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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

Birthplace: Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
Death: January 19, 1547 (30)
Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England (Executed by order of Henry VIII)
Place of Burial: Framlingham, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk and Elizabeth Howard, Duchess of Norfolk
Husband of Elizabeth Howard and Lady Frances de Vere, Countess of Surrey
Father of Jane Neville, Countess of Westmorland; Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk; Catherine Berkeley; Henry Howard, Jr., 1st Earl of Northampton and Margaret Scrope
Brother of Catherine 1st Wife Howard; Mary FitzRoy and Thomas Howard, 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon

Occupation: Poet, Earl of Surrey
Managed by: Private User
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About Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

"Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, KG (1516/1517 – 19 January 1547), was an English aristocrat, and one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry. He is a first cousin of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII."













Citations / Sources :

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 253, volume II, page 138, volume XI, page 549, volume XII/2, page 559. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S20] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 2 p. 327.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 1 p. 89, vol. 3 p. 795.
vol. 2 p. 447: "Sir Henry Howard, K.G.; styled Earl of Surrey; well versed in classical and modern literature, and a poet; was at one time designed as husband for the Princess Mary; accompanied the King to France 1532; acted as Earl Marshal at the trial of Anne Boleyn; Marshal of the army to besiege Montreuil 1544; Governor of Boulogne 1545; indicted for High Treason with his father, and (b. circa 1517) executed on Tower Hill, 21 January 1547."

[S65] #389 Histories of Noble British Families: with Biographical Notices of the Most Distinguished Individual in Each, Illustrated by Their Armorial Bearings, Portraits, Monuments, Seals, Etc. (1846), Drummond, Henry, (2 volumes. London: W. Pickering, 1846), FHL microfilm 990,417 item 1., vol. 2 p. 16.

[S77] #33 An Official Genealogical and Heraldic Baronage of England (filmed 1957), Paget, Gerald, (Typescript, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), FHL microfilm 170,063-170,067., no. 404, Nevill of Raby, Earls of Westmorland.

[S124] #240 Collins's Peerage of England, Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical, Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time (1812), Brydges, Sir Egerton,, (9 volumes. London: [T. Bensley], 1812), FHL book 942 D22be., vol. 3 p. 614.

[S177] #929 The History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey: Compiled from the Best and Most Authentic Historians, Valuable Records, and Manuscripts in the Public Offices and Libraries, and in Private Hands.. (1804-1814), Manning, Owen, (Three volumes. London: J. Nichols, 1804-1814), FHL book Q 942.21 H2ma., vol. 2 p. 169.

[S191] #247 [1816-1840] The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham (1816-1840), Surtees, Robert, of Mainsforth, Esq. F. S. A., (4 volumes. London: J.B. Nichols, Parliament-Street and G. Andrews, Durham 1816-1840), FHL book Folio 942.81 H2s; FHL microfilms 899,861-., vol. 4 p. 160.

[S260] #1784 The Visitation of Norfolk, Made and Taken by William Hervey, Anno 1563, Enlarged with Another Visitacion [Sic] Made by Clarenceux Cook: with Many Other Descents, and Also the Vissitation [Sic] Made by John Raven, Anno 1613 (1891), Rye, Walter, (The Publications of the Harleian Society: Visitations, volume 32. London: [Harleian Society], 1891), FHL book 942 B4h; FHL microfilm 162,058., vol. 32 p. 164.

[S300] #242 [1978 edition] Genealogical History of the Dormant, Aberant, Forfeited, & Extinct Peerages, Burke, Sir Bernard, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore. 1978), 942 D22 bug 1978., p. 394.

[S809] Royal Descent of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Roberts, Gary Boyd, (1990), p. 173.

[S1963] #11853 The history and antiquities of the county of Rutland : compiled from the works of the most approved historians, national records and other authentic documents, public and private, Blore, Thomas, (Stanford, California : R. Newcomb, [1811]), 942.545 H2b FHL BRITISH X Large Folio; FILM: 11624., p. 5.

Birth: 1517 Death: Jan. 19, 1547 Tower Hamlets London Borough of Tower Hamlets Greater London, England

Earl of Surrey.

Family links:

 Thomas Howard (1473 - 1554)
 Elizabeth Stafford Howard (1494 - 1558)


 Frances Vere Howard (1517 - 1577)*


 Jane Howard Neville (____ - 1593)*
 Thomas Howard (1538 - 1572)*
 Katherine Howard Berkeley (1538 - 1596)*
 Henry Howard (1540 - 1614)*
 Margaret Howard Scrope (1543 - 1592)*


 John Howard (____ - 1503)**
 Henry Howard (____ - 1502)**
 John Howard (____ - 1501)**
 Margaret Howard White**
 Thomas Howard (1497 - 1508)**
 Henry Howard (1517 - 1547)
 Mary Howard FitzRoy (1519 - 1557)*
 Thomas Howard (1520 - 1582)*

*Calculated relationship

  • *Half-sibling

Burial: St Michael Churchyard Framlingham Suffolk Coastal District Suffolk, England

Created by: julia&keld Record added: Jan 29, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33371959

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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey's Timeline

January 19, 1517
Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
Of, London, Middlesex,, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
March 10, 1536
Kenninghall, Breckland Borough, Norfolk, England
February 25, 1538
London, Middlesex, England
Corby Castle, Great Corby, Cumberland, England
January 30, 1543
Ashwell, Shropshire, England
January 19, 1547
Age 30
Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England