Elizabeth Knollys (Howard), Countess of Banbury

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About Elizabeth Knollys (Howard)

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Elizabeth Howard:


Lady Elizabeth Howard [1]

  • F, #74086,
  • b. 11 August 1586,
  • d. 17 April 1658

Lady Elizabeth Howard was baptised on 11 August 1586 at Saffron Walden, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk and Katherine Knyvett.

A settlement for the marriage between her and William Knollys, 1st Earl of Banbury was made on 23 December 1605.

She married, secondly, Edward Vaux, 4th Lord Vaux of Harrowden, son of George Vaux and Elizabeth Roper, before 2 July 1632.

She died on 17 April 1658 at age 71. She was buried at Dorking, Surrey, England.

As a result of her marriage, Lady Elizabeth Howard was styled as Baroness Knollys of Greys on 23 December 1605. From 23 December 1605, her married name became Knollys.

As a result of her marriage, Lady Elizabeth Howard was styled as Viscountess Wallingford on 7 November 1616. As a result of her marriage, Lady Elizabeth Howard was styled as Countess of Banbury on 18 August 1626. From before 2 July 1632, her married name became Vaux.[1]

She was a 'professed Papist', and appears to have been an object of constant suspicion to the Parliament.[1]

Children of Lady Elizabeth Howard and William Knollys, 1st Earl of Banbury

  • 1.unknown daughter Knollys [1] b. bt 1606 - 1610, d. b 1610
  • 2.Edward Knollys, 2nd Earl of Banbury [1] b. 10 Apr 1627, d. b Jun 1645
  • 3.Nicholas Knollys, 3rd Earl of Banbury+[2] b. 3 Jan 1630/31, d. 14 Mar 1673/74


  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 401. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  • 3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 402.
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Elizabeth Knollys (Howard), Countess of Banbury's Timeline

August 11, 1586
Saffron Welden, Essesx, England
August 11, 1586
Saffron Welden, Essex, England
December 23, 1605
Age 19
April 10, 1627
Age 40
Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
January 3, 1630
Age 43
Great Harrowden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Age 43
January 3, 1631
Age 44
April 17, 1658
Age 71
Dorking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom