When Sir William Howard was born in 1240, in Wiggenhall St Peter, Norfolk, England, his father, Duke John Howard of Norfolk, was 25 and his mother, Lucy Germonde, was 21. He had at least 4 sons with Alice Fitton. He died on 3 May 1308, in his hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in East Winch, Norfolk, England. Photos & Memories (1)
- Alice Fitton, Gilla Terrington
William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham (c. 1510 – 12 January 1573) was an English diplomat and military leader. He served four monarchs, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, in various official capacities, most notably on diplomatic missions and as Lord Admiral and Lord Chamberlain of the Household . Contents 1 Early life
Lord William Howard (19 December 1563 – 7 October 1640) was an English nobleman and antiquary, sometimes known as "Belted or Bauld (bold) Will". Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 3.1 Descendants 3.2 Legacy 4 References 5 External links Early life Howard was born on 19 December 1563 at Audley End in Essex.
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From Paul Brand, ‘Howard, Sir William (b. in or before 1255, d. 1308)’,Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Accessed 23 Sept 2005: There seems to be no contemporary evidence to support the later tradition that made him the son of one John Howard and his wife, Lucy Germund. Howard was twice married. His first wife,...
NB: There seem to be errors about the family in Dictionary of National Biography. HOWARD, Sir WILLIAM (d. 1308), judge, was perhaps the son of John Howard of Wiggenhall, Norfolk (living 1260), by Lucy, daughter of John Germund. The family, which was probably of Saxon origin, belonged to the class of smaller gentry, and was settled in the neighbourh...
Name: Howard The Howard family is given by Burke and other authorities as the oldest and most illustrious in the world. The Head of the House of Howard is the Duke of Norfolk, Premier Duke of England, with precedence of all save the Princes of the blood, and with hereditary honors and titles that would fill a page. The present Head of the House, th...
- circa 1242
- Probably, Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England
HOWARD, Sir William, Lord Howard of Effingham (1577-1615), of Bletchingley, Surr. Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981 Available from Boydell and Brewer Biography Detail Constituency Family & Education Offices Held Biography End Notes Previous Biography Next Biography Constituency Dates
Howard should not be confused with his cousin and namesake, the son of Lord William Howard of Naworth, who was knighted on 8 Dec. 1623 and died in 1642. The Naworth branch of the family’s estates were concentrated in the North - indeed Lord William was the principal electoral patron at Morpeth - and consequently it is unlikely that Lord William’s son would have sought election in Wiltshire.