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Percy, Baron (E, 1299 - 1406)

 

Creation: writ sum. 6 Feb 1298/9

 

Forfeited: 4 Dec 1406

 

Family name: Percy

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Arms:

See Earl of Northumberland

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Henry [de Percy], 1st Baron Percy

brother and heir of John de Percy and 2nd son of Sir Henry de Percy by his wife Lady Eleanor de Warenne, dau. of John [de Warenne], 7th Earl of Surrey

born

c. 25 Mar 1273

mar.

bef. Jun 1294 Eleanor FitzAlan (d. Jul/Aug 1328; bur. at Fountains Abbey or Beverley Minster), dau. of John FitzAlan, Lord of Clun and Oswestry and de jure 7th Earl of Arundel, by his wife Isabel de Mortimer, dau. of Roger de Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore, by his wife Maud de Braose, dau. and cohrss. of William de Braose, Lord of Brecknock

children

1. Sir Henry de Percy, later 2nd Baron Percy

2. William de Percy (d. 1355)

died

betw. 2 and 10 Oct 1314

created

by writ of summons 6 Feb 1298/9 Baron Percy

suc. by

son

note

with the King in Wales in 1294 and with his grandfather in Scotland 1295; knighted 1296; Warden of Galloway and Ayrshire 1296; Justiciar in Dumfries and Joint Justiciar in Lancashire, Cumberland and Westmorland 1297; member of the Council of the King's Son 1297-98; Constable of Scarborough Castle 1307/8; bought Alnwick Castle from the Bishop of Durham 1309; part of the baronial opposition to King Edward II; Keeper of the Bishopric of Durham 1311; Keeper of the Forest beyond Trent and Keeper of Bamburgh Castle 1311; Joint Keeper of the Marches 1312; nearly captured the King at Newcastle 1312 and was one of the peers to whom Gaveston surrendered 1312

 

Henry [de Percy], 2nd Baron Percy

born

6 Feb 1300/1

mar.

Idoine de Clifford (d. 24 Aug 1365), only dau. of Robert [de Clifford], 1st Baron Clifford, by his wife Maud de Clare, 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond (by his wife Julian FitzMaurice, 2nd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir Maurice FitzMaurice, Lord Justice of Ireland), 2nd son by his second wife of Richard [de Clare], 5th Earl of Gloucester

children

1. Sir Henry de Percy, later 3rd Baron Percy

2. Roger de Percy, of Dalton Percy, co. York (dsp.)

3. Robert de Percy

4. William de Percy, of Kirklevington, co. York

5. Thomas de Percy, Bishop of Norwich 1356-69 (b. 1333 ; d. 8 Aug 1369)

1. Margaret de Percy (dsp. 2 Sep 1375), mar. (1) after 20 Jan 1339/40 Sir Robert de Umfraville, of Pallethorp and Hessle, co. York, and Stallingborough, co. Lincoln, styled Lord Umfraville (dsp. and vp.), 1st son and heir ap. of Gilbert [de Umfraville], 10th Earl of Angus, and (2) bef. 25 May 1368 as his second wife William [de Ferrers], 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby

2. Isabel de Percy (dspms. bef. 25 May 1368), mar. bef. Jan 1326/7 William [Aton], 1st Baron Aton, and had issue

3. Maud de Percy (d. bef. 18 Feb 1378/9), mar. as his first wife John [de Neville], 3rd Baron Neville, and had issue

4. Eleanor de Percy (d. bef. 18 Oct 1361), mar. John [Fitzwalter], 3rd Baron Fitzwalter, and had issue

died

c. 27 Feb 1351/2

suc. by

son

note

Keeper of Alnwick Castle 1318 and of Scarborough Castle 1321; knighted 1322; Keeper of the Coast of Yorkshire 1324 and of the Coast of Northumberland 1325; Keeper of Skipton Castle and Warden of the Scottish Marches 1326/7; an Ambassador to Scotland to make a peace 1327; Keeper of Bamburgh Castle 1330; an envoy to France 1330/1; Justiciar of the East March 1330/1; spent many years negotiating a peace with the Scots on behalf of the King; a commander at the Battle of Neville's Cross 1346

 

Henry [de Percy], 3rd Baron Percy

born

c. 1322

mar. (1)

in or bef. Sep 1334 Lady Mary Plantagenet (b. c.1320; d. 1 Sep 1362), 6th dau. of Henry "of Lancaster", 3rd Earl of Lancaster, by his wife Maud de Chaworth, dau. and hrss. of Sir Patrick de Chaworth, of Kidwelly, co. Carmarthen, and Kempsford, co. Gloucester

children by first wife

1. Sir Henry de Percy, later 4th Baron Percy later 1st Earl of Northumberland

2. Sir Thomas de Percy, later 1st Earl of Worcester

mar. (2)

in or bef. May 1365 Joan de Orreby, suo jure Baroness Orreby and Baroness De La Mare (mar. (2) Sir Constantine Clifton; d. 30 Jul 1369), only dau. and hrss. of John [de Orreby], 2nd Baron Orreby and 3rd Baron De La Mare, by his wife Margaret .....

children by second wife

3. A son (d. young)

1. Mary de Percy, suo jure Baroness Orreby and Baroness De La Mare

died

18 May 1368

suc. by

son by first wife

note

at the Battle of Crécy 1346; took part in the naval victory off Winchilsea against the Spanish 1350; a Warden of the Coast of Northumberland 1352 ; Joint Warden of the Marches 1352 ; Keeper of Roxburgh Castle and Sheriff of Roxburghshire 1355; in France with the King 1355-59

 

Henry [de Percy], 4th Baron Percy later 1st Earl of Northumberland, KG

created

6 Jul 1377 Earl of Northumberland

 

The Barony of Percy was held by the 1st Earl of Northumberland from 16 Jul 1377 until his attainder on 4 Dec 1406 when all his estates and titles were forfeited to the Crown.

 

 First written 16 Feb 2004

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