Eleanor Paston, Countess of Rutland

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Eleanor Paston

Birthplace: Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Shoreditch, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Paston and Bridget Heydon
Wife of Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland
Mother of Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland; Sir John Manners; Anne Neville, Countess of Westmorland; Elizabeth Savage; Frances Manners, Lady Bergavenny and 6 others
Sister of Elizabeth Leke; Erasmus Paston; John Paston, MP; Mary Chaworth; Clement Paston, MP and 3 others

Occupation: Countess of Rutland
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About Eleanor Paston, Countess of Rutland

She was a Lady of the Privy Chamber to Anne of Cleves.


From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/aqwg2853.htm#67254

Eleanor PASTON 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 1503 in Paston, Norfolk, England. She died 1551 in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England. Eleanor married Sir Thomas MANNERS Earl of Rutland on 1521 in Helmsley, North Riding, Yorkshire, England.

  • parents: Sir William PASTON Knight & Bridget HEYDON

They had the following children:

  •   F i Anne MANNERS was born 1522 and died 1550.
  •   F ii Gertrude MANNERS was born 1524 and died Jan 1567.
  •   M iii Sir Henry MANNERS Earl of Rutland was born 23 Sep 1526 and died 17 Sep 1563.
  •   F iv Elizabeth MANNERS was born 1528 and died 8 Aug 1570.
  •   M v Sir John MANNERS Knight 1, 2, 3 was born 1530 in Helmsley, North Riding, Yorkshire, England. He died 4 Jun 1611 in Haddon, Derbyshire, England.
  •   M vi Roger MANNERS Esquire 1, 2 was born 1532 in Helmsley, North Riding, Yorkshire, England. He died 1587 in Uffington, Lincolnshire, England.
  •   F vii Katherine MANNERS was born 1534 and died 9 Mar 1572.
  •   F viii Frances MANNERS was born 1536 and died Sep 1576.
  •   F ix Isabel MANNERS 1, 2 was born 1538 in Helmsley, North Riding, Yorkshire, England.
  •   M x Sir Thomas MANNERS Knight was born 1540 and died Jun 1591.
  •   M xi Oliver MANNERS 1, 2 was born 1543 in Helmsley, North Riding, Yorkshire, England. He died 1563 in Holywell, Middlesex, England.


From http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/EleanorPaston(CRutland).htm

Eleanor Paston was the daughter of Sir William Paston and Bridget Heydon. Eleanor was by birth a Paston, whose family's fortunes were inevitably linked with the house of Howard. By her mother she was a relative of Anne Boleyn. She married Thomas Manners, Earl of Rutland, as his second wife before 1523. Their children were Elizabeth, Gertrude, Henry, Anne, Sir John, Frances, Roger, Sir Thomas, Catherine, Oliver, and Isabel. In between giving birth she was a lady of the privy chamber to Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, and Catherine Howard. 

Eleanor exercised a sway over the ladies of the Queen's Household for almost a decade. She was a grande dame of the old school, being kindly, level-headed and generous. She was also catholic in her friendships and mainstream in her religion. But she took advantage of her husband's death to retire from the Court and she was replaced as the dominant force in the Queen Catherine Parr's Household by her sister, Anne Herbert, who became Chief Lady of the Queen's Privy Chamber.

  • 1 Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 1:33, 11:254, 11:713, 12 (2): 557, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.721 C682.
  • 2 Burke, John, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.), p. 402, Family History Library, 942 D22bu 1977.
  • 3 Brydges, Egerton, Collins's Peerage of England (London: T. Bensley, 1812.), 1:469, Family History Library, 942 D22be.
  • 4 Fletcher, William George Dimock, Leicestershire Pedigrees and Royal Descents (Leicester: Clarke and Hodgson, 1887.), p. 4, Family History Library, 942.54 D2f.
  • 5 Rye, Walter, The Visitation of Norfolk, ...by William Hervey, Anno 1563, ...and also the Visitation ... by John Raven, Anno 1613 (London: Harleian Society, 1891.), p. 216, Family History Library, 942 B4h v. 32.
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Eleanor Paston, Countess of Rutland's Timeline

Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England
September 23, 1526
Age 31
Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England
Age 32
Derbyshire, England UK
Age 32
Staindrop, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
Age 35
Clifton, Cheshire, England
Age 37
Of Haddon Hall, England
Age 42
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Age 46
Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 55
Shoreditch, Middlesex, England