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Anne Hungerford (Percy)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Dagenham, Essex, England
Death: July 5, 1522 (74-82)
London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: City of Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland and Eleanor Poynings, Baroness Poynings
Wife of Hugh Vaughan; Laurence Rainsford, Sir and Sir Thomas Hungerford of Rowden
Mother of George Vaughan; Mary Sacheverell and Lady Anne Hungerford
Sister of Ralph Percy; Sir Henry de Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland; Margaret Gascoigne; Eleanor West; Elizabeth Percy, Baroness Scrope of Bolton and 1 other
Half sister of Margaret Gascoigne and Margaret Gascoigne

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About Anne Hungerford

Source For Birth Place Change:

The remaining question is where Anne was born. Collins's Peerage (vol. 2, p.291, 1812 edn) says that she "was born at Dugnanis [note: so it seems written in Cavell's Roll, but is thought to mean Dunganess in Scotland].".

I can't find anywhere called Dunganess in Scotland. There's a Dungeness in Kent, but it doesn't seem a likely place for the birth of the daughter of an earl of Northumberland.

More probably, the place referred to is in fact Dagenham, in Essex, where the 2nd earl held a manor known as "Dagenhams and Cockerels". A Google search shows that this was quite often spelt "Dagnams". So I should think that Collins's got to "Dugnanis" by misreading the first "a" as a "u", and the "m" as "ni" (in many 15th-century documents "m" and "ni" would be completely interchangeable readings).

If that's the correct solution, I'm not sure whether it helps with the chronology. The Complete Peerage says that in 1443 the earl bound himself (briefly) to withdraw no more than 7 miles from London, "save to his manor of Dagenham, Essex", which perhaps implies that was his usual residence near London.

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Born: 3 Feb 1444, Dunganess

Died: 5 Jul 1522, London, England

Buried: 9 Jul 1522, St. Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Father: Henry PERCY (3º E. Northumberland)

Mother: Eleanor POYNINGS (B. Poynings)

Married 1: Thomas HUNGERFORD (Sir) BEF 16 Oct 1460 / 1465, Warkworth, Northumberland, England


1. Mary HUNGERFORD (B. Hungerford and Moleyns)

Married: 2: Laurence RAINSFORD (Sir) ABT 1473

Married: 3: Thomas VAUGHN (Sir) ABT 1483


Anne Percy was the daughter of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland and Eleanor de Poynings, Baroness de Poynings.1,2 She married Thomas Hungerford, son of Robert Hungerford, 3rd Lord Hungerford and Elizabeth Moleyns, before 16 October 1460.2

    From before 16 October 1460, her married name became Hungerford.1

Child of Anne Percy and Thomas Hungerford

1.Mary Hungerford, Baroness Botreaux+1 b. c 1468, d. b 10 Jul 1533


1.[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 II, page 243. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 621.


Sir Thomas Hungerford of Rowden (died 1469), the eldest son of Robert Hungerford, 3rd Baron Hungerford, lived chiefly at Rowden, near Chippenham. After giving some support to Edward IV and the Yorkists he joined in Warwick's conspiracy to restore Henry VI in 1469, was attainted, and was executed at Salisbury. He was buried in the chapel of Farleigh Castle.[1]

Sir Thomas married Anne, daughter of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, who married two husbands after his death—Sir Lawrence Raynesford and Sir Hugh Vaughan—and, dying on 5 July 1522, was buried in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster.[1]

Sir Thomas left by Anne an only child, Mary, 4th Baroness Hungerford, who became the ward of William, Lord Hastings, and in 1480 married Sir Edward (afterwards Lord) Hastings, her guardian's son. The attainders on her father and grandfather were reversed in her favour in 1485, and her husband was summoned to Parliament as Lord Hungerford. George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon, was her son.


1.^ a b c Lee, Volume 28, p. 257


Lee, Sidney Dictionary of National Biography (1885–1900) Volume 28, p. 257

Dugdale's Baronage ;

Hoare's Hungerfordiana ;

Letters, &c., of Henry VIII;

Materials for the Reign of Henry VII (Eolls Ser.);

Paston Letters, passim, ed. Gairdner

Hoare's Mod. "Wiltshire, Heytesbury Hundred"

Collinson's Somerset, iii. 355


"Robert Hungerford". Dictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900​. London: Smith, Elder & Co.


Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and ..., Volume 2 By Arthur Collins, Sir Egerton Brydges Pg.291


NOT THE WIFE OF (1) Sir Thomas Hungerford, (2) Sir Laurence Rainsford, and (3) Sir Thomas Vaughn.

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Anne Hungerford's Timeline

February 3, 1444
Dagenham, Essex, England
Age 23
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
July 5, 1522
Age 78
London, Middlesex, England
July 9, 1522
Age 78
City of Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 77
May 9, 1936
Age 78
May 20, 1936
Age 78