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Anne Sutton

Birthdate: (22)
Birthplace: Rushton, Spencer, Staffordshire, England
Death: 1615 (22)
Eltonhead, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley and Theodosia Harrington
Wife of Hans Meinhard von Schönberg
Mother of Frédéric Armand, I. duc de Schomberg
Sister of Mary Home, of Dudley; Sir Ferdinando Dudley Sutton; Margaret Dudley and Theodosia Sutton, of Dudley
Half sister of Ann Bagley; Robert Sutton, of Netherton; Jane Dudley; Catherine Dudley; Martha Dudley and 6 others

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About Anne Sutton

  • Anne Sutton1,2
  • F, #93357, d. 8 December 1615
  • Father Edward Dudley, 5th Lord Dudley2 b. 17 Sep 1567, d. 23 Jun 1643
  • Mother Theodocia Harington2
  • Anne Sutton married Hans Meinhard, Graf von Schönburg, Bailiff of Bacharach, son of Meinhard I, Graf von Schönburg and Dorothea Riedesel, on 22 March 1615.1,2 Anne Sutton died on 8 December 1615 at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.1
  • Family Hans Meinhard, Graf von Schönburg, Bailiff of Bacharach b. 28 Aug 1582, d. 3 Aug 1616
  • Child
    • Friedrich Hermann, Graf von Schönburg, Conde de Mertola, Grande of Portugal, Duke of Schomberg, Comte de Courbet & Vitry-en-Brie, Baron Teyes, Earl of Brentford, & Marquess of Harwich+ b. 6 Dec 1615, d. 1 Jul 1690
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XI, p. 522-523.
  • 2.[S11569] Europaische Stammtafeln, by Wilhelm Karl, Prinz zu Isenburg, Vol. X, Tafel 28.
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  • Anne Dudley
  • F, #2705, d. circa December 1615
  • Last Edited=16 Mar 2011
  • Anne Dudley was the daughter of Edward Dudley, 5th Lord Dudley and Theodosia Harington. She married John Meinhardt de Schomberg, Comte de Schomberg, son of Meinhard von Schönberg and Dorothea Riedesel zu Bellersheim, circa 1615. She died circa December 1615.
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  • Anne SUTTON
  • Born: ABT 1593
  • Died: 8 Dec 1615
  • Father: Edward SUTTON (5º B. Sutton of Dudley)
  • Mother: Theodosia HARRINGTON
  • Married: Hans Meinhardt VON SCHOMBERG (d. 3 Aug 1616)
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  • Edward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley (1567–1643) was a major landowner, mainly in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, and briefly a Member of the House of Commons of England.[1] Through his intemperate behaviour he won widespread notoriety, completed the financial ruin of his family, and was the last of his name to bear the title.
  • Dudley's father was Edward Sutton, 4th Baron Dudley, a distinguished soldier who managed to regain the family estates after they were forfeit to John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland as a result of debt. His mother was the 4th Baron's second wife, Jane Stanley, daughter of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby. He had a younger brother, John, and an elder half-sister, Agnes, by his father's first wife.
  • Dudley was baptised on 17 September 1567, so presumably born shortly before that date. In 1580, aged only 13, he was sent to Lincoln College, Oxford, and in the following year was married to Theodosia Harington of Exton, Rutland .... etc.
  • Dudley was married at the age of 14 to Theodosia Harington. She was the daughter of James Harington of Exton, Rutland, a lawyer and long-serving MP.[4] The Haringtons were the most important landowners in Rutland and Theodosia's eldest brother, John, was created Baron Harington of Exton in 1603. Dudley and Theodosia had a son and four daughters:[5]
    • Ferdinando Sutton (1588-1621), who married Honora Seymour, a daughter of Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp, who was considered by some a potential claimant to the throne on the death of Elizabeth I.
    • Mary Sutton (1586-1645), who married Alexander Home, 1st Earl of Home.
    • Anne Sutton (died 1615), who married Hans Meinhard von Schönberg, the Palatine Ambassador to England: their son was Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg.
    • Margaret Sutton, who married Sir Miles Hobart of Halford, Buckinghamshire: they were without issue.
    • Theodosia Sutton.
  • Lord Dudley also had a longtime mistress Elizabeth Tomlinson, who bore him a large family of illegitimate children, at least 11 in number.[1] Lord Dudley provided for this second family. The eldest Robert Dudley otherwise Tomlinson was given a small estate at Netherton in Dudley. Another son Dud Dudley was given a lease of Chasepool Lodge in Swindon, Staffordshire. A daughter Jane was grandmother to ironmaster Abraham Darby I.
  • At the Star Chamber, Gilbert Lyttelton attempted to discredit Dudley by claiming that he had abandoned his wife in London without support in order to live with Elizabeth Tomlinson, "a lewd and infamous woman, a base collier’s daughter." The Privy Council ordered Dudley to pay his wife an allowance, which he failed to do. In August 1597 he was sent to the Fleet Prison. He was released after a few days, on condition that he pay maintenance of £100 annually for his wife, and £20 for each legitimate child. In less than 18 months he was back before the Privy Council, having got into arrears.
  • Dudley's legitimate son, Ferdinando, predeceased him, leaving a daughter Frances. Dudley married this granddaughter to Humble Ward, the son of a wealthy goldsmith, William Ward, who was one of his creditors.
  • Dudley died on 23 Jun 1643 and was buried in St Edmund's Church, Dudley. Frances Ward inherited the estates, with their debts, and became Baroness Dudley suo jure. Humble Ward paid the debts and redeemed the estates for the benefit of themselves and their descendants.
