Anne Knollys, Lady de la Warr

Anne Knollys, Lady de la Warr

Female 1555 - 1608  (53 years)

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  • Name Anne Knollys 
    Suffix Lady de la Warr 
    Born 15 Jul 1555  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Aug 1608  Lasham, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I50165  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 

    Father Francis Knollys, Knight,   b. 1511-1514, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1596  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Catherine Carey,   b. ~ 1524,   d. 15 Jan 1569, Hampton Court Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1540  Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F17417  Group Sheet

    Family Thomas West, 2nd Baron de la Warr,   b. ~1556, Wherwell, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1602  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1571  [4
    Children 
     1. John West, 6th Colonial Governor of Virginia,   b. 14 Dec 1590,   d. 1659  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F18584  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1555 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1608 - Lasham, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Anne West, Lady De La Warr (ne Knollys) (19 July 1555 - 30 August 1608)
    Anne West, Lady De La Warr (ne Knollys) (19 July 1555 - 30 August 1608)

  • Notes 
    • Anne West, Lady De La Warr (nee Knollys) (19 July 1555 30 August 1608) was a lady at the court of Queen Elizabeth I of England

      Born 19 July 1555
      probably Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire or Reading, Berkshire
      Died 30 August 1608 (aged 53)
      Lasham, Hampshire, England
      Noble family Knollys
      Spouse(s) Thomas West, 2nd Baron De La Warr
      Issue
      Sir Robert West
      Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr
      Walsingham West
      Francis West
      John West
      Nathaniel West
      Elizabeth West
      Lettice, Lady Ludlow
      Anne West
      Penelope, Lady Pelham
      Katherine, Lady Strelby
      Helen, Lady Savage
      Anna West (again)
      Elisabeth, Lady Saltonstall
      Father Sir Francis Knollys
      Mother Catherine Carey

      Biography

      Anne Knollys was the third daughter of Sir Francis Knollys, Treasurer of the Royal Household (15141596) to Queen Elizabeth I, and his wife Lady Catherine Carey.

      Her maternal grandparents were Sir William Carey and Mary Boleyn. Mary was a sister of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England. Anne Knollys' mother was thus a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn had preceded her more famous sister in the King's affections, and had affairs with both Francis I of France and Henry VIII. Both Catherine Carey and Henry Carey may have been Henry's children, although we are unsure of their exact dates of birth. If true, this would make Anne the granddaughter of Henry VIII.

      Anne's eldest sister was Lettice Knollys, chief Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth and the mother of the queen's favourite, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

      Marriage and issue

      Anne Knollys married, on 19 November 1571, Thomas West, 2nd Baron De La Warr, by whom she had six sons and eight daughters:[1]

      Sir Robert West, who married Elizabeth Coks and predeceased his father.[citation needed]

      Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (7 July 1577 c. February 1624), who married Cecily Shirley, youngest daughter of Sir Thomas Shirley and Anne Kempe, daughter of Sir Thomas Kempe of Olantigh, Kent.[2]
      Walsingham West.

      Francis West (28 October 1586 c.1634), esquire, Governor of Virginia, who emigrated to Virginia, and married firstly, before 6 February 1626, Margaret, widow of Edward Blayney; secondly, on 31 March 1628, Temperance Flowerdew (d. December 1628), widow of Sir George Yeardley, Governor of Virginia, daughter of Anthony Flowerdew of Hethersett, Norfolk, by Martha Stanley; and thirdly in 1630, Jane Davye, by whom he had a son, Francis West.[3]

      John West (14 December 1590 1659), Governor of Virginia, who emigrated to Virginia, and married a wife named Anne Percy,[4] by whom he had a son, John West.[5]
      Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel West (30 November 1592 7 June 1618), who emigrated to Virginia, where in 1621 he married Frances Greville (d.1634), by whom he had a son, Nathaniel West. His widow married secondly Abraham Peirsey, esquire (d. 16 January 1628), and thirdly Captain Samuel Mathews, esquire (died c. March 1658).[6]

      Elizabeth West (11 September 1573 15 January 1633), who married at Wherwell, Hampshire, on 12 February 1594, as his second wife, Herbert Pelham (c.1546 12 April 1620), esquire, a widower with two sons and a daughter by his first wife, Katherine Thatcher, by whom she had three sons and six daughters.[6]

      Lettice West (b. 1579),[citation needed] who married Henry Ludlow.[citation needed]

      Anne West (b. 13 February 1588), who married firstly, by licence dated 30 August 1608, John Pellatt (d. 22 October 1625), esquire, of Bolney, Sussex, by whom she had three daughters; secondly Christopher Swale (d. 7 September 1645), by whom she had a son, Christopher, and a daughter,

      Elizabeth; and thirdly Leonard Lechford (died c. 29 November 1673), by whom she had no issue.[3]

      Penelope West (9 September 1582 c.1619), who married, about 1599, as his first wife, Herbert Pelham (c.1580 13 July 1624)), esquire, of Hastings, Sussex, stepson of Penelope West's elder sister, Elizabeth, by whom she had five sons and four daughters.[7]

      Katherine West (b. 1583),[citation needed] who married Nickolas Strelby.[citation needed]

      Helen West (b. 15 December 1587), who married Sir William Savage of Winchester, Hampshire, by whom she had a son, John Savage, and two daughters, Cecily and Anne.[3]

      Anne West (again).

      Elizabeth West (again), who married Sir Richard Saltonstall of Huntwick, Yorkshire.[6]

      Related material

      The US state of Delaware is named after Anne's son, Thomas West, Baron De La Warre.

      end of biography [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S11882] "Anne West, Lady De La Warr (nee Knollys) (19 July 1555 - 30 August 1608)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An.

    2. [S10388] "Lettice Knollys" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, in.

    3. [S10391] "Francis Knollys (the elder)" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by David A. H.

    4. [S11883] "Thomas West, 2nd and 11th Baron De La Warr (c. 1556 - 24 March 1601/1602)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th.