Biography of Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk

Timeline

In 1585 Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk was born to Gilbert Talbot 7th Earl Shrewsbury, 7th Earl Waterford and Mary Cavendish Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford at Sheffield.

Before 1607 Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk were married. Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk by marriage Earl Arundel (Sussex), Earl Surrey (3C 1483).

In 1607 James Howard was born to Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk.

On 10 Jan 1608 the Ben Johnson Masque of Queens was performed at the Banqueting House to celebrate the competion of its refurburbishment. James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland attended.
The performers included: Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland, England and Ireland, Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk, Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford, Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby, Susan Vere Countess Montgomery, Lettice Perrot Baroness Chichester, Audrey Shelton, Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor, Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke, Elizabeth Barkham Baronetess Garrard, Elizabeth Somerset, Elizabeth Cecil, Mary Neville 7th Baroness Bergavenny, 3rd Baroness Despencer, Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor and Arbella Stewart.

On 15 Aug 1608 Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel, 5th Earl Surrey, 2nd Earl Norfolk was born to Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk.

Tethy's Festival Masque

On 05 Jun 1610 the Tethy's Festival Masque was performed at Whitehall Palace to celebrate the the investiture of Prince Frederick as Prince of Wales. The script was written by Samuel Daniel at the request of the Queen, who appeared in person as Tethys a goddess of the sea. Inigo Jones designed the staging and scenery.
{Prince Charles took the part of Zephyrus,
Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia appeared as the companion or daughter of Tethys, the "Nymph of Thames",
Arbella Stewart took the part of the "Nymph of Trent",
Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk as "Nymph of Arun"
Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby as "Nymph of Derwent",
Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset as "Nymph of Lee",
Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke as "Nymph of Air",
Susan Vere Countess Montgomery as "Nymph of Severn",
Elizabeth Radclyffe as "Nymph of Rother",
Elizabeth Talbot Countess Kent as "Nymph of Medway",
Four sisters, daughters of Edward Somerset 4th Earl Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings Countess Worcester, danced as the rivers of Monmouthshire:
Catherine Somerset Baroness Windsor the "Nymph of Usk"
Katherine Somerset the "Nymph of Olwy"
Elizabeth Somerset the "Nymph of Dulesse" (Dulas), and
Mary Wintour the "Nymph of Wye".

On 30 Nov 1614 William Howard 1st Viscount Stafford was born to Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk and Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk.

On 08 May 1616 Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk succeeded 13th Baron Furnivall (1C 1295), 17th Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309), 14th Baron Talbot (1C 1331).

In 1644 Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk was created 1st Earl Norfolk (5C 1644). Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk by marriage 1st Earl Norfolk (5C 1644).

On 03 Jun 1654 Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey, 1st Countess Norfolk died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Talbot

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 22 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 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 15 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

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

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland

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

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: Gilbert Talbot 7th Earl Shrewsbury, 7th Earl Waterford

GrandFather: George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford

Great GrandFather: Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford

Great Great GrandFather: George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford

Great Great Great GrandMother: Catherine Stafford Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford

Great Great GrandMother: Anne Hastings Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings

Great Great Great GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings

Great GrandMother: Mary Dacre

Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland

Great Great Great GrandFather: Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland

Great Great Great GrandMother: Mabel Parr Baroness Dacre Gilsland

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Greystoke Baroness Dacre Gilsland

Great Great Great GrandFather: Robert Greystoke

Great Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey

GrandMother: Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford

Great GrandFather: Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland

Great Great GrandFather: George Manners 11th Baron Ros Helmsley

Great Great Great GrandFather: Robert Manners

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Ros

Great Great GrandMother: Anne St Leger Baroness Ros Helmsley

Great Great Great GrandFather: Thomas St Leger

Great Great Great GrandMother: Anne York Duchess Exeter

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley

Great Great GrandFather: William Paston

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Paston

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margery Brewes

Great Great GrandMother: Bridget Heydon

Great Great Great GrandFather: Henry Heydon

Mother: Mary Cavendish Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford

GrandFather: William Cavendish

Great GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish

Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Cavendish

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Cavendish

Great Great Great GrandMother: Joan Staventon

Great Great GrandMother: Catherine Scudamore

Great GrandMother: Alice Smith

GrandMother: Bess Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford

Great GrandFather: John Hardwick

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Leeke

Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Leeke