Biography of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex

Timeline

On 10 Nov 1565 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex.

On 22 Sep 1576 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex succeeded 2nd Countess Essex (8C 1572), 3rd Viscount Hereford, 11th Baron Ferrers Chartley, 9th Baron Bourchier.

In 1577 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex educated at Trinity College.

On Jun 1587 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was appointed as Master of the Horse.

In 1588 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was appointed 369th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I.

In 1590 William Segar. Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex.

In 1590 William Segar 1554-1663. Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601.

In 1590 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex were married. Frances Walsingham Countess Essex by marriage Countess Essex (8C 1572).

In 1591 Thomas Coningsby travelled to Rouen to be in attendance on Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex.

On 11 Jan 1591 Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex.

On 08 Oct 1591 Thomas Coningsby was knighted by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex.

In 1593 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was appointed as Privy Council.

On 25 Jun 1596 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was present at Cadiz.

Around 1596 Marcus Gheeraerts. Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex.

Around 1596 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636. Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601.

Around 1597 Marcus Gheeraerts. Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex.

Around 1597 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636. Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601.

In 1599 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Ireland.

On 30 Sep 1599 Frances Devereux was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex.

In Jun 1600 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex placed under house arrest.

On 30 Oct 1600 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was refused the renewal of his lucrative monopoly on Sweet Wine by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland effectively bankrupting him.

Essex Rebellion

On 08 Feb 1601 Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley and three others were held hostage by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex at Essex House. Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley attempted to rouse London but his support never materialised. When he returned to Essex House he found the hostages gone. Essex House was besieged by the Queen's men under Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham. Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton surrendered. Charles Danvers and Christopher Blount took part. Roger Manners 5th Earl Rutland was implicated and was imprisoned for several months. He was fined £30000; a staggering amount three times more than any other conspirator. .

On 25 Feb 1601 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was beheaded at Tower Green during the Essex Rebellion.

Matthew Browne was knighted by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex at Cadiz.

Dorothy Devereux Baronetess Staunton Harold was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex.

Walter Devereux was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Elizabeth Southwell.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Devereux

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 7 Grand Son of Edward III King England

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

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

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

Ancestry

Father: Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Richard Devereux Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1st Viscount Hereford Great x 8 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Devereux 8th Baron Ferrers Chartley Great x 7 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Ferrers 7th Baroness Ferrers Chartley Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Mary Grey Baroness Ferrers Chartley Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Grey Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Bonville 6th Baron Harington Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandMother: Dorothy Hastings Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Hungerford Baroness Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Hungerford Great x 7 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Percy Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandMother: Anne Stafford Countess Huntingdon Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Mother: Lettice Knollys Countess Essex Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: Francis Knollys

Great GrandFather: Robert Knollys

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Knollys

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Knollys

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Doyley

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Troutbeck

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Troutbeck

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Carey Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Carey Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anna Fulford

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Spencer Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Spencer

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Beaufort Countess Ormonde Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Boleyn

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Butler Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde 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