BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT DEVEREUX 2ND EARL ESSEX 1565-1601

GENERAL

Descent English Royalty: 7G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 9G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

EVENTS

On 10 Nov 1565 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (24) and Lettice Knollys 1543-1634 (22)

On 22 Sep 1576 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (10) succeeded 2nd Earl Essex (8C 1572), 3rd Viscount Hereford, 11th Baron Ferrers Chartley, 9th Baron Bourchier

In 1577 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (11) educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

On Jun 1587 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (21) was appointed as Master of the Horse

In 1588 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (22) was appointed 369th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I

In 1590 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (24) and Frances Walsingham 1567-1633 (23) were married

On 11 Jan 1591 Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex 1591-1646 was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (25) and Frances Walsingham 1567-1633 (24)

In 1593 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (27) was appointed as Privy Council

Around 1596 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636 (34) . Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (30) .

On 25 Jun 1596 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (30) was present at Cadiz, Spain

Around 1597 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636 (35) . Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (31) .

In 1599 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (33) was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Ireland

On 30 Sep 1599 Frances Devereux 1599-1674 was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (33) and Frances Walsingham 1567-1633 (32)

In Jun 1600 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (34) placed under house arrest

On 30 Oct 1600 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (34) was refused the renewal of his lucrative monopoly on Sweet Wine by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (67) effectively bankrupting him.

On 08 Feb 1601 Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley 1540-1617 (61) and three others were held hostage by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) at Essex House, Strand, Westminster. Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley 1540-1617 (61) attempted to rouse London but his support never materialised. When he returned to Essex House, Strand, Westminster he found the hostages gone. Essex House, Strand, Westminster was besieged by the Queen's men under Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (65) . Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) and Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton 1573-1624 (27) surrendered. Charles Danvers 1568-1601 (33) and Christopher Blount 1565-1601 (36) took part. Roger Manners 5th Earl Rutland 1576-1612 (24) was implicated and was imprisoned for several months. He was fined £30000; a staggering amount three times more than any other conspirator.

On 25 Feb 1601 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) was beheaded at Tower Green, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London during the Essex Rebellion

Matthew Browne 1563-1603 was knighted by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 at Cadiz, Spain

Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 natural Elizabeth Southwell 1566-1622

Dorothy Devereux was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 and Frances Walsingham 1567-1633

Walter Devereux was born to Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 and Elizabeth Southwell 1566-1622

ANCESTRY

Father: Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (6G Grandson Edward III King England)

GrandFather: Richard Devereux 1513-1547 (5G Grandson Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1st Viscount Hereford 1488-1558 (8G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John Devereux 8th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1464-1501 (7G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 (7G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1387-1459 (6G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Merbury

3G GrandMother: Anne Ferrers 7th Baroness Ferrers Chartley -1469 (6G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1412-1450 (5G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandMother: Mary Grey 1491-1538 (4G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (7G Grandson Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: John Grey 1432-1461 (7G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward Grey 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1415-1457 (6G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Ferrers 6th Baroness Ferrers Groby 1419-1483 (6G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (6G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

4G GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg 1415-1472 (5G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

2G GrandMother: Cecily Bonville 7th Baroness Harington, 2nd Baroness Bonville 1460-1529 (3G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: William Bonville 6th Baron Harington 1442-1460 (6G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Bonville 1420-1460 (5G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington 1423-1458

3G GrandMother: Katherine Neville 1442-1503 (2G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury 1407-1462 (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandMother: Dorothy Hastings (5G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (4G Grandson Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Edward Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings 1466-1506 (3G Grandson Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (10G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Leonard Hastings 1396-1455

4G GrandMother: Alice Camoys (9G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Katherine Neville 1442-1503 (2G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury 1407-1462 (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Mary Hungerford 4th Baroness Hungerford 1466-1553 (4G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Hungerford -1469 (7G Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 (6G Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Moleyns

3G GrandMother: Anne Percy 1444-1522 (3G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland 1421-1461 (2G Grandson Edward III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Poynings 1422-1480 (6G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandMother: Anne Stafford 1483-1544 (4G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (3G Grandson Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1425-1458 (2G Grandson Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

4G GrandMother: Anne Neville (1G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474 (2G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (4G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Catherine Woodville (6G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

4G GrandFather: Richard Woodville Chamberlain to the Duke 1385-1441

4G GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

3G GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg 1415-1472 (5G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 (4G Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

Mother: Lettice Knollys 1543-1634 (6G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

GrandFather: Francis Knollys 1512-1596

1G GrandFather: Robert Knollys -1521

2G GrandFather: Robert Knollys

3G GrandFather: Richard Knollys

3G GrandMother: Margaret Doyley

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Troutbeck

3G GrandFather: John Troutbeck

GrandMother: Catherine Carey 1524-1569 (5G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: William Carey 1500-1528 (4G Grandson Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Thomas Carey 1455-1500 (5G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: William Carey 1437-1471 (4G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip Carey -1437 (3G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Christiana Orchard

3G GrandMother: Anna Fulford

4G GrandFather: Baldwin Fulford

2G GrandMother: Margaret Spencer 1472-1536 (3G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Robert Spencer -1510

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Beaufort 1432-1501 (2G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp 1408-1468 (4G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandMother: Mary Boleyn 1499-1543 (7G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (6G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: William Boleyn 1451-1505

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor 1406-1463

4G GrandMother: Ann Hoo 1424-

3G GrandMother: Margaret Butler 1465-1537 (5G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Thomas Butler 7th Earl Ormonde 1426-1515 (4G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Anne Hankford 1431-1485 (4G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Howard 1480-1538 (6G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (5G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (4G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney 1444-1497 (8G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Frederick Tilney 1416-1445

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney 1422-1473 (7G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)