Elizabeth, Countess of Northumberland, nee Howard, by Samuel Cooper, circa 1645.

Lady Elizabeth Howard (c.1622-1704/5), second daughter of Theophilius, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, married in 1642, as his second wife, Algernon, 10th Earl of Northumberland. He had previously been married to Lady Anne Cecil (1612-1637), elder sister of Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, whose will cites this miniature.

Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, née Cecil, her will, proved 13th November,  1690 (‘A picture of the Earle of Northumberlands second wife by Cooper’), by whom given to her daughter, Anne, Countess of Exeter.



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