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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). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, England, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.


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 (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 (1310-1388)Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England, United KingdomJohn Howard (1276-1331)Joan de Cornwall (1286-)Alice de Boys (1314-)
John Howard (1836-1919)Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire, England, United KingdomCrookwell, New South Wales, AustraliaJohn Hayward (?-?)Tabitha Basham (?-?)Harriet Lucy Norman (1836-1919)
John Howard (1842-1913)Mangonui, New ZealandBega, New South Wales, AustraliaHenry Howard (1806-1866)Elizabeth Barnard (-1895)Caroline Whitby (1845-1928)+
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 (c1385-1409)John Howard (1365-1436)Margaret Plaiz (c1367-1391)Joan Walton (bef1409-)
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 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