Biography of Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset

Timeline

On 31 May 1590 Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset was born to Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk.

In 1603 Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex and Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset were married.

In 1604 Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex was restored 3rd Earl Essex (8C 1572), 4th Viscount Hereford, 12th Baron Ferrers Chartley, 10th Baron Bourchier. Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset by marriage Countess Essex (8C 1572).

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 Baroness Petre the "Nymph of Olwy"
Elizabeth Somerset the "Nymph of Dulesse" (Dulas), and
Mary Wintour the "Nymph of Wye".

On 25 Sep 1613 Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex and Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset were divorced.

On 26 Dec 1613 Robert Carr 1st Earl Somerset and Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset were married. Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset by marriage Countess Somerset (3C 1613).

Around 1615 William Larkin. Portrait of Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset.

Around 1615 William Larkin 1582-1619. Portrait of Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset 1590-1632.

On 09 Dec 1615 Anne Carr Countess Bedford was born to Robert Carr 1st Earl Somerset and Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset.

On 23 Aug 1632 Frances Howard Countess Essex, Countess Somerset died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Howard

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 23 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 19 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 8 Grand Daughter of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 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 "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Henry Howard Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandMother: Frances Vere Great x 10 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Vere 15th Earl Oxford Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Vere Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Colbroke

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Trussell Countess Oxford Great x 11 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Trussell

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Donne Great x 10 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandMother: Margaret Audley Duchess Norfolk Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon

Great x 2 GrandFather: Geoffrey Audley

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Audley

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Audley Waldon Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Paternal

Mother: Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk Great x 9 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandFather: Henry Knyvet Great x 8 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: Henry Knyvet Great x 7 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Knyvet Great x 9 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Knyvet Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Muriel Howard Viscountess Lisle Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandMother: Anne Pickering

Great x 2 GrandFather: Christopher Pickering

GrandMother: Elizabeth Stumpe