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Warwick, Earl of (E, 1561 - 1590)

 

Creation: let.pat. 26 Dec 1561

 

Extinct: 21 Feb 1589/90

 

Family name: Dudley

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Ambrose [Dudley], 1st Baron Lisle later 1st Earl of Warwick, KG PC

4th son of John [Dudley], 1st Duke of Northumberland, by his wife Jane Guilford, dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Sir Edward Guilford, Marshal of Calais

born

c. 1528

mar. (1)

bef. 4 Mar 1545/6 Anne Whorwood (dsps. 26 May 1552), dau. and cohrss. of William Whorwood, Attorney-General to King Henry VIII, by his first wife Cassandra Grey, dau. of Sir Edward Grey, of Enville, co. Stafford

only child by first wife

1. John Dudley (dvp. an infant bef. 26 May 1552)

mar. (2)

bef. 10 Sep 1553 Hon Elizabeth Wymbish, suo jure Baroness Tailboys and Baroness Kyme (widow of Thomas Wymbish, of Nocton, co. Lincoln; dsp. bef. 28 Mar 1563), sister of Robert [Tailboys], 3rd Baron Tailboys, and dau. of Gilbert [Tailboys], 1st Baron Tailboys, by his wife Elizabeth Blount, Maid of Honour to Queen Catherine 1512-14 and formerly mistress to King Henry VIII by whom she was mother of Henry [FitzRoy], 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st dau. of Sir John Blount, of Kinlet, co. Shropshire

mar. (3)

11 Nov 1565 Lady Anne Russell (b. Dec 1548; d. 9 Feb 1603/4), 1st dau. of Francis [Russell], 2nd Earl of Bedford, by his first wife Margaret St John, sister of Oliver [St John], 1st Baron St John of Bletso, and dau. of Sir John St John, of Bletso, co. Bedford

died

s.p.s 21 Feb 1589/90

created

25 Dec 1561 Baron Lisle, with the usual remainder to the heirs male of his body

26 Dec 1561 Earl of Warwick, with a special remainder failing heirs male of his body to his brother Sir Robert Dudley, and "with the place and precedence of his ancestors, former Earls of Warwick"

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knighted 1549; supported his father in opposing the succession of Queen Mary I, arrested and committed to the Tower of London 1553; found guilty of high treason, attainted and sentenced to death 1553; released from the Tower 1554/5 and restored in blood by Act of Parliament 1557/8; granted the manor of Kibworth Beauchamp, co. Leicester 1559 by service as Pantler at the Coronation Banquet; Master of the Ordnance 1560; Lieutenant and Captain-General of the Queen's subjects in Normandy 1572; surrendered Le Havre to the French 1563; Knight of the Garter 1563; Lord President of the North 1563; Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1569-70 and 1587-90; Chief Butler of England 1571-90; a Commissioner for the trial of the Duke of Norfolk 1571/2 and for the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots 1586; Privy Councillor 1573

 

On the death of the Earl of Warwick, as his younger brother, Robert [Dudley], 1st Earl of Leicester, had predeceased him with no legitimate issue, all his peerages became extinct

 

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