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Northumberland, Duke of (GB, 1766)

 

Creation: let. pat. 22 Oct 1766

 

Family name: Smithson later Percy

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th grandquarters:  1st and 4th counterquartered:  1st and 4th, Or a Lion rampant Azure (Brabant and Lovaine);  2nd and 3rd, Gules three Lucies hauriant Argent (Lucy);  2nd and 3rd, Azure five Fusils conjoined in fess Or (Percy);  2nd and 3rd grandquarters:  quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or three Bars wavy Gules (Drummond);  2nd and 3rd, Or a Lion's Head erased within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Gules (Drummond, coat of augmentation)

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion statant with tail extended Azure

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion rampant Azure;  Sinister:  a Lion rampant guardant Or ducally crowned of the last gorged with a Collar company Argent and Azure

Motto:

Esperance En Dieu (Hope in God)

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Hugh [Smithson later Percy], 2nd Earl of Northumberland later 1st Duke of Northumberland, KG PC

only son and hr. of Langdale Smithson, of Langdale, co. York (by his wife Philadelphia Revely, dau. of William Revely, of Newby Wisk, co. York), 2nd but only surv. son and hr. ap. of Sir Hugh Smithson, 3rd Bt., of Stanwick, co. York, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Langdale, 2nd dau. of Marmaduke [Langdale], 2nd Baron Langdale

born

c. 1714

mar.

16 Jul 1740 Lady Elizabeth Seymour, suo jure Baroness Percy, a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen Consort 1761-70 (b. 26 Nov 1716; d. 5 Dec 1776), only dau. and hrss. of Algernon [Seymour], 7th Duke of Somerset and 1st Earl of Northumberland, by his wife Frances Thynne, dau. of Hon Henry Thynne

children

1. Lord Hugh Smithson later Percy, later 2nd Duke of Northumberland

2. Lord Algernon Smithson later Percy, later 2nd Baron Lovaine later 1st Earl of Beverley

died

6 Jun 1786

created

22 Oct 1766 Earl Percy and Duke of Northumberland

28 Jan 1784 Baron Lovaine, of Alnwick in the County of Northumberland, with special remainder to his second son Lord Algernon Percy

suc. by

son

note

suc. his grandfather 2 Mar 1733 as 4th Baronet of Stanwick; High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1738; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Middlesex 1740-50; suc. his father-in-law 7 Feb 1749/50 as 2nd Earl of Northumberland, etc.;  took the name of Percy in lieu of that of Smithson 12 Apr 1750 by Act of Parliament;  Trustee of the British Museum 1753-86; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1753-63; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1753-86 and of Middlesex 1762-86; Vice-Admiral of Northumberland 1755-86; Knight of the Garter 1756; Privy Councillor 1762; Lord Chamberlain to the Queen Consort 1762-68; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1763-65; Vice Admiral of North America 1764; Master of the Horse 1778-80

 

Hugh [Smithson later Percy], 3rd Baron Percy later 2nd Duke of Northumberland, KG

born

14 Aug 1742

mar. (1)

2 Jul 1764 (diss. by Act of Parliament March 1779) Lady Anne Stuart (b. Aug 1746; mar. (2) Baron von Poellnitz, Chamberlain to the King of Prussia), 3rd dau. of John [Stuart], 3rd Earl of Bute, by his wife Mary [Wortley-Montagu], suo jure Baroness Mount Stuart of Wortley, only dau. of Edward  Wortley-Montagu, of Wortley, co. York

mar. (2)

