William Howard KG
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William Howard KG (1510 - abt. 1572)

Lord William "1st Baron Howard of Effingham" Howard KG
Born in Effingham, Surrey, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] (to 23 Apr 1535) [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1536 in Ashwellthorpe, Norfolkmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 62 in East Molesey, Surrey, Englandmap [uncertain]
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European Aristocracy
Lord William Howard was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.

Lord William Howard[2] K.G., of Lambeth, Surrey,

William Howard of Effingham (b. aft. 1497 - d. Jan 1572/3).[1][2]

Early Life

William was the son of Sir Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk & Earl of Surrey, and his second wife Agnes Tilney. He was born sometime after 1497 (the year Thomas and Agnes married).[1]


  • Sir Thomas Howard, K.G., K.B., 2nd Duke of Norfolk[3][1]
  • Agnes,[4][5], dau. of Hugh Tilney, esq.[1]
Thomas Howard, K.G., K.B., 2nd Duke of Norfolk & Earl of Surrey is William's father.


William married twice. First to Katherine Broughton, then Margaret Gamage.


Before 18 June 1531, William married Katherine Broughton (died 1535; buried Howard Chapel, Lambeth), daughter of John Broughton esq. of Toddington, Beds. They had one daughter:[1][3]

married William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester.[1]


Before 1536, William Howard married Margaret Gamage (died 1581, buried Reigate), daughter of Sir Thomas Gamage of Coity, Glamorgan.[1][3] They had five sons and six daughters.[1]

  • Charles Howard, born 1536, 1st Earl of Nottingham[3]
  • Francis[4]
  • Margerett[4]
  • Catherin[4]


  • 11 Mar 1553/4: created Baron Howard of Effingham.[6]
  • 20 Mar 1553/4: Lord High Admiral of England[7]
  • 09 Oct 1554/5: K.G.[8]
  • 01 May 1559: Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, and borough of Southwark[9]
  • 11 Feb 1561: Custos Rotulorem of Surrey[10]
  • Elizabeth I - 13 Jul 1572: Chamberlain[11]
  • 13 Jul 1572: Privy Seal[12]


  • 19 Mar 1551: Effingham manor[13]


  • Date: 06 Mar 1569[14]


Sir William Howard died January 1572/3 and was buried in the chancel of the church of Reigate, Surrey.[1] or 21 Jan 1572/3 (disputed) Priory of Reigate or Hampton Court[15]

  • bur. 29 Jan 1572/3 chancel of Reigate church (Rigate, Surrey)[16]

Art History

  • portrait by Lucas de Heere[17]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Richardson, D. (2013). "Howard #14," in Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, III, p. 336-339. Kimball G. Everingham, Ed. Salt Lake City, UT.
  2. see also:
    • DOB: b. c. 1509/10[1]
    • d. 11 (Register of Reigate, Leveson-Gower, 1888).Google Books
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Surrey Archaeological Collections relating to the History and Antiquities of the County" Volume IX, page 400. (London, England 1888). Available at Google Books
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The Visitations of Surrey, 1530, 1572 and 1623", p.112. Inscription in Reigate Parish church Chancell: "Here lyeth the children of the Lord William Howard wch hee had by the Lady Margerett his 2 wiffe Francis Margerett & Catherin". Available at https://archive.org/details/visitationsofcou43beno/page/112/mode/2up

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  • Howard of Effingham-1 created Jul 29, 2014.
  • Howard-6 created 14 Nov 2008
  • Merged Howard-13648 into Howard-6 1 Aug 2017
  • Merged Howard-1313 into Howard-6 16 Feb 2014
  • Merged Howard-840 into Howard-6)

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Howard-17011 and Howard-6 appear to represent the same person because: Howard-17011 was created as Sir William Howard, erroneously linked as the father of Joane Howard-1997, wife of Henry Scott of Rattlesden. Father-daughter now unlinked. Now need to merge away Howard-17011. Keep all Howard-6's dates and places.
posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Howard of Effingham-1 and Howard-6 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate. **Howard-6 is the correct LNAB according to WikiTree Naming standards** Thank you!
The magna carta pedigree is commented out.
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