Biography of Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 1579-1622

Paternal Family Tree: Norreys

Maternal Family Tree: Elizabeth Merbury

On 06 Jul 1579 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire was born to William Norreys (age 31) and Elizabeth Morrison Countess Lincoln.

On 27 Dec 1579 [his father] William Norreys (age 31) died.

After 20 Oct 1586 [his step-father] Henry Clinton 2nd Earl Lincoln (age 45) and [his mother] Elizabeth Morrison Countess Lincoln were married. She by marriage Countess Lincoln. She the daughter of Richard Morrison and Bridget Hussey Countess Bedford (age 60). He the son of Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln and Ursula Stourton Baroness Clinton.

On 28 Apr 1599 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 19) and Bridget Vere Baroness Norreys Rycote (age 15) were married. She the daughter of Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford (age 49) and Anne Cecil Countess of Oxford. He the son of William Norreys and Elizabeth Morrison Countess Lincoln.

On 27 Jun 1601 [his grandfather] Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote (age 76) died at Rycote, Oxfordshire [Map]. His grandson Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 21) succeeded 2nd Baron Norreys Rycote. [his wife] Bridget Vere Baroness Norreys Rycote (age 17) by marriage Baroness Norreys Rycote.

Around 1603 [his daughter] Elizabeth Norreys 3rd Baroness Norreys Rycote was born to Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 23) and [his wife] Bridget Vere Baroness Norreys Rycote (age 18).

On 04 Jul 1611 [his mother] Elizabeth Morrison Countess Lincoln died.

Around Oct 1613 Peregrine Bertie (age 29) fought a duel with Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 34). the specific cause of the duel isn't known but Norreys was known to be a longstanding enemy of Bertie's brother Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey (age 30).

On 28 Jan 1621 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 41) was created 1st Earl Berkshire, 1st Viscount Thame. [his wife] Bridget Vere Baroness Norreys Rycote (age 36) by marriage Countess Berkshire.

Around Feb 1621 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 41) was imprisoned for attacking Emanuel Scrope 1st Earl of Sunderland (age 36) in front of the House of Lords in the presence the future King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 20) at Fleet Prison [Map].

On 29 Jan 1622 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 42) shot himself with a crossbow at Rycote, Oxfordshire [Map]; probably deliberately.

On 31 Jan 1622 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire (age 42) died of the wounds he had received two days earlier. He was buried at Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire [Map]. His daughter [his daughter] Elizabeth Norreys 3rd Baroness Norreys Rycote (age 19) succeeded 3rd Baroness Norreys Rycote. Earl Berkshire and Viscount Thame extinct.

Before 1631 Hugh Pollard 2nd Baronet (age 28) and [his former wife] Bridget Vere Baroness Norreys Rycote (age 46) were married. She the daughter of Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford and Anne Cecil Countess of Oxford. They were second cousin twice removed.

Around Jan 1631 [his former wife] Bridget Vere Baroness Norreys Rycote (age 46) died. She was buried at Westminster Abbey [Map].

[his father] William Norreys and [his mother] Elizabeth Morrison Countess Lincoln were married. She the daughter of Richard Morrison and Bridget Hussey Countess Bedford.

Royal Ancestors of Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 1579-1622

Kings Wessex: Great x 16 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 13 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 19 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 14 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

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

Kings Franks: Great x 13 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestors of Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 1579-1622

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Norreys

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Norreys

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Merbrook

Great x 2 Grandfather: Edward Norreys 7 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Jane Vere 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Howard Countess of Oxford 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Henry Norreys 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Lovell 7th Baron Lovel 4th Baron Holand 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Lovell 8th Baron Lovel 5th Baron Holand 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Deincourt 6th Baroness Deincourt, Baroness Lovel and Sudeley 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Frideswell Lovell 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Beaumont Baroness Lovel 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katherine Neville Duchess Norfolk Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Fiennes 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Dacre 7th Baroness Dacre of Gilsland 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Fitzhugh 5th Baron Fitzhugh 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Fitzhugh 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Neville Baroness Fitzhugh 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Mary Fiennes 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Bourchier 1st Baron Berners Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Humphrey Bourchier 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margery Berners Baroness Berners

Great x 2 Grandmother: Anne Bourchier Baroness Dacre of Gilsland 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Tilney

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Cheney 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Father: William Norreys 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Williams

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Williams 1st Baron Williams

GrandMother: Margery Williams Baroness Norreys Rycote 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Saye Baroness Despencer 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Tyrrell

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Tyrrell Baroness Despencer 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Arundell 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margery Wentworth 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Fortescue

Great x 3 Grandfather: Adrian Fortescue

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Boleyn

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Fortescue Baroness Wentworth 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Stonor 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Stonor 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Neville 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Morison of Hertfordshire

GrandFather: Richard Morrison

Mother: Elizabeth Morrison Countess Lincoln 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Hussey

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Hussey

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Nesfield

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford 9 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Lawrence Berkeley 6 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Berkeley 7 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Woodford

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Berkeley 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Brooksby

Great x 3 Grandmother: Petronella Brooksby

GrandMother: Bridget Hussey Countess Bedford 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Grey 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Constance Holland Countess Norfolk and Nottingham Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: George Grey 2nd Earl Kent 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Percy 2nd Earl of Northumberland 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Katherine Percy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Neville Countess Northumberland Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Anne Grey Baroness Hussey Sleaford 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke

Great x 4 Grandmother: Gwladys ferch Dafydd Gam "Star of Abergavenny" Brecon

Great x 2 Grandmother: Katherine Herbert Countess Kent 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Walter Devereux 7 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Devereux 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Merbury