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Elizabeth Howard (Tilney), Countess of Surrey

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Tylney", "The Countess of Surrey"
Birthplace: Ashwellthorpe Manor, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Thetford, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: Aldgate, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Frederick Tylney and Elizabeth Cheney, Lady Say
Wife of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and Sir Humphrey Bourchier
Mother of Thomas Earl of Surrey Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk; Sir John Howard; Edmund Howard; Elizabeth C. Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire; Marcella Howard and 7 others
Sister of William Tilney; Alice Tilney; Hugh Tilney and Fredrick Tilney, Jr., Sir
Half sister of Sir William Say; Lady Anne Wentworth; Mary Calthorpe; Katherine Bassingbourne; Thomas Saye and 1 other

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About Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey

a possible birth date from merges is April 1450


a short summary from Wikipedia:

Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey


1) Sir Humphrey Bourchier

2) Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey


John Bourchier, 2nd Lord Berners

Anne Bourchier

Margaret Bourchier

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Admiral Sir Edward Howard, Lord High Admiral of England

Lord Edmund Howard

Lady Elizabeth Howard

Muriel Howard

Henry Howard

Richard Howard

Sir John Howard

Charles Howard

Father: Sir Frederick Tilney

Mother: Elizabeth Cheney

Born Before 1445

Ashwellthorpe Manor, Norfolk, England

Died 4 April 1497


"Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey (before 1445 – 4 April 1497) was an English heiress and lady-in-waiting to two queens. She became the first wife of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. She served as a lady-in-waiting to Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville, and later as Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen's daughter, Elizabeth of York, consort of King Henry VII of England. She stood as joint godmother to Princess Margaret Tudor at her baptism. She was the mother of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. Through her daughter Elizabeth she was the maternal grandmother of Anne Boleyn, and through another son, Edmund, the paternal grandmother of Catherine Howard, both queens consort of King Henry VIII. Elizabeth's great-granddaughter was Queen Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth was commemorated as the "Countess of Surrey" in John Skelton's poem, The Garlande of Laurell, following his visit to the Howard residence of Sheriff Hutton Castle."











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Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey's Timeline

Ashwellthorpe Manor, Norfolk, England
Age 20
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June 1, 1468
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Benningborough, Yorkshire, England
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Benningborough, Yorkshire, England
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Kenninghall, Norfolk, England
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Norfolk, England
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Tisbury, Wiltshire, England