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Lady Katherine Howard (Carey), Countess of Nottingham

Also Known As: "Catherine Carey", "Catherine Cary"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
Death: February 25, 1602 (51-59)
House Arundel, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon and Anne Morgan, Baroness Hunsdon
Wife of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
Mother of Lady Elizabeth Howard; Frances Howard; William Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Effingham; Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and Lady Margaret Howard
Sister of Henry Carey, MP; George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon; Sir John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon; Philadelphia Carey, Baroness Scrope of Bolton; Sir Edmund Carey, Kt., MP and 9 others

Occupation: lady of the privey chamber to Elizabeth I, 1st Countess Consort of Nottingham, 2nd Baroness Howard Consort of Effingham, Countess of Nottingham
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About Lady Katherine Carey,_Countess_of_Nottingham

Catherine, the first Countess of Nottingham, was a favorite with Queen Elizabeth I. When Catherine died at a young age in February 1603, the Queen “fell into a deep melancholy and herself died March 20th.”[9]

  Katherine Carey was the daughter of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon and Ann Morgan.1,3 She married Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, son of William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham and Margaret Gamage, circa July 1563.4 She died on 25 March 1603.
    Her married name became Howard. As a result of her marriage, Katherine Carey was styled as Baroness Howard of Effingham on 21 January 1573.

Children of Katherine Carey and Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

   * Lady Elizabeth Howard+1 d. c Jan 1646
   * Lady Frances Howard+5 b. b 1572, d. c Jul 1628
   * William Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Effingham+6 b. 27 Dec 1577, d. 28 Nov 1615
   * Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham4 b. 17 Sep 1579, d. 3 Oct 1642


  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 III, page 60. 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 VI, page 629.
  4. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1277. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 349.
  6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume V, page 10.

Countess of Nottingham

Daughter of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, and Anne Morgan. Paternal granddaughter of Sir William Carey and Lady Mary Boleyn. Maternal granddaughter of Sir Thomas Morgan of Arkestone, Hertfordshire, and Anne Whitney.

She married Charles Howard in June 1563, and became Lady Howard of Effingham when he succeeded to his father's title in 1573. In 1586, he was became the 1st Earl of Nottingham.

Together they were the parents of five surviving children:

Frances, Countess of Kildare, Lady Cobham William, 3rd Baron Howard of Effingham Charles, 2nd Earl of Nottingham Margaret, Lady Levenson Elizabeth, Countess of Carrick

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Lady Katherine Carey's Timeline

Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
March 3, 1564
Age 17
Effingham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Age 25
Effingham, Surrey,England
December 27, 1577
Age 31
September 17, 1579
Age 32
February 25, 1602
Age 55
House Arundel, London, Middlesex, England
Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England