Biography of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576

1418 Siege of Rouen

1569 Rising of the North

Jul 1575 Rathlin Island Massacre


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Siege of Rouen

On 29 Jul 1418 the English forces commenced the Siege of Rouen with the city being taken on 19 Jan 1419. Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1385-1452 (33) fought. John Blount 1388-1418 (30) died. William Harrington 1373-1440 (45), the King's Standard Bearer, was wounded.
Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford 1378-1449 (40) fought.
Henry Beaufort 2nd Earl Somerset 1401-1418. John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset 1403-1444 (15) succeeded 3rd Earl Somerset (2C 1397).
[his son] Walter Devereux -1418 were killed.

On 01 Jul 1536 [his father] Richard Devereux 1513-1547 (23) and [his mother] Dorothy Hastings 1516-1541 (20) were married (he was her half second-cousin).

On or after 16 Sep 1541 [his mother] Dorothy Hastings 1516-1541 (25) died.

On 16 Sep 1541 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 was born to [his father] Richard Devereux 1513-1547 (28) and [his mother] Dorothy Hastings 1516-1541 (25).

On 20 Feb 1547 [his father] Richard Devereux 1513-1547 (34) was created Knight of the Bath.

After 20 Feb 1547 [his father] Richard Devereux 1513-1547 died.

On 17 Sep 1558 Walter Devereux 1st Viscount Hereford 1488-1558 (70) died. His grandson Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (17) succeeded 2nd Viscount Hereford, 10th Baron Ferrers Chartley.

Around 1561 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (19) and [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (17) were married. Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (17) by marriage Viscountess Hereford.

After 1561 [his daughter] Frances Devereux Duchess Somerset was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 and [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634.

After 1561 [his son] Walter Devereux -1418 was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 and [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634.

On Jan 1563 [his daughter] Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (21) and [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (19) at Chartley Castle.

Around 1564 [his daughter] Dorothy Devereux Countess Northumberland 1564-1619 was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (22) and [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (20).

On 10 Nov 1565 [his son] Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (24) and [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (22).

Rising of the North

In 1569 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (27) provided signal service in suppressing the Northern Rebellion of 1569, serving as high marshal of the field under Ambrose Dudley 3rd Earl Warwick 1530-1590 (39) and Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 (57).

Around 1565 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 (53).

In 1583 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 (71) wearing his Garter Collar.

On 28 Jan 1571 Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier 1517-1571 (54) died at Benington. Her second-cousin once-removed Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (29) succeeded 8th Baron Bourchier. [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (27) by marriage Baroness Bourchier.

On 04 May 1572 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (30) was created 1st Earl Essex (8C 1572). [his wife] Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (28) by marriage Countess Essex (8C 1572).

On 17 Jun 1572 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (30) was appointed 355th Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (38)..

After 1585 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1572.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (33).

Around 1575 based on a work of 1572.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (33).

Jul 1575 Rathlin Island Massacre

Before 25 Jul 1575 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 ordered Francis Drake Privateer 1540-1596 and John Norreys 1547-1597 to confront Scottish refugees on Rathlin Island, County Antrim. .

In 1581 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Francis Drake Privateer 1540-1596 (41).

After 26 Jul 1575 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 wrote to Francis Walsingham Secretary 1532-1590 that Sorley Boy MacDonnell watched the massacre from the mainland helplessly and was "like to run mad from sorrow".

On 22 Sep 1576 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (35) died. His son [his son] Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (10) succeeded 2nd Earl Essex (8C 1572), 3rd Viscount Hereford, 12th Baron Ferrers Chartley, 9th Baron Bourchier.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Devereux

Maternal Family Tree: Jeanne Sabran

Descendants Family Trees:

Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury 1407-1462

Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460

Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 21 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 18 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 13 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of King Edward III England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 12 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Richard Devereux 1513-1547 5 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1st Viscount Hereford 1488-1558 8 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: John Devereux 8th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1464-1501 7 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 8 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1387-1459 7 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1361-1402

Great x 4 GrandMother: Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 6 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Merbury

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Ferrers 8th Baroness Ferrers Chartley -1469 6 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Ferrers 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1412-1450 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edmund Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1386-1435 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Helen Roche Baroness Ferrers Chartley

GrandMother: Mary Grey Baroness Ferrers Chartley 1491-1538 4 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 6 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Grey 1432-1461 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Grey 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1415-1457 6 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn 1362-1440 5 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Astley Baroness Grey Ruthyn 1366-1448 8 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Ferrers 6th Baroness Ferrers Groby 1419-1483 4 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers 1394-1425 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Isabel Mowbray Baroness Berkeley 1400- 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 6 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 5 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandFather: Peter Luxemburg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 4 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 5 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandMother: Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset 1460-1529 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Bonville 6th Baron Harington 1442-1460 6 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Bonville 1420-1460 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville 1392-1461 7 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Grey 4 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington 1423-1458

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Harrington 5th Baron Harington 1390-1457

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings 1442-1503 2 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 5 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury 1407-1462 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 3 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Holland 1386-1413 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Mother: Dorothy Hastings 1516-1541 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

GrandFather: George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 4 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: Edward Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings 1466-1506 3 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 9 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Leonard Hastings 1396-1455

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Hastings 1340-1398

Great x 4 GrandMother: Maud Sutton 1356-1400

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Camoys 8 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 7 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Louches Baroness Camoys

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings 1442-1503 2 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 5 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury 1407-1462 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 3 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Holland 1386-1413 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Mary Hungerford Baroness Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford 1466-1553 4 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Hungerford -1469 7 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 6 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford 1400-1459 9 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Botreaux 4th Baroness Botreaux Baroness Hungerford -1478 5 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Moleyns Baroness Hungerford

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Percy 1444-1522 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland 1421-1461 2 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Earl of Northumberland 1393-1455 2 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Neville Countess Northumberland 1397-1472 Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Poynings Countess Northumberland 1422-1480 6 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Poynings 1400-1429 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Eleanor Berkeley Countess Arundel 1382-1455 5 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

GrandMother: Anne Stafford Countess Huntingdon 1483-1544 4 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1454-1483 3 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1425-1458 2 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham 1402-1460 Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 3 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu, Countess Stafford 1383-1438 Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 5 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474 2 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 Great Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, Dorset 1373-1410 Grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 4 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 4 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Warwick 1386-1422 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 6 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 5 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter Luxemburg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 4 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Luxemburg 1370-1397 3 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 5 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422

Great x 4 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430 4 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216