Frances Howard, Countess of Surrey

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Frances Howard, by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1535

Frances Howard, (née de Vere), Countess of Surrey (c. 1516 – 30 June 1577) was the daughter of John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford, and Elizabeth Trussell. She married firstly, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and Elizabeth Stafford, by whom she had two sons and three daughters:

She married secondly Thomas Staynings, by whom she had one child.


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