Note: Note: Richard de Percy, the youngest son of Agnes and Josceline, got possession of the entire property of his aunt, Maud, Countess of Warwick, and even of a great proportion of that of his mother, and retained the same during the principal part of his life, at length, subsequently to infinite litigation. It was settled between him and his nephew, William de Percy, to whom the inheritance belonged, after a solemn hearing before the king in person, 6 July, 1234 (18th Henry III), that the estates should be divided into equal portions between the parties during Richard's life, and that after his death, all the ancient patrimony of the Percy family should devolve upon his nephew aforesaid, a small reservation having been made for Richard's son and heir, Henry de Percy. This Richard de Percy continued for the whole of his life at the head of the family, and enjoyed all its baronial rights. He was one of those powerful feudal lords who took up arms in 12215 against John, and, having a principal hand in extorting the great charters of English freedom, was chosen one of the twenty-five guardians to see the Magna Carta duly observed. He d. about 1244, and then his nephew, William de Percy, came into full possession of all those rights and properties which had been usurped at the decease of his mother. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 423, Percy, Barons Percy, Earls of Northumberland, &c.] 4 5 Change Date: 14 Jun 2009 at 01:00:00 RESEARCH NOTES: inherited 1/2 of Barony of Topcliffe from mother [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148] of Topcliffe, co York [Ref: CP IV p118(d)] took mother's name of PERCY [Ref: CP X p449] division of the Percy inheritance between Richard and William, son of Ricahrd's elder brother Henry, led to difficulties and disputes for several years, but Richard succeeded in maintaining possession of his share until his death, when this did not pass to his own son Henry, but to his nephew William [Ref: CP X p449] one of the 25 barons appointed to enforce the Magna Charta [Ref: CP X p451] of Coduer Castle [Ref: Holloway WENTWORTH p12] d.s.p; heir was his nephew William [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148]
Note: Sources for this Information: date: younger brother of Henry [Ref: CP X p449] younger son [Ref: CP X p447], parents: [Ref: CP X p447, CP X p449]
Note: Sources for this Information: date: 1244 [Ref: Sanders Baronies p148] Aug 1244 [Ref: CP X p451, ES III.4 #711] shortly before 18 Aug 1244 [Ref: CP IV p118(d)]
Note: Sources for this Information: place: [Ref: CP X p451, ES III.4 #711]
Note: Sources for this Information: date: first marriage of Agnes [Ref: CP IV p118(d)], names: [Ref: CP X p451]
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