Theophilius Howard

Theophilius Howard

Birth
England
Death 3 Jun 1640 (aged 55)
Charing Cross, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Saffron Walden, Uttlesford District, Essex, England
Memorial ID 79095211 · View Source
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2nd Earl of Suffolk
2nd Baron Howard de Walden

Son of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, and Katherine Knyvett. Paternal grandson of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, and the Honourable Margaret Audley. Maternal grandson of Sir Henry Knyvett and Elizabeth Stumpe.

He married Lady Elizabeth Home, daughter of the 1st Earl of Dunbar, in March 1612. They were parents to nine children. Three of his sons succeeded as Earl of Suffolk, while his daughters were the Countess of Newburgh, the Countess of Northumberland and the Countess of Orrery.

Among his grandchildren are the 6th Duke of Lennox, the 11th Earl of Northumberland, the 2nd Earl of Orrery, the 1st Earl of Portland, the Countess of Inchiquin, the Countess of Breadalbane and Holland and the 1st Earl of Jersey.

The 2nd Earl of Suffolk is buried in the Howard Vault. The vault, now completely bricked in, was closed in 1860.


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  • Created by: A. I. Zimmer
  • Added: 22 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79095211
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theophilius Howard (13 Aug 1584–3 Jun 1640), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79095211, citing Walden Abbey, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford District, Essex, England ; Maintained by A. I. Zimmer (contributor 46947938) .