Biography of Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672

Paternal Family Tree: Cecil

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In Jan 1589 [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter (age 23) and Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 14) were married at Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire [Map]. She the daughter of Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland and Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland (age 39). He the son of Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter (age 46) and Dorothy Neville Countess Exeter (age 41).

After 1591 [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter (age 25) and [her mother] Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter (age 12) were married. He the son of Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter (age 48) and Dorothy Neville Countess Exeter (age 43). They were third cousin once removed.

In 1596 Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire was born to William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter (age 30) and Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter (age 17).

In 1614 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 26) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 18) were married. She the daughter of William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter (age 48) and Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter (age 35). He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk (age 52) and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 50). They were fourth cousins.

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

Before 1616 [her brother-in-law] Henry Howard (age 24) and Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne (age 23) were married. He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk (age 54) and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 51).

In 1616 [her daughter] Mary Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 28) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 20).

Around 1616 [her brother-in-law] Henry Howard (age 24) died in Clun Castle [Map].

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

In 1620 [her son] Henry Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 32) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 24).

In 1621 [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 33) was created 1st Baron Howard of Charlton in Wiltshire. Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 25) by marriage Baroness Howard of Charlton in Wiltshire.

In 1622 [her son] William Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 34) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 26).

On 08 Feb 1623 [her grandfather] Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter (age 80) died. He was buried at Chapel of St John the Baptist, Westminster Abbey [Map]. His son [her father] William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter (age 57) succeeded 2nd Earl Exeter, 3rd Baron Burghley. [her mother] Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter (age 45) by marriage Countess Exeter.

Around 1624 [her brother-in-law] Edward Howard 1st Baron Howard (age 22) and Mary Boteler Baroness Howard were married. He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk (age 62) and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 60).

On or before 02 Nov 1624 1624 [her son] Edward Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 37) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 28). He was baptised on 02 Nov 1624 at St Martin in the Fields [Map].

In Jan 1626 [her son] Robert Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 38) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 30).

On 07 Feb 1626 [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 38) was created 1st Earl Berkshire. Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 30) by marriage Countess Berkshire.

On 21 Jun 1626 [her brother-in-law] Charles Howard (age 35) died.

Around 1627 [her daughter] Frances Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 39) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 31).

On 12 Apr 1628 [her brother-in-law] Edward Howard 1st Baron Howard (age 26) was created 1st Baron Howard of Escrick. Mary Boteler Baroness Howard by marriage Baroness Howard of Escrick.

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

On 03 Sep 1634 Edward Coke (age 82) died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tittleshall [Map]. 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: Coke Arms, Crispin, Folkard, Sparham, Nerford, Yarmouth, Knightley Arms 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 (age 47).

Below the effigy are three shields. Left Coke Arms implaling Paston Arms. His first wife Bridget Paston. Middle Coke Arms. Right Coke Arms impaling Cecil Arms; his second wife Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 38).

Bridget Paston: she was born to John Paston. On 13 Aug 1582 Edward Coke and she were married. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In 1636 [her daughter] Diana Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 48) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 40).

On 10 Apr 1637 [her son] Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire (age 22) and [her daughter-in-law] Dorothy Savage Countess Berkshire were married. She the daughter of Thomas Savage 1st Viscount Savage and Elizabeth Darcy 1st Countess Rivers (age 56). He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 49) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 41). They were third cousin once removed.

In 1638 [her daughter] Elizabeth Howard was born to [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 50) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 42).

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

In 1648 [her brother-in-law] Robert Howard (age 64) and Catherine Neville (age 22) were married. The difference in their ages was 41 years. He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk.

On 07 Jul 1648 [her son] Henry Howard (age 28) and [her daughter-in-law] Elizabeth Spencer Baroness Craven (age 31) were married. He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 60) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 52). They were fourth cousins.

On 04 Apr 1649 [her son] William Howard (age 27) and [her daughter-in-law] Elizabeth Dundas (age 23) were married. He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 61) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 53).

