William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl of Southampton

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William FitzWilliam, 1st Earl of Southampton, KG

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Birthplace: Aldwark, Ecclesfield West Riding, England
Death: October 15, 1542 (47-56)
PS, Newcastle Tyne, Northumberland, England
Place of Burial: Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas FitzWilliam, Of Aldwark and Lady Lucy Neville
Husband of Mabel Clifford, Countess of Southampton and Mabel De Clifford
Brother of Thomas Fitzwilliam, of Aldwark; Anthony Fitzwilliam; Richard Fitzwilliam; Mary Fitzwilliam; Edmund Fitzwilliam and 2 others
Half brother of Sir Anthony Browne, MP; Elizabeth Somerset, Countess of Worcester; Henry Browne; Lucy Browne and Alice Carter

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About William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl of Southampton

http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/fitzwilliam.htm


This portrait is erroneously inscribed with the name of Sir Thomas Moore, but the sitter is undeniably William Fitzwilliam. There is a drawing by Holbein of around 1540, of the same sitter, in the Royal Collection. Fitzwilliam held various official posts: ambassador to France, Lord Privy Seal and Lord High Admiral. He was created Earl of Southampton in 1537, and married Mabel Clifford, sister of the 1st Earl of Cumberland. Mabel was an ancestor of Charlotte Boyle (1731-1754), wife William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720-1764).

http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1129168

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William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl of Southampton's Timeline

1490
1490
Aldwark, Ecclesfield West Riding, England
1542
October 15, 1542
Age 52
PS, Newcastle Tyne, Northumberland, England
2002
April 19, 2002
Age 52
June 14, 2002
Age 52
June 28, 2002
Age 52
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Yorkshire, England