Charles Howard KG
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Charles Howard KG (1536 - 1624)

Charles "1st Earl of Nottingham, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham" Howard KG
Born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Jul 1563 (to 24 Feb 1603) [location unknown]
Husband of — married Sep 1603 (to 14 Dec 1624) in England or Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 88 in Haling House, Surrey, Englandmap
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Preceded by
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Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
(6th Creation)

Succeeded by
Charles Howard, 2nd Earl
Preceded by
William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham
Charles Howard, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham
Succeeded by
Charles Howard


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Charles Howard was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536 – 14 Dec 1624), known as Howard of Effingham, was an English statesman and Lord High Admiral under Elizabeth I and James I. He was commander of the English forces during the battles against the Spanish Armada and was chiefly responsible for the victory that saved England from invasion by the Spanish Empire.


m.1 (Jul 1563) Catherine Carey (d. 21 Mar 1602/3; Father: Henry, Lord Hunsdon).[2] Issue:

  • William (d. 28 Nov 1615; bur. Chelsea)[3]
m. (07 Feb 1597 Chelsea) Anne (d. St. Bartholomew the Great, London; bur. 08 Jun 1638 Westminster Abbey; Father: John, Baron St. John of Bletsoe)
  • Charles, 2nd Earl of Nottingham (b. Blechingley)[4]
m.1 (19 May 1597) Charity White (d. 18 Dec 1618; bur. Fletching; Father: Robert White of Christ Church, Hants; widow of Richard Leche of Sheffield, Fletching, Sussex). No issue.
m.2 (22 Apr 1620) Mary Cokayne (Father: Sir W. Cokayne, Lord Mayor of London). No issue.

m.2 Margaret Stewart (d. 04 Aug 1639; Father: James Stuart, Earl of Moray)[5][1] Issue:

  • Charles, 3rd Earl of Nottingham and Baron of Effingham (1604 - 26 Apr 1681; bur. Reigate; succeeded by Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham)[6]
m. Arabella Smith (Father: Edward Smith, esq. of Middle Temple). No issue.[7]


Doyle, James W. E. The Official Baronage of England (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1886) Vol. 1. See Effingham, Charles Howard pp. 658-659 at

Leveson-Gower, G. (1888). "The Howards of Effingham." Surrey Archaeological Collections: Relating to the History and Antiquities of the County, (Vol. 9, pp. 400 - 403). Surrey Archaeological Society. London. Google Books.

Wikipedia: Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

  1. Charles married Margaret when he was 68 years old. After he died, Margaret's next husband was, William, Lord Monson, Viscount Castlemain.[1]

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From recorded monumental inscriptions in St Mary Magdalen Reigate is the following :

'On the left side of the leaden coffin of Charles, first Earle of Nottinghame, is the following inscription engraved in capitals;

Heare lyeth the body of Charles Howarde, Earle of Nottinghame, Lorde High Admyrall of Englande, Generall of Queene Elizabethe's Navy Royall att Sea agaynst the Spanyards' invinsable Navy in the yeare of our Lorde 1588; whoe departed this life att Haling Hows the 14 daye of December in ye yeare of our Lorde, 1624. aetatis sue 87.'

He was buried at St Mary Reigate on 23rd December 1624 - 'the xxiii day of December at night was buryed the Right Honourable Charles Earle of Notingham'.

posted by Anonymous Baker

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