Matilda: Matilda is the Lati form of Maud. Percy was the daughter of Henry de Percy and his wife Idoine de Clifford:
"A manuscript genealogy of the Percy family names Alianoram, Matildem…et Isabellam as the daughters of Henricus and his wife Idoniam de Clifford"
Richardson does not provide date or place of birth.
Since Maud was married "before 1362", and if one estimates she was 18 at that time, then her birth year might be 1344.
Richardson estimates the birth years of her husband as 1337-40, based on an account that different documents show him aged 30 in 1367 and again in 1374. Given these estimates for her husband, a birth year of 1340 might be the most reasonable estimate for Maud.
Currently, WikiTree shows their oldest child born in 1357. This would place their marriage not later than 1356. If she were born in 1340, she would have been 16 at that time, a not unreasonable estimate.
Maud's father was of Alnwick, Northumberland, so there is some reason to estimate this as her birthplace.
However, in 1332 Edward III granted Warkworth Castle to Henry Percy, 2nd Baron Percy, and Warkworth, rather than Alnwick, was their favourite residence until the 17th century.. This would suggest Warkworth Castle as Maud's birth place.
Maud de Percy married John de Neville, Knight of the Garter, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby before 1362.
"He married Idonea (in his will she is called Imania), daughter of Robert Clifford, who died in 1365, and founded a chantry for herself and her husband at Meux (Chron. de Melsa, iii. 163). By her he had six sons and four daughters."
John and Maud had two sons and five daughters, born between 1362 and 1378/9.
Currently WikiTree shows all children of the first marriage born in Raby, Durham County. The birth years shown on their individual profiles are placed below:
Ralph, b. 1364, 1st Earl of Westmorland, 4th Lord Neville of Raby; married (1) Margaret Stafford, daughter of Hugh de Stafford, K.G., 2nd Earl of Stafford and (2) Joan (or Jane) Beaufort, widow of Robert Ferrers, Knt., 2nd Lord Ferrers of Wem and legitimated daughter of John of Gaunt, K.G. (son of King Edward III)
Maud's father and her husband's father were in the Battle of Neville's Cross (17 October 1346). Wikipedia lists them as two of four "Commanders and leaders" for the English force of 6,000-7,000 against David II of Scotland and a force of 12,000.
"In July 1346, Percy was one of the guardians of the kingdom during Edward's absence ; and when in October David Bruce invaded England, he commanded the first division of the battle of Neville's Cross, where his valour contributed to the English victory (Froissart, iii. 129, iv. 20, 22, ed. Luce; Chron. Lanercost, pp. 348-50). ...
Maud was a legatee in the 1368 will of her brother, Thomas Percy, Bishop of Norwich, which named her as "Matilda Nevill my sister".
1378 Death and Burial
She died before 18 Feb. 1378/9 and is buried at Durham Cathedral in a chest tomb circa 1386 with her husband John de Neville.
"Michael de la Pole miles, dominus de Wingfeild founded Kingston-upon-Hull priory, for the souls of …Radulphi de Nevill patris et Alesiæ matris…Johannis [de Nevill domini de Raby] et Matildæ quondam uxoris eiusdem Johannis, by charter dated 18 Feb 1378."
John survived Maud and remarried. He and his second wife, Elizabeth le Latimer, had two children: John, Knt., 6th Lord Latimer, and Elizabeth. John's widow Elizabeth married (2), as his 2nd wife, Robert Willoughby, Knt., 4th Lord Willoughby of Eresby.
↑ Find a Grave memorial #84005386 for Lady Maud de Percy Neville
Note that one of the photographs has a caption date of 1330 & printed on the photograph (a postcard?) is "Tomb of John Lord Neville and his former wife, Maud Percy, daughter of 'Hotspur'" - Henry "Hotspur" Percy is a different Henry Percy than the father of Maud who married John Neville; neither couple fits "1330"
↑ Cawley, citing Dugdale Monasticon VI, Kingston upon Hull, II, p. 20.
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Weis, F.L (1991). Magna Charta Sureties 1215: The Barons Named in the MagnaCharta and Some of Their Descendants, (4 ed). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.
Weis, F.L. (1992). Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America before 1700, (7 ed.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.
Maud de Percy, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed June 6, 2015)
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