23 May 1779 Frances Julia Burrell (b. 21 Dec 1752; d. 28 Apr 1820), 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. and cohrss. of John Lewis, of Hackney, co. Middlesex

children by second wife

1. Lord Hugh Percy, later 4th Baron Percy later 3rd Duke of Northumberland

2. Lord Algernon Percy, later 1st Baron Prudhoe later 4th Duke of Northumberland

1. Lady Agnes Percy (dsp. 1856), mar. 16 Aug 1821 Maj Gen Frederick Thomas Buller, of Pelynt and Lanreath (d. Jun 1860)

2. Lady Emily Francis Percy (d. 21 Jun 1844), mar. 19 May 1810 James [Murray], 1st Baron Glenlyon, and had issue

died

10 Jul 1817

suc. by

son by second marriage

note

took the name of Percy in lieu of that of Smithson 12 Apr 1750 by Act of Parliament; entered the Army 1759, Col and ADC to the King 1764, Maj Gen 1775, Lieut Gen 1777 and Gen 1793; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Westminster 1763-76; suc. his mother 5 Dec 1776 as 3rd Baron Percy; Lord Lieutenant and Vice Admiral of Northumberland 1786-99 and 1802-17; Knight of the Garter 1788

 

Hugh [Percy], 4th Baron Percy later 3rd Duke of Northumberland, KG PC

born

20 Apr 1785

mar.

29 Apr 1817 Lady Charlotte Florentia Clive, Governess to HRH Princess Victoria of Kent (b. 12 Sep 1787; dsp. 27 Jul 1866), 2nd dau. of Edward [Clive], 1st Earl of Powis, by his wife Lady Henrietta Antonia Herbert, 4th and only surv. dau. of Henry Arthur [Herbert], 1st Earl of Powis

died

s.p. 11 Feb 1847

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Buckingham 1806, for Launceston 1806-07 and for Northumberland 1807-12; sum. to Parliament v.p. 12 Mar 1812 in his father's Barony of Percy; Lord Lieutenant and Vice Admiral of Northumberland 1817-47; Knight of the Garter 1819; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1821-47; Privy Councillor 1825; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1829-30; Royal Trustee of the British Museum 1839-47; High Steward of the University of Cambridge 1834-40; Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1840-47

 

Algernon [Percy], 1st Baron Prudhoe later 4th Duke of Northumberland, KG PC

born

19 Dec 1792

mar.

25 Aug 1842 Lady Eleanor Grosvenor (b. 22 Oct 1820; d. 4 May 1911), 1st dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. of George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

died

s.p. 12 Feb 1865

created

27 Nov 1816 Baron Prudhoe, of Prudhoe Castle in the County of Northumberland

suc. by

cousin

note

entered the Royal Navy 1805, Rear Admiral of the Blue 1850 and Admiral on the Reserve list 1862; Privy Councillor 1852; First Lord of the Admiralty 1852; Knight of the Garter 1853; on his death the Barony of Prudhoe became extinct and the Barony of Percy devolved upon his great-nephew and heir-general, John James Henry Hugh [Murray], 7th Duke of Atholl

 

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

1st son of Algernon [Smithson later Percy], 1st Earl of Beverley (by his wife Susan Isabella Burrell, sister of Peter [Burrell], 1st Baron Gwydyr, and 1st dau. of Peter Burrell MP, of Langley Park,Beckenham, co. Kent), 2nd son of Hugh [Smithson later Percy], 1st Duke of Northumberland

born

22 Jun 1778

mar.

22 Jun 1801 Louisa Harcourt Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (b. Oct 1781;  d. 31 Jan 1848), 3rd dau. of Hon James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (by his wife Margaret Cunynghame, dau. of Sir David Cunynghame, 3rd Bt.), 2nd son of John [Stuart], 3rd Earl of Bute

children

1. Lord Algernon George Percy, later 6th Duke of Northumberland

2. Lord Josceline William Percy (b. 17 Jul 1811;  d. 25 Jul 1881), mar. 8 Aug 1848 Margaret Grant (widow of Sir Robert Grant MP;  d. 19 Jun 1885), only dau. of Sir David Davidson, of Cantray, co. Nairne, and had issue

3. Gen Lord Henry Hugh Manvers Percy VC KCB ADC, Member of Parliament for North Northumberland 1865-68 (b. 22 Aug 1817;  d. 3 Dec 1877)

