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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earl Henry de Percy

On this date in our family history . . . the 29th day of March . . . in the year 1461 . . . Earl Henry de Percy dies at the Battle of Towton in Yorkshire, England . . . this Henry is a 15th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog.

The History of Wharfdale By Thomas Shaw: "Text not available"

"palace was made a heap of ruins The Earl of Egremont is a descendant of this noble family "

A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland extinct, dormant, and in abeyance England By John Burke: "was в bis eldest surviving won HENRY PERCY third earl who had m Eleanor daughter and sole heiress of Richard Poynings who d in the life time of his father Lord Poynings by which marriage the baronies of Poynings Fitzpayne and Bryan came into the family of Percy and Sir Henry Percy was summoned to parliament while his father the Earl of Northumberland yet lived 29th Henry VI as Baron Poynings His lordship fell leading the van of the Lancastrians sword in hand at the battle of Towton on the 29th March 1461 and his honours became subsequently forfeited by an act of attainder but were restored to his only son HENRY PERCY fourth earl K.G. who was confined in the Tower of London from the death "

Chamber's Encyclopaedia A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge: "a to a is in of of of of of PERCUSSION OF Percy a noble northern family famous in the history of England for five hundred years Ite founder William de Percy came with the Conqueror to England and was rewarded with lande in Hampshire Lincolnshire and Yorkshire among the last being Topcliffe and Spofforth long the chief seats of the house The male descendants became extinct with the death of the third baron and the representation of the house devolved upon his laughter Agnes who married Josceline of Louvain brother in law of King Henry I on the condition that he assumed the name of Percy Their youngest son Richard de Percy then head of the family was one of the chief barons who extorted Magna Charta from King John and the ninth feudal lord Henry de Percy gave much aid to Edward I in the subjugation of Scotland and was made governor of"

"Percy son of the attainted Sir Thomas Percy A devoted Catholic he took part in the Rising of the North and was beheaded at York in 1572 His brother Henry succeeded as eighth earl He became involved in Throgmorton"

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