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  • ID: I30856
  • Name: Henry PERCY , 2nd Earl of Northumberland 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 6th\2nd Earl of /Northumberland/, Henry Percy
  • Birth: 25 JUL 1421 in Leckenfield, Beverley, Yorkshire East Riding, England 1 2
  • Death: 29 MAR 1461 in Battle of Towton, Yorkshire (slain, as a Lancastrian) 1 2
  • Burial: St. Denis Church, York, Yorkshire, England
  • Note:
    BARONY OF PERCY (VI) 1455 to 1461

    EARLDOM OF NORTHUMBERLAND (VI, 2) 1455 to 1461

    HENRY PERCY, EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND, elder son and heir, born 25 July 1421, and knighted, when under 5 years of age, with 43 others, by the young King, 19 May 1426. As Henry Percy, elder son of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, he entered into indentures, 12 July 1439, to serve as Governor of Berwick and Warden of the East March of Scotland from 1 April 1440.

    Having married, on or before 25 June 1435, Eleanor, daughter of Richard DE POYNINGS, and in 1446 granddaughter and heir of Robert, LORD POYNINGS (died 2 October 1446), he had livery of her inheritance 16 November 1446, and was summoned to Parliament v.p. from 14 December 1446 to 26 May 1455, by writs directed Henrico de Percy chr Domino de Ponynges. In April and July 1451, as Sir Henry Percy de Ponynges, he was appointed a commissioner to deal with Scotland. He had livery of his paternal inheritance 12 June 1455, and in December 1459, for his assistance against the rebels, he was appointed, for life, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. He took part in the battle of Wakefield, 30 December 1460, and was slain ex parte Regis Henrici at the battle of Towton, 29 March 1461. He was buried, it is said, in the church of St. Denis, York. He was attainted 4 November 1461, and the attainder reversed in the Parliament of 1472-73 upon his son's petition. His widow died February 1483/4. [Complete Peerage IX:716-7, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: Henry PERCY , KG, KB, 1st Earl of Northumberland b: 3 FEB 1392/93 in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
    Mother: Eleanor NEVILLE b: ABT 1399 in Raby Castle, Durham, England

    Marriage 1 Eleanor 5th Baroness POYNINGS b: ABT 1422 in Poynings, Steyning, Sussex, England
    • Married: BEF 25 JUN 1435 3 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Henry PERCY , 3rd Earl of Northumberland, KG, Sir b: ABT 1449 in Warkworth Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England
    2. Has Children Margaret PERCY b: ABT 1450 in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
    3. Has No Children Eleanor PERCY b: ABT 1460 in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:716-7
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2120
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:665
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