See also:earl of
See also:Essex was probably Geoffrey de Mandeville (q.v.), who became earl about 1139, the earldom being subsequently held by his two sons, Geoffrey and
See also:William, until the
See also:death of the latter in 1189 . In 1199 Geoffrey Fitzpeter or Fitzpiers (d . 1213), who was related to the Mandevilles through his wife
See also:Beatrice, became earl of Essex, and on the death of Geoffrey's son William in 1227 the earldom reverted for the second
See also:time to the
See also:crown . Then the title to the earldom passed by
See also:marriage to the Bohuns, earls of
See also:Hereford, and before 1239 Humphrey de
See also:Bohun (d . 1275) had been re-cognized as earl of Essex . With the earldom of Hereford the earldom of Essex became
See also:extinct in 1373; afterwards it was held by
See also:Thomas of
See also:Woodstock, duke of
See also:Gloucester, a son of
See also:Edward III. and the
See also:husband of Eleanor de Bohun; and from Gloucester it passed to the Bourchiers,
See also:Henry Bourchier (d . 1483), who secured the earldom in 1461, being one of Gloucester's grandsons . The second and last Bourchier earl was Henry's
See also:grandson Henry, who died early in 1J40 . A few
See also:weeks before his execution in 1J40 Thomas
See also:Cromwell (q.v.) was created earl of Essex; then in 1J43 William Parr, afterwards
See also:marquess of Northampton, obtained the earldom by right of his wife Anne, a daughter of the last Bourchier earl . Northampton lost the earldom when he was attainted in 1553i and afterwards it passed to the famous
See also:family of Devereux, Walter Devereux, who was created earl of Essex in 1572, being related to the Bourchiers . Robert, the 3rd and last Devereux earl, died in1646 .
In 1661Arthur Capel was created earl of Essex, and the earldom is still held by his descendants .
ARTHUR CAPEL ESSEX
KINGDOM OF ESSEX
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