Biography of William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury

Timeline

Around 1544 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was born to Francis Knollys and Catherine Carey.

In 1571 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was elected as MP Stafford.

In 1572 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was elected as MP Tregony.

In 1583 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was elected as MP Oxfordshire.

In 1586 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was knighted by Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester.

In 1592 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was elected as MP Oxfordshire.

Before 1595 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury and Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos, Baroness Knollys were married.

In 1596 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Berkshire.

On 29 Sep 1599 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was compelled to stand before the Council during a five-hour interrogation. The Council, which included his uncle William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury, took a quarter of an hour to compile a report, which declared that his truce with O'Neill was indefensible and his flight from Ireland tantamount to a desertion of duty. He was committed to the custody of Sir Richard Berkeley in his own York House on 1 October.

In 1601 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was elected as MP Oxfordshire.

In 1603 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was created 1st Baron Knollys. Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos, Baroness Knollys by marriage Baroness Knollys.

On 23 Dec 1605 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury and Elizabeth Howard 1st Countess Banbury were married. Elizabeth Howard 1st Countess Banbury by marriage Baroness Knollys.

In 1615 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was appointed 411th Knight Garter: James I.

In 1616 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was created 1st Viscount Wallingford. Elizabeth Howard 1st Countess Banbury by marriage 1st Viscountess Wallingford.

In 1619 Daniel Mijtens. Portrait of William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1619 Daniel Mijtens 1590-1648. Portrait of William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1626 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was created 1st Earl Banbury. Elizabeth Howard 1st Countess Banbury by marriage 1st Countess Banbury.

On 25 May 1632 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Knollys

Maternal Family Tree: Eleanor Vitre Countess Salisbury

Descent

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

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 13 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 19 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 14 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

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

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

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

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

Ancestry

Father: Francis Knollys

GrandFather: Robert Knollys

Great GrandFather: Robert Knollys

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Knollys

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Doyley

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Troutbeck

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Troutbeck

Mother: Catherine Carey Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: William Carey Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Carey Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Carey Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip Carey Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Christiana Orchard

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anna Fulford

Great x 3 GrandFather: Baldwin Fulford

Great GrandMother: Margaret Spencer Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Spencer

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Beaufort Countess Ormonde Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

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

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandMother: Mary Boleyn Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Boleyn

Great x 3 GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ann Hoo

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Butler Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Butler 7th Earl Ormonde Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Hankford Countess Ormonde Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Frederick Tilney

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England