John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, was born circa 1420 to Robert Howard (1384-1436) and Margaret de Mowbray (1388-1459) and died 22 August 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field of unspecified causes. He married Catherine Moleyns (1424-1465) before 29 September 1442 JL . He married Margaret Chedworth (1436-1494) before 22 January 1467 JL . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, England, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Turkey.


Offspring of John Howard and Catherine Moleyns (1424-1465)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1443-1524) 1443 Tendering, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 21 May 1524 Farlingham, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey (bef1445-1497)
Agnes Tylney (1480-1545)

Nicholas Howard (-c1468)
Margaret Howard (1445-1484
Anne Howard (c1446-1474)
Jane Howard (1450-1508)

Offspring of John Howard and Margaret Chedworth (1436-1494)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Katharine Howard (-1536) 17 March 1536 John Bourchier (1467-1533)

Namesakes of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (c1420-1485)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (c1420-1485)Bosworth FieldRobert Howard (1384-1436)Margaret de Mowbray (1388-1459)Catherine Moleyns (1424-1465)+Margaret Chedworth (1436-1494)
John Howard (1365-1436)Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England, United KingdomJerusalem, IsraelRobert Howard (1336-1388)Margery Scales (1339-1416)Margaret Plaiz (c1367-1391)+Alice Tendring (1365-1467)
John Howard (1836-1919)Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire, England, United KingdomCrookwell, New South Wales, AustraliaJohn Hayward (?-?)Tabitha Basham (?-?)Harriet Lucy Norman (1836-1919)
John Howard (1310-1388)Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England, United KingdomJohn Howard (1276-1331)Joan de Cornwall (1286-)Alice de Boys (1314-)
John Howard (1860-1950)Foxground, New South Wales, AustraliaGilgandra, New South Wales, AustraliaJohn Howard (1836-1919)Harriet Lucy Norman (1836-1919)Mary Ellen Smith (1866-1897) + Charlotte Maud Vidler (1874-1950)
John Howard (1842-1913)Mangonui, New ZealandBega, New South Wales, AustraliaHenry Howard (1806-1866)Elizabeth Barnard (-1895)Caroline Whitby (1845-1928)+
John Howard (c1385-1409)John Howard (1365-1436)Margaret Plaiz (c1367-1391)Joan Walton (bef1409-)
John Arthur Howard (1905-1983)Crookwell, New South Wales, AustraliaCrookwell, New South Wales, AustraliaNorman Howard (1859-1919)Harriett Ann Gilby (1864-1946)Annie Beatrice Rumble (1905-1993)
John Winston Howard (1939)Dulwich Hill, New South Wales, AustraliaLyall Falconer Howard (1896-1955)Mona Jane Kell (1900-1983)Alison Janette Parker (1944)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • thePeerage says "b. 1421/22"; George Larson II, MA, says "1420".
¶ Death
  • Battle of Bosworth, where the defeated king reportedly said "My kingdom for a horse" and the Wars of the Roses ended


  Robin Patterson

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