ELIZABETH TILNEY, COUNTESS OF SURREY

Who was Elizabeth Tilney  Who was Elizabeth Tilney's children and Grandchildren?

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON ELIZABETH TILNEY. LADY-IN WAITING AND THE GRANDMOTHER TO TWO FUTURE TUDOR QUEEN CONSORTS

TIME-LINE OF ELIZABETH TILNEY

1445

  • Elizabeth Tilney was born at Ashwellthorpe Hall the only child of Sir Frederick Tilney, of Ashwellthorpe and Elizabeth Cheney

1446

  • 11TH NOVEMBER Elizabeth mother married for a second time to John Say an English courtier, MP and Speaker of the House of Commons.

1452

  • Elizabeth's half-brother Sir William Say is born (1452- 1529)

1461

  • 4TH MARCH King HenryVI is deposed and now Edward Earl of March is Edward IV of England.

1465

  • Elizabeth's son John Bourchier is born.

  • Elizabeth goes to court as Lady-in-waiting to new Queen Elizabeth Woodville

  • 16TH MAY The Coronation of Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth carried the trail at the coronation of the new Queen.at Westminster Abbey

  • John Say Elizabeth's stepfather was made Knight of the Bath

1466

  • Elizabeth married her first husband, Sir Humphrey Bourchier,

1468

  • Elizabeth's daughter Margaret Bourchier is born.

1470

  • Elizabeth's daughter Anne Bourchier is born.

  • 3RD OCTOBER King Edward is deposed and now King Henry VI is back on the English throne.

  • Elizabeth accompanied Queen Elizabeth and her children into the sanctuary at Westminster Abbey

1471

  • 11TH APRIL King HenryVI is deposed and Edward IV is back on the English throne

  • 14TH APRIL Battle of Barnet Part of the Wars of the Roses Location (north of) Barnet, Hertfordshire, England Result Yorkist victory, Elizabeth's husband Humphrey Bourchier is killed while fighting on the Yorkist side.

  • Elizabeth's son John Bourchier became a ward of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk.

  • 21ST MAY The deposed King Henry VI died in the Tower of London

1472

1473

  • 15TH SEPTEMBER Elizabeth Cheney, Elizabeth's mother died at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England

  • Thomas Howard Elizabeth husband is was appointed an esquire of the body

  • Elizabeth's son Thomas Howard is born.

1474

  • Elizabeth son John Bourchier becomes Baron Berners

1475

  • Elizabeth inherited her father's property of Ashwellthorpe Manor

1476

  • Anne Say. Elizabeth's half-sister died

  • John Say Elizabeth's stepfather held the post of under-Keeper of the Great Wardrobe.

  • Elizabeth's son Sir Edward Howard is born.

1478

  • Elizabeth's son Lord Edmund Howard is born. (Father of (Queen Catherine Howard)

  • 11TH NOVEMBER Elizabeth's daughter Margaret Bourchier is pre-contracted to Sir John Sanders

1480

  • Elizabeth's daughter Muriel Howard is born.

1481

  • Elizabeth daughter Elizabeth is born (Mother of Queen Anne Boleyn)

1483

  • 9TH APRIL King Edward IV is dead and now his young son Edward V is King of England

  • 26TH JUNE King Edward V is deposed and kept in the Tower of London. Richard III his uncle is now King of all England.

  • 6TH JULY The joint coronation of Richard III and Anne Neville. Elizabeth was one of Anne Neville. attendants at the  coronation, while her husband Thomas Howard bore the Sword of State

  • SUMMER Both Edward V and his younger brother Richard of Shrewsbury have gone missing from the Tower and soon are presumed murdered.

  • Elizabeth is now Countess of Surrey and her husband Thomas is Earl of Surrey.

1485

  • 22ND AUGUST Elizabeth's husband Thomas fought along with his father John Howard at The Battle of Bosworth. Part of the Wars of the Roses. Result Richard III of England is killed and Henry Tudor becomes King of England. Tudor Victory. John Howard is killed and Thomas is wounded and is taken to be held in the Tower of London where he will stay for three years. The Dukedom of Norfolk was forfeited with the death of Thomas Father John Howard. Thomas Elizabeth's husband lost his earldom

  • 3RD OCTOBER Elizabeth wrote to John Paston, who was married to her cousin. The letter, which she had written from the Isle of Sheppey, mentioned how she had wished to send her children to Thorpe, pointing out that Paston had pledged to send her horses as a means of transporting them there.

1487

1489

1490

  • Elizabeth's daughter Margaret Bourchier married Thomas Bryan

  • 13TH MAY Elizabeth's eldest son John Bourchier married his step-father's half-sister, Katherine Howard, the daughter of John Howard,1st Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife, Margaret Chedworth

1492

  • Elizabeth's daughter Anne Bourchier married Sir Thomas Fiennes, 8th Baron Dacre

1495

  • 4TH FEBRUARY Elizabeth's son Thomas Howard married Princess Anne of York the fifth daughter of the late Edward IV of England

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1497

  • 4TH APRIL Elizabeth Tilney died

 

Elizabeth Tilney was Buried Convent of the Minoresses, outside Aldgate, London

EXTRA FACTS ON ELIZABETH TILNEY

  • Elizabeth Tilney served as a lady-in-waiting to Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville, and later as Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen's daughter, Elizabeth of York, consort of King Henry VII of England

 

  • Elizabeth was grandmother to two future Tudor Queen consorts, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.

 

  • Anne Say, Elizabeth's half sister was grandmother to Future Queen consort Jane Seymour.

  • Elizabeth was co-heiress to the manors of Fisherwick and Shelfield in Walsall, Staffordshire by right of her descent from Roger Hillary, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (d.1356)

     

  • Elizabeth's first husband John Bourchier was descended from King Edward III.

 

  • Elizabeth daughter Margaret Bourchier, later known under the name Margaret Bryan became Lady Governess to Henry VIII' of England's children: Princess Mary, Princess Elizabeth, Henry FitzRoy and Prince Edward. Through Margaret's daughter, Elizabeth, she was the great-great-grandmother of Elizabeth Throckmorton, Lady Raleigh, wife to Walter Raleigh

 

  • Elizabeth's second husband was a friend and companion of Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard III of England )

 

  • In Elizabeth's will, she left money to be distributed to the poor of Whitechapel and Hackney

 

  • Elizabeth's husband Thomas Howard went on to marry her cousin Agnes Tilney.

 

  • Elizabeth's likeness is depicted in a stained glass window at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk

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