1. Lady Louisa Percy (b. 1802;  d. 23 Dec 1883)

2. Lady Margaret Percy (b. 16 May 1813;  d. 16 May 1897), mar. 23 Sep 1841 Edward Richard [Littleton], 2nd Baron Hatherton, and had issue

died

22 Aug 1867

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Beeralston 1799-1830; a Lord of the Treasury 1804-06; a Commissioner for Indian Affairs 1807-12; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1821 and 1830; suc. his father 21 Oct 1830 as 2nd Earl of Beverley, etc.; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1841-46; Privy Councillor 1842; Trustee of the British Museum 1861-67

 

Algernon George [Percy], 6th Duke of Northumberland, KG PC

born

20 May 1810

mar.

26 May 1845 Louisa Drummond (b. 22 Oct 1813;  d. 18 Dec 1890), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry Drummond MP, of Albury Park, co. Surrey, by his wife Lady Henrietta Hay-Drummond, 1st dau. by his second wife of Robert Auriol [Hay-Drummond], 10th Earl of Kinnoull

children

1. Lord Henry George Percy, later 3rd Baron Lovaine later 7th Duke of Northumberland

2. Col Lord Algernon Malcolm Arthur Percy ADC, of Guy's Cliffe, co. Warwick, Member of Parliament for Westminster 1882-85 and for St George's, Hanover Square 1885-87 (b. 2 Oct 1851;  d. 28 Dec 1933), mar. 3 Aug 1880 Lady Victoria Frederica Charlotte Edgcumbe (b. 23 Sep 1859;  d. 20 Feb 1920), 1st dau. by his first wife of William Henry [Edgcumbe], 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and had issue

died

2 Jan 1899

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Beeralston 1831-32 and for North Northumberland 1852-65; a Lord of the Admiralty 1858-59; Privy Councillor 1859; Vice President of the Board of Trade 1859; Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland Freemasons 1869-86; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1877-99; Lord Privy Seal 1878-80; Knight of the Garter 1885

 

Henry George [Percy], 3rd Baron Lovaine later 7th Duke of Northumberland, KG PC

born

29 May 1846

mar.

23 Dec 1868 Lady Edith Campbell (b. 7 Nov 1849;  d. 6 Jul 1913), 1st dau. of George Douglas [Campbell], 8th Duke of Argyll, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 1st dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland

children

1. Lord Henry Algernon George Percy, styled Earl Percy, Member of Parliament for South Kensington 1895-1909, Under Secretary of State for India 1902-03 and for Foreign Affairs 1903-05 (b. 21 Jan 1871;  d. 30 Dec 1909)

2. Lord Josceline Percy (b. 26 Jan 1872;  d. 31 Jan 1898)

3. Lord Ralph William Percy (b. 9 Mar 1877;  d. 28 Mar 1889)

4. Lord Alan Ian Percy, later 8th Duke of Northumberland

5. Col Lord William Richard Percy CBE DSO, of Horstead House, co. Norfolk (b. 17 May 1882;  d. 8 Feb 1963), mar. 25 Jul 1922 Mary Swinton (b. 1899;  d. 1984), dau. of Capt George Sitwell Campbell Swinton, and had issue

6. Lord James Percy (b. 6 Jan 1885;  d. 20 May 1903)

7. Rt Hon Lord Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy, later 1st Baron Percy of Newcastle

1. Lady Louisa Elizabeth Percy (b. 7 Nov 1869;  d. 29 Nov 1893)

2. Lady Edith Eleanor Percy (b. 7 Nov 1869;  d. 2 Apr 1937)

3. Lady Margaret Percy (b. 30 Aug 1873;  d. 29 Jan 1934)

4. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Percy (b. 12 Feb 1875;  d. 18 Jan 1958)

5. Lady Mary Percy (b. 30 Aug 1878;  d. 18 Mar 1965), mar. 20 Oct 1909 Lt Col Aymer Edward Maxwell (b. 26 Oct 1877;  d. 9 Oct 1914), only surv. son of Rt Hon Sir H E Maxwell, 7th Bt. KT, and has issue

