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Beverley, Earl of (GB, 1790)


Creation: let. pat. 2 Nov 1790


Family name: Percy




See Duke of Northumberland



Algernon [Smithson later Percy], 2nd Baron Lovaine later 1st Earl of Beverley

2nd son of Hugh [Smithson later Percy], 1st Duke of Northumberland, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Percy, suo jure Baroness Percy, only dau. and hrs. of Algernon [Seymour], 7th Duke of Somerset


21 Jan 1750


8 Jun 1775 Isabella Susannah Burrell (b. 19 Dec 1750;  d. 24 Jan 1812), sister of Peter [Burrell], 1st Baron Gwydyr, and 2nd dau. of Peter Burrell MP, of Langley Park, Beckenham, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Lewis, dau. of John Lewis, of Hackney, co. Middlesex


1. Hon George Percy, later 2nd Earl of Beverley later 5th Duke of Northumberland

2. Hon Algernon Percy, Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Cantons (b. 1779;  d. 1833)

3. Rt Rev Hon Hugh Percy DD, Bishop of Carlisle (b. 29 Jan 1784;  d. 5 Feb 1856), mar. (1) 19 May 1806 Mary Manners-Sutton (d. 4 Sep 1831), 1st dau. of Most Rev and Rt Hon Charles Manners-Sutton DD, Archbishop of Canterbury, by his wife Mary Thoroton, dau. of Thomas Thoroton, of Screveton, co. Nottingham, and (2) 3 Feb 1840 Mary Hope-Johnstone (dsp. 22 Nov 1851), dau. of Sir William Hope-Johnstone GCB, and had issue by his first wife

4. Vice Adm Josceline Percy CB (b. 29 Jan 1784;  d. 19 Oct 1856), mar. 9 Dec 1820 Sophia Elizabeth Walhouse (d. 13 Dec 1875), 3rd dau. of Moreton Walhouse, of Hatherton, co. Stafford, and had issue

5. Lt Col Hon Henry Percy CB, ADC to Sir John Moore at Corunna and to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo (b.14 Sep 1785;  d. 1825)

6. Rear Admiral Hon William Henry Percy RN (b. 24 Mar 1788;  d. 5 Oct 1855)

7. Capt Hon Francis John Percy (b. 1790;  d. 23 Aug 1812)

8. Lord Charles Percy later Greatheed-Bertie-Percy, given the precedence of the younger son of a Duke by Royal Licence 16 Mar 1865 (b. 4 Mar 1794;  dspm. 11 Oct 1870), mar. 20 Mar 1822 Anne Caroline Greatheed (d. 8 Jun 1882), grandau. and hrss. of Bertie Bertie-Greatheed, of Guy's Cliffe, co. Warwick, and had issue

1. Lady Charlotte Percy (b. 3 Jun 1776;  d. 26 Nov 1862), mar. 25 Jul 1795 as his second wife George [Ashburnham], 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, and had issue

2. Lady Susannah Elizabeth Percy (d. 7 Apr 1847)

3. Lady Emily Charlotte Percy, given the precedence of the daughter of a Duke by Royal Licence 16 Mar 1865 (d. 22 May 1877), mar. 25 Jul 1808 Andrew Mortimer Drummond, of Charing Cross and Denham, co. Middlesex (b. 9 Nov 1786;  d. 1 Jun 1864), and had issue


21 Oct 1830


2 Nov 1790 Earl of Beverley

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Northumberland, 1774-86;  suc. his father 6 Jun 1786 as 2nd Baron Lovaine


George [Percy], 2nd Earl of Beverley later 5th Duke of Northumberland


suc. his cousin 12 Feb 1865 as 5th Duke of Northumberland


The Earldom of Beverley has been held by the Dukes of Northumberland since 12 Feb 1865.




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