a paper, in angels, £30 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Shrewesburye (age 34), in a red silke purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Darbye (age 52), in a purse of crymsen satten, embraudered with golde, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Pembroke (age 61), in a purse of black silk and silver knit, in new angells £30 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Bedforde (age 35), in a purse of black silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Rutlande (age 35), in a purse of red silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraigns and angells £20 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Huntingdon, in a red silk purse, in angells £15 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Westmerlande (age 37), in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Oxforde (age 46), in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.

By the Earle of Northumberlande (age 34), in a purse of black silke and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d. With the Quene her Highness.

By the Earle of Warwike (age 32), a smocke wrought with black silk, a peire of slevis, and a partelett wrought with gold, silver, and black silke. Delivered to the Baroness Cobham (age 23).

By the Viscounte Mountague (age 33), in a purse of cloth of golde, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.

Bishops. The list of Bishops ends with "With her said Majestie"; unclear whether this refers to all the Bishops listed.

By the Archbusshop of Caunterbury (age 57), in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £40 0s 0d.

By the Archbusshop of York (age 61), in soveraigns £30 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Duresme (age 42), in a purse of crymson silk and gold knytt, in angells £30 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Ely (age 69), in a red vellat purse, in angells £30 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Wynchester (age 52), in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt and set with pearles, in angells £20 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of London (age 43), in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Salisbury (age 39), in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Worcester (age 43), in a black vellat purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Lyncoln (age 42), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Chychester (age 64), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Norwich (age 50), in a blew silk purse £13 6s 8d.

By the Busshop of Hereforde (age 52), in a green silk purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Lychfield and Coventry (age 48), in a red satten purse, in angells £13 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Rochester (age 48), in a red purse, in gold £13 6s 8d.

By the Busshop of Saint Davies (age 55), in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Bathe, in a purse of red silk, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Exetour, in a blew silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Peterborowe, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Busshop of Chester, in a red purse, in angells and soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

Duchesses and Countesses.

By the Duchess of Norfolke (age 22), in a prse of crymsen silk and gold knyt, in angells £20 0s 0d.

By the Duchess of Somerset (age 65), in a purse of silver and black silk, in royalls and ducketts £14 0s 0d. Probably the Dowager Duchess of Somerset since her husband Edward Seymour 1st Duke of Somerset had been executed in 1552, and their children disinherited as a result.

By the Countess of Surrey, in a purse of tawny silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Dowager since her husband Henry Howard 1516-1547, by courtesy Earl Surrey, had been executed in 1547.

By the Countess of Pembroke (age 38), in a cherry bag of crymsen satten, in new angells £15 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Bedford (age 36), in a purse of crymsen silk and silver knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Darby (age 51), in a purse of crymson sattin embrodred with gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Oxford (age 36), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Shrewisbury, Dowager (age 62), in a purse of black silk knytt, in dimy soveraignes £12 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Shrewisbury (age 37), in a red silk purse knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Huntingdon, Dowager (age 51), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Huntingdon (age 24), in a red purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Northumberland (age 24), in a purse of black silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Countess of Rutland (age 29), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.

Viscountesses.

By the Vicountess Hereford, Dowager (age 42), six hankercheffes edged with gold delivered to the said Baroness Cobham (age 23).

By the Vicountess Mountague (age 24), in a purse of cloth of gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

Lordes.

By the Lorde Keeper of the Great Seale, Bacon (age 51), in a purse of silver knytt, in angells £13 6s 8d.

By the Lorde William Howard, Lord Chamberlen (age 52), in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Pagett (age 56), in a greene purse in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.

By the Lorde Clynton, Lord Admyrall (age 50), in gold £10 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Riche (age 65), in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Lorde North (age 66), in a purse of purple silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Lumley (age 29), in a paper, in angells £20 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Hastings of Loughboro (age 41), in a red silk purse, in French crowns £13 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Stafford (age 60), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Windsor (age 30), in a purse of crymsn silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.

By Lorde John Graye (age 38), a haunce pott of allabaster garnished with silver gilt. Delivered in charge to John Asteley, Esq Master and Threasourer of her Highnes Jewels and Plate. Lord John Grey assumed to be a courtesy title his father being Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset.

By the Lorde Barkeley (age 27), in a red purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Mountejoye (age 29), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Abergavennye (age 36), in a purse of red silke, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Scrowpe (age 28), in a purse of blak silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Caree of Hundesdon (age 35), in a purse of crymsen silk, in double ducketts £13 6s 8d.

By the Lorde Strainge (age 30), in a purse of red silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Lord Strange being the courtesy title for the Earldom of Derby. He wouldn't inherit until 1572.

By the Lorde Darcey of Chichey (age 30), in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes, £10 0s 0d.

By the Lorde Shefild (age 24), in a red silk purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.

By the [her husband] Lorde Shandowes (age 40), in a blak silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.

Ladyes.

By the Baroness Howarde (age 47), in a purse of crymsen silk and knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.

By the Baroness Clinton (age 35), a peire of sleevis of gold, pulled out with lawne. Delivered to the said Baroness Cobham (age 23).