6. Lady Muriel Evelyn Nora Percy (b. 14 Jul 1890;  d. 23 Nov 1956)

died

14 May 1918

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for North Northumberland 1868-85; sum. to Parliament v.p. 23 Jul 1887 in his father's Barony of Lovaine; Treasurer of the Household 1874-75; Privy Councillor 1874; Militia ADC to Queen Victoria 1892 and to King Edward VII 1901 and to King George V; Knight of the Garter 1899; Trustee of the British Museum 1900-18; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1904-18; Lord High Steward for the Coronation 1911

 

Alan Ian [Percy], 8th Duke of Northumberland, KG CBE MVO

born

17 Apr 1880

mar.

18 Oct 1911 Lady Helen Magdalen Gordon-Lennox GCVO CBE, Mistress of the Robes (b. 13 Dec 1886;  d. 13 Jun 1965), 4th dau. of Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 7th Duke of Richmond, by his second wife Isabel Sophia Craven, dau .of William George Craven

children

1. Lord Henry George Alan Percy, later 9th Duke of Northumberland

2. Lord Hugh Algernon Percy, later 10th Duke of Northumberland

3. Capt Lord Richard Charles Percy (b. 11 Feb 1921; d. 20 Dec 1989), mar. (1) 10 Sep 1966 Sarah Jane Elizabeth Norton (d. 1978), dau. of Peter Norton, of The Manor House, Whalton, co. Northumberland, and (2) 1979 Hon Clayre Ridley (b. 28 May 1927;  former wife of Nicholas [Ridley], Baron Ridley of Riddlesdale (Life Peer); d. 10 Jan 2015), 2nd dau. by his first wife of Alastair [Campbell], 4th Baron Stratheden, and had issue by his first wife

4. Lieut Lord Geoffrey William Percy (b. 8 Jul 1925;  d. 1984), mar. 27 May 1955 Mary Elizabeth Lea, dau. of Ralph Lea, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy OBE (b. 25 May 1916), mar. 2 Dec 1937 Douglas [Douglas-Hamilton], 14th Duke of Hamilton, and has issue

2. Lady Diana Evelyn Percy (b. 23 Nov 1917;  dsp. 16 Jun 1978), mar. 29 Apr 1939 as his first wife John Sutherland [Egerton], 6th Duke of Sutherland

died

23 Aug 1930

suc. by

son

note

joined the Army 1900, Lieut 1903, Capt 1908, Maj 1912, T/Lt Col 1916, Brevet/Lt Col 1918; Extra ADC to Governor of Canada 1910-11; CBE 1919; MVO 1919; Knight of the Garter 1925; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1929-30; Chancellor of the University of Durham 1929-30

 

Henry George Alan [Percy], 9th Duke of Northumberland

born

15 Jul 1912

died

21 May 1940

suc. by

brother

note

Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Privy Seal 1935 and to Secretary of State for Air 1936

 

Hugh Algernon [Percy], 10th Duke of Northumberland, KG GCVO PC

born

6 Apr 1914

mar.

12 Jun 1946 Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu-Douglas-Scott (b. 20 Jan 1922; d. 19 Sep 2012), 1st dau. of Walter John [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 8th Duke of Buccleuch, by his wife Vreda Esther Mary Lascelles, dau. of Maj William Frank Lascelles

children

1. Lord Henry Alan Walter Richard Percy, later 11th Duke of Northumberland

2. Lord Ralph George Algernon Percy, later 12th Duke of Northumberland

3. Lord James William Eustace Percy, of Linhope Lodge, Powburn, co. Northumberland (b. 18 Jun 1965), mar. 2000 Lucy Caroline Rugge-Price (b. 7 Jun 1969), only dau. of James Keith Allen Rugge-Price (by his first wife Elizabeth Mary Innes, only dau. of Lt Col James Innes), 3rd son of Col Anthony Arthur Keith Rugge-Price CBE (by his first wife Joan Lisette Douglas Pilkington, yst. dau. of Alan Douglas Pilkington, of Dean Wood, Newbury, co. Berkshire), 2nd son of Sir Charles Frederick Rugge-Price, 7th Bt., and has issue