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  • Count Hans Meinhard von Schönberg auf Wesel (German: Hans Meinhard Graf von Schönberg auf Wesel) (August 28, 1582 – August 3, 1616) was a German nobleman and soldier, who served as the hofmeister of Frederick V, Elector Palatine.
  • Count Hans Meinhard von Schönberg was born in Bacharach on August 28, 1582. His father, Count Meinhard von Schönberg auf Wesel (26 April 1530 – 22 April 1596), was a Feldmarschall of Johann Casimir of the Palatinate-Simmern and Amtmann of Bacharach. His mother was Dorothea Riedesel von Bellersheim (died 1610).
  • Our first sign of Hans Meinhard von Schönberg in public life comes in 1609, when Frederick IV, Elector Palatine sent him as Ambassador to Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, at a time when the Protestant German nobles were growing more and more alienated from the court of the Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Schönberg seems to have done a good job, because soon after his embassy to present the German nobles' concerns to Rudolf, Frederick despatched Schönberg to the Dutch Republic to persuade the States-General of the Netherlands to intervene in the Jülich succession dispute (after the death of John William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg on March 25, 1609, the United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg were claimed by both Wolfgang William, Count Palatine of Neuburg and John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg). He thereafter participated in discussion with the French ambassador Jacques Bongars at Düsseldorf.
  • In 1610, Schönberg was appointed commander of a regiment of Dutch troops. He was also named Governor of Düsseldorf. With the outbreak of hostilities in the War of the Jülich succession, he participated in the siege of Jülich to retake the fort at Jülich from the forces of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor. When the fort finally fell, Schönberg made out well in the plundering that followed.
  • On February 22, 1611, Schönberg entered the service of John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, who entrusted him with supreme command of his artillery corps in the Rhineland, with its headquarters at Wesel. He again served as a diplomat to The Hague on behalf of the Protestant Union.
  • Later in 1611, he returned to the Electorate of the Palatinate to construct fortresses at Mannheim. On November 1, 1611, he was appointed hofmeister of Frederick V, Elector Palatine. He continued his diplomatic work for the Protestant Union, traveling to the Hague and Brussels. In 1612, he traveled to England to arrange the marriage of Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I of England to Frederick.
  • During this trip, Schönberg met Anna Sutton-Dudley, daughter of Edward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley. The two were later married in London on March 22, 1615. Anna would give birth to a child, Frederick, subsequently the 1st Duke of Schomberg, in Heidelberg in December 1615. Anna died shortly after his birth. During the dispute between Frederick Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and the city of Braunschweig, Schönberg entered Frederick Ulrich's service.
  • Schönberg died in Heidelberg on August 3, 1616.
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  • Friedrich Hermann (or Frédéric-Armand), 1st Duke of Schomberg, 1st Count of Mertola (originally von Schönberg), KG (December 1615 or January 1616 – 11 July 1690), was a marshal of France and a General in the English and Portuguese Army.
  • Descended from an old family of the Electorate of the Palatinate, he was born at Heidelberg, the son of Hans Meinard von Schönberg (1582–1616) and Anne, daughter of Edward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley. An orphan within a few months of his birth, he was educated by various friends, among whom was Frederick V, Elector Palatine, in whose service his father had been. He began his military career under Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, and passed (1634) into the service of Sweden, entering that of France in 1635. His family, and the allied house of the Saxon Schönbergs had already attained eminence in France.[1]
  • After a time he retired to his family estate at Geisenheim on the Rhine, but in 1639 he re-entered the Dutch army, in which, apparently, apart from a few intervals at Geisenheim, he remained until about 1650. He then rejoined the French army as a general officer (maréchal de camp), served under Turenne in the campaigns against Condé, and became a lieutenant-general in 1665, receiving this rapid promotion perhaps partly owing to his relationship with Charles de Schomberg, duc d'Halluin.[1] .... etc.
  • His eldest son Charles Schomberg, the second duke in the English peerage, died in the year 1693 of wounds received at the Battle of Marsaglia.[2] .... etc,
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Ann Sutton, daughter of Edward Sutton and Ann Stanley according to Plantagenet Ancestry, 2005, by Douglas Richardson. Mr. Richardson does not know who the parents of Edward Sutton are and states, "Many get this Edward Sutton mixed up with the Edward Sutton that married Theodosia Harington."

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Anne Sutton's Timeline

Spencer, Staffordshire, England
Age 22
Lancashire, England
December 1616
Age 22
Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany