Howard, Elizabeth (1586 - 1658)

Other Last Names

Knollys, Vaux

Born / Died

Birth Date: by 1586-08-11 (baptized 11 August 1586)
Death Date: 1658-04-17

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1605-12-23
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Union also produced one daughter who died in childhood. Elizabeth was openly involved with Edward Vaux, her second husband, during this marriage, causing some doubt about the paternity of her two sons, the younger of whom was born at Vaux's home
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1632-7-2
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Couple were openly conducting an affair during Elizabeth's first marriage and were married about five weeks after her husband's death


From Knollys, William (1545 - 1632)

Bibliographic Sources

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Hasler, P.W. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1558–1603. 3 vols. London: HMSO, 1981.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (