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5th Earl of Northumberland Henry Algernon PERCY

Male 1478 - 1527  (49 years)

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  • Name Henry Algernon PERCY 
    Title 5th Earl of Northumberland 
    Born 13 Jan 1478  Leconfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 8WK1-PM 
    Name Henry PERCY, "the Magnificent" 
    Died 19 May 1527 

    • (1) "Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland," from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, accessed December 30, 2010:

      Henry Algernon Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland, KG (13 January 1477 - 19 May 1527) was the eldest son of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland and Lady Maud Herbert. His maternal grandparents were William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1423-1469) and his wife Anne Devereaux.

      Edward IV of England made him a Knight Bachelor in 1481. In 1495 he was made a Knight of the Garter. He fought against the Cornish rebels at Blackheath, London in 1497. He was appointed warden-general of the eastern marches in 1503.

      He served in the War of the League of Cambrai (1508-1516) with a great retinue of his own. He notably served under Henry VIII of England at the Battle of the Spurs, 16 August 1513. The battle was a decisive victory over the forces of Jacques de la Palice, general of Francis I of France.

      He was appointed a member of the Council of the North in 1522. He is buried at Beverley Minster.

      Marriage and children

      He married Catherine Spencer, daughter of Sir Robert Spencer of Spencer Court and Lady Eleanor Beaufort. Her maternal grandparents were Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset and Eleanor Beauchamp. They had five children:

      [i] Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland (1502-1537).

      [ii] Sir Thomas Percy (c. 1504 - 2 June 1537. He was executed as a participant in the Pilgrimage of Grace. He was father of both Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland and Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland. A daughter, Joan, married an Arthur Harris of Essex.

      [iii] Sir Ingelram Percy (c. 1506-1538). He was a participant in the Pilgrimage of Grace. He died imprisoned in the Tower of London.

      [iv] Margaret Percy (c. 1508-1540). She married Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland.

      [v] Maud Percy (c. 1510-?).

      (2) The following information was obtained from a pedigree chart in "Younger Branches of the House of Percy," in Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. II, London, England: John Bowyer Nichols and Son, 1835, pp. 57, 60-61:

      Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland, K.G. born 13 Jan. 1477-8; mar. Katherine, only dau. and heir of Sir Rob. Spencer by Alianor his wife, dau. and coheir of Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset; he died 1527, 18 Hen. 8; she died 1542.
    Person ID I24617  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Henry PERCY,   b. Abt 1449,   d. 28 Apr 1489  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Maud HERBERT,   b. 1448 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between 1473 and 1476 
    Family ID F10806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine SPENCER,   d. 1542 
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F10812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart