Howard of Norfolk, England
Sir William Howard, Knight, b abt 1245, prob Norfolk, England, d aft 3 May 1308. He md Alice Fitton abt 1268, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton, Knight. She was b abt 1252.
Child of William Howard and Alice Fitton was:

Sir John Howard, Knight, b abt 1276, of Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England, d 1331, Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England. He md Joan de Cornwall 1307, Norfolk, England, daughter of Richard de Cornwall.
Child of John Howard and Joan de Cornwall was:

Sir John Howard b abt 1310, of Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England, d aft 1388. He md Alice de Boys abt 1330, daughter of Sir Robert de Boys. She was b abt 1315, of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, d 1374/75, prob Norfolk, England.
Child of John Howard and Alice de Boys was:

Sir Robert Howard b abt 1332, of Fersfield, Suffolk, England, d 3 Jun 1388. He md Margaret/Margery de Scales abt 1353, daughter of Sir Robert de Scales, Lord Scales, and Catherine de Ufford.
Child of Robert Howard and Margaret/Margery de Scales was:

Sir John Howard, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, b abt 1356, Norfolk, England, d 17 Nov 1436, Holy Land. He md [1] Margaret de Plaiz abt 1376, daughter of Sir John de Plaiz, Lord Plaiz, Knight, and Joan de Stapleton. He also md [2] Alice Tendring.
Child of John Howard and Margaret de Plaiz was:

Margaret Howard [a] b abt 1379, Norfolk, England, d 1433. She md Sir Constantine de Clifton, Lord of Clifton, aft Feb 1389/90, son of Sir John de Clifton and Elizabeth Cromwell.

a. While shown in The Complete Peerage and Ancestral Roots as daughter of Sir John Howard and Margaret de Plaiz, her parentage has recently come under suspicion. Ronny Bodine, posting on SGM, points out the tight chronology and cites Roskell's History of Parliament, which states that Margaret Howard was the sister of Sir John Howard, not his daughter. This would affect the Plaiz line, as well as several collateral lines, including Percy of Kildale, Stapleton, and Fitz Alan, but rather than remove them at this time, the author has opted to keep them in place until this can be substantiated and also for the use of those who may have other connections to these lines. Because of this no additional information has been added to those lines which may be affected.
AR: Line 218[34]; SGM: Christopher Nash.

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