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Henry de Percy, 2nd Baron Percy of Alnwick

Also Known As: "9th Baron Percy", "2nd Baron Percy of Alnwick"
Birthplace: Leconfield, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Warkworth, Northumberland, England
Place of Burial: Alnwick Abbey, Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy and Eleanor FitzAlan
Husband of Idonea de Clifford, Baronness Percy
Father of Margaret d'Umfreville; Henry dePercy 3rd Baron of Alnwich; Roger de Percy; Richard de Percy; Isabel Aton and 4 others
Brother of Sir William de Pressene and Alianore FitzWalter

Occupation: 9th Baron, 2nd Lord Percy of Alnwick, 9th Baron Percy, 2nd Baron Percy of Alnwick
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About Henry de Percy, 2nd Baron Percy

other possible dates are

born 6 February 1301

died 26 February 1351












Citations / Sources:

[S2] The Visitations of Yorkshire in the years 1563 and 1564, made by William Flower, esquire, Norroy king of arms, Flowers, William and Charles Best Norcliffe, (London : Harleian Society, 1881), FHL book 942 B4h vol. 16; microfilm 162,050 item 2., vol. 16, p. 242.

[S4] #11232 The Genealogist (1980-), Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, (New York: Organization for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1980-), FHL book 929.105 G286n., vol. 24 no. 1 p. 124.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, pages 150, 325. volume X, page 457. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.:

[S7] #44 Histoire de la maison royale de France anciens barons du royaume: et des grands officiers de la couronne (1726, reprint 1967-1968), Saint-Marie, Anselme de, (3rd edition. 9 volumes. 1726. Reprint Paris: Editions du Palais Royal, 1967-1968), FHL book 944 D5a; FHL microfilms 532,231-532,239., vol. 2 p. 490.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 14. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S19] #746 Northumberland Families (1968), Hedley, W. Percy (William Percy), (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Society of Antiquaries, 1968), FHL book Q 942.82 D2h., vol. 1 p. 213.

[S20] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 3 p. 335.

[S33] #242 [1883 edition] A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (New edition, 1883, reprint 1962), Burke, Sir John Bernard, (New edition. 1883. Reprint, London: Harrison and Sons, 1962), FHL book 942 D22bug 1883., p. 423.

[S41] #1325 Ogle and Bothal; or, A history of the baronies of Ogle, Bothal, and Hepple, and of the families of Ogle and Bertram, Ogle, Henry A., (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England : Reid, 1902), 929.242 Og5o., p. 298a.

[S66] #242 [1831 edition] A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance (1831), Burke, John, (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831), FHL book 942 D22bg 1831; FHL microfilm 845,453 ite., p. 423-424.

[S67] #205 Baronagium Genealogicum, Or, the Pedigrees of the English Peers, Deduced from the Earliest Times, of Which There Are Any Attested Accountes Including, as Well Collateral as Lineal Descents (1764-1784), Segar, Sir William, (6 volumes. [London]: Engraved and printed for the author, [1764-1784].), Volumes 1-4 FHL microfilm 164,680; volume 5 FHL mi., vol. 3 p. 267.

[S266] #379 [7th edition, 1992] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Who Came to America Before 1700 (7th edition, 1992), Weis, Frederick Lewis, (7th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, c1992), FHL book 974 D2w 1992., p. 142 line 161:29, p. 171 line 205:33.

[S347] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), FHL book 973 D2fp., p. 148 FITZ WALTER:11, p. 253 NEVILLE:10, p. 272 PERCY:12.

[S388] The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Darlington (1854), Longstaffe, William, (1854), p. lxvi.

[S394] #230 [5th edition, 1999] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th edition, 1999), Adams, Arthur, (5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999), FHL book 973 D2aa 1999., p. 10 line 8:7.

[S455] #1609 Sussex Record Society, Sussex Record Society, (The Society at Barbican House Lewes: Sussex Record Society, 1902- Printed and Bound in Great Britian at the Works of W. Heffer and Sons LTD., Cambridge, England), FHL book 942.25 B4s., vol. 144 p. 19. -------------------- Henry de Percy, 9th Baron Percy and 2nd Baron Percy of Alnwick (1299–1352) was the son of Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Alnwick, and Eleanor Fitzalan, daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 8th Earl of Arundel.

