Frances Walsingham

English countess Frances Walsingham

Frances Walsingham, Countess of Essex and Countess of Clanricarde was an English noblewoman. The daughter of Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's Secretary of State, she became the wife of Sir Philip Sidney at age 16. Her second husband was Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite, with whom she had five children. Shortly after his execution in 1601 she married her lover, Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, and went to live in Ireland.
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Birthday
1569
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England

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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1633
    Age 64
    Died in 1633.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1603
    Age 34
    In 1603, she married her third husband Richard De Burgh (or Burke), Earl of St Albans and Clanricarde.
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  • 1601
    Age 32
    Shortly after his execution in 1601 she married her lover, Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, and went to live in Ireland.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1599
    Age 30
    Elizabeth Sidney married Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland, in March 1599 and died without issue in 1614.
  • 1590
    Age 21
    In 1590 Frances married again, to Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, to whom she had been committed by Philip at his death fighting overseas.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1585
    Age 16
    She had one surviving child by Sidney: a daughter born in 1585 named Elizabeth after the Queen, who was one of the godparents.
  • OTHER
  • 1567
    Age -2
    Born in 1567.
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