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.
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 (d. 23 Apr 1535; bur. Howard Chapel, Lambeth), dau. of John Broughton esq. of Tuddington, Beds. They had one daughter:[6][1]

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


William Howard married Margaret Gamage before 1536. They had five sons and six daughters.[1]

m. (bef. 1536) Margaret Gamage (d. 18 May 1581; bur. Reigate) dau. of Sir Thomas Gamage of Coity, Glamorgan. Issue:[8]
  • Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham


  • 11 Mar 1553/4: created Baron Howard of Effingham.[9]
  • 20 Mar 1553/4: Lord High Admiral of England[10]
  • 09 Oct 1554/5: K.G.[11]
  • 01 May 1559: Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, and borough of Southwark[12]
  • 11 Feb 1561: Custos Rotulorem of Surrey[13]
  • Elizabeth I - 13 Jul 1572: Chamberlain[14]
  • 13 Jul 1572: Privy Seal[15]


  • 19 Mar 1551: Effingham manor[16]


  • Date: 06 Mar 1569[17]


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[18]

  • bur. 29 Jan 1572/3 chancel of Reigate church (Rigate, Surrey)[19]

Art History

  • portrait by Lucas de Heere[20]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 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
  • Doyle, James W. E. The Official Baronage of England (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1886) Vol. 1. See Effingham, William Howard pp. 657-658.
  • Lewis, M. (2013, August 5). "Sir William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham, Lord High Admiral #47701, b. circa 1510, d. 11 January 1573."ORTNCA. Web.
  • Leveson-Gower, G. (1888). The Howards of Effingham." Surrey Archaeological Collections, 9, pp. 398. Surrey Archaeological Society. London. Google Books.
  • Richardson, D. (2011). "Howard 12(2)i," in Plantagenet Ancestry, 2nd ed., II, p. 276, 407. Google Books.
  • Wikipedia: William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham
  • See Also... https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31595798/william-howard MERGE HISTORY
    • 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.
    posted by [Living Ogle]