Henry was sixteen when his father died, so the Barony was placed in the custody of John de Felton.[1]

In 1316 he was granted the lands of Patrick IV, Earl of March, in Northumberland, by King Edward II of England.[2] In 1322, was made governor of Pickering Castle and of the town and castle of Scarborough and was later knighted at York.[3] Henry joined with other barons to remove the Despensers, who were favorites of Edward II.

Following a disastrous war with the Scots, Henry was empowered along with William Zouche to negotiate the Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton.[4] This was an unpopular treaty and peace between England and Scotland lasted only five years.

He was appointed to Edward III's Council in 1327 and was given the manor and castle of Skipton. Was granted, by Edward III, the castle and barony of Warkworth in 1328. He was at the siege of Dunbar and the Battle of Halidon Hill and was subsequently appointed constable of Berwick-upon-Tweed.[5] In 1346, Henry commanded the right wing of the English, at the Battle of Neville's Cross.[6]

Married Idonia, daughter of Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford,[7] and had five children; Henry, b.1320, succeeded his father as 3rd Baron Percy of Alnwick Thomas Percy, Bishop of Norwich Roger Maud Percy, married John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby Eleanor Percy, married John Fitzwalter, 2nd Baron Fitzwalter (c.1315 – 18 October 1361)[8] Isabel Percy, married Sir William de Aton, 2nd Lord Aton, and had a daughter, Katherine Aton. Katherine Aton's son, William Eure, married Maud FitzHugh, daughter of Henry FitzHugh, 3rd Baron FitzHugh.[9]

-------------------- 9th Baron Percy and 2nd Baron Percy of Alnwick. Oldest of two sons of Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Alnwick, and Eleanor Fitz Alan, daughter of Richard Fitz Alan, 8th Earl of Arundel.

Percy's father died in 1314 when Percy was only sixteen, and John de Felton was selected as regent for the Barony.

During his reign, King Edward II of England gave Henry lands previously belonging to Patrick IV, Earl of March, in Northumberland, made Henry governor of Pickering Castle and of the town and castle of Scarborough. Henry was later knighted at York. Henry joined in the removal of the Despensers, the family that influenced Edward against his son, Edward III.

Percy, along with Sir William la Zouche, helped bring about the Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton, signed by Robert the Bruce in 1328, ending the war ongoing since 1296. The treaty, which recognized Scotland as an independent country run by Bruce, lasted only five years. Edward III would end the treaty and plunge the two countries back into war.

Edward III appointed Percy to his council in 1327, and given the manor and castle of Skipton, as well as the castle and barony of Warkworth in 1328.

In 1329, Percy established a chantry to assure safe passage to heaven and to celebrate his divine soul.

When the Scottish wars resumed, Percy was at the on Battle of Halidon Hill at Berwick, July 19, 1333, where the Scots took a heavy toll, and Percy was appointed constable of Berwick. Percy also commanded the right wing of the English forces at the Battle of Neville's Cross, October 17, 1346, where the Scotland's King David II was captured.

Percy married Idoine de Clifford, daughter of Robert de Clifford, 1st Lord Clifford and Maud de Clare, in 1314 in Yorkshire, England. He was the father of the following children, all born at Alnwick Castle:

  • Margaret 1318-1375 m Sir Robert de Umfreville & Sir William Ferrers
  • Henry 1320-1368 3rd Baron Percy of Alnwick
  • Richard b 1322
  • Roger b 1324
  • Isabel 1326-by 1368 m Sir William Aton
  • Robert b 1328
  • Thomas b 1328 Bishop of Norwich
  • William b 1332
  • Maud 1335-1379 m John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby
  • Eleanor b 1336 m John FitzWalter

Records of his birth date vary from 1299 to 1301

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Henry de Percy, 2nd Baron Percy's Timeline

February 6, 1300
Leconfield, Yorkshire, England
Age 13
Yorkshire, England
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Alnwick, Northumberland, England
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Alnwick, Northumberland, England
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Alnwick Castle
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Alnwick, Northumberland, England
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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
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Alnwick, Northumberland, England