1. Lady Caroline Mary Percy (b. 3 May 1947), mar. 12 Jan 1974 Count Pierre de Cabarrus, and has issue

2. Lady Victoria Lucy Diana Percy (b. 19 Apr 1949), mar. 1975 (div. 19..) John Aidan Cuthbert, of Beaufront Castle, Hexham, co. Northumberland (b. 10 Mar 1934), 1st son of Maj Harold David Cuthbert, of Beaufront Castle, Hexham, co. Northumberland,  by his wife Bridget Sybil Milnes-Coates, 1st dau. of Sir Edward Clive Milnes-Coates, 2nd Bt. OBE, of Helperby Hall, co. York, by his wife Lady Celia Hermione Crewe-Milnes, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Robert Offley Ashburton [Milnes later Crewe-Milnes], 1st Marquess of Crewe, and has issue

3. Lady Julia Helen Percy (b. 12 Nov 1950), mar. 11 Jun 1983 Nicholas Robert Craig Harvey, and has issue

4. Lady Louise Percy (b. 25 May 1962;  dvp. 27 May 1962)

died

11 Oct 1988

suc. by

son

note

Lord-in-Waiting 1945; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1956-88; suc. his 4th cousin once removed, James [Murray], 9th Duke of Atholl, 8 May 1957 as 9th Baron Percy; KStJ 1957; Knight of the Garter 1959; Lord Steward of the Household 1973-88

 

Henry Alan Walter Richard [Percy], 11th Duke of Northumberland

born

1 Jul 1953

died

31 Oct 1995

suc. by

brother

 

Ralph George Algernon [Percy], 12th Duke of Northumberland

born

16 Nov 1956

mar.

1979 Isobel Jane Miller Richard, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 2009-, dau. of John Walter Maxwell Miller Richard, of Edinburgh

children

1. Lord George Dominic Percy, styled Earl Percy (b. 4 May 1984)

2. Lord Max Ralph Percy (b. 26 May 1990), mar. 15 Jul 2017 Princess Nora Amelie Claudia Christiana Maria Notgera Oettingen-Spielberg (b. 10 Jun 1990), 3rd dau. of Albrecht Ernst Otto Joseph Maria Notger, Prince of  Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg, by his wife Angela Jank

1. Lady Catherine (Katie) Sarah Percy (b. 23 Jun 1982), mar. 26 Feb 2011 Patrick J Valentine, 1st son of Richard Valentine, of London

2. Lady Melissa Jane Percy (b. 20 May 1987), mar. 22 Jun 2013 Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee (b. 1982), 1st son of Alexander Henry van Straubenzee, by his wife Claire Sonia Fenwick, dau. of Anthony Walter Fenwick

 

 Last updated 21 Sep 2017

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Titles:

12th Duke of Northumberland

(Great Britain, let. pat. 22 Oct 1766)

13th Earl of Northumberland

(Great Britain, let. pat. 2 Oct 1749)

12th Earl Percy

(Great Britain, let. pat. 22 Oct 1766)

9th Earl of Beverley

(Great Britain, let. pat. 2 Nov 1790)

11th Baron Percy

(Great Britain, writ sum. 21 Jan 1722/3)

13th Baron Warkworth, of Warkworth Castle in the County of Northumberland

(Great Britain, let. pat. 2 Oct 1749)

10th Baron Lovaine, of Alnwick in the County of Northumberland

(Great Britain, let. pat. 28 Jan 1784)

15th Baronet, styled "of Stanwick"

(England, let. pat. 2 Aug 1660)

 

Addresses:

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland NE66 1NG

Syon House, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JF

 

Website for Alnwick Castle:

www.alnwickcastle.com

Website for Syon Park:

www.syonpark.co.uk

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