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Edmund Howard (abt. 1478 - 1539)

Sir Edmund Howard
Born about in Tisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married after 1510 [location unknown]
Husband of — married after 1533 [location unknown]
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Died in Tisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Edmund Howard was a member of aristocracy in England.

Edmund Howard, Lord Howard of Flodden Field[1]


Edmund was born c. 1483[1] at Tisbury, Wiltshire, England.[citation needed] He was a son of Thomas Howard and his 1st wife, Elizabeth Tilney. His father was the 2nd Duke of Norfolk.[1]

He was the uncle of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, and the father of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII.

Wikipedia includes interesting articles on Edmund Howard and his father, Thomas Howard, the 2nd Duke of Norfolk, as well as Catherine Howard.


It is uncertain how many times Edmund married, but his first marriage is not in dispute. All of his children were of his first (or only) marriage.

  • He married say 1515, as his 1st, to Joyce Culpepper,[1] widow of Ralph Leigh.

Children of Edmund and Joyce Culpepper:[1]

  1. Mary Howard (after 1515 - )
  2. George Howard (after 1515 - )
  3. Henry Howard (after 1515 - )
  4. Charles Howard (after 1515 - )
  5. Queen Catherine Howard of England (circa 1521 - 13 Feb 1542)

Wikipedia adds a sixth child, Margaret Howard (c. 1515 - 10 October 1572), married Sir Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle, and had issue Sir Matthew Arundell and Charles Arundell.[2]

Edmund outlived Joyce and may have married three times. Wikipedia, citing Weir and Richardson, assigns him a second and third marriage.[2]

  • He married, as his 2nd, to Dorothy Troyes.
  • He married before 12 July 1537, as his 3rd, to Margaret Munday.

Death and Legacy

Edmund died 19 March 1538/9[2] at Tisbury, Wiltshire, England.[citation needed]

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Griffin, Lew and Warren Culpepper, Edmund Lord Howard of Flodden Field 13 July 2014, accessed November 22, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia Contributors, Lord Edmund Howard 21 October 2014, accessed November 22, 2014.
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. III. p. 340

See also


  • Thank you to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper for your years of research and publishing it on the internet at Culpepper Connections!.

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Edmund Howard is listed in Douglas Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry as in prospective Magna Carta trails from Gateway Ancestors Charles Calvert and Maria Johanna (Somerset) Smith to Surety Baron Robert de Vere. These trails have yet to be developed by the Magna Carta Project. Cayley-55 18:37, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
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Edmund is in a prospective trail from Gateway ancestors to a Magna Carta Surety Baron. I have therefore added the Magna Carta Project as a manager. Any questions, please get in touch. Thanks.
posted by Michael Cayley
Link in footnote 1 doesn't work now -

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posted by RJ Horace
Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. V. page 46.

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