Katherine Villiers, Duchess of Buckingham

Katherine Manners, 19th Baroness de Ros (died October 1649), also known as Catherine, was the daughter and heir of the 18th Baron de Ros. She was known as the richest woman in Britain, apart from royalty. She married George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, the favourite, and possibly lover, of King James I of England; and secondly, she married the Irish peer Randal MacDonnell, 1st Marquess of Antrim and was briefly engaged with the Irish Catholic rebels.

Lady Katherine Manners was the daughter of Francis Manners, 6th Earl of Rutland. She married George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and was the mother of Mary Villiers, Duchess of Richmond and of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (who inherited her title as 20th Baron de Ros).

Katherine's first husband, Buckingham, was murdered in 1628 by John Felton. On the death of her father in 1632, without heirs male, she succeeded suo jure to the ancient barony of de Ros. In 1635 she married Randal McDonnell, Earl of Antrim, and went to live at Dunluce Castle, County Antrim, Ireland.

Following the Catholic uprising in Ulster in 1641 the McDonnell family moved south to Wexford, then Waterford, where Katherine died in 1649.

External links

[http://thepeerage.com/p10294.htm#i102938 thePeerage.com, as "Catherine"]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Villiers — may refer to the following places or names: Places In Canada * Villiers, Ontario, a small settlement near PeterboroughIn France * Villiers, in the Indre département * Villiers, in the Vienne département * Villiers Adam, in the Val d Oise… …   Wikipedia

  • Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland — Barbara Palmer, Duchess of Cleveland Portrait by John Michael Wright (c. 1670) …   Wikipedia

  • Lawrence Washington (1602-1655) — Lawrence Washington (1602 – 1655) was the great great grandfather of George Washington. Biography Washington was a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. His degree there was awarded in 1623. He resigned from his Fellowship in 1633. According to… …   Wikipedia

  • Baron de Ros — The title of Baron de Ros (pronounced Roose ) is the most ancient baronial title in the Peerage of England. (The spelling of the title and of the surname of the original holders has been rendered differently in various texts. The word Ros is… …   Wikipedia

  • Lady of the Bedchamber — This is an incomplete list of those who have served as Lady of the Bedchamber in the British Royal Household. See also Ladies in Waiting , Women of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes .Ladies of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I, 1558 1603*1558… …   Wikipedia

  • Pre-1876 Life Peerages — This is a list of Life Peerages created prior to the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 and the Life Peerages Act 1958.Richard II (1377 1399)*1377 ndash; Guichard d Angle, Earl of Huntingdon *1385 ndash; Robert de Vere, Marquess of Dublin **1386… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford period poetry anthologies — These are Oxford poetry anthologies of English poetry, which select from a given period. See also The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse. Contents 1 New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse (1991) 2 New Oxford Book of Eighteenth… …   Wikipedia

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • Charles I of England — Charles I Portrait by Anthony van Dyck, 1636 King of England and Ireland (more...) Reign 27 March 1625 – 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk — Admiral Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, KG, PC (24 August 1561 – 28 May 1626) was a son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk by his second wife Margaret Audley, Duchess of Norfolk, the daughter and heiress of the 1st Baron Audley of… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.