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de Percy, Henry 1st Earl of Northumberland

Male 1341 - 1408  (66 years)


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  • Name de Percy, Henry  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Suffix 1st Earl of Northumberland 
    Born 10 Nov 1341  Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1408  Battle of Bramham Moor, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Alnwick Abbey
    Person ID I25196  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father de Percy, Henry 3rd Baron Percy,   b. 1320, Seamer, North Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 18 May 1368, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Plantagenet, Mary "of Lancaster",   b. Abt 1320, Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1362, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 de Neville, Margaret,   b. 12 Feb 1339, Raby, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1372, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1358  Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Percy, Henry "Hotspur",   b. 20 May 1364, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1403, Battle of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     2. de Percy, Margaret
     3. de Percy, Ralph,   d. 1399  [natural]
     4. de Percy, Thomas,   d. 1386  [natural]
     5. de Percy, Alan
     6. de Percy, Eleanor
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F8322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 de Lucy, Maud,   b. Bef 1359,   d. 18 Dec 1398  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1383 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F8323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Nov 1341 - Alnwick, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1358 - Brancepeth, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Alnwick, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry de Percy, 4th Lord Percy, of Alnwick, a distinguished military commander in the reign of Edward III, who, assisting as marshal of England at the coronation of King Richard II, was advanced on the same day, 6 July, 1377, to the Earldom of Northumberland, with remainder to his heirs generally, and, like a barony in fee, transmissible, it would appear, to female as well as male heirs. He m. 1st, 1358, Margaret, dau. of Ralph, Lord Nevil, Ro Raby, and had issue. Henry, Thomas, Ralph, Alan, and Margaret. The earl m. 2ndly, Maud, sister and heir of Anthony, Lord Lucy, which Anthony settled upon his lordship and his heirs, the honour and castle of Cockermouth with other great estates, on condition that her arms should be forever quarterd with those of the Percys. In the 7th year of Richard II [1384], the earl having been elected one of the knights of the Garter, the king bestowed upon him the robes of the order out of the royal wardrobe. In some years afterwards, however, being proclaimed a traitor, and his land declared forfeited by King Richard, his lordship, in conjunction with his son, Sir Henry Percy, surnamed Hotspur, and Henry, Duke of Lancaster, accomplished the dethronement of that monarch and placed the crown upon the head of Henry, Duke of Lancaster, under the title of Henry IV. In requital, the king gave Percy the Isle of Man, by the tenure of carrying in the left hand the sword (which he wore when he landed in Holderness) at the coronation of himself and his successors. Against dissatisfied with the governemnt, the ducke is charged with concerting the rebellion, in which his son, Hotspur, and his brother, the Earl of Worcester, engaged, in 1403, for transferring the sceptre to Mortimer, Earl of March, then a boy. Of these two eminent persons, Sir Henry Percy, the renowned Hotspur, fell performing prodigies of valour, at Battle-field, near Shrewsbury, 21 July, 1403, and Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester, was beheaded after the battle at Shrewsbury. The Earl of Northumberland fell subsequently (29 February, 1407-8), in arms against the king, at Bramham Moor, nearl Haslewood, when his honour became forfeited under an attainder, but were restored, in 1414, to his grandson (Hotspur's only son), Henry de Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, pp. 423-4, Percy, Barons Percy, Earls of Northumberland, &c.]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1249] Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data - Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed. Dictionary of National Biography, 1921–1922. London, England: Oxf;).

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    5. [S1845] Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).