BIOGRAPHY OF ELEANOR NEEDHAM 1627-1664

EVENTS

Around 1627 Eleanor Needham 1627-1664 was born to Robert Needham 2nd Viscount Kilmorey -1653

In 1644 John Byron 1st Baron Byron 1599-1652 (45) and Eleanor Needham 1627-1664 (17) were married.

Around 1663. Peter Lely 1618-1680 (44) . Portrait of Eleanor Needham 1627-1664 (36) depicted as Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a guise probably intended to flatter Charles II's Queen, Catherine of Braganza. Accordingly she carries the martyr's palm branch and leans upon a wheel. The sitter looks to two putti in the upper left, one of whom holds a wreath of bay leaves above her head. She is wearing a copper-red dress with a richly decorated blue mantle about her arms.

On 26 Jan 1664 Eleanor Needham 1627-1664 (37) died

ANCESTRY

Father: Robert Needham 2nd Viscount Kilmorey -1653