Northern Irish & Northern English Roots: JACKSONs & ODDIES & BROWNES & others

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  • ID: I10361
  • Name: William FITZWILLIAM
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Fitzwilliam
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: E0C2802BA81F4F44AF73214585E1DBCC3C31
  • Change Date: 21 Jun 2015 at 14:32
  • Note:
    SOURCE: Cowdray: its early history
    p 18-19 "Sir William took possession of Cowdray about 1535 , and as we have seen the greater part of the building is d ue to him. He was one of the most eminent men of his time , being a Knight of the Garter, Lord Keeper of the Privy Se al, and Lord High Admiral, and he stood high in the favou r of Henry VIII.
    There was a picture by Holbein of the Earl of Southampton ( as he was them) at Cowdray, in which he was represented a s 'walking by the sea, holding a staff with a golden knob , his face very fine.' This is still in existence being no w at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
    The most interesting relic of Sir WIlliam's tenure of Cowdr ay is the beautiful porch to the Hall, where the ceiling an d doorways still preserve evidence of his many honours.
    In 1536 Sir William received a grant of Easebourne Priory f rom Henry VIII.
    Early in 1538, King Henry VIII seems to have paid one of se veral visits to Cowdray, and the Royal Arms over the hall p orch (now somewhat mutliated) are commemorative of this vis it.
    Lord Southampton died in 1542 while on an expedition agains t the Scots, and his body was not brought back to Midhurst . Having no children, his estates at Cowrday passed to hi s half brother, Sir Anthony Browne."

    SOURCE: hampton).htm

    Father: Thomas FITZWILLIAM
    Mother: Lucy NEVILLE b: Abt 1468
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