Sir Henry Percy, KG, Earl of Northumberland

Sir Henry Percy, KG, Earl of Northumberland

Male 1393 - 1455  (62 years)

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  • Name Henry Percy 
    Born 3 Feb 1393  Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    History birth to death 
    • Shortly after birth, he was taken to Scotland in exile and educated at St. Andrews. [2, 7]
    • In 1414, after Henry V became King, he was restored to all the honors of his family. His mother-in-law, Joan, the Countess of Westmorland, and much to do with his restoration. Thus he became the Earl of Northumberland. [2, 3]
    • In 1416, he joined the king on an expedition to the Continent, and sent a minor contingent of soldiers the next year. [7]
    • On 16 December 1416, he was appointed the Warden of the West March. He resigned the position in 1434 over lack of support from Henry VI. In 1440, he was again appointed the Warden of the West March. [5, 6, 7]
    • In 1416, he was at the Battle of Agincourt. [2, 3]
    • In late August 1417, the Scots invaded northern England; while Albany laid siege to Berwick Castle, the Earl of Douglas attempted to take Roxburgh Castle. Percy lifted the siege of Berwick, and forced both Albany and Douglas across the border. [7]
    • On 24 February 1421, he acted as steward at the coronation of Henry's queen Catherine. [7]
    • In February 1423/24, he was commissioner to negotiate peace with the Scots. [5]
    • In 1433, he was commissioner to monitor violations of a truce with the Scots. [5]
    • In May 1450 to September 1450, he was the Constable of England. [2, 3, 5]
    • In 1452, he was commissioner to negotiate peace with the Scots. [5]
    • When the War of the Roses broke out, he sided with King Henry VI. [2]
    Died 22 May 1455  St Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7
    Last Full Review 15 Feb 2020 
    Buried St Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I23051 
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 

    Family Eleanor Neville,   d. 1463  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Married After Oct 1414  [5
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F7864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1393 - Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1455 - St Albans, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Arms of the Percy Earls of Northumberland
    Arms of the Percy Earls of Northumberland
    Or, lion rampant azure, armed and tongue gules

  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S1598] Barlow, Frederic. The Complete English Peerage Volume 1, (London: Frederic Barlow, 1772), Secondary Source.

    3. [S11] Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire , (London: Harrision, 1866), Secondary Source.

    4. [S1535] Cokayne, George Edward. The Complete Peerage or A History of the House of Lords and All Its Members from the Earliest Times (Oakham to Richmond), (London: The St. Catherine Press, 1945), Secondary Source.

    5. [S1569] Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage web site, (Wellington, New Zealand: http://www.thepeerage.com/index.htm, 2019), Tertiary Source.

    6. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982), Secondary Source.

    7. [S304] Wikipedia, Secondary Source.
      Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland



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