Margaret Howard

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Howard was born in 1554, in Lambeth, Surrey, England, her father, Lord William Howard First Barron Effingham, was 44 and her mother, Margaret Gamage, was 36. She married Richard Hynson II in 1569, in Fordham, Cambridgeshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 14 May 1598, in London, England, at the age of 44, and was buried in London, England.

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Family Time Line

Richard Hynson II
1550–1610
Margaret Howard
1554–1598
Marriage: 1569
William Hynson
1570–1630
Ann Hynson
1572–
John Hynson
1585–1670

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Howard Hynson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Margaret Howard in entry for Richard Henson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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World Events (5)

1558 · Act of Uniformity

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1569 · State Lottery

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .

English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .

English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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