Name: Henry Norreys
Suffix: 1st Baron Norreys
Birth: ABT 1525
Death: 27 JUN 1601
Burial: 5 AUG 1601 Rycote, Oxon: vault beneath the chapel of St. Michael and All Angels
Residence: Rycote, Oxon
Occupation: Lifelong friend of Elizabeth I
MEM: Westminster Abbey, London, St. Andrew's Chapel: effigy with wife
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Change Date: 31 DEC 2008
Elizabeth I?s life long friend Henry Norris, 1st Lord (Baron) Norris, so created by writ of summons 6 May 1572 (and restored in blood by Act of Parliament 1575/6, following an earlier Act of Parliament of 1539 restoring him in blood and to him such of his father's property as had not been forfeited to the Crown or had belonged to his attainted great-uncle Viscount Lovel)
Of Rycot, Oxon.
MP Berks 1547-52 and Oxon 1571-2.
Ambassador to France 1566-71
Porter Outer Gate and Keeper Armoury Windsor Castle c1580
Lord Lt Berkshire and Oxon 1587-99.
His six sons - especially John and Thomas - all distinguished themselves as soldiers, fighting in France, Ireland or the Low Countries. Norreys outlived five of them; Edward alone surviving his parents.
The family estates passed to Francis son of William Norris and his wife Elizabeth. Their daughter Elizabeth, Baroness Norris was buried in St Nicholas? chapel in the Abbey in 1645 as was her daughter Bridget in 1657.
Father: Henry Norreys
Mother: Mary Fiennes
- William Norris
- Thomas Norreys
- Catherine Norris
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