18 JULY 1588: DEATH of Anne Talbot

Sheffield Manor Lodge [The Star]

18 JULY 1588: THE DEATH of Anne Talbot, Countess of Pembroke, 2nd wife to Sir William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke.

Anne Talbot (18 March 1523 – 18 July 1588) was the daughter of George Talbot, 4th earl of Shrewsbury and his second wife, Elizabeth Walden, dau. and coheir of Sir Richard Walden of Erith. She had been previously married to Peter Compton (d. 30 January 1544). Their posthumous son was Henry Compton, 1st Baron Compton.

After the death of his first wife, Anne née Parr, sister of Queen Catherine, Pembroke married Anne after 1552. The two had no issue, but she was stepmother to three children. Her nephew, the 6th Earls children included Lord Francis and Catherine Talbot who married her stepdaughter and elder stepson.

No info is given on where she’s buried. She wasn’t buried with her 2nd husband who’s buried with his 1st wife at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Anne may be back at Sheffield Cathedral where the Shrewsbury family has a chapel. However, research into her finds on Tudor Place that she was buried in Elrith, Kent where her mom was heiress. Anne became heiress to her mother. The Complete Peerage says, “Anne Talbot was buried on 8 August 1588 at Erith, Kent, England.”

Image of Sheffield Manor, home of the 4th Earl of Shrewsbury and his family. The manor stayed in the Talbot family until the death of the 6th Earl. After the death of George Talbot, the Earls rarely visited the site and the land was leased to tenant farmers. It fell to the Duke of Norfolks in 1660.