Henry Percy
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Henry Percy (1421 - 1461)

Sir Henry "3rd Earl of Northumberland, 6th Lord Percy" Percy
Born in Leconfield, Yorkshiremap
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Husband of — married 25 Jun 1435 (to 29 Mar 1461) in Towton, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died in Battle of Towton, Towton, Yorkshiremap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Feb 2011
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Henry Percy (d. Battle of Towton [Lancastrian])[1]


m. (1447) Eleanor Poynings (d.1474). Issue:[2]

  • Henry[3]
  • Eleanor m. Lord Delaware[4][5]
  • Margaret m. Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe[6]
  • Elizabeth m. Henry, Lord Scrope[7]

Magna Carta Surety Pedigree

John FitzRobert MCS is the father of

Roger FitzJohn of Clavering is the father of
Robert FitzRoger of Clavering is the father of
Eupheme (Clavering) Neville is the mother of
Ralph de Neville is the father for
Margaret (Neville) Percy is the mother of
Sir Henry Percy KG is the father of
Sir Henry Percy KG is the father of
Sir Henry Percy

Pedigree provided by Bob Keniston of the Magna Carta Project.


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV page 358
  • Collins, A & Brydges, E. (1812). "Percy, Duke of Northumberland," in Collins's Peerage of England II, p. 217-366. London: F.C. & J. Rivington, Otridge & Son. Print.
  • Horsefield, T.W. (1835). The History, Antiquities, and Topography of the County of Sussex, 2, pp.176. SussexPress. Google Books.
  • Lewis, (n.d.) Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors. our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com. (see: "Magna Carta Sureties." Notable People.)
  • Richardson, D. (2011). Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, (2nd ed, p 45). Google Books.
  • Weis, F.L. (1999). The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215, (5th ed). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.amazon.com.

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Source: Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume IV, page 424-5 POYNINGS 17.

Richard Poynings, married (1st) Joan Seamer. They had no issue. He married (2nd) before Easter term 1425 Eleanor Berkeley, widow of John Arundel, and daughter of John Berkeley, by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John de Betteshorne (or Bistorne). They had two sons and one daughter, Eleanor. Sir Richard Poynings was slain near Orleans, France 10 June 1429. His widow, Eleanor, married (3rd) Walter Hungerford.

Child of Richard Pioynings, by Eleanor.

i. Eleanor Poynings, married Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, 6th Lord Percy.

Thank you!

posted by B (Holland) Carroll
Percy-44 and Percy-471 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same time frame, same location, I really do not like the beautiful pattern over the details of the profile, merge by faith
Percy-448 and Percy-741 do not represent the same person because: They appear to be brothers. One dies 1421, one is born in 1421, using the same name, if there is proof displacing that, I will merge.

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