By the Baroness Genevillet, in gold £6 13s 4d.

By the Lady Barkeley (age 24), Lord Barkeley's wife, in gold £5 0s 0d.

By the Lady Mountejoye (age 30), in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Lady Abergavenny, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.

By the Lady Caree of Hundesdon (age 33), in a blak purse knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.

By the Lady Taylboyes, Sir Peter Carewe's (age 48) wyfe, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.

By the Baroness Cobham (age 23), a partelett and a peire of sleeves of sypers wrought with silver and blak silke. Re-delivered to herself.

By the Lady Dakers (age 21), a warming ball of gold, per oz. 3 oz. dim. With her said Majestie.

By the Lady Shefilde (age 20), a paire of sleeves wrought with fringe of blak silk and lozeng of gold. Delivered to the said Baroness Cobham.

By the Margaret Baroness Scrope (age 18), in a purse of blak silk and silver, in angells £7 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.

By the Lady Shandowes (age 38), a peire of sleeves and a partlett of gold and silver knytt, cawle fashion. Delivered to the said Baroness Cobham.

By the Lady Knowlles (age 38), a feyne carpett of needleworke, theverende frienged and buttoned with gold and silk. Delivered to John Torneworth, Groom of the Privy Chamber.

By the Lady Butler, in a little white purse, in French crowns £6 0s 0d. With her said Majestie. Unclear as to who Lady Butler refers to.

By the Lady Raclyef, a peire of sleeves of cameryk, all over sett with purle, and two sweet bags. Delivered to the said Baroness Cobham.

In or before 1565 [her son-in-law] William Sandys 3rd Baron Sandys Vyne (age 20) and [her daughter] Katharine Brydges (age 9) were married.

On 19 Nov 1571 Thomas West 2nd Baron De La Warr (age 15) and [her future sister-in-law] Anne Knollys Baroness De La Warr (age 16) were married.

Before 1573 [her son] Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos (age 25) and [her daughter-in-law] Anne Clinton (age 21) were married. She by marriage Baroness Chandos of Sudeley. She the daughter of Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln (age 60) and Ursula Stourton Baroness Clinton.

On 11 Mar 1573 [her husband] Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos (age 51) died. His son [her son] Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos (age 25) succeeded 3rd Baron Chandos of Sudeley.

In Oct 1578 Gerald Fitzgerald Baron Offaly (age 18) and [her future sister-in-law] Catherine Knollys Baroness Offaly (age 18) were married. She by marriage Baroness Offaly. He the son of Gerald "Wizard Earl" Fitzgerald 11th Earl of Kildare (age 53) and Mabel Browne Countess Kildare (age 42).

In or before 1588 [her future brother-in-law] Richard Knollys (age 40) and Joan Heigham were married.

On 21 Feb 1594 [her son] Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos (age 46) died. His brother [her son] William Brydges 4th Baron Chandos (age 42) succeeded 4th Baron Chandos of Sudeley. Mary Hopton Baroness Chandos by marriage Baroness Chandos of Sudeley.

Before 1595 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 51) and Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 70) were married. The difference in their ages was 20 years.

In 1596 [her brother-in-law] Thomas Knollys died.

In 1596 [her brother-in-law] Francis Knollys died.

On 21 Aug 1596 [her brother-in-law] Richard Knollys (age 48) died.

Before 08 Dec 1597 [her daughter] Katharine Brydges (age 42) died.

In 1603 [her husband] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 59) was created 1st Baron Knollys. Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 79) by marriage Baroness Knollys.

Around 1605 [her sister-in-law] Elizabeth Knollys (age 55) died.

On 31 Oct 1605 Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys (age 81) died.

On 23 Dec 1605 [her former husband] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 61) and Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury (age 22) were married. She by marriage Baroness Knollys. The difference in their ages was 39 years. She the daughter of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk (age 44) and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 41). They were third cousin once removed.

On 25 May 1632 [her former husband] William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 88) died. His eldest son His brother Edward Knollys de jure 2nd Earl Banbury, 2nd Viscount Wallingford, 2nd Baron Knollys. Parliament disallowed the succession on the basis that Edward (age 5) had been born when William was some eighty-two years old and Edward was, in fact, the son of Edward Vaux 4th Baron Vaux Harrowden (age 43) whom Edward's mother (age 49) subsequently married around a month after William's death.

Thomas Leighton and Elizabeth Knollys were married.

Family Trees of Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys 1524-1605

Maternal Family Tree: Jane Norbury 1464-1564

Royal Ancestors of Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys 1524-1605

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

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

Kings Franks: Great x 22 Grand Daughter of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of Robert "Pious" II King France

Royal Descendants of Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys 1524-1605

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 2

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 3

Ancestors of Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos Baroness Knollys 1524-1605

GrandFather: John Bray of Eaton Bray

Father: Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye

Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos and Knollys 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

GrandFather: Richard Halwell of Halwell in Devon

Mother: Jane Halwell Baroness Bray 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Norbury

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Norbury 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Matilda Pembridge 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Henry Norbury 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Boteler 4th Baron Sudeley 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Boteler 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Beauchamp Baroness Sudeley 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandfather: John IV Norbury 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

GrandMother: Jane Norbury 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England