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Margaret De Mowbray and Robert Howard

Margaret De Mowbay And Robert Howard

Margaret De Mowbray was born about 1387 in Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of Thomas De Mowbray and Elizabeth FitzAlan. She married about 1420 Sir Robert Howard, K.G..of Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England. He was born about 1383 and died 1436. He was the son of John Howard and Alice Tendring.

Margaret and Robert had the following children:

John Howard
. (1420-1485)
Margaret, m. William Daniel, Baron of Rathwire, in Ireland
Catherine, m.(second wife) to Edward Nevil, Lord Abergavenny.

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Sir John espoused, secondly, Alice, daughter and heir of Sir William Tendring, of Tendring, and had two sons,
Robert (Sir), his successor.
Henry, who had by gift of his father, the manors of Teringhampton, East Walton, Bockenham, Wigenhall, and other lands in Norfolk. He m. Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Hussey...

Sir John d. in 1436, and was s. by his elder surviving son,
Sir Robert Howard, knt, who m. Margaret, eldest daughter of Thomas de Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and co-heiress of Richard Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel, and cousin and co-heiress of Richard FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel, and cousin and co-heiress of John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk. By this marriage, the inheritance of those great families became, eventually, in part vested in the house of Howard; and, by Isabel, the other co-heiress, partly in the house of Berkeley. (The above mentioned Thomas de Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, was son and heir of John, Lord Mowbray, by Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John, Lord Segrave, and Margaret Plantagenet, his wife, daughter and heiress of Thomas Plantagenet, surnamed de Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, and marshal of England, the eldest son of King Edward I, by his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Philip the Hardy, King of France. This Thomas de Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, was invested with the office of earl-marshal, 12th February, 1385-6, being the first so designated, his predecessors having been simply styled marshals.) Sir Robert Howard had, by this illustrious alliance, two daughters,
Margaret, m. William Daniel, Baron of Rathwire, in Ireland
Catherine, m.(second wife) to Edward Nevil, Lord Abergavenny.

And an only son,
Sir John Howad, an eminent Yorkist, not only on account of his princely birth and magnificent fortune, but from the stations of high-trust which at different periods he had filled. After distinguishing himself very early in life, in the French wars of Henry VI, Sir John was constituted, by Edward IV, in 1461, constable of the Castle of Norwich; appointed sheriff of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk;and granted some of the forfeited manors of James Butler, Earl of Wiltshire in England, and of Ormonde, in Ireland. In 1408, being treasurer of the king's household, Sir John Howard obtained a grant of the whole benefit that should accrue to the king by coinage of money in the city and Tower of London, or elsewhere, in the realm of England, so long as he should continue in that office. In 1470, when he was summoned to parliament under the title of Lord Howard, he was made captain-general of all the king's forces at sea for resisting the attempts of the Lancastrians, then rallying under Nevil, Earl of Warwick, the Duke of Clarence, and others. In 1471, his lordship was constituted deputy-governor of Calais and the marches adjacent: and his summons to parliament, as a baron, continued until he was created Earl Marshal of England and Duke of Norfolk 28th June, 1483; when his son and heir, Thomas Howard, was created Earl of Surry. The duke had been previously invested with the insignia of the Garter. As earl-marshal, his grace was empowered (in the king's presence or absence) to bear a golden, staff, tipped at each end with black, the upper part thereof to be adorned with the royal arms, and the lower with those of his own family; and for the better support of the dignity of the said office, he obtained a grant to himself and his heirs forever, of L20 annually, payable half-yearly, out of the fee-farm rent of the town of Ipswich, in Suffolk. His grace was subsequently constituted lord-admiral of England, Ireland and Aquitaine, for life, and obtained grants of divers manors and lordships in the counties of Suffolk, Kent, Cambridge,Cornwall, Somerset, and Wilts. But he did not long enjoy these great possessions; for, the next year, being with Richard, at Bosworth Field, he fell in leading the van of that prince's army. His grace was warned by some of his friends to refrain from attending his sovereign to the field; and, the night previous to the battle, the following distich was set upon his gate:
“Jockey of Norfolk, be not too bold,
For Dickon, thy master is bought and sold.”

Yet he would not desert his royal manster; but as he had faithfully lived under him, so he manfully died by his side. His grace m. first, Cathering, daughter of William, Lord Molines, by whom he had issue,

Thomas, Lord Surry
Anne, m. to Sir Edmund Gorges, of Wraxhall, Somersetshire, K.B.
Isabel, m. to Sir Robert Mortimer
Jane, m. to John Timperky, esq. Of Hintlesham, in Suffolk
Margaret, m. to Sir John Windham, of Crounthorpe and Felbrig, in Norfolk.

His grace espoused secondly, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Chedworth, knight, by whom he had one daughter,
Catherine, m. to John Bourchier, Lord Berners.

The duke was attainted by parliament, 7th November, 1485, when all his honors became forfeited: while his only son,
Thomas, Earl of Surry, being also attainted, lost his earldom. His lordship was, however, after suffering an imprisonment of three years in the Tower, restored in 1489; and created Duke of Norfolk and earl-marshal, 1st February, 114, installed a knight of the Garter, and nominated lord-treasurer. This noblemand was a distinguished military commander, and celebrated as Lord Surry, for the victory he had achieved over the Scottish monarch at Flodden, in which that prince (James IV) fell, 9th September, 1513. His grace m. first, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Frederick Tilney, knt. Of Ashwell Thorpe, in the county of Norfolk, and widow of Sir Henry Bourchier, K.B., son of John, Lord Berners, by whom he had, with other issue,
Thomas, created Earl of Surry, in the Duke's lifetime
Edward, K.G., who acquired great eminence in arms, temp. Henry VII and Henry VIII, and was made king's standard bearer for life, and admiral of his fleets, by the latter monarch; in which capacity he lost his lie in boarding a French vessel of Brest, in action, 25th April, 1513.

Edmund, marshal of the horse in the battle of Flodden Field 5th Henry VIII; m. first, Joyce, daughter, and co-heir of Sir Richard Culpepper, and had issue

John (Sir) d.s.p.
Elizabeth, m. to Thomas, Viscount Rochford, by whom she was the mother of Anne Boleyn.
Muriel, m. first to John Grey, Viscount Lisle, and afterwards to Sir Thomas Knevet, of Bokenham, Castle.

His grace espoused secondly, Agnes, daughter of Hugh Tilney, esq., by whom he had
William, ancestor of the Lords Howard, of Effingham
Thomas, who, aspiring to the hand of Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Margaret, Queen of Scotland, and niece of King Henry VIII, was attainted of treason, and died a prisoner in the Tower of London, in 1536.
Anne, m. to John Vere, Earl of Oxford.
Dorothy, m. to Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby
Elizabeth, m. To Henry Ratcliffe, Earl of Sussex
Catherine, m. first to Sir Rhese ap Thomas, K.G., and secondly, to Sir Henry Daubeney, Earl of Bridgwater.

The duke d. 21st May, 1524, and was s. by his eldest son, Thomas

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