Catherine Howard, Countess of Suffolk

Catherine Howard, Countess of Suffolk

Catherine Knyvet (1564 - 1633?) was born in Charlton, Wiltshire.

She was the daughter of Sir Henry Knyvet of Charlton and Elizabeth Stumpe. Her half-brother was Sir Thomas Knyvet who foiled the gunpowder plot.

She married Robert Rich, 2nd Baron Rich, son of Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich and then Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk.

In 1619 she suffered from smallpox "which spoiled that good face of hers, which had brought to other much misery and to herself greatness which ended with much unhappiness."

She had thirteen children:
*Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk
*Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire
*Henry Howard
*Catherine Howard, married William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury [ [ - Person Page 10302 ] ]
*Frances Howard (Countess of Essex and Countess of Somerset)
*Edward Howard (1st Baron Howard of Escrick)
*Elizabeth Howard (Countess of Banbury)
*Charles Howard (Sir)
*Robert Howard (Sir)
*William Howard(Sir)
*John Howard
*Emily Howard
*Gertrude Howard


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