Henry Percy KG
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Henry Percy KG (abt. 1449 - 1489)

Sir Henry "4th Earl of Northumberland" Percy KG aka de Percy
Born about in Leconfield, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1476 in Englandmap
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Died in South Kilvington, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Mar 2011
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Sir Henry Percy was born circa 1449 at Leconfield, Yorkshire, England, the son of Sir Henry Percy and Eleanor Poynings.[1][2][3][4]

Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, KG (c. 1449 – 28 April 1489) was imprisoned for eight years, after his Lancastrian father was killed at the Battle of Towton. He was tossed in the Tower of London when he was just a minor. He eventually recovered his position in 1469.[5]

At the Battle of Bosworth, Percy had command of one of three groups defending Richard III, but failed to commit troops.[5] He was briefly imprisoned by Henry VII, but later restored.[1] A few years later he was murdered at Cock Lodge during an anti-tax riot on 28 April 1489.[5] He was buried at Beverley minster in Percy chapel.[5]


m. Maud Herbert (Father: William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke). Issue:[5]


  • Eleanor Percy[7] b. c 1476, d. 13 Feb 1530
  • Sir Henry Algernon Percy, 9th Earl Northumberland, Lord Poynings, Constable of Knaresborough Castle[8] b. 14 Jan 1478, d. 19 May 1527
  • Elizabeth Percy[9] b. c 1479
  • Sir William Percy b. c 1480, d. a 1536
  • Alan Percy, Master of the College of Arundel[10] b. c 1482, d. a 1536
  • Josceline Percy b. c 1483, d. 8 Sep 1532
  • Anne Percy[11] b. b 17 Jul 1485


  1. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 579.
  2. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 346-347.
  3. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 345.
  4. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 358.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Google Books
  6. Maryn_Lewis
  7. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 579-580.
  8. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 359.
  9. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 579.
  10. Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages, p. 424
  11. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 346-347
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. III page 280
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV page 360
  • Burke, J. (1831). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance, (p. 490). London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley. Google Books.
  • Collins, A. & Brydges, E. (1812). "Percy, Duke of Northumberland." Collins's Peerage of England Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical, (Vol. II, pp. 217-366). London: F.C. and J. Rivington, Otridge and Son. Print.
  • Horsefield, T.W. (1835). The History, Antiquities, and Topography of the County of Sussex, (Vol.2, pp.176). SussexPress. Google Books.
  • Mitchell, T.C. (1886). "Maiden's bower, near Topcliffe." The Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal, 9, pp.243. Yorkshire Archæological Society. London: Bradbury, Agnew and Co. Google Books
  • Richardson, D. (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families III (2nd ed., pp. 395-6). Kimball G. Everingham, Ed. Salt Lake City. ISBN 144996639X.

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I love the background graphics for this profile. Great job!:)
posted by Bree Ogle
Place of Burial: Beverley Minster, Beverley, Yorkshire, England
posted by Chris Chance