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A history of the house of Percy : from the earliest times down to the present century (Volume 2)

A history of the house of Percy : from the earliest times down to the present century (Volume 2)

Source : Internet Archive

A history of the house of Percy : from the earliest times down to the present century (Volume 2)

A history of the house of Percy : from the earliest times down to the present century (Volume 2)

Source : Internet Archive

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life at Syon CHAPTER III Thomas Percy of " Gunpowder Treason "-The Gunpowder Plot and Thomas PercyThe Gunpowder Plot-The Plot


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Treason "-The Gunpowder Plot and Thomas Percy-The Gunpowder Plot-The Plot revealed : death of Percy-Salisbury remembers old scores-The Earl defends


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Lady Carlisle, Strafford's dearest friend"-Sir Henry Percy, the Earl, and The Army Plot "-Northumberland's policy of moderation-Northumberland's second marriage-Northumberland leads


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-The Claimant of Northumberland : James Percy the " Trunkmaker "


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the Wizard Earl-William, Richard, and George Percy ..... 99-209


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from an engraving by Canaletti Henry Lord Percy, of Alnwick, fourth son of ninth Earl, after painting at Petworth, engraved


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Hugh, first Duke of Northumberland Elizabeth Baroness Percy, from an engraving by Houston, after Sir J. Reynolds .....Autograph of Hugh,


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Henry Percy was a mere stripling when he began to make his mark as a


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an end-harsh, selfish, and unsympathetic. Thomas Percy made friends wherever he went, even in the enemy's camp :


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done at Dunbarre by Sir Henry Percy, the Lord Ruthven, atid the Lord of Grange, whereat at leash fifty lucre


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durance by Sir Henry Percy, " by qu Jiomc, as xve ar triformit, he is m sic rigorous


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time of his wedding Sir Henry Percy had carefully cultivated the friendship of his future father-inlaw, cajoling the latter into


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* The prospects of Sir Henry Percy seemed bright enough at this period. In high favour with the Queen and


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laws of Elizabeth , but Henry Percy apparently stood iirmly by the Queen and the dominant creed. We have seen


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celebrated mass, "prophesied for Sir Harry Percy a life of trouble and a violent death." Percy does not appear to


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grasping I.hijesty looked upon Sir Henry Percy's claim as most illtimed and awkward. It was particularly awkward indeed, since Percy's


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as having declared that Sir Henry Percy, when informed of the plan by which the royal prisoner was to be


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wrought a great change in Henry Percy, and instilled into him that secret hatred of Queen Elizabeth which he ever


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acted wisely in not making Henry Percy free of the North Country, and there were whispers at Court that the


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morning when the finding of Henry Percy's mangled corpse was first noised abroad, controversy and party rancour have raged around


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The truth was that William Percy, the Earl's next brother, had arrived from England with an account of the


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good birth, whose addresses to Lucy Percy were fostered and encouraged by that lady's brother. Nor was Wotton " more


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time that she railed against Lucy Percy's love for John Wotton.i But old Burghley, who knew most things concerning the


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52 THE HOUSE OF PERCY Rich, afterwards Earl of Warwick, Presently, however, when Blount succeeded to the barony and estates


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brothers. Sir Charles and Sir Richard Percy, to fight under Essex in Ireland. These young soldiers were, indeed, veterans of


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perished with 1500 men. Colonel Charles Percy led the rear-guard in the retreat, and by personal bravery and skilful manoeuwing


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over yet another brother. Sir Josceline Percy, to a like enthusiasm. The result was that when Essex strove to raise


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reputation once borne by Sir Thomas Percy, afterwards the eighth Earl.


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traced in the Earl's cousin, Thomas Percy of Gunpowder Plot" notoriety, and in other offshoots of the family.


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friend of Northumberland's fifth brother, Alan Percy , and from the letters written by him to another friend, John Chamberlain,


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the fullest confidence,-his own cousin, Thomas Percy,i then Constable of Alnwick Castle.


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old Hunsdon , and Sir Charles Percy, brother of the Earl of Northumberland.


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degree of M.A. upon " Henry Percy, the most generous Earl of Northumberland, a great encourager of learning and learned


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Percy's father and mother were Edward Percy of Beverley, and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Waterton, knight. His elder brother,


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and a grandson of that Josceline Percy of Beverley who was reported to have been poisoned by the relatives of


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last known male representative was Alan Percy, Esquire, of Beverley, said to have been de jure Earl of Northumberland after


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Northumberland's hfe was his cousin, Thomas Percy -


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of his cousins, Charles or Alan Percy, learned of his predicament, and appealed to Northumberland and Essex in his behalf.


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your zuilliiig dispositioti to favour Thomas Percy, a near kinsman of my brother of Northumberland, li'ho is in trojible for


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Thomas Percy, as we have seen, was very useful to him in gathering Catholic opinion


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OF PERCY The journey of Thomas Percy to Scotland, the welcome accorded to him at Holyrood, and the promises alleged


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have two contemporary descriptions of Thomas Percy's appearance. His fellow-conspirator, the priest Greenway, states that Percy was forty-five years of


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(1605)" according to Speed, " Thomas Percy, as hote as Hotspur himself, came puffing to Catesbfs lodging in Lambeth, and


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in turn sub-let it to Thomas Percy , the latter explaining that, as a Gentleman Pensioner and the Earl of


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of John Johnson, servant to Mr. Percy." Catesby, Percy, P'awkes, and Thomas Winter at once set to work upon a


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youth married a daughter of Thomas Percy, his father's fellow-crinjinal, a little while before the discovery of the Gunpowder treason.


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Prince Charles was allotted to Thomas Percy , and if this failed the Princess Elizabeth,^ then under the tuition of


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This Josceline was son of Alan Percy of Beverley, elder brother of Thomas Percy, and occupied a position in the


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to visit the former's nephew, Josceline Percy,^ at Syon, on Sunday, November 3, and casually let fall the news that


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of Beverley, elder brother of Thomas Percy, and occupied a position in the Earl's household. Like his unele, he was


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at the last moment. But Thomas Percy left his patron's presence in high feather, confident that the dastardly scheme must


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the coals of his employer, Mr. Percy.


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from Westminster to the city. Thomas Percy heard of it as he passed ' Sir Thomas Knyvet, afterwards the first


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of the conspirators , and Thomas Percy met there his young daughter, wife of Catesby's eldest son. The lord of


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" Had we succeeded," exclaimed Thomas Percy bitterly, "they would not have looked upon us with such despite !


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Lord Hatherton's mother was Lady Margaret Percy, daughter of the fifth Duke of Northumberland.


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wood hard by. But Catesby, Thomas Percy, the two Wrights, Rookvvood, Grant, Keyes, and Thomas Winter made no attempt to


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me, Tom!" cried Catesby to Thomas Percy.


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The bodies of Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, and Johfi and Christopher Wright were laid to rest with scant ceremony in


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sum collected for him by Thomas Percy in the North , and at once volunteered to join in the pursuit


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treason, and that his cousin Thomas Percy had given him warning not to attend the opening of Parliament on November


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unnatural feeling of resentment towards Thomas Percy, and a desire to give the fullest information at his disposal concerning the


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uppon Sonday to enquire for Thomas Percy , this man "was a stranger to all the Companie, and never scene


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speech was used by Sir Ralph Percy, "the Gledd of Dunstanburgh," when he died for the Lancastrian cause at Iledgeley


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learned of the capture of Thomas Percy and the others at Holbeach. He at once wrote to the Council, urging


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paying any more money to Thomas Percy. The members of Catesby's conspiracy suffered torture and death without implicating Northumberland in


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proving that his brother. Sir Alan Percy, and not himself, was responsible for the admission of Thomas Percy to the


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responsible for the admission of Thomas Percy to the band of Gentlemen Pensioners.' Apparently he anticipated no more serious outcome


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King and Council " that Thomas Percy gave him no waftiitig of the intended crime," * He could show himself


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thus shaming the ' Sir Alan Percy to Sir Dudley Carlelon, Sept. 1 606.


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others his brothers Alan and Josceline Percy, and his secretary, Dudley Carlefrieods" ^


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house occupied by the conspirator, Thomas Percy, next to Westminster Hall. He was several times brought before the Council, and


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he did to Alan or Josceline Percy, and only set the Earl's secretary free because he could in nowise connect


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Northumberland." -The Earl's brother, Sir Alan Percy, wrote to his friend Carleton about the same time, but in lighter vein.


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was the period during which Alan Percy wrote his jesting letter to Carleton. The jocular spirit died in him, however,


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hare-brained scheme of Alan and Josceline Percy to take service under Catholic Spain was made much of , and most


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of the intended blow by Thomas Percy. In addition, the


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responsible for the admission of Thomas Percy to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners. It is difficult to see what bearing


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had been sent to Sir Alan Percy with a message urging the latter to avow himself responsible for the admission


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" u'hich at that ' Thomas Percy.


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to look upon them, as Henry Percy of Northumberland must have looked, while still they were the prison and the


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before. Thence his grandfather, Sir Thomas Percy, had been dragged, with his companions of the Pilgrimage of Grace, to suffer


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and herself. When Dorothy and Lucy Percy visited their father, they were no longer accompanied by Lady Northumberland, who sent


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the case of his kinsman, Thomas Percy of the Powder Plot), he chose as his agents and representatives only those


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Richard Percy [a quo Roger Percy, shoemaker, of Charing Cross, in 1681 , and .^lex. Percy of Ireland, "who


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Richard Percy [a quo Roger Percy, shoemaker, of Charing Cross, in 1681 , and .^lex.


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Laurence Percy, of Pavenham, late of Careton.


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Francis Percy of Bickley, Co. Devon ,


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Mary Percy, mentioned in her unele's will,


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their parents , but young Algernon Percy may be fairly said to have obeyed in the main these minute parental


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Dorothy and Lucy Percy had inherited, alike from mother and father, decided wills of their own. They


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her mind that Dorothy and Lucy Percy should not be allowed to enjoy the delights which she herself prized so


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suitors came all unsought to Lucy Percy. She might, it is said, have married whom she ' Created in 1618


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produced. Among the children of Dorothy Percy and Robert Sidney (who succeeded in 1626


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passionately in love with Lady Lucy Percy, and many of his most gorgeous and costly entertainments were given for the


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still keeps his daughter, Lady Lucie Percy, in the Tozver, to secure her from the addresses of Lord Hay''"^ But


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married his mistress, the Lady Lucy Percy, and that night the King and Princess honoured his zvedding supper with their


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them into a dish!'"'' With Algernon Percy, however, as with his sisters Dorothy and Lucy, love outweighed filial devotion. In


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withheld his blessing from Lady Lucy Percy at her marriage.


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Among these was his cousin, Edward Percy, nephew of the conspirator Thomas Percy, and great-grandson of Josceline Percy, brother of


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Percy, nephew of the conspirator Thomas Percy, and great-grandson of Josceline Percy, brother of tlie fifth Earl.' De Fonblanque is


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Thomas Percy, and great-grandson of Josceline Percy, brother of tlie fifth Earl.' De Fonblanque is mistaken in his assertion that


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same year. The eldest survivor, William Percy, was a singular Rich'^iand character, who, although endowed with consider-George ^]^.q falents, had


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concerning the chequered career of Henry Percy, the " Wizard Earl " of Northumberland.


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F^ry Children, and others)." Sir Richard Percy, another brother who survived the ninth Earl, also ended his life in obscurity,


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George Percy, after the Earl the ablest of the seven brothers, was born in 1580,


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remembered, the appellation of that William de Percy who first settled in England, generations before the line merged in that


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In studying the history of Algernon Percy, one is constantly reminded of the fact that his all too brief boyhood


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in point of rank was Algernon Percy.


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time to his younger brother, Henry Percy. This poor lad was brought up at the school of one John Willis


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cost." ^ After leaving Oxford, Algernon Percy went abroad, bringing with him a well-filled purse, and the " Instructions" regarding


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when Algernon Seymour, son of Elizabeth Percy, Duchess of Somerset, was summoned to Parliament in the barony of 1299.


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of the Heralds' College that Algernon Percy was now summoned in, and conceded the precedency of the original barony of


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reversed the attainder of Sir Thomas Percy, but had simply created the Barony of Percy and Earldom of Northumberland anew,


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in Yorkshire.^ No sooner did Algernon Percy take his seat in the Upper House, than, so far from falling in


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the ninth Earl of Northumberland, Algernon Percy was induced to return to Court , but his opinions in favour of


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remained unaltered. His brother Sir Henry Percy had recently returned to England, and, possessing a handsome person together with insinuating


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but nature had not made Algernon Percy a courtier, and he remained obstinately silent, even when his wife and brother


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again as quarrelling with Sir Henry Percy.


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at Whitehall, and his brother, Henry Percy, had gained a strong influence over the Queen by his light and amusing


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together!''^ Had Northumberland and Sir Henry Percy died at this time, the title and estates must have passed to their


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- William Percy survived until 1648.


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the impassioned pleadings of beautiful Lucy Percy, and the Earl's earnest solicitations, were alike of no avail. On May 10


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your most sweet Egeria." ^ Lucy Percy was now over thirty years of age, yet her beauty was but at


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artificial, survive to show that Lucy Percy looked comely even in the garments of sorrow. Herrick wrote in lyric rapture


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Northern army, to which Sir Henry Percy had belonged since 1639. Money which should have gone to pay the English


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have been, Northumberland and Sir Henry Percy never ceased to entertain for each other the warmest affection, as is testified


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them, albeit his brother. Sir Henry Percy, had played a leading part in these efforts to secure armed assistance from


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had been misled by Sir Henry Percy into believing the Earl a trimmer like Holland or Bedford , and this


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the Earl's only brother, Sir Henry Percy. When he was expelled from Parliament for connection with the Army Plot Percy


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as we shall see, no Henry Percy to hoist before it his swelling sail.


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no wife to weep for Harry Percy either at home or abroad. There may have been, perhaps-(is it wrong to


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of the family-her younger brother, Henry Percy-lay mortally ill overseas, at the Court of the exiled Prince of Wales. Sister


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of Thomas Thynne (consort of Elizabeth Percy) in 1682.


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the birth of his grandson, Henry Percy,' he made a new will , and a few weeks afterwards, on October


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of the tenth elder, Lady Ann Percy, married Philip, Lord ^""^


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the birth of the infant Henry Percy in 1668. Lady Stanhope was of a mystical nature, and succeeded in imbuing


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He was married to Lady Ann Percy in 1650, being then barely seventeen , and having quarrelled with his grandfather


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daughter of Northumberland was Lady Elizabeth Percy, already alluded to, who on May 19,


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the murder or suicide of Henry Percy, eighth Earl of Northumberland, a century before , and a verdict oifelo de


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Essex is a descendant of Elizabeth Percy and Arthur Capel, first Earl.


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to undertake the education of Josceline Percy. In later years he practised with great success as a physician in London.


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hear more in connection with James Percy, the Claimant.


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selfish matchmaking schemes for Lady Elizabeth Percy. A year later we find him again in treaty with Lord Southampton-on this


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rather delicate good looks of Josceline Percy. Soon after the wedding, the invaluable Pepys (who had a shrewd eye for


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the pleasant auspices under which Josceline Percy married. The honeymoon was spent at Titchfield in Hampshire,' after which the young


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Percy was probably unknown, although James Percy of Dublin subsequently claimed that he had been recognised by Earl Algernon as


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' Lady Henrietta Percy died early in 1670.


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picture of " The Blessed Thomas Percy," as the eighth Earl is called by Catholics, was an object of pilgrimage


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For death overtook Josceline Percy in the flower of his youth, while less than a third of the


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fever and died.^ The claimant, James Percy, afterwards maintained that the dying Earl asked for him in his last moments,


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rest, the so-called " Trunkmaker," James Percy, came forward with a formal claim to the dormant honours of Northumberland. But


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His infant rival, the Lady Elizabeth Percy, and her mother first claim our attention for a space.


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his wooing that his cousin, Josceline Percy, had not been a twelvemonth dead before he renewed what is described as


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unkuidness of Elizabeth, widow of Jocelyn Percy, Earl of Northumberland, ivhoin he had long courted in vain." '


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claim the guardianship of Lady Elizabeth Percy in case Montagu's suit were accepted. At all events the diplomatic cunning and


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of being the anniversary of Josceline Percy's death at Turin.


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his eldest son (afterwards Sir Anthony Percy), while he himself came to England to prosecute what he fondly believed must


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first husband of Montagu's stepdaughter, Elizabeth Percy, heiress of Northumberland-an alliance almost as criminal as that which now took place.


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HI the persou of one James Percy, already beriand:


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to the exact connection of James Percy with the parent stem, the ideas of the latter on the subject were


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Elizabeth Percy , baptized 1692 , died at Nicholstoun,


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James Percy [male representative of this line in 1766].


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to the exact connection of James Percy with the parent stem, the ideas of the latter on the subject were


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with certainty beyond his grandfather, Henry Percy of Pavenham , and when he was called upon by the counsel for


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dying out , so that James Percy, the Claimant's unele, living as he did in the remote districts of Ireland


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he took his family-the Claimant James Percy among the number-to " Dunnington in Lincoln," and left them there in great


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penance for his former associations.^ Henry Percy was under a similar ban, nor did he possess any of those talents


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the descent of his grandfather, Henry Percy of Pavenham. The Dowager Lady Northumberland referred him to her daughter-in-law, Earl Josceline's


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to Ireland, where his unele, James Percy, was eking out a scanty livelihood with the help of occasional remittances from


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in his " Case of James Percy," ^ by the discovery that human nature was not so obliging or so


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for himself he selected Sir Richard Percy, fifth son of the eighth Earl, and for some time directed his endeavours


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dealt with the descent of Thomas Percy of the Gunpowder Treason, the obliteration of whose name probably seemed a commendable


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According to the version of James Percy there was a hiatus in the MS., where the page had been torn


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of furthering the claims of Francis Percy of Cambridge to the earldom, it is evident ' The heralds occupied a


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. ard Percy" stood for Edward Percy, born about the same time as Guiscard, and son of Josceline Percy of


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as Guiscard, and son of Josceline Percy of Newlands, fourth son of the fourth Earl.^ From this Edward the so-called


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not likely to fall into James Percy's blunder of choosing a name too near his own time to allow of


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his lawyer, boldly claimed Sir Richard Percy,^ brother of the Wizard" Earl, as his ancestor.


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behalf of her grandchild, Lady Elizabeth Percy, and herself, in which she complained " that one calling himself James Percy


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" that one calling himself James Percy (by profession a trunk maker in Dublin, Ireland) had assumed to himself the


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was not surprising, seeing that James Percy had been born at Harrowden, Northants, as afterwards appeared from the certificate which


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be moved to hear his (James Percy's) title." ^ On the same day the Earl of Carlisle informed his brother


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efforts to showing that Sir Richard Percy could not possibly have been great-grandfather of the plaintiff.


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as a near relative by Josceline Percy, the seventh son of the eighth Earl, and by the rest of those


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of whom had been with Henry Percy, father of James, in the service of Lord Bacon. These worthies, together with


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ended the first effort of James Percy to establish his claim. Nothing daunted, he issued a printed address to the


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a Francis, son of " Laurance Percy," and the marriage of a Thomas Pearcye" and Elizabeth Seamer are also quoted.


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of a John, son of Laurence Percy." * He left two daughters, both married.


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this last-mentioned Henry was the James Percy, unele of the Claimant, who died in Ireland without male issue in 1654.*


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far as to own "that Henry Percy that Hved with my Lord Bacon was the right Heir, had he Hved."


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of these brothers, his grand-unele Robert Percy, the Claimant had personal knowledge , and he claimed to be able to


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it is worth observing that James Percy found at least one believer in his published account of the tradition who,


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has been made of a William Percy, illegitimate son of the Trunkmaker's father.


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the Earldom, alleging that " James Percy was either not the son of Henry Percy of Horton, or else but


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either not the son of Henry Percy of Horton, or else but a bastard." In the Gazette was printed ""


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by his marriage with Lady Margaret Percy, sister of the " unlucky Earl." · It will be remembered that the


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34° THE HOUSE OF PERCY Earl of Cumberland, by his marriage with Lady Margaret Percy, sister of the " unlucky


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told him." - To this James Percy replied that he himself was the only surviving legitimate son of Henry Percy


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only surviving legitimate son of Henry Percy of Horton, who was not an Earl's brother, but merely the son of


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At first William Percy stuck stoutly to the tale which he had been taught , but being


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of character. The claim of William Percy that his father " was brother to the Earl " is explained by


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latter was masquerading as plain Henry Percy at Horton in Northamptonshire.'- But in truth one story was well-nigh as good


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being to embarrass the Claimant, James Percy, by vexatious cross-suits, and to drive him from the field, after which it


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have been sufficiently prov'd that James Percy and Henry Percy were brothers, and the sons of Henry Percy that was


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prov'd that James Percy and Henry Percy were brothers, and the sons of Henry Percy that was sent out of


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Trunk-Maker ' i.e. from Sir Richard Percy (d. 1647). - Who tried the later case.


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claim of descent from Sir Richard Percy, in expressing a favourable opinion of the plaintiff's case. If no such evidence


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by the ' Case of James Percy.


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the pretended descent from Sir Richard Percy altogether, and asserted that the four children sent "in hampiers from the North


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not alluded to either by James Percy or his opponents) which tends to prove that Sir Ingelgram was not the


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His unele, Josceline Percy, for instance, in a will presently to be quoted, did not make any


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mention of his undoubted son, Edward Percy. But, on the other hand, it can be readily shown that Edward was


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Altogether the assumed descent of James Percy from Sir Ingelgram (in the third degree at least) appears highly improbable ,


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Commons. Also the Case of James Percy.


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the same year to Lady Elizabeth Percy, and who had thereupon assumed the name and arms of Percy. On that


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and Direct his eldest son Anthony Percy," together with the latter's brothers, Henry and John.' It is Hkely that he


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" Now for Alexander Percy, gentleman, of Ireland, that rides in the Life Guards , and Mr. Roger


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Life Guards , and Mr. Roger Percy, shoemaker at Charing Cross , and Mr Francis Percy, stone-cutter of Cambridge, and


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descended from the sons of Robert Percy, vty great-unele. And by reason I know not which is the eldest and


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his marriage with the Lady Elizabeth Percy. James Percy, Esquire, the true Heir-Male of the Blood of the House of


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with the Lady Elizabeth Percy. James Percy, Esquire, the true Heir-Male of the Blood of the House of Northumberland, that


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as existing between himself and Francis Percy of Cambridge, who afterwards came forward with the endorsement of Sir William Dugdale


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the fourth Earl," and Sir Thomas Percy, a descendant of the second Earl." In the first of these


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Windsor Court, Mugwell Street, wherein James Percy on /lis part spent the Christmas of 1679 anything but delectably, was a


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helped him to one recognises Alan Percy of Beverley, who died 1687 [see Genealogy, Table III.] , wliile the second


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the second was probably Captain Thomas Percy of Dormer's regiment, who was of Bishop Percy's kin, and who died in


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negotiations for a marriage between Anthony Percy of Dublin, eldest son of the Claimant, and one of the daughters of


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to do with stirring up James Percy's cousin, Francis of Cambridge, to claim the earldom , at least it is


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was almost immediately followed by Francis Percy's claim.


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in the wooing of Lady Elizabeth Percy by his friend, Mr.


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where the messenger may find James Percy to serve the King's royal Writ of Summons." A few weeks after the


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far as his grandfather, one Robert Percy (whom the Trunkmaker" claimed to have ' Having been born at Bickley, county


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One of the witnesses whom James Percy had summoned to give evidence in his behalf was a worthy tradesman of


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a worthy tradesman of Cambridge, Francis Percy by name, ci^^mant: As We havc secu, the Trunkmaker" called this the Stone-


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the conspirator was son of Edward Percy of Beverley, and grandson of Josceline Percy of Newlands. Had either Francis or


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chose to suppress), viz. that Robert Percy was a very near relative of Thomas Percy, one of the chief conspirators


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a very near relative of Thomas Percy, one of the chief conspirators in the Gunpowder Treason. Sir William Dugdale received


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of Beverley, and grandson of Josceline Percy of Newlands. Had either Francis or James Percy been able to discover as


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Newlands. Had either Francis or James Percy been able to discover as much, they might have saved themselves a world


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For M''- Francis Percy, stone-cutter, at his house in Cambridge." In this letter Dugdale, however, enelosed a


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am of opinion that Mr. Francis Percy, now living and residing in Cambridge, is lineally descended from Thomas Percy who


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Cambridge, is lineally descended from Thomas Percy who was one of the Conspirators in the Gunpowder treason in the third


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that she knew the said Robert Percy, her late husband's father, and has often heard him say that he was


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Sir W" Diigdale, proving Mr, Francis Percy, no'M of Cambridge, to be of the line andfamily of the Percys, Earls


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that he was son to Thomas Percy, who was employed in the Powder Plot.


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Peterborough." This was the Rev. Josceline Percy, grandson of Francis Percy the "stone-cutter." With the MS. Mr. Percy gave Cole


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had the MS. from " Mr. Percy, a clergyman near Peterborough." This was the Rev. Josceline Percy, grandson of Francis


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appeareth that Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Percy of Anwick Castle, was buried February 2nd, 1602, which was the year preceding


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appeareth that Francis son of Francis Percy was baptized 15 May 1649.


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Wiveliscomb, Somerset, it appeareth that Robert Percy did marry Emma Meade


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to have been unele of Josceline Percy, son of Alan Percy of Beverley, which Alan was found by Inquisition to


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of Josceline Percy, son of Alan Percy of Beverley, which Alan was found by Inquisition to have been son and


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to the fact that if Robert Percy of Taunton were indeed the son of the conspirator, and a schoolboy at


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Cambridge, is lineally descended from Thomas Percy who was one of ye Conspirators in ye Gunpowder Treason in ye third


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been son and heir of Edward Percy, esquire, of Beverley, who died in 1590.


