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  • ID: I5106
  • Name: Anne Knollys
  • Sex: F 1
  • Birth: 1555 in Stanford, Berks
  • Death: 30 AUG 1608
  • Note:

    Anne Knollys (pronounced Knowles) was the daughter of Sir Francis Knollys (1514-1596), one of Elizabeth I?s courtiers. Through her mother Catherine, Anne was related to Henry VIII?s second wife, Anne Boleyn, making her a second cousin of Elizabeth I. In 1571, she married Thomas West, Baron de la Warr, with whom she had several children. This bust length portrait depicts Anne wearing an enormous figure-of-eight cartwheel ruff, which, while setting off her facial features, gives her a somewhat ridiculous "head-on-a-platter" appearance. However, the ruff, like Anne?s French hood and elaborately embroidered dress with winged shoulders was very fashionable in the 1580s. Around her neck, she wears a pelican jewel. The pelican, which pierces its own breast to feed its young, has traditionally been a symbol of Christ?s sacrifice. At this time, the pelican was also used to symbolize the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and her subjects. By wearing a pelican jewel in this way, Anne Knollys was thus declaring her loyal allegiance to the Queen.
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  • Title: Knollys, Anne- West
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  • Change Date: 27 JUL 2010

    Father: Francis Knollys b: ABT 1514
    Mother: Katherine Mary Carey b: 1524

    Marriage 1 Thomas West b: 1555
    • Married: 19 NOV 1571
    1. Has Children Thomas West b: 9 JUL 1577 in Wherwell, Hants
    2. Has Children Letitia West b: 24 NOV 1589 in Wherwell, Hants

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      Author: Greg Martin
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