Sir George Talbot

Sir George Talbot

Death 18 Nov 1590 (aged 61–62)
Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Burial Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
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6th Earl of Shrewsbury, 6th Earl of Waterford, 11th Baron Furnivall, 12th Baron Talbot, Knight of the Garter and Earl Marshal

George was the only son of Francis Talbot and Mary Dacre, and the grandson of George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury and Anne Hastings, Baron Thomas Dacre and Elizabeth Greystoke (from the Percy and Neville families).

He married Gertrude Manners, the daughter of Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland and Elizabeth Lovell. They had the following children:
* Francis Talbot, died before his father
* Henry Talbot 1563-1596
* Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury
* Edward Talbot, 8th Earl of Shrewsbury
* Grace Talbot, wife of Henry Cavendish
* Catherine Talbot, wife of Lord Herbert, Earl of Pembroke
* Mary Talbot, wife of Sir George Savile

Secondly, he was the fourth husband of Elizabeth Hardwick, daughter of John Hardwick and Elizabeth Leeke. Bess was one of the most influential and rich women of her time, having married well; four prominent and wealthy men. They were married 1568, during 'an evil hour,' when he was fascinated by the charms of Bess of Hardwicke. Their wedding was a double wedding; they married along with his son, Gilbert, to her daughter, Mary.

George was a military commander, sent to the aid of Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland when he was besieged at his Alnwick Castle, October 1557, and remained on the borders with five hundred horsemen. In 1567, George was invested into the Knights of the Garter.

Queen Elizabeth assigned George to be the keeper of Mary Stuart from 02 February 1569 at Tutbury until her death in 1587. The task proved to be the straw that broke his marriage as the years were spent foiling plots to free Mary at the various locations he kept her. One of the many estates George took Mary was the manor home of the Shiercliffe family, Richard III's Keepers of the Game, Whitley Hall, in Ecclesfield, North Riding in Yorkshire.

In 1571, he was forced to attend as the Lord High Steward (the premier Great Office of State) for the trial of his best friend and fellow lord, Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk for his part in the Ridolfi plot against Queen Elizabeth I, who sentenced Norfolk to death. Shrewsbury was made to read the sentence of his friend out loud. In 1572 he became Earl Marshal until his death.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 86733739
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir George Talbot (1528–18 Nov 1590), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86733739, citing Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England ; Maintained by Anne Shurtleff Stevens (contributor 46947920) .