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In the face of Francis Percy's claim of descent from the conspirator, it must be remembered that the other


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others to the effect that Robert Percy of Taunton was son of Thomas the conspirator. The letter, quoted by Banks,


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amongst men. My Ffather was Henry Percy of Horton in Northamptonshire, who was second son of Henry Percy of Pavenham


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Ffrancis Percy the sonne of Thomas Percy, who was sonne of Robert Percy, second son of Sir Ingelgram Percy.


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, but there is one Roger Percy, who was ye sonne of Henry Percy, who was the sonne of Richard


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who was the sonne of Richard Percy, who was the sonne of Robert Percy, second sonne of Sir Ingelgram Percy,


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claim on his own account, James Percy wrote to his kinsman in terms which have in them so much of


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" Cozen Francis Percy,-As myne adversaries would have owned thee, and have endeavoured with ye heralds to


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" These to Mr. Francis Percy in Cambridge, f. sent.'" In commenting upon this letter (which, be it remembered,


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Francis of Cambridge, and the Roger Percy his cousin mentioned above, who was a shoemaker at Charing Cross, and probably


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9'h Earl, Algernoone io"> Earl, Henry Lord Percy his brother, and Joceline 11"' Earl, even so I owne you two-


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some ground to believe that James Percy was not so exactly an impostor as has been asserted by Mr.


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will inform you , Sir Robert Percy ^ with your grandfather lived in ye toune, as I have been informed.


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as follows: The Will of Francis Percy of Cambridge, esquire. He bequeathes to his son Charles, and to his daughter


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Small bequests to his niece, Mary Percy , ^ to his son, Francis Percy , and to his daughter Burge.


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daughter Burge. The residue to Charles Percy." ^ The testator's eldest son, Charles, was a Common Councillor of Cambridge, and


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leaving a son, the Rev. Josceline Percy, M.A., Rector of Marham in Northamptonshire, who died without male issue. For the


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Meanwhile James Percy, the " Trunkmaker," had lingered on in London, enduring the direst poverty, and


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Elizabeth his wife, complaining that James Percy "continued falsely to assume the title of Earl of Northumberland," and praying for


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Duke of Somerset, and of James Percy. The hearing probably took place, but as it was over before noon on


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^ His eldest son, Sir Anthony Percy, became Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1699, and was knighted at the close


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term of office. A grandson, Henry Percy of Seskin, CO. Wicklow, at one time published a pamphlet, now very rare,


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left descendants. One of them, John Percy of Ballintemple, King's County, was granted by Sir William Betham, Ulster King of


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something in the claims of James Percy after all. To quote the verdict of Craik upon the subject :


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While James Percy, the Trunkmaker," and Francis of Cambridge were waging an unequal warfare against The


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Earl of Northumberland. This was Alan Percy of Beverley, whom the Trunkmaker" quite correctly described as " a descendant of


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and the ' From this John Percy claim descent George Percy of Ballylonan, near Frankford, King's County, and John Percy


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this John Percy claim descent George Percy of Ballylonan, near Frankford, King's County, and John Percy of Clononeen, Borris-in-Ossory, Queen's


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Trunkmaker," and his claims. A Henry Percy also resides at Larkfield, near Athlone, and claims to be a descendant of


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no apparent obstacle stood between Mr. Percy of Beverley and the ' From this John Percy claim descent George Percy


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Earl of Northumberland, sprang from Josceline Percy, fourth and youngest son of the fourth Earl. This Josceline inherited an estate


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my dearly beloved sister Dame Margaret Percy, wife of my brother. Sir Wm. Percy, to pray for me, ts. 8d.


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Alan Percy of Beverley, apparently twelfth Earl of Northumberland, sprang from Josceline Percy, fourth and


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endeavours of his brother Sir William Percy, K.B., to bring these miscreants to justice. Josceline had married Margaret Frost, daughter


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his " son and successor, Alan Percy, Esquire, of Beverley," was "aged thirty years and unmarried " in 1590. The


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his grandson and future heir Edward Percy. At the period of his father's death, September 8, 1532, Edward Percy was


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It is unknown whether Sir William Percy succeeded in securing the wardship of his nephew, or whether the latter grew


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to have ' Surtees gives Josceline Percy another son, Williain by name, of whom he furnishes no further particulars (Pedigree


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is by no means certain). Josceline Percy, the elder surviving son, was a page in the same Earl's service at


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the theory that Edward and Elizabeth Percy had children born before Alan, and that these children were the traditional Four


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Be this as it may, Edward Percy died without a will, and Alan, one of his sons, succeeded. He left


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He left another son, viz. Thomas Percy, the Gunpowder Plot conspirator , as well as two daughters.* Alan of Beverley


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" Both Alan Percy, M. P., and his father Edward are buried in St.-Mary's Church, Beverley.


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York. The elder son was Alan Percy of Beverley, probable male heir of his cousin Josceline, eleventh Earl of Northumberland.


