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  • ID: I34585
  • Name: Henry PERCY , 3rd Earl of Northumberland, KG, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 8th\3rd Earl of /Northumberland/, Henry Percy
  • Birth: ABT 1449 in Warkworth Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England 1
  • Death: 28 APR 1489 in Cock Lodge Manor, Topcliffe, Yorkshire North Riding (murdered by mob) 1
  • Burial: Beverley Minster, Yorkshire East Riding, England
  • Note:



    SIR HENRY PERCY, only son and heir of Henry (PERCY), EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND, by Eleanor his wife, was born about 1449. When the Earldom was granted to "Sir John Neville of Montagu, Knight," in May 1464, Percy was committed to the Fleet prison, and removed, after September 1465, to the Tower, whence he was discharged 27 October 1469, having done fealty to Edward IV, and he appears to have remained in touch with the King until the Earldom was restored to him at York, 25 March 1470. He attended a Council at Canterbury in June following, and on the 24th, as Henry Percy, son of the late Earl, was constituted Warden of the East and Middle Marches towards Scotland, three months before Edward IVs flight. On his return in 1471, Edward, landing in the North, produced a letter, as of summons, from the restored Earl, which eased his progress towards recapture of the throne. The Earl was made sheriff of Northumberland for life, 14 August 1474, and (byHenry VII) during pleasure, 12 February 1487/8. P.C. 1474; nominated K.G. 18 August 1474. In 1475 he took part in Edward IV's expedition to France; was in command at the capture of Berwick, 1482, and made Governor thereof, 1483. The death of his mother, in February 1483/4, made him, according to modern doctrine, LORD POYNINGS [1337]. He bore the sword Curtana at the Coronation of Richard III, 7 July 1483. Lord Great Chamberlain of England, 30 November 1483 to 22 August 1485, to that King, whom he deserted on Bosworth Field.

    He married, about 1476, Maud, daughter of William (HERBERT), EARL OF PEMBROKE, by Anne, daughter of Sir Walter DEVEREUX. She died between 16 March 1486 and 24 February 1489, and was buried in Beverley Minster. Being employed to levy in the North an unpopular tax and to inquire into disturbances in the city of York, he was murdered by the rabble at his manor house, Cock Lodge, near Topcliffe, Yorks, 28 April 1489, aged about 40, and was buried in Beverley Minster. M.I. [Complete Peerage IX:717-9, XIV:510, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: Henry PERCY , 2nd Earl of Northumberland b: 25 JUL 1421 in Leckenfield, Beverley, Yorkshire East Riding, England
    Mother: Eleanor 5th Baroness POYNINGS b: ABT 1422 in Poynings, Steyning, Sussex, England

    Marriage 1 Maud HERBERT b: ABT 1458 in Raglan Castle, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
    • Married: ABT 1476 1
    1. Has No Children Eleanor PERCY b: ABT 1478 in Cock Lodge Manor, Topcliffe, Yorkshire North Riding

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:717-9
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