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  • ID: I601682808
  • Name: Henry De PERCY
  • Given Name: Henry De
  • Surname: Percy
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 Nov 1341 in Warkworth Castle,Alnwick,Northumberland,England
  • Death: 19 Feb 1407/1408 in Battle Of Bramham Moor,Tadcaster,Yorkshire,England
  • Burial: Henry IV Staked His Head On London Bridge
  • Change Date: 15 May 2004
  • Note:
    Name Suffix: Kg, 1St Earl Northumberland
    REFN: ems-jw
    Name Suffix: Kg, 1St Earl Northumberland
    Name Suffix: Kg, 1St EarlNorthumberland
    1 NAME Earl /\Northumberland/
    2 GIVN Earl
    2 SURN \Northumberland

    Henry de Percy, 1st and last Earl of Northumberland of the 16 July1377creation, KG (c1366); born 10 Nov 1341; knighted Feb 1361/2, Jt (hisfather being among other appointees to the post) surveyor of EasternMarch of Scotland and Keeper of truce with Scots 1367, Jt Warden of theEaster March 1369 and1370; Jt commissioner to negotiate peace with theScots 1378, 1393 and Feb 1393/4 and Jt Ambassador for the same purpose1401,Admiral of the North 1383, Sheriff of Northumberland 1383, Captainof Calais 1389, Jt Ambassador to negotiate truce with Flanders and France1390, Keeper of Berwick and East March 1391-96; following some twodecades of growing dissatisfaction with Richard II he playeda major rolein deposing and probably also in the subsequent murder of the King, asalso the process whereby the 2nd Duke of Lancaster ascended the throneasHenry IV, so that on the latter's coronation day (30 Sep 1399) he wasappointed Constable of England for life (forfeited 1403) and about thesame time was granted the lordship of the Isle of Man; won withhis son"Harry Hotspur" victory of Homildon Hill over Scots 1402 but father andson were not allowed to ransom their prisoners by Henry IV and what withthatand other causes of irritation they conspired to put the 5th Earl ofMarch on the throne, who as great grandson of Lionel Duke of Clarence,2nd son of EdwardIII, was the candidate of the lateRichard II'ssupporters and indeed de jure successor to Richard; following theBattleof Shrewsbury (1403), in which "Harry Hotspur" was killed, the Earl ofNorthumberland made his peace with Henry IV,his actions being adjudgedtrespassrather than treason; he conspired against Henry again in 1405 andfled abroad,whereupon he was attainted 1406 and the Earldom ofNorthumberland and Barony of Percy were forfeited; married 1st 12July1358 Margaret de Neville (died 11-13May 1372), daughter of 2nd Lord(Baron) Nevill(e) (of Raby), and widow of 3rd Lord (Baron) de Ros ofHelmsley.

    Henry married 2nd by 15 Dec 1381, as her 2nd husband, Maud de Lucy,Baroness Lucy in her own right (born c1343-45; married1st Gilbert deUmfreville, 10th Earl of Angus; dsps 18 Dec 1398), sister and heiress ofAnthony, 3rd Lord (Baron) Lucy; in the event of her dying without issue,which is what actually happened, she bequeathed to her stepson Sir Henry("Harry Hotspur") Percy her estates, including the Honour and Castle ofCockermouth, Cumberland. The 1st and last Earl of Northumberland of the1377 creation (as it will be convenient still to call him, although hehad by now been stripped of his titles), convinced that Henry IV waswidely detested and that the pro-March party would quickly pick upsupport,headed south with a band of followersinto England from theScottish border inFeb 1408 but was intercepted at Tadcaster, Yorks, 19Feb 1407/8 and defeated and killed in battle at Bramham Moor nearby 20Feb, his head being struck off, removed and fixed on a stake at LondonBridge, while his body was divided in four, a separate part being sent toLondon, Lincoln, Berwick, and Newcastle to edify the population thoughHenry IV latergave the remains to the late Earl's friends for decentburial. [Burke's Peerage]


    Henry de Percy, KG, created 1377 Earl of Northumberland, b. 10 Nov 1341,slain 19 Feb 1407/8, son of Henry de Percy and Mary Plantagenet, daughterof Henry de Lancaster and Maud de Chaworth. [Magna Charta Sureties]


    Henry de Percy, 4th Lord Percy, of Alnwick, a distinguished militarycommander in the reign of Edward III, who, assisting as marshal ofEngland at the coronation of King richard II,was advanced on the sameday, 6 July, 1377, to the Earldom of Northumberland, with remainder tohis heirs generally, and, like

    Father: Henry De PERCY [Baron Percy] b: 1321/1322 in Alnwick,Northumberland,England
    Mother: Mary PLANTAGENET b: Abt 1321 in Grosmont Castle,Monmouthshire,Wales

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth De UMFREVILLE
    • Note: _UID7DACD01570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5CEDBE

    Marriage 2 Maud Baroness De LUCY b: Abt 1344 in Egremont,Cumberland,England
    • Married: Bef 15 Dec 1381 in 2nd Husband 2nd Wife
    • Note: _UID74C5D01570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5CFDA5

    Marriage 3 Margaret De NEVILLE b: Abt 1334 in Raby,Staindrop,Durham,England
    • Married: 12 Jul 1358 in 2nd Husband 1St Wife
    • Note: _UID44C5D01570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5CCDA5
    1. Has Children Isolde PERCY b: Abt 1362 in Warkworth Castle,Alnwick,Northumberland,England
    2. Has No Children Ralph De PERCY b: Abt 1368 in Alnwick,Northumberland,England
    3. Has Children Henry "Harry Hotspur" De PERCY b: 20 May 1364 in Warkworth Castle,Alnwick,Northumberland,England
    4. Has No Children Thomas PERCY b: Abt 1366 in Alnwick Castle,Northumberland,England
    5. Has No Children Margaret De PERCY b: 1368 in Shrewsbury,Shropshire,England
    6. Has No Children Alan De PERCY b: 1372 in Shrewsbury,Shropshire,England
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