Earl Henry Wriothesley

Earl Henry Wriothesley

Male 1573 - 1624  (51 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Henry Wriothesley 
    Prefix Earl 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 6 Oct 1573  Cowdry, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1624  Bergen op Zoom, NBr, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Dec 1624  Titchfield, Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I152389  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2008 

    Father Earl Henry Wriothesley,   b. Bef 24 Apr 1545, Wriothesley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1581, Itchell, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Countess Mary Browne,   b. Abt 1550, Copt Hall, Epping, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1607  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1565-1566  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F60672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Vernon,   b. Abt 1572, Hodnet, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Nov 1655  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Bef 30 Aug 1598 
    Children 
    +1. Penelope Wriothesley,   b. Bef 8 Nov 1598, Tichfield, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1667, Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +2. Earl Thomas Wriothesley,   b. 10 Mar 1608,   d. 16 May 1667, Southampton House, Bloomsbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Anne Wriothesley,   b. Abt 1600,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F60669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1624 - Bergen op Zoom, NBr, NL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 3rd Earl of Southampton
      K.G.

      EARLDOM OF SOUTHAMPTON
      IV. 3 & 1. HENRY (WRIOTHESLEY), EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON and BARON WRIOTHESLEY, only son and heir, born 6 October 1573, at Cowdray, Sussex; styled LORD WRIOTHESLEY till 1581;'a ward of the Queen; educated at Cambridge (St. John's College]; matriculated 11 December 1585; M.A. 6 June 1589; admitted Gray's Inn, 29 February 1587/8; incorporated M.A. of Oxford, 19 August 1592. As Captain of the Garland he served under the Earl of Essex in the "Island Voyage" to the Azores, 1597, being knighted there by him in October; and as General of Horse (appointed by him), 15 April-July, was in Ireland under Essex, April-September 1599. He was again in Ireland under Mountjoy, April-July 1600. For his part in the ill-fated insurrection of the Earl of Essex, 8 February, he was found guilty and attainted, 19 February 1600/1, whereby all his honours were forfeited. From February 1660/1 to April 1603, he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. By the new King, James I, he was, however, greatly favoured, and he received a grant of pardon and restitution, 16 May 1603; nominated K.G. 25 June, and installed 9 July 1603; Captain of the Isle of Wight, 7 July 1603 till his death. He was created, 21 July 1603, BARON WRIOTHESLEY OF TITCHFIELD, co. Southampton, and EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON, with "place and precedence as previous to his deprivation"; and was restored in blood by Act of Parliament, 18 April 1604. One of the Queen's Council and Master of her Game, October 1603; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Hants, 30 March 1604, and Vice-Admiral thereof before August 1608; Keeper of the New Forest, 14 January 1606/7; a Councillor of the Virginia Company, 23 May 1609, becoming Treasurer and Governor, 28 June 1620-June 1624; and for the plantation of New England, 3 November 1620. He accompanied the King to Scotland in May 1617 and was sworn P.C. 30 April 1619. For his opposition to the Duke of Buckingham he was arrested and committed to the custody of the Dean of Westminster, 15 June-18 July 1621. As Colonel of a regiment of volunteers in the service of the Elector Palatine, he went to Holland in August 1624. He married, clandestinely (thereby incurring the Queen's heavy displeasure), shortly before 30 August 1598, Elizabeth [c] (one of the Maids of Honour), daughter of John VERNON, of Hodnet, Salop, by Elizabeth, sister of Walter, 1st EARL OF ESSEX, daughter of Sir Richard DEVEREUX. He died 10 November 1624, of the pestilence at Bergen-op-Zoom, in Holland, and was buried 28 December at Titchfield, aged 51. She was living 23 November 1655. [CP 12[1]:128-30]
      [c] He was courting her "with to much familiarity" in September 1595, and (with good reason) she "almost wept out her fairest Eyes" when he left for France in February 1597/8. Chamberlain writes, 30 August 1598, "Mrs Vernon is from the Court, and lies in Essex house; some say she hath taken a venew under the girdle and swells upon it, yet she complaines not of fowle play, but sayes the Erle of Southampton will justifie it; and it is bruted, underhand, that he was latelie here fowre dayes [from France] in great secret of purpos to marry her, and effected it accordingly." By the Queen's orders, 3 September, the Earl again returned to England from Paris between 2 [?N.S.) and 4 November, and was committed


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