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Robert Rich, 3rd Baron Rich
, created 1st Earl of Warwick
(December 1559 – 24 March 1618) was the son of Robert Rich, 2nd Baron Rich, and Elizabeth Baldry.
Marriages and children
First married Penelope Devereux on 10 January, 1581. Penelope was the daughter of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex
Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex, KG , an English nobleman and general. From 1573 until his death he fought in Ireland in connection with the Plantation of Ulster, where he ordered the massacre of Rathlin Island...
They had seven children:
- Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick
Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick was an English colonial administrator, admiral, and puritan.Rich was the eldest son of Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick and his wife Penelope Devereux, Lady Rich, and succeeded to his father's title in 1619...
(5 June 1587 – 19 April 1658)
- Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland
Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland was an English aristocrat, courtier and soldier.-Life:He was the son of Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick and of Penelope Devereux, Lady Rich, and the younger brother of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick...
(baptized 19 August 1590 – 9 March 1649)
- Sir Charles Rich (d. 1627), died unmarried and without issue.
- Lettice Rich (d. 1619), named after her maternal grandmother Lettice Knollys
Lettice Knollys , Countess of Essex and Countess of Leicester , was an English noblewoman and mother to the courtiers Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and Lady Penelope Rich; through her marriage to Elizabeth I's favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, she incurred the Queen's undying...
. Married firstly Sir George Carey and secondly Sir Arthur Lake.
- Penelope Rich (died 26 October 1613), married Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Baronet
Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Baronet , K.B. was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1666. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.-Political career:...
- Essex Rich, married Thomas Cheek
Sir Thomas Cheek or Cheke was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in every parliament between 1604 and 1653....
and had three sons and five daughters.
- Isabella Rich, married Sir John Smith.
Divorced November 1605.
He married a second time to Frances Wray on 14 December 1616, daughter of Sir Christopher Wray
Sir Christopher Wray was an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench.-Early life and career:Wray, the third son of Thomas Wray, seneschal in 1535 of Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire, by Joan, daughter of Robert Jackson of Gatenby, Bedale, in the same county, was born at Bedale in 1524...