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Monday, April 28, 2008

Henry de Percy

On this date in our family history . . . the 28th day of April . . . in the year 1489 . . . Henry de Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, is killed by rioters near his home in Yorkshire . . . this Henry is believed to be a 14th great-grandpa to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick By George Tate: "be abated of that which had been granted by parliament The haughty manner in which the carl delivered the king"

"several of his servants This took place at Coxlodge near Thirsk on the 28th of April 1489 Peeris exclaims O horrible m schiefe 0 most cruell cryme In our dayes hath not been seene soe destestable a thinge Their awne natural lords the commons so murtheringe At Beverley Minster hee lyeth and alsoe Lady Mawd his wife In the which minster fire priests bee found Dayly to singe and masses to say For Lord Henry and Mawd"

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