Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland

M, #10451, b. 13 January 1477/78, d. 19 May 1527
Last Edited=4 Jul 2015
Consanguinity Index=0.01%
     Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland was born on 13 January 1477/78.1 He was the son of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland and Lady Maud Herbert.2 He married Catherine Spencer, daughter of Sir Robert Spencer and Lady Eleanor Beaufort, before 1502.1 He died on 19 May 1527 at age 49.1
      Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland also went by the nick-name of Henry the Magnificent.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) in 1489.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Northumberland [E., 1416] on 28 April 1489.1 He fought in the Battle of Blackheath in 1497, where he helped suppress the uprising of Cornishmen.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1499.1 He held the office of Constable of Knaresborough in 1501.1 He held the office of Steward of the Lordship of Knaresborough in 1501.1 He held the office of Master Forester in the Forest of Knaresborough in 1501.1 He held the office of Warden of the MArches in 1503.1 He was commissioner of array for Northumberland and Yorkshire in 1511.1 He fought in the Battle of Spurs in 1513, where he commanded 500 Northumbrian light light horse against the French.1 He was commissioner to inquire into riots in Yorkshire in 1514.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Sussex in 1515.1 He was Member of the Council of the North in 1522.1

Children of Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland and Catherine Spencer

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Catherine Spencer1

F, #10452, b. circa 1480, d. between 14 October 1542 and 9 November 1542
Last Edited=4 Jul 2015
     Catherine Spencer was born circa 1480. She was the daughter of Sir Robert Spencer and Lady Eleanor Beaufort.1 She married Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, son of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland and Lady Maud Herbert, before 1502.1 She died between 14 October 1542 and 9 November 1542.1
     As a result of her marriage, Catherine Spencer was styled as Countess of Northumberland before 1502. Her married name became Percy.

Children of Catherine Spencer and Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Sir Robert Spencer1

M, #10453, d. after 13 March 1492
Last Edited=2 Jun 2015
     Sir Robert Spencer married Lady Eleanor Beaufort, daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset and Lady Eleanor Beauchamp, circa 1470.1 He died after 13 March 1492.
     He lived at Spencercombe, Devon, England.1

Children of Sir Robert Spencer and Lady Eleanor Beaufort

Citations

  1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 106. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Lady Eleanor Beaufort1

F, #10454, d. 16 August 1501
Last Edited=2 Jun 2015
Consanguinity Index=0.28%
     Lady Eleanor Beaufort was the daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset and Lady Eleanor Beauchamp.2 She married, firstly, James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormonde, son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde and Elizabeth Beauchamp, circa April 1458 at Woodsford, Dorset, England.3 She married, secondly, Sir Robert Spencer circa 1470.3 She died on 16 August 1501.3
     As a result of her marriage, Lady Eleanor Beaufort was styled as Countess of Ormonde circa April 1458. From circa April 1458, her married name became Butler.3 From circa 1470, her married name became Spencer.3

Children of Lady Eleanor Beaufort and Sir Robert Spencer

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume X, page 128. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  3. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 106. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland

M, #10455, b. circa 1502, d. 30 June 1537
Last Edited=4 Jul 2015
Consanguinity Index=0.33%
     Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland was born circa 1502.1 He was the son of Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland and Catherine Spencer.1 He married Lady Mary Talbot, daughter of Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury, circa January 1523/24.1 He died on 30 June 1537, without issue.1
      Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland also went by the nick-name of Henry the Unthrifty.1 He was invested as a Knight in 1519.1 He was a page to Cardinal Wolsey.1 He held the office of Member of the Council of the North in 1522.1 He held the office of Warden-General of the Eastern and Middle Marches from 1527 to January 1536/37.1 He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Northumberland [E., 1416] on 19 May 1527.1 On 4 November 1530 at Cawood Caslte, Yorkshire, England, he arrested Cardinal Wolsey for high treason.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1531.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Northumberland in 1532.1 He held the office of Lord President of the Council of the North in 1536.1 On his death, the Earldom of Northumberland and Barony of Poynings became extinct, as a result of his younger brother Thomas' attainder. Modern doctrine would have the titles assumed by his nephew Thomas.1 He bequeathed King Henry VIII the major part of his estate.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]


Sir Thomas Percy1

M, #10456, b. 1504, d. 2 June 1537
Last Edited=4 Jul 2015
Consanguinity Index=0.33%
     Sir Thomas Percy was born in 1504. He was the son of Henry Algernon Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland and Catherine Spencer.1 He married Eleanor Harbottle, daughter of unknown Harbottle.2 He died on 2 June 1537 at Tyburn, London, England, executed.1
      In 1537 he was attainted for his participation in the Pilgrimmage of Grace.1

Children of Sir Thomas Percy and Eleanor Harbottle

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 16. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  3. [S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 424. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.

Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland

M, #10457, b. 1528, d. 22 August 1572
Last Edited=4 Jul 2015
Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland
by Steven van der Meulan 1
     Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland was born in 1528.2 He was the son of Sir Thomas Percy and Eleanor Harbottle.2,3 He married Lady Anne Somerset, daughter of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Browne, on 12 June 1558.2 He died on 22 August 1572 at York, Yorkshire, England, beheaded.2
     He was invested as a Knight on 30 April 1557.2 He was created 1st Baron Percy [England] on 30 April 1557, with special remainder to his brother Henry.2 He held the office of High Marshal of the Army in the North in May 1557.2 He was created 1st Earl of Northumberland [England] on 1 May 1557, with special remainder to his brother Henry.2 He held the office of Constable of Richmond and Middleham Castles in July 1557.2 He held the office of Warden for the Eastern Marches in August 1557.2 He was joint commissioner to negotiate peace with the Scots in January 1557/58.2 In November 1569 he conspired with the 6th Earl of Westmorland to liberate Mary, Queen of Scots (under house arrest in England).2 He took Barnard Castle, County Durham and Hartlepool, but was forced by government troops to flee to Scotland.2 In 1571 he was attainted, but his 1557 titles were able to be inherited by his brother Henry.2 On 29 March 1572 he was extradited to England by the Regent Mar.2
     When beheaded for conspiring against Queen Elizabeth (avowing the Pope's supremacy, and affirming the realm to be in a state of schism, and those obedient to Elizabeth no better than heretics), his honours would have fallen under his attainder, but for the revisionary clause in favour of his brother.

Citations

  1. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 2121. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Lady Anne Somerset1

F, #10458, d. 8 September 1591
Last Edited=4 Jul 2015
Consanguinity Index=0.27%
     Lady Anne Somerset was the daughter of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Browne.1 She married Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, son of Sir Thomas Percy and Eleanor Harbottle, on 12 June 1558.1 She died on 8 September 1591.1
     As a result of her marriage, Lady Anne Somerset was styled as Countess of Northumberland on 12 June 1558. From 12 June 1558, her married name became Percy.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester1

M, #10459, b. circa 1496, d. 26 November 1549
Last Edited=5 Jun 2015
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester was born circa 1496. He was the son of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Herbert, Baroness Herbert.1 He married, firstly, Margaret Courtenay, daughter of William Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon and Catherine Plantagenet, circa 15 June 1514, with a Papal dispensation.2 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Browne, daughter of Sir Anthony Browne and Lady Lucy Neville, before 1527.2 He died on 26 November 1549.2 He was buried at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales.2
      In 1513 at Calais, France, he organised the Field of the Colth of Gold.3 He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Herbert [E., 1461] before 21 March 1512/13.1 He was styled as Lord Herbert between 1514 and 1526.1 He held the office of Constable of Usk Castle on 6 May 1514.4 He held the office of Constable of Dynas Castle on 20 September 1514.4 He held the office of Steward and Constable of Brecknock Castle on 26 May 1523.4 He fought in the Duke of Suffolk's campaign in France between August 1523 and December 1523.1 He was invested as a Knight on 1 November 1523 at Roye, France, by the Duke of Suffolk.1 He held the office of Constable of Caerleon Castle on 30 March 1525.4 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Worcester [E., 1514] on 15 April 1526.1

Children of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Browne

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 851. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/2, page 852.
  3. [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
  4. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 220. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  5. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  6. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland1

M, #10460, b. circa 1532, d. 21 June 1585
Last Edited=4 Jul 2015
     Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland was born circa 1532.1 He was the son of Sir Thomas Percy and Eleanor Harbottle.1,2 He married Katherine Neville, daughter of John Neville, 4th Lord Latymer and Lady Lucy Somerset, before 25 January 1561/62.3 He died on 21 June 1585, found dead in bed, shot through the heart with three bullets fired - the subsequent verdict was suicide.1
     He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Morpeth in 1554.1 He was invested as a Knight in 1557.1 He was commissioner to treat with the Scottish Lords of the Congregation in 1559.1 He gained the rank of Captain General of the Light Horse in 1560, in an attack on the French at Leith.1 He was commissioner to negotiate with the French in 1560.1 He held the office of Captain of Tynemouth and Norham Castles between February 1560/61 and 1571.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Northumberland in 1565.1 He was commissioner to put down piracy in Northumberland in 1565.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Northumberland in 1571.1 Between 1571 and 1573 he was confined to the Tower of London on suspicion of conspiring on behalf of Mary, Queen of Scots.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Northumberland [E., 1557] on 22 August 1572.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Percy [E., 1557] on 22 August 1572.1 In 1582 he was again confined to the Tower of London on suspicion of conspiring on behalf of Mary, Queen of Scots after the discovery of the Throckmorton Plot.1 From January 1583/84 to 1585 he was again confined to the Tower of London on suspicion of conspiring on behalf of Mary, Queen of Scots.1 The Earl having been committed to the Tower for participating in a supposed plot in favour of Mary, Queen of Scots, was found dead in his bed there, slain by three bullets from a pistol.

Children of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland and Katherine Neville

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2941. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 424. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]