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  • ID: I25396
  • Name: John PERCY , of Bamburgh, Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1462 in Bamburgh, Belford, Northumberland, England
  • Death: ABT 1510
  • Note:
    I have seen John listed as of Bernbrough, Bembrough, and Bambrough, Northumberland. There is a Barnbrough in Yorkshire, but nothing close in Northumberland, except Bamburgh, which had a castle near it, in fact there is a town/village named Bamburgh Castle.


    The following was contained in an e-mail from Brad Verity, batruth AT

    4. "Sir Henry Percy, Knight, his name occurs in the accompts of the Earl of Northumberland's offices so early as 1472 when he was already knighted. He appears at that time to have been stationed at Bamburgh, either as having some command there, or as being there resident. In the accompts of 1480 and 1483, he is styled Lieutenant or Deputy Warden of the Marches; and appears to have held very distinguished offices both under the Earl his cousin and under the Crown; being in 1484 one of the Commissioners that were to hold meetings with the Scotch Gentlemen, on the 18th, and 21st of October of that year, to prepare matters for an accommodation. And on 2 Dec. following he was employed in a commission, with some of the most eminent men on the borders, to negotiate a truce with Scotland. In 1485, Sir Henry Percy, Knt. was along with his kinsman the Earl of Northumberland at the battle of Bosworth field, fought 22 August that year. After which battle Sir Henry came the next day, 23 August, to Wressil Castle; and on the day after, viz. 24 August, he repaired to York, to quiet the citizens, and to reconcile them to this new revolution: for which, and for other good services, he had a grant from King Henry VII of the custody of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, dated 3 May 1486 and would probably have received other marks of royal favor, but he died the same year, 1486." [Collins' Peerage]

    Collins gives Sir Henry Percy of Bamburgh, one son (John Percy below) and one daughter (Margaret) but does not name his wife.

    Collins' Peerage, in its article on the Percy earls of Northumberland, makes the John Percy below, a son of Henry & grandson of Sir Ralph Percy and Eleanor Acton:

    "John Percy, Esq., apparently succeeded to the estates of Hasand, etc. of his grandmother Eleanor daughter and heiress of Laurence Acton, who outlived her eldest son Sir Henry Percy, many years. John Percy also enjoyed a part of the lands at Newton by the sea (not far from Bamburgh) which should seem at a former period (viz. in 1498) to have belonged to Sir John Myddylton, Knt. whence it has been conjectured that his mother was a coheiress, or at least a relation of the said Sir John. Or this John Percy may have had a grant of those lands at Newton, which had been formerly held under the crown by his uncle George Percy, although no such grant is now referred to in the Rolls Index. He apparently died without issue after 1520."

    Father: Ralph PERCY , of Acton & Leconfield, Sir b: 11 AUG 1425 in Leckenfield with Arran, Yorkshire East Riding, England
    Mother: Eleanor de ACTON b: ABT 1429 in Acton, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret HARBOTTLE b: ABT 1462 in Dalton Travers, Yorkshire North Riding, England
      1. Has Children Joan PERCY b: ABT 1483 in Bamburgh, Belford, Northumberland, England
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