Biography of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex

Timeline

On 16 Sep 1541 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex was born to Richard Devereux and Dorothy Hastings.

On 17 Sep 1558 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex succeeded 2nd Viscount Hereford, 10th Baron Ferrers Chartley.

Around 1561 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex were married. Lettice Knollys Countess Essex by marriage Viscountess Hereford.

On Jan 1563 Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex at Chartley Castle.

Around 1564 Dorothy Devereux Countess Northumberland was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex.

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

On 28 Jan 1571 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex succeeded 8th Baron Bourchier. Lettice Knollys Countess Essex by marriage Baroness Bourchier.

On 17 Jun 1572 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex was appointed 355th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I.

On 17 Jun 1572 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex was created 1st Countess Essex (8C 1572). Lettice Knollys Countess Essex by marriage Countess Essex (8C 1572).

Before 25 Jul 1575 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex ordered Francis Drake and John Norreys to confront Scottish refugees on Rathlin Island, County Antrim. .

After 26 Jul 1575 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex wrote to Francis Walsingham that Sorley Boy MacDonnell watched the massacre from the mainland helplessly and was "like to run mad from sorrow".

Around 1575 based on a work of 1572. Unknown Artist. Portrait of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1572.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576.

On 22 Sep 1576 Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex died.

Walter Devereux was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex.

Frances Devereux Duchess Somerset was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Devereux

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 21 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 18 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 13 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

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

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 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: Richard Devereux Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

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

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

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Devereux Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Merbury

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Ferrers 7th Baroness Ferrers Chartley Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers Chartley Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Grey Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Grey 6th Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Ferrers 6th Baroness Ferrers Groby Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Bonville 6th Baron Harington Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Bonville Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Leonard Hastings

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Camoys Great x 8 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Hungerford Great x 7 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford Great x 6 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Moleyns 1st Baroness Hungerford

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Percy Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Poynings Countess Northumberland Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

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

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham Great Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort 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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margherita Baux Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England