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of Northumberland. The second was Charles Percy, a beneficiary under his father's will in 1652. Of this individual nothing further


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His own great-grandfather, Edward Percy, was not even alluded to in the will of the latter's father, and


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A third son, John Percy, was buried 1634 at Beverley. In the register of St.-James's, Clerkenwell, under date


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recorded the marriage of a Josceline Percy to Mary Phillips. This Josceline, however, may be one of the sons (so


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as we are told) of William Percy, half-brother of the


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as sole guardian of Lady Elizabeth Percy. In this cruel separation of mother and child she saw, not only an


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demanded by letter that Lady Elizabeth Percy should be sent immediately to Suffolk House.^ Again the younger Countess wrote, asking


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for the hand of Lady Elizabeth Percy, on behalf of his natural son George Fitz-Roy, recently created Earl of Northumberland.^


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Fitz-Roy the husband of Lady Elizabeth Percy.


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of Newcastle, to whom Lady Elizabeth Percy was duly married less than a month after Fitz-Roy's rejection-the bridegroom being fifteen


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children. The other relatives of Elizabeth Percy were astonished by the choice which her reckless guardian had made for the


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Lord Weymouth, continued to pay Elizabeth Percy an annual sum, by way of dower, even after she became Duchess of


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the marriage is not described. Elizabeth Percy's mother accused her waiting-woman of having " sold " her to Montagu ,


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with the determination of setting Elizabeth Percy free even at the cost of a terrible crime. This man was Charles


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he had been one of Elizabeth Percy's warmest admirers, the printed attacks upon the latter grew bolder, and the great


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shape for the third time Elizabeth Percy's matrimonial affairs. It would appear as though she had begun to cast about


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[who married Lady Elizabeth Percy, heiress of Northumberland].


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When, for the third time, Elizabeth Percy stripped the lacs d'amour from about her escutcheon, she had the good sense


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and improbable tales which held Elizabeth Percy responsible for the crime. From 1681 to 171 1, her life had been


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period) a great heiress like Elizabeth Percy. Indeed she could not properly be described as an heiress at all. Her


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Somerset's contract of marriage with Elizabeth Percy in 1682, the great estates attached to the Northumberland title would pass to


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yesterday created Duke of Northumberland, Earl Percy, and Viscount Louvaine, the last of which Mr. Conway had the address to


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to his second son Lord Algernon Percy. He continued to the last to exert himself towards the improvement of his


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Percy of Worcester, whose son, James Percy, made his will October 20, 1574. Thomas, grandson of this James, was .Mayor


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and the grandson of Thomas, Arthur Percy, settled at Bridgenorth as a grocer, and died 1771. His son, another Arthur


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' Thomas Percy was born on April 13, 1729, at Cartway Street, Briilgenorlh.


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is set forth from that John Percy of Newton (grandson of Sir Ralph Percy, "the Gledd of Dunstanburgh ") whom


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of Newton (grandson of Sir Ralph Percy, "the Gledd of Dunstanburgh ") whom we described as having sold his estates


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Archdeacon the Hon. Pierce Meade. Mrs. Percy was the heroine of the well-known lines to Nancy," published by her husband


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Duke , and (3) Lady Elizabeth Percy, who died unmarried.-Hugh Percy, second Duke of Northumberland, was born August 28, 1742,


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Lord James Percy , *. 1885.


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Two months later, the then Earl Percy was married to Francis Jane, daughter of Peter Burrell, Esq., of Beckenham, Kent,'-


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The fourth Duke, born Lord Algernon Percy on December 15, 1792, entered the navy as a midshipman in May 1805,


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of Beverley sprang from Lord Algernon Percy, second son of Hugh, first Duke of Northumberland, who was born in 1750,


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it, passed to his cousin George Percy, second Earl of Beverley.


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of Hodnet (son of Bishop Hugh Percy), by Emily, daughter and co-heir of the Right Reverend Reginald Heber, D.D., Bishop


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is the principal representative.^ (4) Josceline Percy , born January 29, 1784, entered the navy in 1797, and in 1806


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son of the late Algernon Charles Heber-Percy, Esq., of Hodnet (son of Bishop Hugh Percy), by Emily, daughter and co-heir


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' Mr. Heber-Percy of Hodnet is son of the late Algernon Charles Heber-Percy, Esq., of Hodnet


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(5) Henry Percy , born 1786, and entered the army at an early age, attaining the


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a numerous family, of which Algernon Heber-Percy, Esq., of Hodnet Hall, Salop, and Armine Hall, Yorkshire, is the principal representative.^


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married , the elder (Lady Charlotte Percy) to George, third Earl of Ashburnham , ^ the younger. Lady Emily, to


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(6) William Henry Percy, born March 24, 1788, followed his brother Josceline into the navy in 1801,


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(8) Charles Percy , born 1794, married Anne Caroline Bertie-Greatheed, grandchild and sole heir of Bertie


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Middlesex. A third daughter, Lady Susan Percy, died unmarried in 1847.


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(7) Francis John Percy , born 1790, and died a captain in the 23rd Regiment in 181


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to her cousin. Lord Algernon Malcolm Percy.


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As their only child, Anne Barbara Bertie-Percy, died s.p., the estate of Guyscliffe passed by special settlement to her cousin.


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^ His son, George Algernon Percy, born 1849, is now captain and lieutenantcolonel of the Grenadier Guards.


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and the third. Lord Henry Hugh Manners Percy, V.C. The last-named gallant soldier deserves a notice more extended than can


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, the second, Lord Josceline William Percy, born


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Algernon George Percy, sixth Duke of Northumberland, was born May 2, 1810. He was educated at


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of the Mejidie respectively. Lord Henry Percy never married. His sister, Lady Margaret, married Edward Richard Littleton, second Lord Hatherton.