On 08 Feb 1650 [her son-in-law] Conyers Darcy 2nd Earl Holderness (age 28) and [her daughter] Frances Howard (age 23) were married. She the daughter of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 62) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 54). He the son of Conyers Darcy 1st Earl Holderness (age 51) and Grace Rokeby Countess Holderness (age 50).

On 22 Apr 1653 [her brother-in-law] Robert Howard (age 69) died at Hall in the Forest, Clun [Map]. He was buried at St George's Church, Clun [Map].

On 26 Feb 1658 [her mother] Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter (age 80) died.

In 1663 [her son] Henry Howard (age 43) died.

On 01 Dec 1663 [her son-in-law] John Dryden (age 32) and [her daughter] Elizabeth Howard (age 25) were married. She the daughter of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 76) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 67).

After 1665 [her son] Robert Howard (age 38) and [her daughter-in-law] Honora O'Brien were married. She the daughter of Henry O'Brien 5th Earl Thomond and Mary Brereton Countess Thomond. He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 77) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 69).

On 16 Jul 1669 [her husband] Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 81) died. His son [her son] Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire (age 54) succeeded 2nd Earl Berkshire. [her daughter-in-law] Dorothy Savage Countess Berkshire by marriage Countess Berkshire.

In 1670 [her daughter] Frances Howard (age 43) died.

In 1672 Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 76) died.

Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

Margaret York Countess of Salisbury 1473-1541

Royal Ancestors of Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672

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

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 16 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

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

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland

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

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Royal Descendants of Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 1

Ancestors of Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Cecil

Great x 3 Grandfather: David Cecil

Great x 2 Grandfather: Richard Cecil

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Dicons

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Heckington

Great x 2 Grandmother: Jane Heckington

GrandFather: Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Cheke

Great x 2 Grandfather: Peter Cheke

Great x 1 Grandmother: Mary Cheke

Father: William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Neville 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer of Snape 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Bourchier 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Humphrey Stafford 12 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Stafford Baroness Latimer 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Fray

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Neville 4th Baron Latimer of Snape 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III 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 Grandfather: George de Vere 6 x Great Grand Son 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 2 Grandmother: Dorothy de Vere 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Stafford 11 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Stafford 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Chideocke 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandMother: Dorothy Neville Countess Exeter 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Beaufort 2nd or 3rd Duke of Somerset 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles Somerset 1st Earl of Worcester 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Hill

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

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Huntingdon 9 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Herbert 3rd Baroness Herbert Raglan 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Woodville Countess Pembroke and Huntingdon 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Lucy Somerset Baroness Latimer Snape 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Browne

Great x 3 Grandfather: Anthony Browne 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Fitzalan 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Browne Countess of Worcester 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

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

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabel Ingaldsthorpe 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Roger Drury of Hawstead in Suffolk

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Drury

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Drury 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Calthorpe 9 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

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

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Stapleton 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Drury 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Sothill of Stoke Faston

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Sothill

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Sothill

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Empson

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Empson

GrandFather: William Drury 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Rich

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Rich

Great x 2 Grandfather: Richard Rich 1st Baron Rich

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Dinley

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Dinley

Great x 1 Grandmother: Audrey Rich

Great x 4 Grandfather: Rowland Jenks

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Jenks

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Jenks Baroness Rich

Mother: Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Humphrey Stafford 11 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Humphrey Stafford 12 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Aylesbury

Great x 2 Grandfather: Humphrey Stafford 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Fray

Great x 3 Grandmother: Catherine Fray

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Danvers Baroness Wenlock

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Stafford 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Fogge

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Fogge

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Haute

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Haute

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Woodville

GrandMother: Elizabeth Stafford 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham Duchess Bedford 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Herbert Countess Northumberland 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Dorothy Stafford 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Geoffrey Pole

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Pole 8 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Edith St John 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Ursula Pole 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: George York 1st Duke of Clarence 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret York Countess of Salisbury 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabel Neville Duchess Clarence 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England