Biography of Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558

Timeline

In Dec 1489 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (11) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 were married. Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 by marriage Duchess Buckingham (1C 1444). The executors of her father Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland 1449-1489, who had been hanged by rebels during the Northern Rebellion earlier in the year, having paid Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (32) £4000 for the privilege. His father, Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483, had been hanged for treason in 1483.

Around 1497 Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (18) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530

In 1513 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (39) and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (16) were married

In 1516 Henry Howard 1516-1547 was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (42) and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (19) at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

In 1519 Mary Howard Duchess Richmond and Somerset 1519-1557 was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (46) and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (22)

Around 1520 Thomas Howard 1st Viscount Howard Bindon 1520-1582 was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (47) and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (23)

Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

On 17 May 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (43) was executed at Tower Hill for no specific reason other than his having a significant amount of Plantagenet blood and was, therefore, considered a threat by Henry VIII (29). He was posthumously attainted by Act of Parliament on 31 July 1523, disinheriting his children.
He was buried at St Peter's Church, Britford, Wiltshire.

On 21 May 1524 Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (27) by marriage 3rd Duchess Norfolk (3C 1483)

On 21 May 1524 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (50) succeeded 3rd Duke Norfolk (3C 1483), 14th Baron Mowbray (1C 1283), 15th Baron Segrave (1C 1295). Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (27) by marriage Duchess Norfolk (3C 1483).

In 1530 Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 died

Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marchioness of Pembroke

On 01 Sep 1532 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (31) was created 1st Marquess Pembroke with Henry VIII (41) performing the investiture at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire.
Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (55), Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (58), Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551 (37), Jean Dinteville, Edward Lee Archbishop York 1482-1544 (50), John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (57) were present.
Stephen Gardiner Bishop Winchester 1483-1555 (49) read the Patent of Creation.
Mary Howard Duchess Richmond and Somerset 1519-1557 (12) carried Anne's (31) train replacing her mother Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (35) who had been banished from Court. Anne (31) and Mary Howard 1519-1557{she} were cousins.

On 03 Aug 1533 Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (17) made her formal entrance into London.
The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, 1550-1563, describes the event:
The third day of August, the Queen came riding to London and so to the Tower. She made her entrance at Aldgate, which was hanged with a great number of streamers hanging about the said gate; and all the streets into Leadenhall and unto the Tower were laid with gravel, and all the crafts of London stood in a row, with their banners and streamers hanging over their heads. Her Grace came, preceded by the Mayor of London carrying the mace and the Earl of Arundel (57) carrying the sword, and all the trumpets blowing. After the Queen came the Lady Elizabeth (-1), and after her the Duchess of Norfolk (36), and after her the Gertrude Blount Countess Devon 1503-1558{Marchioness of Exeter} and other ladies. And after them the aldermen, and then the guard with bows and javelins, and all the rest who departed from Aldgate in green and white, and red and white, and blue and green, to the number of three thousand horses and spears and javelins.
Strype’s Complete History of England describes Mary's entrance to the Tower:
There met her as humble supplicants the Duke of Norfolk (59), who had been a prisoner ever since his son the Earl of Surrey (59) was put to death by King Henry the (42); Edward Courtenay (6), son of the Marquis of Exeter (37) who was executed in the year 1538; Gardiner (50), deprived of his Bishopric of Winchester about two years before; and the Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587. They presented themselves on their knees, and Gardiner in the name of them all, made a congratulatory speech to the Queen, who kindly raised them one after another, saluted them, saying they were her own proper prisoners and ordered their immediate discharge. The next day she restored Courtenay (6) to the honor of his family. Gardiner (50) not only obtained his bishopric again but on the 23rd of August following was made Lord Chancellor, even though he had formerly subscribed to the Sentence of Divorce against the Queen’s mother and had written in defense of King Henry’s proceedings.

Birth and Christening of Elizabeth I

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth I was christened at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.
Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (29), Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (44) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (15) carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (36) carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk 1477-1545 (56) carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (37) carried a taper of virgin wax.
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (24), Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (56), Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent 1495-1562 (38) and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford 1503-1536 supported the train of the mantle.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (59), William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 (23) and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford 1465-1537 carried the canopy.

On 25 Aug 1554 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (80) died at Kenninghall, Norfolk. He was buried at Church of St Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Suffolk. His grandson Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572 (18) succeeded 4th Duke Norfolk (3C 1483), 3rd Earl Surrey (3C 1483)

On Nov 1558 Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (61) died

Katherine Howard Countess Derby was born to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 and Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

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

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

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

Kings England: Great x 5 Grand Daughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

GrandFather: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1425-1458 Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 Great Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

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

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu, Countess Stafford 1383-1438 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham Great Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 Great Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

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

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

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

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430 Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Mother: Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

GrandFather: Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland 1449-1489 Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great GrandFather: Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland 1421-1461 Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland 1393-1455 Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry "Hotspur" Percy 1364-1403 Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Camoys 1371-1417 Great Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Neville Countess Northumberland 1397-1472 Great Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Poynings 1400-1429 Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Poynings 5th Baron Poynings 1382-1446 Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Grey Baroness Poynings 1393- Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Berkeley Countess Arundel 1382-1455 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Berkeley 1352-1428 Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bettershorne

GrandMother: Maud Herbert Countess Northumberland 1458-1485 Great x 9 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1423-1469

Great x 2 GrandFather: William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert 1380-1445

Great x 2 GrandMother: Gwladys ferch Dafydd Gam "Star of Abergavenny" Brecon

Great x 3 GrandFather: Dafydd Gam Brecon 1380-1415

Great GrandMother: Anne Devereux 1430-1486 Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1387-1459 Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1361-1402

Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Merbury