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Duke, and Lord Algernon Malcolm Arthur Percy of Guyscliffe, co. Warwick, M.P. for Westminster (1882-5) and for St.-George's, London (1885-7),


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Henry George Percy, seventh Duke of Northumberland, K.G., P.C, was born on May 29, 1846, represented


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eldest son, Henry Algernon George, Earl Percy, has been Member of Parliament for South Kensington since 1895, and is best


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Bertie-Percy, Anne Barbara, 465


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Carlisle, Dean of, Thomas Percy as, 453 n. Carlisle, Earl of, see Howard, Charles Caroline, Queen, 423


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472 INDEX Canterbury, Dean of, Hugh Percy as, 464


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of the Peerage, (case of James Percy), 326-367


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Dromore, Bishop of, Thomas Percy


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Floyd, Ann, Wife of George Percy,


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estate, 318 , opposition to James Percy,329-355 , forces her grandchild into two wretched marriages, 5-8-384 , her life in


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Howe, Lord, quarrel with Earl Percy in America, 456


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, falls in love with Elizabeth Percy, 387 , leads expedition against Tangiers, 387 , challenges Tom Thynn twice, and


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John, Letters to, from Sir Henry Percy, 3, 4


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Sutton, Mary, wife of Bishop Hugh Percy, 463, 464


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jest at the expense of James Percy, 352-


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so re-named in honour of Earl Percy, 456, 457


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Percy, Algernon, tenth Earl of Northumberland, K.C. : Lord High Admiral of England, 167,


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Percy, Alan, M.P., of Beverley, 99,


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Percy, Alexander, 350


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Mayor of Dublin, son of James Percy, "the Trunkmaker," 325, 349,


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Percy, Edward, of Beverley, son of Josceline, 99, 333, 356, 361, 370, 371


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Percy, Charles, son of Josceline of Beverley, 372


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death, 87, 88 , helps Thomas Percy, 100 , and is deceived by him, 120


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Percy, Elizabeth, Baroness Percy, and Duchess of Somerset, 298 , sole heir of her father, the


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Percy, Algernon, fourth Duke of Northumberland, K.G : enters the navy, created Baron Prudhoe, and attains


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Percy, Eleanor, otherwise Ferrand, 372


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Percy, Anne, 359


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Elizabeth, daughter of the conspirator, Thomas Percy, buried in Alnwick, 360


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Percy, Elizabeth, daughter of the conspirator, Thomas Percy, buried in Alnwick, 360


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Percy, Francis, son of Robert, of Bickley, 359, 360, 362


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, letter to him from James Percy, 362, 363 , abandons his claims , last will, and descendants, 363. 364


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Percy, Henry, eighth Earl of Northumberland , character of, i , Governor of Tynemouth Castle, /A


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Percy, George, fifth Duke of Northumberland, and second Earl of Beverley, P.C, 465, 466


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Percy, Frances, otherwise EUerker, 371


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Henry, of Horton (father of James Percy), in the household of Lord Bacon, 327 , his history, 328, 337, 338,


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Percy, Henry Algernon George, Earl Percy, M.P., traveller and author, heir of Northumberland, 468


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, Salisbuiy takes advantage of Thomas Percy's relationship to involve the Earl in the Gunpowder Plot, 1 16-125, Star Chamber


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Henry Percy, aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, at Waterioo, 464, 465


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Percy, Hugh, first Duke and second Earl of Northumberland, K.G. :


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Percy, John, son of Josceline of Beverley, 372 n. Percy, John, son of the Trunkmaker," 349,


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Percy, Hugh, second Uukc of Northumberland, K.(J., 451 , his useful military career, 454, 455 ,


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Percy, Josceline, eleventh Earl of Northumberland, 292 and n.,


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Percy, James, of Dublin (the


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Percy, William, son of eighth Earl,


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Percy, Thomas, Bishop of Dromore, D.D., 122 , introduced to the Duke of Northumberland by Goldsmith,


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Percy, Robert, 333, 350, 355-360,


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Percy, Roger, of Charing Cross,


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Percy, Mary, 364


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Percy, Margaret (Trevor), 364


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Percy, Richard, 362, 363


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Powhatan, Grand Sachem, visited by George Percy in Virginia, 209


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Prudhoe, Baron, j-^'f Algernon Percy fourth Duke of Northumberland Pym, John, 245, 246, 248-250, 262,


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to Dukedom, 400 , marries Elizabeth Percy , his amazing vanity and lack of education, 403 , sympathy with Monmouth,


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125-200, Sir Charles and Sir Josceline Percy prisoners, 66, 67 , Lucy Percy, Lady Carlisle, a prisoner for three years,


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Victoria Cross, won by Lord Henry Percy, at Inkermann, 466


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Percy prisoners, 66, 67 , Lucy Percy, Lady Carlisle, a prisoner for three years, 285, 286


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Court, Mugwell Street, residence of James Percy, 351 ".


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Waterton, Elizabeth, wife of Edward Percy, 99, 370


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Virginia, colony of, George Percy Deputy-Governor, &c., 208, 209


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line 19, for "the then Earl Percy," rcarf" Northumberland." ,, 457, note I, far " Countess Percy," read " the


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Wright, Martha, wife of Thomas Percy, the conspirator, loi, 359